The beautiful Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts, is one of the region’s most exquisite settings for your special event. Whether you’re planning a corporate banquet, a wedding 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.
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
ROOMS & CAPACITY
Your guests will be immediately awed by our breathtaking Atrium designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Located in the heart of the museum, this light-filled space boasts an arched glass roof that soars dramatically overhead and provides generous space for receptions or dinner and dancing. ROOM CAPACITY 300 for seated dinners | 270 with dancing | 400 for standing receptions RENTAL RATES Weeknight: $4,000 for 3-hours, $1000 for each additional hour Weekend: $6,500 for 3 hours, $1000 for each additional hour If a separate room for a one hour cocktail hour is desired, the rental is an additional $1000.
Garden Atrium – OPENING OCTOBER 2019!
Designed with a stunning sky-high glass ceiling, this brand-new light-filled atrium adds a dynamic element to your guest’s experience. Combined with the outdoor garden, this space is perfect for cocktails, standing receptions and small dinners. ROOM CAPACITY 70 for seated dinners | 200 for standing receptions RENTAL RATES Weeknight: $3,000 for 3-hours, $1000 for each additional hour Weekend: $4,000 for 3 hours, $1000 for each additional hour
East India Marine Hall
Built in 1824 by the founders of the museum, East India Marine Hall is a traditional New England-style ballroom and formally designated as a National Historic Landmark. This elegant space features arched floor-to-ceiling Palladian windows, two grand chandeliers, polished hardwood floors and maritime art.
ROOM CAPACITY – 150 for seated dinners | 130 with dancing | 250 for standing receptions RENTAL RATES Weeknight: $3,000 for 3-hours, $1000 for each additional hour Weekend: $4,000 for 3 hours, $1000 for each additional hour
Bartlett & Copeland Galleries
Located on the first level, these two galleries offer an intimate setting for your guests. Enjoy a seated or standing dinner reception in the larger Bartlett Gallery, featuring a commissioned installation by artist Vanessa Platacis. Guests can mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Copeland Gallery. Ideal for daytime or evening events.
ROOM CAPACITY – 80 for seated dinners | 150 for standing receptions
Weekday: daytime $750 for 3-hours, $150 for each additional hour evening $2,000 for 3- hours, $350 for each additional hour
Weekend: daytime $1,200 for 3-hours , $250 for each additional hour evening $2,500 for 3-hours, $500 for each additional hour addition of the Garden and Garden Atrium for 1-hour $500 for evening events
The state-of-the-art theater has full audio and visual support for lectures and presentations.
ROOM CAPACITY – Stadium seating up to 185 people.
RENTAL RATE $300 an hour (three-hour minimum if not combined with other rooms)
Daytime 10 am–5 pm
Evening after 5 pm | Weekend Friday night through Sunday Note: Weekend rates apply to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. and New Years Eve Membership required to rent facilities.