Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel

This is right next to our Ballroom, and it is a popular place for our 'sporting' guests to check out the latest score on a break from the wedding festivities. That is an important attribute for many of our wedding guests, especially those of the male persuasion.


Wedding Showcase

If you are going to be in Salem on Wednesday February 28 and you want to experience the wedding style of the Hawthorne Hotel, consider coming to our Wedding Showcase.

It will be held right here at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Tickets are only $10 per person, and you can reserve them by calling 978-825-4358, or you can purchase them at the door if we happen not to sell them all ahead of time.

We will be passing a number of hors d'oeuvres, Montilio's will be serving wedding cake, and the Chocolate Company will be offering their chocolate fountain. It will be an evening not-to-be missed.

There will be a fashion show put on by Yolanda's of Boston and Mr. Tux, entertainment, and lots to see as well as door prizes for those lucky ones among you.

I hope to see you here.


Thursday, February 22, 2007


When is a Wedding Cake NOT a Wedding Cake?

When it is made from whoopee pies, we would have to say it is a "making whoopee" cake. Right?
You be the judge. Here it is, along with its "owners" Jennifer and Jefferey. They got married here at the Hawthorne recently, and have allowed us to share their special moment with you.


Monday, February 19, 2007

February is the Season for Romance here at the Hawthorne Hotel

Our month started out with this sweet story. Here you see William and Jane Murphy who were here on February 1 celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. They met on a blind date, right here at the Hawthorne Hotel in our Tavern in November of 1994, and they were married in our Ballroom on February 1, 1997.

Bill and Jane come here every year to celebrate their anniversary with us, and since this was such a special anniversary, we thought we would share it with you, fair readers.

We hope that we can help you enjoy some romance in your lives as well.

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An Unusual Wedding Cake

When Jennifer and Aaron got married here several weeks ago, their theme colors for their wedding were orange and green. Their wedding cake reflected that theme, and in a very tasteful and interesting way, don't you agree?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Some unusual touches to a Valentine's-Themed Wedding

The wedding photos below were from a wedding held here last weekend, with a Valentine's theme. We thought the favors were especially sweet -- heart-shaped measuring spoons with a note that says "Love Beyond Measure"

And the wedding cake topper which clearly shows 'her' reeling 'him' in. Evidently they both enjoyed the experience!

We hope to see you at the Hawthorne Hotel here in Salem, for your wedding, or for our upcoming wedding show.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

The Hawthorne Hotel is a touchstone for many happy couples

Here are Susan and Bob Parks, who were here to celebrate their third wedding anniversary this past week. She made arrangements with our catering office to surprise him with a duplicate of their cake top, decorated just as their wedding cake had been, and served to them in their guest room.

We thought that was so sweet, so we asked if we could blog this happy celebration and they agreed! As they were visiting with us here, they were talking about this special event, and happened to be sitting right next to a couple that was here looking over our facility for their upcoming wedding reception. Overhearing this conversation made the prospective clients rethink the fact that they were considering a country club or function facility where they would NOT be able to return each year for their anniversary.

One of the nicest parts about getting married in a historic hotel is the fact that we honor and preserve memories -- something that not every business takes into consideration.

We hope to be able to help you have a touchstone venue as part of your special day. Perhaps you too need to stop by and let our professional catering staff assist you?


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