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The Reading Room

Features

Alcohol License
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Dry Hire Availability
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Small
110 capacity

The feel

A beautifully restored historic building in the heart of the North Norfolk countryside. This unique new venue will capture your heart and imagination and is exclusively yours for the day. Easily accessible, we are situated close to the stunning North Norfolk Coast and only 15 miles from the centre of Norwich.

Believed to date back to the 17th century The Reading Room stands in beautiful landscaped gardens, with the Church of St Ethelberts providing a spectacular backdrop to the venue.

Historically the building was somewhere for the local community to use as a meeting place where people could have access to books, learn to read and be taught about what was going on in the world through newspapers. It was also a place of entertainment with games, dancing and social events as well as wedding celebrations.

The renovation has transformed the Reading Room back to its former glory, with beautiful stone leaded windows and vaulted ceilings, creating a unique and magical place for you to celebrate your wedding day.

As you arrive you will walk through the enchanting woods into the picturesque English garden, with its beautiful old wall filled with colourful borders and fruit trees. The idyllic setting provides a beautiful space for an outdoor ceremony and many photo opportunities to capture your special memories.

As a family run business we are passionate about making your day perfect. We will be here for you, to support through the planning stage and on the day as much or as little as you would like us to be.



Reviews

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Belle & Titch

4 Nov 2202

Magical, beautiful, perfect. We could go on for years talking about how incredible the Reading Room is. The venue is stunning and so perfectly put together, in the most stunning…

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Gina & David

28 Aug 2021

The reading room is such a gorgeous venue and the gardens are spectacular! It provides such an intimate setting for your big day & you get so many beautiful photo…

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Sharnie & Louise

24 Jul 2021

We would like to start by saying a massive thank you to Jo and Simon for helping to make our day just perfect from start to finish. Jo and Simon’s…

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Emily & Adam

10 Jul 2021

Absolutely amazing venue and stunning gardens! The perfect size and most beautiful setting. Jo & Simon were so helpful and friendly throughout and we would highly recommend! Thanks again for…

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Kathryn & Robert

3 Jul 2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to Simon and Jo for helping to make our day so special. Bearing in mind the challenges we and they faced…

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Kelly & Sam

1 Jul 2021

Once we’d first looked around the Reading Room no other venue we looked at compared. Jo and Simon were always on hand to answer any questions we had during the…

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Becky & Adam

26 Jun 2021

Jo & Simon made it possible for us to just have the best wedding day. After months of worry that we would need to cancel or greatly amend, Jo &…

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Harriet & Joe

22 Jun 2021

Joe and I just wanted express a belated thanks to Jo and Simon for all the support they gave us through such unusual and stressful times. We married in June…

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Becky & Mark

9 Jun 2021

Firstly, Jo and Simon, Becky and I can’t thank you enough for everything you have helped us with over the last two years, you held our hand every step of…

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Natalie & Emma

1 Jun 2021

Dear Jo & Simon, We can’t thank you both enough for helping us to create the most amazing day! We really couldn’t have wished for a better setting to get…

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Gila & Steve

28 May 2021

Not only is the venue and grounds beautiful, but Jo and Simon, are truly exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble, they have been excellent in helping us to not feel…

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Lucy & Darren

22 May 2021

Jo and Simon were fantastic throughout the planning process and really helped when we had questions/ideas etc. They were very attentive and helped ensure the whole day ran smoothly. The…

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Rachel & Devan

12 Dec 2020

Me and my now wife got married on 12.12.20 and we can only say how much we appreciated the time and care Simon and Jo took in helping us on…

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FAQs

Is your venue licensed for ceremonies inside and outside?
Yes The Reading Room is licensed for both indoor and outside ceremonies in the gardens.
Is there an exclusive use option?
The Reading Room is an exclusive use venue.
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
You can have up to 80 guests for the ceremony and reception and up to a maximum of 110 guests for the evening.
Are there bedrooms for overnight accommodation?
We do not have any accommodation or rooms on site, but are blessed with many lovely hotels, guest houses, barns and cottages in the surrounding areas. We have a list of local recommendations on request, please get in touch.

Location

The Reading Room
Church Road
Alby
NR11 7HF

Visit website

01263761963


Contact
The Reading Room

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