The Reading Rooms

(20 reviews) 20 5
Church Road Alby Norfolk NR11 7HF
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About The Reading Rooms

Church Road, Alby
Norfolk, NR11 7HF

Welcome to The Reading Room, a lovingly restored 17th century historic building located in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. With its dramatic vaulted ceiling and chandelier, this bespoke venue will capture both your heart and imagination, and is exclusively yours for the day.

Easily accessible, we are located close to the stunning North Norfolk Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 15 miles from the centre of Norwich.

The Reading Room is an exclusive use venue that provides a unique atmosphere and intimacy for your special day. Licenced for Weddings and Civil partnership ceremonies, the venue seats 80 guests inside or in the garden as part of a duo ceremony, with additional guests welcome for the evening.

We are ideally situated next to the ancient Church of St Ethelberts, and just a stone’s throw from many other gorgeous Norfolk Churches.

Our magnificent walled gardens, surround The Reading Room with an abundance of old English flowers rich with wildlife. A meandering path through the woods leads to a pergola walkway covered in fragrant roses and honeysuckle. The lawns provide a perfect space for welcome drinks and canapes followed by fun garden games or just to sit and relax in the afternoon sun.

As a family run wedding venue, we are passionate about creating your 'happily ever after'. We work closely with our selected Norfolk caterers who will create a bespoke menu from table feasts, afternoon teas and street food to formal dining, delivering a first-class service.

The Reading Room creates a magical setting for your wedding day, with enchanting gardens and a truly special building full of history and character. 

To arrange a viewing or for more information, please do get in touch: 01263 761963 or

• Exclusive use of the venue for your day, perfect for intimate weddings • A hidden gem in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside • A family owned venue just 15 miles from Norwich City Centre • The Reading Room is licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies • Magical English country garden setting • Flexibility to truly create the wedding of your dreams with no packages or corkage charges

Facilities at The Reading Rooms

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Reading Rooms Location

The Reading Rooms, Church Road, Alby, Norfolk, NR11 7HF

Church Road Alby Norfolk NR11 7HF
01263 761963
20 5

The Reading Rooms Reviews (20)

The most magical day
Venue Service

By Polly & Adam, on 07 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

The most magical day made perfect with the help of Simon and Jo! We had our wedding here on the 4th August and it was perfect. The setting was amazing and everything ran smoothly, communication was brilliant from day one and they helped in everyone way they could! I would highly recommend this venue for a special event! Thanks again, Polly and Adam.

Laura & Andys Wedding
Venue Service

By Andrew Woods, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

First a massive thank you to Simon and Jo. The venue was absolutely stunning and could not of imagined a more beautiful place to marry. The help and support leading up to the wedding and the big day itself was amazing from Simon and Jo. Thank you.

Nicola & Sams Wedding
Venue Service

By Nicola Smith, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

Thank you so much for everything Simon and Jo. We simply had the best day ever at Your beautiful Reading Rooms. Thank you for all your help and support before and on the day. A day and a special venue we will always remember. Thanks again xxx

Jean & Marks Wedding
Venue Service

By Jean Storey, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 31 May 2018

Mark and I married at The Reading Room on 31 May 2018. It is a really beautiful Venue which we thoroughly recommend. We have had so many positive comments from our guests and if we could do it all over again we would definitely choose the Reading Room. Many thanks are due to Simon and Jo for their very helpful advice and attention at all times. Rated 100% perfect!

Stuart & Karls Wedding
Venue Service

By Stuart Skate, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

We write to give our sincere thanks for providing us with an absolutely fantastic venue for us to enjoy our very special day and to share with our guests. Simon and Jo helped us enormously with setting up tables, decorative lighting and even their two girls were happy to be involved with helping us make the small table flower decorations. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble and this enabled us to be totally confident that our arrangements were carried out meticulously. Such a lovely genuine couple with an absolutely stunning wedding venue, providing us with the magical, romantic ambience that we wanted and one that can sometimes be lost in a larger less intimate setting. We were fortunate enough with the weather to enjoy a duel ceremony, with our guests being seated outside, leaving the room set up with the flowers and decorations. The winding gravel pathway provided the perfect entrance for us the walk down to greet our guests accompanied by our two Œbest dogs¹. Both Simon and Jo were on hand the day before and also throughout the day, evening and also the following day. We wish them every success for the future as they deserve to do extremely well.

Julie & Simons Wedding
Venue Service

By Julie Moore, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 12 May 2018

Thank you so much Jo and Simon It was such a perfect day, everything went so well and the venue was just so beautiful, thank you to you both and to James Robinson and zest media who were just fantastic ?? xx

Emma & Georges Wedding
Venue Service

By Emma Lake, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

This beautiful venue was a fantastic place to hold our reception. A wonderful space with natural light and lovely grounds to explore. Simon was very kind and ensured our day went without a hitch.

Becky & Joshs Wedding
Venue Service

By Josh Sutton, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 2017

We got married on 4th November at this fantastic venue. From day one, Jo and Simon were brilliant, helping us with all of our questions along the way. This venue is stunning and requires only personalising touches, and Jo and Simon helped us get everything set up the day before. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly the day ran from the ceremony to the tables and the evening entertainment. We couldn't have found a perfect place to get married. Thank you so much, what a wonderful day.

Jodie & Ollies Wedding
Venue Service

By Jodie McPherson, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2017

Words cannot explain just how perfect the reading room was for our wedding. Every single guest commented on it and said how amazing the venue was. The grounds and gardens are lovely and the building itself was everything we could have wished for-you are spoilt for choice in terms of photo locations. Full credit to Jo and Simon for creating the perfect wedding venue. It doesn't even need a great deal of decorating, it's amazing just as it is.

Penny & Adrians Wedding
Venue Service

By Adrian Murray, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

If you are looking for a beautiful and unique wedding venue that offers choice and flexibility with regards to catering, drinks and entertainment then The Reading Room in Alby, Norfolk will be everything you are looking for. We held our wedding at The Reading Room in September 2017 and we were delighted with the venue and impressed by the professional service provided by Simon and Jo who were supportive, flexible and helpful throughout the planning, on the wedding day and the day after! We visited over 20 wedding venues in Norfolk, Suffolk, Scotland and abroad and this was the only venue that met all of our criteria - a beautiful setting; flexibility with the catering, drinks and entertainment so that our wedding would be unique to us; friendly, patient and helpful owners who were very accommodating during our many planning visits; and great value for money. All of our guests commented positively about The Reading Room. We highly recommend The Reading Room in Alby, Norfolk as a wedding venue; the gardens are beautiful, the building has been renovated to a very high standard and it provides the perfect place for a wedding ceremony and reception. Thank you to Simon and Jo for renovating this lovely building and making it available as a Norfolk wedding venue.

Heather & Matts Wedding
Venue Service

By Heather Goudie, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

We had our wedding ceremony and reception here at the weekend, 2nd September and it is a real gem of a building set in beautiful grounds, just what we were looking for. Jo and Simon are lovely, really helpful and let you have the freedom to style the day and venue how you want it. When the sun is shining the gardens are a pure joy. I can't recommend it enough. Thank you so much!

Donna & James Wedding
Venue Service

By James Pearson, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2017

We got married at The Reading Rooms in August and could not have asked for a more perfect location. The Reading Rooms has been restored to a very high standard and looks amazing. It is a perfect, intimate location that allows you to put your own touch on it. Jo and Simon are fantastic hosts and couldn't do enough for us. Would highly recommend.

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