Skip to main content

Villiers Ballroom and Meeting Rooms

3 Castle Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1BS

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Milton Keynes Central.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Castle Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park barrier opens on approach.
    • Exiting the car park is by a code entered via a keypad. The code is provided at reception when you book in. The keypad is between 105cm - 130cm from the floor.
    • The slope at the car park entrance/exit is steep.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Market Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • Please contact a member of staff or when booking the venue for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance steps increase in depth (6cm - 23cm for the first step and 15cm - 17cm from the second step) from right to left as you face the entrance ranging.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Lift Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located inside the lift entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 200cm (2ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This is a service lift normally used to facilitate catering supplies.
    • By prior arrangement, access to the ballroom is via this lift.

Ballroom

  • The ballroom is on the first floor.
  • Access to the Ballroom is via the main stairs from the main entrance or via the service lift from the lift entrance.
  • The ballroom is hired for specific use and can have the tables and chairs you want and set up to client needs.
  • The ballroom can be hired for a variety of uses from weddings to conferences.
  • There is a bar available with a counter height of 111cm from the floor.
  • Catering is provided as per client requirement.
  • There is a minimum door width of 75cm from the lift to the ballroom, bar and toilets.

Eating and Drinking (Ballroom Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located in the ballroom.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

Level Change (Basement Bar)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located inside the bar entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Basement Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located in the basement.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 63cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • The doors leading to the entrance steps is double, 120cm in width and permanently held open.

Outside Access (Gym Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the alley at the side of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 118cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 9cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a portable ramp to overcome the step in the doorway.
    • The gradient of the portable ramp is steep.
    • The width of the portable ramp is 76cm.
    • Please contact a member of staff or the venue in advance for use of the portable ramp.

Fitness Suite (Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located in the basement.
    • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the gym entrance.
    • There is not step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are light.
    • The opening is 118cm (3ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Internal access to the gym is from the basement bar area.
    • Access into the gym from the basement bar is via 2 medium height steps without handrails or a steep portable ramp with a width of 82cm.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Castle Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Sky Room

  • The Sky Room is available for hire.
  • There is level access once inside the centre.
  • The door to the room is single, heavy, opens away from you (push) and has an opening width of 77cm.
  • The floor surface is carpet tiles.
  • The room is brightly lit.
  • The room is ideal for 8 people.
  • Available in the room is a table, height adjustable chairs with armrests, a TV and a flipchart.

Field Room

  • The Field Room is available for hire.
  • There is level access once inside the centre.
  • The door to the room is single, heavy, opens away from you (push) and has an opening width of 77cm.
  • The floor surface is carpet tiles.
  • The room is brightly lit.
  • The room is ideal for 10 people.
  • Available in the room is a table, height adjustable chairs with armrests, a TV and a flipchart.

Sea Room

  • The Field Room is available for hire.
  • There is level access once inside the centre.
  • The door to the room is single, heavy, opens away from you (push) and has an opening width of 74cm.
  • The floor surface is carpet tiles.
  • The room is brightly lit.
  • The room is ideal for 12 people.
  • Available in the room is a table, height adjustable chairs with armrests, a TV and a flipchart.

Other Floors (Meeting Rooms)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Picture 1 shows the steps from the basement to the ground floor.
    • Picture 2 shows the steps from the ground floor to the spiral stairs.
    • Picture 3 shows the spiral stairs to the first floor and the Ballroom and bar.
    • The basement bar, the gym and standard toilets are at basement level.
    • The meeting rooms are on the ground floor.
    • The ballroom is on the first floor.
    • There is no lift on this side of the building.

Accessible Toilet (Ballroom)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the ballroom bar area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 195cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ballroom)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.