Suggested schedules

Wedding ceremonies in the Divinity School

Wedding ceremonies, with up to 120 guests, can be held in the magnificent Divinity School during the evenings, Monday to Friday and Sundays. Your hire includes the use of Convocation House and Chancellor's Court too, based on a minimum of three hours. On Saturdays there is a minimum hire period of six hours, so you may consider having your reception at the Bodleian too.

Suggested times:
wedding div school
4pmAccess to the rooms for setting up to your specification
5pm
Guests begin to arrive via the Old Schools Quadrangle
5.30pm
Wedding ceremony begins

 6pm

Drinks served in Divinity Schoool and Convocation House (optional)

Photographs

6.30pm
Guests to depart to reception venue
7pm
Rooms to close

Wedding ceremonies in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court

Weddings ceremonies can also take place in Convocation House, which accommodate up to 100 guests. You can hire these rooms on any day of the week between 9am and 3pm. Private entrance to Convocation House for your guests via Chancellors Court located in the Sheldonian quadrangle.

Suggested times:
CC wedding ceremony
12pm
Access to the rooms for setting up to your specification
12.30pm
Guests begin to arrive via Chancellors Court
1pm
Wedding ceremony to begin in Convocation House 

1.30pm

 

Drinks served in Convocation House and Chancellors Court  (optional)

Photographs

2.30pm
Guests to depart to reception venue 
3pm
Rooms to close

Combine your wedding ceremony with a reception

Wedding receptions in the Divinity School are a great option on Saturdays and Sundays, when the Library site is closed to readers and visitors, from 5pm onwards. This gives you exclusive use of the Old Schools Quadrangle and the Proscholium after 5pm.

Suggested times: 
div school wedding 
4pm
Access to the rooms for setting up to your specification
5pm
Wedding ceremony to begin in Divinity School or Convocation House (optional)
6pm
Drinks reception in Proscholium or Old Schools Quadrangle

7.30pm

 

 

Dinner to be served in Divinity School

Speeches

Cutting of the cake

10pm
Dancing
11.30pm
Music to end and bar to close
Midnight
Carriages
 

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