Undercroft Bar, Christ Church

Undercroft Bar, Christ Church

The Lodge, Christ Church

The Lodge, Christ Church

Dodgson Room, Christ Church

Dodgson Room, Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Church

Double Ensuite, Christ Church

Double Ensuite, Christ Church

Hall, Christ Church

Hall, Christ Church

Hall Staircase, Christ Church

Hall Staircase, Christ Church

Keene Room, Christ Church

Keene Room, Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Church

Lecture Room 1, Christ Church

Lecture Room 1, Christ Church

McKenna Room, Christ Church

McKenna Room, Christ Church

Peckwater Quad, Christ Church

Peckwater Quad, Christ Church

Twin Ensuite, Christ Church

Twin Ensuite, Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Church was established by Henry VIII in 1546 and is one of the largest colleges within the University of Oxford. It is a popular location for day meetings, residential Conferences, and Summer Schools during the Easter and Summer Vacation. The McKenna Room is available for day meetings and private dinners on weekdays during term time.

Residential delegates can enjoy staying in the unique surroundings of a College and Cathedral with the opportunity to walk through the Quadrangles and Cloisters, dine in the magnificent Tudor Dining Hall and sleep in traditional College bedrooms. They can listen to a choir at Evensong in the college chapel, which is also uniquely the Cathedral of the Diocese of Oxford. Located in the centre of Oxford, Christ Church is within easy reach of shops, museums and libraries. Delegates can also enjoy a stroll through Christ Church Meadow to the rivers Isis and Cherwell, hire a punt at nearby Magdalen Bridge, book a tour of Oxford or visit our Picture Gallery and Shop. Many distinguished people have been members here including William Gladstone, WH Auden, John Wesley and Lewis Carroll. 

Christ Church offers a variety of meeting rooms and a modern lecture theatre in buildings clustered around Tom Quad. Facilities include WiFi, audio-visual equipment (fixed or portable with additional charge), flipchart/whiteboard, Christ Church notepad and pen and bottled water. We can also offer an office space for conference organisers if required.

Accommodation is available during the Easter and Summer vacation on the main site or at one of our two annexes: 117 St Aldates, a 3-minute walk from Christ Church and the Liddell Building in East Oxford (Summer only). Single, twin and double bedrooms are available for up to 445 delegates in buildings of architectural and historical interest, which reflect the different centuries since the College’s foundation. Christ Church can only accommodate adults aged 18 and over (this includes babies/children sharing a room with adults).

Each year Christ Church hosts many Summer Schools and Conferences from around the world and many of the clients return year after year. The McKenna Room also follows a pattern of regular bookings, so please do get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Christ Church
St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

Venue Contact
Joanna Malton
01865 276174
conferenceoffice@chch.ox.ac.uk
www.chch.ox.ac.uk/conferences

14 meeting spaces with capacity for up to
300 guests for

  • dining
  • buffet
  • theatre
  • classroom
  • boardroom

functions plus 445 bedrooms for accommodation.

