Case study – intimate dinners at St Luke’s Chapel

posted on Thursday 5 October


The Said Business School


Wednesday 27 September 2017


A networking dinner for executive students of the Said Business School

Objectives and aims

The Said Business School is an academic department of Oxford University. They run a range of executive education programmes designed to inspire and create significant business transformation. The team at the Said were looking for a venue small enough to create an intimate and cosy feel for 25 guests. Many of their course participants were from overseas so finding an historic Oxford University venue was important.


We worked with the department to create a relaxed setting for the dinner ensuring they felt informed and confident about what would happen on the night. We did this by understanding their requirements during the initial site visit and then visiting them at their offices just before the event to finalise arrangements.

On the night guests were welcomed with arrival drinks and heard about the history of the Chapel, the site on which it sits, the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, and how the University uses the building today.

A three course dinner was served which included a starter of Baby gem lettuce with a feta, honey & yoghurt dressing, crisp pancetta, pine nut and panko crumb, baby gem emulsion, cucumber and mint jelly and micro herbs. A main dish of Oxford black leg chicken, wild mushroom and truffle stuffed leg, tender stems, smoked potato cream and truffle oil and a dessert of chocolate and passion fruit bavarois followed by coffee and mints.

Need a larger venue?

We also provide dining space for up to 330 guests at the Examination Schools.