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Hawthorne House

Parkville , MO
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LOCATION

6008 NW Bell Road
Parkville, MO US 64152 (map)

PHONE

816-759-8373

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Hawthorne House is situated on eleven beautiful acres in historic Parkville, Missouri. Parkville is a river town known primarily for its history and quaint shops, and is conveniently... Read more
Hawthorne House is situated on eleven beautiful acres in historic Parkville, Missouri. Parkville is a river town known primarily for its history and quaint shops, and is conveniently located only 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City and the Kansas City International Airport. Plenty of close hotels make Parkville an excellent location for both in-town and out-of-town guests.

Outdoor Wedding Venue & Gazebo

Hawthorne House is well known for both our beautiful outdoor weddings and our indoor chapel weddings. The grounds are professionally maintained with your wedding needs in mind, and the photographic opportunities are endless. As you drive up to the Manor House you have the feeling of leaving the city and entering a country estate.

The gazebo was selected for its beauty and suitability for wedding ceremonies. Imagine walking off the porch of the Manor House and up the aisle between rows of white wooden chairs to join in marriage with the person you love. The gazebo is the perfect setting for early evening ceremonies.

Hawthorne House Chapel

Our beautiful non-denominational chapel is nestled in the woods close to the entry of the estate. The chapel, which was built in 2003, was architecturally designed and constructed to fit with the turn of the century look of the estate. The chapel seats 250 guests in custom-made pews. Both the east and west walls of the chapel boast six-foot high gothic windows. A turn of the century, round, stained glass window, salvaged and restored from a European church, adorns the south alter wall. Another salvaged and restored gothic style stained glass window greets your guests in the entry of the chapel. It is the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony.

Hawthorne House chapel is climate controlled for year around use.

The Emerson Room

The Emerson Room is our stunning wedding reception room that was added to the east side of the original Manor House in 2003. As you enter the Emerson Room, you can’t help but notice that the room was designed to meet all of your wedding reception needs. An elliptical staged area is surrounded by glass windows to showcase the head table. Shimmering Italian crystal chandeliers enhance the lighting of this area. There is a two-sided bar for your guests’ convenience and a dance floor for dancing the evening away. A loft area overlooks the room and provides for additional seating. Your guests will enjoy going outdoors and sitting on the southern style porch, watching the sunset and admiring the natural beauty of a country estate. The Emerson Room will accommodate up to 300 guests for a buffet or plated dinner reception.