Summary

Bedrooms Ensuite Standard Breakfast Lunch Dinner
445 290 155 yes yes yes
Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre
- -
100 See image
Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre,Christ Church
Theatre space for up to 100 guests
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Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre,Christ Church
Theatre space for up to 100 guests
- - - -
Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space
- - - - - -
100 See image
Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space,Christ Church
Standing space for up to 100 guests
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Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space,Christ Church
Standing space for up to 100 guests
Lecture Room 1
- -
50 See image
Lecture Room 1, Christ Church
Theatre space for up to 50 guests
24 See image
Lecture Room 1, Christ Church
Classroom for up to 24 guests
24 See image
Lecture Room 1, Christ Church
Boardroom for up to 24 guests
-
18
Lecture Room 2
- -
48 See image
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Theatre space for up to 48 guests
16 See image
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Classroom for up to 16 guests
22 See image
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Boardroom for up to 22 guests
-
18
McKenna Room
47 See image
McKenna Room, Christ Church
Dining for up to 47 guests
60
60
18
26
-
20 See image
McKenna Room, Christ Church
U-shape space for up to 20 guests
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McKenna Room,Christ Church
U-shape space for up to 20 guests
Dodgson Room
- - - -
20 See image
Dodgson Room, Christ Church
Boardroom for up to 20 guests
- -
Keene Room
- - - -
20 See image
Keene Room, Christ Church
Boardroom for up to 20 guests
- -
Music Room
- -
40 See image
Music Room, Christ Church
Theatre space for up to 40 guests
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Music Room, Christ Church
Theatre space for up to 40 guests
24
22
- -
Old Library 1
- - - -
12 See image
Old Library, Christ Church
Boardroom for up to 12 guests
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Old Library, Christ Church
Boardroom for up to 12 guests
- -
Old Library Seminar Rooms
- - - -
14
-
14 See image
Old Library Seminar Rooms, Christ Church
U-shape space for up to 14 guests
Hall
300 See image
Hall, Christ Church
Dining for up to 300 guests
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Hall, Christ Church
Dining for up to 300 guests
- - - - - -
The Buttery Bar
- - - - - -
47 See image
The Buttery Bar, Christ Church
space for up to 47 guests
The Ante-Hall and Hall Staircase
- - - - - -
300 See image
Ante Hall, Christ Church
space for up to 300 guests
Undercroft Bar
- - - - - -
160 See image
Undercroft Bar, Christ Church
space for up to 160 guests

Room by room

  • Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Purpose-built accessible lecture theatre with fixed tiered seating and writing tablets - 100 fixed seating + 20 additional chairs. There is also a small ‘Green Room’ behind the lecture theatre which can be used as an office. Dimensions: 6.5m x 16m.

    Facilities: Built-in AV, Lectern with fixed microphone, 3 x wireless microphones, 2 x clip-on microphones, Air-conditioned, Hearing loop

    Accessibility: Ground floor with no steps.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    100 See image
    Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre,Christ Church
    Theatre space for up to 100 guests
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    Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre,Christ Church
    Theatre space for up to 100 guests
    - - - -
  • Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Part of the complex, the Exhibition Space is adjacent to the Lecture Theatre and used as a breakout room for refreshments or to display marketing material when booked with the Lecture Theatre. It has large glass doors which lead out to the patio and stone seating area. Dimensions: 6.5m x 10.5m.

    Facilities: Fixed water cooler, Multi-purpose room

    Accessibility: Ground floor with no steps.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - - - -
    100 See image
    Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space,Christ Church
    Standing space for up to 100 guests
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    Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Space,Christ Church
    Standing space for up to 100 guests
  • Lecture Room 1

    Available during Vacation

    Description: First floor Lecture Room with character overlooking the cloister and Tom Quad. Flexible seating and tables. Dimensions: 8.4m x 6.4m.

    Facilities: Built-in AV, Lectern, Water cooler

    Accessibility: First floor, no lift.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    50 See image
    Lecture Room 1, Christ Church
    Theatre space for up to 50 guests
    24 See image
    Lecture Room 1, Christ Church
    Classroom for up to 24 guests
    24 See image
    Lecture Room 1, Christ Church
    Boardroom for up to 24 guests
    -
    18
  • Lecture Room 2

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Lecture Room with large windows overlooking the cloisters and Tom Quad. Flexible seating and tables. Dimensions: 8.4m x 5.6m.

    Facilities: Built-in AV, Lectern, Water cooler

    Accessibility: Ground floor, Accessible with use of a ramp (2 steps).

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    48 See image
    Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
    Theatre space for up to 48 guests
    16 See image
    Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
    Classroom for up to 16 guests
    22 See image
    Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
    Boardroom for up to 22 guests
    -
    18
  • McKenna Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: An attractive and spacious room with oil paintings and fire place. A multi-purpose room that can be used as a dining room or meeting space weekdays during term time or as a meeting space in late August and September. Minimum numbers for dining are 20 people. Dimensions: 10.2m x 7.8m.

