Conference, Training & Meeting Venues
• Small Capacity Venues (up to 150+) • Larger Capacity (up to 900+)
From world-class venues such as Blenheim Palace which boarders the airport and the Quadrangle conference centre at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium, to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit or discrete stately homes and country hotels, there are numerous options within a short drive of our airport catering for anything up to 900 delegates.
The airport has a number of meetings facilities, presentation theatres, lounges and theatres suitable for hosting different types of functions click here for those options
Oxford Airport is an ideal port for bringing in delegates, VIPs, dignitaries and speakers for local conferences, exhibitions, meetings or shows. Delegates or exhibitors can charter aircraft and fly direct into Oxford Airport saving considerable management time and eliminating all the logistical problems and delays of dealing with the main international airports. Valuable equipment or displays can be air-freighted into Oxford at the last minute for maximum logistical efficiency and enhanced security.
It is common practice for conference organisers trying to attract the highest profile keynote speakers to consider organising to pick up via chartered aircraft or helicopter the VIPs concerned. This serves as both an attractive incentive to entice them to the conference, but also the means to save their often valuable and occasionally very costly time. It also provides the most discreet and secure means of transportation possible which can be of great significance to some dignitaries, royalty, celebrities and other VIPs. The anonymity achieved by flying privately into Oxford simply cannot be matched by any other means of travel.
For any number up to 80 people at a time, should you wish to consider utilising a chartered aircraft to bring guests, employees or delegates to a venue in the Oxford area, we can advise on a number of options and will put you in touch with the most appropriate airline or charter operator to coordinate such an exercise. For flights to Oxford contact us here.
Our recommendations include:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 377946 - Ext. 107
This beautiful Jacobean manor house and its estate and gardens may be hired for seminars, conferences, banquets, buffets and other occasions. It is available for residential and non-residential lettings during the summer vacation, (roughly June-September), and for non-residential events during the winter and spring vacations, (roughly December-January and March-April). Daytime and evening events for up to 100 people may also be held throughout the year.
The Bear Hotel, Woodstock (1.5 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)870 400 8202
Built as a coaching inn during the 13th Century, The Bear has been sympathetically updated to cater for today’s business needs with four superbly equipped boardrooms for up to 24 people located in an old Glove Factory. There are also two more traditional rooms in the main hotel both are perfect for a conference or a private dinner. Woodstock Town is also available for hire through the hotel, catering for up to 60 delegates. A room for this number is also planned for October 2004. The hotel has 54 beautifully appointed rooms with modem ports, CD Players and Satellite TV.
Holiday Inn (3 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)870 400 9086
The Academy is Holiday Inn Oxford's state-of-the-art complex of conference and training suites, perfectly suited to your business needs. The hotel boasts 11 purpose-built business suites which can accommodate meetings of up to 150 people in a theatre setting. There are five training rooms, ideal for U-shape layouts.
Tel: +44 (0)1869 351468
There are 6 meeting rooms, the largest can accommodate 40 guests. The larger rooms are accessible from the ground floor and have natural daylight. Conference facilities are also available in the Baronial Hall for a maximum of 60 guests. The hotel is convenient for the M40, Oxford and London, making it the ideal country house venue.
The Holt Hotel (7.5 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)1869 340 259
The Holt is traditional coaching inn dating back to the 15th century with all the comforts of a modern hotel housing 86 bedrooms. Nine conference rooms provide ideal venues for conducting presentations for between 15 to 130 delegates. There are 200 complimentary parking spaces. 7.5 miles from Jct. 10 on the M40 and Oxford Airport.
Middle Aston House (8.5 Miles)
Middle Aston House is situated 15 minutes north of Oxford Airport in the picturesque village of Middle Aston, convenient for the Midlands and London, just 10 minutes from the M40 motorway. Situated in 22 acres of parkland and landscaped grounds, including a ‘natural lake’ created in the 17th Century by William Kent. It provides a beautiful setting for your business meetings, product launches, conferences and a venue for the most creative annual parties and hospitality events. Facilities include well equipped conference rooms, 57 en-suite bedrooms, and separate dining rooms where outstanding food is served.
Witney Lakes Resort (10 Miles)
Witney Lakes Resort provides a perfect getaway for those who want to relax and unwind whatever the purpose of the visit, be it exercise, fitness, conferencing or just to indulge in the beauty spa or dine in the Les Routiers recommended Restaurant. The Business and Conference Centre is purpose designed with a choice of 7 business suites. Accommodating from 2 to 200 conference delegates for training seminars, conferences, corporate hospitality, events, team building, corporate golf and private functions.
Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel (12 Miles)
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 334444
Set in 30 Acres of parkland with several historic buildings, the hotel and conference centre opened in 1997. Ideal for residential courses and meetings, it has one suite which can accommodate up to 160 in a theatre layout or up to 140 seated for banqueting. The hotel has 60 en-suite rooms made up of 21 different room types with suites, junior suites, rooms with patios/balconies and character rooms in a manor house. The extensive grounds are ideal for delegates to stroll around and relax. The Hotel has an impressive leisure centre with a 49' Roman Villa style swimming pool with spa bath, steamroom, sauna, large gym and outdoor riverside tennis court.
The Lodge Conference centre is ideal for any management meeting or training course that requires top level facilities supported by a superb hotel and restaurant amid idyllic surroundings in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Lodge offers Full Day, Half Day, Evening and Weekend bookings.The Oxford Belfry (15 miles)
Tel: 01844 279381
Set in 17 acres of landscaped grounds, the Oxford Belfry is a superb location for conferences and meeting located just off the M40 motorway at junction 7. It has 16 conference rooms with the capacity for up to 300 people in a theatre arrangement or 180 banqueting. Located at Milton Common and with 130 bedrooms, the 4 star hotel is just a stone’s throw from the famous Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons restaurant, one of the finest in the UK.
Bloxham Mill Business Centre (15 miles)
Tel: 01295 722 800
A modern business centre set in a quiet location on the edge of Bloxham near Banbury. Purpose-built, this venue is ideal for clients requiring a smart meeting location which is geared up to business requirements and which has a professional ambience - all at a moderate cost. It is centrally located just 20 minutes north of Oxford and within easy reach of the M40 and M1, rail and air links and has extensive free parking.
The three meeting and seminar rooms are suitable for 2 to 48 people and are typically used for board meetings, sales training and conferences, interviews and presentations. All come well-equipped including plug-in broadband connection at no extra charge.
Rye Hill Golf Club (15.5 miles)
Tel: 01295 724400
With four main rooms accommodating from 25 to 200 delegates, Rye Hill provides a beautiful and tranquil setting for meetings and functions in North Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of junctions 10 and 11 of the M40, and just 10 minutes drive from Banbury town centre, Rye Hill has on-site parking for up to 300 cars in its own private car parks. Rye Hill is the perfect place for a conference, business meeting, training course, product launch and of course a corporate golf day!
Williams F1 Conference Centre (20 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)1235 777 900
Award Winner in the 2010 (M&IT) Industry Awards for Best UK Conference Centre, the RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre is based at the Williams F1 team HQ in Oxfordshire; 15 miles from the centre of Oxford, 10 miles from Didcot Parkway station, 20 miles from the M40 J8 or 9 and Oxford Airport, and 12 miles from M4 J13.
Blenheim Palace (3 miles)
Tel: +44 1993 811091
Blenheim Palace has a wide offering of hospitality services from conferences and marquee events to an elegant dinner held in the State Apartments. The Long Library boasts the longest private room in any British stately home and can dine up to 320 guests. Dinners can also be held in The Orangery for up to 230 guests (from May 2004)
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 489 988
A stylish contemporary venue in North Oxford close to Oxford Airport. Following a £12 million renovation, The Oxford boasts the best 4 Star conference and business facilities in the city. 24 purpose built rooms accommodating between 4 and 300 delegates. All rooms have natural daylight, air conditioning, ISDN, Broadband and offer the services of an on-site AV specialist. Small rooms can be hired by the hour and on the day and the hotel’s Cappuccino Lounge and Terrace is perfect for an ad hoc meeting with coffee or lunch. With 168 new bedrooms, parking for up to 250 cars, Bodysense Health Club and 2 restaurants, The Oxford hotel is perfect for your Oxford business meeting or conference.
The Oxford Centre (5 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 554 719
The Oxford Centre situated in lovely grounds within a mile and a half of the city centre and less than half a mile from the ring road offers superb conference and exhibition facilities. There is car parking for over eighty cars. The Centre offers a unique collection of meeting rooms, exhibition space and banqueting facilities catering for up to three hundred people.
Eynsham Hall (6 miles)
Tel: +44 (0) 1993 885 238
Set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Eynsham Hall is a Grade II listed manor house nestled in 30 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland.
The Hall retains many of its period features, complemented by refurbished reception rooms in a style that provides an elegant, contemporary twist. This fine Jacobean-style mansion has a long tradition of hospitality, we have 144 bedrooms, over 50 different style meeting rooms with Leisure facilities and an outdoor activity centre.
