A great conference starts with a great location.

The University of St Andrews offers world-class conference facilities, with venues for up to 900, over 1,300 en suite bedrooms and an unrivalled position within the ancient town of St Andrews.

Combine this with all that St Andrews can offer, like award-winning beaches, a medieval town centre and famous golf courses, and you will see why so many conferences return each year.

The conference team helps members of the academic community host conferences to raise the profile of departments, relevant associations and the University.

Arrange a conference with Accommodation, Conferences and Events and you will have over 90 meeting rooms to choose from, ranging from impressive historic venues which overlook St Salvator’s Quad to the Gateway, a contemporary landmark building in St Andrews.

For further information on our facilities or to make an enquiry please contact the Accommodation, Conferences and Events team by calling +44 (0)1334 463000 or email 

Conference venues

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ACE-managed events

The Accommodation, Conferences and Events (ACE) team offer a flexible, customer-focused service alongside high-quality venues and a range of integrated services that match the needs of conference delegates, sponsors and speakers. This includes face-to-face, virtual and hybrid events.

The dedicated events team work with varied clients to ensure that conferences at the University are a complete success.

The team can help with the following services:

  • Production of bid documents
  • Site visits and venue selection
  • On-site support
  • Menu selection and wine lists (menu tasting available)
  • Support and advice with AV provision
  • Advice and guidance in arranging social programmes
  • Supply of branded delegate materials

Additional charges may apply for some services.

Professional conference organiser

The experienced professional conference organising team remove the stress and strain of planning a conference. They can support you in various aspects of the event or the entire project, and aim to ensure all details are arranged to your requirements and budget.

These are some of the services provided by the professional conference organising team:

  • Online registration
  • Regular status reports
  • Delegate management
  • Bespoke conference website with delegate registration
  • Abstract submission
  • Conference materials: bags, badges and gifts
  • Printed materials: signage, programme and book of abstracts
  • Budget management
  • Travel management
  • Social programmes

Conference rates

There is a range of flexible and fully inclusive conference packages to choose from. Both premium and standard rates are excellent value for money, and the ACE team is happy to create tailored packages that meet your specific conference needs.

View conference rates

Menus and wine list

There is a range of dining options for those attending conferences.

The dining halls in the residences offer high-quality menus, with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Healthy options are also available: salads and vegetarian dishes can be prepared daily. Chefs are also happy to work with conference organisers to cater for any special dietary needs that delegates may have.

Buffet lunches can be served in, or near, meeting and exhibition areas.

As Scotland’s oldest university, St Andrews has many prestigious dining venues. Lower College Hall, set within St Salvator’s Quad, is an impressive historic setting for conference dinners and welcome receptions.

There is a wide range of menus to choose from, from simple finger buffets to five-course banquets, and an extensive wine list. A new collection of recently launched menus feature the finest local produce. These menus ensure delegates can sample some Scottish delicacies whilst visiting St Andrews.

Please more that outside caterers cannot be used.

Sample menus

  • Lunch buffet menu
  • Plated dinner menu
  • Canapé menu
  • Wine list

Delegate information

Delegates can find information about the University, St Andrews, accommodation options and emergency procedures.

Delegate information