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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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KADenley
Wedding:
1/13/2017
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner in the Pickman room upstairs with a buffet style dinner. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were great! I worked with Laura and Christine to set it all up and they were awesome to work with.
We had our rehearsal dinner in the Pickman room upstairs with a buffet style dinner. The food was absolutely amazing and Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner in the Pickman room upstairs with a buffet style dinner. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were great! I worked with Laura and Christine to set it all up and they were awesome to work with. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Marielle
Wedding:
11/26/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had an amazing time at our wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast at Hawthorne Hotel. We worked with Karen O'Kane and Christine Madigan and our day of coordinator, June Jennings. From the moment we expressed interest in Hawthorne through to our breakfast brunch, all of our questions were answered immediately and with such kindness and understanding for our budgetary limitations. Karen executed our vision perfectly - she answered all questions and spent a lot of time making sure we were happy with our decisions. She was so organized and made the process much easier than it would've been elsewhere. Their list of recommended vendors was also incredibly helpful. We were blown away by the atmosphere Hawthorne provided and the impeccable service. The night before our wedding we had a rehearsal and we still had a lot of decisions to make regarding the ceremony and reception. June helped us work through these important decisions with such patience, we were really grateful for that. The day of our wedding, June was very easy to communicate with and coordinated everything beautifully. We and our guests were so thrilled with our accommodations at the hotel as well. The food was incredible and everything went seamlessly. Thank you Hawthorne for such a wonderful experience!
My husband and I had an amazing time at our wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast at Hawthorne Hotel. We worked with Read more...
My husband and I had an amazing time at our wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast at Hawthorne Hotel. We worked with Karen O'Kane and Christine Madigan and our day of coordinator, June Jennings. From the moment we expressed interest in Hawthorne through to our breakfast brunch, all of our questions were answered immediately and with such kindness and understanding for our budgetary limitations. Karen executed our vision perfectly - she answered all questions and spent a lot of time making sure we were happy with our decisions. She was so organized and made the process much easier than it would've been elsewhere. Their list of recommended vendors was also incredibly helpful. We were blown away by the atmosphere Hawthorne provided and the impeccable service. The night before our wedding we had a rehearsal and we still had a lot of decisions to make regarding the ceremony and reception. June helped us work through these important decisions with such patience, we were really grateful for that. The day of our wedding, June was very easy to communicate with and coordinated everything beautifully. We and our guests were so thrilled with our accommodations at the hotel as well. The food was incredible and everything went seamlessly. Thank you Hawthorne for such a wonderful experience! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here recently. I can't saw enough how wonderful it was!! Here is a little background on how we decided on the Hawthorne as our venue:

The majority of our guests were coming in from out of town, and so we wanted to give them a little "destination" to experience. With Boston being too expensive for weddings (not to mention hotels being $300 a night), we wanted a place affordable for our guests but also different and interesting. I had stayed at the Hawthorne for work years prior, and so it literally came to me one morning on the train to look at it as a venue. My husband and I both did not grow up in MA, so the wedding venue search can get overwhelming! They offer a nice package as well (they include guest table flowers, the cake, the wedding night suite in the hotel, etc). So after our tour, and a Saturday night date opening up, we booked!

The planning process with them was good, or as smooth as something as large as planning a wedding can go! I had A LOT of questions of the sales staff and Laura, our coordinator always came through and was very helpful. They tasting was very fun as well, they invite all couples getting married the following season to a large tasting event and you can sample everything from wine, to entrees, to cakes.

As I mentioned most of our guests were coming in from out of town, and Ryan in room reservations helped out tremendously with making sure our room block ran smoothly and our guests were taken care of. Thank you Ryan!

The wedding day went so great, it really exceeded all of our expectations. The hotel staff is INCREDIBLE. They are so pleasant and make things easy. I have not found this level of customer service very often at other place
I had my wedding here recently. I can't saw enough how wonderful it was!! Here is a little background on how we decided on Read more...
