WEDDINGS AT THE BODLEIAN LIBRARIES
About the Bodleian Libraries wedding venue
Set in the heart of the dreaming spires, the Bodleian Libraries is a historic venue steeped in romance and elegance. The Bodleian dates back to 1488, with its very first 300 books donated by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. Over the last 400 years the library has expanded and now holds over 12 million printed items and special collections, making it one of the most notorious libraries in the world. The library now offers its grandest rooms for private hire, giving couples the chance to enjoy
these spectacular spaces on the most special day of their lives. Whether a small and intimate wedding ceremony, or a
jubilant celebration with all of your friends and family, the Bodleian Libraries will provide the most magnificent backdrop to your wedding day and that amazing wedding film.
The Divinity School is the grandest room in the Old Bodleian Library, and leads from the Old Schools Quad. Completed in 1488, it is a masterpiece of late gothic architecture with a magnificent stone carved ceiling. The huge arched windows down both sides create shafts of light which give a dramatic effect to the room.
Adjoining the Divinity School, Convocation House is a 17th century building that was constructed as a meeting place for the
University’s supreme legislative body. It features a fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork and fixed wooden benches providing chapel style seating for your guests.
This is the anteroom to Convocation House and is used as the private entrance for day ceremonies and as the kitchen for evening celebrations.
Some more wedding films from the Bodleian Libraries