Celebrating the festive season with OUEV

Hosting a spectacular festive celebration with us is simple, along with the venue we provide catering, table linen, and decorations, and a member of our team will be on hand to help you along the way. We have everything you need, and are always happy to suggest additions!

Celebrate in a truly unique venue

Our venues are nestled in the vibrant heart of Oxford, providing a truly magical, Dickensian backdrop to your festive celebrations. Each venue has impressive architecture, with interesting characterful spaces to suit all gatherings, simply choose the space best for you!

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.


Sheldonian Theatre

Dine under the famous painted ceiling...

Examination Schools

Perfect for large parties, dining, and dancing...

St Luke's Chapel

Ideal for drinks, nibbles, buffet, or dining...

Osler House

A blank canvas to transform!

Indulge in a scrumptious festive feast

Prepared by our award-winning chefs, our festive menus are crammed with locally sourced ingredients and delicious dishes. From artisanal breads, traditional and contemporary festive dishes, to the favourite mini mince pies and coffee, your guests are sure to enjoy a culinary delight.

Festive Buffet

The perfect accompaniment for larger parties where the focus is the dance floor or a bijou drinks reception!

Festive Banquet

An extra special dining experience, let guests sit back and relax as our hospitality team take you through a menu of fine dining.

We also offer a festive drinks package including mulled wine and prosecco, an extensive wine list and a canape menu to complement your party. Simply ask our team for more details.

Browse menus

Each menu option comes complete with festive centre pieces, festive decorations, and crackers to set the scene!

Host a showstopper with live music to magicians, lighting to sparkles!

We know the extra details can truly make your event sparkle, and we would be delighted to assist you with booking entertainment, event dressing, and adding those extra special festive finishing touches!

Enquire today!

Make the first step into your festive celebration and contact our friendly team today at venueenquiries@admin.ox.ac.uk to find out more and make a booking.