The Reading Rooms

(36 reviews) 36 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
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 (36)

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
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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 wedding was truly amazing
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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

The most beautiful venue
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By Emily Sims, on 03 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

The most beautiful venue, made even better with the help of Simon and Jo always being on hand to help everything run smoothly! We had the best day, thank you x

A fantastic venue and a truely fantastic day.
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By Rob Stephens Father of the Bride, on 03 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

As father of the bride I could not have wished for a better wedding for my daughter and her husband, made possible by the amazing help and attention to detail from Simon and Jo. A fantastic venue and a truely fantastic day. Thankyou both so much for everything.

The exceptional venue!
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By Erin Pull, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

Where do you start with the Reading Room... the exceptional venue? So beautifully finished and everything you could possibly need on your special day has been thought of. The beautiful grounds? In the lead up to our day we’ve been on different occasions, spring, summer, autumn...and on each occasion the garden is immaculately manicured and has spectacular points of interest. The wonderful hosts? Jo and Simon are made for their roles, they are both such a calming influence, nothing is ever too much and on the day itself they are not intrusive but somehow seem to just be there when you need them. Thank you both for a stunning day on the 8th September we will treasure our memories on that special day forever x

I fell in love with it straight away...
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By Kate Cranshaw, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2018

We had our wedding at The Reading Room on 25th August. It was the perfect venue. Simon and Jo were amazing, both on the lead up to the wedding, the wedding day and the following day. Everything was pristine and so well run. The venue itself is so stunning, I fell in love with it straight away and was lucky enough to have our ceremony and reception here . Simon and Jo also worked so hard and the next day, all our decorations were taken down and the place was spotless! Can't recommend The Reading Room enough! Thank you both Kate and Jack

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