Balls, Dances & Parties

Kinkell Byre is well renowned for holding some of the biggest student balls in the area

We have also been the proud hosts of;

  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Students Balls
  • Charity Nights

Whatever the occasion, Kinkell Byre has the space and versatility to be the perfect location for any type of party.

We can hold up to 1200 people.

You will work with lighting professionals to craft a perfectly lit evening.

You will have exclusive hire of the venue, so you and your guests can focus on enjoying the event!

  • St Andrews Charity May Ball

    This image shows the bar for the very first Charity May Ball held at Kinkell in 2003. There have been many more since then in Kinkell Byre and, with the addition of Marquees and Fair Ground rides, this event has a capacity for close to 2000. Here’s what university news network The Tab said of the May Ball in 2016;

    “…extravagant… an incredible evening of food, dancing, and rides from dusk till the wee hours of morning. While the exhaustion of May Dip earlier that morning plagued most students, guests took to the dance floors and bars with an unmatched energy and excitement to celebrate their final weeks in St Andrews for the year.

    VIP and Standard guests were seen pouring out of taxis and buses to fill Kinkell to capacity from 8pm onwards. Greeted by an indoor champagne reception and live music, the bars and dance floors soon flooded with people seeking out photographers and drinks alike as the party began.”


  • Dont Walk Charity Fashion Show

    Here’s what one newspaper had to say about the Don’t Walk Fashion show at Kinkell Byre in February 2015;

    “Forget everything you have ever thought about student fashion shows. Because St Andrews University’s latest Don’t Walk was a catwalk event so slick that it made some of the London Fashion Week presentations look like amateur night.”


  • Oktoberfest

    A quote from Das Komitee who organise Oktoberfest at Kinkell;

    “Kinkell’s magical atmosphere is one of the key factors that have made the St Andrews Charity Oktoberfest the most popular event in the St Andrean social calendar, and indeed, a yearly pilgrimage for partygoers from across Europe. Its unique location overlooking the stormy blue waves below, and set amidst rolling, stark landscapes adds to the immense character of the venue itself – and we cannot imagine any more suitable venue for what has become one of the wackiest and most prestigious university events – an Octoberfest, held in March, set in remote sea-side Scotland, attended by a unique combination of students side-by-side with an international and chic European crowd flown in from across the continent, toting exotic dirndls and lederhosen. And all in the name of charity, with hundreds of thousands of pounds sterling raised since its inception in 2006. One big ‘Prost’ to Kinkell!”

    Das Komitee

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