We had our wedding reception at the Sadler Building in April 2016. The building was bright, clean, spacious, comfortable and adaptable enough for us to have everything we wanted. We had a ceilidh band in one area, a quieter area for our non-dancing guests (with comfortable seats), a children’s play room (with paper and pens, giant Jenga, a games console – a hit with the adults too!), and a paved and lit outdoor area with tables and chairs. Being away from the city centre, it felt private and safe – we weren’t overlooked by the public and children wouldn’t rush out onto busy roads. There was lots of free parking for our guests, the photographer, and the band. We could play our own music (on MP3 players) through the Sadler Building’s sound system. There were wide doorways and the event took place on the ground floor (no problems for those with pushchairs or wheelchairs).
Julien and his team were extremely accommodating, polite and friendly. Julien made the planning process extremely easy for us (he took care of virtually everything!). All dietary requirements were catered for. Our vegan friends were particularly impressed to have a range of options (being more accustomed to being offered one dish).
Overall, we had a brilliant day and would highly recommend the Sadler Building as a wedding venue.
Heather and I got married in September, and Julien (the events manager) was absolutely excellent, completely helpful, and brilliantly organised right from the beginning. The venue itself is beautiful: it's modern, but stylish, clean, and well presented. It's a fantastic space to have a wedding reception, as there's so much space for different parts (we had a meal and a ceilidh, but the bar area was still free for people to sit / relax) Food and wine were both excellent, and all very reasonably priced for Oxford. Absolutely amazing selection of food -- they said they could cook basically anything we asked for, but had a very large list of suggested meals anyway. In terms of distance from the centre -- it's much closer than you think, and travel to-and-from the venue (e.g. from the church) wasn't remotely an issue.
This venue was great. Julien and his team were very organised and willing to meet any needs and organise the day according to our wishes. It was great to have so much space for our guests, so they could choose where to sit, especially if wanting to be away from the dancefloor. Staff were so friendly, the food was lovely and it was a lovely setting for photos.
Our wedding reception here was perfect, Julien and his team was just amazing everything went to plan. The venue is great have your dinner on one side and then dancing on the other side all on the same floor. Also the scenery outside the venue was great for our photoshoot the pics were amazing.
Our wedding reception at the Sadler building went beyond all of our high expectations. From the moment we viewed the venue until the day itself – Julien and his team have been absolutely great to deal with. The venue itself is stunning: the space is very flexible, which meant we could accommodate 110 guests comfortably and around 130 to the evening ceilidh. Julien and the team accommodated all of our requests - we pretty much developed our own wedding breakfast menu, which was influenced and made by the very talented resident head chef. Our guests loved the food – from the canapés, wedding breakfast and evening buffet. It was all well presented and simply delicious!
Our wedding day was without doubt the best day of our lives – and a large part of that is due to the amazing wedding venue and fantastic team at the Sadler building. You all looked after our guests and ourselves so well – we cannot thank you enough!
We recommend the Sadler building to any couple planning their perfect day. Julien and his team will be able to guide you through the many options available at the Sadler building to have the wedding that you have always dreamed of.
Our reception at the Sadler Building was a perfect celebration of our marriage. The versatility of both the building and the staff enabled us to plan and enjoy a reception which truly reflected everything that we wanted, down to the smallest detail. Many of our guests commented on what a wonderful day it was, and it wouldn't have been possible without the care and attention of Julien and his team, providing excellent service, a delicious menu and a gorgeous setting.
Our wedding reception at the Sadler Bar and Brasserie was a great success. So many of our guests commented on the delicious food and drink and the excellent service. The venue is so light and spacious and our guests felt very comfortable.
Julien and his team were a pleasure to work with. Their care and attention to detail is very impressive and we were wowed by our wonderful red carpet arrival. We were also impressed with how flexible the team were with regards to our choices for food and decorations. The staff were kind and attentive and helped to create a lovely atmosphere. We would definitely recommend the Sadler Bar and Brasserie as a venue for a wedding reception.
From the initial planning to the event itself, everything was well organized. Staff were very helpful and professional, and the food was excellent. We were both very relaxed about the whole day, and felt more like 'special guests' rather than hosts – this meant we didn't have to worry about the details, and could focus on spending time with our guests.