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Oxford Town Hall: A luxurious yet affordable event venue in Oxford

Grade II* listed Oxford Town Hall was opened in 1897 by HRH Edward VII and for the past 120 years it has served the city with a variety of civic duties, from court and police station to council chambers and even a hospital during WWI. Now it is predominately used as an exciting event venue for various functions, from meetings or training days, to weddings and civil ceremonies, seminars and lectures through to concerts, fairs, events and conferences for up to 700 people.

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Oxford city centre location

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An impressive event venue

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Large event venue in Oxfordshire

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Flexible hourly rates

A grand yet versatile event venue

The versatility of this grand Victorian event venue is second to none in Oxfordshire. Full of 19th Century charm and elegance, our three largest event spaces are perfect for lectures, parties, seminars, concerts, fairs, gigs or conferences. The breath-taking Main Hall is the most stunning of rooms, with a ceiling adorned with intricate mouldings, expansive stage and beautiful balconies. It really is the ideal space for large events, conferences, or lectures of up to 500 people. Our two other event rooms have slightly smaller capacities, yet are still full of character and charm: the Old Library and Assembly Room are ideal for seminars, lectures, parties or dining.

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Our unique meeting rooms offer a combination of boardroom, meeting room, theatre and cabaret/dining layouts with a variety of capacities alongside competitive and flexible pricing. They are perfect for smaller or more intimate functions and events. Each space is totally unique – from the Judge’s Room with its grand carved stone fireplace to the Court Room with traditional court room seating, original doc and police cells below, to the bright and airy Plowman Room.

Oxford Town Hall really is the ultimate event venue in Oxfordshire with the choice of 10 meeting rooms of various sizes and three function rooms with larger capacities. We are often able to provide flexible pricing too, so please contact our friendly and professional Sales & Events team on 01865 252195 with your enquiries. They will advise on pricing and can help you with any aspect of planning your event in Oxford Town Hall.

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The Sales & Events Team at Oxford Town Hall can suggest catering options for your function.

If you’d like something more bespoke then speak to our sole caterer Elegant Cuisine, who will be delighted to provide you with the perfect menu for your event.


Please let our team know if you require any resources such as a PA system or projector for your event – or any other electrical items for presentations or entertainment. If we don’t have the item you need in-house we have a list of trusted suppliers we can recommend.


“Thanks to everyone at the Town Hall for making Saturday’s party such a success. The guests’ ages spanned 8 decades, the main hall provided the perfect venue to dine, dance, to chat and celebrate.

We felt real confidence from the moment we first met you to start the planning. Your guidance as to what worked, and your tactful steering in the right direction was very good indeed. You were great to work with, thank you.”

Louise and Paul

“We hold conferences throughout the UK and in Australasia. The quality of support varies a great deal but the Oxford Town Hall Events team are always consistent in their concern to ensure that we have what we need to hold a successful event. Most particularly, their willingness to respond to issues if they arise during the day and the helpfulness of the site staff in facilitating any changes. Sukh was a real treasure in this regard this year.”


“I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated your support regarding organising our event. You and your teams are a credit to the Town Hall. Thank you does not seem adequate, but it is heartfelt.”