Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Ballroom Looks Beautiful in Blue

While not the color one would normally choose to use in our Ballroom, these photos show that this room is just neutral enough to work with virtually any color palette.

The navy blue satin bows, blue hydrangeas, and blue fondant ribbon on the wedding cake all coordinate so nicely.

The use of alternating tall arrangements, with the lower arrangements on some tables gave a nice energy to the room.

This was the charming favor, given to each guest. What a nice thought!

I can't wait to see what you choose for your wedding.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wedding at PEM in Salem, Massachusetts

As you may already know, we are the preferred caterer for the functions held at the Peabody Essex Museum here in Salem. We also hold the liquor license there, so we are the exclusive provider of alcoholic beverage service.

We recently received this link to a wedding video that is on You Tube, of a wedding at PEM where we provided both the food and the liquor. I thought you might enjoy seeing it:

If you are interested in learning more about having your wedding reception at the Peabody Essex Museum, (PEM) please contact Lindsay Otis at 978-745-9500, extension 3156, or Natalia Laskaris, extension 3115.

We hope to see you here or there!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

The First Dance

Here are two photos that I snapped from the Grandmother Windows overlooking the Ballroom. These windows were once used by the grandmothers of the community who came to chaperone dances held in the Ballroom. Today, they give me a perfect opportunity to take photos of the activities in our Ballroom here at the Hawthorne Hotel. Tonight that activity was the couples 'first dance' as man and wife.

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A Beautiful Wedding and Our New Dance Floor

I could not resist taking these photos on Friday night. The wedding set-up was so beautiful. They used an upgraded overlay on the tables, and rented gold ballroom chairs. The look was opulent, yet refined.

Don't you love our new dance floor? It is bigger than our old one, and so shiny and nice!

I hope you enjoy this peek at a weekend wedding in the Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel.

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

This Thank You E-Mail Came with Photos

Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:16 AM
To: Karen Cotton
Subject: Thank you for an amazing night


I just wanted to thank you and your staff for such an amazing wedding on the 13th of September. The entire day was just perfect and the wedding reception itself exceeded all of my expectations. The staff was great and Britony was so helpful. I didn't have to worry about one thing the entire night, every last detail was taken care of. Having the gifts delivered to our room with champagne and some pieces of our cake was just the extra touch that made the night so memorable. I have had many people comment that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I may be biased but I certainly think it was the best wedding!

Feel free to use me as a reference if you ever need one or to post the pictures that were taken. What an amazing night!

Thank you again,

Courtney and Damian

Friday, October 03, 2008

Our Mail Box Was Full of Thank You Notes This Week

Here they are! It is so nice to read that we have met and exceeded our guests expectations when we host a wedding for them. I hope that seeing these will be helpful to you.