Mansfield College | Oxfordshire County Council

Mansfield College

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One of our approved venues, which can be used for marriages and other civil ceremonies.

Location and special features

Mansfield College occupies one of the most attractive sites in Oxford, combining inspiring architecture with a unique atmosphere. Beautiful Victorian Gothic buildings, housing all the College's public rooms, overlook one of the largest open quadrangles in Oxford and are among the finest work of the influential Victorian architect, Basil Champneys.

 Whatever your requirements, Mansfield will provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

Ideally located for all wedding occasions, Mansfield is quietly situated in leafy central Oxford, close to the University Parks and the many historical and architectural highlights of the city. 

The 19th Century dining hall, a selection of reception rooms and the beautiful open quad provide the perfect location for the most memorable of wedding receptions. The excellent standard of catering at Mansfield offers you and your guests a wide ranging choice of menu options for your special day. Tailored catering options from canapes to banquets. The college also has an excellent wine cellar with all major wine-growing regions of the world represented.

We endeavour to make every Mansfield wedding a unique occasion, providing you with the support you need to create the most memorable of days. To this end, our experienced wedding team will tailor our resources to your exact requirements, from wedding cakes to flower arrangements and from drinks receptions to evening entertainment.

Other information

Mansfield aims to be flexible, tailoring the facilities and service to the needs of each couple. Please contact our event administrator to discuss your requirements or make an appointment to see the college.

When you're planning a wedding, you need to know that everything will be taken care of. Our experienced team are used to running all kinds of functions and events and we can help you at every stage, making sure things run smoothly. We can help to arrange all the elements of your wedding day from flowers and cakes to car parking.



Guests have a choice of three licensed ceremony rooms:

  • Council Room - can accommodate up to 60 guests for civil ceremonies, drinks receptions, formal and buffet dining.
  • The Junior Common Room (JCR) - this is the largest of our wedding rooms and can accommodate guests for civil ceremonies, drinks receptions, formal and buffet dining, as well as having the capacity to host evening entertainment such as bands and discos. It can hold up to 200 guests standing and 92 guests seated for the ceremony)
  • The Old Bar - with space for up to 20 guests

The Victorian main hall, complete with oriel window can accommodate up to 85 guests for both dining and evening entertainment.

The circular open quad forms the centre of the college site, with the central lawns providing sufficient space for receptions of all sizes. Marquees hired by the client can be erected on request and outdoor dining can be arranged.

Accommodation is available in over 100 bedrooms, 38 of which are ensuite.


Mansfield Road
United Kingdom

Tel: 01865 270999
Fax: 01865 270970


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