Love, laughter and happily ever after

Your vision, your style, your way

Close up of wedding couple, groom behind bride with his hand on her hip, and the bride holding a bouquet

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.

Table set for a wedding reception dinner
A three tiered wedding cake

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. 

Oakwood Centre Floor Plan

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.

Close up of a bride and three bridesmaids
Photo of a bridal party from behind, in an outdoor location.

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.

Wedding reception top table
Wedding reception top table with Mr & Mrs balloons


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.

Spring quiche and salad on a white plate
Close up of a three tiered, naked style wedding cake, with flower decorations
A line of espresso martini style drinks


If you’re ready to enquire, you can check availability, see our hire charges and contact us on the Hire page.

Please note the Oakwood Centre is not licensed for wedding ceremonies.
A collage of photos from wedding receptions held at the Oakwood Centre, Woodley
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