Blenheim Palace

England, OX20 1PP, United Kingdom


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Blenheim Palace Weddings

A masterpiece of 18th-century baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace offers a magnificent, historic setting for your wedding day in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The Palace and its spectacular surroundings offer six elegant wedding spaces, 90 acres of idyllic formal gardens, endless photo possibilities, and immaculately manicured lawns for marquee weddings in the summer months.

Whether you’re planning an extravagant soiree or something more intimate, this sophisticated Oxfordshire wedding venue has an experienced events team on hand to help bring your vision to life. The Palace’s dedicated wedding planners will design a bespoke package tailored to your needs and be there every step of the way to assist with planning while ensuring everything runs smoothly.

The Scene at Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire

From the moment you arrive at Blenheim Palace, you’ll be swept up by the grand scale and sheer opulence of the Palace and its magnificent surroundings. Exclusive wedding celebrations take place here amidst seemingly endless acres of enchanting formal gardens and rolling parkland designed by the famous English gardener and landscape architect Sir Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. 

As the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this 18th-century baroque Palace is steeped in rich history. Every room has a story to tell, with opulent decor, elaborate murals, soaring baroque ceilings, and striking historical relics forming a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. 

For your wedding day at Blenheim Palace, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the venue and its idyllic grounds, allowing you to design your perfect flow of events. And because the Palace is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can host your ceremony, reception, and photo shoot in one breathtaking location. Choose from six spectacular wedding spaces inside the Palace, or throw a magnificent marquee wedding outdoors on the sweeping South Lawns if you’ve got a more extensive guest list. 

Inside Blenheim Palace, a host of elegant wedding spaces await your discovery. The Great Hall and Long Library are fantastic places for dining and drinks, while the cosy Saloon provides an opulent setting for intimate banquets and late-night dancing. With each room suited to different events, they can be used separately or together as one impressive space.

Blenheim Palace Wedding Ceremonies

The Palace is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, meaning you’ll be able to host your entire wedding day in one place for a seamless and memorable occasion. The Orangery and Marlborough rooms make impressive ceremony locations, or you might choose to host a romantic outdoor ceremony on the South Lawns in the summer months.

Blenheim Palace Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at Blenheim Palace are grand affairs, with an array of impressive spaces for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast. With 2,000 acres of glorious grounds and six opulent event spaces on offer, you have the freedom to create your perfect wedding day at this historic venue in Oxfordshire. Enjoy Champagne and canapés on the picturesque Croquet Lawn or the Lower Water Terrace, a lavish banquet dinner in the Great Hall, an intimate celebration in the Saloon or a magnificent marquee wedding in the summer — the choice is yours!

Wedding breakfasts typically unfold in the magnificent Great Hall or Long Library, followed by a night of dancing and mingling in the Saloon. As your guests sit down to dine, they’ll be blown away by the exquisite menus from Blenheim Palace’s renowned catering partners, with delicious and varied options to suit all tastes.

Wedding Photography at Blenheim Palace

With more than 2,000 acres of picturesque Capability Brown-designed parkland at your disposal, the possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding photography at Blenheim Palace. Popular backdrops include meticulously landscaped formal gardens, the Great Lake, and the Palace’s magnificent 18th-century baroque facade.

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sitting Up to 250 Sitting

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Orangery

    New wedding space for 2024 - The opening of the refurbished Orangery Elevate your wedding experience further with our newly restored Orangery. In January 2023, we embarked on an innovative conservation endeavor aimed at reinstating the roof of The Orangery to its original robust slate composition and is the first Grade 1 listed building to do something of this kind. Today, the culmination of our efforts unveils an extraordinary transformation. The Orangery, restored to its former glory, now embraces a captivating bar area and seating arrangement catering to up to 120 guests. This harmonious merger of contemporary chic with timeless charm amplifies the allure of our historic venue, creating the space for your special day.

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  • Blenheim Palace Wedding Venue Oxfordshire - The Great Hall

    The Great Hall

    The magnificent Great Hall provides an impressive setting for a dinner or drinks reception at Blenheim Palace. This grand space boasts opulent decor and soaring 67-feet-high ceilings painted by esteemed English painter Sir James Thornhill.

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  • Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire Wedding Venues - The Long Library

    The Long Library

    One of the longest rooms in any British stately home, the Long Library at Blenheim Palace is home to a staggering 10,000 books and a magnificent Willis organ. Boasting stunning views over the Water Terraces, landscaped parklands, and Great Lake, this splendid room is the perfect place to enjoy a fine dining experience at the Palace.

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  • Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire Weddings - The Salon

    The Saloon

    The Saloon is an inviting yet cosy space at the Palace, perfect for intimate dinners, drinks receptions, and late-night dancing. Two fireplaces create a warm atmosphere, while intricate paintings by French artist Louis Laguerre evoke a sense of historical opulence.

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Nearby hotels:

  • Premier Inn Oxford Kidlington
  • Macdonald Bear Hotel
  • The Blenheim Buttery
  • The Crown Inn

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Venue Testimonials

We love Blenheim Palace and had our wedding here, an absolutely amazing venue. The entire team were amazing throughout the day.

Nicole E

Blenheim Palace provided a wonderful setting for our couple's civil wedding day. The grounds are just spectacular!

Prash Photo

Went to Blenheim Palace to attend a wedding. Beautiful setting and wonderful gardens with very attentive staff.

Fran C

Frequently Asked Questions

Prices start from £14,500 and vary depending on the day and chosen wedding space.

Capacity limits will vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

  • Clementine’s on the Lawn — 180 dinner and dance, 200 seated
  • The Great Hall, Saloon and Long Library — 250 dinner and dance
  • The Great Hall and Saloon — 130 dinner and dance
  • The Saloon — 60 seated

Weddings inside the Palace must end by 12.30am. Marquee weddings on the lawn must end by 11.30pm.

Weddings at Blenheim Palace are luxurious and seamless affairs, with opulent wedding spaces and endless photo possibilities across 2,000 acres of idyllic parklands and formal gardens.

There are plenty of accommodation options near Blenheim Palace, including:

  • Premier Inn Oxford Kidlington
  • Macdonald Bear Hotel
  • The Blenheim Buttery
  • The Crown Inn

Yes, there is plenty of free on-site parking at Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace works closely with a hand-picked list of exceptional catering suppliers to offer bespoke menus for weddings and events. 


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