Trunkwell House

(139 reviews) 139 4.96
Beech Hill Reading Reading Berkshire RG7 2AT
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About Trunkwell House

Beech Hill, Reading, Reading
Berkshire, RG7 2AT

Trunkwell House Hotel and its magnificent marquees offer one of the best wedding venues in the Thames Valley. With our stunning country setting and many years of experience, we can create the perfect wedding day for you.  

The stunning period building has recently undergone a full refurbishment with a beautiful 7 bedrooms now onsite available to be used. Each room is totally unique and exquisitely decorated using a mix of traditional and contemporary styling.

The Marquee is set in beautiful manicured gardens overlooking 34 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside. It can cater for 80-200 people in style and we can offer help and advice in creating and organising the perfect wedding ceremony and celebration for you. Both the Marquee and Trunkwell House are licensed to conduct ceremonies.

This unique venue has been designed to create magical ambience and quality cuisine that is synonymous with Trunkwell House. Choose from a huge selection of sumptuous menus or make up your suggestions for our Chef.

To find out more, contact the friendly team today. 

• Luxury accommodation for Bride & Groom. • Licensed to conduct Civil Wedding Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships • Sumptuous menus to choose from or give our Chef your personal suggestions • Beautiful backdrop for your photos • Ask about extra activities available: Bouncy castles, Pianists, Discos, and much, much more • Large private off road car park within the grounds

Facilities at Trunkwell House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Trunkwell House Reviews (139)

Avoid at all costs
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By Dilwar Hussain, on 11 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2018

Only writing this to avert anyone else from making the mistake of booking this venue for their wedding like I did. As soon as they have your deposit they will lose complete interest in providing any kind of service. We hired the marquee for a summer wedding. The marquee linen was disgustingly dirty and the flooring is like a springboard which completely destroyed our wedding cake. The venue has no running water which we and our catering team were not informed of. The portable toilets they provide ran out of water halfway through the event which i am told has happened on previous occasions and yet has not been resolved. This left my quests unable to flush the toilets or wash their hands. On top of the sorry state the venue was in, it turns out they had another wedding in the venue two day's before and hadn't cleared up which meant they were cleaning well into the start of our wedding. I had raised my concerns with the venue months before the wedding but to no avail. This was a once in a lifetime event for me and my wife and Trunkwell House royally messed it up. Their response to all the issues is that they were not aware or guests hadn't approached them to complain which in someways would be fair had it not been for the fact staff were nowhere to be seen on the day. My advise to anyone considering this venue is STAY AWAYYYYY.

S Mann, Director at Trunkwell House responded to this review on 12/10/2018 10:21:51

Dear Dilwar, We have already replied to all the queries that have been mentioned above and would like to re-iterate again. We dry hired the venue and we request the caterers to come and see the venue and facilities which was sadly not done. When the company were setting up your cake my operations manager did actually notice that it hadn’t been put together properly and commented on this because they hadn’t aligned the internal dowels correctly so this is another thing that we couldn’t control. It is unfair to say that we had no interest in your concerns as you emailed me previously and I came straight back to you. You wanted bedrooms the night prior but these weren’t available and you also wasn’t happy with your booking. There weren’t any issues reported with the toilets and there was also staff tidying these and the water was working fine. We have never had previous issues with the toilets so I’m not sure what the decorators would be referring too. The guests weren’t directed to the house because no one told us there was an issue with the toilets. Any venue have would have back to back weddings and all was done to keep the venue ready for your wedding.

Stepdaughter wedding
Venue Service

By Karen harper, on 24 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Mar 2018

Hello Tony and your team. I would just like to say what a absolutely wonderful day we had at Sam and Dan’s wedding on the 10th of March 2018. Everything about the day was fantastic. Your team worked very hard to make all our day special which you did. Thank you so much...

Michael & Rebecca
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By Michael Dean, on 11 Nov 2015

Hello Lauren, We hope your are well and trunk well is keeping busy. We are sorry this is a little late but with getting back off honeymoon and settling back into work life it's been busy, as you can imagine. We just want to say a massive thank you to yourself and trunk well team for all the hard work and effort with making our special day unforgettable. Everything was perfect, how we imagine and planned it from the first time we stepped into trunk well and said yes to setting up our wedding there. With the lead up to the wedding being stressful as you know so well it was a treasure to see our special day just flowed by with no faults or queries. There was not one single person who didn't put all there effort into making it flow. We honestly can not thank you enough. We will definitely put some kind words about trunk well into trip advisor. We have already recommended trunk well a few times to people who are looking to celebrate any occasion. We hope you take care of yourselves and hope to see you again at some point within events. All the best Michael and Rebecca Dean Xx

