About Oxford Town Hall
Opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on 12 May 1897, Oxford Town Hall is a Victorian Grade II* listed building which hosts over 2,000 events throughout the year.
It is located right in the heart of Oxford and is the home to the Museum of Oxford and the Town Hall Café and the administrative base of Oxford City Council.
The Town Hall has seen the likes of the Rolling Stones and David Bowie take to its stage and Nelson Mandela accept his Freedom of the City Award. To this day, the building maintains its relevance and significance being the venue of choice for many brides and grooms and prestigious events. In addition, it is a popular film location and can be seen in scenes of Inspector Morse, A Fish Called Wanda and The Riot Club.
Indeed, Oxford Town Hall has had many uses since its construction. It was a police station, with cells still intact beneath the Court Room and during the First World War it was used as a hospital.
Civil marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions
Oxford Town Hall is a stunning venue for civil marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions in the heart of Oxford. Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding with 10 to 20 guests or a larger affair with 650 guests for a ceremony, the venue allows you to hold your special day in an impressive historic setting to help make it a day to remember for everyone involved.
Concerts, festivals, Conferences, meetings, and other events
Oxford Town Hall allows you to hold your event in an impressive historic setting to help make it remarkable. The ideal venue for meetings, conferences and events, it combines Victorian grandeur with modern amenities. The venue can be used for canape receptions followed by dinner, dinner dances, birthday parties, award ceremonies, drinks receptions and much more. Oxford Town Hall is a stunning venue for concerts and festivals in the heart of Oxford. It regularly hosts classical music concerts and organ recitals.
The main entrance to the Town Hall is in St Aldate’s. Eight steps lead up to the entrance foyer.
There is a level entrance approximately 28 metres to the north (towards Carfax) along St Aldate’s. The outer glass door at this entrance opens automatically to allow access to an inner entrance. CCTV linked to the Town Hall reception desk monitors this inner door. To the left of the inner glass door is a call button that will attract the receptionist’s attention to allow access to the Town Hall ground floor.
The Main Hall, St Aldate’s Room, Assembly Room, Panel Room, Old Library, Plowman Room, Council Chamber, and Lord Mayor’s Parlour are all accessible without assistance