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CONTENTS 1855 Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Blenheim Palace Bodleian Libraries Bombay Sapphire Distillery Brookes University - The Terrace Cherwell Boathouse Corpus Christi College Culham Conference Centre Examination Schools Excel Dry Cleaners Exeter College

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Experience Oxfordshire The Feathers Frilford Heath Golf Club Howbery Park Estate Jurys Inn Oxford The King’s Centre Malmaison Oxford The Oxford Kitchen Oxford Science Park Oxford Town Hall The Oxford Union Society The Oxfordshire

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The Pavilion at Lane End Pembroke College Pure Indulgence Rhodes House Startech Saïd Business School ACDiSCO Sheldonian Theatre Oxford Fine Dining The Snooty Mehmaan Aldens The Tythe Barn

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WELCOME The B4 Venues Guide showcases some of the Thames Valley’s leading venues, from world famous colleges to state of the art conference centres, from stunning palaces to picturesque hotels. If you are looking for inspiration to help you choose a venue for your next event, look no further than the excellent selection in this publication.   With a choice of city centre or county venues, the 2016 B4 Venues Guide will provide the key to a successful event, wherever it may be in the Thames Valley.   We have also included a selection of suppliers who you can turn to to make your event extra special.   If you would like additional copies of the B4 Venues Guide, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as in addition to the copies mailed to business decision makers across

the Thames Valley, additional copies are made available to those represented in the publication whilst fulfilling as many additional enquiries as we are able to. Please do support the venues in this publication and be sure to mention where you discovered them!   If your venue or business isn’t featured this year, please do get in touch about being included in 2017 or why not take space in B4 Magazine. With all best wishes

Richard Rosser B4 Magazine Editor

You can also view B4 Venues Guide 2016 on-line. Simply go to: https://issuu.com/b4-business/docs/venues_guide_2016

CREDITS Editor Richard Rosser - editorial@b4-business.com Art Editor Keith Simpson - artwork@b4-business.com Publisher Oxfordshire Venues 2016 is published by B4 Magazine, a subsidiary of Designs On Ltd. A The Firs, Headington Hill, Oxford OX3 0BT. T 01865 742211. W www.b4-business.com © Designs-On Ltd and B4 Magazine. Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure that the content of this publication is accurate and correct in every way, the publishers cannot be held responsible or liable for any inaccuracies or errors within the publication. Information reproduced from this publication is permitted with the express permission of the publisher and the venue, where relevant. All information is correct at time of going to press. ABOUT B4 B4 is Oxfordshire’s leading business magazine with 9,000 copies mailed to business decision makers in the Thames Valley every other month. With over 600 members across the region and B4 Classic events held quarterly in each area at many of the venues featured in this publication, B4 is a growing community where businesses have a platform to promote themselves in print, on line and face to face. Call us now on 01865 742211 for more details.

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VENUE FINDER Page

Max Space

1855

6

30

-

-

-

-

-

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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

7

50

-

2

Blenheim Palace

8

600

-

-

-

-

-

3

Name

Map Ref

Bodleian Libraries

9

450

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

10

200

-

-

-

5

Brookes University - The Terrace

11

260

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

Cherwell Boathouse

12

120

-

-

-

-

-

7

Corpus Christi College

13

120

-

-

-

-

8

Culham Conference Centre

14

234

-

-

-

-

-

9

-

10

-

-

11

Examination Schools

15

440

-

-

-

Exeter College

17

154

-

The Feathers

19

54

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

Howbery Business Park

21

80

-

-

-

-

-

13

Jurys Inn Oxford

22

320

-

-

14

The King’s Centre

23

1000

-

-

-

-

15

Malmaison Oxford

24

200

-

-

-

-

16

Oxford Kitchen

25

250

-

-

-

-

-

-

17

Oxford Science Park

26

90

-

-

-

-

18

The Oxfordshire

27

180

-

-

-

19

Oxford Town Hall

28

500

-

-

-

-

20

The Oxford Union Society

29

450

-

-

-

-

21

The Pavilion at Lane End

30

150

22

Pembroke College

31

170

-

-

-

23

Rhodes House

33

200

-

-

-

-

24

Saïd Business School

35

317

-

-

-

25

The Sheldonian Theatre

37

750

-

-

-

-

-

26

The Snooty Mehmaan

39

100

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

27

The Tythe Barn

41

200

-

-

28

KEY Disabled Access

Audio / Video facilities

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Wi-Fi

Catering

Helipad

Outdoor areas

Weddings

Accommodation

Induction Loop

Cloakroom

Swimming Pool

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7 17

4 26 11

25 21

15 1 16

10 20 8 23 6

28

12 3

14 6 5 15

19

25 18 27

9

2

13 22

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1855 WINE BAR ABOUT US We are open from dawn to dusk, serving eclectic and exceptional wines, carefully matched seasonal produce and fantastic wood roasted coffees. At 1855, taste is everything. Our food and drink menus are carefully chosen to enhance each other and inspire you to try something new. Our staff are friendly, happy and service focused. Together they have in-depth knowledge on our wine and food offerings. If you would like them to make a recommendation or two, you just need to ask.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Mezzanine Floor

25-30

25 seated or 30 standing

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / None Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

21 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Juan Ortega - Operations Manager / General Manager T +44 (0)1865 247 217 E juan@1855oxford.com A 4 Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY W www.1855oxford.com  @1855oxford  1855oxford