The Manor House

The estate’s original Manor House is 112 years old. In 1997, the Manor House was completely renovated with your wedding and reception needs in mind, including dressing facilities for the bride and groom. The office is also located in the Manor House. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1997
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3300
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Sandee
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved everything about the Hawthorne House and their staff. They thought of everything! Very well organized and accommodating! They even got a safety pin for us just minutes before the wedding started when a button fell off a tuxedo! I am so happy we chose Hawthorne House, many wonderful memories of my daughter's beautiful wedding! If I had another daughter, I would want to go back to HH for her wedding! Love! Love! Love!
Loved everything about the Hawthorne House and their staff. They thought of everything! Very well organized and Read more...
Loved everything about the Hawthorne House and their staff. They thought of everything! Very well organized and accommodating! They even got a safety pin for us just minutes before the wedding started when a button fell off a tuxedo! I am so happy we chose Hawthorne House, many wonderful memories of my daughter's beautiful wedding! If I had another daughter, I would want to go back to HH for her wedding! Love! Love! Love! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved this venue! Wonderful to work with! It was the perfect spot for my husband and I.
Loved this venue! Wonderful to work with! It was the perfect spot for my husband and I.
Loved this venue! Wonderful to work with! It was the perfect spot for my husband and I. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Hawthorne House in August. Perfect is the only way to describe our experience. Della was amazing to work with. She is so helpful and makes the whole process stress free. The bridal and grooms suites upstairs are perfect for getting ready. I had hair and makeup artists come on-site and there was plenty of room for my large bridal party to all get ready and hang out. The events of the day all ran smoothly and the wedding coordinator did a great job keeping everyone on schedule. We had a buffet dinner and people were commenting on how good the food was all night. I can honestly say there isn't one thing I would change about my wedding day, The Hawthorne House was truly perfect!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Hawthorne House in August. Perfect is the only way to describe our Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Hawthorne House in August. Perfect is the only way to describe our experience. Della was amazing to work with. She is so helpful and makes the whole process stress free. The bridal and grooms suites upstairs are perfect for getting ready. I had hair and makeup artists come on-site and there was plenty of room for my large bridal party to all get ready and hang out. The events of the day all ran smoothly and the wedding coordinator did a great job keeping everyone on schedule. We had a buffet dinner and people were commenting on how good the food was all night. I can honestly say there isn't one thing I would change about my wedding day, The Hawthorne House was truly perfect! Read less
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Shalia
Wedding:
7/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin!? I got married in July and I couldn't be happier with the results at The Hawthorne House. Della is the girl you want to talk to about anything from when you pick your date to the day of, she is there for absolutely everything. When picking a day for the big day make sure you plan for a least a year in advance depending on the day you want. I had a Friday wedding, though I was very hesitant about it being on a Friday, it was the best decision I could of made. A Friday wedding at The Hawthorne House is a little cheaper. Also, I got to set up everything that I needed to set up the day before, on Thursday which was such a big help. They do have a wedding coordinator that you meet with a few weeks before the wedding which she was very helpful. She's there from the beginning of your big day to the last person leaving that night. Pricing is a little high but you defiantly get your moneys worth here. You do get to pick certain packages that can defer your price. As in if you wanted appetizers, an open bar & what you wanted at the bar, etc. For the craziness for the day of they do have two separate rooms for the groomsmen and bridesmaid. The bridesmaid room is such a help because you can get ready there and not leave the venue the whole day. Overall, I really don't think I have anything negative about The Hawthorne House and would suggest this to anyone looking for a beautiful location for the big day!
Where do I even begin!? I got married in July and I couldn't be happier with the results at The Hawthorne House. Della is Read more...
Where do I even begin!? I got married in July and I couldn't be happier with the results at The Hawthorne House. Della is the girl you want to talk to about anything from when you pick your date to the day of, she is there for absolutely everything. When picking a day for the big day make sure you plan for a least a year in advance depending on the day you want. I had a Friday wedding, though I was very hesitant about it being on a Friday, it was the best decision I could of made. A Friday wedding at The Hawthorne House is a little cheaper. Also, I got to set up everything that I needed to set up the day before, on Thursday which was such a big help. They do have a wedding coordinator that you meet with a few weeks before the wedding which she was very helpful. She's there from the beginning of your big day to the last person leaving that night. Pricing is a little high but you defiantly get your moneys worth here. You do get to pick certain packages that can defer your price. As in if you wanted appetizers, an open bar & what you wanted at the bar, etc. For the craziness for the day of they do have two separate rooms for the groomsmen and bridesmaid. The bridesmaid room is such a help because you can get ready there and not leave the venue the whole day. Overall, I really don't think I have anything negative about The Hawthorne House and would suggest this to anyone looking for a beautiful location for the big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL venue and the food is AMAZING! I cannot tell you how many guests complimented the food and said that it was the "best wedding food" they had ever had. The venue is so convenient and wonderful. I would highly, highly recommend Hawthorne House!!
It is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL venue and the food is AMAZING! I cannot tell you how many guests complimented the food and Read more...
It is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL venue and the food is AMAZING! I cannot tell you how many guests complimented the food and said that it was the "best wedding food" they had ever had. The venue is so convenient and wonderful. I would highly, highly recommend Hawthorne House!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
First off, I can't say enough good things about the Hawthorne House!! I was an out of town bride and Della went above and beyond to accommodate and help me with all the details. My plan from the beginning was to have an indoor wedding in the chapel followed by the reception. Last minute (the day of the wedding) we changed our minds and wanted it outside. That was "no problem" and they had it set up. It was so wonderful to not have to worry about changing locations either. We even got ready there. Really, I couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding! It was flawless!
First off, I can't say enough good things about the Hawthorne House!! I was an out of town bride and Della went above and Read more...
First off, I can't say enough good things about the Hawthorne House!! I was an out of town bride and Della went above and beyond to accommodate and help me with all the details. My plan from the beginning was to have an indoor wedding in the chapel followed by the reception. Last minute (the day of the wedding) we changed our minds and wanted it outside. That was "no problem" and they had it set up. It was so wonderful to not have to worry about changing locations either. We even got ready there. Really, I couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding! It was flawless! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Hawthorne House. The staff did a great job throughout the process making sure things went smoothly. They were prompt in following up when we had questions leading up to the wedding. On the actual day, Adona did a great job - the timing of events was so smooth and without a hitch! We also really enjoyed the food. The best part about the Hawthorne House is the setting. Our pictures turned out beautifully! If you're looking for a venue that will think of everything, Hawthorne House is definitely the place.
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Hawthorne House. The staff did a great job throughout the process Read more...
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Hawthorne House. The staff did a great job throughout the process making sure things went smoothly. They were prompt in following up when we had questions leading up to the wedding. On the actual day, Adona did a great job - the timing of events was so smooth and without a hitch! We also really enjoyed the food. The best part about the Hawthorne House is the setting. Our pictures turned out beautifully! If you're looking for a venue that will think of everything, Hawthorne House is definitely the place. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I got engaged in the summer of 2013, I already had my heart set on the Hawthorne House as my venue. My sister had her wedding reception there and I was blown away by the beauty of this place. Dela and the rest of the staff made planning our ceremony and reception so simple. They were always so friendly, professional, and helpful during this busy and hectic time. They all went out of their way to help us and make this experience very special for us. Everything the Hawthorne House had to offer was ideal! They have separate bridal and groomsmen rooms upstairs from the reception hall for the wedding party to hang out and get ready in which was very nice! The chapel was the perfect size and very charming. We were able to decorate how ever we wanted and were given plenty of time to do so. We had a live piano player that sounded amazing in there! The house and the land it is on is gorgeous! It made for the most beautiful pictures. The inside was absolutely stunning! When the candles and chandeliers were lit, it was like a dream. The music sounded great in the reception hall and the dance floor was big enough to fit both of our families who all love to dance. Everyone had such an amazing time. Everything was so organized and the entire day and night went so smoothly which takes a lot of stress away from a nervous bride. I couldn't have asked for more. I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else and I strongly recommend it to any new bride and groom!
When my husband and I got engaged in the summer of 2013, I already had my heart set on the Hawthorne House as my venue. My Read more...
When my husband and I got engaged in the summer of 2013, I already had my heart set on the Hawthorne House as my venue. My sister had her wedding reception there and I was blown away by the beauty of this place. Dela and the rest of the staff made planning our ceremony and reception so simple. They were always so friendly, professional, and helpful during this busy and hectic time. They all went out of their way to help us and make this experience very special for us. Everything the Hawthorne House had to offer was ideal! They have separate bridal and groomsmen rooms upstairs from the reception hall for the wedding party to hang out and get ready in which was very nice! The chapel was the perfect size and very charming. We were able to decorate how ever we wanted and were given plenty of time to do so. We had a live piano player that sounded amazing in there! The house and the land it is on is gorgeous! It made for the most beautiful pictures. The inside was absolutely stunning! When the candles and chandeliers were lit, it was like a dream. The music sounded great in the reception hall and the dance floor was big enough to fit both of our families who all love to dance. Everyone had such an amazing time. Everything was so organized and the entire day and night went so smoothly which takes a lot of stress away from a nervous bride. I couldn't have asked for more. I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else and I strongly recommend it to any new bride and groom! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I looked at a few places for my wedding but once I visited Hawthorne House I knew it was the right place. The chapel & Emerson room were perfect for what I had envisioned and the day was absolutely perfect - there is not one single thing I would change!!

The staff of Hawthorne house was very accommodating and easy to deal with. They offered suggestions when asked but were not the least intrusive. I am very happy with my decision and highly recommend it to anyone considering it!
I looked at a few places for my wedding but once I visited Hawthorne House I knew it was the right place. The chapel & Read more...
I looked at a few places for my wedding but once I visited Hawthorne House I knew it was the right place. The chapel & Emerson room were perfect for what I had envisioned and the day was absolutely perfect - there is not one single thing I would change!!

