Top 10 Private Dining Venues in Oxfordshire

For something a little more special, explore one of the many excellent private dining venues in Oxfordshire.

The Ashmolean Museum
The Ashmolean Museum has multiple venues available to cater for different private dining occasions. Small, intimate and elegant dinners can be organised in The Boardroom. A larger venue option is the Ashmolean Dining room, which accommodates up to 70 guests for a sit-down dinner or 80 guests for an informal buffet-styled event. Other venues are the award-winning Atrium, which accommodates up to 40 guests (sit-down style), the Café which can accommodate up to 100 seated dinner guests and the Randolph Sculpture Gallery.

Macdonald Bear Hotel

The spacious and luxuriously decorated Park Room at the Macdonald Bear Hotel is an exceptional venue for private dining in an elegant Georgian ambiance. Another unique venue option is the Newbold Room, which features flagstone flooring, antique furniture, window seats and original beamed ceilings, with seating for up to 24 guests.

Cotswold Lodge Hotel

The Cotswold Lodge Hotel’s Norham Suite provides an elegant setting for private social gatherings of up to 140 guests for drinks and canapes or 120 for a sit-down meal. The room benefits from air conditioning and plenty of natural daylight as it opens through the conservatory to the Mediterranean-style courtyard.

Heythrop Park Resort

The Wedgwood Lounge and the Churchill Room are magnificent venues for private dining events for up to 60 dining guests, perfect for small intimate lunches and dinners. Larger corporate dining events can be accommodated in the grand Enstone Room, situated in the main house, which has seating space for up to 180 dining guests.

Eynsham Hall

Eynsham Hall is possibly the ultimate location for conferences and meetings large or small. Built as a party house, the hotel has a range of wonderful rooms that are just perfect for private dining, functions and parties from 15 to 2,000 guests.

Blenheim Palace

A hugely diverse venue for private parties, Blenheim Palace has a wealth of stunning event spaces for an unforgettable celebration. From Champagne and canapés to dinner and dancing, the Palace boasts more than six-party venue options for up to 500 guests, while the Parkland can accommodate marquees for up to 2,000.

Quod Restaurant

The Quod Restaurant offers two unique venues for private dining. The Red Room with its lively red walls and the collection of contemporary British art is a perfect location for private dinner parties and can accommodate up to 24 guests on a long table or 30 guests on round tables. The Gallery, situated on the ground floor is slightly bigger and caters for 26 guests on a long table or 60 guests seated at round tables.

The Old Parsonage
The Pike Room, at the Old Parsonage offers a country house style ambience with an original stone fireplace and a carefully curated selection of oil paintings. This unique venue can accommodate up to 20 guests for a private dinner on two tables or up to 16 guests on one single table.

Belmond Le Manoir Aux-Quat’Saison
The impressive private dining room at the Belmond Le Manoir Aux-Quat’Saison is situated in the centre of the hotel and accommodates between 15 and 50 guests. Private dining includes an exquisite menu selection by famous Chef Raymond Blanc and Executive Chef Gary Jones as well as access to the secluded walled garden.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

The Randolph Hotel provides a variety of venues for private dining occasions, ranging from small intimate dinners in the extraordinary Worcester Room, with a fireplace, large bay windows, comfortable red chairs and velvet drapes, to larger banquets in The Ballroom, which accommodates up to 220 guests with a dinner/dance room set-up.


For more information on the excellent private dining options available in Oxfordshire, please contact the Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing team on 01865 686443 or send an enquiry.