The Reading Room


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The Reading Room at a Glance

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Price Range
£3800 - £5400
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Unique Venue
Same-Sex Weddings
Woodland Weddings
Exclusive Use
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Seated Capacity
Up to 80
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Reception Capacity
Up to 110
Welcome to The Reading Room, a lovingly restored historic building located in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. Easily accessible, situated close to the stunning North Norfolk Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 15 miles from the centre of Norwich. This unique and intimate venue will capture your heart and imagination and is exclusively yours for the day. With stunning stone leaded windows and vaulted ceilings, The Reading Room is a unique and magical place for you to celebrate your wedding day. Licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, the venue seats 80 guests inside for the ceremony & reception, with additional guests welcome for the evening. Ideally situated next door to the ancient Church of St Ethelberts. The magnificent walled gardens, surround The Reading Room with an abundance of old English flowers rich with wildlife. The lawns provide a perfect space for drinks and canapes followed by fun garden games or just to sit and relax in the afternoon sun. Pricing Category : LuxuryHistoricBarnNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Church Within Walking DistanceUnique Wedding Venue View More
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Linda & Bruce
Wedding Date
08 Sep 2020
We fell in love with The Reading Room
When we found the Reading Room we new instantly that this was the place.

We fell in love with the stunning building and grounds, the perfect space for our wedding.

Jo and Simon are so kind and helpful and made our day so special.

Even though we were married in the pandemic, the day felt no less special.

We had a wonderful day and it was so relaxed. We enjoyed every minute of it.

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Lisa & Ben
Wedding Date
19 Sep 2020
The Venue was absolutely stunning
We would like to thank you both Jo and Simon for the amazing service and help you provided throughout the booking, lead up and confusing times that covid threw at us all. Up until the very last minute you were so easy to communicate with and made us feel at ease about the things we didn't know or understand.

The venue was absolutely stunning and made both me and my new wife smile every time we came to visit and on the day it looked perfect. Exactly what we pictured.

we chose an outdoor ceremony on the recommendation of Jo and Simon. and we think it worked perfectly, then we got to move indoors for our meal meaning we truly got to experience the entire venue to all its beauty.

The catering from Roland and his team at Expresso was incredible and we thank you for your knowledge and recommendation of them.

We don't believe we could have found or chosen a better venue to host our wedding and reception.
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Kellie & Karl
Wedding Date
05 Sep 2020
The Wedding of our dreams
We have just had our wedding at The Reading Rooms. With the ever changing situation that covid has caused, we had to act quickly to book and arrange our day. We only contacted them 6 weeks before the actual wedding day after we lost our original venue. They were amazing at helping to arrange the wedding of our dreams. The venue and the service was absolutely perfect. We cannot thank Simon and Jo enough for making our day so special. The grounds are stunning and kept in an amazing state, the building itself is simply beautiful. We chose to marry outside, but we could have also opted for in the Reading Room itself, which is an amazing building.

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Nick & Ellie
Wedding Date
29 Feb 2020
Everything it promised
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!
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Rebecca & David
Wedding Date
23 Nov 2019
We had the best day of our lives!
A huge thank to you both for all your help leading up to our wedding on 23rd November 2019.
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!
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Alice & Neil
Wedding Date
26 Oct 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!
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Zoe & Joe
Wedding Date
19 Oct 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!
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Katie & Joe
Wedding Date
05 Oct 2019
Most magical & special wedding venues
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!
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Kirsty & Dale
Wedding Date
03 Aug 2019
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 enough.. You have been so kind and helpful throughout and every single one of our guest were blown away at how beautiful the venue was. Thank you so much it really was the best day EVER!!! - Mr & Mrs Cishion :)
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Sian & Ashley
Wedding Date
08 Aug 2019
Perfect Venue
Me and my new husband had a wonderful day at this beautiful venue. Jo and Simon were very accommodating and helpful from start to finish. From viewing the venue and seeing how stunning it looked to how smoothly the day ran thanks to their help. It is a venue which is picturesque in itself and so needs minimal decorating (even when empty it still looks incredible!). We were married outside, fortunately, in their beautiful gardens and guests commented on how special it was. A perfect venue, thank you!
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Church Road, Alby, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7HF

The Reading Room

  • Church Road
  • Alby
  • Norwich
  • Norfolk
  • NR11 7HF
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

Jo & Simon

Hello and welcome to The Reading Room, often referred to as 'a hidden gem'. As a family run wedding venue, we are passionate about creating your 'happily ever after'. We are not a package venue and truly believe every couple and wedding is unique and individual. We look forward to meeting you soon.