The Bodleian Libraries Wedding Venue in Oxfordshire

Bodleian Library Weddings

Magnificent & historical setting for any wedding

5 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: £££ - ££££

Hire Price Range: £2,900 - £9,000

Guests for a ceremony: 100

Guest Capacity (min / max): 4 / 120

Guests for sit down meal: 30 - 120

Features & Services

Licensed for civil weddings

World-famous location

Stunning architecture

City centre location

Incredible photo opportunities inside and around Oxford

Historic setting

Friendly and personal service

Choice of three magnificent rooms to marry in

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings

Venue Setting


Additional Facilities

Exclusive use
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Wedding coordinator
Licensed bar
Wedding packages
Bespoke weddings

Venue Type

College, School or University
Unique & Unusual

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?


Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?


Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

We are able to do blessings outside.

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?

Yes, via our catering company.

Can we use our own caterers?

Catering is only provided by our supplier Oxford Fine Dining

From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?

This would need to be discussed dependent on dates and packages.

What time does the reception need to finish?


Are fireworks allowed?


Is confetti allowed?


Are candles allowed?


Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?


Is there accommodation on site?


Is there additional accommodation nearby?


About Bodleian Library Weddings

Celebrate the most memorable day of your life at the Bodleian Libraries, a magnificent & historical setting for any wedding. Whether a Wedding ceremony or reception, the Bodleian Libraries provides the perfect backdrop to create your special day.

Every wedding at the Bodleian is unique, no two are the same. Our events team provide a friendly and personal service while maintaining the highest professional standards. We can help you plan your special day around your budget and tastes.

We have a choice of three rooms which are licensed for civil weddings in the historic old Bodleian Library: the Divinity School, Convocation House and the Chancellor's Court.

Customer Reviews

We had an incredible wedding day at the Bodleian Library. We held both the ceremony and the reception there and heard so many glowing comments from the guests about how beautiful the venue was. Hannah and her team were brilliant - responding quickly to every question we had in the planning phase and helping everything run smoothly on the day. We felt totally relaxed and didn't worry about a thing.

We had our ceremony in Convocation House in The Bodleian. All through the process, The Bodleian staff were extremely helpful, and took a lot of the stress away. The space was absolutely gorgeous, and on the day, everything went to plan. As a non-religious couple, we were thrilled The Bodleian could provide the gravitas of a church venue, but without the religious overtones.

Much like the building itself, the staff at the Bodleian could not be any better. Our wedding there was the best day of our lives by such a long way that it did not feel like we had left the earth for day. The staff at the Bodleian made every little thing happen exactly as we wanted it and also stepped in with recommendations for how to do things even better, all of which they were absolutely right about. They provide top quality service incredibly quickly and really do an amazing job of tailoring the event to match the personality of the couple, one of the most special things about our day was how well it reflected our love and personalities. What was especially impressive was that we live in Switzerland and we organised our wedding during a pandemic, but the team at the Bodleian were so good that everything was organised perfectly and the end result on the day means we are still riding the wave of happiness several days later. We cannot imagine two more lovely or professional people than Hannah and Kate. They are superhuman in their kindness as well as their incredible abilities to organise, manage and create the most amazing weddings. In the run-up and on the day itself everything was managed perfectly, we did not have to worry about a thing. We did not have to do anything afterwards, it was call taken care of. We will be coming back to have a blessing for our marriage on one of our wedding anniversaries and we cannot wait. A huge thank you from us!

We had our wedding reception in the Divinity School at the Bodleian and we could not recommend the venue more highly. The building itself is absolutely stunning and needs very little doing to it in the way of decoration - the architecture speaks for itself! So many of our guests told us how much they loved it. Hannah made the whole planning process easy and seamless. She was always responsive and assisted with suppliers and timings. Planning our wedding was much less stressful knowing we could rely on her advice and expertise. The team also made sure things ran smoothly on the day so that my husband and I could just enjoy ourselves. Hannah even helped me with my veil! Overall, we had a fantastic wedding reception at the Bodleian and are so grateful to Hannah and the team for all their efforts.

Hannah and the team at the Bodleian were an absolute dream in helping us to realise our dream of getting married in Convocation House. As soon as my husband and I found out you could get married in the Bodleian we knew that what we wanted to do. Firstly the events team were really responsive and helpful in finding a slot we could do, despite quite a late request and they calendar being pretty packed. We had a great first meeting where the events manager took us through how things would work, and how we could decorate etc. - and Hannah was great putting up with my endless questions leading up to the day. The venue itself is beautiful - so bright for what it is, and beautifully appointed. They liaised with my registrar, flowers, and photographer for me so everything went off without a single hitch. Overall a beautiful venue, fabulous staff and a perfect ceremony. Thanks to Hannah and the team!

Bodleian Library Weddings

Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3BG

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