Monday, February 25, 2008

Our Guests Are Our Best Advertisement

We have to admit, we advertise only to keep our image as 'top of mind' because the overwhelming way we get our wedding business is by referrals. Time after time, when we ask the question "What made you choose the Hawthorne Hotel?" we learn that someone either had had a wedding here, or had attended a wedding here, or knew someone who had a great experience here.

The following is another nice email which demonstrates that thought. Of course, it made our day this week. This was from a wedding couple from this past weekend:

I wanted to take a minute this morning as life adjusts back to normal and say THANK YOU! The wedding was great. Everyone has commented on what a good time they had and how excellent the food was and Liz made it so easy for us and took a lot of the stress and worry away by just taking care of things. The room looked great and all the details came together well. Start to finish Kate and I had fun, even Steve the limo driver was EXCELLENT.

I hope to hear from you, too. And don't forget, now you can call your compliments in to our blog. Just click on the "Call Me" button to in the column to the right of this post.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Voicemail on a Blog? Absolutely! Try it Out on Our Wedding Blog

While the Hawthorne Hotel might be housed in a lovely old building, there is nothing old about our attitude towards technology.

I recently learned of a service whereby you can call our Blog and leave a voice message. The following one is a test I did to try it out. I hope you will leave us a message too. Obviously, please keep them clean and polite so I can publish them, okay? Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy this new service.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Nice E-mail to Start Our Day

This email arrived in Karen Cotton's mailbox recently, and I thought you might like to read it too.


Dear Karen,

Chris and I want to thank you and your whole team for making our wedding a beautiful, unforgettable, and seamless event. Everything went very smoothly, and I was completely at ease in Jessica's very capable hands.

All of our interactions with you and your team were very professional which we also value very highly.

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with the Hawthorne Hotel for our wedding, and would recommend it to everyone we know!

We will send some pictures when we get them, after our honeymoon.

Thank you again,

Chris and Phyllis,

Friday, February 08, 2008

Ivory Damask Linen

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Fiona Gold Floor Length Overlays

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Different Kinds of Overlays

Sheer "Sharen" Ivory over Burgundy Cloth

Antique Gold Runner

Gold Organza Overlay (it will not be a floor length as it appears here, because this sample was set up on a cocktail table -- it would fall to overlay length on a 60" or 72" round, which is approximately a 12" to 18" drop)

Pearl Satin Band
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All of these specialty tableclothes and runners are upgrades from the wedding package. We are simply presenting them to you here for informational purposes.


Chair Covers, Bows and Sashes

At our most recent 'wedding tasting' event here at the Hawthorne Hotel, we displayed several different kinds of chair treatments. You can see them all in these photo. Even the ties have different finishes, from a traditional bow, to a tailored look, to a simple small knot.

Please ask your wedding coordinator for more information about these upgrades for your wedding. If you don't already have your wedding booked with us, please contact our catering office at 978-825-4358.

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