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The Reading Room
 Church Road
Alby
Norfolk
NR11 7HF

♥️ Most magical and special wedding venues

One of the most magical and special wedding venues in Norfolk. Beautiful beyond belief and cared for by owners who have a passion for delivering first-class service.
Simon and Jo have created a wonderful venue where you can create your own wedding and plan everything to fit exactly to your ideas. They are helpful, reliable and friendly, and very accommodating when it comes to planning something unique and personal.
The communication, service and product are undeniably fantastic. Combine this with the beauty of the location and the special feeling that comes with pristine Norfolk countryside and you have a winning recipe.
For anyone planning a wedding or celebration, visiting this gem is an absolute must. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Katie & Joe October 2019

♥️ Best day EVER!!

Thank you so so much to Simon and Jo we got married in your beautiful venue on the 3rd August and you made sure everything was just perfect. I can't recommend highly enough.. You have been so kind and helpful throughout and every single one of our guest were blown away at how beautiful the venue was. Thank you so much it really was the best day EVER!!! - Mr & Mrs Cishion :)

Kirsty & Dale August 2019

♥️ Looks Incredible

Me and my new husband had a wonderful day at this beautiful venue. Jo and Simon were very accommodating and helpful from start to finish. From viewing the venue and seeing how stunning it looked to how smoothly the day ran thanks to their help. It is a venue which is picturesque in itself and so needs minimal decorating (even when empty it still looks incredible!). We were married outside, fortunately, in their beautiful gardens and guests commented on how special it was. A perfect venue, thank you!

Sian & Ashley August 2019

♥️ Our dream wedding

We got married at The Reading Room in July 2019. It was such great venue - we couldn’t have asked for anywhere better!

We had approx 60-70 guests and the venue was just the right size. There was plenty of space for people to enjoy themselves, but it still had a really intimate feeling.

Jo and Simon are fantastic and support you every step of the way. They were really flexible and worked with us to help us achieve our dream wedding.

Fully recommend The Reading Room as a venue!

Yasmin & Bill July 2019

♥️ More than we dreamed of

Thank you so much for allowing us to have our wedding in such a special place. From the very beginning you have been incredibly supporting and full of very helpful advice. It was more than we dreamed of and more importantly WE HAD A BLAST!!

Emma & Tom July 2019

♥️ A Beautiful venue

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 July 2019

♥️ The Reading Room is a hidden gem

 

The Reading Room was the one and only venue we visited when we were organizing our wedding, we instantly fell in love with it and were married at the beautiful venue on 15th June 2019. I’m not sure that there are enough words to describe how fantastic Jo, Simon and the Reading Room itself was for our special day. Nothing was a problem for Jo and Simon and we can’t thank them enough for all their help before, on, and after the day. The Reading Room is a hidden gem and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a venue.

Emma & Stephen June 2019

♥️ We knew it was the perfect venue for us

We got married at the Reading Rooms 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 June 2019

♥️ Simply perfect

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!

Lorna & Adam May 2019

♥️ A day we will never forget

 

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.

Brooke & Paul May 2019

♥️ Our guests loved The Reading Room

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 April 2019

♥️ Our wedding was truly amazing

 

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 x

Thank you!!

Sophie & James April 2019

♥️ A truly wonderful day

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.

Rob & Tida November 2018

♥️ The venue itself is stunning

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

Ade & Lucy November 2018

♥️ Such a fantastic occasion

 

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 (Mother & Father of the bride) October 2018

♥️ So special

 

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!

Emily & Graham October 2018

♥️ We will treasure our memories

 

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

Erin & Matt September 2018

♥️ Gorgeous venue

 

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 Ruddick

Charlotte & Mike (Mother & Father of the bride) September 2018

♥️ A truly fantastic day

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 truly fantastic day. Thankyou both so much for everything.

Rob (Father of the bride) September 2018

♥️ The most beautiful venue

 

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

Emily & Jamie September 2018

♥️ Exceeded all our expectations

 

We had such an amazing day, just completely relaxed and chilled from start to finish. We knew over a year ago when we first walked through the garden that this was the place for us all, such a beautiful venue and from the start hosts who walked us calmly and professionally through every step. Simon promised us the day would run like clockwork and we wouldn’t have a thing to concern ourselves with apart from enjoying every moment of our daughter’s special day. A promise that went above and beyond , The Reading Room and it’s hosts exceeded all our expectations. The recommended caterers also were just brilliant, attentive , happy , lovely people....and of course the food was to die for!! Would recommend this place in a heartbeat. Thank you Simon and Jo for absolutely everything! We hope we get to come back some day. 

