Reed Hall

Exeter, Devon

Reed Hall is a stunning grade II listed building, a hidden treasure nestled in 300 acres of enchanting landscaped gardens. Sympathetically refurbished in 2008, this Italianate mansion is a fine example of traditional architecture complemented by modernity – the perfect backdrop for any event.

The elegant aesthetics of the house and its grounds, coupled with first-class bespoke menus and a dedicated team of Event coordinators make Reed Hall a unique setting for any occasion. Whether a short break in Exeter, a meeting, conference or training event or a Wedding surrounded by beautiful scenery, Reed Hall is the ideal venue.

Inside Reed Hall, you will find Cafe Reed, which serves hot drinks and cakes, our stately Woodbridge Suite that offers 3-course lunches every weekday, and our conference rooms that can hold between 5 to 80 guests or delegates. The Woodbridge, Upper Lounge and Ibrahim Ahmed room are lisensed for wedding ceremonies and have the flexibility to be decorated in a way that is tailored to you. 

"The University of Exeter was the ideal venue for our new format of 2-day conferences, which we launched in 2016. The facilities were flexible and provided what we needed, more importantly, everyone we dealt with at the University and Event Exeter team were professional, supportive and in many ways felt like they were part of our team to make the event a success. Thank you." SWFED, (2016, 2017, 2018)

"Many thanks again to you and your team for such a beautifully managed prom, it was faultless and all the students had a memorable and special evening.  The house and the grounds looked incredible, it really is the ideal venue. All the staff were excellent and made for a very easy event. I really couldn’t have hoped for more." Exeter School Prom, (2018)

Hotel Details

A Month of Success for Event Exeter

Team celebrations are at an all-time high for Event Exeter as we celebrate a month of success for the business – a fantastic way to round off a hectic season, which has seen more than 1200 events successfully delivered across the University of Exeter campuses.

Sales and Marketing Recognition

The Conference News Academic Venue Awards aims to highlight excellence within the UK academic venues industry. This year we were immensely proud to pick up the award for the Best Sales and Marketing Team, a first for this particular area of the business.

The last 18 months have seen a phenomenal transformation in terms of marketing activity.  A brand refresh, a high end brochure, a contemporary website with 360 video tours of venues and the implementation of a digital marketing strategy have all led to a clearer direction in messaging and results.

Devon Business Event Venue

Now in its 10th year, the Devon Tourism Awards aims to celebrate the very best of the tourism industry in the county.

Shortlisted alongside tough competition, the team were thrilled to scoop the Gold Award for Business Event Venue of the Year at the annual awards dinner held in Torquay.

The judging process is rigorous and not only do they evaluate the original entry, they monitor and report on marketing, online presence and arrange show rounds and or a secret shopper. The overall feedback referenced ‘unique venues and complete professionalism.’

The team now progress to the South West Tourism Awards, alongside all Gold winners, where each will compete for the coveted regional title for their respective category. The South West is a phenomenal county for hospitality and tourism and it is an honour to be among the best. The awards take place at the stunning Exeter Cathedral in February 2020 and we are  keeping everything crossed.

Leading the Way

And finally our very own Head of Event Sales, Alex Penn, has made the coveted MiaList 2019 roll of honour. The people and teams who make up the list, work tirelessly to raise standards, deliver fantastic service, inspire those around them and go above and beyond to make a real difference. 

Following a nomination from her team and daunting interview process with judges, Alex was named as one of the top ten. 

Chosen for her impact on the business and going ‘above and beyond’ to ensure clients receive a seamless service, the team at Event Exeter are all incredibly proud of her achievements.

Reed Hall is an ideal venue for:

  • A short stay in Exeter
  • Business meetings
  • Training sessions
  • Conferences
  • Lunches and afternoon teas
  • Awards ceremonies, gala dinners and parties
  • Wakes
  • Weddings

Room Types

  • Reed Hall is a 5 minute walk from Holland Hall, which has rooms for both single and double occupancy, all with ensuit bathrooms and includes a B&B.  

Room Amenities

  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini fridge
  • Towels provided
  • Free WiFi

Establishment Features                                                         

  • Available for wedding ceremonies and receptions            
  • Business facilities eg.Faxmodem            
  • Central heating throughout            
  • Conference facilities                        
  • Event venue            
  • Garden patio for guests use                       
  • Licensed for civil marriages                                                                                                                                  
  • Non smoking establishment            

Leisure Facilities                                                                                    

  • Gym                                                
  • Outdoor pool                                                            
  • Tennis court
  • Squash Courts
  • Off-site rugby pitches          

Children & Infants                      

  • Accept children Minimum age: 1                                                            
  • Highchairs available                                                           

Food & drink

From working lunches to exquisite banquets, whatever your reason for dining with Reed Hall, there’s no doubt that your food will be prepared with care and precision. Their experienced team of chefs, led by head chef Nick, are passionate about their work and continuously strive to provide a first-class dining experience in Exeter.