I had my wedding here recently. I can't saw enough how wonderful it was!! Here is a little background on how we decided on the Hawthorne as our venue:

The majority of our guests were coming in from out of town, and so we wanted to give them a little "destination" to experience. With Boston being too expensive for weddings (not to mention hotels being $300 a night), we wanted a place affordable for our guests but also different and interesting. I had stayed at the Hawthorne for work years prior, and so it literally came to me one morning on the train to look at it as a venue. My husband and I both did not grow up in MA, so the wedding venue search can get overwhelming! They offer a nice package as well (they include guest table flowers, the cake, the wedding night suite in the hotel, etc). So after our tour, and a Saturday night date opening up, we booked!

The planning process with them was good, or as smooth as something as large as planning a wedding can go! I had A LOT of questions of the sales staff and Laura, our coordinator always came through and was very helpful. They tasting was very fun as well, they invite all couples getting married the following season to a large tasting event and you can sample everything from wine, to entrees, to cakes.

As I mentioned most of our guests were coming in from out of town, and Ryan in room reservations helped out tremendously with making sure our room block ran smoothly and our guests were taken care of. Thank you Ryan!

The wedding day went so great, it really exceeded all of our expectations. The hotel staff is INCREDIBLE. They are so pleasant and make things easy. I have not found this level of customer service very often at other place Read less
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James
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Hawthorne this past fall, 10/15/16. We booked it almost a year and a half in advance, so if you plan on having you wedding here we suggest you do the same! There is a reason this place books so quickly and that is because of the quality of service you recieve. The staff at the Hawthorne were so accomadating and quickly answered any questions we had along the way. Laura Abraham-Long was especially helpful along the entire process, she was well organized, prepared for any questions we had, and reassuring with any concerns or decisions we had to make. Saying Laura was the best is simply an understatement! Jennifer Kelly was very helpful with our room block, and worked very hard to make sure we were able to accomadate our closest guests at the Hawthorne during its busiest time. Our Function Coordinator Liz Dube was an angel the day of our Wedding. She made us feel so comfortable and STRESS FREE THE DAY OF and made sure everything went exactly how we wished. The entire staff made the whole wedding planning process stress free and they also allowed us to feel comfortable monatarily as well. Planning a wedding obviously can be very expensive and the people at the Hawtorne worked hard for us to meet our goals while not going too crazy in our budget, which is a very nice touch to a market that makes you feel like they only care about your cash! All in all we highly recomend you book your wedding at The Hawthorne Hotel. I know everyone says their wedding was perfect and the place they had it was perfect, but the hawthorne goes so much beyond just the wedding day. They make you feel like a celebrity the entire process and truley make your special day amazing. Every one of our guests were blown away at how well they coordinated the wedding and the services they provide. Thank you so much to everyone at the Hawthorne, again especially Laura, Jennifer & Liz. You guys were amazing and we couldn't have pictured a better experience. Thank you!
We had our wedding at the Hawthorne this past fall, 10/15/16. We booked it almost a year and a half in advance, so if you Read more...
