Are you a new bride looking for an elegant yet incredibly fun venue for your Oxford wedding reception? If so, look no further than The Lyric Oxford. Located on the historic Oxford square, the Lyric provides you and your groom with classy, timeless photo opportunities reminiscent of an old time Hollywood movie. Whether you plan to have a small, intimate reception with only close friends and family or the party of a lifetime, the Lyric Oxford quite literally sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
Brief History of The Lyric
If you stroll the side streets of the Oxford Square you can’t help but notice the timeless elegance of the Lyric. Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the structure was acquired by William Faulkner’s family in the early 1900s and utilized as a livery stable. During the Roaring ‘20s, it was transformed into a theater for live performances and silent films and was named The Lyric Theatre. The arrival of motion pictures saw The Lyric eventually become Oxford’s first movie theater and featured the world premiere of Intruder in the Dust in 1949, adapted from one of William Faulner’s novels. Faulkner attended the premier and walked from Rowan Oak, his Oxford home, to his former childhood stable to see the show. The Lyric ceased functioning as a movie theater in the 1970’s and lay abandoned for many years. The Lyric was beautifully restored in 2007 and returned to its former glory as a theater on July 3rd, 2008.
The Lyric is housed right off the historic Oxford Square and within walking distance to downtown hotels, numerous boutiques, and some of the finest dining the South has to offer, making it an ideal venue for your wedding reception. The venue has two fully functional levels which can be utilized for dancing and dining, multiple bars, and state of the art sound and lighting equipment perfect for live bands.
Pricing and Reception Accommodations
For detailed pricing and venue availability, contact the Lyric via their contact form. Pricing is dependent upon the popularity of the requested weekend and starts at $7,000 for a 4-5 hour reception with setup before and cleanup after. Accommodations include bar staff, glassware, tables and chairs, state of the art lighting and sound equipment, dance floor, security, marquee signage, cleaning before and after, and the Lyric’s amazing event staff. Pricing does not include flowers, entertainment, additional decor, photography, or transportation. In addition to booking the wedding venue of your dreams, one of the most crucial vendors is the photographer you pick to photograph your once-in-a-lifetime day. After the flowers fade and the food is savored, all that’s left from your once-in-a-lifetime day are your wedding images. We hope you choose Legacy Photography so your once-in-a-lifetime memories will be preserved for generations to come. Contact us to learn more about our customized collections uniquely tailored for every couple.