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University Of St Andrews, Lower and Upper College Halls

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£395 - £1000 for Venue Hire
Up to 152
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If you are looking for a stunning, historic venue set in beautiful surroundings with manicured lawns in the centre of St Andrews, the University of St Andrews has the perfect venue for you.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
University Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The University of St Andrews has a long history of hospitality and has been hosting spectacular wedding ceremonies and receptions for many years. Our experienced events team will be on hand to take you through every step of the way, ensuring that your day is everything you imagined it to be. We do have a few different venues which are available for wedding ceremonies. St Salvator's chapel and St Leonards chapel offer truly beautiful settings with St Salvators chapel dominating the St Andrews skyline and St Leonards chapel featuring a very unique and mediaeval setting. Upper College Hall and Parliament Hall are perfect for civil and humanist ceremonies, both located in the town centre of St Andrews boasting historic interiors. The impressive Lower and Upper College Hall, is the perfect setting for exclusive wedding receptions. Lower College Hall can accommodate up to 152 guests for your wedding breakfast and on sunny days the manicured lawns of St Salvator’s Quadrangle provides a stunning setting for your drinks reception and photographs. Upper College Hall, which is reached via a grand staircase from Lower College Hall, is a wonderful venue for those wishing to hold an evening reception and dance the night away. Upper College Hall boasts an inbuilt dancefloor, an oak bar and a PA system. We are proud to have an excellent Events Operations team who will provide all catering at your wedding and we will work with you to select the perfect menu for your day. We offer a wide range of menus to cater for your canapes, wedding breakfast and evening buffet along with an extensive wine list and a variety of drinks packages. In addition, we work with many of the finest local suppliers to ensure we are able to offer you the very best in Scottish hospitality.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kerry Gillespie
Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for taking time to have a look at what we can offer for your special day. I would be delighted to talk or meet with you to discuss your wedding plans and hopefully work with you in the run up to your special day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL, Scotland

Travel Notes

It's best to enter our venue into google maps and you will find us located within the quadrangle in the town centre!

Nearest Town

St Andrews

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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Invest in a wedding folder!! Keeping everything together in one folder will make your planning process much easier for you.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Tables named as countries/cities and each table had a framed photograph of the couple in that country/city.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful. Grand. Unique. Large. Romantic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The quadrangle.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Prince William and Kate were once at the University of St Andrews and would have spent time in the venue during their studies. The lawn behind the venue is where William first laid eyes on Kate.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis truffle bon bons with Oban cream sauce!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate buiscuit

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning interior and grand paintings

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The amazing team of people who work in and around the venue putting in many hours to always keep the venue at its highest standard and ensure every wedding and event delivered is spectacular.