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Located in the charming town of Barre, Massachusetts, The Harding Allen Estate is a wedding venue and bed-and-breakfast-style inn brimming with tales to tell. Built in the years 1914-1928, the neoclassical structure features an elegant facade, manicured grounds, and exquisite interiors to set the stage for your event. Architectural details throughout have been carefully preserved and maintained, showcasing the many decades the mansion has seen. This rural locale lets you and loved ones escape to the soirees of yesteryears as you exchange your vows in grand halls.
Facilities and Capacity
There are both interior and exterior spaces that can be used for nuptial gatherings at The Harding Allen Estate. A foyer greets individuals as they enter the mansion, which possesses a glimmering chandelier hanging from above. The marble flooring is from Italy, one of the many examples of excellent craftsmanship in the building. Wood accents of oak and mahogany are found throughout the rooms, adding to the vintage charm of the location. Ornate details seem to emerge from every corner, bringing to mind refined parties of the past. Outside, the English-style gardens beckon with elegant arrangements of foliage. For your reception, up to 240 guests can enjoy a sit-down dinner in the Garden Ballroom. This pavilion features climate control and offers protection from the elements. The advantage of this event space is the ability to seat all your loved ones in a single room. There is even a 850-square-foot dance floor, giving guests plenty of space for enjoying the reception’s music.
To allow your day to shine, the staff at The Harding Allen Estate only book one wedding a day to give you and your guests exclusive access to the grounds. Coordinators are assigned to assist in the planning of your ceremony and reception at the mansion. There are also options for guests to stay the night, providing family and friends with greater convenience. Whether you stay the night or not, a room can be allocated for use as a dressing room. Tables, Chiavari chairs, dinnerware, and more are all provided. The cuisine is catered by our preferred food vendors that excel in banquet dining. Weddings, along with other related events, can be held at the mansion throughout the year.
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One thing that got myself nervous in the beginning is the follow-up with calls/emails and I just want to reassure to all future brides to relax, Jasmine got your back. At the end, I realized the reason she is not always responding right away to my messages is because she was too busy doing her job to make sure our day was perfect. I wish I did know so I could relax more and trusted her that she got everything under control.
The estate is so beautiful and full of personal history. The food was so delicious. The DJ tried dancing on the cloud on us for the first time and we think it was wonderful and we definitely recommend it for future. We just wish he would have played more songs on our playlist for us since the songs were so dear to our heart 😊.
Moreover, the first time we went menu tasting my husband,family and I agreed on the buffet option to give our guests the variety of food choice. We did not regret it. Our guests love everything and we had so much leftover they nicely packed them for us to take home the next day.
What can I said about the estate owner one word "very interesting soul". Her " la joie de vie" brings a charm to the estate. She makes us feel like home. For instance, it rained all day in our wedding day. Our photographer did not get a chance to take outside pictures. When the rain stopped , the owner and her crews surprised us by taking us outside to make sure we took pictures in every corner on the estate. This moment is definitely for the book.
I know wrote a chapter but they are just great people and they provide great customer services😊.
Ps: we definitely recommend to rent the VERBO in Kendall st. This place is definitely something else.
Best Venue Ever!!!
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