Balliol College

Balliol College was founded in 1263, making it one of the oldest colleges of the University of Oxford. From the middle of the 19th century, Balliol was rebuilt by a succession of eminent architects: Waterhouse, Butterfield, Keen and Salvin.

Other buildings around the college are a medley of styles from the 15th century right through to the 20th century.

Our location in the heart of Oxford is ideal for conferences, training courses and corporate hospitality. Oxford has an excellent public transport service, so the college is easily accessible by rail, coach and bus from London and the rest of the UK, with direct links to Birmingham and London international airports.

We are proud of our reputation for providing a high level of service and outstanding cuisine. We have an excellent team of domestic staff, all dedicated to giving you and your guests an enjoyable and memorable college experience. We also recognise that the success of your conference reflects on you and your organisation, so we ensure that we make you our first priority. Our dedicated conference and events team will liaise with you before, during and after the event to make sure that all your expectations are met.

Balliol College
Oxford OX1 3BJ

12 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 226 guests for Dining, Buffet, Theatre, Boardroom, Drinks reception, Classroom, Cabaret, and Disco/drinks reception functions.

Bedrooms 360

Ensuite 200

Standard 160

Breakfast yes

Lunch yes

Dinner yes

"Your team have been absolutely fantastic, so a huge thanks to you."


Procter & Gamble

Jacqueline Gills, Conference & Events Manager

conference.manager@balliol.ox.ac.uk


01865 277676
www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/conferences
  • Balliol Hall, Balliol College

    Grand Hall

    Dining 226

    Buffet 226

    One of the larger college dining halls, built in 1877 and boasting an impressive vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows and a magnificent pipe organ.

    Facilities

    A traditional dining hall seating up to 226 guests surrounded by portraits of former masters and distinguished alumni.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access via lift, other access either end by staircase.

    Available

    Term

  • Senior Common Room, Balliol College

    Senior Common Room

    Dining 56

    An oak-panelled dining room.

    Facilities

    Dining room seating up to 56 guests.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term

  • Old Common Room Dining Room, Balliol College

    Old Common Room Dining Room

    Dining 22

    Buffet 60

    Theatre 20

    Boardroom 18

    Drinks reception 120

    An elegant dining room for up to 22 guests, with an adjoining anteroom perfect for a welcome drink beforehand.

    Facilities

    Dining room seating up to 22 guests overlooking the gardens, or drinks venue for up to 120.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term

  • Massey Room, Balliol College

    Massey Room

    Dining 20

    Buffet 35

    Theatre 20

    Boardroom 18

    Versatile meeting or breakout room.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor two steps up.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Bajpai Room, Balliol College

    Bajpai Room

    Boardroom 6

    Versatile meeting or breakout room.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor two steps up.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Russell Room, Balliol College

    Russell Room

    Boardroom 22

    Versatile meeting or breakout room.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    First floor via staircase

    Available

    Vacation

  • Lecture Room 23, Balliol College

    Lecture Room 23

    Theatre 90

    Classroom 36

    Cabaret 50

    Lecture room for up to 90 with projector, speakers, white boards and lectern.

    Facilities

    projector, speakers, white boards and lectern.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • JCR, Balliol College

    Junior Common Room

    Dining 150

    Buffet 50

    Disco/drinks reception 150

    The student common room, outside of term, can be used as a large breakout room, meeting room, disco or drinks reception venue with bar.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Pilch Studio, Balliol College

    Pilch Studio

    Theatre 60

    Boardroom 20

    Versatile meeting or breakout room, can also be used for presentations and performances.

    Facilities

    Stage.

    Accessibility

    Ground floor two steps down.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Von Trott Room, Balliol College

    Von Trott Room

    Theatre 20

    Boardroom 12

    Versatile meeting or breakout room.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor two steps down.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Lin Room, Balliol College

    Lin Room

    Theatre 15

    Boardroom 10

    Versatile meeting or breakout room.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor two steps down.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Wolfson Room, Balliol College

    Wolfson Room

    Theatre 40

    Boardroom 20

    Versatile meeting or breakout room, can be split into three rooms.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor two steps down.

    Available

    Vacation