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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

The Old Mill is a beautiful rural, riverside wedding venue set in the heart of Reading, West Berkshire. Pleasing the eye with its panoramic river views, gentle streams, and breath-taking surroundings, The Old Mill is a distinct setting worthy of an enchanting wedding celebration.

In this family-run venue, you can rest assured that your visions and milestones will be well looked after. From intimate ceremonies to larger celebrations, the team prides themselves on providing a bespoke service, empowering you to create the unique and magical day you have dreamt of.

Facilities and Capacity

Steeped in traditional charm, The Old Mill is an undeniably picturesque - set amongst 22 acres of lush countryside. On a site that dates back to 1086, this Grade II listed building exudes an old English character befitting the Royal County. Its original oak beams, stone bridges, and aged water wheel will only enhance your country-inspired theme, enthralling loved ones in the process. Licenced for ceremonies, the venue offers a choice of settings to tie the knot in splendour.

Our newly refurbished Conservatory is encapsulated by views of the River Kennet, holding up to 94 people for your ceremony. Whilst our Outside Patio area also features views of the flowing river either side, accomodating 94 guests in the beauty of our outside surroundings. For more intimate ceremonies, The Stable Room is an ideal choice, hosting weddings of up to 70 guests.

Immersed in panoramic river views, you and your loved ones can utilise The Old Mill exclusively for your celebrations. With a welcoming drinks reception on our Patio and an abundance of backdrop for photos, our countryside grounds are sure to provide you with a wedding day for you and your guests to remember!

With access from 9:00am on the morning of your wedding, you are welcome to use our Bridal Dressing Room, complete with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco for your bridal party.

Our bar and experienced bar team are available throughout the day to mix you up your favourite tipple. Whether it's a cocktail to accompany your dancing under the stars or a fruity gin to bask in the sunlight with, our bar (which overlooks the River Kennet and setting sunlight) is the perfect place for your guests to raise a toast or two!

Services Offered

Our team have a wealth of knowledge in weddings and events at The Old Mill and are always keen to hear about your visions and ideas as your venue search begins. Viewings are available with Lauren and Chris, our Wedding and Events Specialists, helping you to envisage your day at our riverside wedding venue.

Aiming to keep your events as stress-free as possible, The Old Mill are also proud advocates for The Wed Shed; an onsite styling service. With access to a range of on-trend, stylish decor, your wedding day is certain to look specatular without the stress of setting it up yourself in the morning. Evie and her creative team of stylists are there to ensure you have an aisle walk of dreams, whilst enjoying your morning of pampering and bubbly with friends.

Catering Food Options

We are proud to be partnered with three catering companies: Foster's Catering, The Gentleman Smoker and The Little Kitchen Company. Allowing you to choose your catering team is something The Old Mill take pride in - giving you the opportunity to build your team of wedding suppliers, even down to the food!

With access to a variety of options between them, each of the caterers have something fabulous to offer. From three-course seated dinners, to family sharing BBQs or stone-baked pizzas and loaded fries to welcome your evening reception; there is something for everyone!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

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
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Old Mill

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
24 reviews
98% recommend it
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Charlotte Sent on 24/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue!

My partner and I had our wedding here in June 2023, and wow! We cannot thank Chris and the team at the Old Mill enough. Everything about our day ran so smoothly and the team at the Old Mill were amazing. Our guests, as well as ourselves absolutely loved it there, and cannot recommend it enough to couples!
Layla W. Sent on 30/05/2023
3.8 out of 5 rating

Great day, but their greed has left us hesitant to return

We honestly felt we couldn't fault them on the day. The staff were amazing and helped add to the fun of the wedding. However (all future ideas of returning for other celebrations have now stopped due to lack of trust)...
Something to be aware of; after we paid our deposit and payments were agreed, they did try and sneak in an additional payment without telling us, it was very clearly not included before (I know this because I checked specifically). When I did mention this, they agreed to leave the payment on this occassion and we respectfully stuck to our promises in order to ease their minds that it was the right decision. Fast-forward to a few weeks after our wedding and I am told that they will not be giving us our £250 deposit due to an agreement made with the catering company on the day of the wedding, which my husband and I had no idea of (this should not have been done by either side as I had already put in writing that the kitchen should not be used). The catering company are saying that the venue isn't being truthful and in addition, the venue offered up space for ease, and the venue is saying that the catering company were using things they shouldn't have used. In all honesty, I feel like I'm trying to manage a disagreement between children, and whilst all of this is going on, it is our money being withheld because of an agreement made without our consent. This was raised and the owners had said that because they waivered the additonal charge (that they had added in after agreed prices) and the £85 cake cutting fee (not asked to do, but was done as a goodwill gesture) that this was the fairest conclusion they could come to. Now, after spending around 6k or more, (nevermind the money they took in on the day,) I believe this is just greedy!£250 is a lot of money to us and whatever it is that has happened has nothing to do with us.