Ruth & Andy (Mother & Father of the bride) September 2018

♥️ It was the perfect venue

 

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 & Jack August 2018

♥️ Our dream wedding venue

 

Dear Jo & Simon, thank you both for creating our dream wedding venue and for all your hard work and hospitality. All our guests loved The Reading Room and Ben and I had the perfect day. Thanks again.

Charlotte & Ben August

♥️ Absolutely stunning venue

Can't express how amazing Jo and Simon were before and during our wedding day - they were so lovely, helpful and (most importantly) calm. They helped set up everything and were so accommodating with how we wanted to decorate the venue, and how we planned to carry out the ceremony/reception.The Reading Rooms itself is an absolutely stunning venue and lends to an atmosphere that is cosy, friendly and fun. We found that everyone was able to mingle easily, and new friendships we...re even made! We had the time of our lives and can’t imagine a better place for our wedding day.
Thank you a million times again Jo and Simon!
Best wishes

Natalya & Chris August 2018

♥️ A spectacular venue

What can I say - Thank you so much to Simon and Jo, you made our wedding day so so special. Nothing was to much effort, and you were such a calming and helpful pair, just what I needed as the stress before the wedding grew! The Reading Room is a spectacular venue, so many of our guests commented about how beautiful it was. But also you supported us to enable our vision for the day to be realised, so thank you again.

Fiona & Neil August 2018

♥️ The most magical day

The most magical day made perfect with the help of Simon and Jo! We had our wedding here on the 4th August and it was perfect. The setting was amazing and everything ran smoothly, communication was brilliant from day one and they helped in everyone way they could! I would highly recommend this venue for a special event! Thanks again

Polly & Adam August 2018

♥️ Wow

Wow a wonderful wedding venue - our whole wedding was amazing ! Simon and Jo are fantastic and make all the arrangements run so smoothly with great attention to detail - nothing too much to ask !! Also definitely recommend Espresso as a caterer- works perfectly with the fab venue xx

Claire & Rob July 2018

♥️ Could not have imagined a more beautiful place

 

First a massive thank you to Simon and Jo. The venue was absolutely stunning and could not of imagined a more beautiful place to marry. The help and support leading up to the wedding and the big day itself was amazing from Simon and Jo. Thank you.

Laura & Andy July 2018

♥️ We simply had the best day ever

Thank you so much for everything Simon and Jo. We simply had the best day ever at Your beautiful Reading Rooms. Thank you for all your help and support before and on the day. A day and a special venue we will always remember. Thanks again xxx

Nicola & Sam June 2018

♥️ Such a perfect day

 

Thank you so much Jo and Simon It was such a perfect day, everything went so well and the venue was just so beautiful, thank you to you both and to James Robinson and zest media who were just fantastic xx

Julie & Simon May 2018

♥️ Rated 100% perfect

Mark and I married at The Reading Room on 31 May 2018. It is a really beautiful Venue which we thoroughly recommend. We have had so many positive comments from our guests and if we could do it all over again we would definitely choose the Reading Room. Many thanks are due to Simon and Jo for their very helpful advice and attention at all times. Rated 100% perfect!

Jean & Mark May 2018

♥️ Magical, romantic ambience

We write to give our sincere thanks for providing us with an absolutely fantastic venue for us to enjoy our very special day and to share with our guests. Simon and Jo helped us enormously with setting up tables, decorative lighting and even their two girls were happy to be involved with helping us make the small table flower decorations. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble and this enabled us to be totally confident that our arrangements were carried out meticulously. Such a lovely genuine couple with an absolutely stunning wedding venue, providing us with the magical, romantic ambience that we wanted and one that can sometimes be lost in a larger less intimate setting. We were fortunate enough with the weather to enjoy a duel ceremony, with our guests being seated outside, leaving the room set up with the flowers and decorations. The winding gravel pathway provided the perfect entrance for us the walk down to greet our guests accompanied by our two Œbest dogs¹. Both Simon and Jo were on hand the day before and also throughout the day, evening and also the following day. We wish them every success for the future as they deserve to do extremely well.

Stuart & Karl May 2018

♥️ Beautiful venue

 

This beautiful venue was a fantastic place to hold our reception. A wonderful space with natural light and lovely grounds to explore. Simon was very kind and ensured our day went without a hitch.

Emma & George April 2018

♥️ A perfect place to get married

We got married on 4th November at this fantastic venue. From day one, Jo and Simon were brilliant, helping us with all of our questions along the way. This venue is stunning and requires only personalising touches, and Jo and Simon helped us get everything set up the day before. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly the day ran from the ceremony to the tables and the evening entertainment. We couldn't have found a perfect place to get married. Thank you so much, what a wonderful day. 

