Rhodes House Weddings

A warm and stylish wedding venue in the heart of Oxford

There is something rather special about a wedding at Rhodes House. When you hold your wedding here, the House is yours, and yours only, for the whole day. There is none of the anonymity of a hotel. No jostling with suitcases in the foyer and definitely no prospect of bumping into people who are not your guests.

This is the one Oxford wedding reception venue where your imagination and history can entwine to create a perfect day and the best of memories. All this happens within a private and tranquil space, which provides an understated yet elegant backdrop for the occasion. Outside you’ll discover our walled English garden, which catches the sun from early morning to late evening – perfect for a drinks reception and photos. You might have to pinch yourself to believe you are in the heart of Oxford.

We never forget this is your wedding. Our Events team will support you with help and advice as you plan your day. 

Civil Wedding and Civil Partnership Ceremonies

The solemn exchange of vows between two people is an occasion of emotional depth and Rhodes House provides the perfect backdrop for your ceremony.

To arrange your wedding or civil partnership ceremony at Rhodes House, please contact the Oxford Registrar’s Office on 0845 1295900 (select option 3) for costs and procedures.  Do please note, they are only able to confirm a Registrar’s booking for your ceremony at Rhodes House once a firm hire booking has been made with us.


An Oxford wedding reception at Rhodes House is a special affair. Exclusive hire of Rhodes House means that your guests can wander freely from room to room. In the warmer months, you can mingle outside in the award-winning walled garden, a secluded oasis in the heart of Oxford,or have your wedding breakfast outside in a marquee. 

Offering quite possibly the most unchartered wedding reception venue in Oxford, this historic address is where your dreams really do come true. We never forget it is your day, and things needs to be done your way. The magic starts as soon as you cross the threshold, where belief is suspended and the spectacular entrance hall, known as The Rotunda, dramatically sets the scene.


Venue Hire Fees

Full Day Oxford Wedding Reception:

  • £9,000.00 (including VAT) – Full day hire from 09.00 through to midnight

This includes exclusive use of the three function rooms, the gardens, and Rhodes House staffing.

Civil Ceremonies Only:

  • £1,800.00 (including VAT) – Monday – Friday

One hour wedding receptions following civil ceremonies can be arranged Monday – Friday for an additional hire charge of £600.00

Room Capacities

Reception only: Maximum seating for a Wedding Breakfast in Milner Hall is 150. Numbers up to 250 can be accommodated with a marquee in the garden.

Ceremony only: The Beit Room can accommodate 60, or the Milner Hall can seat up to 200 for a Ceremony.

Ceremony and Reception: The Milner Hall can accommodate up to 100 Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast guests, with the option to invite up to 50 additional guests for evening festivities after your meal. Should you wish for more than 100 Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast guests, this can be done with a marquee in the garden.

Please note that the marquee option adds a Rhodes House service charge of £1,000 plus VAT in addition to the marquee hire charge, and requires that the House be available the day before your wedding for set-up.