OUEV launches new website and visual identity to mark tenth anniversary
As Oxford University Event Venues continues to attract an ever-increasing variety of events to its five venues, it felt like the right time to freshen up its look.
Elegant and clean, with a simplified colour palette, the new logo and brand is representative of the full venue portfolio and OUEV’s growing emphasis on managing venues and events sustainably.
OUEV manages five University venues that attract almost 600 events each year. The versatile venue portfolio can host a range of occasions for 20 to 650 delegates, from corporate conferences, business meetings, gala dinners, drinks receptions, networking sessions to team away days and much more.
The OUEV venues work with trusted, local partners to ensure everything is in hand – from their own awardwinning caterers, to audio-visual and equipment hire.
Established back in 2010, OUEV was perhaps best known for its first venue, the Examination Schools, located on Oxford High Street – a favourite with customers needing a large space in the city centre.
Since then OUEV are pleased to have expanded its portfolio to five venues, each differing in style and capacity. The historic listed Sheldonian Theatre, Examination Schools and St Luke’s Chapel, are complimented by the contemporary Osler House and Language Centre offering purposebuilt and unique spaces.
Therefore it was important that the new visual identity reflected both the widening range of venues and the diverse events they attract. Neutral, modern and welcoming, the colour theme flows through the newly launched website, complimented by bright photography.
OUEV understands how important sustainability is in the venue and events industry, and is proud to be the first University venues to receive gold and silver awards from Green Tourism.
Sustainable catering and addressing food waste is a key focus. OUEV’s award-winning caterers use only three local suppliers, Aldens, Roots and Mayfield, to source their seasonal menus and plant-based concepts, and have teamed up with OLIO to redistribute any leftover food within the local community.
“This is a really exciting time for OUEV,” says Vickie Dimelow, Senior Event Venues and Marketing Manager. “Our new identity celebrates our 10th birthday and all we have achieved since 2010. It also marks the start of the next decade in our evolution, providing exceptional event venue management services to Oxfordshire businesses and beyond.”
Follow the tenth year celebrations on social media at @OxUniVenues