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Conference Services

Salem State University: The perfect location for your next summer conference

Sullivan sits pretty in the summer.

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. Our campus offers a variety of accommodation choices and unique facilities, including auditoriums, large outdoor spaces, recreational fields, classrooms, a theater and much more.

With flexible spaces for conferences, corporate retreats, family reunions, wedding parties, and groups of all sizes, Salem State is the perfect spot for your summer program. Meeting organizers and their guests can enjoy accommodations with wi-fi, meeting spaces, 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 landing place.

Conference Services

The office of summer conference and hospitality services at Salem State University is your one-stop shop for all your conference and event needs. We take the worry and stress out of planning events large and small by working with our campus partners on your behalf to reserve conference spaces and classrooms, and plan for all your food needs - and you get one bill!

Group organizers and their guests can enjoy accommodations with Wi-Fi, meeting spaces that range from small conference rooms to auditorium seating for nearly 500, a state-of-the-art recital hall, on-site parking options, private catering, and dining hall packages customized to fit unique needs.

Whether you are coming to campus for one day, one week, or one month, our highly trained staff will make sure your campus experience is flawless.

Accommodations

Viking Hall

Flexibility is the key word at Salem State. Our overnight accommodations range from the traditional dormitory doubles with community bathrooms of Marsh Hall to the 2 bedroom, 4 person suites with in-unit bathrooms of Viking Hall, to the 4 bedroom, 6 person apartments of Atlantic Hall.

 

Regardless of which you choose, all rooms are fully-furnished (bed, desk and desk chair at a minimum), with common areas and lounges located on each residential floor. Linens are available for summer guests at an additional fee and must be pre-arranged.

Rates vary by unit type, group size, services requested, and organization type.

Food and Catering

Salem State dining services help make your event a memorable one. Custom meal packages and on-site catering are available to suit your needs. Whether it is breakfast for 10, boxed lunches for 100, or a clam bake for 250, we can provide a stress-free meal program that will fit your budget and time frame.

Want something extra special? We’ll help you find the perfect purveyor. Want a glimpse of what is possible? Find some sample catering options.

Event Space

The Salem State University campus offers a wide variety of meeting spaces, from small conference rooms to classrooms to auditoriums. Additional amenities include a fitness center, ample on-site parking, outdoor fields, easy access to biking/walking trails, and on-site bike rentals. We also provide electric vehicle charging stations and ZipCar access.

Nearby Attractions

Essex Walking Mall

At just 15 miles north of Boston, and 11 miles from Boston’s Logan International Airport, the Salem State University Campus offers groups easy access to a wide variety of attractions of interest. Public transportation enables guests to reach campus by bus or train and on-site parking is plentiful. Campus is less than a mile from historic downtown Salem, 3 miles from historic Old Town Marblehead, and a mile from beautiful beaches. Our location and amenities make us ideal for summer conferences.

Local Attractions include:

  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • House of Seven Gables
  • FRIENDSHIP of Salem
  • Derby Wharf Light Station
  • Salem Pioneer Village
  • Salem Arts Association
  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial
  • Salem Willows
  • Historic Old Town Marblehead
  • Gloucester
  • Cabot Theater
  • Larcom Theater

For more information about Salem check out https://www.salem.org.

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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 landing place.

Contact us today to host your next summer conference at Salem State University at 978.542.7172 or email conferenceservices@salemstate.edu

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