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Hawthorne Hotel

Salem , MA
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LOCATION

18 Washington Sq. West
Salem, MA 01970 US (map)

PHONE

978-825-4358

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ABOUT US

Wedding receptions have been a tradition at the Hawthorne Hotel for more than three quarters of a century. The Hotel echoes a lost age of grandeur . .. an elegance that is identified... Read more
Wedding receptions have been a tradition at the Hawthorne Hotel for more than three quarters of a century. The Hotel echoes a lost age of grandeur . .. an elegance that is identified only with the Hawthorne. Personal service and attention to detail are our hallmarks. Your wedding will reflect your individual style, in the classic setting of the Hawthorne. A memorable day awaits you and your guests.

Our Grand Ballroom provides an elegance unique to any facility on the North Shore. The magnificent Palladian windows overlooking the Salem Common offer a perfect picture of the four seasons enjoyed in New England. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
190
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
190
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne Hotel was the caterer and the hotel of choice for sleeping accommodations. Lindsay Otis and her staff were absolutely amazing. From the first email to the day before the reception they were on their game. I cannot even explain how much they did for us. When I walked into the reception the night of my wedding I was so taken back by how perfect it all was. I felt like I had set up the room on my own because everything was just as I wanted it. They walked through all my thoughts and concerns and made the night perfect. I want to do it all over again because it was such a beautiful night!
The Hawthorne Hotel was the caterer and the hotel of choice for sleeping accommodations. Lindsay Otis and her staff were Read more...
The Hawthorne Hotel was the caterer and the hotel of choice for sleeping accommodations. Lindsay Otis and her staff were absolutely amazing. From the first email to the day before the reception they were on their game. I cannot even explain how much they did for us. When I walked into the reception the night of my wedding I was so taken back by how perfect it all was. I felt like I had set up the room on my own because everything was just as I wanted it. They walked through all my thoughts and concerns and made the night perfect. I want to do it all over again because it was such a beautiful night! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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michael
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We had high expectations. They were exceeded!!!
Even our 'foodie' friends were effusive on the presentation of all the courses - lobster bisque; tenderloin, or sea bass with lobster risotto (yum); chocolate covered cappuccino ice cream/fresh fruit with wedding cake. The staff was incredible (Lindsay, Claire) in their attention to detail, their creativity, their honest-to-goodness caring, and good cheer! The hors d'oeuvres were well presented, incredibly delicious, as well as creative. The charcuterie 'table' was even better than we could have imagined, and always well attended/stocked/cleaned. The serving staff was helpful, courteous, and always on the spot. I cannot imagine (and I have a good imagination) that anything could have gone better.
We had high expectations. They were exceeded!!!
Even our 'foodie' friends were effusive on the presentation of all Read more...
We had high expectations. They were exceeded!!!
Even our 'foodie' friends were effusive on the presentation of all the courses - lobster bisque; tenderloin, or sea bass with lobster risotto (yum); chocolate covered cappuccino ice cream/fresh fruit with wedding cake. The staff was incredible (Lindsay, Claire) in their attention to detail, their creativity, their honest-to-goodness caring, and good cheer! The hors d'oeuvres were well presented, incredibly delicious, as well as creative. The charcuterie 'table' was even better than we could have imagined, and always well attended/stocked/cleaned. The serving staff was helpful, courteous, and always on the spot. I cannot imagine (and I have a good imagination) that anything could have gone better. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Travel
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Christen
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to describe how amazing the staff at The Hawthorne Hotel was at catering and planning my Wedding. i hired them as my Caterer but i didn't expect to get a full fledged Wedding planner along with it! Lindsay my event coordinator did the most outstanding job! Not only was the food phenomenal, the stay at the hotel so pleasant and convenient but the day of the Wedding when there was so much to do Lindsay had already done everything!!! I DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING! She was so professional and so on top of everything! The staff at the Hawthorne made my special day more perfect than i could have ever imagined! I highly recommend them to anyone in the area!
There are not enough words to describe how amazing the staff at The Hawthorne Hotel was at catering and planning my Read more...
There are not enough words to describe how amazing the staff at The Hawthorne Hotel was at catering and planning my Wedding. i hired them as my Caterer but i didn't expect to get a full fledged Wedding planner along with it! Lindsay my event coordinator did the most outstanding job! Not only was the food phenomenal, the stay at the hotel so pleasant and convenient but the day of the Wedding when there was so much to do Lindsay had already done everything!!! I DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING! She was so professional and so on top of everything! The staff at the Hawthorne made my special day more perfect than i could have ever imagined! I highly recommend them to anyone in the area! Read less
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Gia
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel was the best experience of my life.
