It’s easier than you think to hold your event at the University of Oxford.
Oxford is home to the world-renowned University of Oxford and is known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’. History and heritage surround you in Oxford, with almost 1,000 buildings of architectural interest within just one square mile. Wander down any cobbled street or lane and you will find something of University life, both past and present.
Conference Oxford offers a huge choice of unique and exciting venues: 38 colleges of the University with their timeless quadrangles and immaculate gardens; the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe; the Ashmolean Museum, the University’s museum of art and archaeology founded in 1683 housing world famous collections ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art; the Sheldonian Theatre – an exquisite Grade I listed historic venue designed by Sir Christopher Wren; the Oxford University Museum of Natural History with its towering dinosaurs; the Pitt Rivers Museum housing one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology from around the globe and Christ Church with its Great Hall, popular with fans of the Harry Potter films (as it featured in and inspired the set of Hogwarts), are just a few of Oxford’s world famous attractions and all are available to hire for your special event.
Conference Oxford represents 68 wonderful University and college venues, all of which offer outstanding facilities for every type of event – conferences, meetings, dinners, weddings, parties, summer schools, drinks receptions – the list is endless! With over 500 meeting and exhibition spaces, 7,000 student bedrooms and a huge selection of dining facilities, Conference Oxford offers you an amazing array to choose from.
The colleges, as well as offering state of the art conference and meeting facilities, also invite bed & breakfast guests. Enjoy the quintessential ‘Oxford’ experience of staying in an Oxford college, while you and your guests relax and soak up all this historic city has to offer.
Most of our college and University venues are centrally located and are available at highly competitive rates during the University’s vacation periods and some are available year round. If you are looking to organise a conference or an event in Oxford, make Conference Oxford your first port of call. Our team of friendly professionals will be delighted to hear from you.
The service we offer is free, available to everyone and includes:
A venue search amongst 68 University and college venues
An easy to use enquiry system – saving you valuable time
Bespoke site-visits arranged for you to view your preferred venues
Support and advice on all aspects of organising an event in Oxford
Information and suggestions from our trusted Suppliers List
In-depth knowledge on everything our 68 unique, historic and modern venues have to offer for:
Meetings and conferences: Outstanding facilities for every type of meeting or conference. From small traditional oak-panelled meeting rooms for 10 to large, contemporary lecture theatres and conference halls for up to 750, all offering high performance AV equipment and advanced technology
Residential events: Over 7,000 college bedrooms offering a mixture of standard and en-suite facilities in both modern and traditional buildings
Celebrations: Magnificent museums, ancient libraries and glorious college dining halls all offering wonderful and romantic backdrops for special occasions, weddings, anniversaries or parties
Whatever your requirements, the Conference Oxford team will provide you with the information, advice and support necessary to ensure a memorable, successful event that will create a lasting impression.
For more information or to make an enquiry, contact the Conference Oxford team on:
Hobbs of Henley is a family run, boating business established in 1870 based on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames. With three large passenger vessels amongst their 50+ fleet they can offer a unique and picturesque venue for meetings, corporate or private functions and team building events.
‘The New Orleans’ can take up to 125 passengers and is a stunning Mississippi style paddle steamer she has two decks: a fully enclosed saloon with bar, and an open upper deck for viewing the scenery.
‘The Waterman’ also has two decks and can take up to 100 passengers. With teak timberwork and comfortable soft furnishings it’s a great boat on which to hold private business meetings.
‘Hibernia’ is an exciting concept in passenger vessel design. she is encased in glass, allowing up to 60 guests wonderful visibility. The light, airy environment makes her a great choice for company days out.
All three vessels can be used in conjunction with any event based at a riverside venue in the Thames Valley.’
Opened by Edward VII in 1897, the Prince of Wales declared Oxford Town Hall to be ‘the finest rooms of its kind in the Kingdom’. Its remarkable grandeur and elegance have been maintained for over 120 years, providing the perfect venue for your event. This beautiful building is conveniently located in the heart of the city and is within walking distance of hotels and public transport links to London, Birmingham, Didcot and Heathrow. Oxford Town Hall has three large function rooms and a further 10 flexible meeting and conference rooms, making the venue ideal for dinners, drinks receptions, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and launches, and networking events. Oxford Town Hall is an MIA Accredited venue meaning you can be sure this versatile venue offers excellent service and hospitality.
