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Hawthorne Hotel

Salem, MA View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
94 reviews
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Hawthorne Hotel is a coastal wedding venue located in West Salem. It is flowing with charm and elegance followed up by a beautiful coastal setting. This venue has a lot to offer in an intimate package. From the scenic views, beautiful ballroom and service with a personalized touch, Hawthorne Hotel is without a doubt a great choice for your wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
Palladian windows give up to 190 of your guests a sprawling overlook of Salem Common and the North Shore. With an elegant historic coastal feel, Hawthorne Hotel is perfect for intimate weddings, indoors or out.

Services Offered
With access to a wide variety of outside vendors and accommodations for you and your guests, this venue can offer it all in an intimate package. Let Hawthorne Hotel take care of it for you. Services offered:

  • Cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • Liability insurance
  • Pet friendly
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • Setup


Cuisine
From swordfish to prime rib, Hawthorne Hotel has an eclectic menu to satisfy all palates. Classic to modern fare is no issue for this venue. They offer the following serving styles:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

94 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Elizabeth R. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Flawless experience at the Hawthorne

    Having our wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel was a dream. We had a smaller wedding (~65 people) and booked Sofia's for both the ceremony and the reception. The space was gorgeous and exactly what we needed for a more intimate wedding. We worked with Karen, who was outstanding. She was always very responsive to my questions and concerns, and the day-of went off without a hitch thanks to her planning and organization. We received endless compliments about everything, from the food to the room. I would highly recommend the Hawthorne, Sofia's, and Karen to anyone looking for a stunning North Shore wedding.
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    Kendra M. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Above and Beyond, Wedding day of our dreams

    Do you want a wedding where you have to worry about nothing? Do you want to have every single detail thought out of carefully? Do want expertise and high class service? Then pick the Hawthorne. Karen, Aliana and Christine and staff made our special day the best day of our lives. Our guests where flabbergasted by the level of service, incredible food and careful detail that was put into the event. The historical ambiance paired with the exceptional service made the whole day an affair to remember. My Husband and I will go back every year to remember our amazing experience. Whether you are staying there for the night, hosting an event or just going there for dinner, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommend and I am a picky person.
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    Catherine S. Married on 08/08/2021
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    Legendary Service, beautiful location!

    We met Karen at a wedding Expo in Jan.2020 and we knew that the Hawthorne Hotel have the character, the beauty, the location setting that fit our dream wedding! What we found out over the following two years, as we had to postpone our wedding two times during the pandemic, was that their attention to detail was impeccable. Their desire to take the best care of us and our guests was a priority. The quality and presentation of their food was incredible! The wedding package was not only affordable but it came with so many top quality referrals. Through them we found our florist, our amazing transportation, and our wedding cake that was pure perfection! Every last detail they covered to following every request we had, to giving suggestions to save money and how to handle the changing restrictions during the pandemic. They were flexible, professional, courteous and amazing during the whole process! We chose to hold our rehearsal dinner and our reception here and a lot of our guests stayed overnight here. The place with its history, beauty, and the way they run every detail so smoothly I definitely recommend putting this place at the top of your list! Thank you to all of the staff and Chef at the Hawthorne Hotel! They gave us a royal feeling at the same time making us feel right at home! Cathy

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Lauren & Kevin
    98 photos · 10/20/2018
  • Josh & Bryan
    17 photos · 09/20/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
C-Zone Entertainment C-Zone Entertainment Wedding DJs

Gorgeous historic venue and a gem of the North Shore. We are so honored to be partners with Hawthorne Hotel and always enjoy performing there. Laura, Patrick and the rest of the sales and catering staff make their clients and vendors feel like family. Their hospitality & professionalism are 2nd to none. It's a no brainer telling our brides and grooms that they are in the best of hands. Any time a new inquiry comes our way and we see they've booked this venue, we enthusiastically congratulate the couple. Every event we've ever performed at the Hawthorne has always been seamless and stress free, enabling us to focus on the entertainment, which in the end delivers the client an amazing experience. It takes team work and we are thrilled to be part of your team. Thank you!!!!

TSG Weddings TSG Weddings Wedding DJs

Salem is a VERY popular city when it comes to North Shore weddings. We LOVE the Hawthorne Hotel! The elegance and class of the ballroom is something you just have to see in person to fully appreciate. It's one of the most historic wedding venues in the area and couples absolutely love the venue AND the staff. The sales and catering staff is outstanding when it comes to helping you plan for a perfect wedding day. Once the big day arrives, their event managers will work seamlessly with you, and all of the outside vendors like us. They are so awesome and detail oriented that couples actually get to ENJOY their wedding days. Check them out. You will love them...

Ceremonies & Passages Ceremonies & Passages Wedding Officiants

Gorgeous historic venue and great staff.

Preferred Vendors

  • Montilios
    Rating 4.8 out of 5 , 472 Reviews
    · Wedding Caterers

Map

18 Washington Sq. West Salem, MA, 01970
9788254358
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Hawthorne Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Hawthorne Hotel?

Hawthorne Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Hawthorne Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Hawthorne Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Hawthorne Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Hawthorne Hotel includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Hawthorne Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hawthorne Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hawthorne Hotel for wedding events?

Hawthorne Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Hawthorne Hotel offer?

Hawthorne Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Hawthorne Hotel offer for wedding events?

Hawthorne Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Hawthorne Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hawthorne Hotel is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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