Venue Hire

Located in the North Oxford conservation area, next to the University Parks and a 15 minute walk to the centre of Oxford, Wycliffe Hall offers a friendly and welcoming venue for residential conferences or one-day events during university vacations.

The main Hall occupies two of the original buildings from the Norham Manor Estate with extensions built between 1890 and 1920, including a Chapel noted for its architecture and a dining room (now lecture room) in the style of a chapel.

All facilities, including meeting space, accommodation and dining facilities are located on the main college site, along with some parking, available for use by visitors. 

Function Rooms

Wycliffe Hall offers function rooms of various sizes suitable for different events.  The Lower Common Room is a large, light room with a decorative fireplace and tall windows, making it ideal for buffet lunches but also with blinds to enable easy viewing of the projection screen for lectures.  For a more traditional feel, the wood-panelled Lecture Room is perfect for meetings and private functions.

All meeting rooms contain projection facilities.  

Room capacities:

  Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom
Lower Common Room 50 60    
Lecture Room 40 50 32 22
Seminar Rm 2 20 25 20 20
Seminar Rm 3     8  



Overnight stays are available for up to 85 visitors, in standard single and twin student accommodation.  Shared bath and shower rooms are located near to the rooms, some of which have their own washbasins.  Guests can relax in the common room or enjoy Wycliffe’s gardens and the nearby University Parks.

Unfortunately, there are no lifts in the Hall and no step-free access to the buildings.


Most meals are served in the Talbot Rice Dining Hall, with its traditional long tables and benches, opening onto the Hall’s private garden.  Smaller groups can choose to have a working lunch in the meeting room.

All meals are freshly prepared in the on-site kitchen.  Conference delegates enjoy a cooked English breakfast, 2 course lunch and 2 course dinner, served from the counter.


Wycliffe Hall is 10 minutes from the train and bus stations and within walking distance of the centre of Oxford.

How to find us


A laundry room contains coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers. Additionally, irons are supplied.

Car parking is available in the College grounds, although large groups should check in advance about availability and the need for parking permits.

Enquiries and Bookings

To make enquiries and to book please contact Robyn Wyncoll, our Conference and Events Manager by email or on 01865 274201.