voco™ Oxford Thames Venues in Oxfordshire

voco™ Oxford Thames

Join us at our Wedding Fair - Sunday 6 March 2022

43 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Price Range: £7,000 - £20,000

Per Person Price Range: £98 - £134

Guests for a ceremony: 180

Guests for sit down meal: 2 - 200

Features & Services

Indoor and Outdoor Ceremonies

Leisure Club and Treatment Rooms

Delicious Food created by our Chefs

Bespoke Packages Available

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Blessings

All Celebrations under one Roof

104 Stylish Bedrooms with 12 inside the 15th Century Manor House

Complimentary Food and Wine Tasting for the Happy Couple

Dedicated Wedding Specialist

30 Acres of Grounds

4 Miles from Oxford City Centre

Easily Accessible Road Links

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Outdoor Ceremonies

Venue Setting


Venue Type

Country House
Manor House
Intimate Venue
Large hotel

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Bridal suite
Guest rooms
Orangery Or Marquee
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Wedding coordinator
Swimming pool
Spa facilities
Onsite car parking
One wedding per day
Licensed bar
Inhouse Toastmaster
Wedding packages
Bespoke weddings
Good Disabled Access

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers
BBQ & Hog Roasts


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Due to the size of our venue, this is not something we can offer, however, you do have total privacy inside the function space as well as your own private bar.

Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?

Yes, all of our function spaces are licenced for civil ceremonies.

Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

Yes, we have our beautiful Riverside Gazebo available for hire alongside an indoor backup option for your ceremony.

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?

We have an extensive wine list for you to choose from.

Can we use our own caterers?

We have our own fantastic chefs in house to help create your perfect menu.

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

This completely depends on what is happening inside the venue the night prior to your wedding and what function spaces you have booked. This can be discussed nearer the time with your wedding coordinator.

What time does the reception need to finish?

On a Friday and Saturday, your private bar and music will end at 1am. On any other day, the music and bar will shut down at midnight. However, our main lobby bar can be used 24hrs a day.

Are fireworks allowed?

Unfortunately due to our location, we do not allow fireworks, however, sparklers are not a problem!

Is confetti allowed?

Yes, as long as it is bio-degradable and used outside, this is absolutely fine.

Are candles allowed?

Yes! We just blow them out or replace them for the evening reception.

Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?

Yes, it is located in the original 15th century house.

Is there accommodation on site?

Yes, we have 104 bedrooms in the hotel and your guests will have access to a flexible preferential rate.

Is there additional accommodation nearby?

Yes, we have our sister property 10 minutes away!

About voco™ Oxford Thames

Medieval character & modern charm blend seamlessly to set the scene for your dream wedding. Our unique college barge & outdoor gazebo are the perfect setting to say "I do". Just a short drive from the heart of Oxford, on the banks of the River Thames

The Oxford Thames boasts an enchanting riverside gazebo, licensed for outdoor ceremonies, whilst the ornate Saint John’s College Barge and quaint walled garden, provide the perfect backdrop for endless photo opportunities.

When it comes to the reception, the Oxford Thames offers plenty of options. So whether you are looking for intimate celebrations with just those closest to you or something a little more extravagant, you will be sure to find the perfect spaces for your special day.

The characterful Little Barn is the ideal setting for weddings of up to 60 guests for the day, and 80 guests for the evening reception. While the modern Oxford Suite, overlooking the meadows, allows for something a little different, with the flexibility to host up to 120 guests for a seated meal, and up to 200 guests for the evening reception. The bright and spacious Conservatory, with its mixture of new and old, is perfect for up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening reception. Finally the River Room, with its views of our perfectly manicured lawns and the River Thames, can host up to 80 guests for your seated meal and 100 for the evening reception.

During this exciting time, you must have many questions! So join the wedding coordinator, Robyn, over some refreshments to discuss everything you need and how the Oxford Thames can make your big day perfect and stress-free.

