Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - August/September 2023 (Issue 102)

Wedding venues in Reading and East Berkshire DE VERE WOKEFIELD ESTATE, READING This Grade 11 listed mansion house hotel, part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and event destinations, sits within 250 acres of picturesque parkland. A £ 20 million refurbishment saw the renovation of an additional 37 luxury bedrooms, the introduction of a golf driving range and the renovation of its modern event destination, Wokefield Place. Offering 87 luxury guest rooms in the Mansion House, and a further 289 bedrooms in Wokefield Place and Wellington Lodge, each one showcases luxurious, distinctly British interiors blending a heritage colour palette of muted greens, greys, taupe and cream with contemporary fixtures and fittings to create spaces that are restful and calming. Classic Roberts radios, quality toiletries and smart TVs are just some of the features provided. The 90-seater 1560 Restaurant & Bar in the Mansion House serves a British-inspired menu, alongside a range of craft beers, wines and classic cocktails. The Whiskey Lounge is another drinking establishment and stylish restaurant The View, and Benedict’s Bar located in Wokefield Place, all offer a range of delicious dishes, plus an outdoor pizza oven has also been introduced on the terrace. Ceremonies and receptions take place inside the Mansion House in the elegant Terrace Suite which boasts direct access to a private terrace overlooking the lake and it’s own bar. There’s also the Lincoln Suite, a dual-aspect room with views stretching across the lawns which offers an alternatice ceremony spot during summer. The Wokefield Suite inside Wokefield Place accommodates up to 400 guests for a ceremony or reception and offers a blank canvas that can be transformed to suit any wedding theme. Intimate celebrations can enjoy the Palmer Suite, Old Lounge and Mortimer Suite home to original features and chandeliers. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 0118 933 4019, • We love... the grand staircase in the Mansion House. Spotlight on... 21 LOCAL VENUES