Wednesday, December 30, 2009

NEW Value Wedding Package -- for Opportunity Dates

If you think you cannot afford a wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, you really need to see this:

It is for special dates, which is why the big discount -- we know these are not the most desirable dates for many, but they could be exactly right for you.

So if you have not yet booked your wedding reception, and you have always dreamed of a wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, this Value Wedding Package might be just the thing for you.

If you are interested in learning more, give our professional wedding planners a call at 978-825-4358. They are even here on Saturdays, and some evenings to make it easier for you.

I hope to see you here.


A Terrific Photographic Slide Show of a Hawthorne Hotel Wedding

I recently found this slide show on another blog, of a Hawthorne Hotel wedding. If you click on the link, you should be able to then click on the slide show of the Hawthorne Hotel wedding. The photos are terrific, and you can really get an idea of what a wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel is all about, from getting ready in one of our rooms, to the wedding ceremony in the Grand Ballroom, to the end of the night -- it is like a documentary of a Hawthorne Hotel wedding.

I hope you enjoy seeing this as much as I did.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

When Cordinating Couples Look Fantastic

Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi for Chanel spring 2010

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

The greatest tenor of all times wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stephanie is Planning Her Wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel

As I was making my way through the hotel yesterday afternoon, I ran into these two charming young women right here in the entrance to the Ballroom. I stopped to ask if they needed any assistance, and introduced myself, only to find out that I knew the bride, Stephanie (on the left) through posts on Twitter.
Steph and her maid of honor were here working on some of the fun details of her upcoming wedding. After their meeting with our staff member, they enjoyed some food and drinks in front of the fireplace in the Tavern -- altogether a great afternoon as I learned in a message from Steph this morning on Twitter.
You can be sure we will be following Steph in her wedding plans, and featuring it on this blog!
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More BEAUTIFUL Wedding Photos

Yesterday this email was forwarded to me by Karen Cotton, our Director of Catering here at the Hawthorne Hotel. It was so lovely, I just had to share.

I hope to see you here.



From: Elizabeth
Sent: Tue 12/22/2009 5:20 PM
To: Karen Cotton
Cc: Liz Dube
Subject: Wedding Photos

HI Karen and Liz

I have attached some of our wedding photos. I picked out ones that really showcased how beautiful the Hawthorne Hotel was for our wedding!!!! Trust me, there are so many! These are just a few!!! Thank you for everything again… I just relived the wedding looking through all the photos again~ I want to do it all over again

You are welcome to use them if you want =) If you need a JPEG of any of them to use, let me know and I can send you a CD or send you the file. I just didn’t want to send you all the files since it would take up so much room!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!

Liz and Chris C

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I heart Vera Wang Clogs

Spring/summer '10 runway shows benevolently allowed the return of the clog in all its stomping style, however, Vera Wang's design is the one that stole my heart.
The perfect hybrid between biker-chic boots and, the clog (duh), they work great with anything from leather leggings to a billowy, chiffon dress.
I want them.

2009 in fashion

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Another nice thank-you email

From: A. . . . . y

Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:53 PM

To: Karen Cotton

Subject: Re: FW: The Kalp-Whyman Wedding Was Gorgeous
[Blog Post]

Hi Karen,

Thanks for sending this along, we love it! We loved our wedding, everything was wonderful and everyone kept commenting on how great the room looked, how great the food was and just how seamless the night went. Thank you so so much for all of your help along the way and for accomodating us with every, little thing. It was an absolute pleasure working with you.

Have a great, great Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

A. . . . y

E-Brochure for Weddings at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel

There is no doubt that the Hawthorne Hotel is historic, and that we embrace our history, and our place in the history and fabric of life in Salem, Massachusetts. However, that certainly does not mean we are moldy-oldy in how we think, live, act and work.

Here is an example -- our new wedding e-brochure. Just click on the link, and the brochure is right there on your computer screen. I hope you enjoy this preview, before this goes up on our website.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some Photos and a Thank You for Last New Year's Wedding

If you have ever wondered about having a winter wedding, here are some photos and a thank you note to consider.
From: Kara

Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:32 AM

To: Robyn Sheather
Subject: Re: Hawthorne Hotel Reservation

First, we never formally thanked you and your team for hosting the perfect wedding celebration.

From the night before the wedding when my out of town guests dined at the Tavern to the morning after when the crowd was filling up the lobby to say goodbye, it was a perfect event.

Our guests had such a great time that both sides of our families are planning to host family parties on New Year's from time to time as they couldn't imagine not doing it after last year's event.

You and Karen were so patient in the planning process and I know why now - you're great at it and I didn't need to worry about any of the little things I was worried about.

Sean was thrilled by the food and the sudden arrival of a case of his favorite beverage - between having his own firefighter's helmet cake and that beverage for just him, he didn't know who to thank or which to have first! The DJ, Chris Culkeen, who you recommended was fantastic - the group had a blast. The food was great, the wait staff took care of everyone, and our host was amazing - she even found my sneakers for me so I could run out to get pics in the snow then fixed my veil when the wind had blown it off.

Can't say enough about how thankful we are that the Hawthorne was where we started our life together. Also, I have attached a few of the pics I have of the hotel from that night - snow and all. I have a group of them to send via snapfish. It really was a perfect night and I can't thank you all enough for making it so.

And back to our original topic...our wedding package included a one night stay for the 1st anniversary and we can't think of a better place to celebrate the first one than at the Hawthorne - our guests still tell us how much fun they had that night.

As the anniversary is New Year's, is it even an option to arrange the stay for that night? If not, is there any availability for Saturday the 2nd? If that weekend doesn't work, I will have to check with Sean as his schedule is not a typical 9-5 so he works weekends and I don't know his January schedule aside from New Year's. Let me know if there's anything available on those dates and we'll go from there.

Hope you all had a wonderful, successful year and we wish you more of the same in 2010.



Sunday, December 13, 2009


Who wore it better?
Stacy Dash in November 2009, or Katherine Jenkins in October 2009??
I think they should have both stayed home.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Of Autumn

I took this pictures about a week ago, on one of our regular bike rides.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm loving....

this Prada dress. (Just as I love the entire collection...but let's focus)
Seriously, the details, the contrast of fabrics, the colors. Pure awesomeness.

And no, I do not like Bella, Edward, Twilight and/or Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. What I do like is how the dress looks on her.