Oxford Botanic Garden

Situated in the heart of Oxford, the UK’s oldest Botanic Garden is an oasis of calm, the perfect venue for a drinks reception, garden party or a truly unique wedding celebration. In our beautiful Walled Garden there are many lovely and exotic photo opportunities that guests are welcome to explore.

Event Lawn: Our hire charge is for exclusive use of the site from public closure time, but events can start earlier in the day while we remain open. We can provide a spectacular wedding reception venue, with space for a marquee for up to 200 people on our Events Lawn.

The Conservatory: One of our seven display glasshouses, and perfect for an intimate gathering. Imagine a family party, pre-dinner drinks or afternoon tea against the backdrop of our seasonal plant displays. The Conservatory can host up to 50 people for a standing drinks reception, around 30-35 people for a talk or lecture, and around 20 people for a seated meeting.

Oxford Botanic Garden
Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ

2 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 250 guests for Dining, Buffet, Theatre, and GardenParty functions.

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  • The Conservatory

    Dining 20

    Buffet 50

    Theatre 35

    A historic glasshouse with seasonal displays located near the river and picturesque Magdalen Bridge.


    A beautiful and flexible space with variable layouts to suit your needs, and accessible toilets nearby.


    Fully accessible with a wheelchair – no stairs or steps.


    Term & Vacation

  • The Events Lawn

    Dining 200

    GardenParty 250

    Theatre 200

    Situated in the historic Walled Garden, the Events Lawn can accommodate a paries, wedding receptions, functions and other large gatherings against a backdrop of stunning scientific flowerbeds. Marquees are available for use through our preferred suppliers.


    2-3 minutes walk from our public bathrooms. Access & space for caterers and generators is available via Rose Lane.


    Fully accessible with a wheelchair – no stairs or steps.


    Term & Vacation