The House Of The Seven Gables

WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, Salem’s premier historic site located on the Harbor! Discover 359 years of Salem’s history as you experience this museum and collection of historic buildings.


When you arrive at The House of the Seven Gables (a National Historic Landmark District), professional guides will warmly greet you for an unforgettable historical experience.



Imagine…being surrounded with the rich history of a house made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The old Mansion towers in the background, as your guests arrive to views of our lovely garden and beautiful Salem harbor.


Available Facilities

  • The Seaside Lawn is a beautiful site for a wedding, reception, or business event.  It is also a memorable location for a special dinner or cocktail party.  The combination of wonderful Colonial Revival gardens, 17th century historic homes, and a spectacular oceanfront creates a day that you and your guests will long cherish.
  • The Seaside Lawn is available days and evenings on a seasonal basis.  The Lawn can accommodate 200 guests for dinner with a dance floor; or 250–300 guests for cocktail or lecture style events.
  • Our modern Plumsock & Holyoke Rooms, just off our main Visitor Center Lobby, are available year round and are suitable for smaller gatherings.  The space can accommodate 75-seated guests for dinner with a dance floor, or 100 guests for a cocktail or lecture style event.
  • The Hooper Hathaway House is a lovely, intimate setting for very small gatherings.  The Great Room and Dining Room can accommodate 30 guests for dinner or up to 50 for a cocktail reception.  The building is adjacent to our Seaside Lawn so your guests may readily access the gardens and oceanfront.

You may also just have your wedding photographs taken here on a space available basis.  Details and costs are available upon request.

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.