The staff of Hawthorne house was very accommodating and easy to deal with. They offered suggestions when asked but were not the least intrusive. I am very happy with my decision and highly recommend it to anyone considering it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne House went above and BEYOND for my wedding day. This was the only venue my fiancé and I looked at, because it was exactly what we wanted. It helps to work with a staff that has been there for a VERY long time, and they are all so passionate at what they do. From day one Della helped us through every step, and gave us exactly what we were wanting. She answered all of my questions, and assured me that our day would be perfect. Irene and her kitchen staff cook such amazing food, that they made it hard to choose! On our wedding day, all 140 people were served HOT delicious food and we received SO many compliments on the professionalism of the staff at dinner. I literally CANNOT imagine my wedding day without Adonna (the wedding coordinator). She took care of everything and then some on my wedding day. She coordinated with vendors, and made me feel relaxed. Even when my shoe broke 15 minutes before my ceremony, she helped me realize that everything is perfect :) I would get married over and over at this venue. Thank you all SO SO much.
The Hawthorne House went above and BEYOND for my wedding day. This was the only venue my fiancé and I looked at, because Read more...
The Hawthorne House went above and BEYOND for my wedding day. This was the only venue my fiancé and I looked at, because it was exactly what we wanted. It helps to work with a staff that has been there for a VERY long time, and they are all so passionate at what they do. From day one Della helped us through every step, and gave us exactly what we were wanting. She answered all of my questions, and assured me that our day would be perfect. Irene and her kitchen staff cook such amazing food, that they made it hard to choose! On our wedding day, all 140 people were served HOT delicious food and we received SO many compliments on the professionalism of the staff at dinner. I literally CANNOT imagine my wedding day without Adonna (the wedding coordinator). She took care of everything and then some on my wedding day. She coordinated with vendors, and made me feel relaxed. Even when my shoe broke 15 minutes before my ceremony, she helped me realize that everything is perfect :) I would get married over and over at this venue. Thank you all SO SO much. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing venue. Great people to work with. Food was excellent.
Amazing venue. Great people to work with. Food was excellent.
Amazing venue. Great people to work with. Food was excellent. Read less
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Risa
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House was everything we could have ever dreamed of and so much more! This venue and location holds a special place in my heart as I grew up on the same street many years ago and I always said I would get married there. Irene, Della and the entire staff are truly amazing! They were extremely organized and our wedding day was the happiest, most calming & stress free day we have ever experienced. Hawthorne House has everything! The charm, the chapel & venue... Makes it wonderful to have it all in the same location so you & your guests don't have to travel after the ceremony. After the ceremony, a simple walk across the bridge up to your reception is most ideal for any bride, groom & guests. I relive our wedding day every day and we're extremely satisfied with everything Hawthorne House stands for! Simply breathtaking!
Hawthorne House was everything we could have ever dreamed of and so much more! This venue and location holds a special Read more...
Hawthorne House was everything we could have ever dreamed of and so much more! This venue and location holds a special place in my heart as I grew up on the same street many years ago and I always said I would get married there. Irene, Della and the entire staff are truly amazing! They were extremely organized and our wedding day was the happiest, most calming & stress free day we have ever experienced. Hawthorne House has everything! The charm, the chapel & venue... Makes it wonderful to have it all in the same location so you & your guests don't have to travel after the ceremony. After the ceremony, a simple walk across the bridge up to your reception is most ideal for any bride, groom & guests. I relive our wedding day every day and we're extremely satisfied with everything Hawthorne House stands for! Simply breathtaking! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only is Hawthorne House as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures, but everyone we worked with was fantastic! They make sure every detail is perfect on your special day and you can trust them to provide the quality of service that you need when planning a big event. Della and Adonna were great about answering any questions we had and helped make things as stress-free as possible. The food was excellent at our wedding reception and the service and care given throughout the day was the best. They went above and beyond my expectations. Every detail was perfect and they were delightful to work with. I can't recommend Hawthorne House enough! They made my dream of a fairytale-like wedding come true!
Not only is Hawthorne House as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures, but everyone we worked with was fantastic! Read more...
Not only is Hawthorne House as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures, but everyone we worked with was fantastic! They make sure every detail is perfect on your special day and you can trust them to provide the quality of service that you need when planning a big event. Della and Adonna were great about answering any questions we had and helped make things as stress-free as possible. The food was excellent at our wedding reception and the service and care given throughout the day was the best. They went above and beyond my expectations. Every detail was perfect and they were delightful to work with. I can't recommend Hawthorne House enough! They made my dream of a fairytale-like wedding come true! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House was absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommended it to anyone and everyone!
Hawthorne House was absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommended it to anyone and everyone!
Hawthorne House was absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommended it to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Really beautiful venue. Very helpful
Really beautiful venue. Very helpful
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Renee
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an absolutely splendid time at Hawthorne House for our daughter's July wedding. One of our guests summed it up well when they said, "the wedding venue is simply enchanting!". The entire day was amazing and everyone we worked with at Hawthorn House was gracious, professional, helpful and kind. From the initial informational session to the end of a most memorable wedding day, everything was done with the utmost of care and courtesy. Words just can't give the atmosphere of this venue justice. It lives up to it's reputation of being the best! The food was warm and absolutely delicious, served by a pleasant and efficient staff. The Chef even took time to personally greet the bride and groom which was special!
Additional vendors we chose complimented the venue and worked especially well with the staff at Hawthorn House. The first and best choice we made with the start of the wedding plans was to choose this venue, Hawthorn House, the perfect place to start a lifetime of marital love for our daughter and her husband!
We had an absolutely splendid time at Hawthorne House for our daughter's July wedding. One of our guests summed it up well Read more...
We had an absolutely splendid time at Hawthorne House for our daughter's July wedding. One of our guests summed it up well when they said, "the wedding venue is simply enchanting!". The entire day was amazing and everyone we worked with at Hawthorn House was gracious, professional, helpful and kind. From the initial informational session to the end of a most memorable wedding day, everything was done with the utmost of care and courtesy. Words just can't give the atmosphere of this venue justice. It lives up to it's reputation of being the best! The food was warm and absolutely delicious, served by a pleasant and efficient staff. The Chef even took time to personally greet the bride and groom which was special!
Additional vendors we chose complimented the venue and worked especially well with the staff at Hawthorn House. The first and best choice we made with the start of the wedding plans was to choose this venue, Hawthorn House, the perfect place to start a lifetime of marital love for our daughter and her husband! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House was amazing! The wedding and reception could not have gone smoother or been more beautiful! Several guests commented on how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. They worked very well with all of my other vendors as well.
Hawthorne House was amazing! The wedding and reception could not have gone smoother or been more beautiful! Several guests Read more...
Hawthorne House was amazing! The wedding and reception could not have gone smoother or been more beautiful! Several guests commented on how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. They worked very well with all of my other vendors as well. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment my daughter chose the Hawthorne House, we felt as if everything was well under control. Bella took care of the initial paperwork, and then Adonna came to the rescue when the wedding cake was ruined on the way to the wedding! The reception area was beautiful, the dinner was delicious, and we received numerous compliments on the entire venue.
From the moment my daughter chose the Hawthorne House, we felt as if everything was well under control. Bella took care of Read more...
From the moment my daughter chose the Hawthorne House, we felt as if everything was well under control. Bella took care of the initial paperwork, and then Adonna came to the rescue when the wedding cake was ruined on the way to the wedding! The reception area was beautiful, the dinner was delicious, and we received numerous compliments on the entire venue. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a breathtaking venue. A little on the pricey side but turned out to be worth every penny! Our wedding day was perfect. Della and our wedding coordinator, Adona, were so great. The day went off flawlessly. I love that they have the option to have the ceremony inside or out and that you can decide the day of.
This is a breathtaking venue. A little on the pricey side but turned out to be worth every penny! Our wedding day was Read more...
This is a breathtaking venue. A little on the pricey side but turned out to be worth every penny! Our wedding day was perfect. Della and our wedding coordinator, Adona, were so great. The day went off flawlessly. I love that they have the option to have the ceremony inside or out and that you can decide the day of. Read less
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Terra
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House went above and beyond for my wedding! The entire staff was amazing. Della did such an amazing job leading up to the event and helping us prepare for everything! Then Adonna was flawless on the day of the wedding. I did not have to worry about one thing. They woman and staff took care of EVERYTHING! The venue was stunning, the flow was great, the food was AMAZING and the reception was a BLAST! I could not be happier with our decision to have our wedding at HH! I would honestly recommend them to ANY bride/groom in a heartbeat. They were just amazing!!!
Hawthorne House went above and beyond for my wedding! The entire staff was amazing. Della did such an amazing job leading Read more...
Hawthorne House went above and beyond for my wedding! The entire staff was amazing. Della did such an amazing job leading up to the event and helping us prepare for everything! Then Adonna was flawless on the day of the wedding. I did not have to worry about one thing. They woman and staff took care of EVERYTHING! The venue was stunning, the flow was great, the food was AMAZING and the reception was a BLAST! I could not be happier with our decision to have our wedding at HH! I would honestly recommend them to ANY bride/groom in a heartbeat. They were just amazing!!! Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing time at our wedding and reception at Hawthorne House! The staff was all extremely helpful during the planning process! We met with Irene at our initial visit, and she was absolutely wonderful! She clearly takes a lot of pride in her business! Della helped us throughout the planning process! She always very promptly answered our emails and phone calls! Michelle was our coordinator for the rehearsal and wedding! She helped make both days run smoothly! All of the staff that worked the day of the wedding were very professional and helpful! Our food was absolutely delicious! We had the Walnut Dijon Chicken, Lasagna, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans, and received many complements from our guests on our food choices! Our guests also LOVED the venue! It is absolutely gorgeous, and spending the whole day there the day of the wedding was amazing!
We had an amazing time at our wedding and reception at Hawthorne House! The staff was all extremely helpful during the Read more...
We had an amazing time at our wedding and reception at Hawthorne House! The staff was all extremely helpful during the planning process! We met with Irene at our initial visit, and she was absolutely wonderful! She clearly takes a lot of pride in her business! Della helped us throughout the planning process! She always very promptly answered our emails and phone calls! Michelle was our coordinator for the rehearsal and wedding! She helped make both days run smoothly! All of the staff that worked the day of the wedding were very professional and helpful! Our food was absolutely delicious! We had the Walnut Dijon Chicken, Lasagna, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans, and received many complements from our guests on our food choices! Our guests also LOVED the venue! It is absolutely gorgeous, and spending the whole day there the day of the wedding was amazing! Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Hi, Cathy. Thank you so much for all the kind words. All of the staff so enjoyed working with you and your families. Thank you for choosing Hawthorne House for your special day. Best wishes!
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Lyle
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We did a significant amount of research before deciding to have our daughter’s wedding and reception at the Hawthorne House. Our goal was probably every parents’ goal regarding wedding planning; specifically, find a quality place that will ensure a lasting memory for your daughter, her husband, family and friends. After much analysis and comparison across several venues available in the Kansas City metro area, we decided on the Hawthorne House mostly due to its resounding reputation across the local hospitality business community. A friend of ours (also a wise father with a couple weddings under his belt) gave us some valuable advice during our planning process – over the years the memories of that special day may slowly fade but rest assured your daughter’s most vivid memories will be framed against the venue backdrop. Our advice? Go first class, go with Hawthorne House and you’ll never regret it.
Lyle & Julia Adams
We did a significant amount of research before deciding to have our daughter’s wedding and reception at the Hawthorne Read more...
We did a significant amount of research before deciding to have our daughter’s wedding and reception at the Hawthorne House. Our goal was probably every parents’ goal regarding wedding planning; specifically, find a quality place that will ensure a lasting memory for your daughter, her husband, family and friends. After much analysis and comparison across several venues available in the Kansas City metro area, we decided on the Hawthorne House mostly due to its resounding reputation across the local hospitality business community. A friend of ours (also a wise father with a couple weddings under his belt) gave us some valuable advice during our planning process – over the years the memories of that special day may slowly fade but rest assured your daughter’s most vivid memories will be framed against the venue backdrop. Our advice? Go first class, go with Hawthorne House and you’ll never regret it.
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Dear Lyle and Julia. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words. All of us were so happy to be a part of Kristen's wedding and reception. We wish all of you the best!
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Laura
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne House was the perfect venue for my wedding! The entire experience from our first meeting to wedding day was wonderful! The staff was very friendly and responsive and took care of every detail. They were very organized and remembered everything I wanted. The setup was beautiful and the food was fabulous! The venue itself is gorgeous too! I would highly recommend The Hawthorne House for any event!
The Hawthorne House was the perfect venue for my wedding! The entire experience from our first meeting to wedding day was Read more...
The Hawthorne House was the perfect venue for my wedding! The entire experience from our first meeting to wedding day was wonderful! The staff was very friendly and responsive and took care of every detail. They were very organized and remembered everything I wanted. The setup was beautiful and the food was fabulous! The venue itself is gorgeous too! I would highly recommend The Hawthorne House for any event! Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Hi, Laura.

