Weddings and special events

The University of St Andrews offers a range of impressive venues for those looking to hold wedding receptions, ceremonies, exclusive dinners, presentations and drinks receptions.

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Wedding venues

There are many charming venues across the University that can be used for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

For all enquiries about booking a venue for your wedding reception or ceremony, please email or phone +44 (0)1334 46 3000. All reception and ceremony venues can be visited before booking.

Reception venues

Located in the heart of St Andrews Lower College Hall and Upper College Hall offer the perfect setting for exclusive wedding receptions and prestigious events. Reception venues can also be used for civil ceremonies. Enjoy your wedding breakfast in the grandeur of Lower College Hall and then dance the night away in Upper College Hall which has a purpose-built bar, dancefloor and stage for evening receptions.

Ceremony venues

There are several locations across the University that are available for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, including the University chapels, Upper College Hall and Parliament Hall.

Wedding package

Our 'Excellence Package' is available for minimum numbers of 70. Ask our Social Events Manager, Amanda Morrison, for further information. To contact her please email or phone +44 (0)1334 46 3000.


Special events

If you are hosting a special event, the University’s Lower College Hall and Upper College Hall offer a spectacular setting for exclusive events. They are located in the ancient heart of the University and are perfect for prestigious dinners, presentations and drinks receptions.

Another option is the Gateway building, which offers a range of contemporary spaces that are ideal for dinners, seminars, small exhibitions and presentations.

The events team will assist with the planning of your event and work with you to create inspired Scottish cuisine that uses the finest local ingredients


The events team are happy to work with you to create a unique and memorable day. There are exclusive wedding menus, excellent-value drinks packages and an extensive wine list available.

In addition, the team works with many of the finest local suppliers to ensure the best in Scottish hospitality.

Bespoke menus

The events team pride itself on offering a first-class service and chefs will be happy to create bespoke menus. Dietary requirements can be catered for as long as the events team are made aware of these in advance.

Children can be catered for either by choosing from the children’s menu, or from the main menu, where a half portion will be provided for half the price.

Sample menus

Outside catering

With the exception of your wedding cake, all catering must be provided by the University’s catering team. You can supply your own wine, but a corkage fee will apply.

Recommended suppliers

The events team works with some of the finest local and national event suppliers. You can find a selection of suppliers below.

The details are supplied for information only and the University of St Andrews does not endorse any particular company.

Special offers

The University of St Andrews is delighted to offer special discounted accommodation prices for wedding guests wishing to stay with us.

Special offers