The 5 Best Bridal Suites for the Perfect Wedding Makeup – Part 1
Achieving the perfect wedding makeup look relies on many factors. The bride and the makeup artist are, of course, at the top of that list, but did you know that the bridal suite also has a role? It may not be something you’ve considered, but the lighting and space of your suite can either hinder or help the makeup artist’s work. Access to clean, open spaces with plenty of natural lighting can really alter the experience of getting your makeup done.
It should be a transformative and stress-free moment. When scouting the ideal space for pre-wedding preparations, consider these five venues, which offer among the best bridal suites.
Birchwood Vineyards – Derry NH
The ideal bridal suite is going to have a combination of bright lighting, ample space, and a setup conducive to the beautification process. The 2nd-story bridal suite at Birchwood Vineyards checks off all of these boxes. The light accents, white wood paneling, recessed lighting, and sizable window are fantastic features, but it’s the two chairs, accompanying mirrors, and storage that really make this a great space for bridal makeup.
The bride and the artist won’t feel crowded as the bridal party can stretch out across the spacious suite. There’s even a separate table for food, a couch, additional individual seating, and a private changing room to top off the conveniences.
Zorvino Vineyards – Sandown NH
When a venue looks to renovate its bridal suite, there’s at least one resource it should turn to for advice – hair and makeup artists. While the bridal suite is the space for the bride and her party to lounge in before the big event, it also doubles as the “staging area.” Brides that have their hair and makeup completed onsite want a space that’s fit for the artists. At Zorvino Vineyards, she’ll get exactly that.
The newly renovated bridal suite was designed with the artists in mind. That’s mostly because plenty of advice for the design came from them. Light rustic wood is a fine touch to this loft suite, but the natural lighting is what really elevates it. Even large wedding parties won’t get in the way in this cozy space.
Blue Ocean Event Center – Salisbury MA
Is it a bridal suite or a space to host your wedding? It’s hard to tell with Blue Ocean Event Center‘s seaside suite, which comes packed with seating, enough tables for a full buffet spread, and stunning views of the cobalt blue waters. There is no issue with the lighting in this bright space. A whole row of windows faces the open sea and cast a glow on the room. When looking to achieve a natural look, this couldn’t be more helpful.
Several standing mirrors are ideal for setting a chair in front of for makeup. As for counter space, there’s no shortage of solid surfaces to spread out onto. There’s even a TV that can help distract and ease those wedding day jitters. That is, of course, if the soothing views of the Atlantic don’t do the trick.
Riverside Farms – Pittsfield, VT
Some bridal suites go above and beyond spacious. Take the Bride’s Cottage at Riverside Farms, which is a cottage-themed red barn bridal suite that offers a ton of multi-leveled space. The Bride’s Cottage is a romantic escape for the bride and her party, with a large great room, updated kitchen, and a 2nd story loft accessible via a wraparound staircase.
It’s a private paradise that doubles as a honeymoon suite, but what do artists think of it? The abundant natural light and open space make it a treat to work in. If there’s one complaint, it’s just that the time spent in it is temporary.
The Renaissance – Haverhill, MA
Spread out with all of the tools of the trade and still have room to move in the bridal suite at The Renaissance. The venue name may sound stuffy, but it’s anything but, and the bridal suite captures the same elegance.
Amplifying the space is a dose of natural lighting that makes every makeup artists job that much easier. The suite lets the bridal party spread out without impeding on the workspace. It’s a comfortable space that’s tough to match, and one that both the bride and the makeup artist will love.