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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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Lana
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. The hotel provided a beautiful setting for the event as well as for our photos. We also appreciated being able to take photos on the common across the street. The appetizers and dinners were delicious and the kitchen accommodated a number of different dietary restrictions. Most of our guests also stayed overnight which was extra fun. Many spent the weekend exploring Salem and no one had to drive after the party.

We are so happy with our decision to get married at the Hawthorne. Everyone has been telling us how much they loved the experience. From our first meeting with Laura Abraham-Long until the day of the wedding, we appreciated the great communication, professionalism, and care that the Hawthorne staff put into our event. On top of all of this, the Hawthorne packages are an amazing value. I cannot recommend this venue enough.
The Hawthorne Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. The hotel provided a beautiful setting Read more...
The Hawthorne Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. The hotel provided a beautiful setting for the event as well as for our photos. We also appreciated being able to take photos on the common across the street. The appetizers and dinners were delicious and the kitchen accommodated a number of different dietary restrictions. Most of our guests also stayed overnight which was extra fun. Many spent the weekend exploring Salem and no one had to drive after the party.

We are so happy with our decision to get married at the Hawthorne. Everyone has been telling us how much they loved the experience. From our first meeting with Laura Abraham-Long until the day of the wedding, we appreciated the great communication, professionalism, and care that the Hawthorne staff put into our event. On top of all of this, the Hawthorne packages are an amazing value. I cannot recommend this venue enough. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Justin
Wedding:
2/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better venue and a more helpful, attentive, organized, and friendly staff.

Everyone at the Hawthorne helped make our dream wedding a reality. I'd highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married in the New England area.

Quick background on our wedding: my wife and I decided to have a fairly traditional wedding ceremony and an 80's themed reception. Laura, our coordinator at the Hawthorne, loved the idea and was so enthusiastic in helping us make the most of it.

We had a lot of specific plans for decorations, music, the cake, etc., and Laura recommended the perfect vendors to meet our needs. She also kept us on the ball when it came to deadlines in the months leading up to the big day.

The day before the wedding, Laura and our day-of coordinator, Liz, helped us with a very thorough run-through of all the details, and Liz was there the next day to make sure everything ran smoothly.

The waitstaff, bartenders, front desk staff, etc. were all very helpful and friendly as well.

Our ceremony took place in the large, beautiful ballroom, and then the guests were brought upstairs to a spacious lounge area for cocktails while the ballroom was flipped for the reception.

This all went so smoothly, and it was great having it all happen in one place – no need for shuttles or any between-venue logistics. Even the after party was in the Tavern accessible through the main lobby.

Another huge plus was that so many things were covered in the wedding package. This limited the number of vendors we had to deal with and allowed us to spend time focusing on nailing the 80's themed party and not worrying about all the small details. Also, the food – prepared by the Hawthorne catering staff – was delicious!

I really can't say enough about the Hawthorne. Of course, this day was going to be unforgettable for us no matter what, but the fact that the venue was so great and the staff was so helpful made it that much more special.
We could not have asked for a better venue and a more helpful, attentive, organized, and friendly staff.

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We could not have asked for a better venue and a more helpful, attentive, organized, and friendly staff.

Everyone at the Hawthorne helped make our dream wedding a reality. I'd highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married in the New England area.

Quick background on our wedding: my wife and I decided to have a fairly traditional wedding ceremony and an 80's themed reception. Laura, our coordinator at the Hawthorne, loved the idea and was so enthusiastic in helping us make the most of it.

We had a lot of specific plans for decorations, music, the cake, etc., and Laura recommended the perfect vendors to meet our needs. She also kept us on the ball when it came to deadlines in the months leading up to the big day.

The day before the wedding, Laura and our day-of coordinator, Liz, helped us with a very thorough run-through of all the details, and Liz was there the next day to make sure everything ran smoothly.

The waitstaff, bartenders, front desk staff, etc. were all very helpful and friendly as well.

Our ceremony took place in the large, beautiful ballroom, and then the guests were brought upstairs to a spacious lounge area for cocktails while the ballroom was flipped for the reception.

This all went so smoothly, and it was great having it all happen in one place – no need for shuttles or any between-venue logistics. Even the after party was in the Tavern accessible through the main lobby.

