Oxford Wedding

Oxford is one of the world’s greatest universities, and its buildings reflect great wealth poured into the city by benefactors supporting different colleges. It is also a town with a proud manufacturing history, not least of cars. Its position between London and some of the great cities of the Midlands and the North meant that it was also a place where people stopped for the night on their travels, and there are still many grand hotels and public houses with long histories as coaching inns. There was also a good supply of clean water and a demand for beer, so Oxford breweries had many years of success. In summary, great buildings, students with happy memories and beer. No wonder it hosts so many weddings.

Bodleian Libraries - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 0 miles.

There is nowhere more emblematic of Oxford than the Bodleian Libraries. Many of their grand rooms are licensed for civil weddings and civil partnerships, all within Oxford's historic Bodleian Library - Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellor's Court. All would make perfect architectural backgrounds for your photography.

business name:Bodleian Libraries
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Weddings ceremonies in Convocation House accommodate up to 100 guests ... You can hire these rooms on any day of the week between 9am and 3pm. There is a private entrance to Convocation House for your guests via Chancellor's Court located in the Sheldonian quadrangle. Chancellor's Court and Convocation House are interconnected."
address:Bodleian Libraries,
Broad Street,
three words:
phone:not known
Medley Manor Farm - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 1 miles.

This venue is a small family-run farm in Binsey, which all students will know is near the heart of Oxford City. They even have a pick your own fruit business. They offer a use of a picturesque field, where you can arrange this as you wish. There is parking and the option to camp in the field. A really blank canvas for those who like such things.

business name:Medley Manor Farm
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"We offer a beautiful Countryside Wedding Venue In The Heart Of Oxford. This beautiful green space borders the River Thames from Binsey Village to Tumbling Bay. It is the ideal backdrop for you to create your special day."
address:Medley Manor Farm,
three words:
phone:01865 241251
The Perch - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 2 miles.

A beautiful riverside pub, well loved by students and locals alike, is at the heart of this venue. Though it can cope with the larger numbers noted below, it is happy to host and organise weddings of all sizes. It is generally well known for the quality of its food, so the catering on the day is unlikely to be a problem.

business name:The Perch
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Enjoy impeccable service, great food, champagne boat arrivals and an enchanting day at our beautiful, centuries-old riverside wedding venue just outside of Oxford city centre. Our fully bespoke, canopied marquee hosts up to 200 guests in a stylish yet casual setting ..."
address:The Perch Inn,
three words:
phone:01865 728891
voco Oxford Thames - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 3 miles.

This strangely named hotel has an attractive location and some wonderful buildings. They say they are fully licensed for civil ceremonies and can host both the most intimate weddings and more sizeable ones up to 200 guests. They even offer a barge on the River Thames for those looking for something a bit different.

business name:voco® Oxford Thames
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"As you approach the hotel, the sweeping tree-lined driveway opens up to reveal the beautiful Cotswolds stone buildings, which surround the medieval barns and the grade II listed, 15th Century manor house. Nestled within 30 acres of grounds, this charming hotel sits on the bank of the River Thames ..."
address:voco® Oxford Thames
Henley Rd,
three words:
phone:01865 334444
Worton Hall - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 4 miles.

This venue say they are capable of accommodating seated dinners for up to 250 and cocktail receptions for 600, which means they have no shortage of space. The surrounding Worton Park has an organic working farm and also abundant wildlife. They see themselves as a blank canvas venue, so do explore your needs with them.

business name:Worton Hall
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Worton Hall offers a former grain store barn carefully restored into a contemporary venue for weddings, conferences and special events. Three open-plan function rooms combine to create a spacious and elegant venue located just 15 minutes from the centre of Oxford."
address:Worton Farm Office,
Worton Park,
OX29 4SU
three words:
phone:01865 882644
Acorn Barn - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 7 miles.

This venue is an 18m x 12m barn with a separate bar/catering shed and an acre of garden. If you would like to take that as a blank canvas and turn it into a special day, then this is the place for you, using the caterers of your choice.

business name:Acorn Barn
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"We used our barn in 2016 for our daughter's wedding. We would love to see other couples share their special day here."
address:Acorn Barn,
Milton Road,
OX44 7XX
three words:
phone:01865 891663
The Oxford Belfry - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 9 miles.

