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Last update: June 2024

Located in Reading, Berkshire, De Vere Wokefield Estate is a charming venue that hosts memorable weddings and other milestone occasions. This beautiful property is set within 250 acres of private land and overlooks stunning Berkshire countryside. For those seeking to wed away from the big city noise, De Vere Wokefield Estate could be the venue for you.

Facilities and Capacity

This mansion dates back to the 16th century and others a variety of indoor and outdoor events spaces. Such areas beautifully blend both modern amenities with the original architecture. In times gone by, this estate has been the family home of nobles, dignitaries and notable members of society for many generations. The house is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 300 guests, allowing you to enjoy your whole day of wedding celebrations in the historic splendour of the building. Following your ceremony, the main house can host wedding breakfasts with between 30 and 250 guests, whilst our Wokefield Suite in the separate modern building can seat up to 400 guests for a ceremony and 300 for a reception.

Services Offered

The team at De Vere Wokefield Estate take pride in their attention to detail and focuses on the little things that make your wedding a success. The dedicated events staff and on-site coordinator will work closely with you to ensure that no stone is left unturned. This committed approach gives you further peace of mind and allows you to simply enjoy your wedding day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Large hotel
Outdoor license

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:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

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
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for De Vere Wokefield Estate

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5.0 out of 5 rating
84 reviews
99% recommend it
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Amy H. Sent on 23/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and brilliant staff

Our wedding was incredible and it could not have been done without our wedding co-ordinater Louise! We loved the venue straight away with its stunning grounds and beautiful rooms! We were praying for an outdoor wedding but sadly the British weather had it鈥檚 way but the team were brilliant supporting us to make a decision and moving us inside to make the ceremony gorgeous! All the staff were really lovely and super helpful on the day! My husband and I sat the day after and said we could not have asked for any more from the team there and we had the best day!
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Tom H. Sent on 02/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding, Finally!

You would have thought organising a Wedding with the ever changing conditions of a Pandemic would be stressful, however with the incredible staff on hand at the DeVere, this process was no more stressful than booking a table at a restaurant.

Nattasia and Tasha were both incredibly helpful, with Tasha being on furlough for a year she still kept in contact with us keeping us updated.

When we had to re book, and rebook again the venue were an absolute pleasure to deal with and there was never a hint of a post covid price hike or additional add ons, in fact we even got a second food tasting as the menu had changed.

Me and my wife had some very odd and bespoke requests which were all dealt with with a smile and an open mind.

On the day despite there being a few speedbumps the venue staff handled them without my wife ever knowing about them, which I would recommend to any Man that this be a target! It is her day afterall.

Once the ceremony started my job was done and at no point through the day were we bothered with issues. Everything just happened! And they happened exactly as we asked. The only anxious moment was when we realised we had totally forgotten about a few things not mentioned for 18 months. But perhaps unsurprisingly the venue staff dealt with them exactly as we had requested in 2019.

Our hotel room was exquisite! Holly did an amazing job to make the room the room an absolute joy to come back too after our wedding breakfast! Gifts balloons and Champagne all laid on unexpectedly, as well as some very cute cuddly toys which we were encouraged to take with us as a memento, to which ablighed!

The food was amazing and venue just perfect.
This really was the wedding of our dreams and could not have been better dealt with.

I cannot recommend the DeVere enough for a Wedding venue, especially after the horror stories we heard from other friends who weren't so lucky to be here for their postponed weddings over the last few years.

5 stars all day long!
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Johalmurphy Sent on 24/08/2020
4.6 out of 5 rating

Finally Married

We booked a ceremony and wedding breakfast with Wokefield that unfortunately we had to cancel due to lockdown. Our experience with Wokefield from day one was positive. We Had Tasha as our wedding planner and she was so friendly and helpful, always happy to help. As soon as the government said weddings could not go ahead, Wokefield contacted us and made that whole process easy to handle. When weddings were allowed again we contacted Wokefield again so we could just do a ceremony and again the customer service was great, friendly staff who are happy to accommodate your needs. On the day they gave us a golf buggy to be able to take our wedding photos and a nice member of staff called Bevin drove us around and helped us on a very hot day. I would highly recommend Wokefield as a wedding venue, it is picturesque and the staff really do make the process easy in what can be a stressful time.
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Bryony Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Firstly yourself for being with us since the first booking and putting us at ease after a bad experience with De Vere Latimer Estate, even little things on the day like getting a meal changed for Karl's step dad as he ordered the wrong thing and helping my mum with her corsage. You made getting married 3 hours away from where we live so easy. You were always our first point of contact and always got back to any requests as quick as possible. You really were amazing!
Damian, he could not do enough for us, anything we asked for he made sure he sorted it. The restaurant on Friday was fully booked but he made sure he got us a table. Again with getting Karl a slot to play golf. He never made us feel like anything was too much. We has asked for Karl's dad to have coke on the table for the wedding breakfast as he can't have alcohol due to medical reasons and Damian made sure it was on there ready for him, little things like this are what make the day special.
Liam, same as above and he was really good at going through the paperwork with me and making sure they had everything down. He even took me through the wedding room at 11pm the night before so he could make sure everything was right.
Rachel, she worked the bar and any time we were in the building she would come and have a chat and let us know little tips on how things have worked for previous weddings to give us some ideas, she even showed us the pop up bar on a previous visit so we could see it and we really appreciated everything she did.
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Jemma Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day of Our Lives

