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Peabody Essex Museum

Salem , MA
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LOCATION

East India Square
Salem, MA 01970 US (map)

PHONE

978-745-9500

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From a breathtaking glass atrium to stunning halls, galleries, historic spaces and scenic gardens, the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Mass., offers unique settings ideal for your... Read more
From a breathtaking glass atrium to stunning halls, galleries, historic spaces and scenic gardens, the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Mass., offers unique settings ideal for your wedding. Choose from an unparalleled selection of caterers and perfect the details of your day with experienced event planners.

The museum campus is splendidly suited for a variety of uses including large corporate meetings and intimate business gatherings, cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies, formal parties and celebrations, and photograph taking. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeurves, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This venue could not have been more perfect!
This venue could not have been more perfect!
This venue could not have been more perfect! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to the Peabody Essex Museum. A truly unique venue and so wonderful to work with. Natalia the event coordinator made planning fun and easy and all of the staff at the PEM the day of the wedding were extremely professional, friendly, and helpful. Our guests raved about the museum. We highly recommend the PEM for a wedding or event!
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to the Peabody Essex Museum. A truly unique venue and so wonderful to work with. Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to the Peabody Essex Museum. A truly unique venue and so wonderful to work with. Natalia the event coordinator made planning fun and easy and all of the staff at the PEM the day of the wedding were extremely professional, friendly, and helpful. Our guests raved about the museum. We highly recommend the PEM for a wedding or event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding this past September at the Peabody Essex Museum. Our ceremony was held in the East India Marine Hall followed by cocktail hour in the atrium spine and the reception in the atrium. Everything was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. Natalia, the special events coordinator is an absolute dream to work with. From the first email I ever sent her to the minute I walked down the aisle she was available to answer all of my questions. Working with her made our wedding planning absolutely stress-free.

The PEM is a spectacular wedding venue. If you are looking for some place unique, look no further. It will certainly be a wedding to remember!
We recently had our wedding this past September at the Peabody Essex Museum. Our ceremony was held in the East India Read more...
We recently had our wedding this past September at the Peabody Essex Museum. Our ceremony was held in the East India Marine Hall followed by cocktail hour in the atrium spine and the reception in the atrium. Everything was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. Natalia, the special events coordinator is an absolute dream to work with. From the first email I ever sent her to the minute I walked down the aisle she was available to answer all of my questions. Working with her made our wedding planning absolutely stress-free.

The PEM is a spectacular wedding venue. If you are looking for some place unique, look no further. It will certainly be a wedding to remember! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
From the day my husband and I first looked at PEM to our wedding day our expectations were always surpassed. Natalia Laskaris is the event coordinator- she is helpful, efficient and exudes competence. We liked her as much as the venue! We knew we could trust them for our wedding day. The rooms and staff were perfect on our wedding day. If I was planning my wedding again I would 100% still pick PEM. (note we had our ceremony at the Immaculate Conception Church and our cocktail hour and reception at PEM).
From the day my husband and I first looked at PEM to our wedding day our expectations were always surpassed. Natalia Read more...
From the day my husband and I first looked at PEM to our wedding day our expectations were always surpassed. Natalia Laskaris is the event coordinator- she is helpful, efficient and exudes competence. We liked her as much as the venue! We knew we could trust them for our wedding day. The rooms and staff were perfect on our wedding day. If I was planning my wedding again I would 100% still pick PEM. (note we had our ceremony at the Immaculate Conception Church and our cocktail hour and reception at PEM). Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
The Peabody Essex Museum is simply a phenomenal venue. This past August, my husband and I held our ceremony in East India Marine Hall, our cocktail hour in the Atrium Spine, and our reception in the Atrium; we loved this arrangement and would strongly recommend it. Two months after the wedding, our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly the events of the day unfolded.

We credit that seeming "effortlessness" to Natalia and her team. Particularly in the weeks leading up to the wedding, I was struck by how well she communicated with our vendors, especially our caterer (The Catered Affair). There really was no need to hire a wedding coordinator; Natalia coordinates everything marvelously. Under her guidance, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all seamless. Consequently, we could really just enjoy our wedding day, and for that, we are enormously grateful.
The Peabody Essex Museum is simply a phenomenal venue. This past August, my husband and I held our ceremony in East India Read more...
The Peabody Essex Museum is simply a phenomenal venue. This past August, my husband and I held our ceremony in East India Marine Hall, our cocktail hour in the Atrium Spine, and our reception in the Atrium; we loved this arrangement and would strongly recommend it. Two months after the wedding, our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly the events of the day unfolded.

