The Ashmolean

The Ashmolean

Ashmolean Dining Room

Ashmolean Dining Room

Ashmolean Dining Room Terrace

Ashmolean Dining Room Terrace

Headley Lecture Theatre

Headley Lecture Theatre

Randolph Sculpture Gallery

Randolph Sculpture Gallery

European Art Gallery

European Art Gallery

Ashmolean Cafe

Ashmolean Cafe

European Art Gallery

European Art Gallery

Cast Gallery

Cast Gallery

Cast Gallery

Cast Gallery

Ashmolean

Situated in the heart of Oxford the Ashmolean boasts world renowned collections of art and archaeology and exciting venues that can accommodate a wide range of events throughout the year. Founded in 1683 the Ashmolean is the UK's oldest public museum. The building combines neo-classical elegance and pure contemporary lines. Using the venue and the collections as inspiration we enjoy tailoring each event to our clients' requirements. These spectacular settings cannot fail to impress your guests, and every event helps to support the museum.

We are licenced for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions. Our civil licence extends across the entire museum, allowing us to tailor the combination of galleries to suit your party, however large or small. We work with our exclusive catering partner, Clerkenwell Green Events, who provide the highest quality in events catering. 

Venue Contact

01865 610 406
events@ashmolean.org
http://www.ashmolean.org/services/venuehire/

9 meeting spaces with capacity for up to
900 guests for

  • dining
  • buffet
  • theatre
  • boardroom

functions.

Summary

Bedrooms Ensuite Standard Breakfast Lunch Dinner
0 0 0 yes yes
Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
Atrium (lower ground floor)
40
- - - - -
200 See image
The Atrium
Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 200 guests
Atrium (lower ground floor and upper floors)
40
- - - - -
900 See image
The Atrium
Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 900 guests
Randolph Sculpture Gallery
170 See image
Randolph Sculpture Gallery
Dining for up to 170 guests
120
180 See image
Randolph Sculpture Gallery
Theatre space for up to 180 guests
- - -
200
Cast Gallery
-
30 See image
Cast Gallery
Buffet for up to 30 guests
- - - -
50 See image
Cast Gallery
Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 50 guests
European Art Gallery (Mallett Gallery)
- -
100 See image
European Art Gallery
Theatre space for up to 100 guests
- - -
110 See image
European Art Gallery
Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 110 guests
Ashmolean Dining Room
70 See image
Ashmolean Dining Room
Dining for up to 70 guests
80 See image
Ashmolean Dining Room
Buffet for up to 80 guests
100
- - -
100 See image
Ashmolean Dining Room Terrace
Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 100 guests
Ashmolean Cafe
-
180
- - - -
250 See image
Ashmolean Cafe
Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 250 guests
Headley Lecture Theatre
-
50
100 See image
Headley Lecture Theatre
Theatre space for up to 100 guests
- - -
100
Director's Boardroom
18 See image
Director's Boardroom
Dining for up to 18 guests
20
20
-
18 See image
Director's Boardroom
Boardroom for up to 18 guests
-
20

Room by room

  • Atrium (lower ground floor)

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Atrium, at the heart of the Ashmolean, features a sculptural architectural staircase, a stunning focal point which connects every floor around the central light-well as it rises five flights from the lower ground to the skylight above.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    40
    - - - - -
    200 See image
    The Atrium
    Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 200 guests
  • Atrium (lower ground floor and upper floors)

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Atrium, at the heart of the Ashmolean, features a sculptural architectural staircase, a stunning focal point which connects every floor around the central light-well as it rises five flights from the lower ground to the skylight above.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    40
    - - - - -
    900 See image
    The Atrium
    Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 900 guests
  • Randolph Sculpture Gallery

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: This gallery houses the Arundel Collection of Greek and Roman sculpture and inscriptions. With its high ceilings and beautiful alcoves this gallery makes a striking backdrop to dinners, drinks receptions and seated presentations for up to 180.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Ground floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    170 See image
    Randolph Sculpture Gallery
    Dining for up to 170 guests
    120
    180 See image
    Randolph Sculpture Gallery
    Theatre space for up to 180 guests
    - - -
    200
  • Cast Gallery

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Cast Gallery which houses one of the oldest and largest collections of Classical Greek and Roman casts in the UK can accommodate drinks receptions for up to 50 and a seated meal for 30. Events managers are happy to advise on catering options as some restrictions apply.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Ground floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    -
    30 See image
    Cast Gallery
    Buffet for up to 30 guests
    - - - -
    50 See image
    Cast Gallery
    Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 50 guests
  • European Art Gallery (Mallett Gallery)

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The classical Mallett Gallery is furnished with chandeliers, a Kirkman harpsichord and paintings by the Old Masters.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Second floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    100 See image
    European Art Gallery
    Theatre space for up to 100 guests
    - - -
    110 See image
    European Art Gallery
    Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 110 guests
  • Ashmolean Dining Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The spacious rooftop restaurant and terrace offers views across Oxford and the perfect opportunity to enjoy a pre-dinner drink outside on a Summer's evening.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Fourth Floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    70 See image
    Ashmolean Dining Room
    Dining for up to 70 guests
    80 See image
    Ashmolean Dining Room
    Buffet for up to 80 guests
    100
    - - -
    100 See image
    Ashmolean Dining Room Terrace
    Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 100 guests
  • Ashmolean Cafe

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Café, with its robust flagstone flooring, vaulted ceiling arches and booth-style seating alcoves, is a relaxed and informal setting for post-dinner drinks, dancing and live bands.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends. Events can be held during daytime on Mondays.

    Accessibility: Lower ground floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    -
    180
    - - - -
    250 See image
    Ashmolean Cafe
    Receptions & Civil Ceremonies space for up to 250 guests
  • Headley Lecture Theatre

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Headley Lecture Theatre is a flat room with non-fixed seating that comes with inclusive use of the integrated smart lectern, data projector and PA system.

    Facilities: Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends.

    Accessibility: Lower ground floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    -
    50
    100 See image
    Headley Lecture Theatre
    Theatre space for up to 100 guests
    - - -
    100
  • Director's Boardroom

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Situated on the top floor of the museum with its own private rooftop terrace, the Director’s Boardroom is a versatile sunlit space that is available for meetings as well as lunches and dinners.

    Facilities: The room is Wi-Fi enabled and equipped with a 42" plasma screen. Available for private hire during and out of term time, in the evenings on weekdays and weekends.

    Accessibility: Fourth Floor. Full disabled access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    18 See image
    Director's Boardroom
    Dining for up to 18 guests
    20
    20
    -
    18 See image
    Director's Boardroom
    Boardroom for up to 18 guests
    -
    20
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