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
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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
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PEM's beautiful architecture
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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
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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!
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East India Marine hall windows
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Ballroom view

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78 Reviews for Peabody Essex Museum

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    D Larsson · Married on 12/29/2018

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    Terrific wedding venue!!

    My daughters wedding was beautiful! Natalia and her staff were so professional and made the whole experience a pleasure!
    She was extremely responsive and offered so much advice and recommendations I didn't even think of. I would absolutely recommend having a wedding there, it was perfect!

    Sent on 12/30/2018
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    Christina · Married on 08/04/2018

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    Beyond perfect!

    To say we had the most perfect wedding reception at the Peabody Essex Museum would be an understatement. From the first day that we saw the venue, Natalia was super responsive, accommodating, sweet, and flexible with us and what we envisioned for our wedding day. She eased our minds during every step of the way and not only made the planning process easy but enjoyable. When our wedding day arrived, she took care of everything and we were in awe when we walked into the cocktail hour/reception. Everything looked absolutely beautiful and was laid out exactly how we wanted it to be. They did a phenomenal job transforming the space into a stunning room that all of our guests were extremely impressed by. Even three months after the wedding, we are still receiving compliments about how beautiful the venue was and surpassed everyone’s expectations. We are so thankful for everyone at the PEM and highly recommend it!

    Sent on 10/28/2018
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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? $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,500.00
  • 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
    978-631-2741 (Phone number)

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