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Ceremony
$125 starting price
Ceremony
$125 starting price

About

The Village Tavern is a restaurant wedding venue situated in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts. Located directly across from the famous Peabody-Essex museum, this exquisite eatery has been hosting private events of all styles and sizes since 2012. It has everything a couple needs to create an enjoyable celebration with their nearest and dearest, including inviting surroundings, delicious menu items, a fun games room, and more. For added convenience, their in-house event coordinator, Alex Payeur, is ready to put every detail in place to make your dining experience truly unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

Comfortably seating up to 110 guests, The Governor's Hall is the main event space that the Village Tavern has to offer. It is located away from the main restaurant, allowing couples and their guests to enjoy their celebration in secluded peace and privacy. It comes with a private full-service bar, designated restrooms, and even a separate kitchen dedicated to serving private events of all varieties. For added good times, The Governor's Hall also features a built-in DJ booth, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to create magical musical moments.

Cuisine

Upon choosing The Village Tavern, you and your guests will enjoy a feast of creative and award-winning American cuisine prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Chef Dan Forrestall's culinary talents will be demonstrated long before your special day as the venue always invites to-be-weds to an evening of menu tastings. Following the tasting, Chef Dan will craft a unique wedding menu personalized to fit your tastes and preferences and crafted using the finest seasonal fare. He is more than happy to prepare any special culinary requests and can accommodate any specific dietary requirements. An extensive selection of dining options and services are available, along with beverage packages such as a full all-alcohol cash bar or a completely open bar.

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Frequently asked questions

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

No

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?

$125

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

$125

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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

Champagne Toast

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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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Reviews of The Village Tavern

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Google
4.1/5 2005 reviews
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Kay H. Sent on 09/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing function hall

Had an event here for my wedding! Everything went smoothly. Staff, food, and experience was amazing! Would definitely go back
Jessica
Jessica L. Sent on 08/31/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't be happier with my expierence

I recently held my wedding reception at the Village Tavern and the team was fantastic to work with. They were easy going and paid attention to every detail. They also accommodated some special requests.
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