Weddings

  • Can I get married in a University venue?
  • Which University venues?
  • What is the cost?
  • What is the availability?

 

  • Can I have my reception in a University venue?
  • What other facilities are available?

 

  • How do I book my wedding?
  • How do I pay for my wedding?

Weddings

There are a number of charming venues across the University that can be used for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. From the grandeur of St Salvator’s Chapel through to the impressive glamour of Upper and Lower College Hall, the University offers a choice of location for your wedding ceremony, reception or celebrations.

Ceremony venues

There are a number of locations across the University which are available for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

St Salvator’s Chapel

St Salvator’s is the large University Chapel on North Street. It seats approximately 180 guests in the nave with an additional 110 in the ante-Chapel. The pews face each other across the Chapel in collegiate style in the nave, with chairs facing forward in the ante-Chapel, behind a decorative screen. The Chapel is equipped with wheelchair access and an induction loop.

For information about the availability of St Salvator’s Chapel for wedding ceremonies, please take a look at the Chapel availability web page. Details of prices and fees for wedding ceremonies in the Chapel can be found on the Chapel wedding price list web page. Guidance around choosing organ music for your wedding can also be found on the wedding music web page.

St Leonard’s Chapel

St Leonard’s Chapel is situated within the grounds of St Leonard’s School and is much smaller and more intimate than St Salvator’s Chapel. It seats approximately 50 guests. It is built in traditional mediaeval style and here, similarly to St Salvator’s, the pews face each other across the Chapel in collegiate style. Wheelchair access is fairly easy.

For information about the availability of St Leonard’s Chapel for wedding ceremonies, please take a look at the Chapel availability web page. Details of prices and fees for wedding ceremonies in the Chapel can be found on the Chapel wedding price list web page. Guidance around choosing organ music for your wedding can also be found on the wedding music web page.

Upper College Hall

Upper College Hall holds a licence for civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 162 guests. More information on getting married in Upper College Hall can be found on the Discover St Andrews website.

There are a number of other venues which may be chosen as civil ceremony venues within the University. For more details of these, please email hospitality@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Reception venues

The University of St Andrews boasts a number of historic venues for wedding receptions and celebrations.

Lower College Hall

The impressive Lower College Hall, which lies across the lawns from St Salvator’s Chapel, is the perfect setting for exclusive wedding receptions and prestigious events.

Lower College Hall can accommodate up to 152 guests for a wedding reception and on summer days the manicured lawns provide a stunning setting for drinks receptions and wedding photographs.

Upper College Hall

Upper College Hall, which can be reached via a grand staircase, provides a wonderful venue for those wishing to dance the night away. It boasts a large dance floor, an oak bar and an in-built PA system.

Parliament Hall

Parliament Hall, once home to the Scottish Parliament, features a grand oak panelled interior. This historic venue, accessed directly from South Street, can accommodate up to 100 guests for drinks receptions and finger buffets.

Eligibility

In order to get married within one of the University’s Chapels, you must have a connection to the University, or to the local area. This usually means that one or both members of a couple must be:

  • a current member of University staff.
  • a current University student.
  • a graduate of the University.
  • a child or grandchild of a member of staff, student or graduate.
  • a local resident; that is, living at an address with a postcode starting KY16.
  • a current or past student at St Leonards School.

Wider access is occasionally allowed. For further information on who is eligible to marry in a University venue, please take a look at the University weddings guidelines document (PDF, 677 KB).