Venue Hire

The University Church is situated in the heart of Oxford on the edge of Radcliffe Square amidst some of the most iconic buildings of the city. The Church provides one of the finest venues for concerts, while both the Clore Old Library and the Vaults Cafe offer beautiful venues for meetings, seminars, conferences, fine dining and drinks receptions. The De Brome Transept can also be used for book launches and drinks receptions.

Booking Inquiries

For all bookings please fill in the below booking enquiry form.

Booking enquiry form

Or contact Ana-Maria Niculcea at: 01865 279111 universitychurch@ox.ac.uk

Concerts at St Mary's
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The Church offers a stunning setting, resonant acoustics and a central location. We host a variety of choral, orchestral and other concerts throughout the year, featuring Oxford's finest instrumentalists, international ensembles, and up and coming student musicians. We aim to provide a friendly and professional welcome to ensembles and audiences. The church houses a fine Blüthner grand piano, suitable for professional performances, set on a wheeled platform, as well as a renowned Metzler organ. We offer 

If you are a concert organiser, we are delighted that you are interested in holding an event at St Mary’s. Please contact our Administrator for further information. The Church can also be booked for plays, lectures and conferences.

The Clore Old Library
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Built in 1320 to house the original University Library, this beautiful space has been recently renovated and features a fine early sixteenth century roof. Offering unparalleled views of Radcliffe Square, this space is available to hire for lectures, seminars, conferences, dinners and drinks receptions for a maximum of 60 people.The Church Office deals with the initial contact and hire of the venue and then the Events team of the Vaults & Garden liaise directly regarding catering.

We also host wedding receptions but please note that there are some restrictions on decoration, dancing and music.

The Vaults and Garden Cafe
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cafe

Housed in the Old Congregation House, this space is available from 6.00pm (7.00pm from May to October) for seminars, meetings, dinners or drinks receptions. The capacity is a maximum of 80 people. The Church Office deals with the initial contact and hire of the venues and then the Events team of the Vaults & Garden liaise directly regarding catering.