Please be wary of "good will gestures" as this may bite you in the butt after! A shame to end our experience in this way.
Emily H. Sent on 22/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

The Old Mill is the perfect wedding venue. The location is stunning and the entire team (especially Chris) are absolutely amazing - it will not disappoint
Cara O. Sent on 22/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Superb venue, fabulous team!

We had our wedding celebration party here for 100 guests and it was completely magical. A recently refurbished patio and gazebo area (plus some April sunshine!) made for a beautiful welcome reception with drinks and canapés. Paellas, a dessert and cheese table and fabulous music from in-house DJ Edd, plus a late license, made for an unforgettable evening. This was a “second time around” wedding for us both and we actually married in Costa Rica in December (just the two of us), but wanted somewhere special to celebrate with family and friends. Lauren and Chris were simply brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and they made the whole experience stress free and hugely enjoyable. Thank you Old Mill- we will be back for future family celebrations!
Harry J. Sent on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Wedding Venue

The Old Mill really is a beautiful venue with a great small team of people running it. From first viewing up until our wedding day the team were amazing.

We cannot fault Chris for his incredible hard work as well as Evie who was great at problem solving when any issues had arisen.

The new software package, Sonas, is perfect for helping to organise the day. When we met with Chris prior to the wedding, he was great with the detail. He was also amazing on the day.

The Old Mill really is the perfect wedding venue. Thank you to the whole team, you really made our special day, perfect.
Kirsty Sent on 19/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue!

The Old Mill is such a beautiful venue. We fell in love with it immediately and our guests loved it too. It’s very pretty in the summer when it is in full bloom. Chris our venue contact was really helpful from the beginning and he helped our day to run very smoothly. Highly recommend this gorgeous quirky venue.
Becci Sent on 08/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

Beautiful old mill venue. Supported by Evie and Chris fully throughout the lead up to the wedding
Gurpreet Sent on 28/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful

We booked the venue pretty much last minute and found the whole process super easy and stress free. Evie handled our booking and was amazing. With the changing government guidelines and restrictions, Evie allowed us to finalise all our decisions a week before the wedding which was so helpful. The venue was stunning and the day turned out perfect.
Andrew Sent on 11/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

An excellent venue with friendly staff.

An excellent venue with friendly staff.
Nothing was too much trouble and went above and beyond expectations.
Good food and sensibly priced bar.
Highly recommended from a very satisfied guest.
Natalie Sent on 11/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The venue itself is just so beautiful

our day has been and gone and we couldn't be happier with how it all turned out.
we cant thank the staff enough and the venue itself is just so beautiful and picturesque everyone commented on the grounds and just how stunning it is.
thank you all so much
love the new Mr & Mrs Gilbert
Louise Sent on 11/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The service was amazing from start to finish.

We had our wedding here in June. The service was amazing from start to finish. The staff were really helpful and were flexible on timings when our meal overran slightly. Was a really amazing day and the venue was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.
Emma Sent on 18/11/2018
4 out of 5 rating


after booking our wedding ceremony and reception with these guys we paid them a large amount of money, they then failed to return any calls and emails which stopped us from being able to plan a trying further, we had no other option but to find another venue, they are now refusing to give us our money back. they really have made planning my wedding a complete nightmare
Rachael Sent on 21/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

We had our wedding here in September and it was the most amazing day! The venue and grounds are beautiful; the whole place has a really personal, intimate feel. The food was lovely, bar was well stocked and the staff were brilliant. I want to do it all again!
Jason Sent on 20/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic place. Very friendly and accommodating s

We were married there 02 June 2018. Fantastic place. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Stunning grounds and most importantly they listened to and delivered exactly what we asked for.
Rosie Sent on 20/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

We got married at the Old Mill in May and couldn’t have asked for a more lovely day. The venue itself is stunning, with plenty of opportunities for photos in a wonderful setting. What I wasn’t expecting was how well they looked after us. On arriving for the reception (our ceremony was at a nearby church), we were presented with glasses of prosecco and met our master of ceremonies, who was brilliant and kept the day on track for us so we could relax. All the staff were really friendly and accommodating. The rooms looked lovely – the table settings they use are very elegant. On top of that the food was really good, and the bar is pretty much pub prices, unlike at many wedding venues. We are very grateful to everyone involved for a wonderful day!
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