Weddings & Special Events

Whether you’re a bride or a groom, an event planner or a bar mitzvah DJ, or you just like thinking about weddings, Salem is a beautiful, culturally exciting place for your special events.

Local hotels and inns are within walking distance of downtown venues and trolleys can be rented to easily move your wedding party or guests from place to place.

For information on obtaining a Marriage License, visit Salem.com. (Please note: Salem City Hall is open 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday, and 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon on Friday.)

Planning an October wedding? October is the peak of tourist season in Salem, with the month-long Salem Haunted Happenings festival that brings thousands of visitors to the city. View the Wedding Resource Sheet or a list of places of worship and visit HauntedHappenings.org for more information about planning events in October.

For more wedding planning in Salem

Hawthorne Hotel

18 Washington Square West
Salem, MA

Salem Food Tours

159 Derby Street
Salem, MA

The Hotel Salem

203 Essex Street
Salem, MA

Salem Trolley

8 Central Street
Salem, MA

Ledger Restaurant & Bar

125 Washington Street
Salem, MA

Village Tavern

168 Essex Street
Salem, MA

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

225 Derby Street
Salem, MA

The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street
Salem, MA

The Merchant

148 Washington Street
Salem, MA


231 Essex Street
Salem, MA

Colonial Hall at Rockafellas

227 Essex Street
Salem, MA

Mahi Harbor Cruises & Private Events

24 Congress Street
Salem, MA