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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

Crowne Plaza Reading East is a stunning wedding venue located in Reading, Berkshire. Set in landscaped podium grounds, this luxurious fully refurbished 4 Silver Star 2 AA Rosette hotel is the perfect setting for a truly memorable wedding in the Southeast of England.

Combining timeless elegance with our distinctive style, sumptuous dining, and an unwavering commitment to perfection, our devoted team is resolute in not just meeting but exceeding your expectations, ensuring that your special day is nothing less than extraordinary.

Select from our refined and generously proportioned banqueting suites, such as the enchanting Buckingham Suite, capable of accommodating up to 220 guests or the intimate Frogmore Suite for 110. We hold licenses for civil ceremonies, enabling you to host all aspects of your celebration in one convenient location. Our accomplished chefs have earned 2 AA Rosettes as a testament to their exceptional culinary prowess, offering an array of delectable options for your wedding breakfast.

Besides our outstanding traditional British cuisine, we also take pride in hosting an authentic Indian kitchen on-site for those seeking an Indian culinary experience. Our chefs, known for their adaptability and extensive expertise, are enthusiastic about tailoring their offerings to meet your unique preferences.

As a special treat for the bride and groom, we offer a range of complimentary services, including the luxury of a suite where you can enjoy a delightful breakfast served right in the comfort of your room.

Your guests can also indulge in discounted accommodations and enjoy access to the Esprit Wellness & Spa, a haven featuring a 19-meter indoor heated pool with comfortable sun lounges, an extensive Life Fitness Gym, revitalizing sauna, a steam room, and a wide array of invigorating Monu spa treatments.

  • Asian-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Asian wedding
In the city
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Crowne Plaza Reading East

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
20 reviews
98% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value for money
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Latest reviews

Joan Sent on 13/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Really stunning venue and amazing staff who were attentive and helpful throughout our special day. Thank you!
Maggie Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you and all the staff for all you did

Just a note to thank you and all the staff for all you did on Saturday (and Sunday morning). All the guests told us they were delighted with everything that Holiday Inn provided and it worked into a lovely day for us all.
Mel Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you very much to the Holiday Inn. 5 Star

My Husband and I had our Renewal of vows Ceremony and Reception at the Holiday Inn Hotel. From the initial meeting until the final day the staff at the hotel did everything for us to make our day so special. A very professional but also personal service was provided at all times. Our Wedding Coordinator was fabulous to work with during our whole experience. The hotel staff in general have been very kind and also give an outstanding service at all times. The food at our reception was definitely 5***** . All our guests commented on the food being exceptional. The whole day ran very smoothly and we were able to enjoy every moment. Thank you very much to the Holiday Inn. 5***
I Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The most fantastic wedding reception of all time!

Many heartfelt thanks go out to you and your team for organizing us like crazy and helping us to have the most fantastic wedding reception of all time! We have such fond memories of the day
Karat Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You for everything

Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for everything. We had the most amazing day. It was everything we had dreamed of and you, the team, and everyone else helped make it perfect! Thanks once again.
Jan Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic day

We had a fantastic day couldn’t have asked for more. Special Thank you for all of your help and support leading up to the day and during the ceremony. Your team were all very helpful. There have been some lovely comments made to us about the wedding day and what a good job had been done by your team and what a lovely venue
Jade Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was perfect

We thought the event went very smoothly. The room was setup beautifully. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The desserts were indeed delicious. The staff were attentive without being too intrusive. We only had two young kids attending, and I thought it was a nice touch when they asked if they wanted ice-cream! That went down very well. Please thank the two staff in attendance on our behalf. I could not fault it in any way. The day was perfect. I would definitely use the venue again if I were to host another event.
Caz Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful day

Thank you so much, we had a wonderful day. Everyone enjoyed themselves and please pass on our thanks to the Chef - fabulous food and thanks to all of the team who contributed
Raj Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A pleasant surprise

We had a great time at your hotel and the service was excellent. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of The Indian dinner. The venue was spacious and modern. I have nothing but praise for the services provided.
Sharon Sent on 26/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

We just wanted to say a special “Thank You” for all the time, attention and effort you have given to organising our Special Day from start to finish.

The first thing that struck us when we met, having already visited a number of venues, was that you were the first person in a professional capacity to actually congratulate us on our engagement.

Furthermore, our visit, (unlike the other venues), had been completely unplanned and unannounced, and yet the time you spent with us and the enthusiasm with which you discussed the possibilities of our day was far over and above what we had previously experienced!

Throughout the planning of our venue, you were courteous, organised and a very calming and reassuring influence – in short, everything we needed you to be!

You have played a major role in helping us to achieve our perfect day!
K Sent on 17/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

A big thank you to all!!

We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone that helped contribute to making our wedding the most perfect day of our lives so far.

Thanks again for everything: we truly did have our perfect day!
Tanya Sent on 06/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Service

Thank you very much for all your hard work in preparing and seeing out our wedding day. All staff involved on the day were fantastic and the food was sublime. We and all of our guests were very impressed with the venue.
Simon Sent on 06/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding venue

We recently enjoyed our wedding at this hotel, and are so very pleased that we did. Right from the moment we visited the hotel to view the facilities to the moment we checked out following the wedding, we were looked after with care and attention to detail. To be honest, we thought we would have a look at the hotel, and were not expecting much - after all, the name doesn't sound all that romantic.... But when we were shown around, we were impressed by how clean, modern and pleasant the hotel was. Our wedding co-ordinator, Liz was great - great advice and support in the run-up to the wedding, and flexible with the menu choices, timings and - everything really. On the day, we had absolute confidence in Liz, Marcin and the rest of the events team that everything would run smoothly, and it did, with not a single hitch (well, not that we were aware of anyway!). The wedding breakfast was excellent. Absolutely could not fault it, and although we were both too full and busy to sample the buffet later, we have been assured that it too was excellent! Throughout the planning stages and during our stay, we found the staff to be noting but friendly, efficient and professional. Whilst the environs do not provide traditional wedding photo vistas, our photographer was able to get some great shots in the outside courtyard (which we had all to ourselves on a Saturday). Couples - don't be put off by the unromantic name! This hotel is much more than it says on the tin!
Faith Sent on 06/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service

Last Saturday 25th May my husband and I attended the wedding of our son, Michael Bowerman, at the Holiday Inn. We would like to extend a huge “Thank you” to you personally, and also to the catering and hospitality team. You ensured the day went perfectly; we commend you on excellent personal service. The food was superbly cooked and presented, and the staff at all times friendly and helpful. Thank you again for making our son’s wedding a most memorable day.
Chris Sent on 05/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

A Fabulous Day

Karen and I would like to thank you and your team for the efforts you put into our wedding on Saturday.

We had a fabulous day, the team worked hard on the day, and special thanks to Pav who kept it all on track.

Many Thanks,
Chris & Karen
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