We had our wedding at the Hawthorne this past fall, 10/15/16. We booked it almost a year and a half in advance, so if you plan on having you wedding here we suggest you do the same! There is a reason this place books so quickly and that is because of the quality of service you recieve. The staff at the Hawthorne were so accomadating and quickly answered any questions we had along the way. Laura Abraham-Long was especially helpful along the entire process, she was well organized, prepared for any questions we had, and reassuring with any concerns or decisions we had to make. Saying Laura was the best is simply an understatement! Jennifer Kelly was very helpful with our room block, and worked very hard to make sure we were able to accomadate our closest guests at the Hawthorne during its busiest time. Our Function Coordinator Liz Dube was an angel the day of our Wedding. She made us feel so comfortable and STRESS FREE THE DAY OF and made sure everything went exactly how we wished. The entire staff made the whole wedding planning process stress free and they also allowed us to feel comfortable monatarily as well. Planning a wedding obviously can be very expensive and the people at the Hawtorne worked hard for us to meet our goals while not going too crazy in our budget, which is a very nice touch to a market that makes you feel like they only care about your cash! All in all we highly recomend you book your wedding at The Hawthorne Hotel. I know everyone says their wedding was perfect and the place they had it was perfect, but the hawthorne goes so much beyond just the wedding day. They make you feel like a celebrity the entire process and truley make your special day amazing. Every one of our guests were blown away at how well they coordinated the wedding and the services they provide. Thank you so much to everyone at the Hawthorne, again especially Laura, Jennifer & Liz. You guys were amazing and we couldn't have pictured a better experience. Thank you! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne Hotel was amazing from start to finish with coordinating our wedding. Laura couldn't have been more detail oriented and was always sure to put every bit of extra effort into all of our very specific requests, and we know dealing with two brides is double the challenge!! Our emails and calls were always returned immediately and any concerns we had work quickly put to rest. On the morning of the wedding we had planned to have our ceremony outdoors away from the hotel. We woke up and it was raining out. Laura called my bridal suite on her day off from work first thing in the morning to ask me if we wanted to move our ceremony inside. We didn't even think this was an option such last minute. She truly saved the day. Laura and our coordinator for the day, Liz, worked tirelessly and within less than a two hour timeframe were able to magically pull off moving our entire ceremony inside. Including all of the personal extra touches that we had planned for our outdoor ceremony and made sure that everything went seamlessly. Our guests were amazed. Our room was exquisite and all of our decor was pulled together perfectly by Liz. She ran around for us all day attending to any need that we could possibly have. We truly had no worries on the day of our wedding and everything was taken care of for us before we even could think about it. Our wedding was truly vintage glam and whimsical. It looked like a photo from the inside of a magazine. We were flooded with compliments throughout the entire day from friends and family. This day could not have been more perfect. Thank you Laura and Liz and the Hawthorne Hotel. Love the newly weds, Karen & Elisa
The Hawthorne Hotel was amazing from start to finish with coordinating our wedding. Laura couldn't have been more detail Read more...
The Hawthorne Hotel was amazing from start to finish with coordinating our wedding. Laura couldn't have been more detail oriented and was always sure to put every bit of extra effort into all of our very specific requests, and we know dealing with two brides is double the challenge!! Our emails and calls were always returned immediately and any concerns we had work quickly put to rest. On the morning of the wedding we had planned to have our ceremony outdoors away from the hotel. We woke up and it was raining out. Laura called my bridal suite on her day off from work first thing in the morning to ask me if we wanted to move our ceremony inside. We didn't even think this was an option such last minute. She truly saved the day. Laura and our coordinator for the day, Liz, worked tirelessly and within less than a two hour timeframe were able to magically pull off moving our entire ceremony inside. Including all of the personal extra touches that we had planned for our outdoor ceremony and made sure that everything went seamlessly. Our guests were amazed. Our room was exquisite and all of our decor was pulled together perfectly by Liz. She ran around for us all day attending to any need that we could possibly have. We truly had no worries on the day of our wedding and everything was taken care of for us before we even could think about it. Our wedding was truly vintage glam and whimsical. It looked like a photo from the inside of a magazine. We were flooded with compliments throughout the entire day from friends and family. This day could not have been more perfect. Thank you Laura and Liz and the Hawthorne Hotel. Love the newly weds, Karen & Elisa Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
8/5/2016
5.0/5.0
What an amazing venue! It was the historic charm and reputation that brought my husband and me to consider the Hawthorne Hotel for our wedding, and it was the thoughtful care, hospitality, and professionalism of the staff that made it easy to say ‘yes!’ to it. Laura (our Wedding Coordinator) was an absolute dream to work with. Her insights and suggestions were invaluable to getting the best value for our wedding, and her careful guidance kept us focused on what we needed to do (which wasn’t much – the Hawthorne takes care of a lot!). When it came to the wedding day, Liz kept everyone moving, focused, and on task. The wait and beverage staff took exceptional care of us and all our guests; hors d’oevres and drinks were constantly being rotated out amongst the guests during cocktail hour. Dinner service was exceptionally delicious, and our food was expertly prepared and delicious. Our wedding day was truly perfect from start to finish and it absolutely would not have been as wonderful and memorable if we did not have it at the Hawthorne.
