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The Preparation Room

The perfect sanctuary on the morning of your wedding day

From hair and make-up, to enjoying a glass of bubbly with your nearest and dearest, this airy, bright attic room with views over the exclusive grounds becomes your haven while you get ready to say 'I do'.

Our dedicated dressing room offers space for up to eight people and is available from 9 am. With three large mirrors, hair and make-up chairs, a shower room and Bluetooth speakers, not to mention plenty of natural light, it has everything you need on the morning of your wedding.

​If you choose to marry at a church or elsewhere on the day, the Preparation Room is still yours to use beforehand if you wish to.

Good things come in small packages - there is a occupancy limit of 8 people in the prep room due to fire regulations, which does include suppliers, and the earliest access time is always 9am.

If you think you'll have more than 8 people in your getting-ready group or need to start earlier than 9am, but would still like to make use of the prep room, we suggest:

  • Getting ready all together elsewhere, and you arriving at the prep room about an hour before your ceremony for finishing touches (perhaps putting on a dress) and photos with the person walking you down the aisle.

If you think your hair/make-up artists will mean you exceed the 8 person occupancy, but would still like to use the prep room, we suggest:

  • Splitting your group, with those not having hair/make-up onsite getting ready elsewhere, and joining you after your suppliers have left (typically 1 hour before your ceremony) for photos and a glass of bubbly.


Please note that unfortunately there is no ability for people to wait elsewhere in the venue and switch in and out of the prep room (except from 1 hour before the ceremony when the venue opens to guests).

View the prep room gallery or see the FAQ on how the morning of your wedding works at Brookfield Barn.