Bodleian Libraries

  • Capacity: 400
  • Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Location: Oxford



The Bodleian Library is home to a remarkable group of buildings which form the historic heart of the University of Oxford.

Situated just a short walk from Oxford train station, The Bodleian Libraries provide a spectacular setting for all corporate and private events, including lectures, presentations, drinks receptions, dinners, weddings and awards ceremonies.

With direct trains from London Marylebone and London Paddington and plenty of park and ride services available for those travelling into the city by car, Oxford is easy and convenient to reach.

The Divinity School is one of the oldest surviving purpose-built rooms in Oxford University. This hall was designed to impress and celebrate the University as a centre of great learning and importance. Adjacent, is Convocation House which once housed the university’s governing body and is now the ideal space for seminars, lectures and award ceremonies.  Both spaces are also fully licensed for weddings.

Over the road, Blackwell Hall, is a bright and airy atrium space with a colonnade overlooking Broad Street, a smooth stone floor, high ceilings and a visible gallery of books. Our modern purpose-built lecture theatre is perfect for all events, and there’s also a roof terrace, offering stunning, unrivalled views of the city, perfect for a summer networking evening.

With an experienced events team on hand with advice and help with planning, your event at the Bodleian Libraries is guaranteed to impress as one of the most beautiful event spaces in Oxford today.


Why choose the Bodleian Library?

• Unique. No other venues compare and the space is available all year round!

• The Divinity school has a wow factor and makes a wonderful backdrop for a dinner that will truly impress your guests.

• Blackwell Hall is one of the largest spaces in the city centre that can host award ceremonies and dinner.

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Available Rooms & Layouts

Room Available layouts & capacity More details
Divinity School
Banquet: 120 guests
Boardroom: 20 guests
Cabaret: 120 guests
Dining: 120 guests
Dinner Dance: 120 guests
Reception: 120 guests
Standing: 200 guests
Theatre: 150 guests
U-Shape: 20 guests
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Convocation House
Boardroom: 10 guests
Dining: 20 guests
Standing: 50 guests
Theatre: 100 guests
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Blackwell Hall
Banquet: 250 guests
Cabaret: 250 guests
Dining: 250 guests
Dinner Dance: 250 guests
Reception: 400 guests
Standing: 400 guests
Theatre: 200 guests
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Weston Lecture Theatre
Theatre: 115 guests
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