Venue Space

Our flexible venue space is within four College buildings. This space can accommodate from the smallest groups to 220 people. There is more information about our buildings and rooms below, where you can also view images of our spaces and how they have been used for events.

Please feel free to browse our Conference & Events brochure here

You can also view our virtual tour of some facilities.

For more information on our location and how to find us please see our visitor information.


The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building

The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building is a stunning new addition to St Hugh’s College.

The building has a 100 seat lecture theatre which can be divided into two 50 seat theatres. There are a number of bright and airy seminar rooms that overlook our beautiful gardens.

The Wordsworth Tea Room can be used for informal events and dinners, and the roof terrace, with views over north Oxford, can also be used for drinks receptions.

Maplethorpe Building

Maplethorpe is a flexible, modern building which includes three function rooms that can be used separately or together for larger events. Situated in the middle of our grounds, there are panoramic views of our gardens from all three rooms.

Maplethorpe Hall is a large open space which seats up to 220 people. It has floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, providing ease of access to our gardens, ideal for events during warmer months.

Maplethorpe Seminar Room can seat up to 60 people and Maplethorpe Office can be used as a separate conference office, or as a breakout room.

Maplethorpe has two large foyer areas, one at each end of the building. These are perfect spaces for reception areas, exhibitions, refreshments or informal breakout areas. Maplethorpe Building has accommodation on the higher floors which means that out of term time the building can be a self-contained conference venue. The Building also has a fully functional kitchen, making it an ideal venue for events that require catering.

Mordan Hall Suite (Main Building)

Our Mordan Hall suite is a set of rooms, conveniently located on the first floor of our Main Building and overlooking our gardens and terrace.

Mordan Hall was originally the College library and has a lovely traditional Oxford feel. The College uses Mordan Hall for celebrations such as our annual Carol Service.

The suite also includes four seminar rooms (Hamlin and Dobbs rooms) which are linked by two galleries. These galleries are a perfect space for refreshment breaks, small receptions and exhibitions.

Main Building

In addition to the Mordan Hall suite, we have a number of rooms within our main building that can be used to host events. Built in 1916, these are mostly traditional rooms, although our Wordsworth Room has a more modern, light feel.

Our Boardroom is very traditional and can be used for meetings and private dinners. It also adjoins the Emily Wilding Davison Room which is a small sitting room that can be used for informal meetings or breakout sessions, pre-drinks or refreshments. These rooms can be used separately or together.

Our traditional College Dining Hall is a perfect venue for dinners, wedding receptions and parties. It is adjacent to our main terrace where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks during warmer weather.

Mary Gray Allen Building

Our Mary Gray Allen Building, completed in 1936, has a lovely period lecture room which seats up to 40 people and has bay windows overlooking our gardens.

Conference Accommodation

With a selection of bedrooms offering spacious and modern facilities, as well as views across the College gardens and internet access, your delegates will be able to work and relax in comfortable surroundings during their time with us.

All our bedroom facilities at the College are non-smoking. We also have a limited number of bedrooms available for guests with special requirements or limited mobility.