Today there was a LOVELY daytime wedding on the Salem Common, right next door to the Hawthorne Hotel. Kristen Sooy married James Horgan this beautiful summer day. I shot some video of the event, so you could see just how close we are to the Gazebo on the Common, and what a lovely setting it is for an outdoor wedding.
One of the distinct advantages of using the Hawthorne Hotel and the Common as setting for an outdoor wedding and indoor reception is that we are able to offer an inclement weather alternative in the hotel.
A service that the Hawthorne Hotel Banquet Department offers to all of our wedding parties who have their receptions at the Hawthorne Hotel is to bring one of our waitstaff over to the Common with pitchers of ice water for everyone. We know that taking photos can be a thirsty job, so even if you don't have the ceremony there, but simply are using the Common for photos, it is one of the little touches that we will offer to you.
I hope you enjoy the videos.