Customer Reviews

I would just like to say a big thank you to Robyn, Claire (guest services) and the reception team for their patience and support this week. The customer service went above and beyond to help and reassure me with some wedding details that may have, to some, seemed small or insignificant, but they all were really kind and helpful. Thank you!

Dealing with the hotel to postpone our wedding was great - very flexible and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for better!

Dealing with voco Oxford Thames during COVID has been brilliant. Brilliant. They were very understanding, attentive, reassuring and made the whole process of postponing and rearranging (x2!) very easy and surprisingly stress free. Huge thanks to Robyn and Vicky. You have both been amazing.

Thank you for your hard work in trying to rearrange peoples weddings with as much understanding as possible. We were pretty satisfied and understood how difficult it must’ve been for the hotel in such an unprecedented situation. When we initially had to postpone, we were offered dates in early 2021 which we rejected as we felt the situation would still be too uncertain. In hindsight this was the correct decision, also we had planned an autumn and wanted to stick to that. The hotel were very good and offered us our new date for 06/11/21 which we are hopeful will go ahead as planned. Robyn and the team have been very helpful answering all my questions promptly.

We had to postpone twice and the hotel were completely understanding and incredibly helpful both times. The hotel has been fabulous since day one, and as much as COVID has been a complete nightmare, it really made us realize how lucky we are to have picked the venue that we did!

We had to postpone our wedding twice due to COVID-19 and we found dealing with the hotel really easy and accommodating, no hassle and everything sorted as lift and shift.

Voco hotel have been excellent, we cannot fault them at all! Their communication, help and support during this difficult time has been amazing. This has been a stressful time for many couples, however the hotel have made sure that their bride and grooms have peace of mind and have supported us all the way. Without voco things may have been very different and we are incredibly grateful for everything they have done.

Our wedding had to be postponed and the hotel was very helpful, quick with communication and always willing to help!

Very professional and responsive service from both Robyn and Vicky, any worries I have in relation to Covid and guests travelling internationally have been addressed and I have reassured. Highly recommend!

Our wedding was affected by COVID-19 but The Oxford Thames were always easy to get hold of and spoke us through every scenario.

The team have been absolutely amazing! Provided us with a range of dates we could move to. Responded to all emails really quickly despite not being open. Made the transition to new date really easy and have provided excellent reassurance throughout! Couldn't have asked for a lovelier team! Thank you for your amazing work during such a difficult time!

Our wedding date was affected by COVID-19. The hotel were great, we were initially given a reserve date before moving completely to that date. We were giving a range of dates to pick from was everything was kept really simple. Communication throughout lockdown has been really well done by Robyn and Vicky keeping us up to date with any news and answering any questions we had.

We had our wedding here in September 2019 and we couldn't have been more pleased with our day. Nothing was too much trouble and Robyn, our wedding co-ordinator, was fantastic; so approachable and helpful. We had so many comments from our guests about how lovely the venue had been and how accommodating the staff were. I was prepared for a few hiccups on the day but to my surprise everything ran very smoothly, not least because of the fantastic Master of Ceremonies who was so friendly and welcoming! A perfect venue for the big day

After looking at 9 different venues we settled on having our wedding reception at Voco for a few reasons: The blend of modern decor in an old barn we loved, The conservatory where the main wedding breakfast was to be held was beautiful, The friendly staff were very welcoming, And the wedding co ordinator, Robyn, was very down to earth and understanding of what we wanted on our special day. On the lead up to and on the day itself, the service and accommodating nature of the staff were second to none. We both received such nice reviews from our guests as well about how good the staff were. The bedrooms and in particular the beds were also highly praised from all our guests. On reflection, it’s hard to imagine how the day could have gone any better. Maybe the weather? But it was 4 days before Christmas so we did expect it. This was all mainly down to the efforts of Robyn and her team behind her. Thank you for such a memorable day. Nalin & Helen

We had our wedding at Voco Oxford Thames in May 2019 and it was the best venue we could have asked for. We were able to get married outside under the gazebo, which was incredibly special. The venue is stunning and many of our guests commented on how idyllic the setting was. Robyn could not have been more helpful and lovely throughout the entire process and they were extremely accommodating to all our requests. Everything about the day went so smoothly - they thought of everything so we did not have to. Even when timings did not go to plan as the speeches overran they adapted and dealt with it without any stress to us. Thank you so much Voco for an unforgettable and perfect day!

