Love, laughter and happily ever after

Your vision, your style, your way

Finding the perfect venue for a wedding reception can be both exciting and overwhelming.

The Oakwood Centre offers bespoke packages for wedding receptions for up to 150 people* in its flexible rooms, providing a versatile venue from which to create a low-key or elaborate reception, using any choice of suppliers to transform the rooms into the perfect special occasion to match your theme.

The venue

Windows occupy one entire wall of each room, offering views over Woodford Park.  All rooms are decorated in neutral tones, providing the ideal backdrop to design and customise, creating the perfect style for the perfect wedding reception – whether that is a formal seated dinner, an informal drinks reception or space for a dance floor. 

Falcon Room, Brunel Room, Maxwell Hall and Carnival Hall can be extended and configured to create the ideal sized space, while the Miles Suite, for smaller or more intimate celebrations, is particularly elegant, flooded with natural light from full length windows on three sides and from a roof light set in to the high ceiling. The Bader Room is an equally delightful room with windows occupying one wall and feature wall art on another. 

Several of the rooms open on to the park, providing the opportunity to extend a celebration to the external spaces and take advantage of the natural beauty of Woodford Park and its facilities, which has maintained Green Flag status since 2018 for its outstanding beauty and upkeep.

The external areas of the Oakwood Centre provide a perfect space for an outside drinks reception, BBQ and beautiful photos. 

Attention to detail

Our professional Venues Team work closely with each wedding party to ensure the venue is configured to requirement and budget. The team is also available on the day for continued support to ensure the celebration runs smoothly, setting up and clearing down leaving each party free to focus and enjoy its event.  


The Oakwood Centre is ideally located in the heart of Woodley, opposite the town centre and within the beautiful grounds of Green Flag award winning Woodford Park. Centrally located close to Reading, with easy motorway access and public transport links, pay and display parking is available opposite the centre, while free parking is available at Woodford Park Leisure Centre, just a short stroll through the park. 

The menu

The Oakwood Centre’s in-house caterers Brown Bag are available for hot and cold drinks, light refreshments, breakfast, lunches and more formal menus. Brown Bag will create bespoke menus to suit. Please see our Catering page for further information. 


If you’re ready to enquire, please email: You can also check availability and see our hire charges on the Hire page HERE.

Please note the Oakwood Centre is not licensed for wedding ceremonies.