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South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' areas...

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

We travel far and wide in this job, and have created a little black book of wedding venues we love to visit on the grounds of the amazing spaces provided for bridal prep. There's a host of different spaces below which all offer something a little different, but are bound to provide some really stunning bridal prep images. Rooms with light, space and plenty of mirrors are our most wished for items! We're easily pleased really, honest!


Upton Barn and Walled Garden - Cullompton, Devon


Click here to view a video tour of their incredible getting ready space. This place really is quite something, It has a salon style set up, but is glamorous and functional for a bridal party with seperate rooms for getting dressed, What's more, it's available all morning.


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The Paddock at Upton Barn

St Audries Park - West Quantoxhead, West Somerset


This venue has a bridal preparations room, towards the back of the house up a flight of stairs. It's a lovely big room with a sofa and huge mirror, ideal for those getting ready pictures. Usually available for use from 9am.


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The bridal preparation area at St Audries Park

The onsite accomodation is absolutely out of this world. If you're looking for somewhere for a big family / bridal party to stay and you want to feel like you're in luxury, then this is the place. What's more it has the most boujee getting ready area. Spacious and luxurious and light. Ideal!


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
Quantock Lakes getting ready space


What a pretty space. Bright, airy and plenty of windows, it's a win win!

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The getting ready space at Crowcombe Court



One of the first in the area to build a dedicated getting ready area. Kingscofte Barn, really knew how to keep their suppliers happy. With a salon space for bridal hair and make-up, a seperate dressing room for your modesty and a whole seperate seating area and kitchen for onlookers and feeders... this place has it all.


Usually available for use from 9am on a wedding day.


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
Kingscote Barn - The dressing room

Eastington Park - Gloucestershire


The Lodge, is a relatively new addition to Eastington Park. It's situated at the entrance to Eastington Park. It sleeps 10 and one of the luxury bedrooms, has a beautiful built in hair and make-up area. See it below...


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The hair and make-up area in 'The Lodge' at Eastington Park

If you've chosen not to use the Lodge, then you still have the option of the dressing room in the honeymoon suite in the main house. Though this space is usually not available until mid-morning. It is very beautiful.


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The dressing room in the Honeymoon suite at Eastington Park


This venue is absolutely stunning. The grounds, the bedrooms, the indoor swimming pool... OMG the most amazing place. The balcony room is the room you're most likely to use for wedding prep. It's a really big space, has big windows and the views of the grounds are gorgeous.

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The Balcony room at North Cadbury Court

Great Tythe Barn - Tetbury, Gloucestershire


You have a couple of options at Great Tythe barn, the orangery is a lovely big bright space for finishing touches to your wedding outfit and hair and make-up. Or you can use a bedroom in The Tythe House... see below...

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
One of the beautiful bedrooms in The Tythe House

Manor By the Lake - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Now there are four poster beds, and then there are four poster beds... this one is EPIC! And look at the roll top bath in the bedroom. I can see you and your bridesmaids climbing into that for a photo for sure. Dripping in elegance, this is just one of a few suites they can offer you to get ready in.

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
One of the suites at Manor By The Lake

Owlpen Manor - Gloucestershire


There's a hair and make-up studio on site next door to the Apple Loft which is where the bride and groom usually stay. See below...

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The hair and make-up studio at Owlpen Manor


Matara Centre - nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire


Unique, quirky and tranquil. The Honeymoon Lodge, is a lovely space to get ready in.

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The Honeymoon Lodge at Matara Centre

Brympton House - Somerset


You have 2 gorgeous settings to use here. The prep and pamper suite, which is a lovely little apartment where you can comfortably begin your bridal prep. Then move to the Honeymoon suite in the house late morning for the most incredible bedroom, with accompanying hair and make-up and dressing space. The pictures don't do this space justice.


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The prep and pamper suite (one of a few rooms) at Brympton house

South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The Honeymoon Suite (dressing room and hair and make-up area) at Brympton House - the bedroom of dreams is through that door...



A purposely designed dressing room, tucked away in the top of the house, away from the hustle and bustle going on below...


South West venues with amazing 'getting ready' hair and make up areas
The dressing room at The Pear Tree Purton

Which has captured your heart? Are you going to be getting ready at any of these venues?


Thanks for reading, I hope it's been helpful and a little bit dreamy.


Emily xxx

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