Hire venues in Reading

Best Venues in Reading

#1

21 South Street

The Hexagon Theatre Queens Walk, RG1 7UA, Reading, Berkshire
South Street has two venues, our Main Theatre & the MacDevitts Studio - both of which are perfect for small performances, workshops, rehearsals, parties, conferences and staff training. The flexible, intimate spaces at South Street can meet the needs for cabaret style, raked seating and standing performances. Events we regularly host in them include music, theatre, stand up comedy, live literature and children's theatre.
#2

Crowne Plaza Reading

Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8BD, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 250 guests
Overlooking the River Thames, the Crowne Plaza Reading hotel is a unique venue for your wedding in the heart of Reading, Berkshire. All our function rooms have their own private terrace so you can enjoy the sunshine and relish those fabulous views in our idyllic settings.

We can cater for 10 to 180 guests for your celebration and the hotel is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies for up to 50 attendees in the Caversham Suite and up to 180 in the Riversuite.


We have taken the time to create our wedding packages to ensure they are tailored to meet your needs. However, if you feel that something is still missing, just tell us! Let's sit down and plan together to make sure it suits you perfectly!


We promise you that with every wedding package booked, you will have the following included:
#3

Sonning Golf Club

Sonning Golf Club Duffield Road Sonning On Thames, RG4 6GJ, Reading, Berkshire
Sonning Golf Club has been one of the finest venues for weddings, celebratory dinners and special occasions for many years.

With first class facilities and stunning views over the golf course we are a perfect setting for any occasion. Whether you are looking to host a wedding, a small intimate dinner or a large party for up to 180 guests you can celebrate in style in one of our 6 elegant rooms.


The rooms all have natural daylight and access to our beautiful terrace and golf course.
#4

The Great House At Sonning

Thames Street, Sonning, RG4 6UT, Sonning Common, Oxfordshire
Up to 115 guests
Forget what you know about classic country hotels and escape to The Great House. Yes, it’s true we’re in the achingly attractive village of Sonning and we do sit on the serene banks of the Thames, but push open our door and you’ll soon find our adventurous side. With rooms that channel contemporary cool with vintage touches, a cleverly designed Great House Lodge for work and celebrations and the Coppa Club restaurant for eating and drinking – we’re a place to stay, party, work, eat and chill. And at the end of the day’s adventures, the sleeping is good here too.
#5

The Elephant

Church Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AR, Pangbourne, Berkshire
£5000
Up to 140 guests
The Elephant has returned to its roots. The hotel was originally called The Elephant when it first opened in the late nineteenth century, but its name was changed to The Copper Inn in 1967.

After spending nearly 4 months giving it a complete refurbishment, it reopened just before Christmas last year – once more under its original name.


To the left shows an early advertisement for The Elephant Hotel at Pangbourne. The hotel has always formed a central meeting place within the village of Pangbourne. In fact what is now the hotel car-park used to be the stabling block for the hotel up until the turn of the 20th century!


The Elephant's ethos

Our ethos is to create and sustain a genuinely friendly and relaxed atmosphere throughout the hotel.


At The Elephant we strive to offer:


- Quirkiness rather than quaintness

- Individually themed rooms

- Simple and perfectly cooked modern British food

- Fresh and seasonal British ingredients sourced by local suppliers

- An atmosphere of informality, fun, friendliness and efficiency

- A genuine and generous welcome for everyone

- An active part in the local community

- High quality at affordable prices

- An experience beyond your expectation.


• Picturesque location with a luxurious atmosphere

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 140 guests

• Exclusive use available

• Tailored, bespoke planning to suit any budget

• Accommodation for overnight guests and newlyweds across 22 rooms

• Delicious menus and excellent wine selection
#6

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club

Bearwood Road, Wokingham, Nr Sindlesham, RG41 4SJ, Berkshire, Berkshire
£80
Up to 150 guests
Planning your special event can be easier than you imagined, and fun too. It is important to have the right venue, plenty of flexibility and a friendly and experienced team to welcome you and your guests.
Bearwood Lakes brings together everything you need in one outstanding location. Luxurious facilities surrounded by 200 acres of countryside and woodland. Classical style with modern comfort, with enthusiastic staff to help plan your event and chefs with the creative flair to conjure up that memorable meal. You don’t need to look any further.


We can now provide the ceremony for your big day as well!


• Extensive A La Carte menu

• Beautifully decorated restaurant facilities

• We provide a dedicated, professional service

• Set within 200 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside

• Excellent staff and facilities
#7

Bradfield College

Bradfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6AU, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 200 guests
Bradfield College, set in the idyllic Berkshire countryside, has the capacity to welcome 40-250 wedding guests. Our fantastic service and superb setting make us one of the best wedding locations in the area.

