Have your event at Beale Wildlife Park

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Events at Beale Wildlife Park

Beale Wildlife Park, at Lower Basildon in Berkshire, is a unique venue set amongst 350 acres of stunning parkland, nestling on the banks of the River Thames.

The Park’s event facilitators, Pumpkin Catering, offer a full range of services to assist you in the planning, organisation and implementation of your event, including catering, marquees, party games and activities for:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Private Functions
  • Corporate Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Team Building Events

and much more…..

Beale Centre

The Beale Centre is a multipurpose, modern centre, overlooking an ornamental lake.  It is an ideal venue for business use and private functions, with flexible space to suit seminars, corporate conferencing and training days, art exhibitions, craft shows, wedding receptions and many other special occasions.

This unusual, hexagonal shaped building can accommodate up to 180 seated guests (theatre style). It is self contained with its own fully licensed bar, kitchen and toilet facilities.

The Peacock Restaurant

The Peacock Restaurant

Visit the Peacock Restaurant for a tempting array of freshly cooked, locally sourced dishes; pop in for afternoon tea, relax with a cuppa, enjoy an ice cream or pre-order your picnic for the day….the catering team run by Pumpkin Events has lots of tasty treats on offer!

Daily menu

With a daily menu featuring fresh, homemade dishes from locally sourced suppliers, the Peacock Restaurant offers a variety of catering options with personalised menus to suit the occasion as visitors relax and enjoy their surroundings.

So whether it’s a healthy option, vegetarian, soup, sandwiches or a homemade beef burger, there’s lots to choose from as the Pumpkin team welcomes you in with a friendly and efficient service.

Afternoon Tea

Pop in for a traditional ‘Afternoon Tea’ with freshly baked fruit and plain scone, clotted cream, preserves and a cup of tea (just £4.95 per serving) or chill out on sunny days with an enticing menu, featuring a selection of snacks, chilled drinks and ice creams.

Please note: Picnics and/or private, self-catered parties are not permitted in the Peacock Restaurant without the prior consent of the caterer.

The Events Fields

The outdoor space at Beale Wildlife Park is set against the stunning backdrop of the River Thames, and has considerable versatility, offering:

  • The Events Fields – available for hire and easily accessible by land and water.
  • Riverbanks stretching for 1.5 miles  – your guests could even arrive by boat.
  • A seven acre lake.
  • Significant amount of parking.
  • Just 8 miles from the centre of Reading.

Private Functions

Beale Wildlife Park is the perfect place to mark that special occasion. The Pumpkin catering team offers a wealth of experience to help you plan your event whether it’s your wedding day, a family celebration, a get-together or a Christmas Party.

The Beale Centre is a modern, multipurpose centre overlooking an ornamental lake, and starts as a blank canvas which can be transformed to suit your needs and offers:

  • Fully licensed bar
  • Outdoor terrace and seating area overlooking the lake
  • Full audio visual facilities
  • Separate entrance leading from car park

From drinks in the Beale Centre to a sumptuous banquet, there is a range of catering options to suit your requirements.

Catering for up to 150 seated covers and accommodating up to 300 standing – buffet menus, BBQs and Hog Roasts as well as three course dinners, inclusive of linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

For further information please call: 0118 976 7480 (option 4)

Corporate Functions

Surrounded by nature, yet well supported by the South’s road and rail network, Beale Wildlife Park is the ideal venue for a range of business functions including conferences, team building events, seminars and training days.

Facilitated by Beale Wildlife Park’s appointed catering and events provider, Pumpkin Catering, there is a variety of catering options to choose from, including BBQ, buffet, lunch and seated dining.

We can offer day delegate packages to include three servings of tea, coffee and biscuits and a sandwich lunch buffet.  This package, if required, can include pens, paper and flipcharts.

The events fields can be reached by land and water and are available for hire for a wide range of events and activities.

For further information please call: 0118 976 7480 (option 4).