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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


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Polly & Adam
Married in August 2018
August 2018
The most magical day
The most magical day made perfect with the help of Simon and Jo! We had our wedding here on the 4th August and it was perfect. The setting was amazing and everything ran ...
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Sharon and Gar
Wedding: April 2017
July 2018
Incredible venue
Incredible venue, can't thank Simon and Jo enough for helping to make this the most beautiful and proud day - beyond all of our expectations. You even managed the weather...
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Penny & Adrian
Married in September 2017
July 2018
Beautiful and unique wedding venue
If you are looking for a beautiful and unique wedding venue that offers choice and flexibility with regards to catering, drinks and entertainment then The Reading Room in...
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Heather and Matt
Married in September 2017
July 2018
A real gem of a building set in beautiful grounds
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here at the weekend, 2nd September and it is a real gem of a building set in beautiful grounds, just what we were looking for. J...
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Bob & Dorota
Married in July 2017
July 2018
The venue was perfect and the day was fantastic
We got married at the Reading Room on the 22nd July 2017. The venue was perfect and the day was fantastic. It is a lovely, self-contained place with beautiful gardens tha...
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Jodie & Ollie
Married in October 2017
July 2018
Just Perfect!
Words cannot explain just how perfect the reading room was for our wedding. Every single guest commented on it and said how amazing the venue was. The grounds and gardens...
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Location & Contact Details


Norwich, Alby, Norfolk, NR11 7HF, England

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Nearest Train Station

North Walsham

Nearest Airport

Norwich City

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