A beautiful riverside wedding venue in Oxford

  • Picture-perfect - A centuries-old setting for your special day.

  • A stunning and unique countryside venue just minutes from the heart of Oxford.

  • Great food and wine with impeccable service.

  • A magical day for you and up to 200 of your family and friends.

Weddings at the Perch, Oxford

The perfect setting for your perfect day.

Enjoy impeccable service, great food, champagne boat arrivals and an enchanting day at our beautiful, centuries-old riverside wedding venue just outside of Oxford city centre. Our fully bespoke, canopied marquee hosts up to 200 guests in a stylish yet casual setting and is the ideal choice for couples seeking something that little bit different from the norm.

We can customise our space to fit your plans and ideas, and create the perfect day for you, your family and friends. We believe every wedding is different and you should have your day as you wish, with some experienced guidance to help you along! We do not offer set packages, we believe your day is unique and no two weddings fit the same mould. Come chat through your ideas, we love to make your plans a reality.

Our staff are fully experienced in hosting and organising weddings of all sizes. You will have a dedicated in house events manager to advise you at every stage of the planning process to make sure the details are dealt with.

Download our 2019 Wedding Pack

~ Availability ~

Summer 2019 - some dates still available, but booking fast - please contact us to avoid disappointment.

Oxford Wedding Venue

Our Menus

Fabulous Feasts, Fizz and Barrels of Beer

Our signature Country Feast is what sets us apart, this is not your traditional wedding breakfast. A genuine feast, served to the table for all to share, this delectable menu offers something for everyone and will astound your guests. We also offer delicious hog roasts and a superb selection of canapés and evening nibbles.

Our wedding food borrows all of the best bits from the fresh, locally sourced and seasonably inspired dishes on our main restaurant menu, and we make sure we take just as much care with the smallest piece of finger food as we do with the main-event main course.

We stock a great selection of wines to help you celebrate - Award-winning English fizz is a speciality if you fancy offering your guests something a little different? A proud free house, we take great delight in our selection of locally brewed real ales. Why not get in a barrel (or two!) for your guests?

Our bespoke, heated marquee can comfortably host up to 200 guests in a variety of layouts - giving you complete control over how your feast is arranged and served.

View a Sample Menu in our 2019 Wedding Pack

Sumptuous Wedding Breakfasts



Take a look around our magical wedding venue in these videos from some of our happy couples.

Features & Galleries

For more photos and inspiration, view these galleries and articles featuring previous Perch weddings.


Feedback from brides, grooms and guests...

“When I first went to The Perch for lunch (and before we were engaged) I knew it’s where I wanted our wedding to be. Thankfully James agreed - we loved The Perch for a few reasons. It’s beautiful, low-key, dog friendly (!!) and five minutes from our house. Everything about our wedding was a local experience and that’s just how we wanted it. We loved being able to pop to The Perch when we needed to for meetings or just for a drink because it’s one of our favourite spots in Oxford. As an American, I loved it even more because it’s so quintessentially British! Deirdra was amazing from day one. She is the ultimate professional and we felt safe in her hands every step of the way. Most importantly, she’s incredibly patient, and always replied to our 1 million emails with tact, assurance and kindness. We were so lucky to have had Deirdra as our Event Manager. She definitely became a household name during our year of wedding planning! Everything about our wedding day exceeded our expectations.”

Hillary and James, September 2018

“From the moment we stepped into The Perch, Chris and I felt welcomed. The venue itself is stunning and the grounds are gorgeous. The tipping point for us in choosing The Perch for our reception venue was its location next to the river and the opportunity to arrive by boat was the perfect addition to our wedding. Deirdra and her staff consistently delivered and Deirdra went above and beyond on many occasions, even offering to decorate our cake herself on the morning of the wedding to ensure it stayed as fresh as possible! Questions and requests were dealt with promptly and efficiently, and a last minute request was accommodated without question. Our wedding guests have been incredibly complimentary of The Perch, from the location to the food and the beautiful décor. However, the thing that everyone agreed on was how relaxed and enjoyable the whole day was. The Perch really was a perfect fit for our dream wedding and was the cherry on top of our special day!”

Emma and Chris, August 2018

“We cannot praise Deidra and her team more highly for the amazing wedding celebration held in the beautiful marquee at the Perch. Deidra was professional and helpful from the moment we met her; every question and request was dealt with quickly and efficiently, and her help in the planning process was invaluable. The day itself was absolute perfection, the marquee looked stunning, the feast and wine were delicious and the staff were attentive, helpful and professional throughout. We could not recommend the venue more highly and we are extremely grateful to Deidra and her team for a very special and memorable day.”

Jane and Martin, July 2018

“We chose to hold our wedding reception at The Perch due to its lovely location by the river, the marque was the perfect size for all of our guests and the layout was perfect. Having the space for the children to run around and play was also what we wanted. Deirdra and her amazing team were brilliant and all our needs were met before and on the day of the wedding. All of our guests commented on how lovely the setting was, how good the staff were and how delicious the food was. We can't wait to go and visit again.”

Alex and Paul, June 2018

“Our wedding was on a hot mid-summer day, and the Perch's shady garden was the perfect place for our guests to relax before the meal. The marquee was cosy but not too crowded for our 120 guests, and the meal was a real feast (all the food was truly delicious!). The marquee looked fantastic throughout the afternoon and evening, and they were very flexible in letting us add our own touches to the decoration. The staff were efficient and attentive, and were very helpful both in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. They were particularly helpful in accommodating our guests with dietary requirements. All-in-all, the perfect wedding day!”

Jessica and Jerome, June 2018

“Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We wanted to say a massive thank you to you, for all of your hard work in the run up to the big day; and to all of the staff who were amazing for the day itself. We really can't praise you all enough.”

Harriet and Chris, May 2018

“From the moment we stepped foot in The Perch, Andrew & I knew this was the Wedding venue for us. We didn't have to think about, we didn't feel like we we're compromising - It was just perfect. Deidra & her team from day one were fantastic, from the first meeting, the menu tasting, the set-up and the Wedding Day itself. There were no issues, no hiccups. No drama. I have received so many compliments regarding The Perch, from the location to the food and the staff. Everyone said it was the most relaxed, enjoyable Wedding they had been to and we couldn't agree more. Thanks again to Deirdra & all the team at The Perch, you made our Wedding Day more perfect than we could ever imagined it to be. P.S - We would personally recommend the Lamb - it was divine!”

Millie and Andrew, March 2018

“We had a fantastic day and were thrilled with everything at The Perch. All of our guests loved the food and we have had so many comments about how delicious the feast was! Thank you again for all your work that went into making our day an unforgettable one.”

Megan and James, December 2017

“A huge thank you to Deirdra and the team at The Perch for the most perfect wedding reception. We simply had the best day of our lives, with an impeccable service throughout by the team working there. We lost count as to the amount of compliments our guests paid us regarding choice of venue, and it's a real testament to The Perch in terms of how incredible the marquee, river setting and food truly is. Not being local to Oxford, Deirdra was fantastic in suggesting a number of ideas to make it the day we truly wanted, including a fabulous arrival by boat and the amazing band, Temple Funk Collective. The planning and support from Deirdra was faultless and made for a carefree day. I can't recommend The Perch more highly.”

Sarah and Chris, October 2017

“We had such a fantastic wedding reception at The Perch, we would recommend it to anyone looking for a venue in Oxford. It was always the frontrunner for us when thinking of possible venues due to the amazing location and atmosphere, plus the food is always delicious. Deirdra and the team did not disappoint - all the planning and preparation was straight-forward and hassle-free, and everything on the day went without a hitch. The marquee looked gorgeous and we had so many compliments from the guests on the food. Having the food all laid out on the table led to a really relaxed meal with nobody going hungry! It was great to have the river so close for photo opportunities as well - we got some lovely shots as the sun was starting to set whilst the marquee was being reset. Thank you to everyone at the Perch for making our wedding day so perfect.”

Kate and Tom, August 2017

“The Perch, and Port Meadow, has always been one of our favourite places to spend time, and was a natural choice for our wedding reception. The venue itself was as beautiful as ever, but the marquee was simply wonderful - many of our guests felt it had a really special boutique-festival vibe to it - and the bride herself was blown away by how it looked on the day. All of the staff were incredibly helpful. In particular, Deirdra, Maddie, and her team ensured the day passed without fault - from sourcing local craft beers; to last minute decorative touches on the morning of the big day; to meeting the wedding party on the jetty of the pub, with umbrellas in hand, as a summer storm rolled in… We can’t thank them enough! The food and drink were exceptional. The starters were beautiful and immaculately presented, and many of our friends left raving about the hog roast and black pudding… Can we do it again, please?'”

