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The Harding Allen Estate

Barre , MA
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LOCATION

59 Allen Drive
Barre, MA 01005 US (map)

PHONE

978-355-4920

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ABOUT US

The Harding Allen Estate is a magnificent mansion, nestled in the Currier & Ives setting of central Massachusetts. Built during the Roaring Twenties, the Estate evokes memories of the... Read more
The Harding Allen Estate is a magnificent mansion, nestled in the Currier & Ives setting of central Massachusetts. Built during the Roaring Twenties, the Estate evokes memories of the style and opulence of that bygone era. It is a place that nourishes affairs of the heart until they blossom into great love stories. A place where couples declare their love for one another and embark upon their life
"happily ever after."

The Estate is available for weddings, banquets, and celebrations of all kinds. With our in-house event co-ordinator and our gourmet chef's extensive menu, it's effortless to plan your event, whether you're inviting 25 guests or 275.

We invite you to come tour of our Estate and experience our unparalleled atmosphere and timeless botanical beauty, because the setting is the most important part of any event!



WE ARE AVAILABLE TO HOST LARGE WEDDINGS ALL YEAR ROUND!

Thanks to our Fountain View Ballroom, we are now able to host large weddings even during our off-season, which runs from November through April. Discounts are available - contact us for details! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeurves, Outside Cake OK, 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, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Indian, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
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 Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Reh. Dinner Specific
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fell in love with this mansion. Absolutely breathtaking! We went initially just for a tour to get an idea of our options. We left 100% sure we did not need to see anywhere else! The owners are wonderful. Grace makes your wedding her personal event so the entire time you feel as though a huge weight has been lifted. The garden to the ballroom to the cocktail tent outside...could not ask for more!
Absolutely fell in love with this mansion. Absolutely breathtaking! We went initially just for a tour to get an idea of Read more...
Absolutely fell in love with this mansion. Absolutely breathtaking! We went initially just for a tour to get an idea of our options. We left 100% sure we did not need to see anywhere else! The owners are wonderful. Grace makes your wedding her personal event so the entire time you feel as though a huge weight has been lifted. The garden to the ballroom to the cocktail tent outside...could not ask for more! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.7/5.0
My husband and I went to various locations trying to find our “perfect” venue. Not only did we love the charm of the Estate but we also fell in love with its owners, Grace and Carmine. As we began the planning process we learned that their responsiveness wasn’t what it should be. Sometimes they would respond right away, other times it would take days or even weeks. What sets this venue apart are the other services that they offer, so you don’t have to shop around! The florist was nice and able to get an amazing price on our flowers. She did scare us two weeks out having promised that we could have a particular centerpiece but then saying she didn’t know what I was talking about. After a very panicked phone call and getting Grace involved, she was able to get what I wanted. I have no complaints about the taste of the cake. However, I had made many requests to talk to Grace about it and I kept getting waylaid. They treated it like it was “no big deal” and something that could be done last minute. I was eventually granted an opportunity to speak with her, about a week out from the wedding, but the cake still didn’t end up looking like what I wanted. In addition, we never received the top of the cake to save for our anniversary, though I requested it. On the big day itself, guests enjoyed walking the gardens or exploring the estate. The staff never stopped serving appetizers during cocktail hour. They made sure that those of us taking pictures were taken care of with our drinks already prepared upon arrival and having a table of appetizers in the garden. From the salads to the meal, everything ran quickly and smoothly. The only hitch was that my husband and I weren’t served dinner until most of the tables already had their meals. My mother-in-law pointed this out to one of the servers and our dinner came immediately after that. Unfortunately, we were too busy socializing to enjoy the Venetian table but even to this day, it is what our guests talk about!
My husband and I went to various locations trying to find our “perfect” venue. Not only did we love the charm of the Read more...
My husband and I went to various locations trying to find our “perfect” venue. Not only did we love the charm of the Estate but we also fell in love with its owners, Grace and Carmine. As we began the planning process we learned that their responsiveness wasn’t what it should be. Sometimes they would respond right away, other times it would take days or even weeks. What sets this venue apart are the other services that they offer, so you don’t have to shop around! The florist was nice and able to get an amazing price on our flowers. She did scare us two weeks out having promised that we could have a particular centerpiece but then saying she didn’t know what I was talking about. After a very panicked phone call and getting Grace involved, she was able to get what I wanted. I have no complaints about the taste of the cake. However, I had made many requests to talk to Grace about it and I kept getting waylaid. They treated it like it was “no big deal” and something that could be done last minute. I was eventually granted an opportunity to speak with her, about a week out from the wedding, but the cake still didn’t end up looking like what I wanted. In addition, we never received the top of the cake to save for our anniversary, though I requested it. On the big day itself, guests enjoyed walking the gardens or exploring the estate. The staff never stopped serving appetizers during cocktail hour. They made sure that those of us taking pictures were taken care of with our drinks already prepared upon arrival and having a table of appetizers in the garden. From the salads to the meal, everything ran quickly and smoothly. The only hitch was that my husband and I weren’t served dinner until most of the tables already had their meals. My mother-in-law pointed this out to one of the servers and our dinner came immediately after that. Unfortunately, we were too busy socializing to enjoy the Venetian table but even to this day, it is what our guests talk about! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/4/2014
4.7/5.0
The estate itself is beautiful. It rained on our wedding day so we had to get married inside, but we were able to sneak out for a bit during cocktail hour when the rain had slowed down for some pictures. We really appreciated how flexible Carmine was with us in regards to changing the ceremony location if it did stop raining. Carmine was watching the Doppler radar for us, which is why we were able to get some pictures in the lily garden when it slowed down for a half hour or so during cocktail hour.

