The Harding Allen Estate

59 Allen Drive, Barre, MA 01005 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Harding Allen Estate

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.

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Fountain View Ballroom
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Ceremony Site
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Front Yard in June
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June blossoms in purple
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From the garden
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The Spanish Room
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Hydrangeas in the garden
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Designs by the florists
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A sweet kiss in the garden
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Stunning couple in June
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Ceremony site decorated
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Standing by the fountain, P.Taufiq Photography
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58 Reviews for The Harding Allen Estate

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Caroline · Married on 07/20/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Venue

    The Harding Allen Estate really made the entire wedding planning process easy. Throughout the entire process the Harding Allen crew gave us easy to understand worksheets and deadlines for everything from food to flowers to how we wanted the ceremony to look. The wedding day can be very overwhelming and, with many moving pieces, stressful. The Harding Allen staff will coordinate with the schedule you have laid out for them and make sure you are where you are supposed to be. It really removed a ton of stress from the wedding day and let us enjoy the moment and interact with the guests. They made sure we had food and were able to eat (a common warning from friends was that they didn't even get a chance to sit and eat at their wedding). They have this wedding thing down. They also recommend trusted vendors for things like photography and the DJ. Both of the services they recommended for these were amazing as well.

    On top of how easy they made coordinating and smoothly the big day went, they were also a pleasure to be around.

    All around great venue!

    Married July 2019 A+C

    Sent on 08/04/2019
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    Jennifer R. · Married on 10/07/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely Amazing!! Made my wedding day perfect!

    My husband and I were married at the estate in October of 2018 and I can’t say enough about the staff of the Estate! They were so accommodating and made our day a day to remember for us from our initial tour to the actual day of they made us feel like family. Carmine really took the time to help out with my grandpa who without the extra attention from the staff at the estate would not have been able to attend our ceremony and that really meant the world to me! Thank you Harding Allen Estate! And from the bottom of my heart thank you Carmine!

    Sent on 05/04/2020

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The Harding Allen Estate FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • 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?
    $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 5.00
  • 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
  • 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

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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 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.6 in average response time.