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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Trunkwell House Hotel and its magnificent marquee is a splendid wedding venue located in Reading, Berkshire. With their stunning country setting and many years of experience, the team here can create the perfect wedding day for you.

Facilities and Capacity

This stunning period building has recently undergone a complete refurbishment with seven gorgeous bedrooms available to be used onsite. Each room is unique and exquisitely decorated, using a mix of traditional and contemporary styling. With many indoor and outdoor event spaces for you to select from, you will find a spot that perfectly captures your wedding vision. The Marquee is set in beautifully manicured gardens overlooking 34 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside. The Trunkwell House Hotel can cater to 50-350 people in style, and the team can offer help and advice in creating the perfect wedding ceremony for you. This venue can also do more intimate weddings hosted in their private dining room for numbers up to 40.

Services Offered

This unique venue has been designed to create a magical ambience and quality cuisine that is synonymous with Trunkwell House. Choose from a vast selection of sumptuous menus or make up your suggestions for our Chef. For the convenience of out-of-town guests, there are onsite accommodations available for them to relax in. No matter the event size, style, or preferred specifications, this dedicated and experienced team will work with you to make your day a dream come true. Contact the friendly team today by phone or through their website to find out more.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
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:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
149 reviews
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99% Recommended by couples
Martin P. Sent on 13/03/2023
3.8 out of 5 rating

A few issues but overall it was a good day

I'm going to keep this short

We were advised that our florist would be able to access the venue from 8am, when they got there there was no one to let them in to start decorating, the venues OWN DJ had also arrived for 8am but with no one to let him in he (the venues own DJ) made a decision to lift a farm style gate off the hinge to allow access to the marquee. When a member of staff finally arrived they shouted at our florist.

We were guaranteed the bedrooms for the night before included in the price but days before the wedding the asked how we were going to pay, the wedding planner who had agreed it in the price had left so they would not honour it resulting in have go tell our family members that they would need to find accommodation last minute.

We were married on the 30th July, be aware that the marquee gets very very hot even with all the doors open, and the 2 air conditioning units do not really have an effect.

Near the end of the evening we were asked if we wanted the remaining cake to be stored for us to take with us in the morning, but come the morning it turns out that the just left it on a counter in the marquee kitchen with no covering resulting in over half of our cake being stale and wasted.
Stephanie Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing & perfect!

From begining to end I can not fault them! So friendly and did everything they could to have our day as we described!
Anon Sent on 26/06/2023
1 out of 5 rating

AVOID this venue at all costs!

I made the mistake of dry hiring this terribly run venue for my wedding.

You get lured in by the price, being more affordable in comparison to others, but in the end you cause yourself more stress and paying more money finding suppliers to make their shabby tent of a marquee look presentable with draping to cover their dirty marquee linings and flooring to cover the drab dark grey carpets that clash with any wedding decor.

Bedroom door locks weren’t working, nor showers and toilet flushes in ‘suites’ that are over priced for the lack of basic facilities you get. The venue manager or whoever was at the reception, Sophie, has no care in the world to resolve issues when reported or help direct suppliers though this is in the contract, the unhelpful maintenance manager refused to help us test the awful sound system before the ceremony, nor dismantle a dance floor we never asked for in time for our religious ceremony (leaving me, my husband and father in law having to do this ourselves on what should have been our special day). The venue’s mic repeatedly made an awful high pitched sound, ruining speeches.

We paid extra for cleaners who never showed up to clean the toilets for guests, leaving it to get filthy quickly as it absolutely cannot be kept spotless for its maximum capacity of 350 guests (3 very squashed cubicles in each of the male and female toilets is not enough, making guests queue for far too long). Again, no venue manager was anywhere to be seen to help stock up on toilet paper which also ran out.

Their recommended decor supplier, Seventh Heaven, also didn’t bother to collect and move items no longer needed (though Trunkwell are so keen strict on external suppliers having to leave the venue as they found it), leaving me and my husband and family having to move decor and vacuum the venue in time for our religious ceremony when it was their responsibility to leave the venue as they found it.