Our civil ceremony licence enables couples to get married here on site in a variety of rooms. The stunning architecture and picturesque grounds make the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.


Our caterers take great pride in delivering an excellent service and boast a broad choice of culinary options to suit a wide range of requirements. Guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the elegant setting of the Quad, before entering either the beautiful Dining Hall for an exceptional wedding breakfast.


We offer an experienced wedding organiser as part of our service, to help you plan a perfect and memorable day.



• Rural and accessible location in the beautiful Berkshire countryside

• Beautiful historic rooms

• Civil Ceremony license up to 150 guests

• Wedding receptions from 40 to 250

• Only 5 miles from Junction 12 on the M4

• Bespoke wedding packages designed to meet your needs and budget
#8

Temple Island

Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2LY, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire
Up to 120 guests
This beautiful riverside venue is situated a mile and a half downstream of the picturesque market town of Henley, on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames.

The Island is approached by boat, of which there is a wide range available to suit the client’s choice of style and size. Whatever the choice, the journey by water adds enchantment to a memorable occasion.
#9

The Barn at Herons Farm

Herons Farm, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 8QA, Pangbourne, Berkshire
Up to 150 guests
We absolutely love weddings - there's nothing we like better than assisting you to achieve the look, feel and ambience of the wedding reception of your dreams, and we strive to help you to create an event which is personal to you both. You can look forward to your family and friends joining you in this remarkable place to celebrate your special day, confident that it will be memorable and hugely enjoyed by all. This beautiful and romantic tythe barn is flanked by stables and stable cottages, and the setting is amongst courtyards, gardens, woods and paddocks, making it an exquisite, unique and unusual backdrop for a memorable country wedding reception. Suitable for an informal 'Summer garden party' style reception, or a more formal and chic celebratory event, the interior of the barn looks gorgeous when decorated and its quirky features such as the oak beams and pillars when embellished with flowers, gauzes and garlands create a truly romantic setting, and the grounds can be set out to different specifications.

A walled garden frames the north edge of the side garden where large flat lawns are surrounded by trees, fields and flower borders. When dotted with garden tents and gazebos it is a lovely option for an al fresco summer wedding. We make the farm's own array of summer garden furniture available to you for the lawn areas, and you can choose more formal table arrangements for dining if you wish.


Imagine yourselves being chauffeur driven to your reception through a private tree lined avenue, then sweeping into the circular driveway in front of the charming red bricked farm house, finally to stop by the wrought iron courtyard gates to be greeted by your guests, who have been enjoying Devon cream teas from mixed vintage china teacups whilst awaiting your arrival. Imagine too, lawn games being played till dusk until the garden lights come on as people relax and drink in the atmosphere of your wedding. Unforgettable!



• Wonderful venue for weddings, relaxed celebrations and formal occasions

• Ideal for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies

• Dedicated wedding team on hand throughout

• Can cater for between 30 and 140 guests

• Accommodation for 30 overnight guests in the farmhouse B&B, cottages and barn conversions. Hotels nearby if needed.

• Tailored menus and drinks selections
#10

Warbrook House

Warbrook House Hotel, The Street, Eversley, ,, RG27 0PL, Hampshire, Hampshire
Set in incredible surroundings, as you reach the end of the tree-lined driveway, Warbrook House Hotel sweeps into view: a magnificent Grade I listed mansion designed by renowned architect John James in 1724, set in 121 acres of Grade II listed gardens, complete with its very own Versailles-style canal.

Warbrook House Hotel is the ideal location for conferences, weddings, private parties, or a relaxing weekend in the countryside. It is conveniently located near the Berkshire-Hampshire border, and close to Heathrow Airport and Central London, which is accessible by train with connections from Reading, Fleet and Farnborough rail stations.
#11

Fawley Hill

Fawley, Nr Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, RG9 6JA, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire
£3000
Up to 350 guests
Fawley Hill is a fabulously unique blank canvas wedding venue in the heart of the English countryside, near Henley-on-Thames.
Getting married here is a truly magical experience and no two Fawley Hill weddings are the same. We love how every couple bring their own unique style and personal touches to their special day. Ensure your wedding is one that your guests will never forget, in one of the quirkiest venues around.


Somersham station, our very own Victorian railway station, is licensed for ceremonies of up to 75 people. The vintage waiting room is a romantic, unique setting for the ceremony, full of original features and steeped in history.