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BELMOND LE MANOIR AUX QUAT’SAISONS ABOUT US Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the fulfilment of Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc’s, personal vision: to create a hotel and restaurant in harmony where guests would find perfection in food, comfort and service. Set in secluded private grounds seven miles south of the historic city of Oxford in rural Cotswolds countryside, Belmond Le Manoir has 32 individually designed bedrooms and suites. All have views of the grounds, many with their own private garden terrace. Raymond Blanc’s luminous cooking has received extraordinary tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence. Home to the famous Raymond Blanc Cookery School, where the complete novice to the experienced enthusiast can learn the secrets of Belmond Le Manoir cuisine.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

La Belle Epoque Dining Room

50

Private dining room with reception area, large conservatory and private walled garden. Main room can be divided into two for smaller break out rooms.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

7 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

70 spaces

Distance from Motorway:

2 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Haddenham & Thame

CONTACTS C Lance Keirle - Events Manager T +44 (0)1844 278 881 E events.mqs@belmond.com A Church Road Great Milton Oxford OX44 7PD W Belmond.com/lemanoir  @lemanoir  lemanoirauxquatsaisons

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BLENHEIM PALACE ABOUT US Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, has been hosting events for many years and our hospitality services extend from providing a unique wedding venue, meeting and conference facilities and team building events to elegant fine dining in the Palace and State Apartments. All corporate and private events at Blenheim Palace are tailored to suit our clients’ individual requirements and our experienced events team will work closely with you from the initial enquiry through to the event and beyond. Blenheim Palace turns and event into an unforgettable occasion every time.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Long Library

600

Perfect for gala dinners or awards ceremonies, with drinks served in The Great Hall and Saloon. This room overlooks the beautiful Water Terrace with its sparkling fountains

The Great Hall

300

Features a beautifully painted ceiling by Sir James Thornhill and is perfect for a drinks reception.

The Orangery

200

Light and airy with high ceilings, huge arched windows and a glass panelled roof.

The Courtyard Room

180

A self-contained area with a beamed ceiling and natural daylight. This room is perfect for larger meetings requiring a stage set.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

8 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Unlimited Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

12 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Long Hanborough / Oxford

CONTACTS T +44 (0)1993 813 874 E sales@blenheimhospitality.com A Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP W www.blenheimpalace.com

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BODLEIAN LIBRARIES ABOUT US One of the great libraries of the world, the Bodleian is a working library at the heart of the University of Oxford. Dating back to 1488, the Bodleian is the second largest library in the UK and holds over 12 million printed items and priceless manuscripts. The Bodleian Libraries provide a stunning mix of traditional and contemporary styles creating the ideal setting for events. The old Bodleian Library has two hireable spaces: the historic Divinity School and Convocation House. The Weston Library offers a further three spaces: Blackwell Hall, the Lecture Theatre and the Roof Terrace.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES The grandest room in the old Bodleian Library, with its magnificent ceiling and beautiful large windows perfect for receptions or dinners.

Convocation House

100

With its own private entrance hall Convocation House has fixed wooden seating on all four sides providing an excellent space for presentations and meetings.

Blackwell Hall

450

Blackwell Hall is the Weston Library’s splendid entrance atrium with a colonnade overlooking Broad Street. This bright and airy space is ideal for dinners, large receptions and awards ceremonies.

Roof Terrace

100

This fifth floor terrace is fabulous for evening drinks receptions with magnificent views across Oxford’s historic rooftops to the hills beyond.

Lecture Theatre

117

The Lecture Theatre has comfortable tiered seats with soft-fold tables and power sockets, and comes fully equipped with the latest audio-visual systems.

Photograph NickCistone

200

Photograph John Cairns

Max. Capac Description

The Divinity School

Silver Apples Photography

Room Name

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.3 miles

Parking (Unlimited / No parking Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

9.6 miles

Nearest Train Station:

CONTACTS T +44 (0)1865 277 224 E events@Bodleian.ox.ac.uk A Venue Services, Bodleian Libraries, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG W www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/venue-hire

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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY ABOUT US You can hire one of the unique event spaces at Laverstoke Mill for corporate events, meetings, banquets, private parties and more. Our flagship event space, The Gallery, is perfect for conferences or special celebrations, whilst our Mediterranean Glasshouse makes a totally unique cocktail reception venue. The Mill Bar and Terrace is a spacious multi-level bar with outdoor seating along the river, ideal for parties, whilst the Vault and the Empire Bar provide a more intimate setting for meetings or VIP cocktail masterclasses.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Gallery

200

Situated along the crystal clear River Test, The Gallery is a versatile space for gala dinners, corporate events and private functions.

The Mediterranean Glasshouse

30

Within the Glasshouses, guests can discover the ten exotic botanicals infused into Bombay Sapphire, and they also make a great space for a cocktail reception.

The Vault

16

The Vault is a perfect private space for informal meetings or intimate gatherings. It can be hired with the Mill Bar in the evening or on its own on an hourly rate during the day.

The Mill Bar

100

The Mill Bar is a spacious multi-level venue which allows guests to enjoy a cocktail along the River Test.

