Located in the heart of Oxford, The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and an impressive wedding venue emitting old-world charm. This beautiful 17th-century building formed the centre of Oxford science in the late 1600s and its galleries today offer a spectacular setting for any wedding celebration. You can wow your guests with an unforgettable event set in the heart of the ‘dreaming spires.’
Facilities and Capacity
The Bodleian Library invites you to enter through its magnificent ceremonial doors and toast your once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Gliding through the Old Bodleian, you will be welcomed by the intricate details of the stone walls surrounding the Old Schools Quadrangle before experiencing the masterful late gothic architecture of the Divinity School. The Convocation House provides a distinguished ceremonial space for up to 100 guests with a fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork, and chapel-style wooden benches.
Offering their grandest rooms for private hire, the Bodleian Library provides an experienced wedding team to help ensure your special day runs smoothly. The Bodleian wedding team strives to provide a professional and attentive service tailored to your tastes. Whether you seek the intimacy of a small wedding or a full-scale event with the ceremony and reception included, the Bodleian Library has a range of packages available to suit almost any budget. Options include:
- Exclusive use of Old Schools Quad for an evening reception (Saturdays & Sundays)
- An experied sole caterer who can tailor food and drinks menus to your requirements
- Space for a dance floor
- Live band and DJ facilities
- License for civil ceremonies and partnerships
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Broad Street OX1 3BG Oxford (Oxfordshire)
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