Shiplake College enjoys a riverside site of 45 acres with views over the Thames and surrounding countryside. Located just two miles upstream of Henley-on-Thames, Shiplake is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, formal dinners, parties, conferences and corporate meeting facilities.

Church and Civil Ceremonies

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Shiplake, lies adjacent to Shiplake College and is just 100 yards from the Great Hall. Couples wishing to get married in the Parish Church should contact the Reverend Paul Bradish on 0118 940 6098 or by email at Former pupils and staff of Shiplake College may qualify to get married in the Parish Church and should contact the College Bursar, Neil Walne, in the first instance (

If you are interested in holding a civil ceremony here at Shiplake, there are two options available. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 200 guests for the ceremony whilst the Old Library takes up to 60. 

 Wedding Receptions

Shiplake College offers a unique venue for Wedding Receptions. The Great Hall, with Minstrels' Gallery, can seat up to 110 guests for formal receptions. Attached to the Great Hall is the Old Library, which can be used for drinks on arrival after the ceremony, or for dancing later in the evening. The Old Library also offers a fantastic option for more intimate receptions of up to 50 guests.

Marquees can be pitched on the riverside lawn adjacent to the terrace for guests who require either a larger capacity or an outdoor venue.

Wedding Planning

The Location and Events Manager, Steve Beaumont, will be happy to advise you on ensuring that your wedding reception is perfect, from devising a sumptuous menu to suggesting matching wines, and from room layout to finishing touches.

The experienced Wedding team will take care of every detail during the preparation process and of course on the special day itself. This will allow you to relax and enjoy every moment.

For more information or to discuss your individual requirements please contact Steve Beaumont on 0118 940 5224 or email