The Empire Bar

30

Perfectly set up for a bespoke Masterclass, drinks reception or casual meeting space, the Empire Bar can be hired throughout the year.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

2 miles from Whitchurch 10 miles from Basingstoke

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

90

Distance from Motorway:

3 miles from A34 8 miles from M3

Nearest Train Station:

Whitchurch or Overton

CONTACTS C Becky Unwin - Events Coordinator T +44 (0)1256 890 090 E events@bombaysapphire.com A Laverstoke Mill, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NR W www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com/venue-hire

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THE TERRACE ABOUT US The Terrace is based in the award-winning John Henry Brookes Building and its design reflects the contemporary feel of the building. The venue is ideally located just two miles from the city centre, with fantastic public transport links. In the evening, The Terrace comes alive with lighting that mimics the stars in the night sky making it a truly magical party venue in Oxford. The Terrace is an ideal venue for large parties or celebrations. A dance floor and bar can be added to the space at one of Oxford’s newest and unique party venue. The venue is available to hire in the evenings throughout the year and Christmas parties.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Terrace

260

Seating from 100 to 260 guests, depending on requirements, The Terrace is an ideal venue for large parties or celebrations.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

2.5 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford centre 2.5miles

CONTACTS T +44 (0)1865 488 400 E conferences@brookes.ac.uk A Conference Services, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP W www.brookes.ac.uk/conference-services/

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CHERWELL BOATHOUSE ABOUT US The Cherwell Boathouse is an iconic Oxford punt station and restaurant on the banks of the river Cherwell, in an idyllic water meadow setting but close to the centre of Oxford. Both the Restaurant and the Marquee on the terrace overlooking the river are wonderful places to celebrate all types of occasion. We can cater for weddings, private parties , corporate days out and functions. The Marquee can accommodate groups from 25- 125 guests in a variety of formats from informal to 3 course sit down meals and incorporating music and dancing . The restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 75 guests offering a fine dining experience, with an award wining wine list and friendly at tentative service.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Marquee

120

Overlooking the river with great views of riverside activity.

Lower Boathouse

80

On the river bank , great for pre dinner drinks.

Restaurant

75

Renowned restaurant serving fine food with great wine list.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

1.5 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

1.5 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C John Verdin - General Manager T +44 (0)1865 552 746 E info@cherwellboathouse.co.uk A Bardwell Rd , Oxford OX2 6ST W www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE ABOUT US Founded in 1517 and approaching its 500th birthday Corpus Christi is a small intimate venue nestled in the heart of Oxford City Centre. Corpus Christi offers 5 beautiful multi-purpose meeting and function rooms along with recently refurbished accommodation throughout the city. The modern and spacious MBI Al Jaber Auditorium is built into the bastion of the ancient City wall and has a capacity of 120 theatre style plus modular seating allowing for various smaller events. The Handa Terrace directly above the auditorium is an ideal location for wedding receptions and social events. The College has come a long way in 500 years and now boasts state of the art conference facilities. This along with their ongoing investment in maintenance, AV and refurbishment, has meant that their place within the Oxford Conference and Event market has been firmly established.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

MBI Al Jaber Auditorium

Rainolds Room

120

Purpose built Lecture Theatre with tiered seating which can be removed to create the perfect space for wedding receptions or music events. The attached MBI foyer is the perfect break out space and registration area.

16 / 24 / 60 An Elegant room suitable for meetings, buffets or drinks receptions.

Seminar Room

20

A purpose designed teaching room. Fully equipped with data projector, screen and whiteboard.

Fraenkel Room

20

A purpose designed meeting room. Fully equipped with data projector, screen and whiteboard.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

City Centre

Parking (Unlimited / Limited - on request Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

5 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Michelle Mayes - Conference & Accommodation Manager T +44 (0)1865 276 708 E conferences@ccc.ox.ac.uk A Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JF W www.ccc.ox.ac.uk

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CULHAM CONFERENCE CENTRE ABOUT US Nestling in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is Culham Conference Centre, a purpose built, fully equipped conference venue sharing location with Culham Science Centre, Abingdon. We have been helping businesses host successful meetings and events for almost a decade. Driven by our dedication to keeping our customers at the heart of what we do, our objective is to provide a memorable experience, tailored to suit individual requirements in our superb newly refurbished facilities. We offer all businesses of all sizes a warm welcome, a professional service in a relaxed and flexible environment.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

John Adams Lecture Room

234

This first-class facility features integrated audio visual equipment and is ideal for prestigious, large scale events and presentations.

Zeta

70

Named after an experiment carried out on this famous site. This room has many audio visual and connection features.

Pheonix

50

Meeting rooms boasts ample natural daylight and air-conditioning.

4 Flexible meeting rooms

2 - 24

All rooms come complete with the latest HD ready ceiling mounted projection, retractable screen, Free WIFI and complimentary stationary.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

9.2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / 200+ spaces Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

10.6 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Culham

CONTACTS C Heidi Korszewski T +44 (0)1235 466 494 E heidi.korszewski@ccfe.ac.uk A Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB W wwww.culhamconferencecentre.co.uk

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EXAMINATION  SCHOOLS ABOUT US The University of Oxford’s Examination Schools is a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building located on the High Street in the heart of Oxford. We are one of Oxford’s largest venues and offer over 26,000 square feet of flexible space ideal for conferences, exhibitions and trade shows. With 16 different flexible spaces, our rooms are suitable for smaller sized day meetings as well as drinks receptions, product launches and dinners for over 150 people. Combined with accommodation available at nearby Oxford colleges and hotels, excellent public transport links and easy access to tourist attractions and restaurants, the Examination Schools is the perfect venue for your next event.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Max. Capacity Description

South Writing Schools

440

This ‘T’ shaped room is suited to a variety of presentations and has built in AV facilities

North Writing Schools

330

Our ‘L’ Shaped North School is often used by itself or, for larger events, as an exhibition or catering space

East Writing  Schools

160

This room is ideally placed to be used in conjunction with the adjacent South Schools or as a larger break-out space

12 - 100

Our 13 smaller rooms are ideal for break-out sessions, AGMs, seminars, workshops and meetings. Most are equipped with AV facilities.

