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Laura
6/21/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I had my wedding at the PEM in June, and from the moment I booked the venue (a whole year before) to the day of the wedding, my experience was absolutely wonderful. Let me count the ways. First, the wedding planner at PEM, Natalia Laskaris, is THE. BEST. She is so friendly, knowledgeable, reassuring, helpful, and competent. After meeting her, my then-fiance (who was rather anxious about the wedding) told me he felt a million times better, because he could tell that she knew what he was doing. Second, communication with the venue was so fast and easy. Any doubts and questions I had were answered immediately. Third, the venue is AMAZING. I had my ceremony in the East India Marine Hall and my reception in the Atrium. We got dozens of compliments after the wedding about how beautiful the museum was, and about how professional the staff were. By the way, I highly recommend booking the catering from Hawthorne Hotel if you choose this venue, as PEM and HH work together like a well oiled machine!! Oh, and book Ned Jackson photography too. :) I LOVE YOU PEM! Thank you for making my day perfect.
Erica
6/14/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The moment I saw pictures of the PEM, I instantly fell in love with the space. It was completely mesmerizing, unique & had an elegance about it that truly took my breath away. As soon as I had a chance I reached out to the Manager of Private Functions & Rentals, Natalia; never expecting that I would be greeted by one of the kindest, most accommodating & thoughtful people I would have ever met. Natalia is not only extremely knowledgeable and competent in her role but she also helps to create a full experience for the bride and groom, making them always feel like they are the only couple she is working with.When I went to visit the museum I immediately knew this was the perfect venue. The atrium was modern, sophisticated and really had Erica (me) written all over it. When we walked up the spiral staircase into the East India Marine Hall, I was blown away by the grandness of the room, the breathtaking arch windows & the old world feel. This room had my husband written all over it. I had truly found the perfect blend in this space for us. The cocktail hour space was the icing on the cake. It would be hosted in one of the museums beautiful art galleries which also led out into a vibrant garden. From that moment on, everything was seamless. I knew all of our guests were going to be blown away by the exquisite details of the museum, and they were. I cannot tell you how many guests told me that “this was by far the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too”. Now even months later we still receive tons of compliments from our guests about great everything was. However, I cannot say that I have been completely surprised when I hear these compliments, because what our guests experienced that evening was exactly what my husband and I had been experiencing over the past year. Professionalism, impeccable customer service, incredible attention to detail, an amazing setting & by far the best wedding manger that we could have ever asked for!!We highly recommend the PEM!
Gianna
5/31/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wedding reception was held at PEM on May 31, 2014 and it was the best day of my life. The second my husband and I walked into the museum we knew it was "the place". The atmosphere and setting is amazing, you can't help but fall in love with it.Natalia Laskaris is expectational, she was always on top of things and very responsive whenever we had questions. She made the process of planning a wedding very easy.She wanted our day to be perfect and stress free and its exactly how things turned out. Everything was perfect, every time I look at our wedding photos it brings a smile to my face. I recommend the PEM to soon to be brides all the time!!!
Kim
11/30/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I highly recommend the lovely Peabody Essex Museum wedding reception venue based upon my recent positive experience with Natalia Laskaris, the Manager of Private Functions & Rentals and her team. Natalia is friendly, experienced and professional and coordinated a wedding reception which was beyond our expectations. She was very responsive to our planning questions and worked seamlessly with our vendors, including the Hawthorne Catering team (under Lindsay Otis and Liz) which provided fabulous service and delicious quality food and beverages. The Museum venue has that WOW factor which impressed our guests and provided unique photo opportunities and wonderful memories. Our cocktail reception was held in the dramatic Atrium room with dinner and dancing in the historic East India Marine Hall. The Museum is in close walking distance to the Hawthorne Hotel and Salem Waterfront Hotel which made for a wonderful wedding weekend experience with our guests. A constructive point of attention for future brides is that the Museum shuts down sharply at the end of the night. As such, if there is an interest in having an after-hour gathering with your guests, I would suggest meeting with local area bar/restaurant management in advance to confirm their ability to accommodate such a gathering. The Salem hotels have strict quiet policies and the local/hotel bars which we had understood would be open late were closed the night of our wedding. Overall, we were very happy with our wedding reception and our friends and family are still raving about the event several months later. We wish we could do it again!
Jeff
9/1/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the PEM. Nor can I say enough about the help and value of Natalia Laskaris. From the moment I said Yes to the moment I said I do, I felt that there was nothing left out. Our needs were attended to with a very subtle and easygoing manner that made it feel as though all of the details that were in our wedding occurred organically, and naturally. From the table setting to the food, every detail was top notch. There were occasions where we felt as though we may have been in over our heads planning things. However, the staff, and more importantly Natalia offered plenty of solutions that worked for our special event. When you make a decision to have your wedding at the PEM, you have made a decision to put your trust in a beautiful venue that really produced the most perfect day! What is more exciting than the ease of planning, and all of the support was the event, and the reaction of the event to our family and friends. We have had so many compliments regarding the venue, the food, the ceremony, and all of that was made possible by Natalia and the illustrious staff of the PEM! Well done indeed!
User3515197

