Believed to date back to the 17th Century The Reading Room is situated in the stunning North Norfolk countryside, just minutes away from the beautiful coastline and fifteen miles from the centre of Norwich.
The Reading Room stands in enchanting English country gardens, with the Church of St Ethelberts providing a spectacular backdrop to the venue. The secluded spot, with romantic pergola covered walkway surrounded by beautiful fragrant flowers and roses, provides a unique atmosphere for your wedding day.
Often referred to as a ‘Hidden Gem’, The Reading Room is a lovingly restored 17th Century historic building in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. With stunning stone leaded windows and vaulted ceilings, creating a unique and magical place for you to celebrate your wedding day.
The magnificent walled gardens, surround The Reading Room with an abundance of richly coloured flowers and herbaceous borders full of wildlife, creating an elegant English country garden wedding. The lawns provide a perfect space for welcome drinks and canapés followed by fun garden games or simply sit and relax in the afternoon sun.
Wedding Hire Includes:
Exclusive use of the venue
Seating for up to 80 for the wedding ceremony & reception
Up to 110 guests for the evening
Wedding planning Support
Tables & chairs
Outdoor seating area with covered Pergola
Use of the bar with option to supply your own drinks and no corkage charges
Excellent list of recommended suppliers and accommodation
Indoor dance floor and area for the band or DJ
Integrated sound system
Interview room for you and your registrar
Easel for your table plan
Our wedding was truly amazing. We got married at The Reading Room on Saturday 13th April 2019. Simon and Jo, from start to finish, were professional, friendly and very supportive with our vision. It’s a very beautiful venue and on our first visit we knew instantly it was the perfect place for us. Also having the freedom to make the day your own makes it a super special place. Surrounded by beautiful Norfolk fields and the beautiful gardens our guests loved the venue and the intimate feel of the day. We can’t recommend The Reading Room enough, our wedding was truly amazing.
Sophie & James
Where do you start with the Reading Room… the exceptional venue? So beautifully finished and everything you could possibly need on your special day has been thought of. The beautiful grounds? In the lead up to our day we’ve been on different occasions, spring, summer, autumn… and on each occasion the garden is immaculately manicured and has spectacular points of interest. The wonderful hosts? Jo and Simon are made for their roles, they are both such a calming influence, nothing is ever too much and on the day itself they are not intrusive but somehow seem to just be there when you need them. Thank you both for a stunning day, we will treasure our memories on that special day forever.
Erin & Matt
Wish we could do it all again! We got married at the The Reading Room, Alby on the 11th May 2019. We had the most amazing day and wish we could do it all again! Jo and Simon from start to finish were fantastic, they were always there via email or telephone in the midst of planning our day and offered lots of support! On the day they were so busy beavering away in the background making sure our day ran smoothly and made it simply perfect! They really do go the extra mile! The venue itself is stunning and all our guests commented on how beautiful it was and really enjoyed the day. Thank you!
Lorna & Adam
A day we will never forget. We had our wedding at The Reading Room on the 4th May. It was a perfect venue for our small rustic wedding. The building and grounds are stunning and Simon and Jo helped to make our day, a day we will never forget. The guests commented on how beautiful The Reading Room is. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this venue and we are so grateful to Simon and Jo for making sure all of our finer details were in place before and throughout the day. Thank you both.
Brooke & Paul
We can’t thank Jo and Simon enough for making our wedding day back in October so special. We honestly couldn’t have chosen a better venue, everyone commented on how perfect it was! Jo and Simon were very accommodating and extremely helpful especially with their supplier recommendations, which made everything run so smoothly on the day. We even had the October sunshine to make the venue and grounds look even more beautiful, definitely a day to remember!