Various Meeting rooms

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.3 miles

Parking (Unlimited / No parking Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

11.9 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Photograph David Flemming

Room Name

Oxford

CONTACTS C Anna Munday - Event Manager T +44 (0)1865 276 905 E anna.munday@admin.ox.ac.uk A 75-81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG W www.venues.ox.ac.uk/venues/examination-schools  @OxUniVenues  OxUniVenues

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Oxford’s specialist Dry Cleaners, experts in cleaning all delicate items including silks to wedding dresses. New collection service from Witney

274 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DY 01865 511773 www.exceldrycleanersofoxford.co.uk


EXETER COLLEGE ABOUT US Exeter is the fourth oldest of the University Colleges. From the Fellows’ Garden with its famous view over Radcliffe Square to its soaring Chapel and wood-panelled Dining Hall, it’s stunning beauty makes it one of the treasures of Oxford. Through the centuries, it has been home to renowned figures in literature, science and the arts, including JRR Tolkien, Sir Roger Bannister and Philip Pullman. Located in the very heart of the city, it is just minutes away from shops, museums and transport links.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre

120

Our largest meeting room - fully air conditioned and equipped with LCD multi-media projector.

William Morris Room

14

Makes an ideal Conference Office. It can be equipped with an Overhead Projector and screen, white board and flip-chart.

Dining Hall

154

Wood-panelled and built in 1618, provides a historic setting for all conference meals and especially for banquets.

Rector of the College private lodgings

30

The main reception rooms in the Rector’s Lodgings may be made available on certain occasions by special arrangement.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / No Spaces Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

15 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Philip Munday T +44 (0)1865 279653 E philip.munday@exeter.ox.ac.uk A Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DP W www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/conferences

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CULTURED CULTURED CONFERENCING CONFERENCING

The Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing Bureau Our Conferencing services include: is the official and free conference event venue• Local knowledge and advice The and Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing finding service for Oxford andBureau Oxfordshire. • Venue selection is the official and free conference • Venue visits and pre-event recce event The team will match your brief toand one or more venue-finding service for • Social programmes and incentives venues in the historic heart of Oxford orOxford the and Oxfordshire. • Local information surrounding countryside, completely free of charge. The team will match your brief•to Arranging one or morewelcome venues packs in the historic heart of Oxford or the surrounding countryside, completely free of charge.

Our Conferencing services include: • Local knowledge and advice • Venue selection

• Pre-event venue visits • Social programmes and incentives

• Local information • Arranging welcome packs

15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS t +44(0)1865 686443 e conferencing@experienceoxfordshire.org ExOxConference

conferencing.experienceoxfordshire.org


THE FEATHERS ABOUT US The Feathers Hotel, a member of Pride of Britain Hotels, is an inviting country retreat that combines historic charm with a fun personality. Located in the historic market town of Woodstock, the hotel is surrounded by cultural attractions. There are 16 bedrooms and five suites available at The Feathers, which have been given their own unique style by specialist interior designers Trevillion. Eating and drinking is at the heart of The Feathers experience. The hotel currently has 181 gins from around the world and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection. The two AA rosette restaurant features the best of modern English cuisine.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Restaurant

54

The restaurant can be used for different events and the interior furnishings can be moved so that different styles: Boardroom style can hold 14 people, Theatre style can hold 20-25.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

10 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Hanborough

CONTACTS C Dominic Bishop - General Manager T +44 (0)1993 812 291 E reception@feathers.co.uk A The Feathers, Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX10 1SX W www.feathers.co.uk

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A perfect venue... Conferences, Seminars, Meetings Facilities include: • • • • • •

...for a productive day

Fully modernised meeting & conference facilities Excellent road & rail links Seperate meeting & break out rooms Also suitable for seminars & exhibitions Free wifi available Ample free parking

events@frilfordheath.co.uk

Your Special Day Greet your guests in our elegant Skelton Suite with a glass of champagne and canapés. Enjoy the exquisite facilities exclusively for the day and enjoy the wedding breakfast of your choice in our spacious clubhouse.

Come and meet our wedding co-ordinator to talk about your plans weddings@frilfordheath.co.uk

...for a perfect day Golf Days Includes:

Qualifying School Venue

• Unlimited golf - play all 3 of our Championship Courses • Home cooked food served in the Clubhouse

SUMMER PACKAGE from Until 31st October 2016

Venue for England Golf Week, August 2016

...for a golf day Frilford Heath I Abingdon I Oxon OX13 5NW 01865 390864 www.frilfordheath.co.uk events@frilfordheath.co.uk

£85

per person

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HOWBERY BUSINESS PARK ABOUT US It’s the real character of Howbery Business Park that sets it apart Howbery Business Park has been the setting for conferences, team building events, a film location and private functions. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and superior amenities. Set within 70 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, adjacent to the River Thames, this calm and serene setting provides an inspiring and unique venue whatever the occasion. Located in Wallingford, within easy reach of Oxford, Didcot and Reading, Howbery has excellent links by road, rail and bus, and has ample parking space. Our dedicated onsite events team are skilled and experienced in making your event a memorable success, with packages tailored to suit everyone.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

du Cros

40

Set in a room with elegant wood panelling and period fireplace our du Cros room can accommodate between 10 - 40 people.

de Morney

40

Our character de Morney room has French doors opening into a small marbled terrace with views of the lawns.

Blackstone

40

The Blackstone Room is surrounded by hand crafted oak panelled walls with secret doors, and authentic fireplace.

