Wheatley Park is a large secondary school set in extensive grounds.
The history of the site is rich, including a picturesque moat island and manor house built in 1801, full of light rooms and original features.
The facilities are hugely diverse, from a huge main hall with a fully equipped stage to a recently built media centre perfect for conferences and corporate use.
The options are endless, from a beautiful, modern library to a drama studio or recording studio. Just off the A40, Wheatley Park is accessible both from Oxford and London but retains a rural atmosphere thanks to its vast outdoor spaces.
The John Milton Centre is the newest addition to our Wheatley Park venue and is the home of the executive suite. The entrance opens into a large reception area which can be arranged as required. This alone has proved to be the perfect space for events such as drinks receptions, art exhibitions and informal musical concerts or simply a team briefing area. Two large media suites open from this area and can be partitioned separately or joined together to create a large auditorium style room, boasting a professional atmosphere. Featuring soft seating, black-out blinds, a film-quality LCD projector and fitted microphones and cameras (available upon request only), these media suites are suited to group meetings, presentations or interviews. In addition, the centre holds eight equally sized (60sqm) breakout rooms over two levels; these rooms are all equipped with LCD projectors and adaptable tables.
Media Rooms from £40 per hour
HALL & STAGE
Wheatley Park’s main hall is renowned for holding a variety of events throughout the year. At over 290msq, the hall can cater for a range of occasions where a larger venue is required. Complemented by an entrance hall and lobby area, the hall also benefits from an additional large 130msq performance stage. A spacious, commercial style kitchen lies just off the side of the hall which can be hired as an optional extra. Further optional extras include access to audio speakers and an LCD projector and screen. Separate light and sound systems for the stage area are also available upon request. The main hall is ideal suited for events such as fashion shows, sporting days, theatre productions, evening functions, charity events or larger presentations and talks. The Hall can be hired separately or if an even larger space is required, in conjunction with the gym.
Prices from £30 per hour
Completed in 1807, this stunning building lies in a secluded part of the Park; making it perfect for private functions. The house itself is adjacent to a picturesque moated island. With its surrounding lawns and historical interest, the house creates a perfect backdrop to outdoor summer occasions. Events at the Manor House would have exclusive use of the former drawing room, which is now a ‘blank canvas’ space and can be adapted to suit events of any kind. This unique room opens out to a two-tiered terrace with rural views. For larger events these two areas are perfectly complemented by the addition of a marquee. The moated island is also available for outdoor events.
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Wheatley Park has an extensive selection of meeting rooms suitable for groups of up to 80 persons. All rooms have natural lighting and vary from small and comfortable areas to larger spaces with more possibilities for group work or presentations. The meeting rooms can also provide ideal areas for break-out sessions when using the Park’s larger spaces. Tea and coffee making facilities and further catering options can be provided by arrangement.
Prices from £10 per hour
The gym provides a large area (240sqm) primarily suitable for sports events or lessons. It has a sprung wooden floor with a selection of ready-painted sports lines. The use of benches and gym mats is also included in the price. The gym has adjoining changing rooms and sound system is available as an optional extra. There is ample free parking close by. The gym can be hired separately or along with the hall, stage and kitchen (see above) if a larger space is required.
Prices from £20 per hour
This light and spacious hall is ideally suited for many different events, accommodating guest numbers of up to sixty people. Its adaptable room size and optional extras means it is able to fulfil a range of requirements. A carpeted, soft seating area with coffee tables adds a relaxed feel to this room. By arrangement the venue has optional extras including access to kitchen facilities, a drinks machine, audio speakers, and an LCD projector and screen (available upon request only). It is complemented by ample free parking. We suggest this hall is perfect for children’s parties, meetings, talks or presentations. It would also make an excellent base for summer outdoor events.
Prices from £20 per hour
This modern and comfortable library creates a peaceful environment suited for a selection of events. It will accommodate up to fifty people. With an appealing entrance lobby, the library can be organised into several separate working areas if required. It benefits from good natural lighting and carpeting throughout. The room is furnished with a small number of soft seats and plenty of large tables and chairs. This venue has optional extras including computers, a portable LCD projector and screen, and refreshment facilities which can all be arranged separately upon request. We suggest the library is ideal for small conferences, meetings or presentations. It has previously proved to be a perfect space for coaching sessions.
Prices from £25 per hour
Wheatley Park has a huge number of classrooms. All seat 30, but in different formats and styles. In particular the Maths and Media Centres provide a set of eight classrooms around a central area perfect for lunches or initial presentations. The classrooms are all equipped with presentation facilities (whiteboards/projectors), and include historic manor house rooms, blank drama spaces, or modern media classrooms.
Prices from £10 per hour
NB: All prices are reflective of regular bookings, please enquire for one off events. For bookings of this facility made within the month of the booking, we do charge a £30 administrative fee. If you are looking to book Wheatley Park, please plan in advance!