Can the couple get ready onsite?
One of the couple, accompanied by some chosen members of the wedding party can get ready in the dedicated prep room from 9am on the morning of your wedding. Unfortunately the honeymoon suite cannot be used as a secondary prep room, so the other half of the couple and all other guests must get ready offsite.
The prep room has been recently renovated, fitted with shower room, tea & coffee making facilities, Champagne flutes, 3 large mirrors and seating plus an Alexa and bluetooth speaker. Your hair/make-up artists can join you and work in the prep room, but please note that suppliers are included in the 8 person occupancy limit.
Can we stay onsite the night before the wedding?
Unfortunately the guest rooms are only available on the wedding night and not the night before. Take a look at our accommodation page to see some of the local hotels and self-catering accommodation we recommend.
Is there somewhere for guests to wait before the venue opens?
Before the venue opens, there is nowhere available for early guests to wait. If guest do need to arrive in the area early, there are a host of pubs and cafes in the nearby villages, as well as Hillier Garden Centre and Nymans National Trust Gardens.
We always endeavour to get the venue open for guests as early as possible and before your scheduled guest arrival time, but cannot guarantee this and unfortunately will have to ask any early guests to remain in the car park until we're ready to open.
How does the morning of the wedding work at Brookfield Barn?
If you're using the prep room
The events team will greet you and your party in the car park and stay in touch throughout the morning while coordinating the arrival of your suppliers. Essentially, we intend to make the morning as stress-free as possible with the team dealing with all your suppliers and setting up the venue while you enjoy getting ready upstairs. And of course, you're always welcome to pop down to check things are how you want them.
If you're both getting ready offsite
The events team take care of everything coming together at Brookfield Barn and simply meet you as you arrive for your ceremony (or after it, if you're marrying elsewhere).
The hour before your ceremony
If you're marrying at Brookfield Barn, we'll coordinate your pre-ceremony meetings with the registrars in the hour leading up to your ceremony, get your guests to take their seats and arrange your aisle entrances.
Can we play golf on the morning of our wedding?
Yes, yourselves and/or members of your wedding party are welcome to play a round or two on the morning of your wedding day. There are outside W/Cs available but nowhere suitable to get ready for the day, so we recommend the golfers use the prep room or head back to their hotel/home to get ready.