This is part of the Double Tree by Hilton chain of hotels. They have appropriate spaces for most sizes of weddings, for example the Trinity Suite has space for 180 people at the ceremony and up to 400 for the evening reception. You really need to visit to assess the available rooms and see if it they meet your needs.

business name:Doubletree by Hilton Oxford Belfry
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Our experienced wedding co-ordinators will be by your side to help you with every detail. The goal is to go above and beyond, to exceed your expectations at every turn, and give you the wedding you have always wanted."
address:Doubletree by Hilton Oxford Belfry,
Milton Common,
three words:
phone:01844 279 381
Milton Hill House - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 10 miles.

This Georgian manor in 22 acres of parkland is in easy reach of Oxford city centre with spaces that offer flexibility for up to 140 guests. There is also an option for an outside wedding with a pergola with a backdrop of an Italian fountain and olive trees. Worth a look around if this sounds like the kind of venue you would like.

business name:Milton Hill House
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Surrounded by 22 acres of tranquil parkland just 13 miles from Oxford, Milton Hill House effortlessly blends a graceful Georgian manor house with modern facilities. You’ll feel the history the moment you arrive at the house – previous residents include King William III, Peter the Great, and Sir Mortimer Singer ..."
address:Milton Hill House,
OX13 6AF
three words:
phone:01235 831 474
The Oxfordshire - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 11 miles.

This golf club has a civil wedding licence for up to 200 people, and also provides catering services and accommodation. They have extensive free car parking and a late night licence for your celebrations. You can also stay in one of their luxurious wedding suites so that your party can continue for as long as possible.

business name:The Oxfordshire
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"The quality of the setting is apparent from the moment you drive up the tree-lined driveway to the magnificent stone pillared entrance of The Oxfordshire. With an elegant interior and landscaped grounds, our hotel provides a winning combination ..."
address:The Oxfordshire,
Rycote Lane,
Milton Common,
three words:
phone:01844 278300
Ardington House - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 12 miles.

An extremely impressive country house set in large grounds. If you book this venue you have exclusive use of the house and gardens, so you can live like lords for the day. They have a riverside garden marquee seating up to 200 guests, and a preferred caterer who will work with you to find the ideal package for your special day.

business name:Ardington House
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Ardington House is a Georgian masterpiece in South Oxfordshire which we invite you to make your own for the most special of occasions. Set in its own extensive gardens and parkland, the house is available to rent on an exclusive basis for weddings ... and film location work."
address:Ardington House
Church Street
OX12 8QA
three words:
phone:01235 821 566
Caswell House - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 12 miles.

An attractive venue with use of three medieval barns for dining and dancing. There are spaces where you can hold your ceremony, and a Honeymoon Suite and many more bedrooms for your guests. They say that seating in the barns can be provided for up to 140 guests for the wedding breakfast, and up to 200 guests in the evening.

business name:Caswell House
"Dating back to the 15th Century this is a place steeped in history, and holds a captivating beauty all of its own, with original honey coloured Cotswold Stone Buildings, an Ancient Orchard, and sumptuous, elegantly styles bedrooms for those who wish to stay."
address:Caswell House,
Caswell Lane,
Brize Norton
OX18 3NJ
three words:
phone:01993 701064
The Tythe Barn - Venue - Oxford
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 12 miles.

A rural setting suitable for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. The 14th century thatched main barn has been restored and can hold up to 200 guests. There are also other spaces, for example the Cowshed and the Hovel, for you use on the day. There is even a garden path running to the nearby church for those who wish to use it.

business name:The Tythe Barn
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"The Tythe Barn is a family business founded in 1998 and set on the working farm of the Deeley family. Our setting oozes character and style, while our approach is simple, honest and down-to-earth."
address:The Tythe Barn,
Charbridge Lane,
OX26 4SR
three words:
phone:01869 321 442
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