Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Very Timely and Much Appreciated Email

We received this lovely email, and photographs, today, and wanted to take the opportunity to share it with those of you who might be considering a wedding a the Hawthorne Hotel. We think seeing things from our guests' perspective is probably the most helpful thing we can do for prospective couples.



Laura and the amazing Hawthorne Staff:

Nick and I wanted to send you all a note to THANK YOU for everything you did to make our wedding day the most memorable day of our lives! When we began our wedding planning over a year ago, our minds were made up that our reception would be at the Hawthorne Hotel even before our initial meeting with Christine. Laura, you were such a pleasure to work with throughout our planning over the past year. We can't thank you enough for all of your help, advice and guidance in working with us to ensure that our wedding day would turn out exactly the way we had hoped!

We'd also like to thank Claire and especially Liz, our coordinator on the day of our wedding, for everything you did to make us feel so special that day! Liz, you made sure that everything ran smoothly and we are so impressed and are still in awe of how seamless you and your team made the entire evening flow. Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel from the hotel staff (especially Robyn Sheather, who helped us multiple times with hotel welcome bags for overnight guests) to the waitstaff (especially Cheryl and Sandy) is so wonderful to work with and each and every one of you did such a great job of making our wedding reception so extremely beautiful!!

We can't thank you all enough for helping to make our wedding day one that we'll cherish and remember forever!



Aubrey and Nicholas E.

Better Late Than Never -- A Lovely Thank You and Photos

We just received these photos and the accompanying note you can read below. We thought you would enjoy learning just how satisfied these guests were with their wedding at the historic Hawthorne Hotel.


Bridesmaids at the Grandmother window overlooking the Grand Ballroom.

The shadow.

A fitting tribute.

An almost formal photo in our "photo room", the Pickman Room.

Dear Karen, Kelly, Christine, Britony, and the rest of the Hawthorne catering/event department:

This note comes exactly 7 months and 20 days overdue, but none the less, I wanted to thank you for all the work you did helping make our July 3rd wedding a wonderful, memorable day.

Leading up to the wedding, everyone was so helpful in putting together the details so that I didn't have to worry about them-- from arranging a private tasting for me, to helping me pick out hors d'oeuvres long distance over the phone, to walking me through the "homework" I forgot to do-- I always had help, guidance, and personal attention.And the personal care did not fade, even through the wedding day!

My event planner Britony went above-and-beyond the call of duty. Not only did she have the whole day exquisitely planned and have everything executed perfectly, but she actually came to the rescue when disaster struck! A guest spilled red wine on the back of my dress while hugging me in the receiving line, and before I knew it, Britony was crouched down behind me blotting my dress with club soda for what must have been at least 15 or 20 minutes (as if she didn't have a million other things to do). She was a life saver!

I really could not have asked for a better environment or staff for our wedding day.I have attached some pictures that I think accentuate unique parts of the Hawthorne and that I think you'll enjoy seeing.

We had the greatest day of our lives, and we can't wait to come back and celebrate at the Hawthorne again soon!

With our gratitude,

Moriah and David