Sunday, March 25, 2012

Anticipation and yet another flower bed....

Wendy has been happily planning the new flower bed going in on the northeast lawn.  She’s wanted to do this for some time and the early spring has allowed her to see her plan develop sooner than anticipated!

Spring is bursting forth at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast.  All the trees, shrubs, flowering bushes and early bloomers are teasing us with their buds and blossoms.  It won’t be long before the estate, including Wendy’s new flower bed, presents itself as a magnificent backdrop for someone’s perfect garden event.

Our beautifully landscaped gardens are a special bonus to brides and their wedding photographers.  The historic property provides many opportunities to showcase each bride in elegant natural settings with ample color all season long.

It’s hard to say which season is our favorite because each one has its own particular and distinctive splendor; but the anticipation of spring and what it will reveal in the weeks ahead makes for an exciting time at Hawthorn.

We’d love to share some of that excitement with you for your special event or get-away weekend.  Call soon to schedule your own experience of Springtime at Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast in historic Independence, Missouri.
 
Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Family calendars and the incredible speed of life…

Everyone we know has a family calendar.  You know, it has everybody’s schedule on it.  Some are electronic, carried around in a special little case; others are giant binders with indexes of deadlines, appointments, school activities and special family events.  Then there is Hawthorn’s calendar.
  
Our calendar is different than any other planner you’ve ever seen!  We chronicle only momentous life events; weddings, receptions, showers, luncheons, dinner parties, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, weekend get-aways and vacations for those seeking refuge from their own hectic schedules.

If you’re looking for a venue that will make your special event even more memorable for you and your guests, Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, in historic Independence, Missouri, is available for small groups as well as garden events for up to 250 guests.

When your plans include a trip to the Kansas City area for Royals’ or Chiefs’ games, concerts, special events at the Sprint Center or the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, we’re located only minutes away with easy access to I-70.

While our calendar is as busy as yours, we can always accommodate another extraordinary celebration and we look forward to hearing from you to schedule yours!


Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wedding energy...


We attended the Perfect Wedding Guide (PWG) Luncheon this week at the historic Hilton President Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  More than 150 wedding vendors had the opportunity to network, dine and enjoy the elegance of the renowned 1926 Kansas City landmark.

There is a unique energy created when people begin to discuss celebrating a momentous life event like a wedding.  We experience that every time we sit down with our prospective brides.  Hawthorn offers a distinctive setting for memorable events and its historical elegance evokes nostalgia in every guest.

Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, is a magnificent three-story stone mansion built in 1900 situated on a beautifully landscaped two-acre estate.  The mansion and gardens provide an extraordinary setting for weddings and receptions.  We have many affordable options for your wedding and complete event planning and catering services are also available.

Our 2012 weekend calendar is filling up, so please call today to make your bridal appointment and schedule your personal tour of Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast.

Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO