A Magical English Wedding

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Oxfordshire boasts some of the most historic buildings in the United Kingdom. From museums and libraries to grand palaces, extraordinary settings aren’t hard to come by in the county.

Bicester Village

Whether you’re seeking to host a wedding on a small scale or organising a day with hundreds of guests, these gems are certain to provide a stunning backdrop to an unforgettable day.

It’s not every day that an invitation to Blenheim Palace, the Ashmolean Museum or the Bodleian Library lands on your doormat. These notable venues are known for their opulent interiors and intimate spaces, and Blenheim Palace is also a fine example of Baroque architecture.

CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY IN A PLACE FULL OF TREASURES AT BLENHEIM PALACE

A masterpiece of Baroque architecture and the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding, with more than six venue options suitable for up to 2,000 guests.

The Palace is surrounded by more than 90 acres of Formal Gardens, including the Water Terraces, the Rose Garden and the Duke's Italian Garden, which provide a romantic and charming setting for your special occasion.

The landscaped parkland with “the finest view in England”, Vanbrugh's Grand Bridge and the Column of Victory also make breathtaking locations for your magical wedding moments.

There’s beauty to be found in all seasons at Blenheim Palace, and memories made here will last a lifetime.

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CELEBRATE IN STYLE AT THE MAGNIFICENT ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

The Ashmolean Museum has been telling human stories since 1863 – so why not add yours? Be inspired by the stunning galleries, marvel at world-renowned collections and enjoy outstanding hospitality. The Museum is a source of wonder, inspiration and reflection and, as such, will not fail to impress you and your guests.

The galleries are filled with treasures thousands of years old and some modern ones too, where you can exchange vows in galleries filled with old masters and dine among Greek and Roman statues. The Museum is licenced for civil ceremonies and blessings, and its collections create a stunning backdrop for your wedding and a wealth of opportunities for amazing photography.

The Ashmolean boasts an experienced, passionate and creative events team, dedicated to making your special day truly memorable. Together with its exclusive catering partner, Clerkenwell Green, plus hand-picked suppliers, the Museum will create a spectacular occasion with a magical sense of the unexpected.

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Ted Baker  Oriental blossom dress from Bicester Village
£229 £139
Oriental blossom dress

BODLEIAN LIBRARY A VENUE STEEPED IN ROMANCE AND ELEGANCE

Set in the heart of the dreaming spires of the city of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries now offers the chance for couples to enjoy its magnificent rooms on the most magical and memorable day of their lives, whether for an intimate ceremony or a jubilant celebration.   

Upon entering the Old Bodleian Library, you will see warm stone walls surrounding the Old Schools Quadrangle, with their intricate detail lit up by the beaming natural sunlight.

With two rooms licensed for ceremonies, and the chance to host your dinner and dancing in one of the most iconic buildings in Oxford, the Bodleian gives couples an exclusive chance to wow their guests by celebrating in the historic surroundings of this spectacular space.

The Divinity School is the grandest room in the Old Bodleian Library, and leads from the Quad. Completed in 1488, it is a masterpiece of late gothic architecture with a magnificent carved stone ceiling. Adjoining the Divinity School, Convocation House is a seventeenth-century building that was constructed as a meeting place for the University of Oxford’s supreme legislative body. It features a fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork and fixed wooden benches providing chapel-style seating for your guests.

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Bally  Scardino shoes from Bicester Village
£1,795 £718
Scardino shoes
dunhill  Silk printed check tie from Bicester Village
£95 £60
Silk printed check tie

Dressing for such surroundings calls for sophisticated glamour, and Bicester Village’s roster of luxury boutiques makes it the ultimate destination for sophisticated fashion. Head to occasion wear specialists such as Oscar de la Renta and Escada for elegant outfits, while Jimmy Choo and Bally can be relied on to deliver the most desirable accessories.

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