Alex was extremely helpful in setting up all of our decor. It was such a great feeling to walk into the estate and see all of the details we worked so hard for exactly how we wanted them. She answered all of our questions and really helped us feel more at ease leading up to the wedding. She helped us pack things up at the end of the night, and we are so grateful for all of her assistance with the planning and execution of our day. Our only recommendation to HAE would be to encourage couples to communicate with Alex more during the planing process since she coordinates a lot during the day of. She is a great asset to the HAE team!

The new dance floor is very nice. There was plenty of room for our guests to dance and enjoy themselves. The food was great! The hors d'oeuvres were delicious, and we enjoyed the sweet and sour meatballs and the bacon wrapped scallops the most! For dinner, we chose the Prime Rib and the Chicken Picatta, which we and our guests enjoyed. The Viennese dessert table was amazing. There were so many choices! Grace and the waitstaff and everyone in the kitchen did an amazing job with the food and the service.

At the end of the night Grace commented how, although many of the staff were away from their families that night (it was the 4th of July), that they felt apart of our family. It was wonderful to hear, and we are genuinely grateful for all of the work everyone did to make our big day a perfect one.
The estate itself is beautiful. It rained on our wedding day so we had to get married inside, but we were able to sneak Read more...
The estate itself is beautiful. It rained on our wedding day so we had to get married inside, but we were able to sneak out for a bit during cocktail hour when the rain had slowed down for some pictures. We really appreciated how flexible Carmine was with us in regards to changing the ceremony location if it did stop raining. Carmine was watching the Doppler radar for us, which is why we were able to get some pictures in the lily garden when it slowed down for a half hour or so during cocktail hour.

Alex was extremely helpful in setting up all of our decor. It was such a great feeling to walk into the estate and see all of the details we worked so hard for exactly how we wanted them. She answered all of our questions and really helped us feel more at ease leading up to the wedding. She helped us pack things up at the end of the night, and we are so grateful for all of her assistance with the planning and execution of our day. Our only recommendation to HAE would be to encourage couples to communicate with Alex more during the planing process since she coordinates a lot during the day of. She is a great asset to the HAE team!

The new dance floor is very nice. There was plenty of room for our guests to dance and enjoy themselves. The food was great! The hors d'oeuvres were delicious, and we enjoyed the sweet and sour meatballs and the bacon wrapped scallops the most! For dinner, we chose the Prime Rib and the Chicken Picatta, which we and our guests enjoyed. The Viennese dessert table was amazing. There were so many choices! Grace and the waitstaff and everyone in the kitchen did an amazing job with the food and the service.

