Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University of Oxford. The library was founded by Sir Thomas Bodley and officially opened in 1602.

It is the largest university library in the UK, one of five legal deposit libraries, and holds millions of printed items and manuscripts. Generations of famous scholars have studied in its reading rooms, among them five kings, 40 Nobel Prize winners and 26 prime ministers.

This magnificent historic venue can provide the picture-perfect setting for your corporate event or family celebration. On a Saturday and Sunday evening, the venue can be exclusively yours.

We offer three rooms of different sizes, each with its own unique history and character. The Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies. Our beautiful quadrangles provide secluded outdoor spaces, surrounded by some of Oxford’s most ancient and iconic buildings.We are also very happy to be able to offer wedding couples the chance to have their drinks reception in the Sheldonian Theatre

As well as providing world class facilities for academics and students, the Weston Library includes a magnificent 854m2 hall for dining and drinks, a state of the art lecture theatre seating 117 and a rooftop terrace with stunning views across the city, all of which can be hired for conferences and events.

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Bodleian Library
Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BG

6 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 450 guests for Dining, Buffet, Theatre, Cabaret, Standing, and Drinks functions.

Bedrooms 0

Ensuite 0

Standard 0

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner yes

"The service I received from you was wonderful. I will not hesitate to use your service again"


Department for Continuing Education

Kate Del Nevo

events@bodleian.ox.ac.uk


01865 287199
www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
  • Divinity School, Bodleian

    Divinity School

    Dining 120

    Buffet 200

    Theatre 120

    Cabaret 80

    Standing 200

    The university’s oldest teaching and examination room, dates from the 1500s, and is a masterpiece of English gothic architecture.

    Facilities

    Trestle tables, PA system (extra charge), screen, projector table, client hires own furniture.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible on ground floor, but steps to adjoining room.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Convocation House, Bodleian

    Convocation House

    Dining 30

    Buffet 60

    Standing 60

    17th century building, constructed as a meeting place for the university’s supreme legislative body, features a fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork and fixed wooden benches.

    Facilities

    Trestle tables, PA system (extra charge), screen, projector table, fixed seating in horseshoe-shaped disposition, large and impressive doorway leading from Chancellor’s Court to the Sheldonian Quadrangle.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible on ground floor, but steps to adjoining room.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Chancellor's Court, Bodleian Library

    Chancellor's Court

    Buffet 30

    Standing 30

    Clearly identifiable as the university’s former courtroom by its bench and dock, where the university tried members accused of wrongdoing.

    Facilities

    Trestle tables, PA system (extra charge), screen, projector table, large and impressive doorway leading from Chancellor’s Court to the Sheldonian Quadrangle.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible on ground floor.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

    Blackwell Hall

    Dining 250

    Buffet 250

    Drinks 450

    Blackwell Hall is the Weston library's splendid new entrance atrium with a colonnade overlooking Broad Street. This bright and airy space can seat 250 guests for dinner or 450 for drinks receptions, and is an ideal space for presentations, product launches, private receptions and dinner-dances.

    Facilities

    Built in audio-visual systems and the option to have a private view of the current exhibition.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Roof Terrace, Weston Library

    Roof Terrace

    Drinks 100

    On the fifth floor of the Weston Library, a fabulous venue for drinks receptions for up to 100 guests. Magnificent views across Oxford's historic rooftops to the hills beyond.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Access by lift from ground floor.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Lecture Theatre

    Lecture Theatre

    Theatre 117

    Situated on the ground floor, the Lecture Theatre has 117 comfortable tiered seats with soft-fold tables.

    Facilities

    Soft-fold tables and power sockets, fully equipped with the latest audio-visual systems.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible on ground floor

    Available

    Term & Vacation