10 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/23/2009
We had the most beautiful wedding at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. We couldn't have done it without Robyn. Her diligence, patience and professionalism throughout the planning process were exemplary. The Hotel and their staff are consummate professionals. We were married outdoors on Pickering Wharf. It was a beautiful evening. I was nervous about choosing Salem in October for a wedding - I didn't want Halloween to be the theme. While there were certainly lots of people on the Wharf for our ceremony, it still felt private, intimate and special. Robyn was by my side every step of the way. Including a couple days after the wedding when I realized we had forgotten to pick up our cake (!!). She was forever patient and kind and paid attention to every last detail. I can't thank her or the hotel enough for such a wonderful wedding.
Member Since: 5/7/2011
We had an amazing off-season wedding at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. We chose the hotel because of its location and value. Adrianna was easy to work with, and we used most of the vendors she recommended. This worked out perfectly because we felt our “vendor team” was familiar with working at the hotel. We had a beautiful ceremony, followed by a cocktail hour in the pub and a very fun reception! Most of our guests stayed at the hotel and were all very happy with their hotel rooms. The front desk was very helpful with giving out gift bags, etc.
One note: We had an onsite ceremony for 130 people, and the only option was getting married in the corner of the ballroom. We had to find our own outside vendor for drapery and added lighting and flowers to transform the space so that our ceremony felt more intimate and intentional. It ended up being perfect for us, but required a little extra legwork. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel for your wedding!
Member Since: 6/25/2012
My now-husband and I booked the Salem Waterfront Hotel for our reception. I cannot begin to say enough good things about the hotel, the staff, and our event manager. The food was delicious and we received numerous compliments regarding the food from our guests. Adrianna, our event manager, was fantastic. No matter how many times I reached out with questions or concerns, she was always very patient and helpful. I highly recommend this venue to any other brides/grooms-to-be!
Member Since: 9/29/2008
I was married in May 2013 at the Salem Waterfront. We knew we wanted a location that was near the water and also felt comfortable for our 85 person wedding. The Salem Waterfront was the perfect fit for us-I loved it right away. The real standout was the service we received for the weekend of the wedding-Adrianna was everywhere and unobtrusive all at once. She anticipated my questions and everything went seamlessly-she was delivering flowers, sending me pictures of the cake as it arrived, giving me a sneak peak of the reception hall while hiding me from my groom-she was simply amazing! The reception hall details were everything I hoped for and more and all of our vendors said how working with the hotel was so easy and seamless. Adrianna really helped for me to have my dream day..even the weather cooperated ;) We've heard nothing but rave reviews for the food, and the location. People who stayed at the hotel loved it and actually we also have specifically had people mention how wonderful and friendly our bartenders were! From start to finish.. We could not have asked for more! And pictures by the boat came out beautifully!
Member Since: 4/7/2009
The Salem Waterfront Hotel exceeded my expectations and made my dream wedding come true. I first met with the hotel's wedding coordinator Adrianna last July to begin planning my June 2013 wedding. She was so easy to work with. Any time, I had a question or concern, Adrianna would respond almost immediately with a phone call or email. When one of our groomsmen forgot to reserve his hotel room, Adrianna was able to make a reservation for him even though our room block had already closed. The hotel was absolutely incredible. I have had so many compliments from my wedding guests on the hotel's amazing food, friendly staff, beautiful ballroom, and stunning ocean views. I would definitely recommend the Salem Waterfront Hotel for future brides. You will not be disappointed.
Member Since: 12/26/2011
We had our wedding at the Salem Waterfront on 5/26/13. The venue is gorgeous and has beautiful views of the ocean. Our pictures came out amazing!! We had previously looked at about 10 different places and no one could compete with the price (they have a few different packages for weddings to accommodate any price range), location and value that Salem Waterfront offered. We met with Adrianna (wedding coordinator) at our first visit and were impressed with her energetic & bubbly personality. She seemed to have a lot of experience with weddings and now I know she is capable of dealing with any situation (or bride for that matter). She was always available to take my calls and answer my many emails. On the day of the wedding she checked in with me multiple times about all the little details I had requested, was patient, flexible and quick to resolve a few "issues" that came up. Everything was amazing and exactly how we wanted it to be. The food here is so good and the portion sizes are decent compared to other venues where I have attended weddings. We used the Regatta Pub (at the hotel) for our cocktail hour and also had our ceremony on-site. They also had another room used for the bridal party during cocktail hour after pictures and provided us cheese and crackers with champagne. We would highly recommend the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina to anyone planning a wedding!!!
Member Since: 12/6/2010
I lost my venue 3 months before my wedding. I was completely devastated. Frantically I looked for a new place to have my wedding and came across The Salem Waterfront Hotel. Anne Marie called me within a few hours of my inquiry and was extremely responsive the entire 3 months that I ended up having to replan everything. Even through my panic she was there every step of the way to calm me down. I live in Ohio and was having a destination wedding so having someone to be able to talk to me about every detail helped tremendously. When the big day arrived everything went so well! I was seriously scared because I didn't know what to expect. All I heard from my guests was about how great everything was and what an excellent time they had. The food was perfect. The room looked fabulous! Anne Marie made my big day better than I could have ever imagined. Thinking back on it now just a few days later I actually cried because I'm so sad that it's over.
Member Since: 8/12/2011
OUr wedding couldnt have been any more perfect. Every plan that went into our wedding day was made easy and non-stressful thanks to Adrianna Avery and the hotel's very accomadating staff!!! The food was delicious and the room looked beautiful and the bar staff did an absolutely great job keeping our guests happy!! All in all we would recommend this hotel for any event especially one as precious as a wedding day!
Member Since: 6/10/2003
I don't know where to start, My daughter found your venue and brought me there to see it I was impressed that day by friendly employees and the elegance and cleanliness of the Hotel as my first impression..Then I met Adrianna and from then on she made my every thought and idea come to life without ever making me feel uneasy. She is a very classy and is always available if you have a question she goes above and beyond to make your special day go off perfectly. As for the Food at the wedding,the Ballroom, Compass room and the Regatta as well as the incredible staff through out our our Weekend Swedding stay with you There is no other place but the Salem Waterfront Hotel for The most Beautiful Wedding. Its been two weeks since the wedding and to this day people are still calling and telling us what a wonderful time they had at the wedding and we had quite a few rooms taken for the weekend and that all went smoothly. The whole experience was simply Magical.. Nick the manager was always there also to make sure our every need was met, along with Kelly not only our favorite bartender and now friend we are like family whenever we come in. Gayle Marinelli
Member Since: 4/13/2009
We cannot begin to thank the staff at the Salem Waterfront Hotel enough for everything they did to make our wedding special. From the initial meeting to the final moments of our wedding the staff was incredibly helpful, friendly, and nothing short of amazing. The ballroom was set up beautifully and was even more than we could have imagined. Our bridal party greatly appreciated that hors d’oeuvres set up for them in the Compass room. Our coordinator was so on top of things and made sure that we had EVERYTHING we wanted. The food was beyond phenomenal. After our tasting, we were very excited about the menu and the chef went above and beyond with what we chose. Our guests have been raving about the Hotel and have said our wedding was the best they have ever been too. We have the incredible staff at the Salem Waterfront Hotel to thank for that.
Perfection on Pickering Wharf
The Salem waterfront Hotel & Marina sits waterside in Historic Salem, Ma. With a nautical, contemporary and warm decor, our chandeliered Maritime Ballroom makes us the perfect location for your upcoming nuptials. Visit our Wedding Blog!
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013