    Facilities: Lectern, Multipurpose room

    Accessibility: Lift to Ante-Hall, few steps into room.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    47 See image
    McKenna Room, Christ Church
    Dining for up to 47 guests
    60
    60
    18
    26
    -
    20 See image
    McKenna Room, Christ Church
    U-shape space for up to 20 guests
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    McKenna Room,Christ Church
    U-shape space for up to 20 guests
  • Dodgson Room

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Traditional college room with paintings and a grandfather clock. Dimensions: 9.0m x 5.1m

    Facilities: -

    Accessibility: Ground Floor (two steps up), ramp available for wheelchair.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - -
    20 See image
    Dodgson Room, Christ Church
    Boardroom for up to 20 guests
    - -
  • Keene Room

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Traditional college room with paintings. Dimensions: 4.9m x 9.6m.

    Facilities: -

    Accessibility: Exterior stone steps at front of building and staircase to meeting room; no lift access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - -
    20 See image
    Keene Room, Christ Church
    Boardroom for up to 20 guests
    - -
  • Music Room

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Spacious room with wooden flooring off Tom Quad with flexible seating and tables. Dimensions: 7.9m x 6,6m.

    Facilities: Multi-purpose room

    Accessibility: Ground floor, two steps up.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    40 See image
    Music Room, Christ Church
    Theatre space for up to 40 guests
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    Music Room, Christ Church
    Theatre space for up to 40 guests
    24
    22
    - -
  • Old Library 1

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Seminar room ideal for small groups with flexible seating and tables facing onto Meadows Building. Dimensions: 5.4m x 4.6m.

    Facilities: -

    Accessibility: Stairs to room.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - -
    12 See image
    Old Library, Christ Church
    Boardroom for up to 12 guests
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    Old Library, Christ Church
    Boardroom for up to 12 guests
    - -
  • Old Library Seminar Rooms

    Available during Vacation

    Description: Small seminar rooms, available during the summer vacation only, have been converted from student bedrooms, with flexible seating and tables. All the rooms are located within the Old Library block and can also be used as an office. Average dimensions: 4.5m x 4.2m.

    Facilities: -

    Accessibility: Stairs to all rooms.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - -
    14
    -
    14 See image
    Old Library Seminar Rooms, Christ Church
    U-shape space for up to 14 guests
  • Hall

    Available during Vacation

    Description: The Tudor dining Hall, one of the largest in Oxford, with notable stained glass, hammer beam roof and portrait collection. Delegates can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Hall during their stay. It is a shared space with all other guests and separate tables will be reserved for each group. There is an additional fee for exclusive use of Hall.

    Facilities: Lectern, microphone and roving microphone available for speeches.

    Accessibility: Lift access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    300 See image
    Hall, Christ Church
    Dining for up to 300 guests
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    Hall, Christ Church
    Dining for up to 300 guests
    - - - - - -
  • The Buttery Bar

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Buttery Bar functions as a bar and wine cellar and is frequently used by guests dining in the McKenna Room, to enjoy a drink beforehand. During Term, receptions in the Buttery start at 7.30pm to fit with our student dining. During vacation, Conferences and Summer Schools can request the Buttery be open to enjoy a drink before or after dinner in the Great Hall.

    Facilities: -

    Accessibility: Lift access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - - - -
    47 See image
    The Buttery Bar, Christ Church
    space for up to 47 guests
  • The Ante-Hall and Hall Staircase

    Available during Vacation

    Description: The Ante-Hall is a spacious area at the top of a magnificent stone staircase and it is used for large drinks receptions before dining in the Great Hall.

    Facilities: -

    Accessibility: Lift access.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - - - -
    300 See image
    Ante Hall, Christ Church
    space for up to 300 guests
  • Undercroft Bar

    Available during Vacation

    Description: The Undercroft is a renovated cellar bar. It can be used as a communal space for Conferences and Summer Schools to have a drink before or after dinner, but can also be booked by groups for a private reception.

    Facilities: Juke Box and two TV screens.

    Accessibility: Step free access

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - - - -
    160 See image
    Undercroft Bar, Christ Church
    space for up to 160 guests
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