Venue Reading

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Venue Reading offer a wide range of event services and venues at the University of Reading Whiteknights & London Road campuses, with everything from traditional buildings rich in heritage to modern state-of-the-art meeting rooms. We can stage concerts in the magnificent Grade 2 listed Great Hall, and host dinners and functions, product launches, private parties and much more.

Welcome to Venue Reading

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Host a conference or meeting

We have a number of all year round spaces and a diverse range of facilities for larger conferences during the summer period.

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Celebrate in style

We have a number of venues located in traditional setting of Park House on the Whiteknights Campus, a perfect place for all types of events including private parties, functions, and other special occasions.

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A beautiful Grade 2 listed building which was opened in 1905, the Great Hall has a fixed stage with a magnificent organ and grand piano, ample space for a choir and orchestra, and can seat audiences of 350 to 500.

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Campus hospitality – Internal Customers

Whatever option you choose, we are passionate about delivering fresh and tasty food to enhance your meeting or event and are committed to providing a high level of service across our campus.

Staying nearby

With the closure of the Cedars Hotel Venue Reading have obtained preferential rates for anyone visiting the University who needs to stay close to campus.  Click below to view alternative accommodation options for your stay nearby.

Launch Venue Reading Walking Routes

Find your way to our campus venues from the car park. Use at walking pace on the day and see a faster version if you want to familiarise yourself before arriving.


Event Management

Every one of our events is managed by an experienced and dedicated event co-ordinator, working with you to meet your requirements.


We can offer all year round availability with a flexible range of capacities and facilities, including meeting rooms, lecture theatres and exhibition space, along with an extensive range of on-site halls accommodation during the summer holidays. 


We have a wide range of catering facilities and menus brought to you by our in-house Catering Services team. Whether you are looking for a conference dinner, a quick bite to eat, or a BBQ on our Meadow Suite terrace, there are plenty of options to meet your requirements.


During the summer we are able to offer a range of convenient and affordable premium halls accommodation at the University of Reading. 


Our University Whiteknights campus has recently been voted one of the best green spaces in the country, making it an ideal setting to host your event. Please visit the University’s Sustainability website for more information about our green credentials.

Sports Facilities

The SportsPark on campus has a number of facilities including a fitness studio, floodlit all-weather hockey and football pitch, indoor tennis courts, and large grass pitches for activities.


The University of Reading Whiteknights and London Road campuses are in a prime location in the South-East of England and have excellent transport links.
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Virtual Tours

Get a feel for the place with 360 tours of our venues

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Our Customer Promise

Committed to providing excellence and meeting our customers’ needs

Find Us

With easy access to the M4, our Whiteknights and London Road campuses are situated a few miles from Reading town centre, with excellent transport links to the campuses.

Contact Us

Our Venue Reading team are here to help

+44 (0) 118 378