Nestled in the heart of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries stand as a testament to history, romance, and the allure of an unforgettable wedding. From the grandeur of the Divinity School to the intimate charm of Convocation House, The Bodleian Library provides a backdrop that transcends time.
Pricing & Packages:
For those seeking exclusive use, the Bodleian offers bespoke packages starting from £2,900. The Ceremony Only package includes venue hire, a dedicated Wedding Coordinator, and a private entrance for guests. Comprehensive packages for ceremony and reception or reception only start from £9,000, ensuring every aspect of your day is meticulously curated.
Features & Capacity:
As a museum and attraction, The Bodleian Library boasts a dining capacity for 120 and a reception capacity for 150. The venue, with its city view and Grade I/II listed building status, ensures a spectacular setting for weddings. The celebrations can continue until 1:00 AM, creating timeless memories.
The Bodleian Library opens its doors to couples desiring a wedding that echoes the grandeur of history. The Divinity School, a masterpiece of late gothic architecture, offers a stunning setting for ceremonies and receptions. With its intricate stone-carved ceiling and arched windows, it bathes the celebrations in a dramatic yet warm light.
Adjacent to the Divinity School, Convocation House provides a chapel-like setting, ideal for civil ceremonies. The wooden tiered seating and impeccable acoustics enhance the solemnity of the occasion. The Old Schools Quadrangle welcomes guests with its warm stone walls, setting the stage for delightful drink receptions.
The Bodleian's Events team understands the uniqueness of each wedding. Tailoring services to fit both budget and taste, they ensure that every moment, from planning to execution, reflects the couple's vision. The team, led by Kate del Nevo, Rachael Evans, and Isi Webb-Jenkins, is committed to making dreams come true in the extraordinary setting of the Divinity School.
Eleanor Veness (November 2023): Rachael and the team at the Bodleian Libraries proved outstanding. The Divinity School created beautiful, treasured memories for our wedding ceremony. The meticulous coordination and friendly professionalism, combined with the courtyard's charm, ensured an unforgettable day.
Hannah & Elliot (October 2022): The Bodleian Library is the most beautiful venue in Oxford. Our ceremony in Convocation House felt grand yet intimate. The team's hard work in communication and attention to detail made our day perfect.
rah (October 2022): Our wedding ceremony in Convocation House was perfect. The events team went above and beyond, making the whole process easy and the day smooth. The Bodleian is highly recommended for its beauty and attentive staff.
A&P (December 2021): The Bodleian Library is an incredible venue. The staff's support and flexibility, especially during Covid-related changes, made the logistics simple. The venue's spectacular setting provided a fantastic start to our special day.
C&J (December 2021): Our wedding at the Bodleian Library was perfect. The support from planning to the actual day was incredibly helpful and professional. The venue's spectacular beauty suited our celebration, and we highly recommend it.
W&D (December 2021): Choosing Convocation House and the Divinity School for our civil partnership was an honour. The support throughout the process, from viewing to holding our celebration, was outstanding. The Bodleian Library holds a special place in our hearts.