An introduction to our venue’s facilities

As a purpose built venue, The Olympia Ballroom offers unrivalled facilities to its guests. With a combined square footage of over 2900 square feet, the Shehnai team of co-ordinators can help you host your event to make the most of the vast space and our venue’s extensive facilities. We can also create individually stylised event areas.

All three event suites are individually themed, air conditioned and fully heated to add that little bit of extra comfort. Our venue’s suites come complete with a wide range of lighting and sound options, ensuring the perfect atmosphere to complement your event. All three of our suites are licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

The on-site banqueting kitchen caters for over 300 events a year, and is staffed by our internationally trained team of chefs, specialising in cuisine from right across the globe. We also work with two exceptional teams of guest chefs, who specialise in African cuisines, ensuring our venue is home to mouth watering cuisine to suit every preference.

Our venues are ideally located in the centre of Reading, with excellent travel links by road and rail to all parts of the country, particularly London and the London airports. Our Berkshire venues are just a seven minute walk distance from the main Reading train station, or 10 minute drive to one of the three M4 exits which serve the town.

If you’re looking for striking venues with an exceptional standard of facilities, The Olympia Ballroom at Shehnai provides a truly breathtaking setting.


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In-House Catering

In-house catering service The on-site banqueting kitchen supplies the best in food and drink for over 300 catered events a year and is staffed by our internationally acclaimed team of in-house chefs,... Read more


Our event suites Olympia Suite For those who require a grand setting for large celebrations, the Olympia Suite offers the perfect answer. The original domed ceiling, luxurious carpeted floor and built... Read more