EST. 1925 in Salem, Massachusetts


18 Washington Square W,
Salem, MA


You made our wedding day, well, perfect. We spend so much time in our day to day lives running around taking care of everything and everyone. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I was able to just stop worrying, let go of all the details, and focus on having fun and celebrating with my favorite people in the world. And I was able to do that because I knew everything was taken care of by the amazing staff at the Hawthorne.

With 93 well-appointed guest rooms, two award-winning restaurants and private banquet space, we can accommodate your welcome receptions, brunches and more. Offer your guests the convenience of staying at the Hawthorne and eliminate the need to drive, so that everyone can enjoy the wedding in a relaxing atmosphere.

From contemporary chic to classic sophistication, let our wedding team turn your dream into reality. Our experienced wedding professionals are here to advise you on everything from entertainment and florists to photographers and menu selections, and will take your worries away from the moment you start planning.

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We could not be happier with the Hawthorne and everything they did to make our wedding day perfect. They set up everything exactly as requested and it was so lovely. Our coordinator was very responsive and on top of every detail and the food was excellent. We are so grateful for all the effort that went into making our day so special and will always remember the Hawthorne as the place where our married life began.

Looking for an outdoor ceremony location?

With a history dating back to 1925, our passion for weddings remains as vivid today as it was then. Filled with historic details, yet stylish and modern in approach, our 19-foot tall Grand Ballroom offers an unforgettable venue with an expansive interior and magnificent Palladian windows to bring a spacious elegance to your wedding.

Located in the heart of historic Salem, the Hawthorne is an ideal setting for family and friends. From the adjacent 76-acre Salem Common to the nearby Maritime and Salem Harbor backdrops to the quaint nooks and crannies of the downtown area with its bustling restaurants, bars and attractions. Turn your wedding into a festive weekend journey.

For more information please contact:

Christine Madigan, Catering Sales Office Manager – 978-825-4358

Wedding Form