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Last update: November 2023

Located in Reading, Berkshire, Crowne Plaza Reading is a hotel wedding venue brimming with elegance and luxury. A waterfront gem on the banks of the River Thames, it is a wonderful option for couples who wish to wed in style. Its combination of traditional and contemporary architecture is sure to charm your loved ones. With a selection of event spaces, amenities, and guest rooms, this venue can provide the perfect backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

At Crowne Plaza Reading, up to 200 of your friends and relatives can join you to celebrate your matrimony. The venue is home to several function rooms, all of which boast private terraces. Around 50 of your loved ones can be with you for your ceremony in the Caversham suite, an intimate event space ideal for a romantic event. The Riversuite is suitable for larger gatherings, capable of hosting 180 wedding-goers. If the weather is nice, you can enjoy a reception on the Riversuite terrace. Here, you can mix and mingle with guests while admiring the scenic views of the river. The hotel's leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, and gym.

Services Offered

Crowne Plaza Reading's dedicated wedding coordinator can't wait to speak with you about your marital vision. They will pull out all the stops to ensure that your occasion is as unique as the loving bond that you and your partner share. Their packages have a range of eye-catching features, such as menu tastings, complimentary overnight stays for the newlyweds, free parking, and preferential accommodation rates for wedding guests.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the city
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
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
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Diane F. Sent on 18/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Riverside Location

Since 2014 I've been proud to be a recommended supplier at the Crowne Plaza. Highlights include taking Brides and Grooms onto Caversham Bridge and across the other side of the River Thames to the picturesque Caversham Court Gardens for couple portraits. I've also photographed onboard a boat going up the River Thames to Mapledurham lock and back which was a nice touch during the drinks reception before embarking for dinner at the hotel. Wedding Breakfasts at the Crowne Plaza have always been delicious! It has been great working with their wedding coordinators and catering teams over the years. All the staff I've had the pleasure of working with are helpful, polite and friendly. I also know people who have stayed at the hotel and returned on several occasions using it as a base when visiting family and friends in Reading.
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Amy Sent on 02/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Great day

Organizing our wedding at Crowne Plaza was so easy with Beata. Responded quickly to emails, answered all of our questions, kind and lovely
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Emma Sent on 02/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful day

Beata was always very efficient. Other members too as everything went like clockwork. Special mention to the chef who made my picky French family comment the food was good
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James Sent on 12/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

5star

Just want to say thank you for everything you have done for us getting ready for our wedding day at the Crowne Plaza.
We had an amazing day and everything was perfect.
Big thank you to Winstone for stepping in for George. Winstone made sure everything was spot on and was even there to greet us for breakfast the following morning.
The food was perfect and everyone commented on how nice it was.
The bar staff was great too.

Would highly recommend the hotel to anyone getting married.
Thank you so so much.

5star to you Beata and to Winstone.

Thank you and take care

Love James and Tania Goldsmith
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Sophia Sent on 08/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

Thank you so much for helping me to have my perfect wedding. Your staff were friendly, efficient and super helpful. Everyone loved the food.
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Mary Sent on 13/12/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue

Hi Beata,

We both agreed the wedding day was the best day of our lives, everything went so smoothly and it was amazing from start to finish.

The hotel looked amazing, all of the staff were really friendly and went the extra mile to be helpful and there have been lots of compliments about the great food as well.

Since returning from holiday, we've spoken to many of the guests who all complimented the hotel saying what a lovely venue it was and how much they enjoyed the day.

We're both so grateful everyone was flexible with the timings, we arrived late because the car taking me had to be replaced as it broke down on the way to my parents house to collect me to take me to the church! Because of this it meant we were running behind with everything and I know the speeches ran over too (largely down to Dave!) but the staff seemed to take this in their stride and everything was rearranged with no panic.

Dave and I would also like to say a huge thank you to you Beata. I know it was crazy trying to sort out the room allocations and I was constantly altering things so we're grateful for your patience. You were brilliant from the moment we first sat down with you to discuss the possibility of holding our reception there and I know you worked tirelessly to make sure everything was arranged perfectly for us and always with a smile on your face.

This meant so much to both of us and my parents so a massive thank you to you and everyone at the hotel who made our day so special.

All our best wishes,

Mary and David Boyle xx
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Arpi Sent on 23/06/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Great

We had a great day, all our guests loved the food and had fabulous time!
Thank you for all your help!
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Linda Sent on 23/06/2013
5 out of 5 rating
Having just returned from our honeymoon in last night this is the first opportunity we have had
to say a really big thank you to yourselves and all the staff who made our day so successful.
We have heard no complaints, only praise. :)
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Hayley Sent on 10/08/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Great Day

The wedding was wonderful - the weather was wonderful and everything seemed to go perfectly to plan.
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Marissa Sent on 03/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Service

Just wanted to say thanks to all at the Crowne Plaza for all your hard work on our wedding day. The service was fantastic. I am still waiting for our photos but will be sure to send you some of the room when i get them, it looked amazing!
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John Sent on 03/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Day

Hi Moira,

Many thanks for your efforts in making mine and Skyes wedding such a beautiful day. We had a lovely time, and everything went perfectly.
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Jill Sent on 03/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant

Hi Moira,

Thank you so much for your patience when trying to organise our wedding. Please pass on our thanks also to Graham who was brillaint on the night. Everyone was impressed with the quality of the food and the room and in fact everything - we certainly didn''t receive any complaints or moans.

Thanks again
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Claire Sent on 03/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

To Vanessa & Team,

Thank you so much for keeping us organised on our wedding reception, we had a really great day & evryone we have spoken to have said what a great day & evening thay had also.

Thank you for all the hard work & long hours you put in.

Best wishes
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Anonymous Sent on 03/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Most amazing day

I am just writing to thank you and all your staff for making our wedding day so special. Everyone was very helpful over the last few months and on the day Vanessa really did the best job anyone could have done she really outdid herself and all the guests complimented her on such a great job. Everyone had the most amazing time and we would like to thank you all. It was perfect
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Anonymous Sent on 02/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable

A little something to say thank you for all the effort you made to give us a memorable wedding. It was a great success
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