Meeting room and Hall hire

We have a small oasis hidden away in the centre of Reading and you will be amazed by our hall and garden. We have a large (24 x 41ft) Community Hall which is set within our recently restored Gardens for all to enjoy.

Check our diary for availability.

Watlingtion House Hall Diary

IMAG0176 The hall holds around 100 people for a standing reception. The hall is on one level throughout making it fully accessible. It is non-smoking throughout, the hall is licensed for entertainment (Performing Right Society) but does not hold an alcohol licence (you can serve alcohol but you cannot sell it) or have a bar. Outside bars can be brought in as well as a disco or other entertainment if required or even the chippy van if you fancy doing something different for your guest.

The professionally furbished kitchen has direct access to the hall and is equipped with an oven, urn, fridge,  microwave, adequate sink and preparation tables. There are also 50 cups, saucers and side plates, jugs for juice and some cutlery such as forks and teaspoons. The hirer must provide all other crockery, cutlery utensils and wine glasses and catering services.

We also have a meeting room available for hire during the daytime and evenings also. A completely self contained heated room it comes with a kitchenette and toilet facilities. You also have the opportunity to take full advantage of the garden to relax from the meeting or team building exercise, whatever you use this for.

We also have flip charts and a powerpoint projector available and small plug in speakers, we do not have any other audio visual equipment.

The Garden offers privacy for any group wanting to use our facilities, we can only offer secure parking for 2 cars during the weekday daytime. We can though accommodate for 25 cars during the evening and weekends.

 Approximate charges are 2015-04-26_10.41.121as follows:

 • Hall Daily rate= £15.00 per during the week.

• 6.00pm – 12 midnight, party on Friday/Saturday = £150.00



Please note:
– 18th or 21st birthdays are not permitted in the Hall.
– A seperate deposit scheme will be taken for all evening bookings against any damage or extra cleaning above and beyond what is  expected, this will be banked and returned if no problems occur.
– There is a cancellation policy in place for all confirmed bookings in the hall.

For further details or to arrange a viewing of the hall please telephone Michael A Jones on Tel: 07583 527395 or you can complete the online Hall Enquiry Form contact.

Getting here

Access to the community hall is via South Street (see contact us for map). Parking onsite is permitted when using the hall during the evening or weekends for around 25 vehicles. There is also some limited metered parking on the surrounding roads. Reading train station is about 10 minutes walk.

There is no visitor parking during weekday working hours here at Watlington House.

For availability and bookings, please contact Michael Jones via our contact page.

Our letting conditions 2018 must be agreed before hire of our hall can take place – you can download and print them below:

letting conditions 2018

Regular Hall users


Yoga class from 6pm to 7pm


7.30pm to 10.00pm Reading Swing Jam Dance,,
Contact Jean: 07808966928


Private class Midday to 2pm

Yoga class 6pm to 7.30pm

7.30pm to 9.30pm Alcoholics Annymous


Yoga class from 6pm to 7pm

7.30pm to 10.00pm All Jazzed up,,

Contact Jean: 07808966928


Yoga every 1st Friday only from 5pm to 8pm


Yoga 7.30am to 9am

Irish School dancing 9am to 12.30 (school term only)

Every Second Saturday evening Reading Swing Jam


Yoga 9am to 11am
Phone: 0118 931 3138

6.45pm to 10.30pm Reading Folk Music

Please note this list does not include any ad hoc bookings made. NB: The hall is used every 4th Saturday all day