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The ideal setting for
a wedding ceremony
made more peaceful
with secondary glazing
Wedding ceremonies are made more peaceful in this highly ornamental and imaginative
Grade II and II* Listed Town Hall following acoustic adaptations to block noise from
Reading town centre.
Deep in the heart of Reading, close to Reading Abbey in
the county of Berkshire is the historic Reading Town Hall.
This magnificent Grade II Listed building was built in
phases between 1786 and 1897. The main façade was
designed in 1875 by renowned architect Alfred
Waterhouse in the Victorian Gothic style; this particular
area of the building is Grade II*. In 1943, the Town Hall
fell victim to an air raid and suffered extensive damage,
some of which was visible until 1990, when restoration
work commenced on the building.
The town’s civic offices were situated in the Town Hall
until 1976 but moved when Reading Civic Centre was
built. The library was also moved in 1986 to a dedicated
building in the nearby Kings Road. Following a major
refurbishment in 2000, the Town Hall now houses the
Reading Museum, a large concert hall, conference rooms
and a café.
Below, external view