Venue Hire

Our venues

Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums are located in the heart of historic Oxford - just 60 miles from central London.

Planning an event

From conferences, drinks receptions and dinners to behind-the-scenes tours and private views, work with our events teams to create an event tailored to your requirements. Our range of stunning venues offer both a taste of historic Oxford and the chance to get behind the scenes of the modern university. And why not make your event more memorable by including an exhibition visit, private view, object-handling session or gifts from our museum shops?


Most of our venues are licensed for weddings and civil partnerships and offer a spectacular backdrop for your big day. Our experienced teams provide a friendly and personal service and are dedicated to ensuring your special day suits your budget and tastes.


Our gallery spaces and unique places provide incredible film locations. We welcome film and photographic crews of all sizes and, as well as offering amazing sets, we can provide access to the collections behind the scenes, and our specialists are sometimes available to share their expertise in an interview or as consultants.

Due to the historic nature of our sites, the fragility of some of our collections, and the fact that each are working departments, there are operational constraints relating to the use of our venues. Please give us as much notice as possible.




Visit the individual pages below to explore what's possible.