Our surrounding area provides some of the most beautiful, best kept secrets and local hidden treasures perfect for a quick escape for any newly-wed couple. Why not consider taking the opportunity to stop for some exclusive wedding photos without having to venture too far from our venues.
The traditional English village of Waltham St Lawrence is only a stone’s throw from Lillibrooke Manor, 5 miles to be exact. The village is centred on its cattle pound, around which are many picturesque houses and cottages. These include the half-timbered Bell Inn and antiquated White Waltham Church, a perfect spot for the wedding car to pull over for some snaps.
It’s impossible not to mention the River Thames and the beautiful towns dotted along the banks within a 10 mile radius of Lillibrooke Manor, as the Thames ambles along a gentle right-hand curve from Hurley to Bray, to complete a half-circle with Maidenhead at the heart and surrounded by woodland walks and parks, Maidenhead’s stunning Grade II listed bridge makes for a stunning backdrop. Venturing out in the direction of Hurley, leads onto Cookham, a beautiful historical village with a quaint high street and old inns, and also connects the river to the moor.
Next stop, Marlow. One of the loveliest locations on the River Thames, set amongst the rich meadows of the river valley and alongside the woodlands of the Chiltern Hills. The vibrant Georgian market town is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros all adding to the town’s unique charm. The town’s most famous landmark is the suspension bridge which spans the River Thames and joins the counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Hurley is a scattered parish which includes the hamlets of Burchetts Green, Cockpole Green, Warren Row, Knowl Hill, attractive roadside villages sitting on the edge of sweeping countryside and historical churches. The river at Hurley has always been an important part of the village’s history along with The Olde Bell inn which dates from 1135 and was built as the monastic guest house.
The final destination worth considering is the beautiful suburban village of Bray, located a mile down the road from Maidenhead bridge. Well known for featuring two of the five three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the United Kingdom, it can also be admired for its picturesque high street and stunning historical church overlooking the village’s pretty cricket ground.
Its fortunate for us that Lillibrooke Manor is surrounded by such charming and unique historical destinations for you and your wedding party to consider when making plans for your special day. Take a look online to see pictures of all of these quaint locations, and have a chat to your photographer for their opinions – if they are local, they will know these areas locally and will be able to advise.