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voco Oxford Thames

voco Oxford Thames

A venue like no other, voco Oxford Thames combines 15th century with modern luxury to create an inspiring and welcoming retreat for your guests and with unique spaces provides excellent choices in which to hold your event.

Previously the headquarters of the Knights Templar in medieval times the hotel has retained a measure of its original history and makes the venue spaces a real treat. Set beside the river and within 30 acres of manicured grounds there is much to explore and space to enjoy. With such a beautiful backdrop and world class facilities the hotel is perfect for many events such as weddings, receptions, banqueting, conferences, meetings and even team building days. The hotels team of events planners provide the vision and expertise in assisting you to plan all the details of your event from catering to seating plans.

Within the hotel the choice of venue space comprises of a large flexible suite, meeting rooms, a unique Little Barn conversion and even a boat. All spaces are equipped with the latest AV technology and free Wi-Fi is throughout the hotel. The Oxford Suite, with full length windows and outdoor patio offers a bright and airy option for many events from conferences and receptions. The suite can be divided into 3 separate spaces depending on how much room you require. The maximum capacity is 200 theatre style or 140 dining, individually 30-40. Ideal for meetings is the Kennington Room with its own coffee bar perfect for those breakout moments. This room can seat 100 theatre style or 30 boardroom. The Little Barn, a unique atmosphere for a special occasion with its rustic interior can accommodate 90 guests theatre style or 60 dining.

Following your event why not treat your guests to an overnight stay in one of the luxurious bedrooms many with views overlooking the grounds and the river. Relax in the pool or the spa, let off some steam in the gym or finish of the night in style with drinks on the Oxford Barge.

Easily accessible by car the hotel is located only 3 miles from Oxford city centre where there are train links. The hotel has ample free parking. Heathrow Airport is 47 miles away.

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Venue voco Oxford Thames
Capacity 200 guests
Address Henley Road
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Packages (1)

voco Oxford Thames - Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

  • Guests: 140 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £55.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    There’s no better way to get in the festive spirit than with a grand party for friends, family or colleagues. Our Christmas parties provide a fantastic atmosphere, great food and brilliant entertainment for a night to remember.

    Three-course festive meal with tea, coffee and mints. Christmas novelties and crackers, disco and dance floor.

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Function Rooms & Event Spaces (4)

The Conservatory - voco Oxford Thames

The Conservatory

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Dimensions: L:15.00m x W:12.00m x H:9.00m
  • Full Details

    Filled with natural daylight by day, tranquil and cosy by night. The Conservatory is the perfect balance of rustic and contemporary with its exposed 15th century brick walls, glass-top roof and white beams. It is spacious whilst elegant and creates the perfect backdrop for you’re a variety of events from exhibitions to award ceremonies.


    • Theatre: 200
    • Banqueting: 120
    • Cabaret: 60
    • Classroom: 60
    • U-Shape: 40
    • Boardroom: 50
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The Oxford Suite - voco Oxford Thames

The Oxford Suite

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Dimensions: L:22.80m x W:7.60m x H:2.70m
  • Full Details

    If you are looking for a large Oxford function venue, our magnificent, air-conditioned Oxford Suite can accommodate up to 200 people. It has its own bar and dance floor making it ideal for large functions, parties and events in Oxford.


    • Theatre: 200
    • Banqueting: 140
    • Cabaret: 80
    • Classroom: 80
    • U-Shape: 40
    • Boardroom: 50
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Kennington Suite - voco Oxford Thames

Kennington Suite

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Dimensions: L:15.20m x W:6.50m x H:3.30m
  • Full Details

    The first thing that will strike you as you enter the Kennington Suite is the wonderful views of the grounds and the River Thames in the distance. With large windows that let in the natural daylight, this first floor, self-contained meeting room, creates a truly inspirational setting to make business a pleasure.

    Small alcove areas with soft furnishings create comfortable areas for group work. Then when it’s time to take a break, or chat in smaller groups, there is a separate private breakout area with a coffee bar.


    • Theatre: 100
    • Banqueting: 70
    • Cabaret: 42
    • Classroom: 48
    • U-Shape: 30
    • Boardroom: 30
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The Little Barn - voco Oxford Thames

The Little Barn

  • Max Capacity: 90
  • Dimensions: L:6.00m x W:12.10m x H:6.00m
  • Full Details

    A meeting and banquet room with a difference. This 15th-century little barn is bursting at the seams with rustic charm. The Little Barn is a beautiful space packed with original features including exposed brickwork and wooden beams, creating an informal atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy a productive day.

    The large doors with direct access to the courtyard allows your guests to step out for a breath of fresh air, as well as offers plenty of natural daylight to your meeting.

    The breakout area is only a stones throw away or alternatively, you can use the Barn’s private syndicate for refreshments.


    • Theatre: 90
    • Banqueting: 60
    • Cabaret: 36
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 26
    • Boardroom: 26
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Venue Features (15)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access