Fountain

80

Located near to the River Thames, this is a contemporary self-contained facility with disabled access and facilities.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

Wallingford 2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Unlimited Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

11 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Cholsey and Wallingford

CONTACTS C Donna Bowles - Estates Manager, Howbery Park Estates T +44 (0)1491 822 495 E d.bowles@hrwallingford.com A Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA, United Kingdom W www.howberypark.com

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JURYS INN OXFORD ABOUT US Jurys Inn is one of the city’s leading four-star hotels, located only two miles from the City Centre and minutes from the A34 and M40. If you are looking for the best and most advanced conference facilities in Oxfordshire, then look no further. Bright, colourful and airy, all 20 meeting rooms have natural daylight, air-conditioning and complimentary wireless broadband access. At the heart of the hotel’s Conference Centre is the University Suite with a capacity to seat 320 delegates for a conference and 250 guests for a banquet. In addition the hotel also has a grassed activity area, which is ideal for team building activities and games.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

University Suite

320

Private bar, natural light, blackout possible, ISDN sockets, air conditioning and a disabled access.

Oriel Room

200

There are seven different styles possible in this room. It offers natural light and a disable access.

Blenheim Suite

60

Natural light, ISDN sockets, air conditioning and a disable access. Moreover the windows can be covered.

Trinity Room

30

Natural light, ISDN socket, ADSL socket, air conditioning and a disabled access

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

3.9 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Spaces Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

6.3 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Chris Broderick - General Manager T +44 (0)1865 489 988 E chris_broderick@jurysinns.com A Jurys Inn Oxford, Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL W www.jurysinns.com

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THE KING’S CENTRE ABOUT US The King’s Centre is Oxford’s largest and most flexible multi-purpose event centre in the heart of the city. Our two large convention halls and 10 support rooms provide almost unlimited flexibility, from 1-on-1 meetings to events for 1,000. The Centre is just a delightful 10 minute canal-side walk from Oxford rail station, and offers complementary parking. We have hosted a wide range of events including: Award Ceremonies; Concerts; Conferences, Competitions, Charity Dinners; Dance Shows; Exhibitions; Examinations; Graduate Recruitment; and Interviews. Here are details for 4 of our rooms, but check out our website to see the rest!

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name Thames Hall

Max. Capacity

Description

1,000 theatre style Premium venue – with amazing flexibility within its 450 cabaret style 1054m2 and offers a full PA sytem, LCD projectors, screens and modular staging area well-lit by a static lighting rig.

Cotswold Hall

850 theatre style 400 cabaret

Abundance of natural light, high ceilings and 900m2 of floor space, this hall is a favourite for exhibitions, roadshow events, examinations and celebrations. It is a fantiastic “blank canvas”

Cherwell Room

90 Theatre style 60 cabaret style

Ideally located on the ground floor, flooded with natural light and well equipped with Led projector and screen.

Hinksey Room

60 Theatre style 40 cabaret style

One of our most popular training rooms with brilliant natural light. Perfect for training, presentations or large Board meetings

LOCATION Distance from Parking (Unlimited / Complimentary parking for a proportion 0.8 miles City Centre: Limited / Spaces): of the delegate number up to 65 spaces. Distance from 8 miles Motorway:

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Sue Edridge - Customer Relations and Marketing Manager T +44 (0)1865 297400 E suee@kingscentre.co.uk A Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES W www.kingscentre.co.uk

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MALMAISON OXFORD ABOUT US This one time prison has been stunningly converted into a business stronghold in the heart of Oxford. With super slinky facilities, Malmaison Oxford is the popular choice for corporate escapes. For larger events or product launches just ask us about exclusive use, we can host up to 200 in either the original A-Wing of the prison or our amazing roof top terrace with panoramic views over Oxford. If you’d prefer a more intimate dining or meeting experience, try the sumptuous and cosy converted Cells. Our largest meeting Cell has its own outside terrace and views into the wine cellar. You’ll feel anything but imprisoned in our event spaces!

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

A-Wing

200

For a unique dining experience or reception, the original vaulted ceilings of the A-Wing are the ideal backdrop. Discuss our packages to include the 38 Cell bedrooms.

Visitor’s Room

80

The original Visitors Room, complete with guards viewing gallery, can seat up to 80 for private dining or 60 cabaret. Has beautiful high ceilings, large windows and views down the drive.

Cell 5

35

The largest Cell meeting space, converted from 4 original prison cells. Comes complete with access to the Exercise Yard and views into the Cellar.

Cells 2 & 3

20

Provides original prison features and vaulted ceilings. Ideal for Boardroom 14-16 or private dining 16-20. Lighter and more airy than you may think.

Private Dining Room

10

Sumptuous and cosy intimate meeting or dining experience for up to 10 guests

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

Limited

Distance from Motorway:

11.1 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Lisa Bennett - Sales Manager T +44 (0)844 693 0659 E LBennett@malmaison.com A Oxford Castle Quarter, 3 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY W www.malmaison.com/locations/oxford/

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THE OXFORD KITCHEN ABOUT US The Oxford Kitchen is situated in the lovely Summertown here they have managed to create an informal and relaxed ambiance, whilst keeping the quality and integrity of fine Modern British cuisine intact. They are the winners of the 2014 Food Awards and is one of the forerunners for British cuisine. But what makes them truly special is their ability to cater absolutely any event. Executive Chef John Footman and the front of house staff will make sure your needs are met perfectly, from a private meeting upstairs to a party throughout the whole restaurant, a quiet seated dinner to a lively canapé party.   If you are looking for quality and flexibility – look no further.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Restaurant

250

The restaurant is split over two floors, with the top floor being ideal for private gatherings. The top floor can hold 50 people theatre-style, 150 people standing, and the ground floor can hold 100 standing – But the restaurant can be arranged in any possible way to suit your event, U-shape for meetings, over 250 people standing on both floors, anything!

