Wadham College

Wadham College offers a variety of historic and modern rooms suitable for small or large business or social occasions, gourmet cuisine and accommodation in a myriad of comfortable en-suite and standard guest rooms.

Wadham is one of the largest colleges of the University of Oxford, with approximately 450 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The College was founded in 1610 by Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham and is situated in the heart of Oxford, close to the iconic Sheldonian Theatre. Historically, Wadham's major claim to fame dates from just after the Civil War. A group under the aegis of the Warden, John Wilkins, was at the forefront of the 'scientific revolution' in England. Its meetings led directly to the foundation of the Royal Society. Distinguished members over the years include: Sir Christopher Wren, Sir Thomas Beecham, Cecil Day-Lewis, Michael Foot and Dr Rowan Williams.

The original building, the Front Quad, is a striking example of Jacobean architecture, incorporating the main entrance, rooms for fellows and students, and a magnificent hall and chapel. Wadham has expanded over the centuries, with the provision of a new state-of-the-art Graduate Centre, opened in October 2012, with two purpose-built meeting rooms for hire, and more recently the William Doo Undergraduate Centre and the Dr Lee Shau Kee Building

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Wadham College
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN

18 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 200 guests for Dining, Buffet, Boardroom, Other, Theatre, and Classroom functions.

Bedrooms 250

Ensuite 70

Standard 180

Breakfast yes

Lunch yes

Dinner yes

"It's been a great experience using the Conference Oxford service. Hope we will have more opportunities in the future."


Centre of Development Studies

Events Team

events@wadham.ox.ac.uk


01865 277 579
https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/venue-hire
  • The Hall, Wadham College

    Hall

    Dining 150

    Buffet 120

    Over 400 years old with long tables, oak panelling and a soaring, vaulted ceiling in the Hammerbeam style.

    Facilities

    PA system available

    Accessibility

    Disabled access using electric wheelchair stairclimber.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Old Library

    Old Library

    Dining 60

    Buffet 40

    Boardroom 60

    Formerly the library when the College was founded in 1610, this awe-inspiring room features a spectacular stained glass window, grand mahogany dining tables, and lovely views across the Back Quad and Cloisters Garden, and is an ideal setting for a variety of occasions including weddings, business meetings and private dining.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    No disabled access

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • New Refectory

    New Refectory

    Dining 100

    Overlooking JCR Quad and ideal for refreshment breaks and registration.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor. Disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Trapp Room

    Trapp

    Dining 16

    Buffet 16

    Boardroom 16

    Ideal for more intimate dinners of up to 16.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor. Ramp available for step.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • The Ante chapel

    Ante Chapel

    Other 150

    The Ante Chapel is part of our original seventeenth century College buildings.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ramp access

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Holywell Music Room

    Holywell Music Room

    Theatre 200

    Historic and an exceptional example of an 18th century auditorium.

    Facilities

    Concert and Lecture room for up to 200 with Projector/Screen.

    Accessibility

    Ground floor. Disabled access and space for wheelchairs.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Moser Theatre

    Moser Theatre

    Theatre 130

    Classroom 30

    Boardroom 30

    Contemporary Lecture Theatre

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Disabled access via lift with assistance from the Lodge. 24 hours advance notice required.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Okinaga Room

    Okinaga Room

    Theatre 80

    Classroom 68

    Boardroom 42

    Spacious, modern and natural daylight room which accommodates various layouts.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor. Disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Lee Shau Kee Scholars Seminar Room A+B

    Lee Shau Kee Scholars Seminar Room A+B

    Theatre 75

    Classroom 40

    Boardroom 32

    A spacious presentation room overlooking the Front Quad which can be divided into two to give syndicate rooms.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with 2 ceiling mounted Projectors for presentations to be run simultaneously for full viewing.

    Accessibility

    Disabled access via lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Lee Shau Kee Scholars Seminar Room A

    Lee Shau Kee Scholars Seminar Room A

    Theatre 35

    Classroom 24

    Boardroom 20

    Overlooks Front Quad.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Disabled access via lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Lee Shau Kee Scholars Seminar Room B

    Lee Shau Kee Scholars Seminar Room B

    Theatre 40

    Classroom 24

    Boardroom 20

    Overlooks Front Quad.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Disabled access via lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Knowles Room

    Knowles Room

    Theatre 40

    Classroom 16

    Boardroom 20

    An elegant, panelled room overlooking the Front and Back Quad.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Disabled access via lift subject to availability of adjoining room.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Gillese-Badun Seminar Room

    Gillese-Badun Seminar Room

    Theatre 40

    Located on the ground-floor of the McCall MacBain Graduate Centre, this modern meeting room lined with cedar wood incorporates state-of-the art audio visual technology and is therefore a perfect venue for formal presentations and business meetings.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Ground floor. Disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Old Seminar Room

    C. Day-Lewis Room

    Theatre 30

    Classroom 24

    Boardroom 28

    An elegant room situated in a secluded area of the College.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Available

    Vacation

  • Tower Room

    Tower Room

    Boardroom 14

    Located on the top floor of our state-of-the-art McCall MacBain Graduate Centre (with access via lift or stairs) this modern meeting room stands alone on this floor, therefore provides an intimate space for presentations and business meetings.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Disabled access via lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Seminar 4 & 5

    Seminar 4 & 5

    Theatre 70

    Classroom 40

    Boardroom 40

    Seats 70 in theatre style, 40 in classroom style; room can be divided into seminar rooms 4 and 5, with a capacity of 35 each.

    Facilities

    Fully equipped with ceiling mounted Projector.

    Accessibility

    Hearing induction loop system available, first floor wheelchair access via lift in room 5.

    Available

    Vacation

  • David Richards Music Room

    David Richards Music Room

    Classroom 7

    Boardroom 16

    Seats 16 in boardroom set up. Room divides to seat 7 classroom and 5 boardroom in each.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor access

    Available

    Vacation

  • Kusawan Room

    Kusuwan/ Beecham Rooms

    Boardroom 8

    Boardroom for 8 people.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Ground floor access

    Available

    Vacation