We credit that seeming "effortlessness" to Natalia and her team. Particularly in the weeks leading up to the wedding, I was struck by how well she communicated with our vendors, especially our caterer (The Catered Affair). There really was no need to hire a wedding coordinator; Natalia coordinates everything marvelously. Under her guidance, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all seamless. Consequently, we could really just enjoy our wedding day, and for that, we are enormously grateful. Read less
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Courtney & Brendan
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Trying to find a great venue for our rehearsal dinner in Salem, we stumbled upon the Peabody Essex thanks to word-of-mouth. Depending on the size of the dinner, they have a few options of rooms. We had our dinner in the Bartlett Gallery, which also allowed us to use the garden, which was absolutely beautiful. We did our rehearsal in the Atrium, which is large, bright and was great for the number of people with us. The catering was by the Hawthorne Hotel and let me tell you, this was one of the most delicious catering experiences I have ever had. The appetizers were so good I pretty much just filled up on them before the dinner. The catering and museum staff were friendly, helpful and overall wonderful to work with for our dinner. I would have an event here again in an instant and would not change anything about the experience. I can't speak more highly of how happy we all were with the Peabody Essex.
Trying to find a great venue for our rehearsal dinner in Salem, we stumbled upon the Peabody Essex thanks to Read more...
Trying to find a great venue for our rehearsal dinner in Salem, we stumbled upon the Peabody Essex thanks to word-of-mouth. Depending on the size of the dinner, they have a few options of rooms. We had our dinner in the Bartlett Gallery, which also allowed us to use the garden, which was absolutely beautiful. We did our rehearsal in the Atrium, which is large, bright and was great for the number of people with us. The catering was by the Hawthorne Hotel and let me tell you, this was one of the most delicious catering experiences I have ever had. The appetizers were so good I pretty much just filled up on them before the dinner. The catering and museum staff were friendly, helpful and overall wonderful to work with for our dinner. I would have an event here again in an instant and would not change anything about the experience. I can't speak more highly of how happy we all were with the Peabody Essex. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner here, and it was stunning! This is an incredible venue, and the food was excellent. There is only one caterer to choose from, which is not ideal; however they did an outstanding job customizing a menu to our vision and serving delicious food!
We had our rehearsal dinner here, and it was stunning! This is an incredible venue, and the food was excellent. There is Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner here, and it was stunning! This is an incredible venue, and the food was excellent. There is only one caterer to choose from, which is not ideal; however they did an outstanding job customizing a menu to our vision and serving delicious food! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the PEM in June, and from the moment I booked the venue (a whole year before) to the day of the wedding, my experience was absolutely wonderful.

Let me count the ways. First, the wedding planner at PEM, Natalia Laskaris, is THE. BEST. She is so friendly, knowledgeable, reassuring, helpful, and competent. After meeting her, my then-fiance (who was rather anxious about the wedding) told me he felt a million times better, because he could tell that she knew what he was doing.

Second, communication with the venue was so fast and easy. Any doubts and questions I had were answered immediately.

Third, the venue is AMAZING. I had my ceremony in the East India Marine Hall and my reception in the Atrium. We got dozens of compliments after the wedding about how beautiful the museum was, and about how professional the staff were.

By the way, I highly recommend booking the catering from Hawthorne Hotel if you choose this venue, as PEM and HH work together like a well oiled machine!! Oh, and book Ned Jackson photography too. :)

I LOVE YOU PEM! Thank you for making my day perfect.
I had my wedding at the PEM in June, and from the moment I booked the venue (a whole year before) to the day of the Read more...
I had my wedding at the PEM in June, and from the moment I booked the venue (a whole year before) to the day of the wedding, my experience was absolutely wonderful.

Let me count the ways. First, the wedding planner at PEM, Natalia Laskaris, is THE. BEST. She is so friendly, knowledgeable, reassuring, helpful, and competent. After meeting her, my then-fiance (who was rather anxious about the wedding) told me he felt a million times better, because he could tell that she knew what he was doing.

Second, communication with the venue was so fast and easy. Any doubts and questions I had were answered immediately.

Third, the venue is AMAZING. I had my ceremony in the East India Marine Hall and my reception in the Atrium. We got dozens of compliments after the wedding about how beautiful the museum was, and about how professional the staff were.