Devon brings with it a huge reputation for food. Lush green fields and rich land clearly make for a fantastic range of fresh foods.

As members of Food and Drink Devon, Reed Hall are supporters of all things Devon and work closely with the University to source fresh, local produce.

They have close working relationships with a number of local suppliers who help them to ensure that their customers get nothing but the best.

Not only do they provide fine food for all their events, but the Woodbridge Restaurant and Café Reed are open on weekdays and offer a unique dining experience in the heart of Exeter. Why not pop in for a coffee, snack or a hearty home cooked lunch next time you’re looking for something a bit different. If the sun is shining you can even sit out in the beautiful gardens. 

Share the passion for food by visiting Reed Hall for the ultimate dining experience. Whether you are looking for a daytime snack or bespoke menus for a private function, the chefs have the experience and flexibility to meet your individual culinary requirements.

Whilst on campus you can also enjoy a variety of fresh snacks, good coffee and local and international lunch dishes from the cafes on campus.


The enchanting house Reed Hall, nestled in stunning botanical gardens with sweeping views across the Exe valley, provides nothing short of an idyllic backdrop for your special day. As one of Exeter’s most popular wedding venues, Reed Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and can cater for weddings of all shapes and sizes.

They have 3 stunning rooms licensed for civil ceremonies:

The elegant Woodbridge Restaurant, which opens out onto the lush green lawns, can seat up to 118 guests for the ceremony and 100 for your Wedding Breakfast.

For a sweeping backdrop across the Exeter Valley, you can choose to exchange your wedding vows in the Upper Lounge, which can accommodate up to 78 guests.

The more intimate ceremony takes place in the Ibrahim Ahmed Room on the ground floor of the house, which seats up to 40 guests.

The dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to create your perfect celebration and help take some of the stress out of your planning. The combination of historical atmosphere, first-class cuisine and an exceptional personal service make Reed Hall the perfect wedding venue. 


A meeting in the centre of Exeter need not be a stuffy city affair. Reed Hall have a selection of spaces suitable for meetings and conferences, just a stone’s throw from the centre of Exeter. Surrounded by tranquil gardens, trees and ponds, your delegates couldn’t feel any further from the city. Reed Hall offers a variety of unique meeting spaces, outstanding cuisine and stunning tranquil surroundings for delegates to enjoy.

As well as the beautiful historic Italianate Mansion Reed Hall, which is popular with many of their clients looking for something a little elegant and unusual, the Streatham campus offers a range of venues suitable for a variety of conferences, including the flagship Forum building, which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2012 and is conducive to an innovative, creative atmosphere.

High ceilings and an abundance of natural daylight, coupled with the modern AV essentials make for the perfect learning environment. The lower foyer area and upper landing are both ideal breakout spaces, giving delegates the opportunity to take time out from the learning environment and enjoy a much deserved refreshment/buffet lunch break. Hot lunches are served in the elegant Woodbridge Restaurant or, for the more conscientious group, working lunches can be delivered to the meeting rooms.

A dedicated Event Sales Specialist will ensure that your event is a stress-free experience from start to finish.


When visiting the self-contained Streatham site, everything is within a 10 minute walk, leaving no excuse not to enjoy the many attractions this 300 acre campus offers. The grounds have achieved a Green Flag Award;  the campus is ranked among the best park and green spaces in the country, with organised tours available by pre-booking.

There is plenty of art and culture to soak up, with a fine collection of sculptures along the sculpture walk or a visit to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum giving access to one of the largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain.

Enjoy a live music performance in the Great Hall, from pop, rock choirs and classical music, they have it all. If time allows, take in a show at Exeter Northcott Theatre. For details about live events on campus visit the Exeter Box Office.

There are many cafes and shop on the Streatham campus. Grab a bite to eat at the Terrace Restaurant, a coffee at Costa or sample freshly made pasta in La Touche cafe. For full details and opening times visit the Cafes and Shops pages on the University website.

Venturing into Exeter is a must with so many things to see and do, from shopping, excellent food, historical visitor attractions and scenery such as the Cathedral and Quayside.