De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Sandford on Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX
01865 334444Quote: “WVIE”
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De Vere Oxford Thames Wedding Venue

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The De Vere Oxford Thames; a venue where Medieval character and modern charm blend seamlessly to create a unique and stunning setting for your wedding close.

Set on the River Thames, amidst acres of picturesque grounds, the beautiful sandstone buildings, medieval barns and 15th Century Manor House, together provide a spectacular wedding venue.

There are endless possibilities when considering the De Vere Oxford Thames for your wedding, with our riverside garden gazebo and college barge for your ceremony or drinks reception and our selection of modern and traditional rooms for your reception. Whether you are looking for a grand affair, or an intimate gathering, we are sure to have the perfect offerings for your occasion.

With ample accommodation, your guests needn’t worry about driving home. Preferred rates available.

Located just 3 miles from the Oxford city centre.

Wedding Venue Overview and Facilities

  • Total No. of bedrooms—104
  • No. of function rooms—6
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Facilities—Yes
  • Additional facilities—stunning private grounds

Wedding Breakfast and Reception Guest Capacities

  • Wedding Breakfast—Up to 120
  • Evening Reception—Up to 200
  • Marquee Weddings—Up to 500

Wedding season availability

All year round


All of our 104 en suite bedrooms seamlessly blend the property’s historic character with modern comfort, to ensure your stay in Oxford is an enjoyable one. We also offer fantastic rates, so if you are looking for luxury, riverside accommodation in Oxford, De Vere Oxford Thames is the ideal choice.

Our Garden Rooms have been designed by award winning interior design practice DeSallesFlint with inspiration from the hotel’s close proximity to the River Thames and Oxford’s boating heritage. The concept and design incorporates traditional ‘College’ colours alongside very British influences such as sumptuous floral fabrics and traditional tweeds but with contemporary quirks and twists.

The bedrooms in the original house benefit from original period features, such as oak beams and ornate windows. Some have views of the river or walled garden. The other rooms have been refurbished in a contemporary style and have pleasant views of the surrounding grounds. All of our bedrooms include those little touches that make for a more enjoyable stay in Oxford.




"From the start our co-ordinator was very accommodating and patient with all our questions and requests, which made it very easy to plan our big day. We were given many opportunities to see Sharon and discuss details but I felt very safe in Sharon's capable hands. The service and food were amazing and swift throughout the entire day. Anything we and our guests asked for was done straight away with a smile. The dessert especially was the talk of the room and the vegetarians also commented on how good their food was. Thank you to the chefs and the waiting team for catering and serving us so well. In the evening, the room was turned around swiftly. We were kindly asked to leave the room but this meant we were able to take advantage of a lovely sunny evening in the courtyard reserved for us. We had a BBQ for our evening reception with fantastic comments, especially the friendliness of the chefs. There was a large corporate event of 250 people on the evening of our wedding. I have to admit that I was a little worried about how it was going to affect our wedding day, however you wouldn't have known that this event was happening because parts of the hotel had been reserved for us and kept both parties totally separate. Thank you for the Hotel and our co-ordinator for helping to create such a wonderful day. We've created such happy memories that we'll never forget."


"We chose to book De Vere Oxford Thames to host our wedding day on Friday 27th June 2014 and we couldn’t have been happier with our day!!! :-) We were made to feel extra special and all our guests complimented the whole day/staff/grounds!! Sharon King the Wedding Coordinator was extremely helpful and friendly from our first visit and helped us choose the right wedding package for us and was always there to answer any questions we had from booking our wedding day, to the actual day itself. The hotel itself is just beautiful the building has lots of character and charm, the barn room where we had our wedding breakfast was perfect for a wedding party of 60 then for our evening reception we moved to the Oxford suite which held 150+ guests and a plus point – it’s got its own private court yard so guests could get some air without moving away from the reception area. The gardens with the river running through the grounds just ticks all the boxes, it’s brilliant for when you want to have your pictures taken. The staff need a mention as well, every member of staff working on our day were very polite and helpful and always close by if we needed to ask for something. The food was perfect, when choosing the wedding menu the hotel are very flexible to letting you change parts of your menu to suit your tastes..! To sum it up - PERFECT VENUE! Thank you for making our day so unforgettable! Mr & Mrs Strutt xXx"
Joanne & Carl


"From the moment we both arrived staff were excellent and very welcome.all the guests commented on the excellent meal. Victor and his staff again did an excellent job. We had a brilliant day and I would recommend this place to any who wish to get married."
Deborah Goodin

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Wedding Fairs

De Vere Oxford Thames Wedding Open Day
Sunday 15th October 2017
11.00am – 3.00pm
Free entry
Free parking
Complimentary drink on arrival
Goody Bag
suppliers: 10-25


De Vere Oxford Thames Personal Showrounds
Viewing by appointment
Free entry
Free parking

Contact this venue directly via the link below to arrange a personal showround to view this venue and discuss your preferences and the available options with their team.


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