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

11.32 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited (paid parking Limited / Spaces): opposite)

Distance from Motorway:

9.6 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford, Oxford P arkway

CONTACTS C John Footman - Executive Chef T +44 (0)1865 511 149 E john@theoxfordkitchen.co.uk A 215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HQ W www.theoxfordkitchen.co.uk  @Kitchenoxford  theoxfordkitchen

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THE OXFORD SCIENCE PARK ABOUT US Set in 75 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, The Oxford Science Park has an atmosphere of discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. As well as providing flexible office and laboratory space, we also offer meeting room hire and conference facilities, from 2 to 90 people across 10 rooms, all just four miles south east of Oxford City centre. We also organise many formal dinners, wedding receptions and celebratory events. For all our events we offer superb food and drink thanks to our on-site professional kitchen with chefs that use the freshest ingredients to make delicious food in a modern style.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Library – Magdalen Centre

8 Boardroom

Conference Room 1 & 2 – Magdalen Centre

40 boardroom; 90 theatre

Windrush – Sadler Building

6 Boardroom

Thames – Sadler Building

25 Boardroom

Free wi-fi access and on-site car parking are including in the hire. All meeting rooms are equipped with a flipchart and pens. A projector is available for hire.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

4 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

Spaces

Distance from Motorway:

M40 10 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Shannon Blaszko - Magdalen Centre & Sadler Building Manager T +44 (0)1865 784 000 E info@oxfordsp.com A Robert Robinson Avenue, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA W www.oxfordsp.com

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THE OXFORDSHIRE GOLF, HOTEL AND SPA ABOUT US This contemporary hotel offers a superb and flexible conference venue in a quiet setting, just minutes from the M40. The outstanding facilities can accommodate a range of events, from individual meetings through to functions for 200 guests, alongside the world renowned golf course. The Oxfordshire is considered to be one of the most exciting courses in the country. Previous host venue to major tournaments such as the Benson & Hedges International, Andersen Consulting World Championship and Ladies English Open. Recent accolades include: Top 50 places to Stay & Play voted by Golf Monthly magazine, Top Golf Course in the county voted by the Top 100 Golf Courses in England and awarded 4 Bubbles by The Good Spa Guide.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Oaks Suite

180

Located on the first floor, Natural daylight

Fairway 1, 2 & 3 combined

120

Located on the first floor, Natural daylight

Oxford Suite

80

Located on the first floor, Natural daylight

Card Room

20

Located on the first floor, Natural daylight

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

17 miles

Parking (Unlimited / 300 spaces Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

2miles

Nearest Train Station:

Haddenham Parkway

CONTACTS T +44 (0)1844 278 300 E meetings@theoxfordshire.com A Rycote Lane, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2PU W www.theoxfordshire.com

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OXFORD TOWN HALL ABOUT US Oxford Town Hall has been host to royalty and dignitaries for over 100 years. A beautiful Grade II* Victorian building, this magnificent venue can provide an iconic backdrop to impress guests with its grand elegance and historical setting. Whether organising a business meeting, conference, banquet or wedding, Oxford Town Hall can tailor a package to meet individual requirements. With over 30 years’ experience, the quality of service and dedication from the on-site events team, will assist in the detailed planning and preparation to help deliver the event into a memorable and rousing success. With its central location, proximity to hotels and numerous transport links, Oxford Town Hall is the perfect venue for regional, national and international events.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Main Hall

500

Can hold 500 people theatre-style and 300 people cabaret-style or dining.

Assembly Hall

200

Can hold 200 people theatre-style, 140 people cabaret-style or dining, and 70 people as a boardroom.

Old Library

120

Can hold 120 people theatre-style, 80 people cabaretstyle or dining, and 30 people as a boardroom.

Committee rooms

Various

10 meeting rooms of various sizes. Can host 12-30 boardroom style, or 43 fixed bench seating (Court Room) 107 fixed bench seating (Council Chamber), some cabaret layouts available.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0 miles

Parking (Unlimited / No parking Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

9.4 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Bryony Falland – Sales Executive T +44 (0)1865 252 195 E townhall@oxford.gov.uk A Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX W www.oxfordtownhall.co.uk

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THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY ABOUT US The Oxford Union is an undiscovered secret in the heart of Oxford City Centre. Over the past two centuries, the Union has played host to some of the world’s greatest politicians and celebrities and has frequently found itself under the media spotlight. It would be impossible to name all the famous and influential figures who have passed through our doors- Mother Teresa, Senator Bobby Kennedy, the Dalai Lama and Michael Jackson- all have contributed to the building’s fascinating history.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Debating Chamber

120-450

Goodman Library

120

The Goodman Library if fully equipped with wireless internet and digital overhead projector and Screen. Very popular for conferences and seminars

Gladstone

80

The Gladstone Room is a perfect setting for a Canapés or Cocktail Reception

Macmillan Room

60

The Wood- Panelled Macmillan Room with its stunning white Barrelled ceiling makes for atmospheric private dining.

Morris Room

50

Ideal for meetings, training sessions and seminars.

Debating Chamber is one of the largest venues in the centre of Oxford. Fully accessible and with a speaker capacity of 450, Licensed Social 220 and dinning 130.

LOCATION Distance from City venue is in the Centre: centre of Oxford

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

None

Distance from Motorway:

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford Train Station

CONTACTS C Joanne Billingham - Event Manager T +44 (0)1865 241 353 E events@oxford-union.org A The Oxford Union Society, Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB W www.oxford-union.org

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THE PAVILION AT LANE END CONFERENCE CENTRE ABOUT US The Pavilion is a self-contained venue, set in 26 acres of Lane End Conference Centre in Buckinghamshire. The venue includes a large, bright and airy conference room with floor to ceiling windows and bi-fold door opening onto a large terrace. The conference room is fully equipped with projection facilities, flipcharts, stationery and free superfast wi-fi. This dedicated space also includes three spacious syndicate rooms, dining room, lounge, bar and kitchen.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Pavilion

150

Theatre Style.

