Woodstock Town Hall

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

Woodstock Town Hall image

Woodstock, a picturesque, traditional English Country market town, was founded in 1163 and is known as “The Gateway to the Cotswolds”. It epitomises the charm, beauty and romance of such historic settlements and has a character all of its own. Blenheim Palace is situated close by and the town is only 8 miles north of the City of Oxford.

Woodstock Town Hall is a beautiful grade II listed building situated in the very heart of the town. It was built in 1766 and designed by the famous architect Sir William Chambers RA who also designed Somerset House in London, The Pagoda in Kew Gardens and parts of Blenheim Palace.

This major landmark has two beautiful rooms that are licenced for weddings - The Mayor's Parlour and The Assembly Room. 

The Mayor’s Parlour is a traditional setting that is particularly popular with smaller wedding parties. The room is lit by a chandelier and contains antique wooden furniture. Its walls are lined with paintings and other historical items of interest. The doors of the Mayor’s Parlour open straight onto the Market Place which make it a lovely setting for photographs.

The Assembly Room upstairs, is a large, elegant room that features three impressive chandeliers and a series of very fine hand stitched tapestries that depict the town’s history.

The flexible layout of this historic building make it an attractive option to couples who wish to get married in the Mayor's Parlour and then hold their wedding reception in the Assembly Room.

External caterers are often employed by people holding events in the Town Hall as there is a large kitchen adjoining the Assembly Room.

There is wheelchair access to the Town Hall via a ramp from the Market Square and a stair lift to the upper floors.

The traditional layout of the building and fire regulations mean that we can only accommodate 60 people at any one time.

Services and facilities

  • Heating
  • Listed building
  • Supply your own catering

Although we do not allow confetti in the building it can be thrown on the Market Square.

External caterers are often employed by people holding events in the Assembly Room and a large kitchen adjoins this room.

Woodstock Town Council can also offer the newly refurbished Community Centre in New Road as a venue for wedding receptions. This has a big kitchen and a large hall with good audio facilities and is perfect for parties and dances. This building is also 10 minutes walk from the car park in Hensington Road.

Rooms and capacity

  • Assembly Room (60)
  • Mayor's Parlour (60)

Getting here

The Town Hall is situated on the Market Place in the centre of Woodstock.

Parking in Woodstock is currently free. Some parking is available in the Town Centre but this is mainly short stay - either 1 or 3 hours maximum duration. The car park in Hensington Road offers longer term parking and is a 10 minute walk from the Town Hall. This car park is situated behind the library and fire station.

There is a frequent bus service running to and from Woodstock.

The nearest railway station is at Long Hanborough.


Woodstock Town Hall
Market Place
OX20 1SL