Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Affordable Weddings + Hawthorne Hotel = True Happiness Forever!

Here is a link to our Pinterest page of Fall Weddings:  Hawthorne Hotel Fall Weddings to get you inspired.

If you thought you could not afford a wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, think again.  Here is our best pricing for you to consider.  It comes with all the high quality of food and service we are known for, all in a beautiful setting.  What more could you desire?

 I hope to see you here.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Every Dog Has His Day

One of the unique aspects of the Hawthorne Hotel is the fact that we are a pet-friendly hotel.  We understand that pets are a part of the family, and they can be an integral part of any trip, vacation, or even a special event.

This past weekend we were lucky to host the wedding of Shanna Minior and Todd Stout.  They had a lovely color palette, mostly white with touches of bright green, which definitely had us all thinking spring!

One important part of their wedding was their dog, Moby McBarker.  Shanna and Todd incorporated him into their ceremony, lending that special event a unique and personal touch.  Here at the Hawthorne we understand that certain important "persons" you may want to share your special day just may have four legs and be covered in fur!

Moby McBarker in all his wedding finery

Moby McBarker being escorted down the aisle

Moby McBarker with the happy couple

A big congratulations to Shanna and Todd, and Moby McBarker!  We wish you all the best and we were so happy to be a part of your special day!  Special thanks to Shanna and Todd's wedding photographer, David LaChapelle from Amore Photography for taking the beautiful pictures in this post.  

We hope to see you here.

Juli and the TEAM of the Hawthorne Hotel.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beautiful Centerpieces

Last night we hosted our quarterly wedding tasting event.  The floral centerpieces, done by Flowers by Darlene, and Evans Flowers, were beautiful as usual.  Here are some photos for you to see.  This first arrangement is an "upgraded" arrangement as you can imagine.  So beautiful!
By Evan's Flowers 

The following centerpieces are offered as part of our Classic Package Weddings.  Aren't they beautiful?  Of course the florists want YOU to be happy, so they will customize the arrangements to suit your taste, and budget.
Flowers by Darlene

Flowers by Darlene

Flowers by Darlene

Flowers by Darlene

Evan's Flowers
I hope to see you here.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More Wonderful Recognition!

As I'm sure you can tell by now, we love to be a part of special occasions at the Hawthorne. Here is another glowing review from the well-known wedding website, The Knot. This wedding took place in our Grand Ballroom at the end of March.

Amazing!    posted 4/3/2014
The Hawthorne was the venue for my wedding ceremony and reception. Everything was fantastic. The food was phenomenal as was the ballroom where we had our ceremony and reception. The second floor area where we had our cocktail hour was also beautiful. Karen, our catering manager, was terrific and gave us lots of options to fit within our budget. She was also very calm and helped us through the planning process. Liz, our event coordinator, was the best. She managed our rehearsal and wedding ceremony and reception. After meeting her the night of the rehearsal, I wasn't nervous at all about the wedding. She kept everything running smoothly and seemed to just magically appear whenever we needed her! All the staff at the Hawthorne were professional and helpful. In my mind we had the perfect wedding!

As always, we hope to see you here!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More Nice Thank You Notes

These are certainly self-explanatory, and we thought you would enjoy reading our mail.  The first one, to Liz Dube who is our Banquet Manager, and the second one, written to the entire staff of the Hawthorne Hotel:

I hope you enjoy reading these first-hand accounts of just have fabulous a Hawthorne Hotel or Hawthorne Catering Wedding is -- you can see how this will be for you!


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Another Lovely Wedding Review on the Knot

If you remember the post about the beautiful flowers and luscious cupcakes in late March, you will know a little bit more about this wedding.  Here is their review on the wedding website, The Knot.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did.


Wedding: 3/22/2014
Member Since: 6/8/2009
Wonderful experience!    posted 3/26/2014
My husband and I just had our wedding at the Hawthorne in March. I could not speak more highly of our experience. Due to unfortunate circumstances we had already planned a wedding that had to be cancelled last minute at another venue. Given our position, we weren't even sure if we wanted to go through planning another wedding. However living in Salem I had always admired the hotel when passing by so I decided to look into it. I saw there were some winter and early spring special opportunity dates so sent an email inquiry. To my surprise I received an immediate response and had an appointment with the catering sales manager Alaina that week. When we met with Alaina late fall, it was clear that the venue as well as the staff were warm and inviting. Given the great special, we quickly booked our day for March. Alaina was very empathetic to our situation and went out of her way to make planning a wedding in just 4 months feel extremely easy.

The entire staff was great to work with throughout the process as well-from attending a wonderful complimentary tasting with the very personable and talented chef Ken to coordinating hotel rooms for our guests. When the big day finally came, nothing could have been better. Guests complimented the food, the service and the beautiful ambiance of the ballroom. Our day of coordinator Liz made me feel so comfortable on that day. She coordinated all logistics that day so that I had nothing to worry about. She coordinated with our band, fed our vendors, helped to set up our photo booth and created the most beautiful display with the cupcakes I had ordered. Any time she needed to pull me away for my first dance or to toss the bouquet she was very calm and professional which allowed me to truly relax and enjoy the day. The next day the staff was very helpful in helping us to pack up all of our belongings and the final bill was within $100 of the estimate Alaina had provided me--there were no hidden expenses. I couldn't be more grateful to everyone at the Hawthorne for allowing us to have such a wonderful experience from start to finish.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Nice Review, on The Knot

Such a nice review, we had to blog about it everywhere.  Please click on the link below to read what was written about a February Wedding here at the Hawthorne Hotel:

February Wedding Was Just Right

I hope to see you here.