Visited Cockliffe today to have a look around after speaking to a lady called Sue via email. Turned up expecting her to be told she wasn't at work that day. Got shown round by a lovely young girl, viewed all the rooms you can use for the ceremony and also for the wedding breakfast/reception. We did mention we would probably only be having the ceremony as we can't afford everything to held there! We were shown 4/5 rooms but could not view the 'bridal suite' as someone was checked in still. The girl thought it was empty and just wanted tidying but said she would show us anyway until she was told that when she couldn't find the key. The toilets - our main concern - although downstairs and accessible they are completely unsuitable for a wheelchair, you wouldn't get in. She said we could have the use of the 'bridal suite' even for the ceremony so that the large bathroom would be accessible for our wheelchair guest. There is a little step up, but its really small so she shouldn't have any problems.
Overall, a really nice venue, some areas look in need of a little TLC, it's an old building I know, but flaky paintwork for those prices shouldn't really be there. The only thing that kind of put us off was the fact the staff didn't seem to be expecting us even though we were told to be there at a certain time. And the fact we couldn't even view the 'bridal suite', I appreciate its a hotel, but if we're specifically going to view it with regards to a wedding, you'd have thought they would have made sure it was free!