The Setting

Nestled in the historical centre of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries provides a simply stunning setting that cannot be rivalled.

The Vibe

Upon entering the Old Bodleian, you are welcomed with the warm stone walls surrounding the Old Schools Quadrangle, with their intricate detail lit up by the beaming natural sunlight.

The Bodleian holds a marriage license for two of the beautiful rooms on the old site; The Divinity Schools & Convocation House. The Divinity School is the grandest room in the Old Bodleian Library, and leads from the Quad. Completed in 1488, it is a masterpiece of late gothic architecture with a magnificent stone carved ceiling. The great arched windows down both sides create shafts of light giving a dramatic effect to any wedding ceremony or reception.

Adjoining the Divinity School, Convocation House was added in 1637 to provide a distinguished meeting place for the University’s supreme governing body. The wooden tiered seating arranged around the room creates a chapel-like setting. With excellent natural acoustics, this room is an idea setting for civil ceremonies and partnerships.

In conjunction with the Old Bodleian, the Weston Library across the road offers a smooth stone floor, high ceilings and visible gallery of books. The space within the Weston is Blackwell Hall, which provides a modern, flexible spare for large wedding receptions.

If you are looking for a more modern space, with a bit of a ‘wow’ factor, situated on the top floor of the Weston Library, the roof terrace offers a spectacular setting for drinks receptions, offering never before seen views over Oxford’s historic rooftops. Amaze your guests with a venue set in the heart of the ‘dreaming spires’.