Outdoor Ceremony Locations

Recently we have been seeing a lot of couples that are looking for outdoor ceremony locations. To keep up with the trend, we thought it would be helpful to offer our blog followers our favorite outdoor locations!

The House of Seven Gables is a beautiful site for a wedding, wedding reception or both. It combines wonderful, colonial revival gardens, gorgeous grounds, three 17th century houses, the 18th century house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was born and the Salem waterfront for the perfect outdoor event.

The Rose Garden at Lynch Park is the perfect setting for your outdoor wedding and/or the perfect backdrop for beautiful pictures. Formerly the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Evans and the vacation home of President William Taft, this 95 year old rose garden, modeled after those in Italy, blooms each spring in brilliant color. Pinks, yellows, reds, oranges, purples and white bordered by rolling lawns and lush greens overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean await you for your most important day. We invite you to come and take a look for yourself, we're sure you'll agree, there is no other option for your outdoor wedding!

The Gazebo at Salem Commons located in the heart of Salem, Salem Common has a rich history as a public park that dates back to the city's roots. Once used as a location for military shooting practice, the park is now a popular spot for an early morning jog, evening stroll or midday picnic with the kids.  Highlights include Washington Arch, the Salem Common gazebo, a war memorial and playground for children. The Salem Common Neighborhood Association works to preserve this neighborhood resource and historic site for the city.

Exciting New Trend! Late Night Appetizers


We are now offering a Late Night Appetizer Menu! Our couples have asked, and we have delivered! Late Night Appetizers can be served either buffet style or butler passed. The appetizers will be served during the last hour of the reception. Not only will your guests love it, but it’s also something different that your friends haven’t seen before. Your friends and family will be grateful for the unexpected snacks! 

Sound City Entertainment

Dawn DiOrio from Sound City Entertainment shot these great pictures of the Salem Waterfront Hotel, The Friendship and the Pickering Wharf area. Her artistic shots spotlight the Salem Marina as well as the historic Friendship of Salem. Petals in Peabody handcrafted the Bride’s beautiful bouquet of Calla Lilies and Hydrangeas.


New Exciting Trend!- Wedding Gift Bags!

Wedding Gift Bags are a great idea for you to provide your guests. They can be delivered to the guest rooms, or handed out at check-in. Items to include are water bottles, snacks, and mints. The best way to keep your guests informed of the weekend activities is to also include your Wedding Itinerary and directions to your events. We can also provide your guests with great Salem Walking Maps to explore the city on their own!

Visit The Knot's website for great ideas!

Joshua London Photography

Joshua London took these great pictures of one of our Novemeber 2012 Weddings. Click the links below to view other samples of his work.