Enjoy a truly festive dining experience at OUEV this Christmas

With the magic of Christmas just around the corner, you are in for a festive feast of holiday treats and fine dining to warm your spirits at our perfect Christmas party venues.

Our venues are nestled in the vibrant heart of Oxford, providing a truly magical, Dickensian backdrop to your Christmas celebrations. Each venue has impressive architecture, with interesting characterful spaces to suit all gatherings.

At the show-stopping Sheldonian Theatre guests can enjoy fine dining and will love to stargaze from the Cupola overlooking the Oxford spires. The grand Examination Schools, with sweeping marble staircases and wood-panelled walls, is perfect for larger celebrations and dancing until midnight. The beautifully carved St Luke’s Chapel is perfect for an intimate gathering or Osler House provides a flexible venue space to transform into your own.

We are delighted to offer three scrumptious festive packages this year. Choose delicious warming dishes from the Festive Buffet, Three Course Meal or Banquet menu for guests to enjoy. Tailor your event to your guests by selecting from a range of sparkling extras, from drinks receptions to canapes to decorations and music, making OUEV the place to be this festive season.

Our festive dining options

Festive Buffet

Guests can choose from a range of delicious buffet starter, main and dessert dishes along with teas or coffees. The perfect accompaniment for larger parties where the focus is the dance floor or a bijou drinks reception...

Festive Three Course Meal

Party the evening away with a three course meal for guests to enjoy at just £45 per person. Prepared by our award winning chefs, each table will be waited on allowing your guests to sit back and relax. Why not add on a drinks reception before the meal?

Festive Banquet

For an extra special experience, opt for indulgent fine dining for a celebration to remember... A splendid way to celebrate the festive season!

Special promotion

Book at any venue before 30 September and receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco or Mulled Wine (or non-alcoholic alternative) for every guest!

Our venues

Sheldonian Theatre

Step into the magic of the Sheldonian at Christmas and dine under the famous painted ceiling...

Examination Schools

Explore this stunning venue with flexible spaces seamlessly taking you from drinks reception to dining to dancing...

St Luke's Chapel

An unusual and cosy space for smaller festive gatherings whether drinks and nibbles, buffet or dining...

Osler House

A superb venue with flexible space and grounds. Transform the space with decorations and props to make it personal to your event...

To make an enquiry, please email venueenquiries@admin.ox.ac.uk and a member of our team will be pleased to help and provide further information.