What Makes Lillibrooke Manor an Award-Winning Venue? Let’s go behind the scenes and find out!
Facilities & Venue Management – Rory deals with everything that a listed 15th century venue and 15 acres of grounds can throw at him. All those things that are taken for granted behind the scenes keep everyone comfortable and safe in a beautifully maintained environment, all managed personally by him.
Operating from their office at Lillibrooke Manor, the Heritage Venues team are dedicated to delivering every event exactly as their customers would like – from the planning stages, to seamless delivery including amazing catering.
Sales & Events Team – Ellie, Gemma and Lauren start by sending detailed information immediately to any enquiry, then answering any questions and arranging a one-to-one viewing. During the venue tour they get to know the client, tailor the tour to their needs, show them every area of our stunning venue, and answer every question – including some they may not have thought of yet! The client is then given continued guidance, tailored quotes to fit their budget, and ongoing support throughout.
Operations & Events Team – The Heritage Venues Ops & Events team headed up by Jo Jacobs step in closer to the event to work on logistics and detailed planning of the itinerary, including all the special requirements, menus, table plans, regular liaison with the Chefs, full briefing to the event team, and providing invaluable guidance and support to the customer throughout. Their organised and experienced approach helps calm even the most nervous brides and the most time-poor corporate organisers!
The event itself sees an army of trusted and highly trained event staff to set up the venue, laying everything out as planned with an unsurpassed attention to detail. The dedicated Event Managers have delivered weddings at Lillibrooke for many years, and are highly qualified in their craft, calmly overseeing their teams and providing hugely appreciated personal service to the customer throughout their event.
Kitchen Team – Executive Chef Krimo Merrir, who trained under Marco Pierre White amongst others, leads an experienced and highly creative brigade of Chefs. They all share his passion to deliver superb food, beautifully presented, using the best ingredients. Working from the purpose-built banqueting kitchens opened at Lillibrooke in the summer of 2018, they all acknowledge that they simply couldn’t do what they do without the amazing support of their tireless KPs.
Support Team – Others in the team are the unsung heroes who manage finance, marketing, and overall management of the team. A separate company, Hestian Stays, looks after all accommodation bookings at Lillibrooke Manor.
Feedback and glowing reviews are what the team live for, to know all their combined hard work led to the customer and all their guests having the most wonderful time. Emails are displayed in the offices as a reminder during demanding days of how worthwhile it all is – many are also on the web site.
The success of Lilllibrooke Manor & Barns led to the appointment of the Heritage Venues team to manage another local venue in 2019 – the stunning Stanlake Park Wine Estate in Twyford. With a beautiful Coach House, Walled Garden and Vineyard Barn in the stunning setting of their vineyards, the estate caters for the growing trend for quality British wines.
If you would like this award-winning team to look after your event, please get in touch