Venue hire at the Bodleian Libraries

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The Bodleian Libraries' fantastic historic and modern spaces are ideal for both large and small events. They are the perfect setting for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies; drinks receptions, dinners and family celebrations; business presentations and corporate hospitality. Our beautiful quadrangles also provide secluded outdoor spaces, surrounded by some of Oxford's most ancient and iconic buildings.

The Libraries offer their grandest rooms for private hire: from the University’s oldest teaching and examination room (dating from the 1500s), to the modern roof terrace of the Weston Library.

The Bodleian's experienced Events team are available to advise on caterers and other suppliers, ensuring that your event runs smoothly.


Contact our experienced Events team to find out more and to start planning your event.