Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, MA

There are many reasons to come to PEM. Sometimes, looking at a work of art with someone special by your side is all the motivation you need. Sitting in the light-filled Atrium, watching the expression on a child’s face as she makes a collage — each experience is worth the trip. PEM is the place to come for enjoyment, enrichment, sharing with family and friends, and creative stimulation.

We gain exciting insights about ourselves and other cultures through special exhibitions, weekend festivals and family art-making programs. You are vital to the equation.

Your experiences shape the art you look at and the performances you watch, making them more meaningful and transformative.

PEM continues to touch lives and to make a difference.

Beautiful spaces for your special event

The beautiful Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts, is one of the region’s most exquisite settings for your special events.

Whether you’re planning a corporate banquet or a gathering for close friends and family, the museum offers a beautiful space that is perfectly suited for creating memorable occasions. Cocktail receptions, formal parties and celebrations are expertly planned and executed with the help of our experienced staff.

We look forward to showing you our galleries in person. Together we can plan an event that is truly special.

Please note: East India Marine Hall and the Bartlett & Copeland Galleries are not currently available for private events, due to our expansion project. The Atrium is available for evening events throughout the project, which is expected to last through 2019.

For more information please contact Natalia Laskaris at 978-542-1615 or

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