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Venues in Salem, MA,
(978) 745-9500
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4.9 out of 5
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    Michaela

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  • My husband and I got married at the Peabody Essex Museum this August in the Atrium. We were over the moon with the location when we first saw it and it lived up to its first impression. We've heard from many family and friends how much they loved the venue and enjoyed the evening. Not only is the location lovely on its own, but Natalia and her team, as well as Hawthorne Catering, were such an amazing team to work with. Natalia proved us with much insight when we probed her with multiple questions and was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. The PEM team was there every step of the way included the night of, where not only did we have a day of coordinator from PEM, but from Hawthorne catering. We had all hands on deck and the night was successful! We are so grateful for the beautiful location and amazing team and would not change a thing about our big day!

    Liza

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot imagine my wedding reception anywhere other than the Peabody Essex Museum. If you are looking for a gorgeous venue, protected from the elements and flexible for a bigger or smaller crowd, amazing people to work with (Natalia and Liz) and a space that is just totally unique both inside and outside, this is the place. We had our cocktail hour and reception in the Atrium (cocktail hour in the Atrium spine and reception in the main Atrium). Words do not do it justice – go look at the photos online! The soaring ceilings, the balconies make for amazing photos and my husband and I had fun looking over the cocktail hour while we took a few photos up above. Then you can do your entrance by walking across the balcony and waving down at the whole reception – just awesome! We also took some large group photos on the dance floor looking up at the photographer. The space held 230 people very comfortably (we invited 315) and felt like one big party. Natalia was amazing from start to f... Read more

    Alison

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our reception at the Peabody Essex Museum was incredible-the atrium makes a for a beautiful and unique space for a wedding reception. Natalia was so helpful through the entire planning process and took care of every detail for us. We had an amazing wedding thanks to her and the PEM!

    Kathleen

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  • I was truly impressed with the PEM. We had 300 people and it did not feel to crowded. We worked with Natalia Laskaris, who could of not been any nicer. She was flexible, accommodating, professional, and kind. She understood what we wanted and worked with us to achieve it. Our guests were impressed with the venue and they loved everything about it. We would highly recommend this venue A+

    Lea

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  • My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with our decision to have our wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum! We checked out a few different venues but upon walking into the museum, I knew instantly that this was the place - just a very unique space, with great lighting, and a lot of character. And then we met Natalia (who manages private functions for the museum) and she is just one of the most delightful people I have ever met. I honestly can’t say enough great things about her. Planning and figuring out all the details was not my forte but she was super helpful – answering emails promptly at all hours of the day, putting me at ease, and just there for anything I needed. I told my husband that if she wasn’t already going to be there, I would have wanted to invite her to our wedding! As for the actual wedding day, the museum looked amazing. The lighting in the Atrium was awesome and the dance floor was spacious. So many guests came up to us and commented on how incredi... Read more

    Maria

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  • The Peabody Essex Museum was the first of several venues we visited and nothing compares. We had our cocktail hour in the atrium spine and reception in the atrium itself this past August and I'm still getting compliments from guests and vendors. Natalia is the event coordinator at the museum and she is AMAZING. She was so involved with my entire wedding I honestly felt like she was my own personal wedding coordinator. I can't thank Natalia and the whole PEM team enough. If you are looking for a gorgeous venue this is it!!!!!!

    Jayne

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  • If I could give 10 stars I would. Natalia and her team are so responsive, even with me who tended to be quite "organized." The venue is exceptional and they made every little detail seem magical. It was seamless from beginning to end. Every other future event I plan, I want to have at PEM and I want Natalia to plan it.