Thank you so much for your kind words. You, and your entire family were wonderful to work with. We wish you all the luck in the world. Blessings.....Irene
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Marilyn
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House staff was friendly and easy to work with. They provided great service and helped to flawlessly execute the wedding day. They are upfront with their pricing and expectations and were accommodating of our requests - including a custom menu. I highly recommend this venue.
Hawthorne House staff was friendly and easy to work with. They provided great service and helped to flawlessly execute the Read more...
Hawthorne House staff was friendly and easy to work with. They provided great service and helped to flawlessly execute the wedding day. They are upfront with their pricing and expectations and were accommodating of our requests - including a custom menu. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
If there was a place to give 10 stars I would. Della and Adonna were perfect, great and any other wonderful word to describe them. For a mother of the bride, they took care of everything and more. It was like the wedding was on auto-pilot. It allowed me and the mother of the groom to just enjoy the wedding. It also helped the bride to be stress free and enjoy. The bride smiled the whole time with no worries.
We had so many compliments on the food, the chef came out and went table to table. There was plenty of food and it wasn't cold. Lila, mother of the bride
If there was a place to give 10 stars I would. Della and Adonna were perfect, great and any other wonderful word to Read more...
If there was a place to give 10 stars I would. Della and Adonna were perfect, great and any other wonderful word to describe them. For a mother of the bride, they took care of everything and more. It was like the wedding was on auto-pilot. It allowed me and the mother of the groom to just enjoy the wedding. It also helped the bride to be stress free and enjoy. The bride smiled the whole time with no worries.
We had so many compliments on the food, the chef came out and went table to table. There was plenty of food and it wasn't cold. Lila, mother of the bride Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Lila. What a joy is was to work with you and your family on your daughter's wedding and reception. Thank you so much for all the joy and pleasure you gave to the Hawthorne House staff. You are such special people and we are grateful for your business. Blessings and good wishes from all of us! Irene
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Keena
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Great service and great food! We really enjoyed working with them! Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the event!
Great service and great food! We really enjoyed working with them! Our guests had nothing but great things to say about Read more...
Great service and great food! We really enjoyed working with them! Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the event! Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Keena. Thank you so very much for the wonderful comments on our facility and food. We try very hard to ensure that you and your guests have a wonderful experience at Hawthorne House. We wish you the very best....Irene
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Andres
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne House Team is the epitome of professionalism. Yes, the price is high, but it is worth every penny. It was such a pleasure to work with this team and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have a stress-free, beautiful wedding.
The Hawthorne House Team is the epitome of professionalism. Yes, the price is high, but it is worth every penny. It was Read more...
The Hawthorne House Team is the epitome of professionalism. Yes, the price is high, but it is worth every penny. It was such a pleasure to work with this team and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have a stress-free, beautiful wedding. Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Kirsten and Andres. Thank you so much for the kind review. It means so much to us to be recognized for the level of service we hope to provide to each and every bride. We loved helping you with your special day and wish you both all the happiness in the world....Irene
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Eileen
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Della and Donna were very helpful and we appreciated all that they did to make this a special, memorable occassion. Food was delicious and plentiful. Bar staff was accomidating. Great grandmother has Alzheimer's and a waitress made up a special plate of food for her and cut it up into bite-sized portions just for her!!!
Della and Donna were very helpful and we appreciated all that they did to make this a special, memorable occassion. Food Read more...
Della and Donna were very helpful and we appreciated all that they did to make this a special, memorable occassion. Food was delicious and plentiful. Bar staff was accomidating. Great grandmother has Alzheimer's and a waitress made up a special plate of food for her and cut it up into bite-sized portions just for her!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Eileen, thank you so much for the review. We so appreciate your business. I will make an effort to find out which server helped your grandmother with her food. That warms my heart to think of one of my employees being so kind to someone. Best wishes to both of you! Irene
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I recommend you go to the taste testing of the food before you decide on your menu options.
I recommend you go to the taste testing of the food before you decide on your menu options.
I recommend you go to the taste testing of the food before you decide on your menu options. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Hi, Brandie.
Thank you for recommending that our couples attend a taste test prior to making their final menu selection. We are always so happy when couples can't make up their minds on the menu choices because they like so many of our dishes. We wish you and Jason much happiness.......Irene
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Emily
Wedding:
9/16/2005
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Hawthorne House was absolutely fabulous. On my first visit to this charming place, I knew it was where I wanted to be married. They were so helpful with organization and making sure that every detail was taken care of. I was impressed with how much thought and care they put into my big day. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a truly special wedding day.
Our experience with Hawthorne House was absolutely fabulous. On my first visit to this charming place, I knew it was where Read more...
Our experience with Hawthorne House was absolutely fabulous. On my first visit to this charming place, I knew it was where I wanted to be married. They were so helpful with organization and making sure that every detail was taken care of. I was impressed with how much thought and care they put into my big day. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a truly special wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for having such confidence in us and allowing us to show you how much we really do care about our brides and grooms. We enjoyed sharing your special day with you.
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Kassie
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about The Hawthorne House. They are simply amazing. I had my heart set on The Hawthorne House from the very beginning and they surely did not disappoint. I felt like it was worth every penny we spent.

