Matthew Scott Photography
Timings of a wedding day at Brookfield Barn
You have waited many months for today and now it is finally here. All of your planning is a distant memory, and our talented Catering and Events Team are hard at work creating your perfect day and menu. You have most likely been here a few times now, so you know your way, but make sure to allow plenty of time for your journey here.
Your dressing room awaits
From 9 am you will be able to access our light and stylish Preparation Room. This luxurious space is designed for that all-important pampering and is furnished with everything you could need for putting the finishing touches to your look.
Your exclusive hire begins
Brookfield Barn is yours for the day, and while you are pampering and preening, the team will be making everywhere picture perfect and working closely with your suppliers to transform the venue. If you have chosen a church wedding, the venue is still yours to use as you please. We will amend the running of the day to accommodate these arrangements.
Day guests begin to arrive
Our Events Team will greet your guests and direct them to the Barn or the Pergola if you’re having an outdoor ceremony.
Meet with the registrar
Just before the ceremony, you will both (separately) answer a few questions with the registrar. This is an informal chat so you are both prepared for the next steps.
Say ‘I do’
Your nearest and dearest will be seated and awaiting your imminent arrival. Get ready for some of the most important words you will ever say!
After your ceremony, mingle with your loved ones on the Terrace or the Bar and treat them to a memorable drinks reception. A Prosecco bar or cocktail station coupled with a mouth-watering plethora of canapés will certainly go down a treat. This is also the ideal time for guests to check into their rooms and freshen up for the day ahead.
Your photographer will whisk you away to some of the most romantic spots in Brookfield Barn, making full use of the lakeside location and idyllic grounds.
Take your seats
It's time for your guests to take their seats for a marvellous feast while they wait for you to be introduced into the beautiful Barn.
Your wedding breakfast
There is plenty of space for parties of all sizes, and the Events Team will have prepared the room just how you wanted it. It's now time for your first meal as a married couple.
Say a few words
Brookfield Barn is yours to enjoy as you wish, so it is up to you whether you hold your speeches before or after the wedding breakfast. Once you have finished your meal, mingle with your guests in the Bar or on the Terrace. Your evening entertainment can take this opportunity to discreetly set up and get everything ready for the perfect party.
Evening guests arrive
Your evening guests will arrive and start to join the party. If necessary, we can subtly adjust the room layout to accommodate a larger party, and make room for the dance floor, of course.
Get the party started & cake cutting
Your friends and family have gathered and are ready to witness you cut the cake and come together for your first dance. After this, it’s time to dance the night away! Any additional entertainment that you may want to offer, such as a photo booth, can easily be accommodated.
As evening falls, you can treat your guests to an array of stunning food options. The chefs will cook anything from wood-fired pizzas to American barbecue and fragrant wok food all before your eyes, which can either be served outside as the sun sets or indoors should the weather take a turn for the worse.
At this time, the terrace doors from the Bar to the Terrace are closed so your guests can enjoy the party indoors with you.
Your bar manager will call last orders and start to draw the night to a close. It is time for one last drink and a final dance with your friends and family.
The wind down
Your DJ or band will turn down the tempo and change the evening music to a calmer level, making it the perfect time for you to say thank you and goodnight.
The journey home
We ask that guests who aren’t staying the night vacate the venue by midnight. We recommend local taxis are booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
The following day
Check out time
Your items from the day before will be collated and ready for you when you leave, so it is time to say your final goodbyes to your guests, our team and to Brookfield Barn. We wish you the best of luck with married life!