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Believed to date back to the 17th century The Reading Room stands in beautifully landscaped gardens, with the Church of St Ethelbert providing a spectacular backdrop to the venue.

Often referred to as a ‘Hidden Gem’, The Reading Room is a lovingly restored historic Grade II listed building in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. With stunning stone leaded windows and vaulted ceilings, creating a unique and magical place for you to celebrate your wedding day.

The magnificent walled gardens, surround The Reading Room with an abundance of richly coloured flowers & herbaceous borders full of wildlife, creating an elegant English country garden wedding. The lawns provide a perfect space for welcome drinks and canapes followed by fun garden games or just to sit and relax in the afternoon sun.

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Bride and Groom At the Reading Room


A meandering path through the woods leads you to a pergola walkway covered in fragrant roses and honeysuckle. The picturesque English country garden provides an idyllic setting with many photo opportunities to capture your special memories.

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Path to The Reading Room

The Reading Room is exclusively yours for the day and the perfect venue for a secluded intimate ceremony in the stunning Norfolk countryside. As a family business we pride ourselves in the care and attention we put into every special moment of your day.

Your Wedding Ceremony

With its dramatic stone leaded windows, beautiful chandelier and seating for up to 80 guests, The Reading Room creates a spectacular setting for your marriage or civil partnership ceremony. 

f you’ve always dreamt of an English country garden wedding, the gardens surrounding The Reading Room are perfect for an outdoor ceremony, either under the licensed pergola or on the lawn as part of a duo ceremony.

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

For those looking for a religious ceremony or blessing, we are perfectly situated next door to the quaint Church of St Ethelbert’s and within a short distance of many stunning Norfolk Churches. 

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Food plays a big part on the day and we want everything to be of the highest standard for you.  We therefore have an exclusive list of excellent Norfolk caterers.

They are as passionate as we are about creating  a magical day with first class service and food.  With masses of creativity and with you in mind, they are happy to design a menu to meet your requirements for your special day.

They will help plan and select everything to make your day run smoothly and their team  will be there to provide a first class level of service from the moment you and your guests arrive through to the end of the evening.

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Wedding Breakfast

Venue Information

The Reading Room Church Road

Alby, Norfolk NR11 7HF

Tel: 01263 761963

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