Accessibility at Lillibrooke Manor

Getting Around Lillibrooke Manor

Due to the nature and Listed status of the estate, Lillibrooke Manor’s wedding venue and overnight accommodation present a mix of access challenges for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.  The information below, together with the site plan and floorplans, will hopefully answer all your questions as to suitability of the venue, and we encourage visits wherever possible before booking, to ensure everyone’s needs are catered for as far as possible. 

Access will be a point of prior discussion with all our couples and event organisers, and having as much notice as possible of all guests’ needs will ensure their time at Lillibrooke is relaxed, enjoyable, and inclusive.

The Main Venue

The Great Barn, Engine House, Small Barn and Cloister are fully wheelchair accessible, including the main toilets in the Great Barn and the ‘outside event’ toilets near the Manor House, and ramps will be set out in advance where needed.

The main car park has a shingle surface, and parking/setting down for wheelchair users is recommended outside the Great Barn (through the car park and to the right) where the hardstanding provides a flatter surface and more space for vehicle doors to fully open.

The Cloister can be accessed via the concrete drive and solid path around the side of the Tack Barn, then onto the shingled path to the Small Barn and Cloister garden.

For outdoor weddings in the Cloister Garden, guests are seated on the grass facing the Cloister, which is a covered paved area.  Layout of the seating and aisle would be discussed with the couple in advance as to where people should be seated, number of chairs and spaces in each row, and the width of the aisle, and will be set out accordingly.

For those using walking aids, all the surfaces between the buildings are quite suitable, and steps into the buildings are shallow.

The Manor House garden is sometimes used for outdoor ceremonies, drinks receptions and activities on the lawn, accessed by a flagstone path to the side of the Manor House.  The route between the Cloister and Manor House garden is shingled and there are deeper shingled areas close to the main door of the Manor House, which are best avoided in a wheelchair.  Guests can be driven around if needed.

The Tack Barn preparation suite has a small shower room which may be suitable for people with limited mobility, but which cannot accommodate a wheelchair.


The Small Barn has a single toilet with narrow access for use by all guests, and we recommend that the Great Barn disabled toilet is used by those in a wheelchair before making their way to the Small Barn for the ceremony.

The Great Barn has a wide corridor off the main entrance leading to the male/female/disabled toilets.  The disabled toilet also has baby changing facilities.

There are two toilets adjacent to the Manor House Garden along the short paved path from the garden and left into the shingled accommodation car park.  A permanent ramp leads to the toilets, one of which is suitable for wheelchair users and also has baby changing facilities.

Overnight Accommodation

The accommodation is unsuitable for wheelchairs – its Listed status meant that corridor widths and doorways etc could not be altered during its refurbishment.  

Two suites – Peacocks in the Manor House, and The Old Piggery with its own entrance adjacent to the Manor House, are on the ground floor and therefore suitable for elderly people or anyone with limited mobility.

We welcome your feedback on any aspect of accessibility and your experience at Lillibrooke, to help us improve wherever we can within the confines of the venue’s Listed status.

We had the perfect wedding, it really was everything we dreamt of. Everything Lillibrooke and you did all the way through planning and delivering the wedding was fantastic. Thank you for guiding us through the perfect day. Vincent was amazing and we were receiving compliments all throughout the day because he just didn’t miss a thing. We were in fantastic hands. We will be sure to leave a review. Thank you again, take care James and Steph