Our venue, your celebration

Finding the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion can be both exciting and overwhelming.

The Oakwood Centre offers bespoke packages for celebrations for up to 150 people in its flexible function rooms, providing a versatile venue from which to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, christening, family gathering or memorial, using any choice of suppliers to transform into the perfect special occasion.

With room hire starting from £129, the modern Centre, positioned within the beautiful grounds of Woodford Park, is the ideal venue for a celebration.  

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 celebration – 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 recently been awarded Green Flag status for its outstanding beauty and upkeep. Providing a perfect space for an outside drinks reception, BBQ and photos. 

Attention to detail

The professional Venues Team work closely with each 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 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 Catering for further information. 

Alternatively, outside professional caterers may be used. The Oakwood Centre also holds a fully licensed bar facility.

See our Celebration Brochure and Funeral Reception Brochure for more information