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Last update: January 2024

The Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Fife & Angus, is the ultimate romantic destination for an unforgettable wedding event. The hotel offers a truly iconic setting overlooking the world-renowned Old Course, Swilcan Bridge, and the beautiful West Sands Beach. Set against this legendary, a team of dedicated wedding planners will work tirelessly to help you create your perfect day.

Facilities and Capacity

There are several event spaces at The Old Course Hotel, ideal for hosting your ceremony and wedding breakfast. The light-filled conservatory boasts breathtaking views of the landscape. You can exchange your vows with up to 150 seated guests, and the versatile space means it's easily adapted for smaller weddings too. The stunning ballroom can seat 120 guests for dinner, including a dance floor, and can be set up and decorated per your wishes. With its glittering chandeliers and separate bar area, guests are served in style, keeping the party going well into the evening. The Hall of Champions is another notable event space offering an abundance of natural light and a private entrance for the newlyweds. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto an outdoor terrace with views of the golf course, providing a perfect spot for a drinks reception. Up to 450 guests can be comfortably seated, making it ideal for larger weddings and traditional ceilidh dancing. A selection of smaller spaces is onsite for intimate weddings, including the library and the Boardroom.

Services Offered

To begin your wedding day in authentic luxury, enjoy visiting the Kohler Waters Spa and unwinding in the pool and thermal suite. Every wedding package includes the services of a dedicated wedding planner who knows the hotel inside out. Your personal planner can provide trusted recommendations and assistance, allowing you to relax. Other services include incredible food to delight your tastebuds, overnight lodgings, and a license for ceremonies.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Sporting
Pub or restaurant
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Historic
Landmark
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Old Course Hotel

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5.0 out of 5 rating
51 reviews
100% recommend it
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Logan
Logan D. Sent on 28/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Jessica was a God send in the preparation and planning of our wedding. In short, she is professional, prepared, charismatic, resourceful, and caring.

My husband and I live in the United States. We had never been to Scotland, but it was a bucket list vacation for both of us. If we were to have a wedding in the states, it would have been much larger than either of us would have liked. So, we looked into destination weddings in Scotland. The Old Course Hotel was both of our top choices, but we were worried there wouldn’t be availability (we reached out in late July of 2023 for a date in October of 2023). If you are looking for dreams to come true, this is the place. Jess not only helped us plan our dream wedding in such a short time frame, she also helped me connect to some of the best vendors and suppliers in the area. She helped me put together a wedding that was enjoyable for us and our guests. From our day of arrival, to the bridal spa and afternoon tea, to the men playing at the Dukes course, to the main event - our wedding day. I cannot express enough how incredible our wedding was (excluding any bias), especially consider how little time there was to put everything together. Since we were from the States, we needed guidance in pretty much every aspect of our travel plans. Jess coordinated our pickup at the airport with town cars, recommended the best places in town to visit including where we had our rehearsal dinner, made sure everything was perfect leading up to the moments of me walking down the aisle, and coordinated the rest of the evening of our drinks reception, dinner reception, and even held a section of the bar for our group to go for an unplanned “after party”. To go a step further, Jess continued to communicate with us after the wedding was over. She genuinely cares about the couples she’s taking care of and wants to make sure the love continues past the day of the wedding. The Old Course Hotel is a beautiful, unique hotel with rich history that cannot be matched, but Jess is just as unique and invaluable to hotel wedding team. I highly recommend anyone who is considering a wedding in Scotland to reach out to Jessica at the Old Course Hotel; you will not be disappointed.
Eleanor
Eleanor C. Sent on 20/05/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding day which went beyond our expectations

We were a very small wedding of just 16 people and the venue treated us like we were spending thousands with them! Nothing was too much trouble, the day was slick, professional and efficient and we really felt that we and all our guests got the proper five star treatment. Jess is the most incredible human - the most friendly and personable wedding coordinator and nothing is too much trouble. You will feel you are in safe hands! All the small touches really made our day memorable too - arranging room service breakfast, doing all the setup for our tables etc, closing the restaurant so it was exclusively hours and arranging a chauffeur to the beach for photos... I will forever remember our wedding day as being perfection and the venue and staff were a massive part of this.
Katie
Katie H. Sent on 08/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Venue! Best in Scotland

Callum and I got married at the Old Course in March and we had the most amazing day!! We were so lucky with the Old Course and were treated like royalty from start to finish. Jess was our wedding co-ordinator and was truly amazing. Jess made our day really special and was so helpful with anything we needed. She hade our experience the best ever and has remained a friend for life. She really went above and beyond to help us with any mishaps we had!! haha. The Old Course is so special to us and we will come back every year to celebrate...I am now jealous of anyone wanting to have their wedding here as I want to relive the wedding planning again!! Truly special place to get married.
Olivia
Olivia S. Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical wedding at the Old Course Hotel

My husband and I were married at the Old Course a week ago and had the absolute best day, which was mostly down to the kindness, support, professionalism and hard work of the team at the hotel. We had both our ceremony and reception in the hotel, as well as our wedding breakfast. The whole day went so smoothly and we cannot express how impressed we were with everything. The staff thought of every small detail and we could totally relax on the day. Jess was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. She helped us with all the details in the months leading up to the big day and was always so organised and cheerful. She made wedmin a real pleasure. The hotel also pulls out all the stops with staff on the day - shout outs to Tara and Jack for all their amazing help as well. Many of our guests said how incredible the service was on the day. We could not recommend the Old Course as a venue any more highly. They made the wedding the most special and relaxing day. Thank you!!!
Rachel
Rachel K. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

First Class Venue & Service

We had our wedding at the Old Course in August 2022 and can’t recommend it highly enough. Kayleigh, Laura and the team were absolutely superb and no request was too small or too much hassle from the minute we came to view the hotel right up until the day itself. The food was outstanding and the spaces for the various parts of our day were all spacious and just perfect for the number of guests we had and how we wanted our day to be. We would have our wedding here 100 times over thanks to the fantastic level of care and attention to detail from all the team - so many of our guests have commented it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever attended!
Bradley
Bradley S. Sent on 28/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The very best people in the most beautiful place.

