Situated in the heart of Reading's vibrant town centre, Matchbox is Reading’s first venue of its type, taking influence from award winning operations in Berlin, East London and New York.

Matchbox can provide exclusive hire of their VIP room and private bars, catering for special occasions and Christmas parties for up to 320 guests. With cocktails and canapes this venue is suited to those looking to create the perfect party atmosphere.

Packages with full venue hire start from £25 per head with drinks options, canape menu, Dj and exclusive access to the venue with a built in Photo booth. Matchbox is just 6 minutes’ walk away from Reading rail station with London just 25 minutes by train.

Venue Matchbox
Capacity 320 guests
Address 5-6 Friar Street
Booking Enquiries 0845 862 6677
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Packages & Offers (2)

Matchbox - Weekend Table Packages

Weekend Table Packages

  • Guests: 50 max
  • Price: from £10.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    ★ VIP Table Packages From Just £99 Minimum Spend ★

    Every Saturday at MatchBox Reading enjoy an unrivalled VIP experience. Our Table Packages start at £99 minimum spend and are inclusive of your table service and entry.

    Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us today to request a full drinks menu and customise your own deal!

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Matchbox - Christmas Packages

Christmas Packages

  • Guests: 350 max
  • Price: from £5.00 per person
  • Description & Details


    Whatever you want planned this year, Matchbox can help you bring something a little different into the celebrations


    Capacity - 300
    Private Bathroom Facilities
    Private Bar Access
    Disabled Access & Bathroom


    10 VIP Tables
    Custom Seating Plans


    Full PA System
    Pioneer CDJ 2000
    DJ Lighting Rig & Controls

    Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re open-minded, flexible and can look into any type of enquiry you have in mind.

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

Rooms & Event Spaces (3)

Exclusive Hire

  • Max Capacity: 200
Reservable Booths - Matchbox

Reservable Booths

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Full Details

    Birthday? Hen party? Leavers drinks? We can accommodate for all!
    With your own VIP Booth starting off at £150 minimum spend you will receive waitress service all evening and the exclusivity of your own area for the night!

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VIP Room - Matchbox

VIP Room

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Full Details

    The VIP room at Matchbox is perfect if you'd like a space to call your own.
    With private ropes making the area exclusive to you.
    With this room you will also have access to your own personal bartender!

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Venue Features (12)

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