Oxford Town Hall offer 10 meetings rooms and 3 function rooms. The Hall has a capacity for up to 700 theatre style, PA system, free wifi and a cafe on site as well as screens, use of the organ in main hall and basic basic equipment.
Established in 1906, Phyllis Court is a private members club with hotel rooms on the River Thames in Henley. Phyllis Court has excellent facilities, superb cuisines and wines, relaxing riverside accommodation and friendly staff. It is the perfect setting to meet friends or colleagues, enjoy a wedding or a celebration and watch the Henley Regatta.
This elegant historic mansion is set in 18 acres of land with lawns sweeping down to the river. The newly refurbished Riverside Pavilion – a Grade II listed building – overlooks the world famous Henley Regatta course, is a unique wedding venue, and offers the very best in Regatta corporate hospitality with private boxes on the finish line.
For members, the club is a ‘home away from home’ with beautiful grounds and gardens and a vibrant calendar of events. It is the perfect place to meet new people and try out new activities, or just relax with a book by the river.
The private members club in Henley offers over 30 interest groups, including rowing, croquet, jazz, wine tasting and theatre visits. There really is something for everyone. Members also have access to the Fitness Centre which opened in September 2018. It is fully equipped with a swimming pool, gym, sanarium, exercise studio, treatment rooms and changing rooms. Recently, the Club has introduced to a waiting list for prospective members as demand for membership has significantly increased. It really is an exciting time to join the club!
You don’t need to be a member to hold an event at Phyllis Court, book one of the lovely hotel rooms on the River Thames in Henley, or to enjoy a corporate box to view the world renowned Henley Regatta. There are five versatile function rooms to hire for weddings, meetings or a special occasion and they offer the finest riverside location in beautiful south Oxfordshire.
Once a prison, now a boutique hotel located in the city centre of Oxford, The Malmaison is nestled in the historic Castle Quarter located 7 minutes walk from Oxford train station, boasting excellent transport links to London, Birmingham and Bicester Village.
Comprising 95 bedrooms split over 5 wings including a stylish Chez Mal Bar and brasserie, the hotel has a vast and interesting history un stunning surroundings.
Located in the centre of Oxford, the five star Randolph Hotel is a local landmark that oozes elegance and charm. It has played host to Prime Ministers and Presidents, actors and authors, as well as a few famous detectives. With its sumptuous bedrooms, candle-lit Spa, stunning restaurant and renowned Morse Bar it is without a doubt the only hotel of choice for the discerning traveller. Undergoing a full renovation between October 2020 and April 2021, the hotel will see a new lease of life with new bedrooms, event spaces, bars, restaurants and public areas. The designers aim is to bring a fun flair of modernity whilst paying homage to the historic building and unique location of our hotel. The Randolph Hotel is the place to stay in the real heart of one of England’s oldest and most prestigious cities.
Set within the 30-acre Henley Business School estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames. This magnificent Grade II Listed Building is steeped in history, offering a range of flexible capacities & facilities along with a 100 bed hotel.
Offering excellent all year round conference, meeting & private function space, clients can host a multitude of events from corporate entertainment, product launches, team building activities and much more.
11 good sized conference rooms & 40 meeting rooms situated in the main house & the adjacent River House building. All with AV technology, full support can be given from our skilled on-site technical team if required.
Venue Henley is just 40 minutes by car from London Heathrow airport, less than 3 miles from the centre of Henley-on-Thames & 5 miles from the riverside town of Marlow. Easily accessed from the M40, M4 & M25, offering secure on-site parking for up to 200 vehicles. Regular rail links available into Henley town with a 5 minute taxi transfer to the venue.
With a dedicated events team our aim is to ensure your event, whether large or small, is a complete success.
Restaurant up to 75 guests | Marquee functions for 25 to 125 delegates | Punting activities
The Cherwell Boathouse is an iconic Oxford punt station and restaurant on the banks of the river Cherwell, close to the centre of Oxford . Both the restaurant and the marquee overlooking the river, are wonderful places to celebrate all types of occasions with the option of punting alongside, plus a fine dining restaurant.
Hotel Du Vin, Henley Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
5 star | 43 bedrooms | private dining
A former brewery for 300 years, The Hotel du Vin has enhanced its charming original period detail whilst adding its own contemporary sparkle. Escape to the sanctuary of one of the 43 beautiful rooms and suites or get productive in one of the 3 private meeting rooms.
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