The grounds are absolutely beautiful. We had a gorgeous ceremony outside, in front of the gazebo. We had probably the most perfect weather a bride could ask for, but it was such a relief to know we had a beautiful chapel for a back-up plan in case of rained. Thankfully, that wasn't the case.

The food was delicious. The staff was amazing.

During the planning process, Della was there to answer any question I ever had. I swear towards the end I was bugging her at least once a week about something, but she was also so helpful and accommodating.

The night of the wedding, they took care of so much. Adonna coordinated our ceremony and reception and she did an awesome job. She went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for us. At the end of the night she had packed us dinner, cake, some extra chex mix and put that in the Limo for us. She also made sure my cell phone was in my purse and that my purse was in the limo for me.

Almost every one of my guests came up to me to tell me that our wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings they have been to, and I will give most of that credit to The Hawthorne House.
I cannot say enough good things about The Hawthorne House. They are simply amazing. I had my heart set on The Hawthorne Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about The Hawthorne House. They are simply amazing. I had my heart set on The Hawthorne House from the very beginning and they surely did not disappoint. I felt like it was worth every penny we spent.

The grounds are absolutely beautiful. We had a gorgeous ceremony outside, in front of the gazebo. We had probably the most perfect weather a bride could ask for, but it was such a relief to know we had a beautiful chapel for a back-up plan in case of rained. Thankfully, that wasn't the case.

The food was delicious. The staff was amazing.

During the planning process, Della was there to answer any question I ever had. I swear towards the end I was bugging her at least once a week about something, but she was also so helpful and accommodating.

The night of the wedding, they took care of so much. Adonna coordinated our ceremony and reception and she did an awesome job. She went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for us. At the end of the night she had packed us dinner, cake, some extra chex mix and put that in the Limo for us. She also made sure my cell phone was in my purse and that my purse was in the limo for me.

Almost every one of my guests came up to me to tell me that our wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings they have been to, and I will give most of that credit to The Hawthorne House. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
As soon as I saw this venue, I knew nothing would compare, so we booked quickly. It didn't disappoint. The staff were amazing and very quick to respond to my questions quickly!! Everything was perfect and everyone kept commenting on the food and how beautiful the Chapel and Reception site was. We had a lot of lighting on the tables, which turned out great with their lighting. I 100% recommend having your dream wedding here.. I know I did! Thanks so much to all of you for helping by making suggestions and my crazy life a lot easier!
As soon as I saw this venue, I knew nothing would compare, so we booked quickly. It didn't disappoint. The staff were Read more...
As soon as I saw this venue, I knew nothing would compare, so we booked quickly. It didn't disappoint. The staff were amazing and very quick to respond to my questions quickly!! Everything was perfect and everyone kept commenting on the food and how beautiful the Chapel and Reception site was. We had a lot of lighting on the tables, which turned out great with their lighting. I 100% recommend having your dream wedding here.. I know I did! Thanks so much to all of you for helping by making suggestions and my crazy life a lot easier! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Hi, Lisa. Thank you for the wonderful review. What a beautiful wedding and reception!! You and your family were wonderful to work with and we wish you much happiness. Irene
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Cody and Chyla
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Every interaction with the Hawthorne House staff was wonderful. They were easy to work with and more than eager to help out in any way possible. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Hawthorne House to any of my friends.
Every interaction with the Hawthorne House staff was wonderful. They were easy to work with and more than eager to help Read more...
Every interaction with the Hawthorne House staff was wonderful. They were easy to work with and more than eager to help out in any way possible. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Hawthorne House to any of my friends. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Hi, Chyla and Cody. Thank you for the wonderful review. We so enjoyed working with you on your wedding and reception. We so appreciate you choosing Hawthorne House! Best wishes to you both! Irene
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Sara
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne House was the PERFECT venue for our daughter's wedding on 11/5/11! Everyone on the staff worked to ensure that our every need was cared for and the result was a beautiful and personal wedding experience.

