Thursday, January 24, 2013

Yet Another Nice Thank You Note!

We love being thanked, and since today is National "Thank You" Day, we thought you might enjoy reading this as much as we did.

By the way, THANK YOU, fair blog reader, for paying attention to what we write, right here.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Another Winter Wedding

This one in shades of navy blue.

The cake was made by a friend of the family (not by "our" cake company -- Montilio's)

Cute special glasses for the groom and bride

The favors were customized chocolate bars by Hershey

I hope you enjoy getting another look at a Grand Ballroom wedding.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Cute Idea for a Special Favor

If you are a do-it-yourself type person, this might be a fun thing to do . . . . so cute!
Chalkboard Painted Wine Glasses

Let us know if you plan to do that for an event here at the Hawthorne Hotel.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cute Idea for a Wedding

We love sharing things with our blog readers.  I hope you enjoy reading this.


Short and Sweet Thank You Note

To make it easy to read, here is the content of this lovely thank you note:

Dear Liz and all Hawthorne Staff,

Thank you so much for making our day amazing!  If I could do my day over again I would have everything exactly the same :-)

Every last detail was perfect and we owe that to your staff!  

Planning a wedding from far away can be stressful but everyone at the Hawthorne was amazing. 

Thank you  -- Katelyn and Dan Musser

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

More Simple Winter Wedding Photos

This is a winter wedding that was done in a very simple but lovely manner.  All the items you see are our standard items such as our Ballroom Chairs, standard linen selections, and no other upgrades.  The up-lighting was provided by the DJ.

The flowers were bunches of baby's breath meant to be evocative of snow.  These were also part of the package, with the only upgrade being the tall vases were charged for as an extra because the couple wanted to keep them.

I hope these photos are helpful to you in seeing what we have to offer our guests.


Thursday, January 03, 2013

"Stations" Wedding at PEM on New Year's Eve

I hope you enjoy getting a look at this lovely wedding which took place on New Year's Eve in the Atrium at PEM (Peabody Essex Museum).  This post includes the entire menu, which was quite elaborate and designed to keep folks engaged with food for the entire evening, in a very pleasant manner.

An Excellent Banquet Staff Ready to Serve Your Guests

Here is the menu from that evening.  It was quite the event, and we are certain no one left here hungry!


Stationed Hors d'oeuvres

Mediterranean Station
Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Basil-Caper Tomatoes, and Olive Tapenade Served with Grilled Pita and Focaccia Breads

Antipasto Station
Salami, Prosciutto, Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella

Bruschetta Toasts with Herb-Infused Olive Oil, Plum Tomato with
Basil and Sauteed Zucchini with Sundried Tomatoes

Cheese Station
International Assorted Sliced Cheeses with French Baguettes, Crackers and Flat Breads, Garnished with Seasonal Fresh Fruits

Garden Vegetable Crudites with Blue Cheese and Creamy Tomato Dip and Ranch Dip

Japanese Sushi
Maki Sushi Rolls, Salmon, Crab, and California 

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres
Crab-stuffed Mushroom Caps
Italian Style Grilled Chicken with Puttanesca Sauce
Eggplant, Mozzarella, Sundried Tomato and Pesto Toast
Smoked Duck, Orange Marmalade Mascarpone, Croute
Grilled Korean Style Beef with Sweet Soy Sesame Sauce
Large Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon 


Salad Station
Mixed Greens with Raspberries, Pecans, Mandarin Oranges and Cherry Tomatoes

Baby Arugula, Sliced Red Onions, Pistachios, Goat Cheese and Dried Cherries
Balsamic Vinaigrette and Creamy Gorgonzola

Carving Stations

Truffle Oil Roasted Tenderloin, with Merlot Demi Glace

Apple-Smoked Bacon and Corn-Stuffed Pork Loin with Chipotle-Tomato Relish

Turkey Breast Roast with Butternut Squash and Pecan-sage Salsa and
Lemon-Caper-Basil Sauce

Seafood Station

Salmon en Croute - Fresh Salmon Filet with Tarragon in Puff Pastry with Lemon Hollandaise Sauce

Seared Scallops with a Chestnut Orange and Basil Sauce

Pasta Station

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Tri-Colored Cheese Tortellini with Sweet and Sour Vegetable Ragout, Sauteed Eggplant, Tomatoes, Raisins, Capers, Olives and Pine Nuts

Fusilli with North-End Style Classic Red Sauce with Mini-Meatballs, Romano Cheese

Freshly Baked Rolls with Butter on all Stations

Dessert Station

Assortment of Sliced Wedding Cake, Miniature French Pastries, Cakes, Tortes and Pies

 Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hebal Teas

Late Night Treats

Demitasse Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Triangles on top
Mini Philly Cheese Steaks


If we can help you design your perfect wedding, please give us a call at 978-825-4358.  I hope to see you here.


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Winter Wedding Snapshots

Click on this link to go to a post I made on our "regular" blog of snapshots of a wedding ceremony and reception that took place on Friday December 28, 2012.

A Winter Wedding in the Grand Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel

I hope to see you here.