Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony license
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Indoor and Outdoor Ceremonies
- Leisure Club and Treatment Rooms
- Delicious Food created by our Chefs
- Bespoke Packages Available
- Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Blessings
- All Celebrations under one Roof
- 104 Stylish Bedrooms with 12 inside the 15th Century Manor House
- Complimentary Food and Wine Tasting for the Happy Couple
- Dedicated Wedding Specialist
- 30 Acres of Grounds
- 4 Miles from Oxford City Centre
- Easily Accessible Road Links
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Due to the size of our venue, this is not something we can offer.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, all of our function spaces are licenced for civil ceremonies.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, we have our beautiful Riverside Gazebo available for hire alongside an indoor backup option for your ceremony.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We have an extensive wine list for you to choose from.
Can we use our own caterers?
We have our own fantastic chefs in house to help create your perfect menu.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
This completely depends on what is happening inside the venue the night prior to your wedding and what function spaces you have booked. This can be discussed nearer the time with your wedding coordinator.
What time does the reception need to finish?
On a Friday and Saturday, your private bar and music will end at 1am. On any other day, the music and bar will shut down at midnight. However, our main lobby bar can be used 24hrs a day.
Are fireworks allowed?
Unfortunately due to our location, we do not allow fireworks, however, sparklers are not a problem!
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, as long as it is bio-degradable and used outside, this is absolutely fine.
Are candles allowed?
Yes! We just blow them out or replace them for the evening reception.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes, it is located in the original 15th century house.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes, we have 104 bedrooms in the hotel and your guests will have access to a flexible preferential rate.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, we have our sister property 10 minutes away!
Special Guides for Brides offers
voco™ Oxford Thames wedding deal
Complimentary Photographer, Wedding Cake or Live Music
Book your 2020 wedding with us by the 31st March 2020 and choose ONE of the following to make your day even more special;
- Complimentary full day photographer (Paul Nelson Photography)
- Complimentary 3 tier wedding cake (Dolce Lusso Cakes)
- Complimentary live music for ceremony and reception drinks (Ear Candy Oxford)
Terms and conditions
*Bookings must be made by the 31st March 2020 with a signed contract and £1250.00 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit paid. New bookings only. Minimum of 70 day adults. Offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers. Photographer package includes pre-wedding consultation, all day coverage from early bridal prep to the first dance, private online gallery for family and friends, high resolution image files delivered on a USB drive with box. Photos may take up to 8 weeks to edit and return to couple. Cake package includes pre-wedding consultation, cake flavour tasting, 3 tier wedding cake to cater for up to 70 people (4in, 6in, 8in tiers). Colours can be made to match wedding theme, basic design, please refer to Kate from Dolce Lusso for specific inclusions. Live Music package includes a duo set (acoustic guitar, Cajon (drum box) and both vocals) for ceremony and reception drinks. Ceremony performance includes set for guests arriving and seating, bridal march, signing the register and exit song (3 song requests). Reception drinks performance is 1 hour. Band must leave the hotel by 5pm on the wedding day unless upgraded at an additional cost to evening reception performance. Live music package applicable for onsite civil ceremonies only, does not include church or offsite ceremonies. Any upgrades are discussed and payable directly to the supplier themselves prior to the wedding day. Subject to availability of venue and suppliers.
About voco™ Oxford Thames
Medieval character & modern charm blend seamlessly to set the scene for your dream wedding. Our unique college barge & outdoor gazebo are the perfect setting to say "I do". Just a short drive from the heart of Oxford, on the banks of the River Thames
The Oxford Thames boasts an enchanting riverside gazebo, licensed for outdoor ceremonies, whilst the ornate Saint John’s College Barge and quaint walled garden, provide the perfect backdrop for endless photo opportunities.
When it comes to the reception, the Oxford Thames offers plenty of options. So whether you are looking for intimate celebrations with just those closest to you or something a little more extravagant, you will be sure to find the perfect spaces for your special day.
The characterful Little Barn is the ideal setting for weddings of up to 60 guests for the day, and 80 guests for the evening reception. While the modern Oxford Suite, overlooking the meadows, allows for something a little different, with the flexibility to host up to 120 guests for a seated meal, and up to 200 guests for the evening reception. The bright and spacious Conservatory, with its mixture of new and old, is perfect for up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening reception. Finally the River Room, with its views of our perfectly manicured lawns and the River Thames, can host up to 80 guests for your seated meal and 100 for the evening reception.
During this exciting time, you must have many questions! So join the wedding coordinator over some refreshments to discuss everything you need and how the Oxford Thames can make your big day perfect and stress-free. Contact Robyn on 01865 334417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.