FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
The Curdridge Reading Room is an affordable venue, with the facilities to make your special day unforgettable.
What sets the us apart is our flexibility – you can tailor the facilities to suit your needs, in a way that few other venues will allow. Consider the venue a blank canvas, on which to paint your perfect wedding!
Built in the late 1800s, the Reading Room is a historic building, set in the heart of the rural Hampshire village of Curdridge. The facilities are regularly used as a meeting place for local groups and classes, including drama, zumba, a choir and the Parish Council. The adjacent recreational ground is used by the Cricket Club, runners and dog walkers and is the site of the annual Curdridge Country Show.
The Main Hall can accommodate 80 people seated or 100 standing and features a stage, PA system with hearing loop and specialist lighting.
The stage is useful if your reception includes a live band or other performance. Go ahead and make us much noise as you want: we have very few neighbours!
The Hall also has adjoining kitchen facilities, enabling you to cook or prepare meals onsite. A full alcohol licence is available for a small extra fee, making this venue highly desirable for fundraising functions too, should you wish to run your own bar.
In common with many older buildings, the Main Hall has quite a high ceiling that gives a feeling of space and also offers the opportunity for elaborate decoration!
The Billiard Room can accommodate up to 20 people and is often booked together with the Main Hall and used as a break out space or dressing area. Each room has its own bathroom facilities.
Outside we have a car park and two large fields, perfect if you want to have your ceremony outdoors in the tranquil setting of the Hampshire countryside.
Curdridge benefits from excellent transport links, including the nearby Botley Railway Station and the M27 and M3 motorways.
Our large car park is free and has more than enough capacity for day to day activities. However, for really large events, the Skinner Field provides extra space for cars, trucks and equipment, at no extra cost.
The facility is owned and run by the Curdridge Reading Room and Recreational Ground Charity, for the benefit of all of the inhabitants of Curdridge and Curbridge, providing and maintaining a facility for recreation, sport, religion and learning activities.
Hire fees vary according to your needs and Curdridge residents enjoying discounts. Please get in touch and let us know how we can help you to make your special day a success.