Oxford Town Hall

Up to 300
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COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are absolutely still taking bookings for late 2020, 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Situated in the heart of Oxford, the historic Town Hall is a stunning and memorable venue for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Town Hall
Registry Office
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity


Bridal Changing Facilities
City View
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
Full Description
This Grade II* Victorian listed building can accommodate from big to more intimate ceremonies and receptions. Our Main Hall (our largest room), for instance, can accommodate up to 700 guests for a ceremony, 500 for an informal reception and 300 for dining. Our St Aldate’s room, instead, can hold up to 45 guests for a ceremony and 30 guests for dining. We pride ourselves on presentation, service and quality. That’s why we will only have one wedding ceremony in the venue at any one time so that you and your guests can have our undivided attention. In addition, if you want to make your ceremony extra special, you can hire our Father Willis Organ or piano. And, for receptions with live bands, we can offer staging too. (Prices above are for ceremonies only.)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sue Varney
History is made at Oxford’s Town Hall every day – from people getting married and adding a new chapter to their lives, to decisions being made which affect daily life around the city of Oxford. The Rolling Stones and Nelson Mandela, are just some of the prestigious guests that have played a part in the building’s history, but couples whose life story starts here at the Town Hall experience a landmark in their own personal history.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Gemma & Jonathan
Married in August 2019
May 2020
Above and beyond
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff that were working on Saturday 10 August 2019. You were so kind and went above and beyond to make our day so very special. It’s very rare to find a venue and the people so accommodating, thoughtful and kind
Simon & Katie
Married in May 2019
May 2020
Perfect setting
Thank you and all the staff at Oxford Town Hall for making our wedding on Sunday such a wonderful day. All of our family and friends had a fantastic evening and Katie and I are very grateful for all of your help and kindness. Oxford Town Hall is the perfect setting for a wedding and the two rooms that we had made it such a special occasion and one that we'll never forget.
Ashley & Dave
Married in April 2019
May 2020
A big thank you
A big thank you for all your help in making our wedding day go so smoothly! Your staff at the town hall were very welcoming on the day especially one who helped made me feel relaxed and and even helped with my train on my dress and my veil. He also helped with opening the doors! He was so sweet and made such an effort. If you find out who he is please pass our thanks on to him, I really did appreciate it
Catriona & Juan
Married in March 2019
May 2020
Perfect day!
Thank you so much for organising everything so well - it all went smoothly and was a perfect day!
Tania & Samuel
Married in February 2019
May 2020
Wonderful celebration
We had the most wonderful celebration on Sunday and the town hall looked magnificent! Thank you for all your help in bringing about our wedding.
Anna & Joseph
Married in December 2018
May 2020
Beautiful venue
The Town Hall was a beautiful venue for our wedding. The extra Christmas decorations made it feel very festive. In all aspects of the planning, Sukh was really great, she was attentive and quick in responding to my questions. Mike, the registrar was great, he made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We had such a great day at the Town Hall and I am really glad that we chose it as the venue for our wedding ceremony. Thank you!
Location & Contact Details


St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BX, England

Travel Notes

There is no parking at the venue. Please check https://www.oxford.gov.uk/homepage/41/car_parks_in_oxford to find the most convenient for you.

Nearest Train Station

Oxford Rail Station

Nearest Airport


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

Nelson Mandela, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and HRH The Princess Royal among others have visited the town hall.