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our July wedding at the PEM was absolutely AMAZING. I can’t put into words how gorgeous and unique the space is. Natalia and Lindsay (Hawthorne Catering) were so helpful. From the day that we showed up and wanted to see the space, until the very end of the reception. The PEM and Hawthorne went above and beyond in accommodating us. After our final meeting on the day before the wedding, I felt relaxed knowing that everything was going to be awesome. We were able to enjoy the whole wedding day without a single worry. I knew that I could trust their expertise and I am an event planner! Everything went off without a hitch, the evening was perfect. The only glitch in the wedding day was the fact that I had the most uncomfortable shoes. They were killing me, to the point where I could not walk. Natalia saw that I was uncomfortable, ran up to her desk and got me 2 pairs of her own sandals that she let me borrow for the evening. She truly saved my day… I am not joking! Natalia is the best- I know that most people would not have done what she did, and it is something that I will always remember. There are also so many great picture oppurtunities all around (inside and outside) of the PEM. The East India Marine Hall is so beautiful in itself that you don’t need to go crazy with a ton of your own decorations (which takes away a lot of unnecessary stress!) The PEM is THE most perfect spot to have a wedding reception; I have received so much great feedback from everyone who attended. It makes us both happy and confident that we chose the museum to celebrate our wedding with our 200 guests. It is a really neat place that people of all ages appreciate. I would highly recommend the museum, and I am still so thankful to have had such a great support team at the PEM and Hawthorne Catering. Also, they were so kind to our other vendors, which is always helpful! No other wedding will ever compare to our own celebration at the PEM. I wish I could do it all over. Thank you!
User3488017

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We cannot say enough about how great our wedding was at the Peabody Essex Museum. The support and cooperation leading up to the wedding was exceptional. The best part was working with Natalia, she exceeded all expectations. Natalia gave up her Friday night to help with our ceremony rehearsal even though we were not having the ceremony at the PEM. Highly recommend with no reservations!!!
Erika
6/1/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Getting married at the PEM is the single best decision we made in our wedding planning process! First of all, the space is so striking and unique--we got married in the East India Marine Hall, had cocktails in the Bartlett/Copeland galleries and patio, and our reception was in the atrium. The spaces are just beautiful and make for striking photos. But most of all, working with Natalia made the process so easy. She was responsive, flexible (for example, it was 95 degrees the day of our wedding and she let us wait until 2pm on the day of the wedding to decide whether cocktails would be outside or inside), and beyond professional. Her staff is also amazing.
User3512918

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough great things about PEM, Natalia and her entire team. We had our coctail hour in the Atrium and our reception in East India Marine Hall. Not only is the venue stunning and unique, everyone at PEM was extremely flexible and went out of their way to make sure that everything would be exactly as we wanted it. Compared to other venues we saw, we thought it was a great value as well. We just received our professional photos and the whole museum photographs beautifully. We were absolutely thrilled with everything about the museum and we can't wait to go back and visit.
Jeremy
4/20/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Beautiful location and amazing event coordination. Our wedding at the PEM couldn't have been more perfect from start to finish thanks to Natalia Laskaris, the Museum's event coordinator, who handled everything expertly and graciously from start to finish.
User2554296

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum was a dream come true. It is an absolutely gorgeous venue (we had the ceremony in the East India Marine Hall) and the reception in the Atrium, with an amazing amount of character. There are beautiful locations for pictures, an ideal space for the bridal party to wait - and Natalia is a joy to work with. She is helpful, responsive, flexible and so kind. She helped us out with extra flexibility to set up, handled our rehearsal beautifully and was the ideal liasion throughout the process. I wouldn't have had my wedding anywhere else. Choose the PEM, you will not regret it!
Sara
1/26/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
HIGHLY recommend this place for a reception - it's amazing in every way!! Thank you so much!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
270
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Lighting, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
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