Peabody Essex Museum

BYO, Valet parking

Send this venue a request

Add it to your list to send a request to mulitple venues at the same time.

Starting at $13,192 for 50 Guests

Use our Spot Estimate tool to quickly calculate an estimated price.

Starting at $13k for 50 Guests
Starting at $13k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 270

Starting price

13K$ to start

Peak Season







At the Peabody Essex Museum, we create extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experiences for your guests, surrounded by a backdrop of word-class art and stunning architecture. Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Salem, we hold the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating museum in the country. Peabody Essex Museum offers one of the region’s most exquisite settings for soon-to-be-wed couples. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering for only your close friends and family or hosting a grand bash to celebrate your union, the museum provides a beautiful space that is perfectly suited for hosting truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime occasions! Imagine saying your “I do’s” in East India Marine Hall or dancing the night away in the breathtaking Atrium, the heart of the Peabody Essex Museum. From intimate corporate cocktail parties in our outdoor garden to luxurious weddings with dinner and dancing in our modern Atrium, we offer a variety of unique, customizable spaces for your next celebration. Make your special event a work of art.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $5,500 to $9,000 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time. We can also host your wedding ceremony in a separate venue in the museum for an additional $1,000. Please note, venue is not available for events on Mondays.

Amenities And Requirements


Coat check room
Dance area
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors only- Exclusive caterer for venue- LED candles only- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations