Drinks receptions

Toast a special celebration or achievement among the achievements of great minds like Einstein, Evans, Marconi and more. With preferred suppliers capable of delivering everything from a champagne reception to full cocktail service and canapes, look no further to host your memorable event.

Facilities: A full service drinks reception for up to 100 guests across the Museum, with the added option of our custom selected canapes served to your guests by our preferred supplier. Custom cocktails can be created for your guests upon request. 

Accessibility: Our building is accessed via stairs in to the main Entrance Gallery. Only the Basement Gallery is wheelchair accessible. 

Top Gallery (the Old Ashmolean): not available for drinks service, but available for access and viewing
Entrance Gallery (the School of Natural History): 50 standing for drinks reception 
Basement Gallery (Old Chemistry Laboratory): 50 standing for drinks reception  

Please note: Due to the objects on display and the historic value of our building, certain drinks including red wine and other dark beverages cannot be served. These exclusions are relaxed for guests hosting breakfasts or dining in the basement.