Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony license
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
College, School or University
Live music permitted
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
We are able to do blessings outside.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes, via our catering company.
Can we use our own caterers?
Catering is only provided by our supplier Oxford Fine Dining
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
This would need to be discussed dependent on dates and packages.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Are fireworks allowed?
Is confetti allowed?
Are candles allowed?
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Is there accommodation on site?
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
About The Bodleian Libraries
Celebrate the most memorable day of your life at the Bodleian Libraries, a magnificent & historical setting for any wedding. Whether a ceremony or reception, the Bodleian Libraries provides the perfect backdrop to create your special day.
Every wedding at the Bodleian is unique, no two are the same. Our events team provide a friendly and personal service while maintaining the highest professional standards. We can help you plan your special day around your budget and tastes.
We have a choice of three rooms which are licensed for civil weddings in the historic old Bodleian Library: the Divinity School, Convocation House and the Chancellor's Court.