By the way, I highly recommend booking the catering from Hawthorne Hotel if you choose this venue, as PEM and HH work together like a well oiled machine!! Oh, and book Ned Jackson photography too. :)

I LOVE YOU PEM! Thank you for making my day perfect. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The moment I saw pictures of the PEM, I instantly fell in love with the space. It was completely mesmerizing, unique & had an elegance about it that truly took my breath away. As soon as I had a chance I reached out to the Manager of Private Functions & Rentals, Natalia; never expecting that I would be greeted by one of the kindest, most accommodating & thoughtful people I would have ever met. Natalia is not only extremely knowledgeable and competent in her role but she also helps to create a full experience for the bride and groom, making them always feel like they are the only couple she is working with.When I went to visit the museum I immediately knew this was the perfect venue. The atrium was modern, sophisticated and really had Erica (me) written all over it. When we walked up the spiral staircase into the East India Marine Hall, I was blown away by the grandness of the room, the breathtaking arch windows & the old world feel. This room had my husband written all over it. I had truly found the perfect blend in this space for us. The cocktail hour space was the icing on the cake. It would be hosted in one of the museums beautiful art galleries which also led out into a vibrant garden. From that moment on, everything was seamless. I knew all of our guests were going to be blown away by the exquisite details of the museum, and they were. I cannot tell you how many guests told me that “this was by far the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too”. Now even months later we still receive tons of compliments from our guests about great everything was. However, I cannot say that I have been completely surprised when I hear these compliments, because what our guests experienced that evening was exactly what my husband and I had been experiencing over the past year. Professionalism, impeccable customer service, incredible attention to detail, an amazing setting & by far the best wedding manger that we could have ever asked for!!We highly recommend the PEM!
The moment I saw pictures of the PEM, I instantly fell in love with the space. It was completely mesmerizing, unique & had Read more...
The moment I saw pictures of the PEM, I instantly fell in love with the space. It was completely mesmerizing, unique & had an elegance about it that truly took my breath away. As soon as I had a chance I reached out to the Manager of Private Functions & Rentals, Natalia; never expecting that I would be greeted by one of the kindest, most accommodating & thoughtful people I would have ever met. Natalia is not only extremely knowledgeable and competent in her role but she also helps to create a full experience for the bride and groom, making them always feel like they are the only couple she is working with.When I went to visit the museum I immediately knew this was the perfect venue. The atrium was modern, sophisticated and really had Erica (me) written all over it. When we walked up the spiral staircase into the East India Marine Hall, I was blown away by the grandness of the room, the breathtaking arch windows & the old world feel. This room had my husband written all over it. I had truly found the perfect blend in this space for us. The cocktail hour space was the icing on the cake. It would be hosted in one of the museums beautiful art galleries which also led out into a vibrant garden. From that moment on, everything was seamless. I knew all of our guests were going to be blown away by the exquisite details of the museum, and they were. I cannot tell you how many guests told me that “this was by far the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too”. Now even months later we still receive tons of compliments from our guests about great everything was. However, I cannot say that I have been completely surprised when I hear these compliments, because what our guests experienced that evening was exactly what my husband and I had been experiencing over the past year. Professionalism, impeccable customer service, incredible attention to detail, an amazing setting & by far the best wedding manger that we could have ever asked for!!We highly recommend the PEM! Read less
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Gianna
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding reception was held at PEM on May 31, 2014 and it was the best day of my life. The second my husband and I walked into the museum we knew it was "the place". The atmosphere and setting is amazing, you can't help but fall in love with it.Natalia Laskaris is expectational, she was always on top of things and very responsive whenever we had questions. She made the process of planning a wedding very easy.She wanted our day to be perfect and stress free and its exactly how things turned out. Everything was perfect, every time I look at our wedding photos it brings a smile to my face. I recommend the PEM to soon to be brides all the time!!!
My wedding reception was held at PEM on May 31, 2014 and it was the best day of my life. The second my husband and I Read more...
My wedding reception was held at PEM on May 31, 2014 and it was the best day of my life. The second my husband and I walked into the museum we knew it was "the place". The atmosphere and setting is amazing, you can't help but fall in love with it.Natalia Laskaris is expectational, she was always on top of things and very responsive whenever we had questions. She made the process of planning a wedding very easy.She wanted our day to be perfect and stress free and its exactly how things turned out. Everything was perfect, every time I look at our wedding photos it brings a smile to my face. I recommend the PEM to soon to be brides all the time!!! Read less
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