Bodleian Libraries

Beautiful libraries steeped in romance and elegance

One of the oldest libraries in Europe, the Bodleian Library is set in the heart of Oxford, the city of dreaming spires. With over 12 million items it is the second-largest library in Britain, after the British Library. A remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University of Oxford, includes the Bodleian Library and the Weston Library. These impressive venues can provide the picture-perfect setting for any occasion.

The Bodleian Libraries founded around 1423, is a superb specimen of English Gothic architecture with a magnificent stone carved fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork and fixed wooden benches. This grand setting provides a remarkable and elegant backdrop for all events, with three rooms fully licensed for civil weddings and civil partnerships.

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Elegant, Historic, Awe-Inspiring

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Seated Capacities



Bodleian Libraries, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Did you know?

The Library's fine architecture has made it a favourite location for filmmakers In the Harry Potter films, the Divinity School at Bodleian Libraries served as the Hogwarts hospital wing and Hogwarts Library. Other productions that have been filmed here, include The Golden Compass (2007), X-Men: First Class (2011), Endeavour (2012-2016). Bodleian Libraries is available for photo shoots, feature films, television documentaries, videos and commercials.

The venue
Spaces Standing Seated
  • Divinity School 200 120
  • Covocation House and Chancellors Court 100 100
  • Blackwell Gall 450 250
  • Roof Terrace 100 -