Having both the ceremony and the reception at one site was a plus for our many out of town guests as it eliminated the need for them to navigate from one location to another.

We spent the day there - getting ready, watching our wonderful florist set up for the reception, having beautiful wedding photographs taken, and enjoying our guests!

This truly is the BEST place for a wedding in Kansas City!

Stephanie
The Hawthorne House was the PERFECT venue for our daughter's wedding on 11/5/11! Everyone on the staff worked to ensure Read more...
The Hawthorne House was the PERFECT venue for our daughter's wedding on 11/5/11! Everyone on the staff worked to ensure that our every need was cared for and the result was a beautiful and personal wedding experience.

Having both the ceremony and the reception at one site was a plus for our many out of town guests as it eliminated the need for them to navigate from one location to another.

We spent the day there - getting ready, watching our wonderful florist set up for the reception, having beautiful wedding photographs taken, and enjoying our guests!

This truly is the BEST place for a wedding in Kansas City!

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Kristen
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House made my wedding day (10/15/11) absolutely perfect. The staff is wonderful, the food is amazing, and the venue is gorgeous. The chapel is adorable and the reception area is breathtaking. Everything was fabulous!
Hawthorne House made my wedding day (10/15/11) absolutely perfect. The staff is wonderful, the food is amazing, and the Read more...
Hawthorne House made my wedding day (10/15/11) absolutely perfect. The staff is wonderful, the food is amazing, and the venue is gorgeous. The chapel is adorable and the reception area is breathtaking. Everything was fabulous! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Kristen, thank you so much for the wonderful review. You were absolutely beautiful! I am so happy you chose Hawthorne House for your wedding and reception. You were a delight to work with.
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Hawthorne House is so beautiful with its hardwood floors, green landscaping, outdoor porch made for summer evenings, gazebo etc. I couldn't have been happier with the venue. The staff was great. The wedding ceremony and reception were both picture perfect.
Hawthorne House is so beautiful with its hardwood floors, green landscaping, outdoor porch made for summer evenings, Read more...
Hawthorne House is so beautiful with its hardwood floors, green landscaping, outdoor porch made for summer evenings, gazebo etc. I couldn't have been happier with the venue. The staff was great. The wedding ceremony and reception were both picture perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind review. You are such a special couple and we were honored that you selected Hawthorne House for your wedding and reception venue. Best wishes to both of you.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Hawthorne House was the most beautiful place every. We got married at the Chapel there and even though the day was over cast and extremely windy, the pictures taken there are outstanding. It was the perfect place for our wedding. And the owner Mrs. Sparks is such a wonderful lady. She was so very accomodating to us even though it was at the last minute that we found the ceremony location. i would definately use that facility again.
The Hawthorne House was the most beautiful place every. We got married at the Chapel there and even though the day was Read more...
The Hawthorne House was the most beautiful place every. We got married at the Chapel there and even though the day was over cast and extremely windy, the pictures taken there are outstanding. It was the perfect place for our wedding. And the owner Mrs. Sparks is such a wonderful lady. She was so very accomodating to us even though it was at the last minute that we found the ceremony location. i would definately use that facility again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We were so happy to work with you and help make your day special. You're a great couple and we wish you all the best.
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Beloved1
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
They were amazing to work with! Della definitely knows what she's doing and so does Donna, the coordinator. Everything went smoothly and absolutely nothing went wrong. Everyone loved the food too. We used their in house DJ, Wendy, and she was amazing as well. She played practically every song I gave her and didn't play anything I wouldn't have approved of. We also brought in some candles ourselves and they lit them all for us which I thought was great. I'm so glad we had the wedding here! Everything was beautiful.
They were amazing to work with! Della definitely knows what she's doing and so does Donna, the coordinator. Everything Read more...
They were amazing to work with! Della definitely knows what she's doing and so does Donna, the coordinator. Everything went smoothly and absolutely nothing went wrong. Everyone loved the food too. We used their in house DJ, Wendy, and she was amazing as well. She played practically every song I gave her and didn't play anything I wouldn't have approved of. We also brought in some candles ourselves and they lit them all for us which I thought was great. I'm so glad we had the wedding here! Everything was beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for choosing Hawthorne House for your wedding and reception and for taking the time to write this review. It was wonderful to see how much fun you and your guests had at the reception. Good luck to both of you and we hope to see you soon.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING VENUE!!!! The employees were so nice, the food was fantastic, and the venue itself is so beautiful!!! I was able to take the time to "be a bride" the day of my wedding rather than running around finishing up tasks.....thanks to the Hawthorne House and its amazing staff! They took care of everything and I would HIGHLY recommend the HH to anyone!!! Definitely worth every penny!
AMAZING VENUE!!!! The employees were so nice, the food was fantastic, and the venue itself is so beautiful!!! I was able Read more...
AMAZING VENUE!!!! The employees were so nice, the food was fantastic, and the venue itself is so beautiful!!! I was able to take the time to "be a bride" the day of my wedding rather than running around finishing up tasks.....thanks to the Hawthorne House and its amazing staff! They took care of everything and I would HIGHLY recommend the HH to anyone!!! Definitely worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a high recommendation. We truly appreciate it and want you to know how much we enjoyed working with you and your families. What an honor it was to get to share in your special day. Thanks again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved this location and just everything about it was simply PERFECT!! It was a beautiful celebration
I absolutely loved this location and just everything about it was simply PERFECT!! It was a beautiful celebration
I absolutely loved this location and just everything about it was simply PERFECT!! It was a beautiful celebration Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing location and service. Everybody loved it!! The service was absolutely wonderful, they made everything so easy for us. I could not have been happier!!
Absolutely amazing location and service. Everybody loved it!! The service was absolutely wonderful, they made everything Read more...
Absolutely amazing location and service. Everybody loved it!! The service was absolutely wonderful, they made everything so easy for us. I could not have been happier!! Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. It was such a delight working with you on your wedding and reception. Come see us.
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Kali
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
This is a gorgeous reception site. Food was great, atmosphere was wonderful. Love the Hawthorne House!
This is a gorgeous reception site. Food was great, atmosphere was wonderful. Love the Hawthorne House!
This is a gorgeous reception site. Food was great, atmosphere was wonderful. Love the Hawthorne House! Read less
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Miki
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Adonna at the Hawthorne House was wonderful to work with. The whole day went smoothly. She was very calm, helpful and cheerful. Food at the Hawthorne House is excellant. Our guests loved it and the beautiful location.
Adonna at the Hawthorne House was wonderful to work with. The whole day went smoothly. She was very calm, helpful and Read more...
Adonna at the Hawthorne House was wonderful to work with. The whole day went smoothly. She was very calm, helpful and cheerful. Food at the Hawthorne House is excellant. Our guests loved it and the beautiful location. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Miki, thank you so much for your kind review. We wish you a life filled with love and laughter!!
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with the Hawthorne House upon visiting the site. We booked our wedding date on our first appointment and did not see any other venues. All of the Staff at the Hawthorne House was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. The food is wonderful! Our wedding was amazing and we are still receiving compliments from guest who attended the wedding about how beautiful the chapel and reception area was. I would highly recommend the Hawthorne House if you are looking for a venue that has great staff and a lot of amenities.
My husband and I fell in love with the Hawthorne House upon visiting the site. We booked our wedding date on our first Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with the Hawthorne House upon visiting the site. We booked our wedding date on our first appointment and did not see any other venues. All of the Staff at the Hawthorne House was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. The food is wonderful! Our wedding was amazing and we are still receiving compliments from guest who attended the wedding about how beautiful the chapel and reception area was. I would highly recommend the Hawthorne House if you are looking for a venue that has great staff and a lot of amenities. Read less
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elizabeth
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.9/5.0
Gorgeous venue. Helpful and professional staff. Made everything so easy!!
Gorgeous venue. Helpful and professional staff. Made everything so easy!!
Gorgeous venue. Helpful and professional staff. Made everything so easy!! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Marilyn
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
Great staff, very professional, wonderful service!
Great staff, very professional, wonderful service!
Great staff, very professional, wonderful service! Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words. All of the staff enjoyed working with you.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had our ceremony at a church and just our reception at Hawthorne House. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The staff was very helpful, always prompt to answer our emails or return our phone calls, and very friendly, too. It was also nice to have a venue that takes care of the food and drinks instead of having to deal with a separate vendor.
We had our ceremony at a church and just our reception at Hawthorne House. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The staff Read more...
We had our ceremony at a church and just our reception at Hawthorne House. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The staff was very helpful, always prompt to answer our emails or return our phone calls, and very friendly, too. It was also nice to have a venue that takes care of the food and drinks instead of having to deal with a separate vendor. Read less
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LKlemencic
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.7/5.0
I could not have chosen a better place to have my wedding reception. Della was a pleasure to work with in dealing with all of the details until the day of the wedding. Adonna made the evening run smooth and care free. The food was amazing, my guests said the best reception food they have ever had!!