What an amazing venue! It was the historic charm and reputation that brought my husband and me to consider the Hawthorne Read more...
What an amazing venue! It was the historic charm and reputation that brought my husband and me to consider the Hawthorne Hotel for our wedding, and it was the thoughtful care, hospitality, and professionalism of the staff that made it easy to say ‘yes!’ to it. Laura (our Wedding Coordinator) was an absolute dream to work with. Her insights and suggestions were invaluable to getting the best value for our wedding, and her careful guidance kept us focused on what we needed to do (which wasn’t much – the Hawthorne takes care of a lot!). When it came to the wedding day, Liz kept everyone moving, focused, and on task. The wait and beverage staff took exceptional care of us and all our guests; hors d’oevres and drinks were constantly being rotated out amongst the guests during cocktail hour. Dinner service was exceptionally delicious, and our food was expertly prepared and delicious. Our wedding day was truly perfect from start to finish and it absolutely would not have been as wonderful and memorable if we did not have it at the Hawthorne. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Nina
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Peabody Essex Museum in July of 2016 and the Hawthorne Hotel was our caterer, as well as hosted a farewell breakfast for us and our guests. We blocked rooms at the Hawthorne and many of our guests stayed there. There are so many wonderful people that work at the hotel. Laura Abraham Long was our catering manager and overall superwoman! I can not say enough wonderful things about Laura. She is extremely knowledgeable about what she does. She has great ideas and suggestions. I took all of her suggestions and could not have been happier. She even helped pick out our table linens and colors. She went above and beyond what I was expecting to get from a catering manager, I trusted her completely and she helped make our wedding and the months leading up to it a smooth ride. Liz Dube was our day of coordinator and she is just as fabulous as Laura! She was always right there asking if we needed anything. Liz even went to find a pair of pliers during our wedding to fix the bustle on my dress- without me even asking! Everything went exactly as we wanted because of the wonderful staff at the Hawthorne. The food was delicious, and coming from a family of chefs we can be a little hard to please. The food at the farewell breakfast was awesome too! The staff was always attentive and we had a great time. Everyone that stayed at the hotel loved it! We have zero regrets in using the Hawthorne Hotel and I highly recommend them to everyone! You will not be disappointed.
We got married at the Peabody Essex Museum in July of 2016 and the Hawthorne Hotel was our caterer, as well as hosted a Read more...
We got married at the Peabody Essex Museum in July of 2016 and the Hawthorne Hotel was our caterer, as well as hosted a farewell breakfast for us and our guests. We blocked rooms at the Hawthorne and many of our guests stayed there. There are so many wonderful people that work at the hotel. Laura Abraham Long was our catering manager and overall superwoman! I can not say enough wonderful things about Laura. She is extremely knowledgeable about what she does. She has great ideas and suggestions. I took all of her suggestions and could not have been happier. She even helped pick out our table linens and colors. She went above and beyond what I was expecting to get from a catering manager, I trusted her completely and she helped make our wedding and the months leading up to it a smooth ride. Liz Dube was our day of coordinator and she is just as fabulous as Laura! She was always right there asking if we needed anything. Liz even went to find a pair of pliers during our wedding to fix the bustle on my dress- without me even asking! Everything went exactly as we wanted because of the wonderful staff at the Hawthorne. The food was delicious, and coming from a family of chefs we can be a little hard to please. The food at the farewell breakfast was awesome too! The staff was always attentive and we had a great time. Everyone that stayed at the hotel loved it! We have zero regrets in using the Hawthorne Hotel and I highly recommend them to everyone! You will not be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Laura
Wedding:
7/22/2016
5.0/5.0
From the first time my husband and I met with Laura Abraham-Long, we knew our wedding day would be perfect, and it was! Laura was always in constant contact with us and answered every one of my questions, no matter how mundane they were. The hotel itself is gorgeous and the entire staff the night of the wedding was so helpful and went above and beyond. We would not have had such a successful night without Liz, our day of coordinator. She was integral in making our day run smoothly and effortlessly. From the moment I stepped into the Hawthorne that evening, I had no anxieties, because everything was taken care of, and she made sure every detail was perfect. The catering, the service, and the quality at the Hawthorne is amazing while still being affordable. I highly recommend the Hawthorne Hotel!