They were accommodating, they were on top of everything, organized, extremely friendly staff, and all round a magical place to be in. I can't be happier. The honest and only downfall was I was sad when it was over. I wish I could go back and relive every moment. Also there suggestions for vendors were fantastic as well. We used the limo (which was lovely, the driver was so sweet), Flowers by Darlene (they came out gorgeous), Cakes for all Occasions (people still keep coming up to be and saying how it was the best cake they ever had) and the food (to die for!). They even made amazing food to accommodate me (a vegan). Lindsay, Christine and Jessica were great! They were in constant contact with me before the wedding and always by my side during the wedding to keep me on schedule. I would recommend them to anyone who wanted to have an amazing time =)
I can honestly say that my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel was the best experience of my life.
They were accommodating, Read more...
I can honestly say that my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel was the best experience of my life.
They were accommodating, they were on top of everything, organized, extremely friendly staff, and all round a magical place to be in. I can't be happier. The honest and only downfall was I was sad when it was over. I wish I could go back and relive every moment. Also there suggestions for vendors were fantastic as well. We used the limo (which was lovely, the driver was so sweet), Flowers by Darlene (they came out gorgeous), Cakes for all Occasions (people still keep coming up to be and saying how it was the best cake they ever had) and the food (to die for!). They even made amazing food to accommodate me (a vegan). Lindsay, Christine and Jessica were great! They were in constant contact with me before the wedding and always by my side during the wedding to keep me on schedule. I would recommend them to anyone who wanted to have an amazing time =) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alexis
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
In the beginning my husband and I were arguing over a large or small wedding. When we went to the hotel originally to just look around we saw they actually were able to accommodate just about any size we wanted because they have three rooms you can choose to rent. Part of the appeal of the hotel was they take care of a lot of thing(I was a lazy bride). A cake was included in our package we just had to go and taste our options and pick one. Also the food tasting and placesetting options, table clothes ext. were all done in one night. Since they have a large number of people do the tasting at once we were able to try all the meal options. It was great! In the end we went with the small wedding and used the back room Sophia's. It was perfect. We were able to fit a bar, a dance floor big enough to accommodate our Greek dancing with a few greek musicians and 60 guests. We are hoping to use them for a baby shower when the time comes.
In the beginning my husband and I were arguing over a large or small wedding. When we went to the hotel originally to just Read more...
In the beginning my husband and I were arguing over a large or small wedding. When we went to the hotel originally to just look around we saw they actually were able to accommodate just about any size we wanted because they have three rooms you can choose to rent. Part of the appeal of the hotel was they take care of a lot of thing(I was a lazy bride). A cake was included in our package we just had to go and taste our options and pick one. Also the food tasting and placesetting options, table clothes ext. were all done in one night. Since they have a large number of people do the tasting at once we were able to try all the meal options. It was great! In the end we went with the small wedding and used the back room Sophia's. It was perfect. We were able to fit a bar, a dance floor big enough to accommodate our Greek dancing with a few greek musicians and 60 guests. We are hoping to use them for a baby shower when the time comes. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Cassandra
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We used the Hawthorne hotel for catering for our wedding at the PEM as well as for a brunch the following day. Lindsay and her staff were excellent. Leading up to the wedding they always responded immediately and made the planning process effortless. The day of my wedding Jessica was the coordinator and she was wonderful. We had the perfect day and everything went as planned. Thank you!
We used the Hawthorne hotel for catering for our wedding at the PEM as well as for a brunch the following day. Lindsay and Read more...
We used the Hawthorne hotel for catering for our wedding at the PEM as well as for a brunch the following day. Lindsay and her staff were excellent. Leading up to the wedding they always responded immediately and made the planning process effortless. The day of my wedding Jessica was the coordinator and she was wonderful. We had the perfect day and everything went as planned. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
All of our guests are saying that they had the most fun at our wedding of all of the weddings they have been to! The food is incredible, the wedding coordinator Liz was on top of everything, and the room was set up even more beautiful than I could have imagined! I knew they had everything under control, which made me probably the least stressed bride of other brides I have known. Everything went off perfectly and the quality is beyond compare. I wish all of my friends would get married here, so that we could keep coming back!
All of our guests are saying that they had the most fun at our wedding of all of the weddings they have been to! The food Read more...
All of our guests are saying that they had the most fun at our wedding of all of the weddings they have been to! The food is incredible, the wedding coordinator Liz was on top of everything, and the room was set up even more beautiful than I could have imagined! I knew they had everything under control, which made me probably the least stressed bride of other brides I have known. Everything went off perfectly and the quality is beyond compare. I wish all of my friends would get married here, so that we could keep coming back! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne Hotel catered our wedding this past September at the Peabody Essex Museum. Everything was absolutely perfect. Lindsay Otis is simply spectacular at her job. She is professional, kind and makes you wedding stress-free. Working with her was an absolute dream.

