Private Dining

A magnificent and memorable private dining venue in the heart of Oxford

Private Dining at Rhodes House can range from large corporate dinners to small family celebrations.  We take equal care and pleasure in ensuring that the arrangements are flawless, that your guests feel welcome and at home in the House, and that the catering is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds.

The room you choose for your meal will reflect the history of the Trust and the warmth of our welcome. The catering team will help you choose menus and wines to complement your dinner or luncheon.  Dietary requirements are, of course, catered for and themed menus are available - all served with style and precision.  Please talk to us about the rooms – we can offer a variety of layouts depending on your number of guests.

Our package prices for private dining include the venue hire and a served three course meal followed by coffee.  We are happy to discuss additional courses or special requests. Please bear in mind that our dinner and lunch packages come with minimum chargeable numbers and are exclusive of wines and drinks.

We normally anticipate that dinners would end by 22.30, but you are welcome to extend your evening (until midnight latest) and we make an hourly charge for this.

Dining Space

  • The Rhodes House furniture is available for all private dining and including rectangular tables which were designed by the architect for the House. Should round tables be required, these can be hired in for you, subject to acceptance of a quote.


  • All function rooms are accessible to guests in wheelchairs.


  • Luncheons start at £70.00 + VAT per person excluding wines and all other drinks.
  • Dinners are £85.00 + VAT per person (£90.00 + VAT for 2017 dates) excluding wines and all other drinks.
  • Chargeable minimum: Monday to Friday 20 guests, Saturday and Sunday 30 guests