“Deb is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and really made our day extra special. Even though our wedding was small and low key we really felt like we were getting five-star treatment. You went above and beyond our expectations and made the entire event much more relaxing and fun.”
Plan Your Wedding
The House of the Seven Gables, once host to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, provides an unforgettable setting for your special day. You’ll be surrounded by lush gardens and spectacular waterfront views. The Gables offers a variety of spaces from historic interior rooms for intimate gatherings to our expansive seaside lawn for grand, tented affairs.
A dedicated staff member will guide you every step of the way to ensure that every detail is just right. Whether your event is a 200-person seaside affair or a 30-person cocktail party, we have flexible arrangements, pricing and venues to ensure that you have the day of your dreams.
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|Starting Price||Starting Price - Weekends||Number of Guests|
|Ceremony||$1,200||$1,200||Up To 200|
|Ceremony and Outdoor Reception||$4,500||$5,000||Up To 180|
|Ceremony and Indoor Reception||$2,750||$2,750||Up To 80|
*Future Pricing subject to change
The Seaside Lawn: 4000 Square Feet, accommodates up to 180 people for dinner with a dance floor; 250 people for a standing reception.
The Plumstock- Holyoke Room: 1280 Square Feet, accommodates up to 80 people.
The Hooper-Hathaway House: 289 Square Feet, accommodates 25-30 people.
- On-site event coordinator
- First-look photos
- On-site parking (limited)
- Tables and Chairs (limited)
- Two rooms in the historic Hooper-Hathaway House
- One Year Membership to The Gables
*Amenities subject to availability
The Gables can recommend rental companies that are very familiar with our venue and will provide you with excellent service in obtaining a tent, tables, chairs, and linens. The preferred caterers’ list can be supplied at your request. Our wedding planning information guide provides complete details about facilities, space capacities, and more.
Don’t take our word for it! See what others have to say about hosting their Wedding at the House of Seven Gables.
“Thank you so much!! It truly was a treat to be able to do such a great thing for my finances in such an amazing place. I can’t say how much it is appreciated!”
“We feel incredibly lucky to have been able to get married at this location. There really aren’t words to describe how grateful we are to Deb and The House of the Seven Gables. The location cannot be beat – where else can you get historical buildings, lush grass, and beautiful flowers right on the ocean?? Thank you so much for such a perfect day!”
“Our garden ceremony was a dream come true! The garden was in bloom and made for a spectacular, natural backdrop. Debbie, the event coordinator, really knows what she’s doing when it comes to making the day run smoothly. She even made sure all extra decor was placed and styled so we didn’t have to. Such a beautiful, unique place for our ceremony!”
“I was in attendance at my niece’s wedding at The Gables. The garden was stunning and the buildings were so beautiful! Everyone there was helpful and accommodating in making their wedding so unique and special. It was perfect! Thank you all for your hard work.”
“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 a gorgeous natural setting…so The House of Seven Gables was the perfect location! Deb was so incredibly kind, patient, and helpful all along the way!”
“Our experience getting married at The House of the Seven Gables was, at the risk of sounding cliche, a dream come true. The staff we worked with ensured the day ran smoothly, and having the ceremony in the garden was absolutely breathtaking, with views of the water, garden, and of course, the seven gables. I would recommend The House of the Seven Gables as an event venue to anyone I know who wants to get married in the Greater Boston area!”
“My wife and I got married at The House of the Seven Gables on 11/1/21. As a LGBTQ+ couple, I had some concerns with planning, but I quickly realized this wouldn’t be an issue. The property is not only historical but absolutely stunning with its seaside views, lush garden, and beautiful architecture. It’s truly one of a kind. They also have the most amazing staff! I am so thankful for Deb and all she did to make our day stress free. She is AMAZING! She was always an email away to help with any questions/concerns and made the big day a breeze. I truly couldn’t imagine having our ceremony anywhere else. Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly magical.”
“After getting engaged at Salem Willows on Halloween of 2020, my wife and I knew we had to return to the Witch City the following Halloween for our wedding. What more scenic, iconic, and historical Salem sight than the House of Seven Gables? Our garden ceremony was perfect. We were very nervous about inclement weather, but Deb had a backup plan to move the ceremony indoors if necessary. Having that reassurance alleviated so much stress and allowed us to fully enjoy our day. Thankfully, the weather turned out to be 70’s and sunny. That combined with the beautiful venue made for stunning wedding photos that we will cherish forever. It turned out to be the best day of our lives and everything we had hoped for!”
“I would like to thank Deb Costa [Event Manager at The House of the Seven Gables] for her support and communication in creating a beautiful rehearsal dinner at the 7 Gables for my son and bride-to-be. She quickly answered all my emails (felt like I sent many!) and was always available for face-to-face meetings. In addition, I truly appreciated the support she gave on the day of the event. It was comforting to know that someone was working with the cater, event.com, etc for deliveries and setup.
Many of the guests were not familiar with the Gables or the grounds – many were from out of state. They loved the gardens, the water, and the overall comfort of the environment… one guest commented, “it is the best wedding rehearsal I have ever been to”! Thank you again for sharing the Gables with us!
“Brett and I wanted to say thank you [Deb Costa] for everything you have done for us with coordinating our wedding at the House of the Seven Gables. While it wasn’t exactly how we all planned it, I think having the ceremony inside was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Thank you for making everything run smoothly and perfectly the entire time and leading up to the wedding day. We couldn’t ask for a better wedding coordinator! Never once was I stressed about how things would work out that day, and as someone who stresses over simple things, that is saying a lot! We both had every confidence in you.”
“Our wedding at the House of the Seven Gables was spectacular. Deb was very kind and took her time speaking with us, meeting with us beforehand for a tour, accommodating our wedding party, and efficiently facilitating during and after the ceremony. She even picked up our flowers from Dave Eng herself! It was beautiful getting married in front of the water. We had a lovely time taking photos in the garden, historical houses, and in front of the harbor. Also knowing that our money was going to a great cause was a huge bonus. Surrounded by beauty and history, the House of the Seven Gables is a beautiful landmark and venue.”
“Our time at 7 Gables was the best. Working with you [Deb Costa] made it so! I knew as soon as I met with you that that was where we wanted to be.”
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
We are in a residential area and must be good neighbors. All rentals are for a maximum of five hours and must end by 10:00 p.m. Vendor set up and take down times are not included in these five hours.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your rental fee is required with the return of a signed contract to confirm the space along with a refundable security deposit of $1000.
The House of the Seven Gables is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. Hosting your special event at The Gables helps us to continue our century-old mission of preservation and education. Be part of an ongoing legacy and make memories that will last a lifetime at The House of the Seven Gables.
To schedule a viewing of the site, receive information for smaller events, or to find pricing to use the site for photos, please call or email, or use our form below.
Professional photography is any session using a paid photographer or any professional‐style shoot, including wedding, family, or special event portraits. Professional photography is permitted when approved in advance and requires a signed contract between the photographer and The Gables, along with a certificate of insurance or damage deposit. Unless you notify the photographer on-site otherwise, your attendance at an event or program grants The House of the Seven Gables permission to display and/or publish any photographs in which you appear. For any questions, please contact Julia Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to review our full policy.
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