About this space
The late-Gothic Divinity School is the largest and oldest room in the Old Bodleian. With its elaborate stone-carved ceiling in the Perpendicular style, warm stone floor and arched windows that let in a wealth of sunlight, it’s bursting with romance and elegance.
A special treat for all Potterheads: the Divinity School was featured in the first two Harry Potter films!
This stunning interior seats up to 120 guests for a fabulous reception and offers enough room to dance the night away. The Wren door that faces the Sheldonian Theatre creates a beautiful frame for photos of newlyweds and their loved ones.
Catering and drinks
Music & sound equipment
Rules of the space
Clients can arrange own suppliers for everything except catering and AV/lightning
For catering and AV/lightning, only approved suppliers (Oxford Fine Dining for catering and That Event Company for AV/lightning) can be used
The quadrangles and entrance spaces are open to the public at all time except for Saturday and Sunday evenings (from 5pm)
No confetti allowed
Naked flames (including candles) are strictly prohibited
Objects over 3 meters tall (including plants and flower stands) are banned
Music must be played at background level
Maintenance and preservation works may affect the building's external look
The direct connection the Divinity School and Convocation House is not accessible; an outdoor bypass is available