At the end of the night Grace commented how, although many of the staff were away from their families that night (it was the 4th of July), that they felt apart of our family. It was wonderful to hear, and we are genuinely grateful for all of the work everyone did to make our big day a perfect one. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here on November 2, 2013 and it was the most perfect day ever...Everything I asked for they did...The food was absolutely perfect and my guests are still raving about how good the baked haddock was. And the dessert presentation was outstanding!!! And the wait staff was great!! My only request was that the food be served as quickly as possible so we could start the dancing and they did an awesome job doing it!!!! Thank you, Carmine and Grace, for the best wedding ever!!!!!!
I had my wedding here on November 2, 2013 and it was the most perfect day ever...Everything I asked for they did...The Read more...
I had my wedding here on November 2, 2013 and it was the most perfect day ever...Everything I asked for they did...The food was absolutely perfect and my guests are still raving about how good the baked haddock was. And the dessert presentation was outstanding!!! And the wait staff was great!! My only request was that the food be served as quickly as possible so we could start the dancing and they did an awesome job doing it!!!! Thank you, Carmine and Grace, for the best wedding ever!!!!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We love The Harding Allen Estate! The beauty of the grounds, the uniqueness of the mansion, the canopy ceiling in the reception, and the hosts- Grace and Carmine- were an easy sell! We used their recommended sources for DJ and photographer services (Bob Solano and White Lighthouse Photography, reviewed separately) and were very pleased. We had asked the grounds to be decorated for fall and were not disappointed. Any changes or questions we had were easily taken care of, and they offered a wide variety of options for our day, from lighting in their reception room, to which alcoholic beverages we would like to make sure were stocked. I could not have asked for a better wedding. My husband and I agree that everything was perfect, and our only regret is that the day flew by! Our ceremony went smoothly, and while we did pictures our guests enjoyed cocktail hour. We picked a 5 star package for appetizers. So many of our guests came up to us to say how wonderful and amazing everything tasted. Some lost room for dinner they ate so much! We offered the beef tenderloin, and chicken picata for dinner. Everyone I talked to said they loved their dinner! They had special drinks for the season which our guests loved. So many people said everything was beautiful and it was the best wedding in a long time they had ever been to. At the end of the night Carmine helped us pack up our possessions and everything was taken care of! We would not change a thing, we recommend this venue to anyone looking to take advantage of beautiful grounds, the seasons, and excellent food and hosts!
(We also worked with MacMannis florists and Cakes for All occasions, both excellent and will be reviewed separately)
We love The Harding Allen Estate! The beauty of the grounds, the uniqueness of the mansion, the canopy ceiling in the Read more...
We love The Harding Allen Estate! The beauty of the grounds, the uniqueness of the mansion, the canopy ceiling in the reception, and the hosts- Grace and Carmine- were an easy sell! We used their recommended sources for DJ and photographer services (Bob Solano and White Lighthouse Photography, reviewed separately) and were very pleased. We had asked the grounds to be decorated for fall and were not disappointed. Any changes or questions we had were easily taken care of, and they offered a wide variety of options for our day, from lighting in their reception room, to which alcoholic beverages we would like to make sure were stocked. I could not have asked for a better wedding. My husband and I agree that everything was perfect, and our only regret is that the day flew by! Our ceremony went smoothly, and while we did pictures our guests enjoyed cocktail hour. We picked a 5 star package for appetizers. So many of our guests came up to us to say how wonderful and amazing everything tasted. Some lost room for dinner they ate so much! We offered the beef tenderloin, and chicken picata for dinner. Everyone I talked to said they loved their dinner! They had special drinks for the season which our guests loved. So many people said everything was beautiful and it was the best wedding in a long time they had ever been to. At the end of the night Carmine helped us pack up our possessions and everything was taken care of! We would not change a thing, we recommend this venue to anyone looking to take advantage of beautiful grounds, the seasons, and excellent food and hosts!
(We also worked with MacMannis florists and Cakes for All occasions, both excellent and will be reviewed separately) Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Words can not express how unbelievable Grace and the Harding Allen Staff are. They made our day perfect. We can honestly say that we have nothing bad to say or to complain about. They helped to make our day perfect. They set everything up how we wanted it and went above and beyond to make our day unforgettable. All of our guests raved about the Harding Allen Estate. The food service grounds everything was perfect and the price could not have been better. It is a gem! We can not thank them enough for all they did and can not wait to go back to celebrate our one year. This venue will always be a special place for us. We would recommend the Harding Allen to everyone!!!!
Words can not express how unbelievable Grace and the Harding Allen Staff are. They made our day perfect. We can honestly Read more...
Words can not express how unbelievable Grace and the Harding Allen Staff are. They made our day perfect. We can honestly say that we have nothing bad to say or to complain about. They helped to make our day perfect. They set everything up how we wanted it and went above and beyond to make our day unforgettable. All of our guests raved about the Harding Allen Estate. The food service grounds everything was perfect and the price could not have been better. It is a gem! We can not thank them enough for all they did and can not wait to go back to celebrate our one year. This venue will always be a special place for us. We would recommend the Harding Allen to everyone!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Harding Allen Estate was the only venue we looked at - it was so beautiful and we knew our pictures would be great as there are so many beautiful spots for pictures. Grace, Carmine, and Chris were a pleasure to work with and were very personable through the planning process. They responded to all my emails and questions for a year and a half and never made me feel like the pain in the butt that I was :) They have recently expanded their dance floor which was a nice surprise for us and it was enough for all our guests to be dancing on.

