Divinity School at The Bodleian Library

Broad Street, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Central and South Oxford
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Events T.

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.


Prices

Monday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.
Friday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. All prices include VAT.

Capacity

Dining
up to 120
Theatre
up to 150
Cabaret
up to 120
Classroom
up to 120

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Natural light
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Wedding coordinator
Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Bring your own DJ
Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level
Disabled parking space available

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

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


Say your vows in one of the oldest libraries in Europe! The Bodleian Library and its secluded outdoor spaces offer a spectacular historic backdrop for romantic weddings. Three glorious rooms from Oxford’s Bodleian are licensed for civil ceremonies: Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court.

With all the corners, arches and doorways, the place is full of charming photo spots. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding or a lavish affair, the experienced events team will go above and beyond to help you bring your ideas to life in this breathtaking, historic setting.

The Bodleian Library is located in the heart of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world. Steeped in history, it is set in the neighbourhood of other notable places: the glorious Radcliffe Camera, the impressive Sheldonian Theatre, and Exeter College’s stunning walled garden.

The whole area is often used as a filming location. There’s an abundance of museums, galleries and other attractions. Oxford is easily reachable by major motorways. Oxford railway station is half a mile from the city centre and Oxford Airport is less than half an hour away. There are frequent coach services to London.


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