The Sheldonian Theatre (7 miles)
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Sheldonian Theatre is an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in Oxford’s city centre. Described as one of the “architectural jewels of Oxford”, it provides an impressive backdrop for opening ceremonies, talks, seminars and lectures, able to accommodate up to 950 people. Drinks and refreshments can be served via our in-house catering team for between 80-200 people.
If you are looking to organise a large academic or corporate conference, then why not give your guests a quintessential Oxford experience by using two of the University’s flagship buildings - the Sheldonian Theatre and its sister venue, the Grade II listed Examination Schools. An opening or closing award ceremony or talk can be held at the Sheldonian Theatre, while the main meeting and associated catering can be hosted at the Examination Schools. Only a 5 minute walk from each other through Oxford’s picturesque streets, both buildings offer a truly unique Oxford experience.
Examination Schools (7.5 miles)
The University of Oxford Examination Schools is an exquisite Victorian Grade 11 listed building located on the High street. It is one of Oxford’s largest city centre conference venues.
Our North, South and East Writing Schools offer nearly 13,000 square feet of versatile floor space, whilst adapting equally well to conferences, business meetings, receptions and dinners. A further 14 multi-functional rooms offer excellent meeting room and break-out space. Between 20 and 450 delegates can be accommodated per room. The oak panelling, highly decorative plasterwork ceilings, original artwork and academic heritage of the Exams Schools provide a unique setting for any event.
Conference Centre Oxford (8 miles)
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 254 072
In the very heart of Oxford, only a few minutes walk from the Oxford rail and bus stations, the venue specialises in events for 20-500 delegates. Fully air-conditioned with a built-in wireless network, in-house audio-visual services, webcasting and on-line conference service.
The centre features two large function rooms, five meeting rooms and a Business Centre; all are fully equipped with the latest Audio-visual, sound, IT and recording equipment.
Full catering and bar service plus 34 award winning serviced apartments are available on the same site.
Heythrop Park (10 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)1608 673333
Heythrop Park Hotel Golf & Country Club is a unique combination of state of the art conference facilities within impressive historic surroundings. There are 14 luxurious bedrooms set in the 18th century main house and a further 270 modern bedrooms in the wings joining the main house, many of which have been recently refurbished. The ballroom has a 500 seat capacity whilst the main conference theatre can accommodate 300.
Conference Team: 01865 384 083
Part of the Unipart group’s global headquarters at Oxford, adjacent to the BMW mini factory, the conference centre offers nine conference rooms including 2 state of the art lecture theatres. Suites can be flexible in size ranging from boardrooms for 10 delegates to theatres for 140. Uniquely for central Oxford, the venue offers over 600 free and secure car parking spaces whilst access to the M40, M4 and A34 via the Oxford ring road is swift and easy.
Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel (11 miles)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 324324
115 bed luxury hotel with restaurant and conference facilities, set in 40 acres of outstanding parkland just half a mile from the city centre. The hotel has its own self-contained conference area comprising a mixture of fifteen different conference rooms, ensuring that maximum flexibility can be achieved for the convenience of any conference organiser with a theatre capacity of up to 266.
The Quadrangle Conference & Exhibition Centre (12 Miles)
The Quadrangle is Oxford City’s largest dedicated conference and exhibition venue situated within the new Kassam Football Stadium complex. The 3,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall can be used for shows, product launches or displays and offers direct access for larger vehicles and easy loading facilities. The main theatre suite can accommodate up to 900 people for presentations utilising the in-built presentation equipment. There are a further 28 meeting rooms which can be used as syndicate or break-out rooms. In addition, there are other conference rooms catering for numbers up to 90.
Tel: 01235 466 494
This modern conference centre situated within the heart of the Culham (and Harwell) research and technology zone, boasts a 280-seater amphitheatre and five further conference rooms available for groups from 6 - 60. All conference rooms have standard audio visual equipment with video conferencing capabilities and air conditioning. For more detailed information click here
Silverstone Circuit (25 miles)
Tel: +44 (0) 1327 858 560
The home of British motor racing has a magnificent new media centre offering conference and banqueting facilities suitable for up to 300 people whilst the Brooklands Suite and the British Racing Drivers Club clubhouse can take 200 or 150 delegates in a theatre style layout. This exciting and unique venue has state of the art amenities whilst providing an atmosphere to entertain, inspire and motive. Post meeting activities can include a spin around the world famous track amongst a host of other activities. Equidistant between London and Birmingham, Silverstone is under half an hour’s drive from Oxford Airport.
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• Small Capacity Venues (up to 150+) • Larger Capacity (up to 900+)