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Reading connected directly with central London, the City and Docklands on the new Elizabeth Line, Reading can be reached directly from over 250 locations by rail.

The defacto capital of the Thames Valley, Reading is one of the best located business centres in the UK and rivals London as a business hub.

Just 22 minutes from London direct on the Great Western Main Line as well as connected directly with central London, the City and Docklands on the new Elizabeth Line, Reading can be reached directly from over 250 locations by rail.  Reading is located on the M4 and is easily accessible from Heathrow Airport.

With meeting spaces from small groups up to conferences for 700 people, Reading’s venues will meet your business needs. Choose from dedicated conference venues or business hotels in the town centre just a short walk from Reading Station or business hotels and conference centres located near Junction 11 of the M4. All boast a wide range of high-quality meeting spaces and facilities, venues for exhibitions or for incentive groups.

Reading is one of the most vibrant economies in the UK. You’ll find major business brands here – from Microsoft to Virgin Media, Bayer to PepsiCo, Thales to SSE, as well as creatives such as the new centres for film production. 

With the arrival of direct trains from Canary Wharf, the City and the West End on the Elizabeth Line, Reading is an even better choice of location for a business meeting outside London. As well as great connectivity, Reading's day rates, room rates and venue fees compare very favourably with those in nearby London, making Reading an excellent value alternative to the capital. With River Thames trips, great shopping, a vibrant nightlife, a wide range of dining options, surprising heritage going back 900 years and plentiful green space, Reading will also keep your delegates entertained beyond the meeting room.

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How to get to Reading

By Rail

Reading is the western terminus for the new Elizabeth Line which links directly with central London, the City and Docklands. Reading is also just 22 minutes on GWR trains from Paddington. In all, Reading is reachable directly from more than 250 locations by train.

By Road

Reading is at Junctions 10/11 of the M4 and has a direct RailAir road link with Heathrow Airport (40 minutes).

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List of Conference and Event Venues in Reading 

Crowne Plaza Reading East

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

Exceptional new, fully refurbished 4 Silver Star Crowne Plaza Reading East offering 174 spacious luxurious bedrooms with King-size beds, 50" TV with Chromecast & HDMI. New 2 AA Rosette Restaurant & Terrace and Bar/Lounge serving modern British and authentic Asian cuisine. Esprit Wellness & Spa with sauna, steam room, extensive gym with Life Fitness equipment, 19m heated indoor pool, gym, spa treatments. 8 state of art meeting rooms, 75" TV's & Clickshare wireless technology, natural light. Minutes from M4, walking distance to adjacent Train Station, ideally located for Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, and London Heathrow.

De Vere Wokefield Estate

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

De Vere Wokefield Estate in Reading has flexible event spaces for conferences, meetings and training, along with grounds for team building which include 40ft climbing towers and a zipwire. The estate is home to the state-of-the-art Wokefield Place and the classic Mansion House offering a total of 39 meeting rooms between them. Newly-refurbished, the Wokefield Suite is a large, modern and flexible space making it ideal for events up to 500 guests. Filled with character, thanks to their original features, spaces in the Mansion can cater for up to 260 guests,

Green Park Conference Centre

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

The Conference Centre is a great meeting place for business. Located at the beautiful Green Park it is an ideal venue for a variety of events. If you’re planning a one-to-one meeting, a small-group seminar or even a large annual conference, you can join the many discerning companies across the UK who have enjoyed our conference facilities. We provide a varied hospitality menu as well, catering for all.

Hilton Reading

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

Hilton Reading is the perfect Berkshire base for your meetings and events. Located off the A33 and five minutes from M4 J11, guests have easy rail access to London via the Elizabeth Line from Reading Station—just eight minutes by taxi, the hotel is only 27 miles from Heathrow Airport, and Reading’s bustling town centre is only a short drive away.

Novotel Reading

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

Perfectly situated in the heart of Reading. The guests can choose from executive and superior rooms, all boasting airy, contemporary designs and warmth. Our ten versatile meeting rooms can accommodate up to 110 guests. Whatever type of meeting you are organizing, you can optimize the chances of its success by benefiting from the Novotel network. Our years of experience have let us build a great expertise in meetings organization. Leisure facilities include a gym, sauna, steam room, and indoor heated pool.