We booked the voco as it had many thing that we were looking for and one of the main things was accommodation as we had a lot of family who would be travelling from different countries and wanted everyone to stay together. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice, we used the conservatory, Oxford suite, river side and other areas within the hotel and our day was just magical. The staff from day one at the wedding fair until checking out the morning after the wedding were more than helpful and could not have done enough to accommodate our requests and needs along with the requests and needs of our family and friends. We were nervous about the hotel being set up as we wouldn’t be there on the morning but on arrival, the place looked just how we had imagined and Robyn and the team had done an amazing job. Thank you again to all the team at voco.

Hi Dawn and Ronnie, Thank you for your review! We love that we could accommodate your guests and at a preferential rate too! Your wedding and decor was beautiful and we loved having you and your guests here. Hope to see you again soon! Robyn.

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We had our wedding at Voco Oxford Thames in August 2019 and we couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day and weekend. We wanted somewhere that could accommodate our large wedding where everything was all under one roof and guests could have a long weekend break to. From the moment we walked into the hotel we knew this was the place for our wedding, the hotel is beautiful, the grounds are stunning, food is yummy and the staff are absolutely amazing and cannot do enough to help you. Robyn was particularly outstanding in organising our day and everything running so smoothly. Our family and friends are still raving about the day! Thank you Voco Oxford Thames would recommend you to any couple looking to have their special day with you. Take care. X

Hello Carly and Paul, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Your wedding was so fun to organise and host so thank you for choosing us for your perfect day! Hope to see you again soon, Robyn :)

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We got married on 2nd August 2019 at the Voco and it was the best day of my life, it couldn’t have been more perfect, the staff were fantastic and Robyn was amazing, she organised everything so well, kept me calm and made sure all the timings were stuck too. We can’t thank her enough for how perfect the day was as without her it wouldn’t have been how it was. The location and grounds are beautiful. I wouldn’t have changed any of it for the world. The lead up to the wedding was perfect too. Thank you Voco Thames!

Hi Lucy and Josh, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We loved your wedding! I will be sure to pass on your thanks to the team. Wishing you all the best, Robyn.

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We recently got married in December 2019 & we had the best day, it was everything we had hoped for and more. We would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Voco Oxford Thames, especially Robyn. She was so helfpul and very accomodating, and was part of the reason we chose to go with Oxford Thames as our wedding venue. Her attention to detail is a brides dream! We had so many compliments about the venue, food and all the staff. Thank you again! Sophie & Ben

Hi Sophie and Ben, Thank you for your lovely review, I really enjoyed the organisation process with you and hosting your wedding, I particularly enjoyed the Father of the Bride speech! I will also be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. Cannot wait to see some photos! All the best! Robyn

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Our wedding day in September was truly a day to remember, every thing was perfect and just so special, how we both imagined our day to be with everything running so smoothly. We could not fault anything and with the help of our wedding coordinator Robyn making us feel at ease from booking the day to the actual wedding day we would reccomend this venue over and over again..tracy and john hewitt

Hi Tracy and John, Thank you so much for your kind words. We absolutely loved hosting your wedding here at voco Oxford Thames and I am so glad that you had a day to remember! Wishing you both all the best. Kind regards, Robyn

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Just a quick note to thank you for arranging a perfect day us! I have to say that the wedding coordinator and team were very professional and everything was exactly as expected and just how we planned. The day ran smoothly and thank you for arranging the last minute change to the riverside ceremony! You did a great job!

