Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England OX1 3BG, United Kingdom

The Bodleian Libraries

Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England OX1 3BG, United Kingdom

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The Bodleian Libraries is positioned in the center of Oxford, surrounded by stunning architecture and its famous “dreaming spires”, this venue provides a beautiful backdrop to any wedding.

The Bodleian Libraries is positioned in the center of Oxford, surrounded by stunning architecture and its famous “dreaming spires”, this venue provides a beautiful backdrop to any wedding.

The Bodleian LibrariesUpon entering the Old Bodleian, you are welcomed with the warm stone walls surrounding the Old Schools Quadrangle, with the intricate detail lit up by the beaming natural sunlight; it’s the perfect setting for your drinks reception as the sun sets, before heading inside to continue the celebrations.   

The Divinity School is the grandest room in the Old Bodleian Library, and leads from the Old Schools Quad.  Completed in 1488, it is a masterpiece of late gothic architecture with a magnificent stone carved ceiling that will wow every one of your guests.  This room can sit up to 120 guests for your ceremony or wedding breakfast where your guests can dine in luxury with our partnering caterers Oxford Fine Dining.  The space is transformed for the evening reception where up to 200 guests can dance the night away under the glittering lights highlighting the architecture, which are provided by our audio-visual and lighting partner, That Event Company. 

The Bodleian Libraries

Adjoining the Divinity School, Convocation House is a 17th-century building that was constructed as a meeting place for the University’s supreme legislative body. With a ceremony license, Convocation House lends itself perfectly to an intimate ceremony for up to 100 guests. It features a fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork and fixed wooden benches providing chapel style seating for your guests, which is highlighted by the incredible atmosphere of your live music and floral displays in the space.  You can also experience getting married in a popular filming location, where most recently The Favourite was shot. 

At the Bodleian, we understand that every wedding is different.  Throughout the planning process, our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator will be on hand to make sure that every detail is considered, whilst providing an exceptional level of service for your special day.

Additional information

Price Guide: £2,100 for a ceremony, £7,100 for a reception. Dry hire.
Venue Type: historic, city centre venue 120 seated dinner, 100-150 ceremony
Venue Capacity: 2 rooms licensed for civil ceremony, outside space for drinks reception, exclusive tours of the old library, chance to dine in one of the most iconic buildings in Oxford, wedding coordinator to guide you through the planning process
Accommodation: in partnership with the Old Bank Hotel
Dining Options: sole caterer Oxford Fine Dining
Exclusive Use: possible exclusive hire in the evenings dependent on term times

Location

Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England OX1 3BG, United Kingdom
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