Pentahotel Reading

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

The Pentahotel Reading is the place to meet! We have 11 event spaces, kitted out with all the tech you need and a helpful team of advisors to make the day run smoothly. Each room is accessible via the ground floor, offers free Wi-Fi, and can hold up to 250 theatre style. The Pentalounge is always available for breaktime, dinnertime, or playtime - with pool tables and playstations, and we also have 40 Penta Plus rooms and a Penta Suite if you need more space.

Reading Town Hall

Reading

Berkshire

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Right in the heart of Reading, this beautiful Grade II* listed building boasts a stunning Victorian Gothic facade by celebrated architect Alfred Waterhouse, and state-of-the-art facilities within to accommodate your event. From our beautiful Concert Hall, seating up to 700, to meeting rooms for 5, it has a space and a package tailored just to you. The Town Hall consists of four buildings built in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has undergone many changes to meet modern requirements and now hosts a leading conference and banqueting venue.

Thames Lido

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

Welcome to the Thames lido events where quirky style meets efficient service our spacious and versatile venue is designed to cater to all your business needs full stops offering a range of packages that are ideal for any type of gathering, whether it's small team meeting, a large conference for a stylish networking event. located just a five-minute walk from Reading railway station and easily accessible from the M4 corridor, are exceptionally placed location is where many businesses come together to make light of hard work.

Thames River Cruise

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

The Perfect Venue on the Upper Thames. The Upper reaches of the Thames are enchanting and captivating, a fitting backdrop for your Corporate Event. Sailing from Caversham Pier in Reading, passing open countryside, historic villages, and stunning vistas. A river celebration is like no other, every time you and your guests look out there is a new view. Each charter is personal, and we create an itinerary and experience on the river just for you, this means its easy to make a change or add in something extra. Casual, cool, or formal – the Thames is an amazing flexible venue. For further details please speak to the Bookings Team on 0118 948 1088 or alternatively email bookings@thamesrivercruise.co.uk

Thames Rivercruise

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

The Upper reaches of the Thames are enchanting and captivating, a fitting backdrop for your Corporate Event. Passing open countryside, historic villages and stunning vistas. A river celebration is like no other, every time you and your guests look out there is a new view. Each charter is personal and we create an itinerary and experience on the river just for you, this means its easy to make a change or add in something extra. Casual, cool or formal - the Thames is an amazing flexible venue.

The Roseate Reading

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

The Roseate Reading located in the town centre of Reading, Berkshire proffers a host of options for hiring meeting rooms for corporate events and business meetings. These elegantly designed spaces offer seamless connectivity and conference facilities using the latest technology. In addition to comfortable seating, privacy and all facilities required to have efficient meetings and events, the room also offers exemplary, service of refreshments, food & beverages before, during or after the events which can be customized to suit your preference.

University of Reading | Venue Reading

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

Situated just outside Reading town centre, Venue Reading is part of the University of Reading and is in a prime location to meet beyond London with excellent transport links. Venue Reading has everything from traditional buildings rich in heritage to modern state-of-the-art meeting rooms offering all year-round conferencing facilities including a variety of seminar rooms, classrooms, and lecture theatres for up to 400 delegates, Venue Reading is set up for small to large meetings and events and has over 2,000 ensuite halls bedrooms and an all year-round hotel.

VoCo Reading

Reading

Berkshire

Sports Stadium

Voco boasts three flexible and modern meeting rooms for up to 66 guests as well as 32 additional event spaces at the onsite Conference Centre for up to 500 people. Voco Reading is adjacent to Reading Football Club’s Stadium, perfectly located just minutes off the M4 and on the doorstep of Green Park and other Reading business parks. Free parking, with 4 electric car charging points. Spacious guest rooms and leisure facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Voco boasts the Atrium Bar, brasserie-style restaurant Le Café and a private dining room Cilantro

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