Naomi and Steven, July 2017

“We can't thank Deirdra and the Perch Team enough for helping make our wedding plans a reality. Our day couldn't have been more perfect! From the very beginning Deirdra was so accommodating and super organised, she helped make our plans a reality, at the same time as keeping us grounded. The vintage theme of the marque fit perfectly with our own vintage theme, which created such a fantastic display and atmosphere. Everything on the day was perfect! From our arrival at The Perch by boat, to where we were greeted by our guests and Deirdra waiting patiently with glasses of bubbles for the bride and groom. Amazing food was created and consumed, which was catered specifically for us and our dietary requirements. Our guests had no idea the afternoon tea cakes were all gluten free and were all raving about them! To the fantastic organisation, and friendly helpful faces of the Perch staff, no guest was left hungry or parched! Everyone left having had a fantastic time, most stating it was 'the best'. We really can't thank everyone at the Perch enough. You made our day super special, and one we will remember fondly, growing old together. Anyone planning their wedding in Oxford would be daft not to have their wedding celebrations at the Perch!”

Faye and Andy, May 2017

“The venue was beautiful and cosy on a freezing cold night and your team were friendly and efficient without ever being intrusive. We could both really truly relax knowing that you guys absolutely had everything in hand. The layout of the venue worked so well - we have memories of a pile of small children sparked out under blankets on the sofas at midnight while parents took it in turns to dance. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to make our wedding day utterly perfect.”

Josie and Simon, January 2017

“A huge huge thank-you for making our wedding day so special. Everything ran like clockwork on the day and we've had so many friends and family commenting on how incredibly helpful and friendly all of the staff were, and how the food was out of this world! Many made comments that it was the best food they've ever eaten at a wedding - and we entirely agree! The whole feel of the day was perfect and exactly what we'd hoped for - relaxed, informal, fun - and in such an incredibly beautiful setting. Thanks for letting our ideas run riot in the marquee, I was so pleased with how it came together on the day. Goodness knows how many wedding venues I've been to as a wedding photographer, well over 140 I'm sure, and I'm feeling very pleased with ourselves that we picked the best there is! THANK YOU!”

Louise and John, July 2016

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our wedding reception at the Perch. We would not hesitate to recommend you and the venue to anyone and are very grateful for all your hard work. It meant a great deal to have you, the Perch team and of course the beautiful venue help make what was the perfect day for us. Planning was made easy with all the details already taken care of, leaving us to focus on celebrating our wedding and making incredible memories with our family and friends. We took a fantastic cream tea (& bubbles!) boat trip to the Perch, with great photo opportunities by the riverside, your twinkly-light path and willow trees. Both the country feast and evening snacks were splendid; many guests remarked upon the outstanding quality of the food.”

Sharyn & Nick, July 2016

“Our wedding day at the Perch was perfect -delicious food, a beautiful setting and impeccable service. The marquee was a great blank canvas for us to decorate with our own personal touches (without having to provide everything ourselves!). We've had so many comments from our guests on what a lovely time they had and how smoothly it all ran - thank you to the Perch for a fantastic day!”

Alice and Stu, August 2015

“The day itself was wonderfully stress free. The marquee was beautiful and the food was amazing. Many family and friends have commented on both and expressed their admiration of the whole reception.”

Laura and Andrew, August 2015

“Both you and your team were fantastic with both the preparations and particularly on the day itself. The day ran so smoothly and you were so helpful when it came to dealing with some changes on the day!”

Amy and Ian, August 2015

“Thank you for everything you did for us to make the wedding of our dreams! Everything went so smoothly and we have had so many compliments on how beautiful the marquee looked.”

Lauren and Dave, July 2015

“We just wanted to say thank you for all you have done to make our day at the Perch so special. We had great fun and many of our guests said they had never been to a more relaxed and enjoyable wedding. A lot of this is down to your effortless service and organisation. Amazing!”

Christina and Ash, June 2015

“Thank you for the most gracious and beautiful of events...a testament to the way your team pulled everything off with impeccable production behind the scenes.”

Batsheva and Fred, June 2015

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“We wanted our wedding ‘theme’ to be ‘home’ and The Perch was perfect - from the cozy faux living room seating area to the warm lighting as the sun went down, we felt like we had welcomed our guests into our first home together as a married couple. We’d recommend The Perch as a venue to anyone.”
Hillary and James, September 2018

“The day was perfect, we were so happy with how everything went and we have received lots of lovely compliments about the Perch as a venue and in terms of the food. We are still on a high but feel like we want to do it all over again!”
Ellie and Andrew, May 2017

“We honestly couldn't fault anything about the day. The service and food was just incredible and was way more than I had expected. The comments and feedback I have received since has all been amazing. Thank you so much for making it just so easy.”
Ellie and Matt, September 2016

“Our wedding reception was absolutely amazing and a truly memorable day. It was just fantastic and everyone raved about how great the food was and what a beautiful venue The Perch is.”
Nicole and Sam, August 2015

“We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding reception so perfect. It was just as we dreamed it. Everyone said that the food was stunning. We look forward to many more evenings at The Perch”
Jenny and George, June 2015

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