As well as offering state of the art award-winning conference facilities, we also offer a wide range of functions- from informal street food style dining through to plated dinners, sit down buffet dinners, gala dinners, themed dinners and Christmas parties.
The focus of the award-winning catering team at Oxford Saïd is on the quality and standard of the food offering, with locally sourced British produce, and sustainably sourced fish. The team recently won a Green Impact Award for sustainability from Oxford University in June 2019.
Aware of the industry’s movement in reducing food waste, we love to turn produce often thrown away into valuable ingredients. Head chef Gemma uses carrot tops to make pesto, using toasted sunflower seeds to give it a nutty taste. Similarly, Executive head chef Steven uses Toast Ale, craft beer brewed with surplus bread to create a poolish ferment to soak their old bread in. The team have recently introduced Rubies in the Rubble relishes and ketchups, made from wonky, wasted vegetables.
Oxford Saïd holds the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark. We were one of the first business schools to achieve this, which is something we are immensely proud of.
The catering team are fully equipped to deal with any allergen or dietary requirements and are consistently finding new and innovative ways to accommodate these requirements such as the ‘free from’ range and a fully inclusive vegan day delegate rate (DDR) package. This summer we introduced a garden party package to take advantage of the beautiful gardens at both Park End Street and Egrove Park. We believe food and drink are essential to the success of any function.
Christmas Parties – A Classic Christmas with all the trimmings for 2019!
We are delighted to offer a Classic Christmas party package at either of our unique and stunning venues this year, including:
• Exclusive use of either venue
• Lighting and classic theming
• Music and entertainment
Park End Street venue –In the heart of the City of Oxford Enjoy the stunning views of Oxford’s dreaming spires in the Pyramid dining room. We offer private dining from 40 guests up to 250 guests. Dedicated AV technicians are available for speeches and music if required. Entertainment is also available pre or post event at an additional charge.
The Club Room with a bar, lounge space, terrace and views across private gardens, is the perfect space for a seasonal drinks reception and networking.
The Garden Room: a new addition to the main building with lovely views of the private gardens and dining for up to 60 delegates.
Egrove Park Venue – In a rural parkland setting
The Dining room enjoys spectacular views of the 37 acres of grounds that surrounds Egrove Park. We offer private dining from 40 guests up to 108 guests. Dedicated AV technicians are available for speeches and music if required. Entertainment is also available pre or post event at an additional charge.
The Common Room areas with a bar, lounge space and views of the grounds, are the perfect spaces for a drinks reception and networking.
Outdoor functions and teambuilding activities are also available.
The Nautilus dining room can seat up to 60 guests. The courtyard can be used exclusively for pre or post dinner drinks and summer outdoor functions such as BBQs.
The Rosemary Stewart Lounge is a small private dining room ideal for intimate dinners for up to 30 guests. The floor to ceiling windows showcase the beautiful grounds and woodland areas of Egrove Park.
Plated dinner menus vary on a regular basis in keeping with seasonal changes. Wine is included with the meal and will be selected to complement your menu choice.
We also offer:
Training and networking events