I told my husband we will get married again next year just to use this venue again!!
I could not have chosen a better place to have my wedding reception. Della was a pleasure to work with in dealing with all Read more...
I could not have chosen a better place to have my wedding reception. Della was a pleasure to work with in dealing with all of the details until the day of the wedding. Adonna made the evening run smooth and care free. The food was amazing, my guests said the best reception food they have ever had!!

I told my husband we will get married again next year just to use this venue again!! Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate your review. When you get ready to renew your vows you know where we are. Best wishes to both of you.
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Laura
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.7/5.0
The Hawthorne House is absolutely beautiful and the food they offer through their in-house catering is amazing! Our guests raved about the location and the food and we still have people talking about the Hawthorne House and our menu 3 weeks after the wedding. We had our service in the chapel and our reception in the Emerson Room. The staff was wonderful to work with and were very nice people. Both my fiance and I were living out of town while planning the wedding, so we had to rely on communicating with our vendors through phone, email, and our parents. The staff made the long-distance planning very easy.
The Hawthorne House is absolutely beautiful and the food they offer through their in-house catering is amazing! Our guests Read more...
The Hawthorne House is absolutely beautiful and the food they offer through their in-house catering is amazing! Our guests raved about the location and the food and we still have people talking about the Hawthorne House and our menu 3 weeks after the wedding. We had our service in the chapel and our reception in the Emerson Room. The staff was wonderful to work with and were very nice people. Both my fiance and I were living out of town while planning the wedding, so we had to rely on communicating with our vendors through phone, email, and our parents. The staff made the long-distance planning very easy. Read less
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Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Hi, Laura.

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so fortunate to work with couples such as you and Landon. It makes what we do so rewarding. Best wishes to both of you.....Irene
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Bethany
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.7/5.0
I had my August 31st 2014 chapel ceremony and wedding here. Absolutely love everything about this place. Della ans everyone here are very friendly. The food is absolutely fantastic! Everyone loved thr place. Only complaint from guest were when speeches were being made you could hear loud loises from the back that sounded like dishes banging around when they were being washed. Other than that it was very beautiful and I wouldnt of changed my mind of having it there. Pricey but if your wanting elegant classy the food and the venue is worth every penny. Thanks to everyone that was so great!
I had my August 31st 2014 chapel ceremony and wedding here. Absolutely love everything about this place. Della ans Read more...
I had my August 31st 2014 chapel ceremony and wedding here. Absolutely love everything about this place. Della ans everyone here are very friendly. The food is absolutely fantastic! Everyone loved thr place. Only complaint from guest were when speeches were being made you could hear loud loises from the back that sounded like dishes banging around when they were being washed. Other than that it was very beautiful and I wouldnt of changed my mind of having it there. Pricey but if your wanting elegant classy the food and the venue is worth every penny. Thanks to everyone that was so great! Read less
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Tigers427
Wedding:
4/27/2007
4.6/5.0
The Hawthorne House is a gorgeous site. The staff was wonderful to work with and really helpful. It is a bit pricey and I didn't like that I had to pay the bar price for anyone over the age of 12 (12 and under get kids meals). I think that policy should be changed.
The Hawthorne House is a gorgeous site. The staff was wonderful to work with and really helpful. It is a bit pricey and I Read more...
The Hawthorne House is a gorgeous site. The staff was wonderful to work with and really helpful. It is a bit pricey and I didn't like that I had to pay the bar price for anyone over the age of 12 (12 and under get kids meals). I think that policy should be changed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your response. Hawthorne House requires a minimum adult guest count for our receptions. This ensures that we can bring in the revenue required to maintain a beautiful facility and a superior staff. If for example, a bride and groom signs a contract that reserves our facility on a Friday night we would require that they guarantee 150 adult guests. If the final count on adult guests falls below the 150 count they would still be required to pay for food and alcohol for 150. If children are invited to the reception the bride and groom only pay for their meal. We have never charged a fee for alcohol for children. This would be illegal and morally wrong. We hope this explanation clears this up and we apologize if we were not able to convey to this bride and groom how this works. They were wonderful to work with!
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R.A.
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.6/5.0
Hawthorn House is a pretty location for a summer wedding. The gazebo, lawn and porch were clean and pretty.
Appetizers and dinner were delicious, drinks and wine prompt.
Office staff, onsite coordinator and servers were all professional and helpful.
Upstairs dressing rooms for bride, groom and attendants were comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate hair and make up for 6.
Alternate venue for ceremony in case of rain was an onsite Chapel.
Hawthorn House is a pretty location for a summer wedding. The gazebo, lawn and porch were clean and pretty.
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Hawthorn House is a pretty location for a summer wedding. The gazebo, lawn and porch were clean and pretty.
Appetizers and dinner were delicious, drinks and wine prompt.
Office staff, onsite coordinator and servers were all professional and helpful.
Upstairs dressing rooms for bride, groom and attendants were comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate hair and make up for 6.
Alternate venue for ceremony in case of rain was an onsite Chapel. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
We had an amazing wedding day thanks to the Hawthorne House. Couldn't have asked for a better location to host our big day.
We had an amazing wedding day thanks to the Hawthorne House. Couldn't have asked for a better location to host our big Read more...
We had an amazing wedding day thanks to the Hawthorne House. Couldn't have asked for a better location to host our big day. Read less
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rbccag
Wedding:
5/23/2008
4.4/5.0
The Hawthorne House was a wonderful choice for our venue. The setup was perfect and they took away a lot of the little worries I had about the reception. I liked that a DJ and the catering services were included in the fee and they also took the responsibility of setting all the tables and gift table, etc. The grounds were beautiful and we were able to spend the entire day at the Hawthorne House getting ready and taking pictures. It was nice to not be under a time crunch. They have adorable rooms for the wedding party to get ready in. The women that I worked with to set everything up were so kind and very attentive to what I thought was important. They were also very timely and organized with the billing, menu setup, etc.

