Choosing the right venue for a conference or event is a detailed process requiring much consideration and research. But, if you have special requirements like needing complete privacy, this can add an extra layer of complexity to the process.
If you’re seeking stress-free events with privacy and discretion, Keble College provides the perfect solution. Offering exclusive hire for the duration of your event, Keble has a range of rooms accommodating up to 250 guests, making it suitable for weddings, board meetings, residential conferences, team building events and more.
Choosing Keble College as an exclusive hire venue has numerous benefits including:
Privacy – There’s something quite special about hiring a venue that’s exclusively yours for the duration of your event. As one of Oxford University’s largest colleges, Keble has become a popular destination for conferences and events, especially for those who value privacy. The College offers a range of exclusive, private hire packages, perfect for smaller, more intimate occasions as well as larger events accommodating several hundred guests.
Keble may be located in the heart of Oxford, but the enclosed nature of the site means that you can be truly removed from the hustle and bustle of the City, free to host your event in complete privacy. During conference season, planners can hire the entire College with exclusive use for as many days as required. During this time, Keble can be closed to tourists and other members of the public such as B&B guests, allowing your attendees to have full, dedicated access to all meeting spaces and buildings such as Keble’s magnificent Dining Hall, Gothic Chapel and bedrooms. The entire venue, its grounds, catering, accommodation and expert staff are fully at your disposal for the duration of your event, giving you guaranteed privacy and alleviating any concern over unwanted attention.
Discretion – Keble has fulfilled events for many high-profile clients over the years. Their expert Conference and Events Team are known for their discretion and professionalism, giving planners confidence that the space is theirs, with no interruptions. To maintain anonymity, Keble won’t disclose any event details, supplier or client information to other parties or even other departments within the College.
Stress-Free Planning and Dedicated Service – Keble will make the planning process as straightforward as possible. From the moment you enquire, the College will assign a dedicated Conference and Events Manager to support you through every step of your project. Having a single point of contact further enhances privacy as suppliers can contact them directly, removing the need for additional parties to get involved. They will take personal responsibility for your event, resulting in excellent service, communication and attentive support throughout. You can also benefit from your contact’s wealth of knowledge and experience, developing a trusted relationship where you feel comfortable sharing ideas, asking questions and utilising their experience to deliver the best results.
Early Set Up – Keble College supports all events with a team of dedicated professionals to fulfil catering, room set-up, audio-visual equipment, technical support and more. Keble’s exclusive hire also affords planners and suppliers early access to the venue to make sure that everything is set up to your requirements. Your dedicated Conference and Events Manager can also discuss theming, advising the best way to incorporate your chosen décor, corporate logos, sponsorship and branding within the grounds.
Accommodation – The College offers a range of on-site single, double and twin bedrooms in distinctive settings – perfect for events spanning several days. Across its two sites, the College has over 350 ensuite rooms, providing the option of convenient, on-site accommodation to round off a truly memorable experience. Rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, towels, free WIFI and a generous selection of toiletries. Keble’s secluded on-site accommodation further guarantees privacy, ensuring that guests have no need to leave the venue. Your guests can relax knowing that everything is included within the grounds – especially if you’re including a drinks reception or evening entertainment.
Tailored Packages – When you book with Keble, you have the flexibility of creating truly bespoke packages to suit your budget. Exclusive hire means you’ll have an all-in-one solution for your event which you can plan to your own specifications and budget. Keble’s Conference and Events Team understand that every event is unique and they draw from years of experience to ensure your event goes as planned. They will work with you to take your inspiration and develop it into something exceptional, whether that’s a day conference with catering, a team building event with drinks or a week-long full site hire. Keble’s catering team also have over 50 years of event catering experience. Menus can be tailor-made and guests can expect creative dishes that cater to a variety of tastes, allergies and preferences.
Unique Experience – Keble College dates back to 1870 and is one of Oxford’s most interesting, historical and architectural landmarks. A secluded and self-contained venue, Keble provides an iconic setting for your next event from tranquil Quads with magnificent views to the famous red brick buildings of architect William Butterfield.
At Keble, your guests will benefit from an event space that excites and motivates them, providing a more productive and uplifting environment. Keble’s beautiful buildings were designed to inspire guests, with tall ceilings offering plenty of natural light, large windows and lots of open space. The College’s two sites provide a diverse range of spaces to meet your requirements, featuring AV and WIFI accessibility, audio-visual equipment and a range of layouts to suit your needs.
If you’re planning an event which requires exclusivity and privacy, speak to a member of our professional team by clicking here and discover how Keble College can support your next event.