As well as serving as a cafe throughout the day, The Reading Room at Tullie House can also be utilised for private venue hire in the evenings.

Whether it’s a birthday party, drinks reception, wedding celebrations or a special occasion The Reading Room at Tullie House can be transformed to suit your theme or style. Up to 100 people can be accommodated either in a traditional banqueting style or with informal small tables. A dancefloor and technical needs, such as speakers and microphones, can also be included in your venue hire package. 


  • 100 banquet style
  • 80 cabaret style

Adjoining to the Reading Room is our Function Room hosting a private bar with a range of wines, spirits, draft and soft drinks.

The Reading Room also leads to our garden terrace so why not sue this space in the summer months. It is surrounded by and overlooks our mature and colourful gardens and is a perfect space for hosting drinks receptions or we can even stoke up our wood fire pizza oven and barbecue.

We can provide an extensive range of catering packages and menus, from 3 course dinners and afternoon teas to cold buffets and canapes. To add to your venue hire we can call on the expertise of local suppliers to add value to your event. This may include DJ’s, musicians, florists and chair cover providers.  Our event planners are very flexible when it comes to organising your special occasion and can work with you to make sure the evening runs smoothly, from set up to clear down.  We also welcome ideas for special themed evenings.

To find out more about the private hire of The Reading Room please contact us on 01228 618701 or email