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Reception
$2,750 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$2,750 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price

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The House of the Seven Gables, once host to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, provides an unforgettable setting for your special day. You’ll be surrounded by lush gardens and spectacular waterfront views. The Gables offers a variety of spaces from historic interior rooms for intimate gatherings to our expansive seaside lawn for grand affairs.

A dedicated staff member will guide you every step of the way to ensure that every detail is just right. Whether your event is a 200-person seaside affair or a 30-person cocktail party, we have flexible arrangements, pricing and venues to ensure that you have the day of your dreams.

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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?

$2,750

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

$2,750

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event Planning
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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
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Agnes C. Sent on 08/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely the perfect venue for a wedding reception!!

The House of the Seven Gables was all we could have asked for in a wedding venue and more! We began our search for the perfect venue in 2019, and immediately jumped to put down a deposit when we saw the site. Though the pandemic threw a wrench in our plans, Deb was extremely helpful, and we were able to reschedule (twice!), until finally in 2022 we held our reception. Deb and her team were so helpful all night – we did not have our own wedding coordinator, but Deb did everything we could have wanted, from setting up tables, to coordinating vendors, to helping us pack up. All this, plus you get the satisfaction of supporting a local business and historical site. In the end the weather was gorgeous and we had a scenic view out in the ocean, surrounded by beautiful historic architecture.
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Katie C. Sent on 10/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Most Beautiful Venue!

We were able to snag the very last date in September only a few months before our wedding. The Gables does not host weddings during the madness of October in Salem, so we felt extra lucky to get this date. Booking was simple, and Deb easy to work with. She liaised with vendors as they arrived, kept the parking enforcement at bay during load in, and stayed throughout the night to ensure a smooth event at the Gables. We were able to use the Hooper-Hathaway House (originally built in the 1600s!) as a bridal ready room and bathroom, which was amazing. The site is exquisite for any event, and we would suggest, if booking a tent, that you get the clear one to take in the beautiful views of the water. Our guests raved about the venue, and we agree that it could not have been more perfect.
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Kelly R. Sent on 10/18/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Covid wedding

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of my destination wedding. Our respective families did not feel comfortable with traveling but still insisted on a wedding prior to any makeup plans we made in relation to travel date. We met with the House of Seven Gables representative, Deb Costa, who was very understanding of the situation and helped us with a new plan. In seven weeks we planned and held a COVID friendly family only "Micromony". Deb was very responsive to the many needs and question I had during such a short time frame. The Venue is beautiful and extremely well kept. We could not have been happier with this second plan and our families loved the venue as well. I am very grateful to have found such a nice venue last minute and would highly recommend to those looking for future events.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Ken Rothwell's Custom Catering, Inc. Ken Rothwell's Custom Catering, Inc. Wedding Caterers

The House of Seven Gables is a beautiful, historic venue in the heart of Salem. The property is has a beautiful fragrant garden and ocean views to die for. The perfect location for any event. Beauty, history and an amazing staff. Working with Deb makes planning any event easy and flawless. She is hands on, professional and knowledgeable.

Say Say "I Do" Linda Dale Brown, Justice of the Peace Wedding Officiants

Great stop for the history minded.

Ceremonies & Passages Ceremonies & Passages Wedding Officiants

Historic venue overlooking the harbor! Beautiful.

Preferred Vendors

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
4.3 out of 5 rating , 45 Reviews
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Timothy S. Hopkins Catering
4.8 out of 5 rating , 49 Reviews
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North Shore Fruit Baskets & Flowers by Darlene
4.9 out of 5 rating , 147 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
Justice of the Peace Priscilla Geaney
5.0 out of 5 rating , 140 Reviews
· Wedding Officiants
Photography Your Way
4.9 out of 5 rating , 85 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Hawthorne Hotel
4.8 out of 5 rating , 100 Reviews
· Hotel Weddings

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