Lovely Words


Emma & Richard

June 2022

We booked the Reading Room for our wedding in June 22 and we couldn’t be happier.

The Reading Room only allows visits by appointment which is fantastic as it allows you to view the whole space alone and take as many pictures as you need. We viewed the venue in June 21 which was perfect as we got a good idea of how the gardens looked at the same time of year.

Jo showed us round the venue and answered all of the questions we had. We didn’t feel any pressure to book or felt we were being “sold” anything, which was lovely. After leaving the venue I cried because it is simply so beautiful!

The prices are very reasonable in comparison to other Norfolk venues and you get so much for the money. Not only are Jo & Simon there to help you with any questions, they also help set-up the day before and coordinate on the day of the event. They were totally flexible with our decor and they even communicated with our other vendors in the days leading up to the wedding. To give an example - Simon even drilled some holes in our wedding signage the day before as we forgot to do this!

On the day of the wedding one of our elderly guests fell over outside and before I even noticed, Jo and Simon had made her a cup of tea and made sure she was safe and well.

Overall the venue is just gorgeous. The gardens are stunning, the building is not too cold nor too hot. It’s accessible for everyone too as it’s all on the ground floor with no stairs.

Jo and Simon allowed us to hang lanterns from the pergola, floral arrangements from the beams, use biodegradable confetti, park a drinks van in the grounds, hire a cocktail bar - everything we wanted! They were so flexible and we really appreciated this.

Personally I think this is the best wedding venue in Norfolk and is such a secret treasure. So many guests commented on the beauty of the venue and so many more didn’t even know it existed!

I wouldn’t hesitate to book them if I could re-do it all again.

Thank you X


Sarah & Oliver

May 2022

We got married at The Reading Room in May after changing our wedding plans twice due to the pandemic. Our original plan was to elope to Italy having got engaged on the Amalfi coast, and we therefore wanted a relaxed, Italian inspired wedding. The Reading Room was the perfect backdrop for this - the building itself is beautiful, and the garden is absolutely gorgeous. The venue was the perfect size for us - we could comfortably fit our number of guests, whilst maintaining a more intimate feel. The Reading Room's location meant that we also had the opportunity to take some beautiful photos in the Norfolk countryside, and with it being near the coast, many of our guests took the opportunity to enjoy the North Norfolk coast over the weekend. Simon & Jo were both amazing during the planning stages and over the weekend - we really appreciated how calm, kind and helpful they were throughout. They helped us feel relaxed throughout, meaning we had the most amazing wedding. Lots of guests commented on how wonderful the venue was, and we would highly recommend The Reading Room.


Joely & Darren

May 2022

The most beautiful venue. Simon & Jo made our day perfect and were helpful from start to finish making sure everything ran smoothly. The venue is spotlessly clean and decorated just how we wanted it. We have the most beautiful wedding photos with the church in the background and it’s perfect for intimate weddings like we had. We loved the venue so much we traveled two hours just to have our wedding here! I couldn’t have wished for a more amazing day


Natasha & Richard

April 2022

Wow what a hidden gem this venue is. Absolutely beautiful inside and outside the owners jo and simon made sure we had the best experience which was a completely stress free process. Extremely helpful start to finish. The building and grounds are beautiful, perfect for your wedding photos. All our guests were very impressed. Thank you for making our day so perfect. We highly recommend the reading room


Harriet & Tom

April 2022

We had the most incredible wedding day at The Reading Room. From the earliest stages of planning until packing up the day after wedding, Jo and Simon were incredibly helpful; their experience and professionalism were invaluable and greatly appreciated!

The venue is stunning and our guests (throughout the day and since) commented on how beautiful, relaxed and intimate it was.

We are now have such great memories of the day to reminisce in the future.

We highly recommend The Reading Room !


Megan & Eldon

April 2022

The Reading Room was the most perfect wedding venue.

Jo and Simon helped us create the wedding of our dreams.

They were on hand to make sure we had everything we needed which helped us have a stress free day.

It all looked perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Thank you so much!

Megan & Eldon X


Zoe & Peter

September 2021

What a special venue. We couldn't have asked for a better day and it all fell into place so seamlessly and that is largely due to the venues amazing blend of traditional features and modern comforts coupled with the amazing support of the team who run it Jo & Simon.

Jo helped us in the build up to the big day ensuring we had everything in place and helping remind us of the little things that may have fell through the cracks otherwise and Simon was there on the day working tirelessly to ensure we had a stress free perfect wedding day.

I couldn't recommend the venue and both Simon & Jo enough. Thank you for everything.


