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Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

1200Largest Group
30Meeting Rooms
1000Overnight Guests
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Salem State University is located approximately 14 miles north of Boston, less than a mile from historic downtown Salem and a mile from the beautiful waterfront. The location and amenities make it ideal for summer conferences and events in Salem, Massachussets.

Campus offers a variety of overnight accommodations in various arrangements (apartment, suite or traditional halls) and unique facilities, including large outdoor spaces, recreational fields, classrooms, auditoriums and much more.

Group organizers and their guests can enjoy accommodations with wi-fi, meeting spaces that range from small conference rooms to auditorium seating for over 1,000, a state-of-the-art rectial hall, on-site parking options, private catering, and dining hall packages customized to fit unique needs.

Whether your interest is to stay close to campus or explore the Salem or Boston areas, Salem State University is a flexible venue perfectly situated to be your Salem event venue.

Contact us today to host your next summer event at Salem State University.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Boston - 15
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Boston Logan International Airport / 25
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Within walking distance
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Meeting, classroom and housing space available June - mid August
Room Type(s):
Suite/Apt Style
Bath Type(s):
Semi-Private | Communal
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Interactive video conferencing, satellite teleconferencing, powerpoint / smart classrooms and internet connectivity in meeting rooms upon request. Internet connections in each guest room included in room fees.
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Catered meals, cafeteria-style, and other options available.
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Group rates are available, please call for details.
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Ideally Suited For:
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Veterans Memorial Hall Large function room suitable for dances, concerts, speakers, dinners, workshops, etc. This room can be divided in half upon request. Built-in sound system, LCD projector and screen,. Portable staging is available.

Viking 123 One of our newer multipurpose rooms, Viking 123 can be set up any way you need. AV equipment is built in.

Petrowski Room Located on the 2nd floor of Marsh Commons, the Petrowski Room is our newest multipurpose space that can be arranged any way you may need. Suitable for luncheons, small dinners, speakers, receptions, and informal gatherings. Built-in computer, LCD projector and screen. Carpeted and air-conditioned.

The Metro Medium-sized room suitable for luncheons, small dinners, speakers, receptions, and informal gatherings. Located in Ellison Campus Center

Viking 126 Small conference room.

Martin Luther King Jr. Room Medium-sized function room suitable for luncheons, small dinners, speakers, receptions and informal gatherings. Built-in computer, LCD projector and screen. Carpeted and air-conditioned. Located on the 2nd floor of the Ellison Campus Center.

The Underground Medium-sized room suitable for luncheons, small dinners, speakers, receptions, and informal gatherings.  Built-in sound system, screen and carpeted. Located in Ellison Campus Center.

Alumni Plaza Outdoor courtyard space for medium-sized gatherings, weather permitting. Directly in front of the Ellison Campus Center.

Marsh Room 204 Conference room with flexibility to set up as needed.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Viking Hall 350 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Atlantic Hall 450 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Marsh Hall 525 Residence Halls Communal yes
Bowditch Hall 340 Residence Halls Communal no
Peabody Hall 350 Residence Halls Communal no


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    Marsh Dining Hall
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    Chris Dobbens/EF

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