The Story of Oxford Oaks – Rustic, Historic Farm Venue in Oxford, NC
This event venue in Oxford used to be a working farm dating back to the early 1800s. Former oncologist Jill Duffy purchased the property in December 2021 and reopened it for events in January 2022 after making updates.
The gem of this well-manicured 14-acre property is a 3,600-square-foot, four-bedroom farmhouse that was built in 1800. The house is listed on the National Historic Registry and has been partially renovated to host overnight guests, while a lounge provides a haven for wedding parties to socialize and relax.
Many couples choose to tie the knot under the sweeping branches of a large tree on the property. During cocktail hour, your guests may enjoy feeding and snapping photos with Oxford Oaks’ herd of sheep, mini horse and pony.
In addition to the main house, several of the farm’s original outbuildings remain on the property and have been refurbished to serve wedding parties and guests. A bridal cottage has space for getting ready with your loved ones, and the property’s original kitchen has been converted into a fun and functional groom’s quarters complete with a game room (ping pong, anyone?) and two bars.
In-House Floral Design at Oxford Oaks Farms
Oxford Oaks is home to three distinct gardens: an English cottage-inspired garden (imagine your wedding portraits among budding blooms and natural beauty), a “secret” garden with 15 boxes filled with various varieties of flowers, and a large cutting garden where Jill grows organic blooms used for Oxford Oak’s in-house floral packages. Jill offers custom floral design to fit any event, as well as à la carte options, in spring and fall months.
Oxford Oaks Farms regularly partners with local Oxford vendors including Strong Arm Bakery and Tobacco Wood Brewing for catering options. Oxford Oaks also provides a charming array of mis-matched china and farm tables for use.
This elegant farm venue even offers s’mores packages to enjoy around the fire pit.
New Pavilion Coming in 2023
In 2023, Oxford Oaks Farms will have a new addition – a 68 x 60 pavilion extending from the back of the main house. The structure is scheduled to be complete by February of 2023, providing a protected space for cocktail hours and receptions. Also included with your venue rental is a detached restroom trailer.