Thank you so much for helping organise our wedding day! You’ve been so helpful all the way through and we had the best day, as did our guests. All of the staff on the day were brilliant and so helpful and friendly, they all did a fab job. They made it so stress-free for us! The food was lovely and a lot of guests commented on how good it was!

We want to thank you and all the staff at Oxford Thames Hotel for the truly superb time we all had at our wedding over the weekend. In particular, our gratitude to all the staff for their unfailing helpfulness, friendly yet professional manner, and just being there whenever needed. Also, the Wedding Breakfast exceeded our expectations - and the waiters and waitresses were lovely. I can't praise you all highly enough. We loved every aspect of the hotel and its grounds, and are only sorry that we couldn't do justice to the gardens due to the weather - but never mind, we all just got on with having a great time in the various settings you provided. Thank you Robyn for being a fantastic Wedding Coordinator. I hope your ears have been ringing for the last few days from the constant praise we've given you. I'll never forget our wonderful wedding weekend at the Oxford Thames Hotel.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Oxford Thames hotel, but more especially to Robyn for everything that she did for us. Her support, patience, and enthusiasm during the planning process made everything so much easier for us, and we really enjoyed working with her and the team. As for the day itself, it was just seemless. And even the weather played along! Please also thank the toastmaster for us. Many of the guests commented on how great he was!

We would like to thank you very much for all your help with organizing the wedding. Everything went very well and it was an wonderful day.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you did for us to make our wedding day perfect. It was everything we dreamed of and so much more. All of our guests loved the venue and everything went perfectly. Everyone at the hotel was just brilliant and we had the most amazing day! Also wanted to say thanks to the Toastmaster – he was just brilliant! Thanks again – Mr and Mrs Marshall!!!!

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your colleagues for the amazing job everyone did on our wedding day! My guests were blown away not only by the beautiful venue but the food and how helpful the staff were! It was flawless from start to finish! The Master of Ceremony was so helpful and super friendly. He definitely made the day go very smoothly! I was fully prepared that there is no such thing as the perfect day and that there would be hiccups but as far as I’m aware there were none! It was genuinely the best day!

We would like to thank you for all your help in implementing all of our intricate plans for our wedding. We would like to show our appreciation of all the work the whole team put in to ensure that everything ran smoothly. We tried to thank many of the team, but hope that you would ensure our thanks reach all the members, including the chefs, as you will have records of who was on duty. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Hi Nikki and Patrick, Thank you for your kind words! We absolutely loved having you, your family and friends here at voco Oxford Thames! I will pass your feedback onto the team! Wishing you both all the best and we hope to see you again soon. Robyn

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I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for your part in our wedding day on 22nd December. We had the most amazing day and we were really impressed with what you did for us. Everything seemed to go so smoothly and you put everything in place perfectly.

On behalf of me and Adam we wanted to say thanks to everyone for helping our day go smoothly. Everyone had an amazing time and the venue looked great!!!

Firstly, we'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your help in the run up to our wedding. It was a fantastic day, and we had a brilliant time! All of our guests enjoyed themselves and enjoyed being at the hotel. We had lots of compliments on their rooms, the grounds and the hotel in general. In particular, we would like to pass on the feedback that the food was excellent. It was really consistently good throughout the day, and lots of our guests complimented the food. The evening buffet was brilliant too. We'd also like to extend a huge thank you for Mark the toast master. He went above and beyond his duty all day and did such a fantastic job.

Thank you for all the hard work and preparations you made for our big day. It couldn't have been better and all our guests have remarked how well they were looked after and how outstanding the day was.

Thank you for making our day run so smoothly, you have been absolutely amazing and couldn’t have asked for a better day! The hotel and grounds are just simply beautiful and it made all our wishes for the day come true. Thank you again for all your help and support in the planning process all the way through to the big day - just can’t believe it was almost a week ago already. I’m very sure that we will be back to stay soon - the bridal suite was better than we could of imagined.

Many thanks for all the efforts you put in for our wedding on Sat 13th October. It was a great day and we've had many many comments praising the venue and organisation!

