Reading room hire

If you’d like a quiet venue near the centre of Reading, this is what our Grade 2 listed Meeting House offers:

Our rooms

Hover, click or touch any of the images below to find out more about the rooms available for hire.

  • Reading Main Meeting room sq

    Main Meeting room

    This is lofty, light and peaceful room built in 1835. It has 100 chairs which can be moved easily to suit the event, plus benches to seat an additional 80. It opens off the spacious foyer with easy chairs. There is a hearing loop.

    Typical uses include faith groups, public meetings, large education classes and groups.

  • Reading Hall sq


    This room has chairs for up to 50 people which can be arranged in different layouts, and has eight large folding tables. It opens off the spacious foyer with easy chairs. There is a serving hatch to the large kitchen.

    Typical uses include courses, seminars and presentations.

  • Reading Small Meeting room sq

    Small Meeting room

    This room seats 15 around a central table which can be split into sections. There is an adjacent kitchenette for making hot drinks.

    Typical uses include discussion and meditation groups, and large committee meetings.

  • Reading Committee room sq

    Committee room

    This quiet room has a central oval table, seating up to ten people. There is a kitchenette nearby for making hot drinks.

    Typical uses include committees, small group tuition and counselling.

  • Bright room with small desks

    Childrens’ room

    This is a spacious, light room with a sofa and toys. It is suitable for groups with up to 15 children, and also used by adult groups. There is an adjacent kitchenette for making hot drinks.

    Typical uses include children’s groups, and adult meetings that like a less formal setting.

  • picture of Reading kitchen

    Large Kitchen

    This has a cooker, hot water urn, fridge and double sink, along with cutlery and crockery for 80+ people. It opens off the spacious foyer. There is a serving hatch to Hall.

Our facilities

  • Quiet location within easy reach of Reading’s busy town centre and major rail interchange.
  • Five rooms available to hire, with different sizes and character and flexible layouts
  • Rooms are available for hire from 9:00 to 13:00 on Mondays and 9:00 to 22:00 on Tuesdays to Saturdays. Rooms are not normally available on Sundays or bank holidays
  • Reasonable rates for both regular and one-off users
  • All rooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • WiFi available
  • Spacious foyer area with easy chairs
  • Large kitchen and kitchenette
  • Accessible toilet and shower, and baby-changing facilities.
  • Access to our tranquil garden and burial ground.
  • Plenty of bicycle parking
  • Public car parking nearby

Room sizes and charges

RoomDimensionsCapacityHire charges
Main Meeting room (Room 1)13.7 x 13.0 m180£19.50/hour
Hall (Room 2)8.1 x 6.0 m50£15.00/hour
Small Meeting room (Room 3)5.5 x 4.0 m15£11.50/hour
Children's room (Room 4)4.9 x 4.2 m15£7.00/hour
Committee room (Room 5)4.3 x 3.6 m10£9.00/hour

The booking form also gives 1.5 and 2 meter socially distanced room capacity estimates.

Find us

Reading Quaker (Friends) Meeting House
2 Church Street
Reading RG1 2SB
Location: Church Street is a cul-de-sac with a passageway linking to the A327 London Street.

Train: The Meeting House is about 20 minutes’ walk from Reading station.

Bus: Numbers 5, 6, 6a, 21 and 21a from the station and town centre all stop in London Street.
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Parking: There is car parking on London Street (two hours free for blue badge holders and free for all after 20:00).  Saxon Court, the Oracle and Queens Road car parks are nearby.