Welcome to Rhodes House Oxford
A hidden delight situated in the heart of Oxford, Rhodes House is a beautiful venue steeped in history. Ideal for weddings, photo shoots, business meetings and events, Rhodes House can now be yours for the day.
For over three-quarters of a century, Rhodes House has been the gathering place for Rhodes Scholars and distinguished guests. Now, the Trust has agreed to open the House, so that others can enjoy the peace, quiet and unique atmosphere of this private, exclusive venue. Ideal for both corporate and private events, for large and small functions, and for photo shoots, the House can be hired on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis.
About Rhodes House
Rhodes House is the home of the Rhodes Trust which provides the Rhodes Scholarships in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarships have, since 1903, brought exceptional young people from many countries around the world to study in Oxford. They are chosen on the basis of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
Rhodes Scholars have gone on to be presidents and prime ministers, leaders in business, medicine, the law, and academia, and in many other fields. The Rhodes Scholarships aim to nurture ‘leaders for the world’s future’, and to promote international understanding.
Rhodes House was completed in 1928, and was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, who had been Cecil Rhodes’s architect in South Africa, and also worked on the design of New Delhi.
Weddings, private dinners and family events
The beautiful setting of Rhodes House ensures that it’s the ideal place for families and friends wanting the perfect wedding or party venue. Its range of available rooms ensures that gatherings of all sizes can be accommodated, and if you desire total privacy, the entire House can be yours for the day. To ensure that your event goes without a hitch, our suppliers and hotel partners can offer a helping hand.
Business meetings, product launches and photo shoots
For businesses needing complete privacy, Rhodes House offers three rooms of varying size and atmosphere, ensuring the venue is a great choice for board meetings, informal gatherings of executives, conferences, and product launches. With the House’s historic, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, it’s a fantastic place for production companies in need of that special photographic location.
For more information about how to hire Rhodes House, please contact us