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 (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 for more information about planning events in October.

To learn more about weddings and special events in Salem, view and print the Wedding Resource Sheet

Need Salem Visitor Guides for your guests? Contact us at 877 SALEM MA (725-3662) Toll Free or email and we'll be happy to help!

2020 Wedding Packages

The House of the Seven Gables - "Twice Told Tales"

Why wear your beautiful dress only once? Have your ceremony this year as you planned. Celebrate later with a vow renewal and party with family and friends. Feel like a newlywed all over again!

Packages start at $500 and include an exclusive two-hour window at The House of the Seven Gables for a ceremony and mini-celebration, an on-site event coordinator, and flexible catering options for a light and lively affair.

Make your wedding a Twice-Told-Tale! Create your own story and keep your special date with a mini-ceremony at The House of the Seven Gables in 2020. Relive the magic of your special day with family and friends a celebration at a later date.

Visit for more information. For inquiries or to schedule a private viewing call 978-744-0991 or email Exclusive use of the gardens for your ceremony, pictures, and light refreshments. An on-site event coordinator.

The House of the Seven Gables will abide by state and local guidelines in regards to face coverings, gathering sizes, and all social distancing requirements for functions, events, and meetings.

The Hotel Salem - Intimate Rooftop Weddings

A special event deserves a special venue. The Hotel Salem is proud to offer intimate rooftop and micro weddings for your celebration at the only rooftop bar and restaurant in Salem. Our seasonal space features an outdoor kitchen and panoramic views of Salem's cobblestone streets and bustling harbor.

Micro Wedding Package includes the venue and up to five guest rooms (including a bridal suite for the newlyweds and additional king and queen rooms) for $4,500. Include a high-end, three-course meal with champagne toast for $100/person.

Looking to get married this fall or winter? The Hotel Salem also offers an indoor venue for your intimate celebration. Our space features an open floor plan and custom wood bar. Get the venue and up to five guestrooms (including a Bridal Suite for the newlyweds and additional king and queen rooms for guests) for $2,000; include a high-end, three-course meal with champagne toast for $100/person.

To book, contact Events Manager Olivia Keefe at or 978-992-7825. Visit

The Merchant - Gorgeous Salem Micro Weddings

The Merchant offers the perfect downtown Salem venue for your intimate micro wedding or other event for 25 or fewer guests. An exquisite boutique hotel stay in the heart of Salem, The Merchant's 11 historic (but gorgeously renovated) large, luxurious guest rooms and common spaces feature a thoughtful blend of stylish fabrics, modern furnishings, eclectic accents, and sophisticated amenities.

Rent the entire inn for your wedding or special event starting at $6,800. You'll have the place to yourself, including all 11 guest rooms and indoor and outdoor common spaces. Hold a ceremony in our lounge, private back deck, or front lawn. We can recommend and coordinate with your chosen caterer to create the perfect, unique cocktail reception or small buffet.

For more information or booking, contact (978) 745-8100 or Visit to learn more.