top of page
  • Writer's pictureTamara Merri

Harding Allen Estate Summer Wedding | Kaylee & Ryan

Updated: Apr 30

Kaylee and Ryan's summer wedding at Harding Allen Estate was absolutely beautiful! To say that their wedding was a long time coming is a huge understatement. Kaylee and Ryan grew up together and "dated" in the 5th grade! As young love tends to do, it fades, but Kaylee and Ryan reconnected in 2014 and truly started their love story. They got engaged on September 17, 2019, which was the same as their wedding date, September 17, 2022. Number 17 is Kaylee's lucky number so it worked out perfectly!

Harding Allen Estate summer wedding

Central Massachusetts Estate Wedding Venue

The Harding Allen Estate in Barre, MA is a wedding venue and bed-and-breakfast-style inn located in central Massachusetts, just twenty minutes from Worcester. Built during the Roaring 20s, this charming and historic venue has so much to offer. There is a beautiful foyer with a hanging chandelier, wood accents, a fountain, and ornate details in every room. The English-style gardens and ivy-covered stone walls provide a perfect backdrop for photos and an outdoor ceremony.

Outdoor Garden Ceremony

Kaylee and Ryan opted to skip the first look and see each other for the first time as Kaylee walked down the aisle. The white-column pergola was the perfect place for their outdoor ceremony with the estate and gardens as the backdrop. Instead of having a large wedding party, Kaylee and Ryan respectively had a maid of honor and best man, which was a nice change of pace and really special.

After the ceremony, we wandered around the property taking pictures of them as newlyweds! The sprawling front lawn and light made for some of my favorite photos in their gallery and I LOVED that they rented an old vintage Mercedes! It was the perfect prop for some unique wedding portraits and really transports you back in time!

Related Blog: If you like the architecure of Harding Allen, you might like Wadsworth Mansion in CT

Harding Allen Estate Wedding Reception

One of the great things I love about the reception space at this venue is that you can fit up to 240 guests all in one room! This can be hard to come by at most estate venues in New England and guests will be in separate rooms. Kaylee and Ryan kicked off the night with parent dances, their first dance, and toasts before hitting the dance floor for the night with their family and friends!

I had to ask them to sneak out during the reception to take one last portrait in front of the lit fountain and twinkle lights in the garden because it was so beautiful! Congratulations to this wonderful couple! I wish you many years of happiness!

Harding Allen Estate wedding night time photo

Contact Tamara Merri Photography as your Central Massachusetts wedding photographer!


Florist: Gianna Gugliotti

Wedding Dress Shop: Elizabeth Ann’s Bridal

Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Men’s Attire: Bonardi’s Formalwear

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Stationery: Minted


©ALP - Tamara Hanley 2023 -420_websize.jpg

I'm Tamara!

I'm a Massachusetts wedding & elopement photographer. I'm the voice behind this blog and the girl behind the camera. 

Let's connect!

  • Tamara Merri Photography instagram
  • Tamara Merri Photography facebook
  • Tamara Merri Photography Pinterest

For wedding tips/resources, real love stories, and exciting new offers sent right to your inbox, then subscribe!

Be the first to know it all.



Interested in having me photograph a special day for you? 


bottom of page