In and around the station also makes the perfect place for reception drinks, surrounded by traditional tin advertising and a beautiful Victorian carousel. You can even have the carousel going for an extra special experience for your guests.


The Great Eastern No. 1 carriage will be parked in the station for guests to explore and for you to sign the register on if you wish. It also makes a great backdrop for pictures and has a pretty balcony from which you can wave to your guests.


The station museum can be used for larger ceremonies of up to 350 people. It’s also a versatile venue for a sit-down meal followed by dancing, again surrounded by interesting rail paraphernalia and advertising on the walls.
#12

The Old Mill

Station Rd,, RG7 4LB, Reading, Berkshire
Celebrate the festive season at The Old Mill with one of our Christmas Party Nights. Catering for parties of all sizes, we offer a four course meal with disco. If you have any questions or wish to book a table at one of these nights then please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can also see in the New Year with The Old Mill! Bring your party to our party, whether you celebrate with 2 or 22 friends, our 4 x course buffet and disco welcomes in the New Year in style, making this one of the best evenings of the year and certainly one of the most popular in the area. Dance the night away to our in-house DJ.


For more Information look on our Christmas Page


Lunches, Buffets & Dinner Parties

The Mill Room can accommodate up to 100 people with an additional 50 guests in the adjoining riverside conservatory. In addition to the Yuletide festivities, the Old Mill is also open for bookings on special days such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day


Not everyone wants an evening party. Luncheons are also a favourite. Imagine drinks and canapes served on the lawn, a string quartet or jazz band playing on the patio or under the gazebo. There are endless ways to celebrate that special occasion, or just a social get together.
#13

Greenlands at Henley

Greenlands, Henley-On-Thames Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU, PA7 5NW, Bishopton, Renfrewshire
£99
Up to 150 guests
Greenlands holds a licence for Civil Wedding Ceremonies and is a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil setting in which to hold your service. Our feature rooms can cater for formal or informal ceremonies for up to 120 guests.

The average ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes following which, time will be allocated to allow you to use our extensive river frontage grounds and beautiful sunken garden for the official photographs.


Our dedicated and highly skilled team will work with you, both before and during the day, to ensure that your every requirement is met, from the moment you arrive until you leave us.

Make your wedding reception or wedding breakfast extra special by holding it in either our Heyworth Riverside Restaurant and Terrace, with it’s floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, or alternatively, for larger parties, we can arrange a marquee in the grounds – decorated in your chosen colour scheme.


• Stunning riverside location

• The gardens provide beautiful photo opportunities

• Inclusive and bespoke wedding packages available

• On-site accommodation

• Complimentary car parking

• Truly memorable venue for your wedding
#14

Coppid Beech Hotel

John Nike Way,, RG12 8TF, Bracknell, Berkshire
The Coppid Beech Hotel in Berkshire is wonderfully located near to Royal Windsor and Ascot and only 45 minutes from the centre of London and Heathrow airport. The unique alpine styled venue offers everything from leisure breaks and corporate events to tribute nights, celebration packages, superb dining and impeccable service.

The Coppid Beech Hotel in Berkshire has 205 bedrooms, dedicated purpose built meetings and events facilities, a health and fitness club with swimming pool, a live music venue, three distinctive bars as well as perfectly located as a base for many of the local attractions such as Windsor, Henley, Marlow, Eton and Ascot.
#15

Silchester House

Holly Lane, Silchester, Reading Berkshire, RG7 2NA, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 92 guests
ilchester House is a truly spectacular home-from-home country house wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire, between Reading and Basingstoke. It boasts a long tradition of hosting remarkable celebrations – it was among the very first private country houses to be licensed for civil marriages, almost twenty years ago, but the house’s appetite for a good party goes back further still. The stunning house and grounds now constitute a wonderful, exclusive use country house wedding venue in which you can host your own intimate, English country house, and garden, wedding.

Originally a private country estate, nestled in the heart of sleepy Silchester, Silchester House has a long tradition of involvement with village life, to the extent that any bride tying the knot at the venue on the same day as the village’s fireworks party, which takes place in the grounds, has the opportunity, in her capacity as ‘Lady of the House’ no less, to perform the ceremonial lighting of the bonfire. The stunning clockwork clock atop the clock tower, originally and intricately built by Thomas Hartley during his time living (and partying) at the house, is a key element of the village’s identity - itself no uniquely modern phenomenon, given the centrality of Silchester’s Roman ancestor, Calleva Atrebatum, to the trade routes across Roman Britain almost 2000 years ago. Calleva was a major crossroads and the current Music Room, which plays such a part in making Silchester House the wonderful country house wedding venue that it is today, sits directly above the old Roman Road from London to Bath.


