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Rhodes House - Oxfordshire

South Parks Road Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3RG

Venue Introduction

A hidden delight situated in the heart of Oxford, Rhodes House is a beautiful venue steeped in history. Ideal for weddings, photo shoots, business meetings and events, Rhodes House can now be yours for the day.

For over three-quarters of a century, Rhodes House has been the gathering place for Rhodes Scholars and distinguished guests. Now, the Trust has agreed to open the House, so that others can enjoy the peace, quiet and unique atmosphere of this private, exclusive venue. Ideal for both corporate and private events, for large and small functions, and for photo shoots, the House can be hired on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis.

Rhodes House itself reflects a number of influences: Cape Dutch farmhouse, English country mansion, and the arts and crafts movements of the 1900s. The House can be hired on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis, making it ideal for a range of events from intimate business meetings in a single room through to large-scale celebrations, such as wedding receptions that encompass the entire venue.          

Additional Notes:

Three principal rooms are available The Milner Hall, The Beit Room and The Jameson Room named after three of the original Trustees: Lord Milner, Alfred Beit and Sir Leander Starr Jameson. In addition, there is a grand, circular, domed entrance-hall known as the rotunda, which opens into the Parkin Vestibule — superb for welcomes and aperitifs. From here, you walk through to an oak-panelled gallery, reminiscent of a Cape Dutch stoep — a covered verandah.

Step outside and you’ll find yourself within the beautifully maintained, typically English gardens, offering green lawns, gravel pathways and herbaceous borders. This secluded walled garden, which catches the sun from early morning to late evening, is perfect for photographic shoots and garden parties, and the west lawn is large enough for a marquee.

There is something different about a business event held at Rhodes House. Combine a unique setting, flexible function space, the privacy of an exclusive venue, menus from some of Oxford’s finest catering companies, and customised technology solutions for an unforgettable meeting experience. Our knowledgeable events team is dedicated to working with you to create a bespoke event that meets your needs.

With rooms of varying sizes Rhodes House is perfect for any business function and allows for flexibility of space. Whether you want to host a private lunch, a board meeting, a reception, a full-scale product launch or large dinner, Rhodes House will provide a spectacular backdrop for a memorable event.          

Room Information

Room NameSeat CapReception Cap
The Milner Hall140200
The Beit Room3270
The Jameson Room3050

 

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