We had an amazing day! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and also the rest of the staff who looked after us so well.

We had a super day and the staff and you were all so brilliant! Thank you for everything you did for us!

Thanks again for all your help in the run up to the wedding and on the day. You really did reassure us and put us at ease, and that made the day so much more special.

A huge thank you to you and all the team at the Oxford Thames. Despite the appalling weather, Sarah and Mark’s great day achieved all that we hoped and this was in no small part to you and your supreme professionalism. We have had very many congratulations for all that took part at the hotel and so thank you.

Fantastic day My family attended a wedding here over the weekend and had a great day. The whole day ran smoothly and the food was delicious. All the staff were friendly and helpful, we had a great time.

My wife and I were married at your hotel in Sandford-on-Thames on April 6th of this year and as a result of our experiences on the day, I felt compelled to write to you. From the beginning to the end of what was simply the best day of our lives, the attitude and courtesy of the staff was exemplary. This started 18 months ago when we first met with Sharon King who immediately put us at ease as we began planning for our big day. At every stage of the process thereafter, Sharon was always on hand and willing to answer even the most trivial of questions we had. Sharon understood exactly what we were looking for and was able to ensure that all the details of the wedding were met. When we visited the hotel for a taster session in January of this year, the guests we brought with us were extremely impressed with the quality of the food we enjoyed (as were we) and also the location of the hotel and the set up in the Little Barn where we we ultimately held our reception. Once again, Sharon and the rest of the staff were excellent on this occasion. My wife stayed at the hotel the night before our wedding along with a number of guests. From the minute she turned up, she experienced fantastic customer service . This followed through to the wedding day itself where every assistance was provided and as we had come to expect, Sharon was once again on hand to put her at ease on this momentous occasion. I have to say that the Little Barn, the food, the drink and the service completely surpassed my expectations for the day. Everything we had asked for was in place and the decoration of the room was commented on by everyone. Naturally the events of the day meant that we were not able to take account of what had happened to certain items such as the table decorations, flowers and the remainder of the wedding cake so we were delighted to find that all of these had been taken care of and stored safely for us by the staff - another headache avoided. As well as Sharon, Victor (our MC on the day), Sebastian and the receptionist on duty on the Sunday (Lucy I think), were absolutely fantastic. To a person, all of our wedding guests have said how overwhelmingly impressed they were with the hotel both in terms of the rooms, the food, the service and the staff not to mention the cleanliness of the hotel and the beautiful surroundings. Please pass on our most sincere thanks to everyone at the hotel and especially those I have mentioned for helping to make our day so special. We have already recommended the venue to others and will continue to do so thanks to the truly excellent treatment we received.

We had an amazing wedding at the 4 Pillars. Sharon and all her team made us and all our guests feel so special. We hired the whole venue for the weekend and nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic throughout the day and the organisation was second to none. When there was sun, the gardens are a delight and the photos down by the thames with the steamboat were fabulous. The rooms are great and i would recommend to anyone to have their ceremony in the small barn as it was just right. All our guests could only say good things about the venue, even the day after with lots of sore heads!

Mike and I had the most amazing wedding reception at the four pillars. From start to finish Sharon bent over backwards to help us to have the day we wanted. the venue is stunning and the staff were fantastic. They were very flexible and adapted quickly to changes we wanted to make during the evening. The food was divine, and the bridal suite beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Would 100% recommend this hotel as a wedding venue, for both ceremony and reception. The buildings and grounds are beautiful, the food was fantastic, and overall service was faultless. The wedding organiser and her staff are so helpful and efficient, with every tiny detail thought out. Everthing is done to make your day special.

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voco™ Oxford Thames, United Kingdom, Oxford
30th of October 2022
Guides for Brides return to the voco™ Oxford Thames on Sunday 30th October 2022. This gorgeous hotel boasts a beautiful riverside location on the outskirts of Oxford. Please join us between 11am - 3pm

voco™ Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Sandford on Thames, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4GX

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