The historic Nicollet Island Inn in Minneapolis recently unveiled their new Bridal Ready Room and were kind enough to let me tour it. Chances are you’ve been the bride or bridesmaid at a venue with a cramped little room without enough space, lighting, mirrors or all three. Nicollet Island Inn is a venue that realized the need for bridal parties to spread out, get pampered and most of all have fun while getting ready for the big event.
Here’s the finished product: isn’t it gorgeous?
Converted from one of the venue’s hotel rooms, the Bridal Ready Room has countertop space, plenty of outlets and a full bathroom. Ahh, bliss. The venue offers brides little extras to enjoy while getting ready including a personalized iPod, flowers, and an emergency kit.
Adorable little touches like a working antique phone and a chandelier are details after my own heart.
Brides who book the venue also get a complimentary stay in the hotel. There’s also the option of renting just the Bridal Ready Room if they are getting married in the neighborhood and need a place to get ready. This is great for all the couples choosing to get married in the scenic St. Anthony Main area, which is full of picturesque wedding venues such as the nearby Nicollet Island Pavilion which partners for weddings with Nicollet Island Inn.
“We wanted to make a space that was elegant and allows you to have fun,” Sarah Gruber, the Special Events Director, told me. “Getting ready is one of the funnest parts of your day.”