Sharnie & Lou

July 2021

We would like to start by saying a massive thank you to Jo and Simon for helping to make our day just perfect from start to finish.
Jo and Simon’s communication was just faultless. They were always on hand to answer any questions and responded straight away, they listened to what we wanted on our big day and how we wanted it to run and were constantly working in the background throughout our day ensuring it went as smoothly as possible.
The venue is just absolutely stunning inside and out, no matter what the season it is just beautiful. This venue really is a hidden gem and Jo and Simon have worked so hard to make this venue just perfect for anyone’s big day.
Being a same sex couple, we are always worried about what people may think of us but, Jo and Simon did not treat us any differently or make us feel uncomfortable at all, they really were both amazing!
The bar staff were organised through Jo and Simon and they were outstanding! They were constantly walking around collecting glasses, restocking the fridge and making sure that no guest went thirsty. They always had a smile on their faces and really were a credit to Jo and Simon.
Thank you to Jo and Simon for making our wedding day a day that we will NEVER forget and we wish we could do it all over again! It really was the BEST day EVER.


Kelly & Sam

July 2021

Once we'd first looked around the Reading Room no other venue we looked at compared. Jo and Simon were always on hand to answer any questions we had during the lead up to our wedding day and were so helpful throughout the whole process, especially with all the uncertainty surrounding Covid. We've had so many comments on the wedding day itself and since about how great the venue is and I wouldn't think twice about recommending it to anyone else thinking about having their wedding here!


Kathryn & Robert

July 2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to Simon and Jo for helping to make our day so special.
Bearing in mind the challenges we and they faced with restrictions, our day couldn't have gone any better.
The venue, inside and out, is stunning. We fell in love with it on the first visit.
From first contact, Simon and Jo were always on hand to answer any questions and provide reassurance, nothing was too much trouble. On our wedding day, they were quietly working in the background making sure the day went without a hiccup.
Amazing day, wonderful venue and fantastic hosts. Can we do it all again please?!


Emily & Adam

July 2021

Absolutely amazing venue and stunning gardens! The perfect size and most beautiful setting. Jo & Simon were so helpful and friendly throughout and we would highly recommend! Thanks again for everything. Adam & Emily


Harriet & Joe

June 2021

Joe and I just wanted express a belated thanks to Jo and Simon for all the support they gave us through such unusual and stressful times. We married in June and we had the most perfect day and we both felt so relaxed and happy. It could not have gone any better. The venue is so perfect and the gardens are always stunning throughout the seasons we visited.

We cannot express how grateful we are and how pleased we are to have chosen to have our special day at the reading room.


Becky & Adam 

June 2021

Jo & Simon made it possible for us to just have the best wedding day.

After months of worry that we would need to cancel or greatly amend, Jo & Simon were brilliant throughout. We had the absolute perfect day, of which Jo & Simon’s seamless support made it all possible. As Adam has (frequently!) commented since, you never noticed Jo & Simon there, but they were always there if you needed. The venue is perfect, our guests were wowed by it and we just have the most amazing memories to cherish forever.

Thank you, Jo & Simon!


Natalie & Emma

June 2021

Dear Jo & Simon,


We can’t thank you both enough for helping us to create the most amazing day! We really couldn’t have wished for a better setting to get married. We were originally meant to be having our wedding abroad in 2020,  but when it got cancelled we were naturally devastated and had to start again in the UK. We never thought we would be able to find what we were looking for, then we discovered “The Reading Room” The most stunning grounds and with 27c on the day we really did feel like we had gone abroad. Thank you once again for helping us throughout what has been a very stressful time and keeping us calm on the morning. It really was a perfect day! 

Best wishes,

Mrs & Mrs Lloyd-Tombleson


Becky & Mark

June 2021

Firstly, Jo and Simon, Becky and I can’t thank you enough for everything you have helped us with over the last two years, you held our hand every step of the way guiding us through all the heartache of postponing our original wedding in 2020, the wait was worth it as you reassured us every time we spoke.

We visited The Reading Room back in 2019 after seeing a lot of venues to build our wedding around, once we had visited and met Jo we looked no further, we had found our dream venue!

Our wedding day came this June and despite having reduced guest numbers of 30 we had our dream day and The Reading Room played a huge part in that, the setting, the photos, the ceremony every part of our day had this place as it’s beautiful backdrop.

To any couple looking to book, you will never regret it!

Thank you Jo and Simon we hope to see you soon.

All our love

Mr & Mrs Hayward


Gila & Steve

May 2021

Not only is the venue and grounds beautiful, but Jo and Simon, are truly exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble, they have been excellent in helping us to not feel stressed despite the wedding being postponed twice. Having now had our wedding at The Reading Room, I would not hesitate to recommend it as a fantastic wedding venue.


Lucy & Darren

May 2021

Jo and Simon were fantastic throughout the planning process and really helped when we had questions/ideas etc. They were very attentive and helped ensure the whole day ran smoothly.
The venue is spotlessly clean and absolutely gorgeous - we couldn't have wished for a better venue!


Rachel & Devan

December 2020

Me and my now wife got married on 12.12.20 and we can only say how much we appreciated the time and care Simon and Jo took in helping us on our day.

