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The Harding Allen Estate

Barre, MA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
63 reviews
$11k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$11k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Situated in Barre, Massachusetts, The Harding Allen Estate is a wedding venue and bed-and-breakfast-style inn brimming with tales to tell. Built in the year 1926, 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 275 guests can enjoy a sit-down dinner in The Fountain View Room. 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 750-square-foot dance floor, giving guests plenty of space for enjoying the reception’s music.

Services Offered

To allow your day to shine, the staff at The Harding Allen Estate only book one wedding at a time. 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 can all be provided. The cuisine is taken care of by their expert chefs who can craft an array of dishes from both the land and sea. Weddings, along with other related events, can be held at the mansion throughout the year.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$1,200

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

$1,000

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?

$700

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?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

63 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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    Penni S. Married on 08/15/2021
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    Best wedding experience ever!

    Harding Allen Estate did a FABULOUS job on our son's recent wedding. We could not have been any happier with the entire experience from the BEAUTIFUL garden ceremony space to the GORGEOUS ballroom reception...Harding Allen Estate provided it all and we, along with all our guests, had a fantastic experience with a lifetime of happy memories! The food, music, flowers, cake, decor were all provided with love, care, and attention to detail. Grace, Carmine, and Gianna are simply THE BEST!!! Thank you all for the BEST EXPERIENCE ever!!!
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    Madeleine Married on 06/26/2021
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    Best Wedding Venue-New England Country Mansion & Garden Wedding

    We fell in love with the Harding Allen Estate on our first visit. It is the only venue we ended up looking at; I had done extensive research in advance and already had a feeling it would be the right place and it definitely was.

    They are set up for success with a lush green garden with stone path for the ceremony, beautiful formal gardens with established flowering plants for cocktail hour wandering and pictures, and incredible mansion and elegant, chandelier-filled ballroom for dinner and dancing.

    Our wedding at HAE just flowed--from one garden to the next, from one activity to the next, HAE had it all covered. I couldn't have asked for a friendlier team there; they are a family run business and the communication is excellent. You are very well taken care of and every question is answered. My family and friends, especially my parents, were blown away with their accommodation and genuine caring to make your event beautiful, memorable, and the way you want it.

    I did my flowers, cake, and catering through the estate and also had my rehearsal dinner onsite. My family stayed in the guest accommodations. Everyone was extremely pleased with all aspects and the food was incredible. I am still thinking about that fish dish and the cake was absolutely scrumptious.

    I could not recommend HAE more; Carmine, Grace, and Gianna really go above and beyond to make your event fantastic.
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    Dr. M. Married on 06/04/2021
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    Father of the Bride.

    Grace, Carmine, and Gianna and their staff were friendly, understanding, polite, efficient, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.
    I heartily recommend them and their beautiful facility.

Awards

  • 63
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Amanda & Cody
    33 photos · 08/25/2019

Map

59 Allen Drive Barre, MA, 01005
9783554920
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The Harding Allen Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Harding Allen Estate?

The Harding Allen Estate 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 The Harding Allen Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Harding Allen Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Harding Allen Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Harding Allen Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Harding Allen Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Harding Allen Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Harding Allen Estate for wedding events?

The Harding Allen Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Harding Allen Estate offer?

The Harding Allen Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Harding Allen Estate offer for wedding events?

The Harding Allen Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Harding Allen Estate have available for wedding events?

The Harding Allen Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Harding Allen Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Harding Allen Estate is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in average response time.

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