Syndicate Room 1

20

Boardroom Style.

Syndicate Room 2

20

Boardroom Style

Syndicate Room 3

20

Boardroom Style

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

30 miles

Parking (Unlimited / 160 spaces Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

3 miles

Nearest Train Station:

High Wycombe 7 miles

CONTACTS C Heni Fourie - Director of Sales & Marketing T +44 (0)1494 881 171 E Heni.fourie@laneendcc.co.uk A Church Road, Lane End, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3HH W www.lane-end-conferences.co.uk/the-pavilion  @LaneEndCC  laneendconferences

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE ABOUT US Founded in 1624, Pembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the world-renowned University of Oxford, and enjoys a site close to the city centre. Offering a high-standard of modern catering and conference facilities within a beautiful historic setting, Pembroke is the best of both worlds as a venue for your conference, reception, lunch or dinner. Its beautiful range of buildings, some dating back to the 15th Century, will provide a stunning backdrop to truly impress your guests.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Pichette Auditorium

170

The newest facility of its kind in Oxford, with retractable seating.

The Harold Lee Room

80

Situated overlooking Chapel Quad, this new function room is of the highest specification and has ample space and an abundance of natural daylight.

The Mary Eccles Room

45

A light and airy room with spectacular views over neighbouring Campion Hall.

The Allen & Overy Room

30

Features an integrated digital projector with stereo sound system, disabled access and a hearing loop

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

9.4 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Huw Edmunds - Head of Conferences and Events T +44 (0)1865 286098 E conferences@pmb.ox.ac.uk A Pembroke College, Oxford. OX1 1DW W www.pmb.ox.ac.uk

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RHODES HOUSE ABOUT US Rhodes House is a magnificent, exclusive, year-round venue located in the heart of Oxford. A building steeped in history, it is the headquarters for one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarship programmes and has, since 1903 supported the education of world leaders, Nobel Scientists and others at the forefront of many professions, all of whom enjoyed using the wonderful facilities. Rhodes House has proved popular for meetings, training and recruitment, as well as corporate hospitality. Successful events have been hosted by organisations of varying size and sector, including major finance companies, international medical professionals and government bodies. We also welcome enquiries for wedding ceremonies and receptions year round.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Milner Hall

200

The walls are adorned with portraits of famous leaders, including Nelson Mandela, who visited and wrote of his “unforgettable experience”.

The Jameson Room

60

Perfect for receptions, presentations and meetings, the Jameson Room offers a comforting, calming ambience.

The Beit Room

60

The most intimate of the three public rooms, the Beit Room is perfect for business meetings, private lunches and dinners, and small receptions.

The Rosebury Room

60

Flooded with natural day light and overlooking the award-winning gardens this newly refurbished former library is suitable for drinks receptions, presentations and dinners.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

0.6 miles

Parking (Unlimited / No parking Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

6.3 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Isabelle Barber - Business Development Manager T +44 (0)1865 282599 E isabelle.barber@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk A South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RG W www.rhodeshouseoxford.com

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« Audio Visual Services « Event & Show Support « Equipment Hire « Presentation Services

Startech, Oxford’s best kept secret of the past 17 years? Ok, maybe not so secret but we have been busily supplying major companies our services for the past 17 years from our Oxford base. We’ve a wealth of expertise within the live event sector from Simultaneous translation systems, Interactive Voting Technology, video relay to recording of events throughout not only the UK but across the globe in locations such as Hong Kong, Cairo and the USA. But we are just as proud of our work with local venues across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire and extend just the same experience, professional discipline and service to ensure smooth events regardless of location or size. So, that’s it, the secret is out. Startech are your go to for all things Audio Visual, Event and Show Support, Presentation Services, Bespoke Events and of course Equipment Hire. Give us a call or drop us an email

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL ABOUT US Saïd Business School has two sites offering the convenience of a city centre location or the peace and tranquillity of a rural location. The combination of stunning spaces, impressive technology, delicious food and unbeatable locations makes Saïd Business School the centre for Oxford’s conferencing. A selection of rooms available below.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

Park End - East Wing Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

317

This impressive tiered auditorium features fixed seating and desks facing a raised stage and offers a comprehensive range of audio visual equipment.

Classroom 2 - West Wing

135

A large classroom which can seat up to 135 delegates Theatre style or 44 delegates Boardroom style

Egrove Park - West Wing - New Chester Room

90

A large classroom which can seat up to 90 delegates (dependent upon room style required).

Park End - West Wing Harvard-style lecture theatres

76

Fantastic acoustics with fixed seating and individual desks. Also equipped with translation booth services as well as power points on each desk.

Egrove Park - Central Wing Templeton Lecture Room

25

This room is ideal for small groups and seats up to 25 delegates.

