Wedding receptions

Eat, drink and celebrate

Celebrate your big day by holding your wedding reception at one of our wonderful venues. If you are looking for an attractive, affordable and relaxed venue space in Oxford then why not opt for the exclusive hire of Osler House including the use of the patio and gardens? Alternatively, if you’re looking for the full Oxford experience, why not hire the Examination Schools’ stunning rooms or choose the Sheldonian Theatre for a reception alongside a banquet at the Bodleian Library?

We understand that no two weddings are the same. Our stunning venues provide couples with the perfect balance of an immaculate reception space with the added flexibility to style the venue to suit their bespoke taste if they wish.

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Take a look below for a peek into our individual venues and their key details. Our events team will work with you to create a bespoke package to match your needs and ensure that your wedding runs smoothly, living up to your every expectation. To enquire, receive more information or book a venue visit, please call us on +44 (0)1865 276905 and we will be thrilled to talk to you.

Examination Schools reception package

From £8,000

Grade II listed and seamlessly presented, the Examination Schools’ offer the perfect grand, fairy tale setting for your wedding day. Set in the heart of Oxford, this venue is as visually stunning inside as it is outside, with elegant sweeping staircases, a mosaic-floored Great Hall, Italian marble columns, panelled rooms and ornate leaded-glass windows overlooking the quintessentially Oxford quad.

The Schools has a variety of spaces in which to hold your special day.  For an intimate reception, sit down to your bespoke wedding breakfast menu in the elegant ground floor rooms – complete with lattice windows and grand fireplaces. For an open air drinks reception consider fizz and canapes in the quad surrounded by stunning Oxford architecture. For a grander affair, seat up to 340 guests in the impressive upstairs North and South Schools with their high, decorative ceilings, historical portraits and heavy ornate doors for you to make that all-important entrance as newly-weds. The Schools will later be transformed into an open dance floor so you can soak up the atmosphere of the day and dance the night away with your guests.

Need to know

Capacity: 60 – 340

Availability: 14 hours from 10am until midnight. Additional hire time is possible and is charged on an hourly basis.

Accessibility: Fully accessible via a lift to the first floor.

Facilities: PA and basic lighting options included.

Catering: In-house. Three course wedding receptions start from £65 & VAT pp.

Osler House reception package

From £2,740

Osler House, Oxford, OUEV

If you are looking for an attractive, affordable and relaxed venue space in Oxford then opt for the exclusive hire of Osler House including the use of the patio and gardens. Located in Headington, the art-deco inspired Osler House is set away from the hustle and bustle, and is a beautiful blank canvas for couples looking to add their own bespoke styling to their wedding decor. Couples are invited to bring props and decorations into the venue, and be creative with the space to suit personal style. Add unique and quirky touches to make your day extra memorable.

Choose from a range of catering styles from our award-winning chefs to suit your reception, from three course sit down dining to buffet and bowl food options.

We invite couples to visit Osler to step into the space and imagine their special day. We can suggest local suppliers who can bring your ideal vision to life.

Need to know

Capacity: 60-140

Availability: 9 hours from 10am until midnight. Additional hire time is possible and is charged on an hourly basis.

Accessibility: Fully accessible throughout.

Facilities: PA and basic lighting options included.

Catering: In-house. Three course wedding receptions start from £65 & VAT pp.

Sheldonian Theatre drinks reception or evening dancing

£330 per hour

Bride and groom outside Sheldonian Theatre, wedding venue, Oxford

A unique and beautiful wedding reception venue, the Grade I listed Sheldonian Theatre is a place of beauty and tranquillity set in the midst of Oxford University’s oldest buildings.  It is our pleasure to partner with the Bodleian Library just across the quad and offer the Sheldonian Theatre for drinks receptions and evening dancing as part of the Bodleian wedding packages – a luxurious choice for couples wishing to share their day across two iconic venues. Feel rest assured you are in safe hands as our events team work seamlessly with the Bodleain ensuring couples have the most perfect day imaginable. Give guests a unique experience as they enjoy canapes and drinks in the stunning setting and look out over the ‘dreaming spires’ skyline from the cupola.

A favourite with University alumni and couples wishing to celebrate their magical day under the famous painted ceiling. Couples are invited to enjoy the theatre as it is, or transform the space with furniture hire and decorations to bring your unique style to this famous building.

Oh, and the photograph opportunities are endless!  Take a quiet moment away to soak up the romance and magic of the day with couple photos in the architecturally stunning quad and within the theatre.

Please speak directly to the Bodleian Library Wedding team to find out more about their wedding packages, including ceremonies and wedding breakfasts.

Need to know

Sheldonian Capacity: 60-220

Availability: Minimum hire time of four hours.

Accessibility: Ground floor fully accessible. Attic and Cupola accessible by staircase only.

Facilities: PA and basic lighting options included.

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