Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites is a wedding venue located in Salem, Massachusetts, just 40 minutes away from Boston. This boutique hotel features nautical and contemporary decor, creating a warm atmosphere surrounded by rich history. Situated on the quaint Pickering Wharf, the property allows couples to host a picturesque, waterfront wedding in a renowned setting.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples celebrating their special occasion at Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites are invited to share their day with up to 220 guests. The elegant venue offers indoor and outdoor sites for ceremonies and receptions. For those who’d like to exchange vows by the sea, you are welcome to say “I do” in the ocean air under a grand arch adjacent to Salem Harbor. Another outdoor option, you can also tie the knot on the Ceremony Green situated on the historic Pickering Wharf. Here, your loved ones can enjoy the event from white garden chairs. The venue’s spacious Maritime Ballroom offers an indoor site for dining and dancing beneath crystal chandeliers. The bright space and large dance floor create a warm ambience for a lively reception. For smaller gatherings, newlyweds and their guests can also celebrate with a shared meal and sparkling champagne in the Compass Room. After the reception winds to a close, couples and their loved ones can relax in the hotel’s waterside guest rooms.
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites has been a part of the wedding industry since 2004. This full-service hotel was named The Best of North Shore Hotel by North Shore Magazine two years in a row. To help create a memorable wedding experience, their personable staff offers event planning, as well as set-up and clean-up services. From tables and chairs to linens and decor, the team strives to transform the versatile space to align with your personal style.
Couples celebrating at this venue can choose between stations, buffets, family-style dishes, or plated meals to be served at their reception. The hotel’s chef is available to consult with you to create a menu that fits your needs. Sample entrees available for plated dinners include a selection of premium meats complemented by delectable sauces and New England seafood classics.
43 Reviews for Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Recommended by 86% of couples
3 User photos
Melissa K. · Married on 06/30/2019
Sent on 09/11/2019
At the Salem Waterfront Hotel my wedding planner Lara led us through the wedding planning process with warmth and grace. She pointed me and my now husband to all the best vendors, making our wedding lovely and elegant. On the day of our wedding she made sure that everything from the chapel to the table clothes were perfect. Being a very busy older bride and groom, we can not thank Lara and the Salem Waterfront Hotel enough for making our wedding easy and beautiful. We also thank the wonderful chef for his delicious food and seafood tower, the staff and the caring manager Ryan. Everyone listened to us and responded to our cares with patience and generosity of spirit. We chose this venue because we wanted a personal and intimate experience that we felt that we could not get at the other venues we visited. They delivered!
Stephanie · Married on 08/11/2018
Lara McInerney at Salem Waterfront was truly amazing!
My husband and I got married at the Salem Waterfront hotel on 8/11/18 and we had the most memorable and beautiful wedding. We were so grateful to work with Lara McInerney, our wedding coordinator, who came in the final weeks leading up to our wedding, and the day of. She was beyond helpful and supportive and went above and beyond her role at the hotel. I can’t thank her enough for everything that she did for me. We were supposed to have our ceremony outside, and unfortunately it rained. We were so disappointed. However, Lara, and the team at Salem Waterfront, worked their magic and made our ceremony just as beautiful as it would have been outside. All of our guests loved and raved about the food! The staff were so welcoming, friendly, and accommodating! Thank you, Salem Waterfront Hotel!Sent on 08/04/2019
User4242493 · event on: 05/18/2018
What an amazing night!! We had my daughter’s quinces at the Salem Waterfront. It was a long and stressful planning process, but Rose, Wayne, and the entire staff there were extremely helpful every step of the way!! The food was excellent and the space was perfect!! I can’t say enough how happy we are to have chosen such a great venue. My daughter and her friends can’t stop talking about it. THANK YOU!!!Sent on 05/24/2018
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites Price Rates
No Room Fee, a $2,000 value!
Cover Story has done many events here and always loved the professionalism and organization! Top Notch! Chris Cover Story Ent.
Situated in the heart of Salem! Beautiful harbor views, a great event staff, and near by venues that make for incredible wedding photos!
I did makeup for a bridal party at this venue. The staff was very attentive to the bridal party and happenings/timeline of everything. I would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding. It's gorgeous and the staff is awesome! I would love to do more weddings there in the future!