The florist is soooo amazing. I am so in love with my bouquet and the bouquets she made the bridesmaids. She also made us interesting boutonnieres (we wanted guitar picks in them) and had small flowers for some family to wear in their hair. She was even making substitutions for me the day before our wedding as we had an ill family member. If you are getting married here, you should definitely use the florist!!

The food was fantastic. The hors d'oeuvres were beyond our expectations - I wish I had more of an appetite that day because I am really wanting more of those bacon wrapped scallops now! The entrees were great and the Viennese dessert table was the best. I have never had such good food at a wedding so I am glad we were able to treat our guests with such amazing food.

There are so many nice spots at the estate - we had many guests gathering out back by the fountain and it was beautifully lit up with hanging lights.

We rented out the rooms so we could spend the night and some of our bridal party stayed as well. They left us the remainder of the dessert table and spent the night winding down in the bar area. The rooms are very nice and comfortable.

If we did it all over again, we would always pick the Harding Allen Estate! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a gorgeous venue with amazing food and a great staff!!

AND they allowed our dogs to come to the ceremony!!
The Harding Allen Estate was the only venue we looked at - it was so beautiful and we knew our pictures would be great as Read more...
The Harding Allen Estate was the only venue we looked at - it was so beautiful and we knew our pictures would be great as there are so many beautiful spots for pictures. Grace, Carmine, and Chris were a pleasure to work with and were very personable through the planning process. They responded to all my emails and questions for a year and a half and never made me feel like the pain in the butt that I was :) They have recently expanded their dance floor which was a nice surprise for us and it was enough for all our guests to be dancing on.

The florist is soooo amazing. I am so in love with my bouquet and the bouquets she made the bridesmaids. She also made us interesting boutonnieres (we wanted guitar picks in them) and had small flowers for some family to wear in their hair. She was even making substitutions for me the day before our wedding as we had an ill family member. If you are getting married here, you should definitely use the florist!!

The food was fantastic. The hors d'oeuvres were beyond our expectations - I wish I had more of an appetite that day because I am really wanting more of those bacon wrapped scallops now! The entrees were great and the Viennese dessert table was the best. I have never had such good food at a wedding so I am glad we were able to treat our guests with such amazing food.

There are so many nice spots at the estate - we had many guests gathering out back by the fountain and it was beautifully lit up with hanging lights.