Over the last twenty years, Silchester House has been tended to and cared for by the dedicated Bijou team. It has been transformed into a light, airy, welcoming country house wedding venue that is only available on an exclusive use basis for couples to host intimate, home-from-home wedding celebrations. It retains all the best of its history – the beautiful architecture, the rolling landscaped grounds with manicured lawns and sculpted yew hedges and the sense of historical home – and combines this romantic past with the very best in modern style – the acoustically perfect Music Room and, of course, the ultimate in wedding planning support from the Bijou team – to create a totally unique exclusive use country house wedding venue, hidden away in this quiet countryside village on the border of leafy Hampshire and bustling Berkshire.


We invite you to see this wonderful home for yourself and, while strolling through the Library, Drawing Room, Music Room and grounds, fizz in hand, to picture yourselves here, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, celebrating your wedding day in relaxed, stylish luxury. Alongside the venue itself, its 14 luxurious bedrooms, tennis court and swimming pool, couples will of course also enjoy the full wedding planning, wedding venue and wedding catering expertise that comes with booking an exclusive use country house wedding venue with Bijou.
#16

Easthampstead Park

Peacock Lane Wokingham, RG40 3DF, Bracknell, Berkshire
We understand there really is nothing more important than the right venue when booking your special event. Easthampstead Park is conveniently located with plenty of parking and of course, the extensive driveway that will wow your arriving guests.

Our experienced team will be on hand to help deliver the perfect event. We can cater for almost anything so if it's not on the list then please get in touch with our events team and we'll see what we can do.
#17

The Grange Bracknell Hotel

The Ring,, RG12 1ED, Bracknell, Berkshire
The 4-Star Grange Bracknell Hotel is the ideal venue for event organisers requiring event space to hold business meetings, workshops and conferences in Bracknell, Berkshire.

We have 6 air-conditioned meeting rooms that are conveniently spread over a single floor, with a maximum capacity of 250 people in our largest banqueting suite. Summer events, BBQs and outdoor functions can be held on the Roof Terrace, featuring landscaped garden and versatile outdoor seating.


The Grange Bracknell is also available to hire for marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions, and is fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships. More detailed information can be found on our Weddings pages.
#18

Stonor Park

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire
Up to 500 guests
The house itself is an elegant choice for a drinks reception for up to 150 guests with a gallery opening out onto the divine Italianate walled gardens – the perfect setting for photos. A drinks reception in the house can be followed by a wedding breakfast on the front lawn.

With 250 acres of rolling parkland they would be delighted to discuss whatever magical venue you have in mind, from woodland weddings to beautiful summer glades with endless views of the Chilterns. The spaces are offered individually or in combination.


For religious ceremonies, Roman Catholic services can be held in their private 14th Century chapel. Up to 80 guests can witness the ceremony in this wonderful, ancient building. Alternatively, there are several local Anglican Churches, including the parish church of Pishill, which looks out over Stonor Park. Registry Offices can be found in Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Thame and Oxford.
#19

Beetle and wedge Boathouse

The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse, Ferry Ln,, OX10 9JF, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Welcome to The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse Restaurant - a unique, buzzy, informal riverside restaurant.

Set on the banks of the River Thames immortalised in 'The Wind in the Willows' and Jerome K Jerome's chronicled escapades of his friends' visits in 'Three Men in a Boat', the Boathouse Restaurant emphasis is on quality of food, wines and service.



The older part of our beautiful old beamed Boathouse offers our famous open charcoal grill where delicacies are created before your very eyes. Join us and enjoy the tranquillity and peace of a beautiful riverside setting for relaxed dining.
#20

Lillibrooke Manor & Barns

Lillibrooke Manor Ockwells Road, Cox Green, SL6 3LP, Maidenhead, Berkshire
A unique Grade II listed venue in the heart of the Thames Valley, Lillibrooke Manor has been lovingly restored as a perfect wedding venue providing a fairytale setting for your special day. We offer exclusive hire of the whole estate, allowing your wedding party the privacy of a venue that is all yours. Wander our stunning grounds and gardens and choose from a variety of beautiful buildings for your ceremony and reception. From the country church feel of the Small Barn through to the awe-inspiring Great Barn, Lillibrooke offers a stunning setting and guarantees you beautiful photographs at any time of year. Our experienced events team at Lillibrooke Manor offers exceptional flexibility for you to design your special day around the style that you want to create.

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