I knew planning a wedding from abroad would pose it's natural challenges, however, what I could not foresee is how seamless and lovely of an experience the Old Course staff would make this. Whether you are traveling near or far, the entire team at the Old Course will go above and beyond to ensure every detail is met - even the ones you don't think of yourself. I cannot express the full extent of my gratitude in words, they are simply the very best.
Megan
Megan S. Sent on 25/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day

Laura , Tara and co are absolutely fantastic! I’m definitely a control freak when it comes to events and they made me feel at complete ease with their professionalism and attention to detail.

Our day was perfect and seem less from start to finish thanks to the amazing staff.

We really couldn’t have picked a better venue!

Laura
Laura M. Sent on 14/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

The perfect venue for our intimate family wedding. Stunning setting, outstanding service, gorgeous food. The support during the planning process was amazing - we live 100s of miles away from St. Andrews but the communication and planning meetings were frequent and at convenient times. The day itself was flawless, with all staff doing the hotel justice.
Amy
Amy L. Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever! Everything exactly how we wanted - day ran like clockwork

Thank you so much to Lucy and team our day was absolutely incredible! The full day ran so smoothly - the food and service were out of this world. Special mention to Tara the catering manger who just went above and beyond during the evening. I’m so sad it’s over the staff at the old course are honestly like your family.
Emily
Emily R. Sent on 31/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Bride May 2022

We would recommend the Old Course a million times over. I don’t even know where to start with writing this review as our whole day was perfect. From the moment we arrived the day before we felt like VIPs and nothing was too much trouble. Laura and Lucy made planning this wedding as stress free as possible and on the day Lucy made sure everything went off without a hitch, if anything wasn’t going to plan I certainly never knew about it. We did a choice menu for 112 people and everyone since has commented on how good the food was! We had to make some adjustments last minute (aka on the day!) with COVID drop outs and this was no problem at all. All the guests commented that at the reception there was plenty of food and alcohol circulating. I could go on forever about how good our experience was with TOC and we will be grateful forever to the whole team there and especially the wedding team for giving us the perfect day.
Rhona
Rhona A. Sent on 29/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding x

Lucy was our first point of contact and was friendly , approachable , the consummate professional and incredibly resourceful when covid caused various changes to be made last minute! She has an incredible local knowledge of suppliers and a personal relationship with so many local businesses from flowers to hair to nails to restaurants etc … she is clearly highly regarded not only within the Old Course Hotel environment but also within the town of St Andrews itself .
Stacey
Stacey M. Sent on 07/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

You will not be disappointed - absolute amazing, would recommend the OCH to anyone!

We are so grateful to The Old Course Hotel and especially to Lucy & Laura who were both absolute superstars from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble, they made sure all the little touches were covered. Always on the end of the phone or e-mail to discuss any matters however big or small. With all the changes with Lockdowns and Covid, they have been so accommodating. They provided a list of fantastic suppliers we used who were all very helpful. The setting was so perfect, the views onto the course were amazing, the food was unbelievably brilliant. Whether you are a golfer or not, you will not be disappointed with the Old Course Hotel. All staff at the venue were exceptional.
We really can't thank them enough for all that they have done. Thank you so much. 5+ star rating from us! *****
Brittany
Brittany W. Sent on 10/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional!

Where to start?! The Old Course as a venue speaks for itself; a spectacular 5* hotel in the most idyllic setting of St Andrews, overlooking the most famous golf course in the world. However, that aside, the service experience we received throughout our entire wedding journey, from the initial enquiry to the day itself was nothing short of exceptional.

Our wedding coordinator was Laura, and admittedly she was the reason we ultimately booked. Her passion and love for weddings, her attention to detail, her clear pride in her venue and her ability to make you as a couple feel like the most important people ever was evident from the offset. No request was too much and she was very much a part of our entire journey.

Our wedding itself was better than we could ever have imagined. Arriving the day before, morning preparations, the ceremony, meal and evening reception - it was just perfect. All the staff were exceptionally polite and the day went without a hitch (and if anything did go wrong or not to plan, my husband and I weren't aware!) The food was incredible and we have received such wonderful comments from all our guests about how phenomenal our day was.

We honestly cannot recommend The Old Course Hotel as a venue enough.
Kirsten
Kirsten S. Sent on 27/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The day of our dreams!

Laura and the team at The Old Course Hotel are simply amazing! We cannot thank them enough for going above and beyond to make our day so perfect. The venue, service, food & wine were all incredible and we will never forget all the special touches during our wedding weekend. The team helped to ensure that our day went so smoothly and made the whole planning process so easy.

A very special mention has to go to Laura. Due to restrictions we had to change our wedding date from 2020 to 2021 and Laura made this change so easy to do and helped to put our minds at ease. She was always at the end of the phone or on emails to answer my daft questions or to calm me down if I was stressed! Nothing was too much hassle for her and we honestly feel like we have a friend for life in her now. I'm going to miss speaking to her on a regular basis! She really is an absolute credit to the OCH team!

Thank you again to everyone at the OCH. Our wedding day was everything we could have wished for and more. I just wish we could do it all again :)
Lee
Lee S. Sent on 21/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was fine

It's an amazing wedding venue. I was here as a relative. I liked it, it's great here. I'd like to visit again.
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