We rented out the rooms so we could spend the night and some of our bridal party stayed as well. They left us the remainder of the dessert table and spent the night winding down in the bar area. The rooms are very nice and comfortable.

If we did it all over again, we would always pick the Harding Allen Estate! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a gorgeous venue with amazing food and a great staff!!

AND they allowed our dogs to come to the ceremony!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/26/2013
2.6/5.0
The Harding Allen Estate was truly a mixed bag. We had a lovely evening there for our wedding and the venue proved to be phenomenal for photos and wowing guests. However, management has gotten complacent about running weddings. They may seem experienced and confident, but attention to detail is lacking.

The main issues were communication and food. It was very hard to connect with management. We had to ask for weeks to schedule our final planning meeting. When we finally got a response back less than 3 weeks before, it was "Can you come tomorrow?" Day of the wedding, there was no champagne our table and we ended up toasting with empty glasses. Our signature drinks were never made available. We paid $5 for the non-existent cake cutting knife and ended up using a butter knife. Despite claims they don't “nickel and dime”, expect to pay for all the little things, from the cake knife to favor placement.

I should have expected issues with the food after the tasting. Forget everything you heard about how amazing your friends' tastings were. Theirs was an embarrassment. Guests loved the appetizers but half were unable to get any. 160 guests had to pass through a single buffet line. Many guests complained to me that by the time they waited through the line, the trays were empty. When everyone was finally seated and served their salad, they wasted so much time trying to get the wedding party together that guests were leaving before dinner was even served. The food was hit or miss, and the prime rib left something to be desired.

But it wasn't all bad news. The venue truly is beautiful, and the waitstaff were some of the best we’ve ever had. I sent a more detailed letter to Grace and Carmine in a letter hoping that they might be able to use it to improve their services in the future. They never bothered to respond. If we had to do it again, we'd probably go with the other venue that we were considering.
The Harding Allen Estate was truly a mixed bag. We had a lovely evening there for our wedding and the venue proved to be Read more...
The Harding Allen Estate was truly a mixed bag. We had a lovely evening there for our wedding and the venue proved to be phenomenal for photos and wowing guests. However, management has gotten complacent about running weddings. They may seem experienced and confident, but attention to detail is lacking.

The main issues were communication and food. It was very hard to connect with management. We had to ask for weeks to schedule our final planning meeting. When we finally got a response back less than 3 weeks before, it was "Can you come tomorrow?" Day of the wedding, there was no champagne our table and we ended up toasting with empty glasses. Our signature drinks were never made available. We paid $5 for the non-existent cake cutting knife and ended up using a butter knife. Despite claims they don't “nickel and dime”, expect to pay for all the little things, from the cake knife to favor placement.

I should have expected issues with the food after the tasting. Forget everything you heard about how amazing your friends' tastings were. Theirs was an embarrassment. Guests loved the appetizers but half were unable to get any. 160 guests had to pass through a single buffet line. Many guests complained to me that by the time they waited through the line, the trays were empty. When everyone was finally seated and served their salad, they wasted so much time trying to get the wedding party together that guests were leaving before dinner was even served. The food was hit or miss, and the prime rib left something to be desired.

