Guest Nights & Formal Hall

Guest Nights and Formal Halls are three-course meals, open to all members of College and Common Room. Both dinners can be booked using the Wolfson Gateway booking system. 

 

Booking Dates:

Bookings for Guest Nights open shortly before 0th week of each term. The cut-off time for bookings, changes, and cancellations is 9am on the Tuesday before each guest night.

Formal Hall bookings open on the Friday two weeks prior to each dinner. The Trinity 2022 formal halls will be on 6 and 20 May 2022. 

Please note the cancellation fees under each dinner type below.

Guest Nights

Guest Night dinners are elaborate, served formal dinners, with wines. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians. Dress code is smart, academic gowns are not worn, and ties are optional. 

Guest Night dinners take place every Thursday during weeks 1-8 of term.  Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.  

Book for guest nights using your single-sign-on via the Wolfson Gateway, where you can also see each night's menu. The cut-off time for bookings, changes, and cancellations is 9am on the Tuesday before each guest night.

If you have any queries, please email catering.administration@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Guest Night prices

Category of member

Guest Night charge

Non-student members

£46.00

GUEST of non-student member

£46.00

   

Existing student members booking their own meal

£20.00

GUEST of student member (including guests who are also students)

£46.00

GUEST Supervisor (supervisor as a guest of a student)

£20.00

 

Please note:

  • Student diners are charged immediately, via their Top-up account.  Others are charged on their monthly battels.
  • Bookings, changes and cancellations must be made no later than 9am on the Tuesday before the dinner, when the booking list closes.  All dinners that are still booked when the booking list closes will be charged for at the full rate.
  • Any special dietary requirements or seating requests must be noted on the online booking form.
  • Those with special dietary requirements should retain their place card during the 'remove' after dessert.  They should place it back on the table, in front of them, when they return.  This allows the Front of House staff to advise on which cheeses are appropriate in each case.
  • Children aged 11 years and over are welcome.
  • Please refrain from 'block booking' and then cancelling.  This blocks other people from planning to attend.

 


Formal Hall

Formal Hall is a served three-course meal that takes place two or three times each term. Dress code is smart, though black tie is not required, and academic gowns are not worn.  Drinks are at 7.00 pm, with dinner at 7.30 pm. Formal Halls are open to all members of College, and members may invite up to three guests to attend with them.  

You can make a booking for yourself and your guest(s) using your single-sign-on via the Wolfson Gateway where you can see each night's menu. There is a limit of one guest in addition to yourself.  Please note that Formal Halls open for bookings 14 days before each dinner.

To enable us to give our best service for such a large dinner, there is no informal supper on the nights when there is a formal hall.

Diners will be checked in, with their guests, as they enter the Hall.  Please ensure you have your University card as entry will be denied without this.

If you have any queries, please email catering.administration@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

 

Formal Hall Price List

Student Members:

£10.50 

Members:

£25.20

Guest(s) including children aged 11 and over:

£25.20

Children under 11 years (at named Family Formals):

£9.60

Please note:

  • For Formal Hall, wine is not included in the price, and can be bought by the bottle in the Kitchen.  BYO is not allowed.
  • Bookings, changes and cancellations must be made no later than 9am two days before the dinner, when the booking list closes.  So, if the dinner is on Friday, the list will close at 9am on Wednesday. 
  • All dinners that are still booked when the booking list closes will be charged for at the full rate.
  • Cancellations made before the booking list closes, but after 9am on Wednesday the week before the dinner (7 days before the list closes), will incur a fee of £5 per cancelled place.  
  • Student diners are charged immediately, via their Top-up account.  Others are charged on their monthly battels.
  • Any special dietary requirements should be noted on the online booking form.
  • There is no seating plan.  Seating is as diners choose among the places available.
  • Children aged 11 years and over are welcome at regular formals.  Children aged 0-10 years are welcome at named Family formal halls.
  • Please refrain from 'block booking' and then cancelling.  This blocks other people from planning to attend.
  • There is no informal supper in Hall on the night of a Formal Hall.