    Jennifer

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  • We don’t even know where to begin when explaining just how amazing the museum and Natalia were throughout the planning process, ending in what could only be described as our picture perfect wedding day. From the moment we first stepped in the museum at our initial visit, we knew it was the spot for our June reception. Once we met Natalia, any possible doubts were erased. Natalia is one of those amazing types of people who just set you at ease the minute you meet her, and our appreciation of Natalia only grew as time went on. She is a calming presence, and always made us feel like we were her top priority; even with all the couples she works with throughout the year! We had boxes upon boxes of reception details (not that they were needed with the beautiful backdrop of the museum!) and Natalia and team made sure it all went off without a hitch. Every single detail was carried out to perfection, which meant a lot to this detail-oriented perfectionist bride! From the rooms (East India fo... Read more

    Claudia

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  • My daughter and her husband had their wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum in January of 2016. Although the weather outside was dreadful, the wedding and reception went without a hitch! Natalia Laskaris and her team went above and beyond their duties to have a perfectly coordinated event! The venue is spectacular to the point that it almost doesn’t need any decorations. It elevates any reception to the highest level The couple only had special lighting as decor and the place looked sophisticated and classy. The dancing space is plentiful. I highly recommend the Peabody Essex Museum to any couple looking for their perfect place!

    Elise

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  • Natalia and her staff at the PEM are professionals and just great. They made the entire process incredibly easy and stress free, answering any questions we had and helping us with things we hadn't even thought about. The venue itself is incredible and the staff make it all the better.

    User5637191

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  • We looked as several museums and libraries in the greater Boston area, but when we walked into the Peabody Essex Museum, my fiance and I looked at each other and said YES at the same time. Not only is the PEM a beautiful space and an amazing musuem, but their wedding coordinator, Natalia, and her PEM colleagues were immensely helpful. We felt that our thoughts were heard, ideas were offered, communication was easy, and the PEM made it easier for us to create our special day. Enter our wedding day - it could not have been more perfect. We were married in the East India Marine Hall, cocktail hour was in the atrium spine, and our reception was in the atrium. Every detail had been mapped out to maximize flow of people and attention, and time for food, dancing, visiting, and special moments. Our guests had a wonderful time because the PEM took such great care to make it awesome - and everyone commented that the wedding was so "us". We used the Hawthorne Hotel Caterers who worke... Read more

    Jessica

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  • My wedding at the PEM was everything I could have hoped for and more! Natalia is amazing to work with, extremely helpful in every aspect of the wedding planning process. Everyone is ver professional and work hard to make the wedding day go smoothly (which mine did! :) ) The pictures you will get from using the PEM as your wedding venue are worth a million dollars. It is just stunning there! The rooms transform but still keeps the museums natural beauty present. I would HIGHLY recommend every bride to have their wedding at the PEM, it was an absolute dream Come true!!!!

    User4282911

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  • Amazing venue, staff, and event planner! Natalia was wonderful throughout the planning process, and the day of. She made us feel relaxed, and helped make our wedding day more than we could ever dream of. The venue is a standout- you really can't go wrong!

    Jennifer

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  • When searching for a wedding venue, my (now) husband and I knew we wanted a location that was unique. We had visited Salem previously and loved the city. It was not too far away from Boston, and provided out of town guests a nice weekend away. Also, we were both huge art fans, having got engaged at another art museum. Holding our wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum was a no brainer. The venue is truly stunning. We had our ceremony, cocktails, and reception all the museum. The ceremony was in the Atrium, cocktails in the Bartlett & Copeland galleries, and the reception in the East India Marine Hall. Each space flowed very well into the other. In addition to the beautiful location, the staff at the Peabody Essex Museum were fantastic. Natalia was great to work with. She was always available for questions, as well as multiple site visits with various family members. Also, we worked with the in-house caterer, Hawthorne Catering. Working with both the Hawthorne and the Peabody... Read more

    Alexandra

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  • My husband and I held our cocktail hour and reception at the Peabody Essex museum. It was so amazing! Natalia was so easy to work with and she did a great job making sure everything was how we imagined and discussed! The venue itself is STUNNING! Talk about a serious wow factor, and you can have as much fun as you'd like with the up lighting! The charm of Salem combined with the unique atrium of the museum, you will definitely leave your guests with a lasting impression! Amazing, amazing! We will be suggesting the Peabody Essex Museum to friends/family members that are getting married on the North Shore, hands down. Love it!

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