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Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Salem, MA View map Visit website
Rating 4.3 out of 5
44 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

44 Reviews

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Rated
4.3
out of 5.0
Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Sarah Married on 09/18/2021
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    Best day of our lives

    This was the best day of our lives. Kristen and her team at the SWH exceeded our expectations. We got engaged before COVID, kept planning through COVID, and thanks to the support and responsiveness of the team, were able to keep our original date. They were flexible and answered all of the many, many questions we had along the way. What really impressed us, and our guests, was how carefully they handled dietary restrictions and food allergies. We had several people who were gluten free for medical reasons, people with certain allergies, etc. We had arranged to have a vegan option for dinner, and the steak was GF, but SWH went a step further and provided salads and soups for people with restrictions that met their needs. We were very impressed, and it made the guests feel supported/noticed. Also everyone kept commenting on how delicious the food was, “the steak was fire,” “Melted in my mouth,” “the salmon was so soft and delicious,” etc. Decor wise, we provided a LOT, and Kristen took our vision and made it glow and come to life! She also helped me play a fun prank on my brother via the escort cards.
    THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!
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    Melissa K. Married on 06/30/2019
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    Wonderful!


    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!
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    Stephanie Married on 08/11/2018
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    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!

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Cover Story Entertainment Cover Story Entertainment Wedding Bands

Cover Story has done many events here and always loved the professionalism and organization! Top Notch! Chris Cover Story Ent.

Ceremonies & Passages Ceremonies & Passages Wedding Officiants

Situated in the heart of Salem! Beautiful harbor views, a great event staff, and near by venues that make for incredible wedding photos!

Madonna Vixen Makeup Artistry Madonna Vixen Makeup Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

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!

Map

225 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970
9786191115
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