If getting married in a harbor town rich with history, charm, and an almost enchanting aura sounds like a dream to you, you’ve gotta check out the House of the Seven Gables—a quaint Salem wedding venue that’s as moody and mystical as it is beautiful and elegant.
The architecture alone makes this venue totally unique, as well as a perfect backdrop for portraits in all seasons. The house, which has been declared a National Historic Landmark, was originally built in the 1600s, and although it’s been restored and remodeled since then, it retains its 17th-century charm both outside and inside. If the interior design features of an old house turned museum really captivate you, like they do for me, you’ll love getting ready here.
Personally, I recommend getting married at the House of the Seven Gables in one of the warmer months, so that you can really take in all that the outdoor spaces on the property have to offer. The beautiful gardens, the Salem Harbor, the other surrounding historic landmarks…Salem really has a vibe all its own, and this venue definitely embodies that vibe.
Plus, you can have a tented reception on the spacious lawn, complete with all the details that reflect your unique personality and relationship—and those are always so fun and memorable.
Imagine an intimate waterfront ceremony in front of a beautifully-decorated arbor. Imagine walking hand in hand with your love under a pergola adorned with string lights. These are the kinds of experiences you can have on your wedding day at the House of the Seven Gables!
Don’t think for a second, though, that you can’t have just as magical an evening in the House’s indoor event space! The rooms are very customizable, and most are large enough to accommodate up to 60 guests or more. You can find more info on the House’s available rooms in their detailed wedding planning guide.
Of course, on your big day, it’s important not only to be in a place that suits your style, but also one where you feel taken care of. That’s absolutely something you can expect from the moment you book your wedding here. Special Events Manager Deb Costa is kind, attentive, and truly loves helping couples make their day special. She has over 13 years of experience coordinating weddings at this amazing venue, and has no plans to stop anytime soon.
In addition to helping you every step of the way in your planning process, Deb will also be right there with you on the day of, making sure everything runs smoothly.
The House of the Seven Gables has so many incredible features—it really is the kind of place you just have to see for yourself. Just fill out the site visit request form on the House’s website if you’d like to schedule a tour!
And another awesome thing? By booking your wedding here, you automatically receive a year-long membership to the museum. How awesome would it be to visit as a patron and instantly be flooded with happiness at the memory of your special day?
Deb, the venue’s Special Events Manager, will be thrilled to hear from you. Simply fill out the request form on the website to get in touch with her.
And if you’re also searching for a photographer to capture all the mystique and fun of your big day—drop me a line! I absolutely love weddings at the House of the Seven Gables and would be honored to photograph yours.