Emmer Green Community Centre

Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre is the home for North Reading Children’s Centre, Emmer Green Pre-School, as well as other community groups and organisations. It is a single storey building that is accessible and offers a main hall, breakout area, kitchen and two meeting rooms. All can be hired for regular groups/events and parties.

How to find us

Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre is situated in North Caversham behind St Barnabas Church. The nearest bus routes are: numbers 22, 23 and 25 which provide a regular service throughout the day. The bus stop you need to use is called St Barnabas Church.

Please note: if you are travelling by car, there is very limited parking available at the centre due to its location, therefore we advise travelling by bus or getting a taxi.

Hiring this venue

The person hiring this venue must be at least 21 years of age and we may ask for evidence of age. The Main Hall and Lounge holds 100 people (standing) or 80 people (seated). Meeting Room 1 holds 12 people, Meeting Room 2 holds 18 people and Meeting Room 3 holds 15 people.

You will need to pay a £100 deposit in accordance with the terms and conditions below. The deposit is a separate charge from the private function rates of each room:

Business rate:

  • Hall & Lounge £19.07 per hour
  • Meeting Room 1 £2.24 per hour
  • Meeting Room 2 £4.20 per hour
  • Meeting Room 3 £2.75 per hour
  • Kitchen £1.68 per hour

Charity and private function rate:

  • Hall & Lounge £11.78 per hour
  • Meeting Room 1 £1.40 per hour
  • Meeting Room 2 £2.52 per hour
  • Meeting Room 3 £1.56 per hour
  • Kitchen £1.12 per hour

Voluntary linked to RBC rate:

  • Hall & Lounge £9.54 per hour
  • Meeting Room 1 £1.12 per hour
  • Meeting Room 2 £2.24 per hour
  • Meeting Room 3 £2.24 per hour
  • Kitchen £0.84 per hour

You will be subject to a security fee of £25 + VAT per booking, or £50 + VAT for public and bank holidays.

For one-off bookings there is an additional charge of 11% on the hire cost for Public Liability Insurance.

This is a non-smoking building, including vaping and e-cigarettes. This includes the grounds of the property, smoking must be outside of the property.

Supporting information

Some events may need you to send in extra information. Please see the list below:

  • Evidence of Public Liability Insurance at a minimum indemnity of £5million
  • A copy of your safeguarding policy if you are running activities for people under 19
  • A food hygiene certificate if you plan to serve food to the public
  • If you are planning to sell alcohol at your event, you need to obtain a Temporary Events Notice
  • A copy of your adults safeguarding policy if you are running sessions which may have vulnerable adults attending

For further details or queries, please contact the Lettings Team who will be able to advise accordingly.

Make an enquiry

If you are interested in hiring the venue, please complete the community centre enquiry form and a member of the Lettings Team will contact you within 72 hours.