The Bodleian Library

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

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Spaces for hire at The Bodleian Library

from £2000
hire fee / per session
Divinity School
150
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...
from £2900
hire fee / per session
Convocation House
100
Adjoining the Divinity School is the 17th century Convocation House, formerly a meeting place for the University’s supreme legislative body. This mesmerising space boasts a marvellous fan-vaulted ceiling and carved woodwork and with its excellent acoustics, it is the perfect place to host an elegant wedding ceremony. It provides chapel-style seat...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee
Tuesday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee
Wednesday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee
Thursday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee
Friday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee
Saturday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee
Sunday
12:00 – 23:00
from £2000–£2900 hire fee
17:00 – 23:00
from £2000 hire fee
12:00 – 15:00
from £2900 hire fee

Facilities and catering options

Up to 150
seats
Up to 0
standing
Parking available
Alcohol provided
In-house catering
External catering allowed
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
BYO alcohol

Location

Broad Street, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, OX1 3BG

About The Bodleian Library

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.