Beverley Taylor
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By Beverley Taylor, on 11 Nov 2015

Hello Rosie An enormous thank you to you and your colleagues for making Sunday such a special and fun day for our family and friends. Everyone has commented on what a wonderful venue Trunkwell is and how friendly the staff are. Thank you also for dealing with the paramedics so efficiently. The lady who was taken ill is my son's fiancee's mother, Anne. She is back home and being monitored. We're all hoping she will be as right as rain very shortly. Peter thoroughly enjoyed himself and I'm so glad I chose Trunkwell as a venue. My only regret is that it made me realise how much I miss doing events planning. You have the best job going, even when clients get a bit demanding (as I know from experience)! If you ever need a part time sidekick let me know!! Thanks again. I have put a review on Facebook. If I can do anything else for you just let me know. Kind regards Beverley

Natalie Packman
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By Natalie, on 11 Nov 2015

Hi Lauren, Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with the wedding. We had an amazing day and couldn’t fault a thing so thank you so much! Kind Regards, Natalie Packman

Cailigh Jones
Venue Service

By Cailigh, on 11 Nov 2015

Hi Lauren, I wanted to thank you all so much for helping on the lead up to the wedding day and the day itself. It was perfect and we wouldn't have spent it any other way! Thanks, Cailigh

Alice & Elliotts Wedding
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By Penny, on 11 Nov 2015

Hi Rosie, I have written to Bob to thank him and all the staff for putting on such a fabulous show last Saturday but I felt I should also personally thank you and Lauren for all the hard work you put in to make the day such a huge success. You seemed to think of everything and nothing was too much trouble and I can't believe it's all over now. Anyway, I really appreciate everything you did for us all and hope we weren't too much of a pain!! Many many thanks to you both and I hope we'll meet again before too long. Very best wishes, Penny.

Our Perfect Day
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By Mrs Maria Weston, on 07 May 2013

We chose Trunkwell after seeing the venue on Drove down the drive & fell in love with the venue at first sight which its gorgeous manor house exterior. Walk through the lovely house into beautiful manicured garden with a pretty permanent marquee. On the build up to & on the day they couldn't have done more to make our day perfect. The food was delicious & the service first class! On our special day, Trunkwell was made to feel like our home (lord & Lady of the Manor) with a beautiful Bridal Suite with a comfy 4 poster bed, lovely bathroom & a chaise underneath the window with a lovely view of the fields in the grounds. We would definitely recommend Trunkwell to anyone who is looking to get married in the Berkshire/ Hampshire Area

wedding 20th april 2012
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By dave powley, on 01 May 2012

trunkwell is the best place you could wish for my son was married there in april and i could not have been more pleased first class in every way.The staff were the best i have ever come across the setting, food was excellent they made us feel we were the most important people in the world well done Trunkwell you wont do better than this place for any function cant praise them enough

What an amazing day
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By Lucy and Mark, on 09 Aug 2011

We just wanted to write and thank you for your support in making our wedding day amazing. We had a fantastic time, and have been so impressed by the amazing service you have provided. Nothing has ever been too much trouble, and you have gone above and beyond to help us with the planning of our wedding. All our guests have commented on how special they thought the venue was, how great the food has been and how impeccable the service was. We have had such a special day, and you have played a major role in achieving this. We cannot thank you enough and we really appreciate all the effort and hard work you have put into our wedding.

Thank You
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By Natalie, on 09 Aug 2011

Just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff you went above and beyond your call of duty on my wedding day, all my guests described my wedding as amazing and a big part of that was down to you. The food was amazing and it was decorated beautifully. The bouncy castle was a great idea and im sure all the children will agree. I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us we really do appreciate it.

We had an AMAZING day
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By Seana, on 05 Jul 2011

Thank you very much for making our wedding day so special, we had endless comments on how good the food was and how beautiful the venue looked, it was exactly how we envisioned! (I believe the marquee dressing is credit to Jackie & team! ) The grounds looked great too and the garden games were a hit with the children! The dining & bar staff did a great job and were very efficient, Mada was fantastic, ensuring we were always kept informed, at ease and happy on the day, she did a great job of coordinating all the staff in a very professional manor! Stephanie, thank you for doing a great job in the last few weeks getting us organised for the big day! The DJ was great, he played a mixture of songs which everyone enjoyed. Peter Craft, the toastmaster was excellent, great attention to detail and was very subtle which is what we wanted, he did a fab job of making sure the day flowed. We had an AMAZING day!

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