Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, Salem, MA 01970 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is a bright and spacious wedding venue located in Salem, Massachusetts. The main focus of this museum is to connect people to one another through art and culture. With worldwide relationships both past and present at play throughout this venue, PEM is an intriguing place to secure a lasting bond with your partner.

Facilities and Capacity

This monumental building features a bright and spacious atrium, art galleries, and tranquil gardens. The expansive Atrium can host up to 270 guests beneath an impressive sky-light ceiling. Boasting a large open floor plan, this abundance of space is ideal for wedding receptions. The East India Marine Hall lends an element of sophistication to any event within it. The room is consistently flooded with light due to its large Renaissance-era Palladian windows. This space offers a selection of venue options from intimate art gallery spaces to dignified ballrooms.

Services Offered

The professional staff at PEM are available to help plan events and assist couples on their special day to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The museum has an exclusive catering company for celebrations hosted at the venue. Their caterers can work with clients to create a personalized menu that suits individual budget requirements. This venue is also available to host engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. Setup and cleanup, lighting equipment rentals, and tables and chairs are provided by The Peabody Essex Museum.

History

The Peabody Essex Museum was founded in 1799 with the hopes to broaden its visitors’ knowledge of one another and the world around them. This museum displays some of the earliest art discovered in America, Australia, and the Pacific islands. These exhibitions are arranged to show guests the connection between specific artistic and historical artifacts and their cultural traditions. As one of the nation’s oldest museums, PEM was among the first to gather pieces of work from across the globe and display them.

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East India Marine hall windows
East India Marine hall windows
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Peabody Essex Museum
Ballroom view
Ballroom view
The happy newlyweds
The happy newlyweds
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Breathtaking architecture
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Cake with a little sparkle
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Gallery photo opportunities
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Wedding cake
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The perfect place setting
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The happy couple
The Atrium at the Peabody Essex Museum
The Atrium at the Peabody Essex Museum
PEM's beautiful architecture
PEM's beautiful architecture
Farm table in Atrium
Farm table in Atrium
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Salem's pedestrian walkway
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Shadow art
Ceremony in East India Marine Hall
Ceremony in East India Marine Hall
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Historic garden photo ops
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Spiral staircase
Peabody Essex Museum's spiral staircase
Peabody Essex Museum's spiral staircase
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Ceremony in the hall
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Make your wedding day your own
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Grreat photo locations inSalem
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Floral perfection!
East India Marine hall windows
East India Marine hall windows
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Ballroom view

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83 Reviews for Peabody Essex Museum

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Elaina Kazes · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Top Notch!

    We had the most wonderful wedding reception at the PEM. It's a gorgeous space and offered a unique experience for our guests. Natalia Laskaris is incredibly professional and wonderful to work with. She and her team made wedding planning so much easier. We were lucky to have the cocktail hour in the brand new Garden Atrium, which coincidentally had their grand opening the same day as our wedding. PEM pulled off the events seamlessly! I highly recommend this location!

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    Adam Chan · Married on 09/14/2019

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    amazing venue and experience

    We had our wedding at the PEM in September and we were BLOWN away with the venue. When we first booked in the winter we could only use our imagination for what the end results would be. The event coordinator Natalia was by far the easiest person to work with. She had genuine interest in our choices and set up leading to the big event. She cares so much for the venue and does her best at guiding you to make the best choices and puts no pressure on anything. Her responsiveness was extremely fast which made planning so easy. I cannot express enough how beautiful the space was and the crew at PEM was extremely professional. All of our friends and family were amazed with how extravagant the ceremony and reception looked. I love PEM!

    Sent on 10/29/2019

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Peabody Essex Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • East India Square Salem, MA, 01970 See on map
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