Museum of Natural History

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£2000 - £4000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Pricing & Costs

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The Museum has a list of recommended caterers for you to choose from, and you will work with your chosen caterer directly to create your mouthwatering wedding feast. We offer an hourly rate for venue hire, and will work flexibly with you to help you decide which spaces you want to use for how long, to suit your budget. The prices here are a guide based on shorter and longer wedding receptions - please contact a Museum events manager for a quote.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Choice of preferred caterers
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
05:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Full Description


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Oxford OX1 3P, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each wedding is so unique here - how could we possibly choose between raucous Indian drumming, beautiful words spoken, upbeat ceilidh dancing, or the wedding where the couple wore one eye of makeup each to mask the groom's black eye..?

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's your special day - if you can think of ways to use your venue so it reflects your tastes, don't be scared to ask. Your friends will love the uniqueness of your wedding, and (more importantly) so will you!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love it when people get their geek on about our venue - one couple named each table after a dinosaur, and wrote a fact sheet about each dino for guests to read while they ate!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

A wedding photo under the jaws of the T. rex is a must!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

The world-famous Oxford Dodo is our resident celeb, and attends all the weddings we host in the Museum!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Museum is a uniquely spectacular piece of architecture with loads of interesting decorative touches and hidden secrets - and the very flexible spaces mean each wedding here is a one-off!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We love to work creatively to make your vision of your wedding a reality; even in a Grade 1-listed building, the events team always strive to say 'yes' to any ideas the couple have, however quirky or unusual!