Another huge plus was that so many things were covered in the wedding package. This limited the number of vendors we had to deal with and allowed us to spend time focusing on nailing the 80's themed party and not worrying about all the small details. Also, the food – prepared by the Hawthorne catering staff – was delicious!

I really can't say enough about the Hawthorne. Of course, this day was going to be unforgettable for us no matter what, but the fact that the venue was so great and the staff was so helpful made it that much more special. Read less
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Sok
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
It has been a month since my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, and I wish we could do it all over again.
The Hawthorne Hotel was the only venue my husband and I looked at. We didn't have to look any other place after the first visit to the hotel. We loved everything about it and loved the fact that the package made it easy for us to plan our wedding.
The biggest thanks we owe is to Lindsay Otis and Christine Madigan. I honestly don't know what I would have done if they weren't answering every single question and concern I had. They were prompt and very responsive and always very helpful. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch. Minus the fact I was about 30 minutes late :) Lindsay made sure that myself and my husband were okay throughout the night. She was right by our side making sure that we had everything we needed and that we enjoyed ourselves.
Honestly, I say this again, I really wish I could have my wedding all over again. The Hawthorne Hotel was everything we wanted in a location and so much more.
It has been a month since my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, and I wish we could do it all over again.
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It has been a month since my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel, and I wish we could do it all over again.
The Hawthorne Hotel was the only venue my husband and I looked at. We didn't have to look any other place after the first visit to the hotel. We loved everything about it and loved the fact that the package made it easy for us to plan our wedding.
The biggest thanks we owe is to Lindsay Otis and Christine Madigan. I honestly don't know what I would have done if they weren't answering every single question and concern I had. They were prompt and very responsive and always very helpful. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch. Minus the fact I was about 30 minutes late :) Lindsay made sure that myself and my husband were okay throughout the night. She was right by our side making sure that we had everything we needed and that we enjoyed ourselves.
Honestly, I say this again, I really wish I could have my wedding all over again. The Hawthorne Hotel was everything we wanted in a location and so much more. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Linda
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
We recently had our daughters wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel and what a beautiful wedding it was!! The staff was so friendly and accommodating through out the whole wedding weekend.
The giant pumpkin and the hot apple cider in the lobby added to the beautiful fall atmosphere of the place.
Lindsay was great to work with through the whole planning process. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns and took care of things right away. She was amazing.
Our friends and family are still talking about what an incredible wedding it was. The food was plentiful and delicious. The bartender was very cordial and busy!!!
We had a Farewell Breakfast for our guest the morning after the wedding and it was absolutely beautiful and the food was excellent! The hostess was great.
We would like to thank everyone at the Hawthorne especially Lindsay, Christine, Liz, Ryan and Claire for all their efforts in making our daughter's dream wedding a reality and their wedding weekend so memorable.
I highly recommend the Hawthorne Hotel for any function or celebration!!!
We recently had our daughters wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel and what a beautiful wedding it was!! The staff was so Read more...
We recently had our daughters wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel and what a beautiful wedding it was!! The staff was so friendly and accommodating through out the whole wedding weekend.
The giant pumpkin and the hot apple cider in the lobby added to the beautiful fall atmosphere of the place.
Lindsay was great to work with through the whole planning process. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns and took care of things right away. She was amazing.
Our friends and family are still talking about what an incredible wedding it was. The food was plentiful and delicious. The bartender was very cordial and busy!!!
We had a Farewell Breakfast for our guest the morning after the wedding and it was absolutely beautiful and the food was excellent! The hostess was great.
We would like to thank everyone at the Hawthorne especially Lindsay, Christine, Liz, Ryan and Claire for all their efforts in making our daughter's dream wedding a reality and their wedding weekend so memorable.
I highly recommend the Hawthorne Hotel for any function or celebration!!! Read less
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Krystle
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel and loved it. We had the ceremony & reception in the ballroom and both were beautiful. The wedding manager we had was Liz and she was awesome. She was very helpful and calming. She played a major role in how smoothly the whole event went. Many guests told us how delicious the food was. When we sat down at the sweetheart table, the catering manager immediately brought out hot dinner plates for us. The whole staff team was very accommodating the entire night.
