The Reading Room

£3850 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
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A beautiful Norfolk Wedding venue, The Reading Room is a unique 17th Century historic building set in the grounds of the Old Rectory adjacent to St Ethelberts Church.
Pricing & Costs

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
Welcome to The Reading Room, a lovingly restored 17th century historic building located in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. With its dramatic vaulted ceiling and chandelier, this bespoke venue will capture both your heart and imagination and is exclusively yours for the day. Easily accessible, we are located close to the stunning North Norfolk Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 15 miles from the centre of Norwich. The Reading Room is an exclusive use venue that provides a unique atmosphere and intimacy for your special day. Licenced for Weddings and Civil partnership ceremonies, the venue seats 80 guests inside or in the garden as part of a duo ceremony, with additional guests welcome for the evening. We are ideally situated next to the ancient Church of St Ethelbert’s, and just a stone’s throw from many other gorgeous Norfolk Churches. Our magnificent walled gardens, surround The Reading Room with an abundance of old English flowers rich with wildlife. A meandering path through the woods leads to a pergola walkway covered in fragrant roses and honeysuckle. The lawns provide a perfect space for welcome drinks and canapes followed by fun garden games or just to sit and relax in the afternoon sun. As a family run wedding venue, we are passionate about creating your 'happily ever after'. We work closely with our selected Norfolk caterers who will create a bespoke menu from table feasts, afternoon teas and street food to formal dining, delivering a first-class service. The Reading Room creates a magical setting for your wedding day, with enchanting gardens and a truly special building full of history and character. To arrange a viewing or for more information, please do get in touch: 01263 761963 or


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Nick & Ellie
Married in February 2020
May 2020
The venue was everything it promised and more
My wife and I got married at the Reading Rooms on the 29th February 2020. At a chilly time of year it was amazing to be welcomed into the warm environment of the Reading Rooms. The venue was everything it promised and more, and the service from Jo and Simon made everything exceptionally easy to organise. The caterers Jo and Simon recommended for us were also amazing. A massive thank you to Jo and Simon from Mr and Mrs Sanders!
Rebecca & David
Married in December 2019
January 2020
We had the best day of our lives!
Dear Simon & Jo A huge thank to you both for all your help leading up to our wedding on 23rd November 2019. Thank you so much for all your hard work around and on our wedding day, allowing it all to run as smoothly as possible. The venue is absolutely spectacular! We are so very pleased we chose to have our very special day there. Everyone enjoyed it very much, and we had the best day of our lives!
Alice & Neil
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Such a beautiful, peaceful place
What a wonderful wedding day we had at The Reading Room! It is such a beautiful, peaceful place! Simon and Jo were so helpful and accommodating, allowing me to decorate to my hearts content! Thank you so much!
Zoe & Joe
Married in October 2019
November 2019
We fell in love with The Reading Room
Me & my husband Joe got married here on the 19th October at this amazing venue, the first & only venue we looked at as we fell in love with The Reading Room. Jo & Simon were very helpful throughout this as we planned our wedding in 4 months. They gave us lots of ideas & really helped to make this day our own. We were also so thankful they allowed our dog to come! The venue itself is beautiful, perfect for our small but intimate wedding day, we also loved how private it was. All of our guests loved the venue & really enjoyed our day. Overall we both would highly recommend The Reading Room because we really loved our big day here & wouldn't change any part of it. Thank you!
Charlotte & Sam
Married in October 2019
May 2020
The venue and grounds are absolutely stunning
Me and my husband got married here 12th October 2019 and had the most perfect wedding day. The weather was very kind to us and it just made it that extra bit special being able to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. The venue and grounds are absolutely stunning. We held our entire day at the Reading Room and cannot thank Jo and Simon enough for all of their help and input from suggestions to helping set up/clear down the following day. We would highly recommend this venue to any couple. All of our family and friends found it just as perfect as we did Thank you! Love Mr and Mrs Naylor
Joe & Katie
Married in October 2019
November 2019
The most magical and special wedding venue
One of the most magical and special wedding venues in Norfolk. Beautiful beyond belief and cared for by owners who have a passion for delivering first-class service. Simon and Jo have created a wonderful venue where you can create your own wedding and plan everything to fit exactly to your ideas. They are helpful, reliable and friendly, and very accommodating when it comes to planning something unique and personal. The communication, service and product are undeniably fantastic. Combine this with the beauty of the location and the special feeling that comes with pristine Norfolk countryside and you have a winning recipe. For anyone planning a wedding or celebration, visiting this gem is an absolute must. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Location & Contact Details


Norwich, Alby, Norfolk, NR11 7HF, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

North Walsham

Nearest Airport

Norwich City

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