We were promised a continental hot breakfast, but instead were left with cereal and some stale pastry. To top it all of, when raising the issues we faced to the owner Swapandeep and the wedding coordinator, Lauren, they both took no accountability or showed empathy and instead, were trying to turn the tables on us?! After we tried to hard to save our wedding day with absolutely no support from their team?! Ridiculous service, poor facilities, please save yourself the stress and avoid this venue at all costs. My sister-in-law got married at Fennes and had such a smooth experience if you’re looking for a good dry hire venue, do not bother with Trunkwell House.
Carly S. Sent on 07/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing amazing

Best day ever amazing team beautiful venue i loved it! I’d love to go back and do it all over again.
Anonymous Sent on 13/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Melita

Hi Hannah
Yes settling in well, just feels very weird at the moment.
We had such an amazing day with thanks to you guys there. You have just been amazing from the start right up until the end. Nothing was too much effort for you. All our guests said it was the best wedding they have been too! And how amazing the venue and staff were! From the bottom of our hearts we thank you so much for everything you have done for us. You truly are one in a million.
We have made so many friends from our wedding too. And if it's ok we would love to pop in and see you after our honeymoon? (Obviously book a slot to see you!)
We will be poping a review up in the next few days too??.
Thank you again. Words can't express how grateful we are. you are amazing!!
See you soon
Mr and Mrs Melita.
Dilwar Sent on 11/10/2018
1 out of 5 rating

Avoid at all costs

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.
Laura Sent on 13/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Laura & Andy

Hi Hannah,

I just wanted to say thanks again to you, Tony, Hannah and the rest of the team for making Saturday such an amazing day. We had the best day, it was everything we wanted and we really couldn't have asked for anything more. We really appreciate the effort you all put into making it such a perfect day for us. I've left reviews on your Facebook and trip advisor pages, bit just wanted to drop you a personal note to say thanks too.

Laura & Andy
Anonymous Sent on 13/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

Hi Hannah & Tony,

Hope you’re well.
Apologies for the delay but we just wanted to say thank you so so much for everything in the run up to the wedding, on the day and the following morning.
We had the best day and couldn’t have asked for anything more. You even booked the weather in for us! haha
Trunkwell is such a beautiful venue and you made our day just perfect. We will never be able to thank you enough for that.

Mr & Mrs Mowzcan
Anonymous Sent on 13/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Day

Hi Hannah, and team.

I just want to say a massive thank you for making our day the best day of our lives.

We had such a fantastic time, everyone commented on how great everything was from the food to the layout. We really couldn’t have asked for more.

I wish I could do it all over again.

You are all amazing and we can’t thank you enough.

Lots of love Mr and Mrs Hems.
Anonymous Sent on 13/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Hey Hannah
Just want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done for us!! Saturday was amazing, everyone said how it was the best wedding they had ever been too. The day was everything and more than me and Jack could have ever asked for :) I wish we could do it all again this weekend. All of your hard work didn't go unnoticed, so thank you! Evie is still talking about you too :)
Thank you again
Zoe Hooper (trying to get used to that still haha)
Anonymous Sent on 13/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day

Hello there,

It was the most amazing day! It honestly was the best day of our lives! We just want to do it all over again- haha.

Thanks so much for all that you have done and making everything so simple and easy. You were amazing!!

Naomi and Daniel
Karen Sent on 24/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Stepdaughter wedding

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...
Rachel Sent on 01/05/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Berkshires Best kept Secret...Stunning

Getting married in April 2011 was always going to raise comparisons, but it has been commented to be ‘the wedding of the year’ this was due to a number of different elements, one of which was not only Trunkwell House, but the staff and organisation there. We loved the look on Trunkwell House when ploughing through the numerous wedding venues online, and when we saw it, it was as if our dream wedding was appearing in front of our eyes. The picture perfect frontage and its beautiful lawn was the ideal setting for the purpose build marquee where the magic would take place. In this we opted for the blue starlit ceiling and the white starlit dance floor, which glistened throughout the day and into the evening, keeping the kids and some of the adulated entertained! It was simply stunning. Being that it was an April wedding we could not have predicted the weather, Trunkwell shone in the sun which we where lucky to get, however it still would have sparkled in the rain. Steph and her team really did bring a sense of calm to the day with everything running smoothly and every single guest looked after. During the planning process Steph made us feel like we were the only couple getting married at Trunkwell, she was very personal and was always prompt to reply to any questioned we asked. The food which we were served was mouth watering good, and all the guests commented on the superb flavour. So many people asked where we found Trunkwell – it really is Berkshire’s best kept secret.
Michael Sent on 11/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Michael & Rebecca

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
Beverley Sent on 11/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Beverley Taylor

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
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