The food at our wedding was unbelievable. Our guests are still talking about how delicious it was! Everything was perfect. From the service, presentation and taste. Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel, especially Lindsay Otis, went completely above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. We honestly can't say enough good things about our experience.
The Hawthorne Hotel catered our wedding this past September at the Peabody Essex Museum. Everything was absolutely Read more...
The Hawthorne Hotel catered our wedding this past September at the Peabody Essex Museum. Everything was absolutely perfect. Lindsay Otis is simply spectacular at her job. She is professional, kind and makes you wedding stress-free. Working with her was an absolute dream.

The food at our wedding was unbelievable. Our guests are still talking about how delicious it was! Everything was perfect. From the service, presentation and taste. Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel, especially Lindsay Otis, went completely above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. We honestly can't say enough good things about our experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kerri
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We selected the Hawthorne Hotel as the venue for both our ceremony and our reception, and could not be happier with the decision. After reviewing many (many!) venues, the Hawthorne stood out for the value of the services offered. We had heard so many times that weddings there were beautiful and just so much fun, and we were not disappointed. Our cocktail hour was held in a smaller room upstairs from the ballroom, allowing the ballroom to be turned from ceremony to reception. This space allows for small or larger groups to gather, room to sit at tables or in arm chairs, chat around higher cocktail tables, or mingle. The ballroom is stunning – high ceilings, beautifully decorated and so many historic details.

Lindsay was our assigned coordinator. She assisted us throughout the planning process, offering suggestions, but also gave us the freedom to put our own touch on the evening. On the night of, Lindsay was with us from start to finish – never intrusive, but knowing our every need (often before we did!) and handling it.

When it was time to select our menu, we were invited to attend a menu tasting to sample options of all the courses and view different decorating options. Each table was set with different available linens, place settings, and centerpieces. Each of the florist and cake vendors provided samples of their work.

The hotel offered us a room block for our guests that reduced the cost of staying overnight. The front desk staff was wonderful, accommodating every need of each guest and providing thank you bags we had created upon check-in. Melissa was our hand-holder for all of our guest block needs, sending updated lists of guests and answering every question we came up with.

From start to finish, the Hawthorne Hotel was on point and our wedding was exactly what we dreamed it would be. Our guests are still raving over the wonderful time that they had. I cannot recommend this venue enough!
We selected the Hawthorne Hotel as the venue for both our ceremony and our reception, and could not be happier with the Read more...
We selected the Hawthorne Hotel as the venue for both our ceremony and our reception, and could not be happier with the decision. After reviewing many (many!) venues, the Hawthorne stood out for the value of the services offered. We had heard so many times that weddings there were beautiful and just so much fun, and we were not disappointed. Our cocktail hour was held in a smaller room upstairs from the ballroom, allowing the ballroom to be turned from ceremony to reception. This space allows for small or larger groups to gather, room to sit at tables or in arm chairs, chat around higher cocktail tables, or mingle. The ballroom is stunning – high ceilings, beautifully decorated and so many historic details.

Lindsay was our assigned coordinator. She assisted us throughout the planning process, offering suggestions, but also gave us the freedom to put our own touch on the evening. On the night of, Lindsay was with us from start to finish – never intrusive, but knowing our every need (often before we did!) and handling it.

When it was time to select our menu, we were invited to attend a menu tasting to sample options of all the courses and view different decorating options. Each table was set with different available linens, place settings, and centerpieces. Each of the florist and cake vendors provided samples of their work.

The hotel offered us a room block for our guests that reduced the cost of staying overnight. The front desk staff was wonderful, accommodating every need of each guest and providing thank you bags we had created upon check-in. Melissa was our hand-holder for all of our guest block needs, sending updated lists of guests and answering every question we came up with.

From start to finish, the Hawthorne Hotel was on point and our wedding was exactly what we dreamed it would be. Our guests are still raving over the wonderful time that they had. I cannot recommend this venue enough! Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wedding was wonderful! I can't say enough about their competence and kindness. We are very happy we chose the Hawthorne for the wedding venue.
Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wedding was wonderful! I can't say enough Read more...
Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wedding was wonderful! I can't say enough about their competence and kindness. We are very happy we chose the Hawthorne for the wedding venue. Read less
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