Harding’s Restaurant and Bar is a wedding venue located in the Flat Iron District in New York City. Housed in a turn-of-the-century printing press building, the venue is elegantly styled and pays tribute to the United States. There is an array of American antiques and historical items that adorn the building, including a 32-foot American flag from 1896 with just 45 stars. The bar and restaurant is a great venue for non-traditional couples looking to evoke an air of nostalgia on their wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
Harding’s Restaurant and Bar is modernly refurbished but maintains its historical charm. The venue is split into two levels and features exposed brick walls, vintage chandeliers, and antique mirrors. The nineteenth-century atmosphere creates a beautiful backdrop for any couple's wedding reception. The restaurant and bar can host parties of up to 150 guests in a cocktail reception style or 100 seated dining guests.
The venue provides an array of event services to make each couple’s planning process as stress-free as possible. Couples can work closely with the venue’s professional staff and create their dream wedding reception. The restaurant and bar’s starting services include a bridal suite, cleanup, setup, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, and an event planner. Additional event services include:
The restaurant’s executive chef, Joel Zaragoza aims to pay homage to America’s culinary heritage with an emphasis on locally sourced, fresh, and seasonal ingredients. Couples will find a menu full of choice and flavor that fuses modern influences with the classic tastes of America. Every couple also has the option to create a customized menu that is unique to their wedding reception. Working with the restaurant's chefs, couples can choose the flavors and dishes to best suit their dream wedding. The venue also boasts an extensive wine and beer menu, as well as a range of cocktails that have been crafted by the bar’s expert mixologists.
Located in the vibrant Flatiron Disctrict in Manhattan, couples and guests will have an array of local amenities to take advantage of, as well as useful transport links. For guests traveling from further afield, John F. Kennedy International Airport is approximately a 35-minute drive away.
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Megan Anderle · Married on 04/27/2019
Incredible food, attentive and professional staff, and absolutely gorgeous venue. Cost is super reasonable and you get a lot for your money. Highly, highly recommend for those who want a beautiful, rustic wedding rather than a traditional ball room. venue is gorgeous and the couple who runs it are really fantastic people.Sent on 06/18/2019
Ashley Filopei · Married on 10/20/2018
Perfect Wedding !
Jill, Ken & the whole team at Harding's were perfect from the start of our dealings with them. Coordinating before the wedding was as simple as an email. The day before the wedding one of our vendors had a technical issue that would have made them unable to make it to the wedding. Harding's jumped in and solved the problem - we were so thankful.Sent on 11/18/2018
My husband and I had known we wanted a wedding at at restaurant to ensure the quality of the food and we surely were not disappointed. At the same time, Harding's orchestrated the wedding without a hitch. All of our friends and family raved about the food, atmosphere and drinks! If we had to do it all over again, we would pick Harding's without any hesitation.
Lauren · Married on 09/02/2018
From the first time I reached out to Jill through the day of our wedding on September 2, our experience working with Harding's exceeded all of our expectations. My husband and I looked at many venues in the NYC area and Harding's was the clear stand out. It's a beautiful space with lots of character that can stand on its own or be enhanced, located in a wonderful neighborhood, and is reasonably priced for the excellent level of service and high quality of food they offer. However, what impressed us most was how Ken, Jill and their staff always approached us with humanity, never pressured us, and were always transparent. Their communication was top notch and Jill was always prompt to respond to any questions or requests we had over the 10 months of planning. They felt like partners through the whole process and we were so grateful to host our 75 person cocktail-style wedding/reception with them!Sent on 09/30/2018
The wedding day itself was everything we hoped for. The service our guests enjoyed on the day was top notch and the food and drinks were excellent. The staff also made sure that we were well taken care of and fed,and were never intrusive. In addition to the planning process and wedding itself going seamlessly, I have to shout out Ken for his professionalism and quick thinking when there was an electrical issue on the day of. A power outage on their block a few days before made their freight elevator non operational, which is how wedding parties usually enter Harding's prior to the ceremony and/or reception so they aren't seen by their guests. That day the elevator felt like an oven in the summer heat. It was not an option to wait there for 30 minutes, sweat dripping off of us, until the procession started. Ken jumped into action when he saw how uncomfortable the situation was for me (I was already nervous!) and arranged for the wedding party to relax in a private, air conditioned space nearby until it was time for the ceremony to begin. Total relief and crisis averted!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Harding's Restaurant and Bar Price Rates
10% off the Minimum Spend Amount for Weddings Booked in July and August in 2019 and 2020