Osler House

With light, airy spaces and views over a beautiful private garden, Osler House is the ideal summer venue for a range of events, whether for work or fun. From May to September, the venue offers a fabulous summer party bbq package for the ultimate garden celebration. Osler House also offers three smaller indoor spaces well suited for meetings, smaller conferences, and away days, as well as a large bar and function room ideal for private celebrations and gatherings. For those seeking a blank canvas to personalise their wedding day, this venue is a hidden gem offering flexible space without city-centre prices. The venue spaces can be hired individually or combined for the ultimate space!

Located in Headington in the grounds of the John Radcliffe hospital, this art deco venue is steeped in history. The venue is named after the highly regarded Canadian doctor, Sir William Osler, who is widely considered the father of modern medicine. He pioneered bringing students out of lecture halls and taught instead at the patient’s bedside to enhance learning and nuture experience. He also created the first-ever residential training programmes for doctors. When not in use as a venue, the University’s medical students still enjoy this historic building as their clubhouse.




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The private gardens at Osler House are the perfect choice for summer celebrations! We can accommodate live music and games to entertain guests, and provide a delicious BBQ and drinks package to enjoy!

Wing Tat Lee Room

A venue space looking over peaceful gardens suiting a range of events

Function Room

A fantastic, versatile space well suited to summer party celebrations, wedding receptions, and private celebrations hosting up to 220 guests

Meeting Room 1

A cosy space suiting theatre and boardroom layouts for up to 20 people

Meeting Room 2

A bright, cosy meeting space for up to four guests - perfect for interviews, a small team meeting, planning days or tutorials

"Thank you for helping us make our summer party such a success at Osler House. Everyone who went has been talking today about it and commenting on how fantastic the location is and also how good the food was... please pass on my grateful thanks to the catering team and the charming bar team – everyone did a superb job and offered great service with a smile. People are already talking to me about next summer’s party....."

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How to find us

William Osler House, Osler road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BL

TrainOxford railway station is located approximately three miles away. A taxi journey should take approximately 15-20 minutes. Bikes (including electric ones) can be hired at the train station or around the city.

Bus The nearest bus stop and airport bus stops are located on London Road, around a five minute walk from Osler House.


CarThe nearest public car park is in Headington, a 10 minute walk away. There is car parking on Osler Road for up to two hours and car parking spaces are available directly outside Osler House in the hospital car park. We would recommend using these spaces in evenings and at weekends only as there is very limited availability during the day. Details about charges can be found here.