The Pavilion

The Pavilion

If you’re looking for a central Reading venue to hold your latest business meeting or event, The Pavilion should tick all the boxes. Originally a 1920’s cinema and seeing a previous existence as a snooker hall, The Pavilion is now used for church services and offers a unique venue for private and corporate events, with wonderful art deco architecture and original features.

There are 13 flexible meeting rooms, many of which can be partitioned into smaller spaces to suit a variety of events. The cinema style Circle is ideal for conferences or presentations for up to 320 people, with a large screen, projector and black out blinds. The Auditorium also has that gorgeous vintage cinema feel, with 1920’s features and original windows being a stunning backdrop for events for a maximum of 250 guests; concerts, presentations, private screenings and banquets are well suited to this lovely room.

The Spirit Lounge is on the upper floor and has its own newly refurbished kitchen. This is a very atmospheric space flooded with natural daylight from the huge period windows, and in the evening, subtle lighting adds mood and ambience, ideal for conferences, presentations, and awards ceremonies for 50 standing or 25 seated. The Wesley Hall has capacity for 64 seated or 80 standing, and is a popular space for events for young people, being fully equipped with a PA system and lighting to add mood to parties and receptions.

The Roberts, Whitefield and Campbell Rooms are all bright and cheerful spaces for smaller conferences and training sessions. For meetings or interviews requiring more privacy, The Green Room, with soft furnishings and a kitchenette, offers a cosy environment for more relaxed meetings for up to 8 people, or the laid back, contemporary setting of the Projection Room seats 6, with a viewing window into the Circle. Room 144 is perfect for one to one meetings or interviews, with a working table for two and comfy seating for a maximum of 5 people. The Counselling Room is a similar environment, with seating for 3.

The Pavilion is well prepared for events and meetings, having full audio-visual equipment and modern lighting systems. The venue can be hired 8.30am-11.00pm and refreshments for your event can be provided by the in-house catering team.

The Pavilion’s Café 12, seats 50 people and is a vibrant setting to enjoy a snack or a meal, with high ceilings and stylish design adding to the lively atmosphere.

The Pavilion is located just 10 minutes from the railway station, with a public car park close by.

Venue The Pavilion
Capacity 750 guests
Address 143-145 Oxford Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 7UY
Booking Enquiries 01189 839 080
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Packages & Offers (1)

Delegate Day Rate

  • Guests: 150 max
  • Price: from £35.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Venue Hire
    WiFi
    Stationary
    Flip charts
    Projector and projection screen
    Still and sparkling water
    Hot or cold buffet.
    Unlimited teas coffees and biscuits.
    Price inc VAT

  • Request a Quote

Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (4)

Auditorium

Auditorium

  • Max Capacity: 750
  • Dimensions: L:16.00m x W:14.00m
  • Full Details

    Our stunning auditorium has been lovingly restored to recapture the original feel of a 1920’s cinema. Many of the art deco features have been given a new lease of life, and huge windows make this room very welcoming and airy. The team has blended state of the art modern sound and visuals with this traditional backdrop to make this a highly individual venue ideal for concerts, conferences, parties and banquets.

    We are also licensed to hold weddings here.

    There is lift access to this level.

    WiFi
    Stationary
    Flip charts
    Projector and projection screen
    Still and sparkling water
    Hot or cold buffet.
    Unlimited teas coffees and biscuits.
    Price inc VAT

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 750
    • Dinner & Dance: 100
    • Formal Dining: 120
    • Cabaret: 120
    • Theatre: 750
    • Classroom: 120
    • U-Shape: 80
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The Wesley Hall

The Wesley Hall

  • Max Capacity: 80
  • Full Details

    The Wesley hall is our most highly sought after meeting room, due to the flexible nature of the accommodation. Part of the room is carpeted; the rest has a wooden floor, which makes it perfect for dancing, parties and events that require a break out area. There is a fully equipped PA desk and projector as well as coloured spot lights on the staged area. This is a very atmospheric space with coloured lights behind the reclaimed wood wall cladding. The room can also be divided into 2 rooms to create a smaller, carpeted meeting room and a larger meeting/reception room

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 80
    • Dinner & Dance: 40
    • Formal Dining: 60
    • Cabaret: 60
    • Theatre: 80
    • U-Shape: 40
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Roberts Room

Roberts Room

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Full Details

    The Roberts room is a popular meeting and training room. It comes equipped with a whiteboard and TV, which can be linked up to a laptop computer and makes it perfect for presentations.

    WiFi
    Stationary
    Flip charts
    Projector and projection screen
    Still and sparkling water
    Hot or cold buffet.
    Unlimited teas coffees and biscuits.
    Price inc VAT

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 40
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 12
    • Cabaret: 20
    • Theatre: 40
    • Classroom: 20
    • U-Shape: 9
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Spirit Lounge

Spirit Lounge

  • Max Capacity: 30
  • Full Details

    For many of our clients, the upper foyer lounge is their favourite part of the Pavilion. When the sun is shining, light floods through the large picture windows, which are an original feature of the space, making this area perfect for creative workshops or larger meetings. A large TV is available for showing presentations. After dark, the atmosphere can be adjusted using the colourful contemporary lighting, making this area perfect for meetings and relaxed social events. The area incorporates a stylish, newly refurbished kitchen for serving drinks and food from.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 30
    • Formal Dining: 24
    • Cabaret: 24
    • Theatre: 30
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Venue Features (10)

  • Disability Access
  • Local Public Transport
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • In-house Catering
  • AV Equipment
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Family / Children Friendly
  • Self Catering Allowed
  • Music Licence