Trunkwell House

(145 reviews) 145 4.97
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 marquee 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 80-350 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
Historic
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Unique Weddings
Asian Wedding
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
Helipad
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Trunkwell House Reviews (145)

Mr & Mrs Melita
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Melita, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

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.

Avoid at all costs
Venue Service

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.

Laura & Andy
Venue Service

By Laura & Andy, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

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

Beautiful Venue
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Mowzcan, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 27 May 2018

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

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Hems, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

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.

Thank you
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Hooper, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

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)

Best Day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Watt, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018

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

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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

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