Private Receptions and Venue Hire

From the Castle to the Crypt, Oxford Castle & Prison provides a unique location for your event...

Oxford Castle & Prison

Ever thought you could have a Castle to yourself for your event? For a special party or private reception, Oxford Castle & Prison is the perfect venue if you are looking for something totally unique. Your guests will have drinks and canapes in the atmospheric crypt, explore and mingle around the cells used by prisoners from 1071 until the prison’s closure in 1996.

  • Accommodating up to 100 guests (maximum)
  • Available 7 days a week until 6pm
  • Music licence until 12pm
  • No access to Tower for health and safety reasons

The Crypt

For something totally unique why not host your drinks and canapé reception amongst the 900-year-old stone carvings of our underground candlelit Crypt?

  • Accommodating up to 50 people for a drinks and canapes reception or evening finger buffet

Castleyard Café

Perfect for smaller and more informal private functions, the space is very fresh and versatile.

  • Accommodating up to 30 seated
  • Available 7 days a week from 6.30pm

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Or call us on +44 (0) 1904 261262

Terms and Conditions

Please read our full terms and conditions or download our 2019 Venue Hire Brochure for more information.