Seminar Rooms - West Wing

14

Boardroom style, ideal for small meetings and as break out rooms for larger events

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

Park End: 0.4 miles Egrove Park: 2.5 miles

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

Park End: No spaces Egrove Park: spaces

Distance from Motorway:

Park End:12.7 miles Egrove Park: 25 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Park End: Oxford Egrove Park: Oxford

CONTACTS

SAID

BUSINESS SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

C Lisa Quinn & Laura Williams T +44 (0)1865 288 846 E conference@sbs.ox.ac.uk A Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP W www.sbs.oxford.edu/conference

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THE SHELDONIAN THEATRE ABOUT US Described as one of the ‘architectural jewels’ of Oxford, the Sheldonian Theatre was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is a Grade I listed building. Purpose built for University ceremonial occasions, this unique historical venue can be hired out all year round. It is best suited to concerts, awards ceremonies, talks, lectures, meetings and drinks receptions. The closeness of the Theatre’s seating to the performance area and the building’s unequalled design, means the audience experience is an intimate one in refined and elegant surroundings. The Sheldonian’s close proximity to its sister venue the Examination Schools, also means these two buildings can be used in conjunction with each other for large scale events and conferences.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Theatre

750

Holding up to 750 people, the Theatre is an excellent venue for corporate award ceremonies, presentations, short lectures and talks. It can be hired for drinks receptions for up to 250 people and provides a meeting room space with lunch and refreshments for 80 people.

Cecil Jackson room

80

This room can hold up to 80 people theatre style for a meeting. It also works well as an overflow space for small sized drinks receptions.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

00.0 miles

Parking (Unlimited / No parking Limited / Spaces):

Distance from Motorway:

00.0 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Kay Hogg - Senior Event Marketing Manager T +44 (0)1865 278 787 E kay.hogg@admin.ox.ac.uk A Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ W www.venues.ox.ac.uk/venues/sheldonian-theatre  @OxUniVenues  OxUniVenues

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THE SNOOTY MEHMAAN ABOUT US The Snooty Mehmaan delivers the best in Indian and Thai food combined with a great place to hold a business function or simply to enjoy a drink at our bar. Located in Faringdon and surrounded by the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, the building holds many of its original architectural features giving The Snooty Mehmaan a strong and natural environment that amplifies both the mood and the creative food on offer. With an emphasis on refined yet creative Indian cuisine, the menu incorporates both traditional classic favourites and original new dishes that apply classic flavours with a modern twist. Using the best ingredients is our priority so that we may pass on great dishes with great flavours for you to enjoy. Here at the Snooty Mehmaan we play host to a wide variety of stunning tribute acts for you to enjoy, such as The Elvis Experience, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many more – Check our website for full listings.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Restaurant

80-100

The main restaurant is available for private entertaining for functions whilst the bar provides refreshment to all guests whether dining at the restaurant or just stopping by to relax.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

2 miles (Faringdon)

Parking (Unlimited / Limited / Spaces):

60 spaces

Distance from Motorway:

16 miles (M4)

Nearest Train Station:

Swindon (14 miles) Oxford (15 miles)

CONTACTS C Asad Ahmed - Owner T +44 (0)01367 242 260 E info@snootymehmaan.com A Littleworth (A420), Faringdon SN7 8PW W www.snootymehmaan.com  @SnootyMehmaan

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THE TYTHE BARN ABOUT US The Tythe Barn is a beautiful 14th Century stone and thatch structure that has been lovingly restored. Our stylish venue combines Vintage with Contemporary, offering a bespoke and professional service. This stylish, private and high quality venue is complimented further by a first – class, professional and truly personal service that is perfect for Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties and Functions. Set within stunning grounds, boasting scenic views, The Tythe Barn can host Corporate Events and Functions both inside and out.

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Room Name

Max. Capacity Description

The Barn

200

Conferences, meetings, product launches, team building, corporate entertainment – no matter what your corporate event, our unique venue will impress with its beauty and is very functional with 2900sq.ft of floor space, that is fully adaptable to your needs.

LOCATION Distance from City Centre:

Bicester 2 miles

Distance from Motorway:

2.2 miles

Parking (Unlimited / 75 car park spaces Limited / Spaces): 75 field parking subject to conditions Nearest Train Station:

Oxford

CONTACTS C Karen Quilter - Office Manager T +44 (0)1869 321 442 E info@thetythebarn.co.uk A Charbridge Lane, Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4SR W www.thetythebarn.co.uk  @TheTytheBarn1  TheTytheBarn

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Oxfordshire, is fortunate to boast a wide range of first class venues. Where else in the world can you choose from world famous colleges to state of the art conference centres, from stunning palaces to picturesque hotels, or from the thrill of an F1 venue to first class golf clubs? With so much competition, can you afford not to be in our guide?

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Featuring over 100 of the top must-see attractions, shops, restaurants and more ‘The Best In Oxfordshire’ guide provides a deeper look into some of the gems that Oxford and the surrounding areas have to offer. With 10,000 copies of the guide sold annually to key retail outlets and businesses, The Best In Oxfordshire pocket sized publication has become the must have guide to Oxfordshire for residents and visitors.

Become part of our Living In Oxford Top 250 and receive magazine, online and social media exposure as part of this 2016 group of2016 Oxfordshire’s finest hotels, restaurants, events, 2016 Approved shops, health & beauty specialists, attractions, venues, 2016 2016 Approved estate agents and more. Living In Oxford is printed on a Approved Approved monthly basis, packed full of the latest Top250 reviews by 2016 2016 2016 2016 of the county’s leading businessmen and women. The some Approved Approved Approved Top250 is also regularly promoted through @inoxford on Approved Twitter with over 8,500 followers.

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Our Celebrations Guide pulls together a wealth of Oxfordshire’s top venues for company events or functions. The guide is mailed out with B4 Magazine direct 9,000 Thames Valley businesses and is on line for 12 months. With this kind of exposure, should your venue be in the Celebrations Guide for 2016? You could be missing out!

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The objectives of the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards are to recognise and celebrate excellence, to enhance the quality of the dining experience across the county and to improve the image of Oxfordshire as a dining destination. www. oxfordshirerestaurantawards.co.uk

“Remember to mention the B4 Venues Guide when booking”


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