The Reading Rooms

(40 reviews) 40 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 info@readingroomweddings.co.uk




• 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
Church
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Unique 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 Reviews (40)

A beautiful venue.
Venue Service

By Ben & Amber, on 27 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2019

We celebrated our wedding and reception at The Reading Room. We had originally booked for a November wedding, but due to a family member's ill health, we decided to move it forward to July. Simon and Jo were exceptionally understanding and worked with us to find a date that worked. They genuinely made the whole process so seamless and were beyond helpful with the setup, the day itself and the pack up. All of our guests commented on what an amazing job we did of picking a beautiful venue. It really is such a great place, with an amazing team, I can't recommend it highly enough! Ben & Amber Taylor x

We could not have had a more perfect day
Venue Service

By Gemma & Adam, on 27 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

Me and Adam got married at the Reading Room on 22nd June 2019 and we couldn't have had a more perfect day. From the second we first viewed the Reading Rooms, we knew it was the perfect venue for us, absolutely beautifully restored and finished and set in the stunning gardens. Simon and Jo were amazing from the very beginning, answering all our questions (no matter how silly) and giving us lots of advice and reassurance. On the wedding day they worked tirelessly and professionally and made sure everything ran smoothly for us. We have had so many comments from our guests about how wonderful the venue is! we cannot thank you enough for making our day so special. Gemma and Adam

Wish we could do it all again!
Venue Service

By Lorna & Adam, on 03 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

Me and Adam got married at the The Reading Room, Alby on the 11th May 2019. We had the most amazing day and wish we could do it all again! Jo and Simon from start to finish were fantastic, they were always there via email or telephone in the midst of planning our day and offered lots of support! On the day they were so busy beavering away in the background making sure our day ran smoothly and made it simply perfect! They really do go the extra mile! The venue itself is stunning and all our guests commented on how beautiful it was and really enjoyed the day ???????????? thank you!

A day we will never forget
Venue Service

By Brooke Dillimore, on 03 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 04 May 2019

We had our wedding at The Reading Room on the 4th May. It was a perfect venue for our small rustic wedding. The building and grounds are stunning and Simon and Jo helped to make our day, a day we will never forget. The guests commented on how beautiful The Reading Room is. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue and we are so grateful to Simon and Jo for making sure all of our finer details were in place before and throughout the day. Thank you both

Our guests loved the Reading Room
Venue Service

By Emma & Jason, on 27 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

We had our wedding reception at the Reading Room in April 2019. It has been beautifully renovated and is set in a lovely garden which provides a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos. An oak pergola is a great recent addition to the outside space. Our guests loved the Reading Room and have been very complementary of it. The owners, Jo and Simon, work incredibly hard to make everything run smoothly, even arranging site visits for us directly with our caterer and photographer. They are so flexible and well organised, and we are immensely grateful to them both for their assistance in planning our reception. Not to mention going above and beyond on the day itself and actually assembling our homemade wedding cake for us! We would not hesitate to recommend the Reading Room and would like to say a very big thank you once again to Jo and Simon for all their help. Emma & Jason

Our guests loved the Reading Room
Venue Service

By Emma & Jason, on 27 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

We had our wedding reception at the Reading Room in April 2019. It has been beautifully renovated and is set in a lovely garden which provides a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos. An oak pergola is a great recent addition to the outside space. Our guests loved the Reading Room and have been very complementary of it. The owners, Jo and Simon, work incredibly hard to make everything run smoothly, even arranging site visits for us directly with our caterer and photographer. They are so flexible and well organised, and we are immensely grateful to them both for their assistance in planning our reception. Not to mention going above and beyond on the day itself and actually assembling our homemade wedding cake for us! We would not hesitate to recommend the Reading Room and would like to say a very big thank you once again to Jo and Simon for all their help. Emma & Jason

Our wedding was truly amazing
Venue Service

By Sophie & James, on 18 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2019

We got married at the Reading Rooms on Saturday 13th April 2019. Where do we start... Simon and Jo from start to finish were professional, friendly and very supportive with our vision for our day. It’s a very beautiful venue and on our first visit we knew instantly it was the perfect place for us. Also having the freedom to make the day your own makes it a super special place. Surrounded by beautiful Norfolk fields and the beautiful gardens our guests loved the venue and the intimate feel of the day?? We can’t recommend the reading rooms enough our wedding was truly amazing?? Thank you!!

The venue itself is stunning
Venue Service

By Ade & Lucy, on 17 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Nov 2018

Simon and Jo were really helpful before, during, and after the ceremony. The venue itself is stunning (and our wedding was on a chilly autumn afternoon/evening) and very well managed. Most highly recommended. Ade and Lucy

A truly wonderful day
Venue Service

By Rob & Tida, on 17 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Nov 2018

We had our wedding here in November, Simon and Jo helped to make it a truly wonderful day, they were so supportive throughout, the venue is beautiful and you can see all the hours of hard work that has gone into making it this way, brilliant location, would highly recommend it.

Definitely a day to remember!
Venue Service

By Emily & Graham Smith, on 17 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

We can't thank Jo and Simon enough for making our wedding day back in October so special. We honestly couldn't have chosen a better venue, everyone commented on how perfect it was! Jo and Simon were very accommodating and extremely helpful especially with their supplier recommendations, which made everything run so smoothly on the day. We even had the October sunshine to make the venue and grounds look even more beautiful, definitely a day to remember! We would highly recommend The Reading Room to anyone. Graham and Emily xx

Every aspect of the was perfect
Venue Service

By Mother & Father of the Bride, on 03 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

Dear Jo & Simon, We would like to thank you so much for helping make the wedding of Emily & Graham such a fantastic occasion. Every aspect of the day was perfect and when we now look back our abiding memory is of calm & serenity which you both exuded not only on the day but throughout. Wishing you all the very best for the future. Jayne & Paul Handford

Gorgeous venue & brilliant hosts.
Venue Service

By Mike Ruddick Father of the Bride, on 03 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

Gorgeous venue, so well cared for with lovely gardens and super attention to details. Simon and Jo could not have been more helpful and quietly made sure everything was running smoothly on the day. Brilliant hosts. Thank you so much. Charlotte and Mike

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