Thursday, November 24, 2011

Special Touches Add to a Beautiful Ballroom Wedding

Lace overlays for the tables.

Lace doily enclosures tied with narrow ribbon for the menu cards.

A different look for the cake topper -- silhouettes of the couple.

Gold Chivari chairs really set off the gold tones of our Grand Ballroom.


Baby's Breath in antique vases set off the place card table.

Instead of a guest book, a Wedding Tree, to be covered with fingerprints as leaves.  The table was complete with different fall colors for the fingerprints, and wipes to clean up the fingers.

Such cute attendants, waiting for the festivities to begin, looking into the Grand Ballroom from the Grandmother windows.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bridal Showers Are Beautiful Too!

And if you book your wedding with us, we will give you 10% off any related functions you book with us for the same event -- bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or get-acquainted functions -- if you can dream it, we can provide it.

I hope to see you here.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Nathaniel's and Sophia's Set For a Beautiful Wedding

Nathaniel's has lots of windows overlooking historic Salem.

Placecard table.

Looking at Nathaniel's from the entrance to the room from the Lobby.

You can just see Sophia's in the background of this photo through both French doors in the rear.

Chargers and printed menus are lovely touches, as were the special table number signs provided by the wedding party.

Individual salt and pepper shakers were also provided by the wedding party.

I hope you enjoy seeing yet another way we can set-up our function space for a wedding.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Winter Wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, January 2011

Outside the hotel, wreaths and lights and bows made the scene festive.
This is a pretty self-explanatory thank you email and set of photos.  If you have ever considered a winter wedding, this information might be helpful to you.

From: Elizabeth G
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 12:41 PM
To: Laura Abraham

Subject: Belated Wedding Thank You and Photos

Hi Laura,

I know it's been a long time since our wedding on January 9th, but I just wanted to thank you guys for making our wedding so simple and easy to put together. You and Liz were a great help and everything came together perfectly. We all had so much fun and the room looked beautiful. We were grateful that the hotel offered special winter discounts, as they afforded us to have the wedding of our dreams even within a tight budget.

I wanted to send you guys some photos from our wedding that really show off how great the place (and Salem) looked during the winter. The twinkle lights and wreaths really made the room feel romantic. The lights, plus your fabulous new chandeliers, really made the place sparkle. I've attached a few photos that capture your decorations. Also, there are a few photos taken outside in the park in the snow, which shows that one can get great outdoor photos even in winter. It seemed odd to send these photos during the summer, but now that winter is on its way again it seems more appropriate! Our photographer was Rachel Bell.

Again, thank you so much for making our day perfect,

On Salem Common

Sweetheart Table

Such a beautiful couple!

The couple was so impressed with the ice cream bon bons that we served with their cake, that they sent us this photo.  They said it really made their cake special.

Cutting the cake, from Montilio's.
I hope to see you here.


Hurricane Irene Did Not Disturb This Wedding

We just received this lovely thank you note about a wedding that took place the weekend of Hurricane Irene.  It was so nice to see that we were able to keep things calm here at the Hawthorne Hotel for this lovely couple.

I hope we can see you through anything that might come your way, by helping you host your wedding here at the historic Hawthorne Hotel.