6 Amazing Salem MA Wedding Venues for an Enchanting Celebration

bride and groom kissing with veil flowing behind bride at House of Seven Gables, a Salem MA wedding venue

Like many people in Massachusetts who consider themselves “alternative” or “non-traditional,” you’re likely drawn to the magic and allure of Salem–but what you may NOT know, is that the city is full of incredible places to say “I do!” If the idea of getting married in Witch City fills you with excitement, read more below about some of the most spectacular Salem, MA wedding venues.


The best wedding venues in Salem, Massachusetts

Kernwood Country Club

A serene waterfront setting, an epic stone archway, and beautiful floral gardens are just a few of the many features that make Kernwood Country Club stand out! There are plenty of picturesque locations on the grounds for photos – whether you prefer sweeping harbor views, or out-of-the-ordinary architecture, you’ll find beauty everywhere at this Salem wedding venue!

The spacious Grand Ballroom at Kernwood Country Club can comfortably seat up to 250 guests.The expert staff also provide in-house catering and cake for your big day, so you can breathe a sigh of relief and check off several items at once when planning your big day.

The venue is located at 1 Kernwood Street, Salem, MA 01970.


Peabody Essex Museum

Museum weddings are a fantastic choice for creative couples who want to celebrate their unique love story in a captivating space that’s anything but ordinary. A museum venue always makes for a truly unforgettable wedding – and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem is no exception! 

The mission of the museum is to forge human connections through art and culture. If that mission speaks to you & your partner, you’ll feel right at home here. Architectural features such as a grand staircase, enormous windows, and skylights provide an inspiring backdrop with plenty of artistic flair – and speaking of, some exhibit rooms are also included in your use of the space. This means you’ll have no shortage of highly creative, unconventional portraits from your big day!


  • Main Atrium – 270 for a seated reception with dinner & dancing
  • East India Marine Hall – 120 for seated dinners with dancing; 250 for ceremonies
  • Garden Atrium – 50 for seated dinners; 70 for ceremonies

This stunning venue is located at 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970.


Colonial Hall at Rockafellas

Elegant balconies, stunning chandeliers, a grand staircase for a perfect grand entrance to your reception…what’s not to love about the Colonial Hall at Rockafellas? A partner venue of Rockafellas Restaurant, the venue is located right above the restaurant in a historic building that was once home to the country’s largest jewelry store. If you envision your big day in a bright, spacious ballroom with an air of historic charm and elegance, be sure to check out Colonial Hall!

Your wedding package will include:

  • Customized catering, full-service bar & outstanding cuisine prepared by the venue’s talented in-house chef
  • Custom floral table centerpieces
  • A private menu tasting 
  • …and even a complimentary first anniversary dinner at Rockafellas Restaurant!


House of the Seven Gables

One of my absolute favorite Salem MA wedding venues, the historic House of the Seven Gables is unique in so many ways. Aside from the House’s iconic architectural style & black exterior, standout features include the sprawling lawn and colorful gardens, the lovely arbor, and the spectacular harbor front, all of which make perfect photo spots. 

The House of the Seven Gables is an ideal wedding venue for non-traditional couples who want an intimate, intentional celebration. 

Event spaces/capacity:

  • Seaside Lawn / up to 180 guests with a dance floor
  • Plumstock-Holyoke Room / up to 80 guests
  • Hooper-Hathaway House / accommodates 25-30 guests

All wedding packages include:

  • An on-site day-of coordinator
  • First look
  • On-site parking
  • Tables & chairs
  • 2 rooms in the Hooper-Hathaway House
  • A one-year membership to the House of the Seven Gables (it’s also a museum!)

Learn more about this venue here!


alternative couple in black attire kissing at wedding ceremony at a Salem MA wedding venue


Ledger Restaurant & Bar

An intimate setting with plenty of historic charm, Ledger Restaurant & Bar is the perfect Salem wedding venue for any couple that wants an authentic, down-to-earth wedding. The aesthetic of this venue has been described as “vintage meets vogue” – it’s housed in a former bank building, and many original features have been preserved. Ledger Restaurant & Bar perfectly blends contemporary style with old-world charm.


  • Total: 130 guests
  • Macomber Room – 85 guests for indoor ceremony


HarborPoint at Root

From its unique lighting to its chic, upscale vibe, HarborPoint at Root is the perfect venue for a wedding that’s anything but ordinary! You & your guests will enjoy stunning views of the Salem Harbor (hence the venue’s name) and the Derby Wharf Lighthouse, and dance the night away in a spacious event room full of urban sophistication.


  • 2,200 sq. feet of event space
  • Up to 200 guests for wedding receptions
  • ADA-accommodating restrooms
  • Free parking


Salem MA wedding venues


Envisioning your special day at one of these amazing Salem MA wedding venues? Reach out ASAP! Venues are booking up quickly for 2024 and 2025 dates; don’t miss your chance to celebrate your love in beautiful, historic Salem.

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