You will be amazed with our Oasis hidden away in the centre of Reading where you can relax and enjoy the garden and hall in peace and tranquality. We have a large (24 x 41ft) Community Hall which is set within our recently restored Gardens for all to enjoy.
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.
Current hall bookings
Note these bookings also include the smaller meeting room as shown in the calendar.
For all bookings please complete the Hall booking enquiry form
• 2019 Hall Daily rate= £20.00 per during the week.
• 6.00pm – 12 midnight, party on Friday/Saturday = £250.00
– 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.
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.