We had our Civil Wedding and Engagement ceremony at this beautiful De Vere hotel earlier this year and we had the best day of our lives. Everything ran so smoothly, the staff (in particular Andy from Operations and Natasha from wedding & events were great! The lengths they went to ensure our day was perfect was really appreciated and all our family and friends were very impressed with the venue. The hospitality I was provided for my stay by Andy was excellent aswell and he made me feel very at ease before my big day. Overall, I couldn鈥檛 recommend this venue enough, not only is it beautiful from the inside and outside but the staff are very accommodating. Thank you to the De Vere team.
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Amie Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Above & Beyond

All team members were incredibly helpful. Natassia Robinson, Tasha Eden and Damien all went out of their
way to make sure we had a very special day. Thank you all.
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Laura Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Big Thank You

We wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in making our wedding such a fab day! We enjoyed every minute and really appreciated knowing that all the arrangements were in such safe hands and that all the small details were taken care of ?? We have had lots of comments from our guests about how much they liked the venue and how good the food was! I did also want to pass on particular thanks to Helen who coordinated the wedding breakfast - it was so well organised and the tables were set up beautifully (I couldn't have done it better myself!).
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Alanna Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Extra Special

The staff at the venue from the managers to the wedding planner, bar staff, waitresses etc all went the extra
mile. All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue, grounds, service food and drinks were. I
would highly recommend this venue for a wedding or likewise event. They really made our big day extra
special for us.
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Jenny Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent

Natassia Robinson was truly amazing, nothing was too much trouble for her. Natassia is a credit to you.
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Jane Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Personal Touch

Hey Tasha

We cant thank you enough for everything you, Natassia and Damian have done for us. The day, the night and our room for the night were amazing!! Great touch with our robes we cant wait to use those when we are home, the kalms, painkillers and energy drinks were such a personal touch
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Jemma Sent on 07/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Big big big thank you

Hope you are well. Apologies for the delay in emailing, just wanted to say a BIG BIG BIG thank you to yourself and all the De Vere staff. Cannot thank you enough, the day was perfect, all our family and friends fell in love with your venue and everyone had such a nice day! Thanks for everything.
Thanks
Jemma
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Soneji Sent on 07/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most Perfect Day

Thank you so much!!! I鈥檝e been meaning to email you this last week but got a little caught up.

Thank you for absolutely everything, you were such a pleasure to work with and you helped us have the most perfect day. You were always so super patient with me, and having you there with us on the day was really nice.

The staff and everybody at the hotel were all so accommodating and I would highly
Recommend it as a wedding venue for future couples.

Once I do get any pictures back I will definitely send them on to you.
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Vikki Sent on 07/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

I cant wait for our anniversay to re visit

On a nicer note, I hadn鈥檛 thanked you all for your amazing efforts to make sure the day ran so smoothly! Everyone had a fantastic time! The food was unreal, bar staff were very efficient. it was perfect on your part and I cannot thank you all enough

I can鈥檛 wait for our anniversary to be able to visit again!

Kindest regards

Vikki
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Manuella Sent on 07/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help with Dami & Steven wedding, and also to Liam and Helen on the day - please pass on my thanks to them.

Looking forward to working together again in the future.
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Matthew Sent on 07/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Special day so wonderful.

Natassia Robinson is a phenomenal representative of your business and services. She made every effort to
ensure the everything was as easy and painless as possible from the moment we met her, throughout the
entire planning process, the actual day and even after the event. As well as the beautiful venue, Natassia
was an integral part of our decision to chose the Wokefield Estate. I cannot thank her enough for her support,
advice and her hands on role in delivering what was a 99% perfect day. I only wish she could have stayed on
longer to enjoy the party. She totally over delivered on our expectations.
Also special thanks to Chef Peter and his team who were extremely welcoming and fully open and supportive
of our food requirements. Our exotic canapes and certain individual's dietary requirements were catered for
perfectly and without fuss.
Also special thanks to the toast master Simon who's experience in keeping to a tight schedule was
invaluable.
My only small criticisms are:-
1. The service was a little slow in getting to all of the guests, but this may have been to our large increase in
numbers.
2. The clear-up team were perhaps a little too keen and many guests ended up losing favours. We also lost 3
novelty hats which have sentimental value as they were hand made in Venezuela and then hand carried
through several countries to the UK.
This takes very little away from the occasion however and can't thank the whole team enough for making our
special day so wonderful
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De Vere Wokefield Estate Real Weddings

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Events

22 Sep
Open Door

Located in the Mansion House, their Winter Wedding Fair, co-hosted with Berkshire Wedding Fairs, is the perfect place to get some inspiration for your big day.

With over 40+ suppliers in attendance across the wedding industry from bridalwear to decor to cakes, this is the ideal opportunity to have a chat with them to plan and create your dream wedding day.

Their venue will also be dressed for the occasion, so if you are yet to find your wedding venue, have a chat with their friendly Wedding Team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions and give show-rounds of their beautiful venue.

The fair is open from 11 am - 3 pm, and you are welcome to turn up any time.

Onsite parking is complimentary and they will also be serving a glass of bubbles and canapes on your arrival.

Date: From 22/09/2024 to 22/09/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Goodboys Lane, Reading, Berkshire

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Map

Goodboys Lane RG7 3AE Reading (Berkshire)
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