From the first time my husband and I met with Laura Abraham-Long, we knew our wedding day would be perfect, and it was! Read more...
From the first time my husband and I met with Laura Abraham-Long, we knew our wedding day would be perfect, and it was! Laura was always in constant contact with us and answered every one of my questions, no matter how mundane they were. The hotel itself is gorgeous and the entire staff the night of the wedding was so helpful and went above and beyond. We would not have had such a successful night without Liz, our day of coordinator. She was integral in making our day run smoothly and effortlessly. From the moment I stepped into the Hawthorne that evening, I had no anxieties, because everything was taken care of, and she made sure every detail was perfect. The catering, the service, and the quality at the Hawthorne is amazing while still being affordable. I highly recommend the Hawthorne Hotel! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how wonderful the Hawthorne Hotel was for my wedding day! Every single request was met without a hesitation. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous and I was able to have my wedding ceremony as well as my reception there. They flipped the ballroom without a hitch! My guests LOVED the convenience, and the delicious food of course! The staff was phenomenal as a whole, but I have to specifically mention how amazing it was to work with Laura Abraham Long. Laura made myself and my family feel as though they we were her only clients. She was available to answer all the crazy questions we had, and never once made us feel like we couldn't go to her for guidance. She is just fabulous, and if you can work with her and the other amazing staff members at the Hawthorne, consider yourself blessed. She truly made my wedding extra special.
I cannot express how wonderful the Hawthorne Hotel was for my wedding day! Every single request was met without a Read more...
I cannot express how wonderful the Hawthorne Hotel was for my wedding day! Every single request was met without a hesitation. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous and I was able to have my wedding ceremony as well as my reception there. They flipped the ballroom without a hitch! My guests LOVED the convenience, and the delicious food of course! The staff was phenomenal as a whole, but I have to specifically mention how amazing it was to work with Laura Abraham Long. Laura made myself and my family feel as though they we were her only clients. She was available to answer all the crazy questions we had, and never once made us feel like we couldn't go to her for guidance. She is just fabulous, and if you can work with her and the other amazing staff members at the Hawthorne, consider yourself blessed. She truly made my wedding extra special. Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
My daughter got married in June at the Hawthorne Hotel. From the minute we walked in we knew this was the venue for us. The atmosphere and the staff were as close to perfection as you could get. The food was beyond delicious. Working with the the staff and their suggestions for flowers and music is the way to go. However, none of this would have come to fruition with the amazing Laura Abraham Long, Senior catering manager. Laura was my constant go-to for ten months. Laura walked me through every step with grace and professionalism. She answered every question and email promptly and without judgement. (I had some pretty crazy mother of the bride questions) ! Never once did Laura make me feel as though I was a bother. If you are fortunate enough to choose The Hawthorne and work with Laura, I guarantee you will have your dream wedding. I have a friend for life.
My daughter got married in June at the Hawthorne Hotel. From the minute we walked in we knew this was the venue for us. Read more...
My daughter got married in June at the Hawthorne Hotel. From the minute we walked in we knew this was the venue for us. The atmosphere and the staff were as close to perfection as you could get. The food was beyond delicious. Working with the the staff and their suggestions for flowers and music is the way to go. However, none of this would have come to fruition with the amazing Laura Abraham Long, Senior catering manager. Laura was my constant go-to for ten months. Laura walked me through every step with grace and professionalism. She answered every question and email promptly and without judgement. (I had some pretty crazy mother of the bride questions) ! Never once did Laura make me feel as though I was a bother. If you are fortunate enough to choose The Hawthorne and work with Laura, I guarantee you will have your dream wedding. I have a friend for life. Read less
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