But it wasn't all bad news. The venue truly is beautiful, and the waitstaff were some of the best we’ve ever had. I sent a more detailed letter to Grace and Carmine in a letter hoping that they might be able to use it to improve their services in the future. They never bothered to respond. If we had to do it again, we'd probably go with the other venue that we were considering. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Christopher
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Carmine and Grace from the Harding Allen made helped make my wedding such a memorable day. It was so easy to have my wedding there. I used their florist, caterer, baker and recommended DJ which made wedding planning a stress free process for me. The food was delicious and the venue was stunningly beautiful in the Fall. The flowers were not only affordable and the best price quote I received but they were also beautiful and exceeded my expectations in every way. The DJ was great and had everyone at my wedding dancing until the last moments of the reception. The cake was beautiful, tasty and exactly what I wanted. The staff at the Harding Allen were so attentive to not only to my husband and I but the guests as well. Grace even took the time to come out and make sure my husband and I actually sat down and had a bite to eat. :) I cannot say enough good things my experience at the Harding Allen.
Carmine and Grace from the Harding Allen made helped make my wedding such a memorable day. It was so easy to have my Read more...
Carmine and Grace from the Harding Allen made helped make my wedding such a memorable day. It was so easy to have my wedding there. I used their florist, caterer, baker and recommended DJ which made wedding planning a stress free process for me. The food was delicious and the venue was stunningly beautiful in the Fall. The flowers were not only affordable and the best price quote I received but they were also beautiful and exceeded my expectations in every way. The DJ was great and had everyone at my wedding dancing until the last moments of the reception. The cake was beautiful, tasty and exactly what I wanted. The staff at the Harding Allen were so attentive to not only to my husband and I but the guests as well. Grace even took the time to come out and make sure my husband and I actually sat down and had a bite to eat. :) I cannot say enough good things my experience at the Harding Allen. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here at the end of August and it was just perfect. The outdoor area where the ceremony is held is full of colorful flowers and full green trees at the end of August. I loved the grand entrance that my bridal party and I were able to make with the long walk down the aisle up to the altar. I also liked that we stood up a few steps from the guests so everyone was able to see the ceremony.

Going into picking a venue, one of our main concerns was food. I'm not sure that I have ever left a wedding thinking the food was good, and I really wanted my guests to remember how great the food was at our wedding. I can tell you - the food here wasn't just good - it was AMAZING!! Tons of my guests said the same during and after the wedding. Everything was delicious starting from the appetizers (so many of them!) to the main meal (the baked haddock was amazing) to the Viennese dessert table (cakes, pies, cookies, and so much more). My guests couldn't say enough wonderful things about how delicious the food was. They loved the Viennese table, since it gave so many scrumptious options other than just the wedding cake The staff also brought appetizers and drinks out to the wedding party while pictures were being taken, so we didn't miss out on the yummy food.

There are so many great places to have photos taken before and after the ceremony. Even the room where the bride gets ready is a beautiful picture spot (I especially liked that I could watch the guests walking over to the ceremony site from that room). We even took pictures at night that came out amazing.

The staff at The Harding Allen are extremely detailed and helpful from the beginning and are there for you until the end of the night of your special day. They checked on me several times before the ceremony to make sure things were going smoothly. I am extremely grateful for all of their help making the entire process easier. I would highly recommend them.
I had my wedding here at the end of August and it was just perfect. The outdoor area where the ceremony is held is full of Read more...
I had my wedding here at the end of August and it was just perfect. The outdoor area where the ceremony is held is full of colorful flowers and full green trees at the end of August. I loved the grand entrance that my bridal party and I were able to make with the long walk down the aisle up to the altar. I also liked that we stood up a few steps from the guests so everyone was able to see the ceremony.

Going into picking a venue, one of our main concerns was food. I'm not sure that I have ever left a wedding thinking the food was good, and I really wanted my guests to remember how great the food was at our wedding. I can tell you - the food here wasn't just good - it was AMAZING!! Tons of my guests said the same during and after the wedding. Everything was delicious starting from the appetizers (so many of them!) to the main meal (the baked haddock was amazing) to the Viennese dessert table (cakes, pies, cookies, and so much more). My guests couldn't say enough wonderful things about how delicious the food was. They loved the Viennese table, since it gave so many scrumptious options other than just the wedding cake The staff also brought appetizers and drinks out to the wedding party while pictures were being taken, so we didn't miss out on the yummy food.

There are so many great places to have photos taken before and after the ceremony. Even the room where the bride gets ready is a beautiful picture spot (I especially liked that I could watch the guests walking over to the ceremony site from that room). We even took pictures at night that came out amazing.

The staff at The Harding Allen are extremely detailed and helpful from the beginning and are there for you until the end of the night of your special day. They checked on me several times before the ceremony to make sure things were going smoothly. I am extremely grateful for all of their help making the entire process easier. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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