Oxford Town Hall

Up to 500
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence

About Oxford Town Hall

Wedding venues in Oxford don’t come more historic than the magnificent Oxford Town Hall. This Grade-II listed Victorian hall was opened in 1897 by The Prince of Wales, and it has been central to life in the city ever since.

Carefully and proudly maintained ever since, Oxford Town Hall is a grand space for a wedding and offers five stunning rooms for civil weddings and partnerships. The largest of those venues is The Main Hall - the Town Hall’s crown jewel, which boasts breathtaking balconies, a towering domed ceiling and capacity for up to 500 guests (plus another 242 around the balconies). The Main Hall has hosted the likes of David Bowie and Nelson Mandela over the years, so your wedding will be in good company.

Equally beautiful is The Assembly Room, which features anothing spellbinding ceiling and impressive candle chandeliers. Wood panelling, oil paintings and a vast period fireplace give the room a reassuring, old-world vibe, and though not as big at The Main Hall it still has room for 160 guests at a ceremony, or up to 200 for a reception.

The rest of the options are more intimate - there’s the 100 capacity, walnut-panelled Old Library with its stained glass windows, the cosy St. Aldate’s Room for up to 40, or the quirky Court Room, which features the original dock and benches from when this was a courtroom for the city.

Whatever part of the Town Hall you choose to host your wedding, you won’t be short of beautiful settings for photographs, whether it’s sweeping stone staircases, balconies or unique little nooks and crannies. As soon as you book your wedding, Oxford Town Hall’s experienced team is on hand to help you plan your perfect day, and can advise on which room might work best for you, offer advice on suppliers, catering and more.

Good to know about Oxford Town Hall

Wedding Facilities
In house wedding coordinator
Alcohol Licence, Disabled access, Exclusive Use, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
City venue , Historic, Landmark , Large capacity wedding venues
Venue Style
Luxury, Traditional, Unusual

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The Main Hall

The Main Hall

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 300

Reception Capacity: 500

300 Dining/ 500 Informal drinks reception

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The Assembly Room

The Assembly Room

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 120

Reception Capacity: 200

120 Dining/ 200 informal drinks reception

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Old Library

Old Library

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 60

Reception Capacity: 100

60 Dining/ 100 informal drinks reception

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Location for Oxford Town Hall

Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BX

01865 252195


Testimonials For Oxford Town Hall

Kiran & David WeddingFEBRUARY, 2024

I just wanted to email to say thank you again. We had an absolutely brilliant day and that was largely down to all the efforts of you and your teams. The venue and food were fantastic and we felt very well looked after on the day, which was ideal. Dan was particularly great and please do pass on our extra special thanks to him!    I’ll be recommending the Town Hall as a venue to all our other friends from Oxford! 

Kiran & David

Rachel & Richard WeddingFEBRUARY, 2023

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues for making our wedding at the Town Hall so perfect. The majority of our guests aren't local, so didn't know the venue and were charmed by it's beauty... we couldn't have wished for a more perfect venue.

Rachel & Richard


Are you licenced?

We have 5 rooms licensed for civil wedding ceremonies – The Main Hall, Assembly Room, Old Library, Court Room and St Aldate’s Room. You can have your wedding ceremony with us and then continue straight into your evening celebrations

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Can we use our own caterer?

We work with an excellent sole caterer, Elegant Cuisine, who we require all couples to use for their special day. Elegant provide a range of options to suit a range of budgets and you can contact then directly to discuss your requirements and get a quote.

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Can we use other suppliers?

While we request you use our sole caterer, you can use any other suppliers to create your ideal wedding celebrations. However, we do suggest you work with our recommended suppliers who understand the venue, its restrictions and quirks very well and can work collaboratively with us to make your special day run as smoothly as possible.

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Do I need to organise a registrar?

While we are owned and managed by a district council, we are a licensed venue only. You would need to contact Oxfordshire County Council to book a registrar to conduct the ceremony and also give notice in your relevant county.

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