Weddings

We have three beautiful rooms licensed for civil ceremonies.

Each of our rooms offers a perfect backdrop for your special day. Our lovely Grade II listed town centre venue can cater for weddings and receptions of all sizes from small intimate gatherings to dinners for up to 200 people.

The Concert Hall

is the largest of our rooms with magnificent chandeliers, ornate woodwork and the historic and unique Father Willis organ, which it was designed to house. The Concert Hall first opened on 31 May 1882. Over the years it has hosted events and performances from wrestling matches to symphony orchestras, and was restored to its original glory in 1998.

The Victoria Hall

is an elegant Regency room with large windows, high ceilings and exquisite chandeliers. It is in the oldest part of the present Town Hall, built in 1786 on the site of the Reading Abbey 'guest house' to hold the Assizes, and was also the council chamber and assembly rooms. It was remodelled in Italianate style in 1864.

The Waterhouse Chamber

contains some of the Town Hall's most impressive features including an enormous stone fireplace and stunning stained glass windows. It is named after Victorian 'Gothic revival' architect Alfred Waterhouse, who is famous for his work on the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. He also designed this part of the Town Hall, including the clock tower and facade, to 'wrap around' the earlier building, using locally-made brick and terracotta. This room became the Council Chamber and can be viewed from the corridor above, which was originally the public gallery.

Call us now to arrange a relaxed, no-obligation visit with our special events coordinator who will be happy to discuss your plans with you.

Call us on 0118 937 3400