The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 Map · Phone number
Hired? Save
  • Photos & Videos 32
  • About
  • Reviews 14
  • Pricing
  • FAQs
  • Network

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.

Follow The House of the Seven Gables on

Other couples have also viewed:

  • Peirce Farm at Witch Hill
  • Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
  • The Elks at Bass Rocks
93d948e786f70e9d H7G Weddings and Functions Weddings Info 2
The House of the Seven Gables
772b72d355d19edd 1538593376 9ce03865acf04ebf 1538593370097 19 Redwood and Rye A
The House of the Seven Gables
Picture your historic wedding
Picture your historic wedding
A happy  couple
A happy couple
Bridal portrait
Bridal portrait
A happy couple
A happy couple
Bridal portrait
Bridal portrait
Couple portrait
Couple portrait
Ceremony fun
Ceremony fun
Ceremony by the sea
Ceremony by the sea
Indoor wedding reception area
Indoor wedding reception area
reception area
reception area
Wedding reception
Wedding reception
Outdoor wedding venue
Outdoor wedding venue
Outdoor wedding reception area
Outdoor wedding reception area
Outdoor tented reception setup
Outdoor tented reception setup
Table set-up with flower centerpiece
Table set-up with flower centerpiece
Outdoor tented wedding
Outdoor tented wedding
Wedding setup
Wedding setup
Outdoor tented reception setup
Outdoor tented reception setup
Outdoor wedding reception area
Outdoor wedding reception area
Outdoor tented reception setup
Outdoor tented reception setup
Picture perfect gardens
Picture perfect gardens
Wisteria arbor at The House of the Seven Gables
Wisteria arbor at The House of the Seven Gables
Steeped in history
Steeped in history
The couple with bridesmaid and groomsmen
The couple with bridesmaid and groomsmen
Wedding ring
Wedding ring
Historic backdrop
Historic backdrop
First look
First look
93d948e786f70e9d H7G Weddings and Functions Weddings Info 2
The House of the Seven Gables
772b72d355d19edd 1538593376 9ce03865acf04ebf 1538593370097 19 Redwood and Rye A
The House of the Seven Gables
Picture your historic wedding
Picture your historic wedding

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing
Photos 29 Photos
Videos 3 Videos

14 Reviews for The House of the Seven Gables

Recommended by 100% of couples


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

24 User photos

Sort by:
  • K

    Kelly Roub · Married on 10/11/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 10/18/2020

    The House of the Seven Gables's reply:

    Thank you Kelly for choosing the House of the Seven gables for your wedding. It was my pleasure to work with you and help create such a special day.
  • G

    Gillian Javetski · Married on 06/01/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue, incredible experience

    We worked with the Gables as the site our summer wedding. The staff was incredibly helpful from the start, with their knowledge of Salem and vendors in the area they played a big role in helping us plan our whole event. We decided to have our ceremony and cocktail hour at the site, and our reception at the Hawthorne nearby. They were very flexible with all of the options, and we really felt like they were partners in helping us plan the best event possible.

    Ultimately, COVID-19 ended up throwing a wrench in all of our plans, and the Gables as more supportive than we could possibly have imagined. They were entirely focused on us, with all of the challenges everyone was facing. It meant a tremendous amount to us to have their support through the whole experience. We wholeheartedly recommend the House of Seven Gables. No matter what obstacles life throws at you (and with any wedding there are plenty), they are in your corner from start to finish.

    Sent on 09/01/2020

    The House of the Seven Gables's reply:

    Thank you for such a lovely review. Seeing how happy you were on your wedding day and seeing the love all around you I was honored to have been a part of your day.
    Take care
    Deb Costa
    Special Event Manager
    The House of the Seven Gables
  • Tara

    Tara McMullen · Married on 11/10/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 12/27/2018

Awards

14

The House of the Seven Gables Pricing

The House of the Seven Gables Price Rates

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?
    $ 1250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1250
  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

Preferred Vendors

Map

  • 115 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 See on map
    978-321-2207 (Phone number)
    Varies. If not available, please leave a message and your call will be returned in 2-3 business days on average.
    Location of (The House of the Seven Gables)