There were only a few things that I didn't like about the Hawthorne House, and in degree of importance, they were very minuscule. We were unable to bring alcohol on the premises and had to purchase the alcohol through the Hawthorne House. The only reason I didn't appreciate this was because we really wanted to pick out the wines and be able to take home the unused alcohol. We also were not able to take home the leftovers of the food served. Lastly, it was somewhat difficult to taste test the options on the menu for our dinner. We were only able to taste test an item that had been chosen by another bride. So, on the day of that person's wedding, we had to drive up there and get a carry out box of the food. There were some items on the menu that we really wanted to try and were unable to because no other couple had chosen it for their wedding.
The Hawthorne House was a wonderful choice for our venue. The setup was perfect and they took away a lot of the little Read more...
The Hawthorne House was a wonderful choice for our venue. The setup was perfect and they took away a lot of the little worries I had about the reception. I liked that a DJ and the catering services were included in the fee and they also took the responsibility of setting all the tables and gift table, etc. The grounds were beautiful and we were able to spend the entire day at the Hawthorne House getting ready and taking pictures. It was nice to not be under a time crunch. They have adorable rooms for the wedding party to get ready in. The women that I worked with to set everything up were so kind and very attentive to what I thought was important. They were also very timely and organized with the billing, menu setup, etc.

There were only a few things that I didn't like about the Hawthorne House, and in degree of importance, they were very minuscule. We were unable to bring alcohol on the premises and had to purchase the alcohol through the Hawthorne House. The only reason I didn't appreciate this was because we really wanted to pick out the wines and be able to take home the unused alcohol. We also were not able to take home the leftovers of the food served. Lastly, it was somewhat difficult to taste test the options on the menu for our dinner. We were only able to taste test an item that had been chosen by another bride. So, on the day of that person's wedding, we had to drive up there and get a carry out box of the food. There were some items on the menu that we really wanted to try and were unable to because no other couple had chosen it for their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

We so appreciate the review and we strive for customer satisfaction. We do serve a house wine but are also happy to order in any wine requested by the bride and groom. We are also happy to send home any unopened bottles. We offer private and group food tastings. If a bride and groom would like to try additional items we welcome them to stop by the kitchen at any event and take home a to go box. We apologize if these policies were not properly conveyed to this bride and groom.
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tiffworewhite
Wedding:
9/23/2005
4.4/5.0
Having the ceremony and reception at one site was invaluble! I also loved having the coordinator who took care of everything on my wedding day so I didn't have to! It was so wonderful that my mom and I could enjoy the day and not have to run around making sure everything was in order and everyone was where they should be. The food was wonderful, the music was just what I wanted (and requested), and everyone danced and had a great time.
Having the ceremony and reception at one site was invaluble! I also loved having the coordinator who took care of Read more...
Having the ceremony and reception at one site was invaluble! I also loved having the coordinator who took care of everything on my wedding day so I didn't have to! It was so wonderful that my mom and I could enjoy the day and not have to run around making sure everything was in order and everyone was where they should be. The food was wonderful, the music was just what I wanted (and requested), and everyone danced and had a great time. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed working with you and your families. What a beautiful wedding and reception. We appreciate you taking the time to review Hawthorne House. Best wishes for a bright future together.
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kcgirl
Wedding:
7/6/2007
4.3/5.0
Our wedding coordinator was awesome. They don't like it when you want to make changes to catering- even weeks in advance. Overall, a great experience. Beautiful and unique.
Our wedding coordinator was awesome. They don't like it when you want to make changes to catering- even weeks in advance. Read more...
Our wedding coordinator was awesome. They don't like it when you want to make changes to catering- even weeks in advance. Overall, a great experience. Beautiful and unique. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. Our policy is that no changes may be made to the menu after two weeks prior to the wedding and reception. This is explained at the time of reserving our facility and is also part of our contract. Two weeks prior to a reception is when a bride and groom's final count is due and when our food (grocery) orders are placed. Prior to this date we are happy to make any changes requested. Thanks again.
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Becky
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.3/5.0
Absolutely beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to get married! Kind of pricey, but worth every penny.
Absolutely beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to get married! Kind of pricey, but worth every Read more...
Absolutely beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to get married! Kind of pricey, but worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hawthorne House and our services. We so appreciate you putting your faith in us for your special day. Best wishes.
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Stippy
Wedding:
7/4/2008
4.2/5.0
The Hawthorne House provided a beautiful place for our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was held outside and was just stunning! The inside reception in the Emerson room was more perfect than I ever could have imagined. The DJ they provided (Steven Tinsley) was amazing. The wedding coordinator they provided was also wonderful. She remained calm and clear head, and kept the day running smoothly. The food was also excellent!! The day was perfect. The place is quite pricey, but I would say it was worth the money in the end. As far as flexibility goes, they have a lot of strict rules, so that was an area that was a bit more difficult. But the day was perfect thanks very much to them!
The Hawthorne House provided a beautiful place for our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was held outside and was just Read more...
The Hawthorne House provided a beautiful place for our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was held outside and was just stunning! The inside reception in the Emerson room was more perfect than I ever could have imagined. The DJ they provided (Steven Tinsley) was amazing. The wedding coordinator they provided was also wonderful. She remained calm and clear head, and kept the day running smoothly. The food was also excellent!! The day was perfect. The place is quite pricey, but I would say it was worth the money in the end. As far as flexibility goes, they have a lot of strict rules, so that was an area that was a bit more difficult. But the day was perfect thanks very much to them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
Hawthorne House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review and for choosing Hawthorne House for your wedding and reception. We do realize that we have some rules that everyone may not agree with. However, we have these rules in place so that every bride before your event and after your event will have the same beautiful facility for their event as you had. We do try to be flexible whenever possible as we understand the importance of having your special day be exactly as you dreamed. Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful life together.

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