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Wedding Timeline

A walk through your wedding day

7am Your big day is here

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.

9am Your dressing room awaits

From 9 am you will be able to access the stylish Preparation Room. This dedicated space is designed for that all-important pampering and is furnished with everything you could need for putting the finishing touches to your look. Feeling peckish? We have a selection of grazing boards and drinks you can order to keep your energy levels up as you get ready

12pm Day guests begin to arrive

As you are putting together the final touches in the Preparation Room, our Events Team will greet your guests and direct them up to the beautiful Barn or Pergola. Our licensed bar will be open for guests to purchase refreshments before the ceremony. The bar will close 30 minutes before the start time to give guests time to finish their drinks and take their seats.

1:30 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

1:45pm 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.

2pm 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!

2:30pm Welcome drinks

After your ceremony, mingle with your loved ones on the Terrace or in the Lounge and 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.

3pm Camera ready

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.

4pm Take your seats

It’s time for your guests to take their seats for a marvellous feast served from our brand new kitchen while they wait for you to be introduced into the beautiful Barn.

4:30pm Your wedding breakfast

There is plenty of space in our purpose-built barn for your wedding breakfast, 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.

6:30pm 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, head back into the Lounge and Bar, the central hub of your evening reception, while you await the arrival of your evening guests. Your evening entertainment can take this opportunity to discreetly set up and get everything ready for the perfect party.

7:30pm Evening guests arrive

Your evening guests will arrive and start to join the party, give them the warmest of welcomes with a glass of prosecco on arrival (please speak to our team for more information on food and drink upgrades). If necessary, we can subtly adjust the room layout to accommodate a larger party, and make room for the dance floor, of course.

8pm Get the party started & cake cutting

It is time to turn the music up and dance the night away with the ones you love. Both bands and DJs work well in the Barn; the terrific acoustics lend themselves to either performer.

8:30pm Evening bites

As evening falls, you can treat your guests to an array of stunning food options from our outdoor Lakeside Kitchen. 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.

10pm Gardens close

At this time, the terrace doors from the Barn to the Terrace are closed so your guests can enjoy the party indoors with you.

11:15pm Last orders

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.

11:15pm 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.

12 Midnight 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

8-9am Breakfast in the bar

Gather together once again our bright and airy Breakfast Room and enjoy a delicious breakfast all together. This is a wonderful way to end your time at Brookfield Barn as you reminisce about your big day with family and friends.

10am Checkout 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!

Let Brookfield Barn capture your heart and imagination

Where glorious countryside meets breathtaking lakeside views. Where you can say ‘I do’ at the water’s edge and celebrate under enchanting oak beams. Private, peaceful and picturesque.

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