Simon and Jo not only managed to navigate the tricky issues we might have faced because of the pandemic but made us feel at ease and looked after, so much so that even though we only had 15 people there it was still a very special day


Belle & Titch

November 2020

Magical, beautiful, perfect.
We could go on for years talking about how incredible the Reading Room is.
The venue is stunning and so perfectly put together, in the most stunning setting, me and my Husband fell in love with the venue as soon as we arrived.
We always knew we wanted to get married at the Reading Room but what really makes the venue so so special is Simon and Jo.
The love Simon and Jo have for their wonderful venue is so clear and it makes you feel so special to be apart of such a special place, as soon as we met them both we knew we had made the right decision in choosing the Reading Room as our venue.
Unfortunately due to lockdown our orginal date in April could not go ahead, but we were able to marry 4.11.20, the day before lockdown, the support and guidance we received from Jo and Simon through rescheduling our wedding was incredible and we honestly could not have done it without them.
Simon and Jo made our day truly perfect and could not have done more to help, we are lucky enough to be celebrating again with our reception next year, and it will be incredible to be at the Reading Room again but this time as husband and wife
Thank you again for everything
Mr and Mrs Titchiner xxx


Linda & Bruce 

September 2020

When we found the Reading Room we new instantly that this was the place.

We fell in love with the stunning building and grounds, the perfect space for our wedding.

Jo and Simon are so kind and helpful and made our day so special.

Even though we were married in the pandemic, the day felt no less special.

We had a wonderful day and it was so relaxed. We enjoyed every minute of it.


Lisa & Ben

September 2020

We would like to thank you both Jo and Simon for the amazing service and help you provided throughout the booking, lead up and confusing times that covid threw at us all. Up until the very last minute you were so easy to communicate with and made us feel at ease about the things we didn't know or understand.

The venue was absolutely stunning and made both me and my new wife smile every time we came to visit and on the day it looked perfect. Exactly what we pictured.

we chose an outdoor ceremony on the recommendation of Jo and Simon. and we think it worked perfectly, then we got to move indoors for our meal meaning we truly got to experience the entire venue to all its beauty.

The catering from Roland and his team at Expresso was incredible and we thank you for your knowledge and recommendation of them.

We don't believe we could have found or chosen a better venue to host our wedding and reception.


Kellie & Karl

September 2020

We have just had our wedding at The Reading Rooms. With the ever changing situation that covid has caused, we had to act quickly to book and arrange our day. We only contacted them 6 weeks before the actual wedding day after we lost our original venue. They were amazing at helping to arrange the wedding of our dreams. The venue and the service was absolutely perfect. We cannot thank Simon and Jo enough for making our day so special. The grounds are stunning and kept in an amazing state, the building itself is simply beautiful. We chose to marry outside, but we could have also opted for in the Reading Room itself, which is an amazing building.


Nick & Ellie

February 2020

My wife and I got married at the Reading Rooms on the 29th February 2020. At a chilly time of year it was amazing to be welcomed into the warm environment of the Reading Rooms.

The venue was everything it promised and more, and the service from Jo and Simon made everything exceptionally easy to organise. The caterers Jo and Simon recommended for us were also amazing.

A massive thank you to Jo and Simon from Mr and Mrs Sanders!


Rebecca & David

November 2019

A huge thank to you both for all your help leading up to our wedding on 23rd November 2019. 
For all your hard work around and on our wedding day, allowing it all to run as smoothly as possible.
The venue is absolutely spectacular! We are so very pleased we chose to have our very special day there. Everyone enjoyed it very much, and we had the best day of our lives!


Alice & Neil

November 2019

What a wonderful wedding day we had at The Reading Room! It is such a beautiful, peaceful place! Simon and Jo were so helpful and accommodating, allowing me to decorate to my hearts content! Thank you so much!

Alice & Neil November 2019


Zoe & Joe

October 2019

Me & my husband Joe got married here on the 19th October at this amazing venue, the first & only venue we looked at as we fell in love with The Reading Room.

Jo & Simon were very helpful throughout this as we planned our wedding in 4 months. They gave us lots of ideas & really helped to make this day our own.
We were also so thankful they allowed our dog to come!

The venue itself is beautiful, perfect for our small but intimate wedding day, we also loved how private it was. All of our guests loved the venue & really enjoyed our day.

Overall we both would highly recommend The Reading Room because we really loved our big day here & wouldn't change any part of it.

Thank you!


Kirsty & Dale 

August 2019

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 :)


Sian & Ashley

August 2019

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!


Yasmin & Bill

July 2019

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!


Emma & Tom

July  2019

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!!


Ben & Amber

July 2019

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!


Emma & Stephen

June 2019

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.


Gemma & Adam

June 2019

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.


Lorna & Adam

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!


Brooke & Paul

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.


Emma & Jason

April 2019

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.


Sophie & James

April 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 x

Thank you!!


Rob & Tida

November 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.


Emily & Graham

October 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!


Jayne & Paul 

(Mum & Dad of the bride)

October 2018

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. 


Erin & Matt

September 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


Kate & Jack

August 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 


Natalya & Chris

August 2018

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 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