Josh and Becky November 2017

♥️ Everything we could have wished for

Words cannot explain just how perfect the reading room was for our wedding. Every single guest commented on it and said how amazing the venue was. The grounds and gardens are lovely and the building itself was everything we could have wished for-you are spoilt for choice in terms of photo locations. Full credit to Jo and Simon for creating the perfect wedding venue. It doesn't even need a great deal of decorating, it's amazing just as it is.

Jodie & Ollie Oct 2017

♥️ The venue was perfect

We got married at the Reading Room on the 22nd July 2017. The venue was perfect and the day was fantastic. It is a lovely, self-contained place with beautiful gardens that were ideal as the weather was good and everyone made the most of being outside. The building itself is wonderfully restored with great care and attention to detail.

Jo and Simon are the perfect hosts, helping us to set up and decorate the day before, and making sure that the day itself ran smoothly.
We can’t thank them enough for all their help and would highly recommend the Reading Room to any couples planning their big day.

Bob & Dorota August 2017

♥️ A beautiful & unique wedding venue

 

If you are looking for a beautiful and unique wedding venue that offers choice and flexibility with regards to catering, drinks and entertainment then The Reading Room in Alby, Norfolk will be everything you are looking for. We held our wedding at The Reading Room in September 2017 and we were delighted with the venue and impressed by the professional service provided by Simon and Jo who were supportive, flexible and helpful throughout the planning, on the wedding day and the day after! We visited over 20 wedding venues in Norfolk, Suffolk, Scotland and abroad and this was the only venue that met all of our criteria - a beautiful setting; flexibility with the catering, drinks and entertainment so that our wedding would be unique to us; friendly, patient and helpful owners who were very accommodating during our many planning visits; and great value for money. All of our guests commented positively about The Reading Room. We highly recommend The Reading Room in Alby, Norfolk as a wedding venue; the gardens are beautiful, the building has been renovated to a very high standard and it provides the perfect place for a wedding ceremony and reception. Thank you to Simon and Jo for renovating this lovely building and making it available as a Norfolk wedding venue.

Penny & Adrian September 2017

♥️ A real gem of a building

 

We had our wedding ceremony and reception here at the weekend, 2nd September and it is a real gem of a building set in beautiful grounds, just what we were looking for. Jo and Simon are lovely, really helpful and let you have the freedom to style the day and venue how you want it. When the sun is shining the gardens are a pure joy.
I can't recommend it enough.
Thank you so much! x

Heather & Matt September 2017

♥️ A perfect, intimate venue

We got married at The Reading Rooms in August and could not have asked for a more perfect location. The Reading Rooms has been restored to a very high standard and looks amazing. It is a perfect, intimate location that allows you to put your own touch on it. Jo and Simon are fantastic hosts and couldn't do enough for us. Would highly recommend.

Donna & James Sept 2017

♥️ Our special day

We had our wedding in the Reading Room on 1st July 2017. Can't put into words how kind, thoughtful and accommodating Simon and Jo were in making our special day all the more special. Would strongly recommend to anyone thinking of having a wedding or party in the Norfolk area.

Kat & Sam July 2017

♥️ Can't imagine a nicer, more intimate place

We had our wedding here just two weeks ago and I can't imagine a nicer, intimate place to have our wedding. Simon and Jo are so lovely and will make anybody welcome. Very helpful and very kind couple. 
Thank you immensely xxxxxxx

Elena & Edward May 2017

♥️ Incredible venue

Incredible venue, can't thank Simon and Jo enough for helping to make this the most beautiful and proud day - beyond all of our expectations. You even managed the weather! Wishing you every success with this venture, you deserve it. 
With thanks from Sharon and Gary (or parents of the groom as we're now known!) April 2017

♥️ Everything was perfect

Thank you to Jo and Simon for helping to make our daughters wedding perfect on Friday. You were so kind and helpful when we were setting up on Thursday and when we arrived on Friday everything was perfect. ( I heard lots of comments on how lovely the toilets were) We wish you both lots of success with your new venture 

Mother of the bride June 2017

♥️ Perfect venue

 

Perfect venue for my sister's wedding. It is finished with the highest calibre inside and stunning gardens outside. The owners went above and beyond. I have no doubt this venture will be a huge success. Best of luck for the future. Thank you.

Sister of the bride June 2017

♥️ Amazing place

 

Amazing place. They have literally thought of everything and it's finished beautifully!

Victoria (guest) May 2017