Dining at Wadham

From a formal conference dinner or an intimate supper, Wadham College serves culinary delights to suit every taste. Look forward to candle-lit tables, courteous butler service, fine food and a selection of distinctive wines from the College cellars.

Dining Rooms

We boast a range of dining rooms that reflect the history of the College from 1610 to present day. For more formal dinners, consider a three-course special dinner in our majestically beautiful 400-year-old Dining Hall with its long tables, oak paneling and a soaring, vaulted ceiling in the hammer beam style. For special functions, the Old Library, the site of the original college library, makes a perfect venue for smaller meals, while the stately Trapp Room is ideal for gatherings that are more intimate. 

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Hall: Seats 150 dining; hearing induction loop system; PA system available; stairs, wheelchair access. 

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Trapp Room: Seats 16 dining; ground floor access.

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Old Library: Seats 60 dining; hearing induction loop system, PA system available on request, second floor, access by stairs only. 

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New Refectory: Seats 100 dining; ground floor. 

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Ante Chapel: 150 standing for drinks receptions; ground floor. 

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College Bar: 180 standing; relaxation area for delegates and students, opening hours by arrangement, ground floor.

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Our Menus

We offer Bronze, Silver and Gold Menus to suit a variety of tastes and budgets starting from £34.95 + VAT for 3-course dinner and coffee with mints to conclude the feast.  

It would be our pleasure to send you our special dinner menus should you be interested.

Click here to see our Special Dinner Sample Menu


Drinks Receptions

With year-round interest, Wadham’s gardens are among the most beautiful in Oxford. The spacious Fellows' Garden is ideally suited to spring and summer events.

Wadham's gardens

If you are looking for something a bit different, choose a reception in the foyer of Wadham Chapel. The Ante Chapel is part of Wadham’s original seventeenth century College buildings offering an elegant indoor meeting point for your guests.

We offer Sherry, Wine, Pimms, Sparkling Wine and Champagne Receptions - a perfect way for guests to get to know each other and relax before sitting down to enjoy a special dinner.

Drinks packages start from £7.50 + VAT per person.  

Why not add delicious canapés to accompany the drinks? We would be happy to provide a selection from £7.50 + VAT per person.

Contact our Conference & Events Team

Wadham College Conference & Events Team

Email: events@wadham.ox.ac.uk 

Tel: 01865 277579  

Getting Here

A popular Park and Ride system operates from various locations on the Oxford ring road. 

Further details on how to get to Oxford University.

We regret to say that we are unable to offer parking, but there is limited paid parking is available in Oxford City centre.