Whether you want to offer your delegates tours, teambuilding experiences or innovative ways to check-in, or you require a florist or specialist AV to put the finishing touches on your event, our free service includes helpful pointers for local events services. Please note that we cannot officially recommend suppliers, however, the following are services that have been used and/or recommended by our venues and others:
Oxford Event Hire – Event & Catering Equipment Hire - From forks to fridges, tables & chairs, glassware & kitchen equipment. They deliver high quality equipment straight to your venue and collect items dirty - enjoy your event with no added stress. They have traded with University venues for over 15 years
Boys and Girls Promotions – corporate events staffing agency which has worked closely with many University venues.
Oxford University Shop – official merchandise including stationary and other corporate gifts to provide the perfect memento for your delegates with profits supporting the University.
Archer Yates Associates Ltd – Professional Conference and Meetings Management. Supplying online registration, onsite event management and budgeting assistance. They have worked with many of the colleges and departments of the University for over 20 years
Novelty Catering / extras
The Chipsmyth – gourmet street food, ideal for ‘carriages food’ – Windsor
Happy Cakes –cupcakes, specialises in edible logos - Oxford
Chocolate Fountains of Dorset (serve Oxfordshire)
Berkshire Fountains – chocolate fountains; candy floss; popcorn machines
Love Candy Floss – includes popcorn machines, pick ‘n’ mix etc.
Nong Smitinand – Oxford – locally sourced, seasonal floristry
Daisies Flower Shop – Central Oxford
Fabulous Flowers – North Oxford
The Garden – Central Oxford
Joanna Carter – Oxfordshire
Sarah Harper – Central Oxford
Audio-visual Equipment and Tech
City Audio Visual - AV, translation booths, display screens and more. Have
worked with many Oxford University venues in the past.
THAT Event Company – Imaginative AV including lighting design, combining extravagance with cost-effectiveness, serving Oxford for intimate gatherings to large-scale University balls. Can also offer event planning services.
LNP Sound – AV & Entertainment
Big Screen Social - Social Media Wall
Music and Entertainment
Music At Events – agents representing a wide range of musicians
Tori Handsley – Harpist
Bill Spectre – ghost tours
Seven Casino Nights – Casino Hire
Orchestra of St John’s – profits support Music For Autism, a charity providing
concerts to children with autism and their carers
Pavlova Wind Quintet – specialising in background music for conferences
The Oxford Gargoyles – student Jazz A Capella
Art Deco Productions - Murder Mystery entertainment
Opera Anywhere and Singing Waiters
Tim Podesta - professional toastmaster, specially trained for special events such as weddings.
Chaz Snell – The Plastic Goldfish Company
John Cairns Photography
Carol Elizabeth Photography – dedicated wedding photographer
Percy’s Travel – Oxfordshire-based Coach Hire
Summertown Executive – executive chauffeur service
Premier Carriage – luxury wedding vehicles
My Oxford Travel
Oxford University Tours
Guided Walking Tours of Oxford
Experience Oxfordshire – tourist information/ welcome packs, sightseeing bus tours
T.O.A.D - While you're staying in Oxford, you might want to take a tour of The Oxford Artisan Distillery, Oxford's only local distillery where
Marquees and Pavilions