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The Reading Room

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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.
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
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Lesley & Derek
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The Reading Room a magical gem
Had our wedding at The Reading Room on the 17th August 2019. A beautiful stunning venue we couldn’t have wished for a better place to have our wedding. Jo and Simon helpe...
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Ellie & Nick
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The most idyllic English country wedding
Nick and I got married at the reading rooms on the 9th of July, it really was the most idyllic English country wedding. Simon and Jo are priceless and were there on hand ...
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Jade & James
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The most magical day
Myself and James got married at The Reading Room on the 6th July, we had the most magical day. The venue itself is beautiful and the grounds are kept immaculate. From our...
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Kirsty & Dale
Married in August 2019
September 2019
The best day EVER!!!
Thank you so so much to Simon and Jo we got married in your beautiful venue on the 3rd August and you made sure everything was just perfect. I can't recommend highly enou...
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Emma & Stephen
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The Reading Room a hidden gem
The Reading Room was the one and only venue we visited when we were organizing our wedding, we instantly fell in love with it and were married at the beautiful venue on 1...
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Emma & Tom
Married in July 2019
September 2019
More than we dreamed of
Dearest Jo & Simon, thank you so much for allowing us to have our wedding in such a special place. From the beginning you have been incredibly supporting and full of very...
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Location & Contact Details


Norwich, Alby, Norfolk, NR11 7HF, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

North Walsham

Nearest Airport

Norwich City

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