Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nautically-themed Wedding


We recently received a really nice on-line review on WeddingWire from this couple and thought you might like to see it as well:
We cannot say enough good things about the Hawthorne! It was such a great wedding venue. We decided early on that we wanted a venue that would take care of most of the coordination for us and the Hawthorne was the perfect choice! Their Saturday night prime time (summer months) package included so many things - centerpieces for tables, the cake, a limo (although we just took the $$ credit for that), open bar during cocktail hour (key!) and a lot more. Alaina was our coordinator and she was fabulous - answered all of our emails and questions promptly and provided informative timelines for when we needed to get stuff done. Liz was our day-of coordinator and she was wonderful as well! We had multiple meetings with Alaina throughout the process, but I met with Alaina and Liz a week ahead of time and gave them all of our "stuff" (decor, escort cards, card box etc) and outlined my vision with them. They definitely pulled it off! We received so many compliments on how lovely the Hawthorne was, how beautiful the ballroom (with those gorgeous tall ceilings!) was, and how professional and pulled together it all seemed.

There are so many perks to using the Hawthorne, but one of them is the tasting dinner they provided. The bride & groom + two guests can attend a dinner with other couples getting married soon and they go all out - a full buffet of almost everything you can request for the wedding, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails. The tables are all done in different styles with different centerpieces for inspiration, and your coordinator is there to answer any questions and guide you through their selections. The tasting was a wonderful night in and of itself!

I would recommend the Hawthorne to anyone. Compared to other Boston-area venues it is very reasonably priced, and so much is included in the package. It is a beautiful historic hotel and the town of Salem provides an amazing backdrop for pictures. Our guests loved spending a long weekend in Salem!

Wedding: 07/19/2014
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue Reviewed On: 10/09/2014


This wedding took place here this summer. I thought you might like to see these photos taken by our hotel's evening manager, Elizabeth Buchanan. She did a great job!

I hope to see you here.


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