The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables is a historic venue located in Salem, Massachusetts. Built in 1668, this house became famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne when he wrote a novel in 1851 with this house as the setting. Couples will be surrounded by lush gardens and waterfront views at this unique, vintage venue. The House of Seven Gables will provide you and your guests memories to last a lifetime as you take in the period homes, colonial revival gardens and the beautiful ocean front.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this romantic venue. For an outdoor affair, there’s the Seaside Lawn which can accommodate both your ceremony and reception. If you prefer to dance the night away indoors, there are the Plumsock and Holyoke Rooms. For a small wedding, there’s also the Hooper-Hathaway House which can accommodate 50 guests for a cocktail-style reception.

Services Offered
The House of the Seven Gables has an on-site event coordinator to oversee your day. Their services include:

  • Event planning
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Lighting and sound
  • Parking
  • Preferred vendor list

History
This home was built for Captain John Turner in 1668. He was the head of one of the most successful maritime families in the New England Colonies. Captain Samuel Ingersoll purchased it in 1782 and it was his daughter, Susanna Ingersoll, who was the second cousin of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He visited her often in the mid 1800s, which is where he got his inspiration for his novel.

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    Tara McMullen · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Absolutely the best location for an outdoor wedding ceremony in Salem!

    We chose to hold our wedding ceremony at the House of Seven Gables this past November – and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made! My husband and I live in Salem, and we really wanted to host our nontraditional wedding ceremony outdoors in the Fall (our favorite season) in a gorgeous natural setting…so the House of Seven Gables was the perfect location! The large section of the lawn in back of the House held our 130 guests absolutely perfectly, and between the waterfront view and the view of the house, we were completely surrounded by natural beauty and historical architecture. We were lucky enough to have a perfectly clear (although incredibly cold and windy!) Fall day for our outdoor ceremony – and as we chose to have our ceremony begin right around sunset, the view over the water ended up being simply breathtaking! Included in our rental agreement was the opportunity to shoot photos in various rooms in the House itself, in addition to all over the grounds – which was SUCH a wonderful and unique experience! All of the various spaces on the property (both inside and outside) are extraordinary, and made our photos look that much more magical.

    Deb Costa, who we worked with through the entire process of planning and executing our ceremony, was so incredibly kind, patient, and helpful all along the way! She provided great suggestions and ideas, and took the time to meet with us three times in person in the preceding months to do several walk-throughs of the space. She was also with us every step of the way on the day of the ceremony, and we 100% couldn’t have done it without her!

    Having our wedding ceremony at the House of Seven Gables was simply a splendid experience, and the venue and staff deserve five stars in every category.

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    Kelly · Married on 08/25/2018

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    Beautiful Wedding

    We feel incredibly lucky to have been able to get married at this location. There really aren't words to describe how grateful we are to Deb and the House of the Seven Gables for letting us use such beautiful grounds to get married and celebrate with our friends and family. The location cannot be beat - where else can you get historical buildings, lush grass and beautiful flowers right on the ocean?? Thank you so much for such a perfect day!

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    The House of the Seven Gables's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to let other brides learn how special The House of the Seven Gables is. I always feel honored to help make such a memorable day special. Deb Costa

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The House of the Seven Gables 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? $ 1,250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,250.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Clean Up, 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, Set Up, Wifi
  • 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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    $100 off your 2019 booking

    Limited dates are available for the spring/summer of 2019. Book your historic event with us and save $100 off of our retail prices.

    This offer is only valid for events booked and hosted by August 31, 2019.

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  • 115 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 See on map
    978-321-2207 (Phone number)
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