I had my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel and loved it. We had the ceremony & reception in the ballroom and both were Read more...
I had my wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel and loved it. We had the ceremony & reception in the ballroom and both were beautiful. The wedding manager we had was Liz and she was awesome. She was very helpful and calming. She played a major role in how smoothly the whole event went. Many guests told us how delicious the food was. When we sat down at the sweetheart table, the catering manager immediately brought out hot dinner plates for us. The whole staff team was very accommodating the entire night. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne Hotel provided the catering for our wedding at the PEM in Salem and we cannot say enough amazing things about the team for not just helping to create our spectacular wedding night, but also being helpful, responsive, creative and fun the entire year leading up to the night. The method through which Lindsay and her team work made our job wedding planning a breeze. Regarding the food and drink, I think we received a comment from just about every one of our guests who RAVED over ALL of the food - we had the stuffed chicken with mushroom risotto and the sea bass with lobster risotto for our main courses. The food seemed to be a lot more than most weddings we've attended with the number of courses provided. They were also very helpful when it came to working with us to provide our vegan and allergy guests with delicious meals as well. The bar ran very smoothly too with Lindsay's recommendations for additional bartenders, as well as her suggestion to pass wine during cocktail hour. The communication with our photographers and DJ beforehand and during was amazing and helped the outcome to be as great as it was. We (and our parents) could not be happier with the space and the service over all.
The Hawthorne Hotel provided the catering for our wedding at the PEM in Salem and we cannot say enough amazing things Read more...
The Hawthorne Hotel provided the catering for our wedding at the PEM in Salem and we cannot say enough amazing things about the team for not just helping to create our spectacular wedding night, but also being helpful, responsive, creative and fun the entire year leading up to the night. The method through which Lindsay and her team work made our job wedding planning a breeze. Regarding the food and drink, I think we received a comment from just about every one of our guests who RAVED over ALL of the food - we had the stuffed chicken with mushroom risotto and the sea bass with lobster risotto for our main courses. The food seemed to be a lot more than most weddings we've attended with the number of courses provided. They were also very helpful when it came to working with us to provide our vegan and allergy guests with delicious meals as well. The bar ran very smoothly too with Lindsay's recommendations for additional bartenders, as well as her suggestion to pass wine during cocktail hour. The communication with our photographers and DJ beforehand and during was amazing and helped the outcome to be as great as it was. We (and our parents) could not be happier with the space and the service over all. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Private User
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne Hotel was an amazing venue for our wedding and we are so glad that we chose it! From the very first time we met Karen (Director of Catering), we were blown away! She has been at the Hawthorne for 30+ years, which truly helped with the planning process as she knows all of the ins and outs of planning weddings at the hotel! She is so professional, attentive and kind. She genuinely cared & did everything she could to make our wedding day perfect, and it truly was! Liz, the wedding coordinator at the hotel is also unbelievably kind and professional - she made sure everything went smoothly & stress-free the day of the wedding and we can't thank her enough! The planning process was so easy and the suggested vendors (Flowers by Darlene & Montilio's Bakery) were amazing! From the minute we checked in on Friday until check out on Sunday ALL of the staff was so unbelievably accommodating and friendly. So many of our guests called or emailed us after the wedding to say how delicious the food was, and what a great venue the Hawthorne is, which it is truly is! I would absolutely recommend the Hawthorne Hotel to any couple, our wedding day was truly perfect & we wouldn't have changed a thing!
The Hawthorne Hotel was an amazing venue for our wedding and we are so glad that we chose it! From the very first time we Read more...
The Hawthorne Hotel was an amazing venue for our wedding and we are so glad that we chose it! From the very first time we met Karen (Director of Catering), we were blown away! She has been at the Hawthorne for 30+ years, which truly helped with the planning process as she knows all of the ins and outs of planning weddings at the hotel! She is so professional, attentive and kind. She genuinely cared & did everything she could to make our wedding day perfect, and it truly was! Liz, the wedding coordinator at the hotel is also unbelievably kind and professional - she made sure everything went smoothly & stress-free the day of the wedding and we can't thank her enough! The planning process was so easy and the suggested vendors (Flowers by Darlene & Montilio's Bakery) were amazing! From the minute we checked in on Friday until check out on Sunday ALL of the staff was so unbelievably accommodating and friendly. So many of our guests called or emailed us after the wedding to say how delicious the food was, and what a great venue the Hawthorne is, which it is truly is! I would absolutely recommend the Hawthorne Hotel to any couple, our wedding day was truly perfect & we wouldn't have changed a thing! Read less
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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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