Glasgow University of Glasgow
The unique architecture and atmosphere of the University of Glasgow never fails to impress. With venues such as beautiful wood panelled rooms, grand Victorian halls and modern seminar rooms and lecture theatres, we have one of the most impressive and flexible venues portfolios in the UK. Organisers and delegates are guaranteed to be delighted with their experience at the University of Glasgow.Enquire about this Venue
We are located in the west end of Glasgow on University Avenue. Transport links available nearby include Hillhead or KelvinHall Subway stations which are both a 5 minute walk to the campus. The nearest train stations are Partick and Exhibition Centre which are 20 minute walks to our campus. University Avenue is also served by main bus routes operated by from the city centre and other areas of the city. We are also easily reached on foot from the city centre in around 30 minutes. Car parking is available nearby at Lilybank car park. No parking is available on campus with the exception of blue badge holders who can book a space.
|Summary of facilities and capacities|
April, June, July and August
|Year round anytime|
|Theatre style (maximum)||1000||1000|
|Cabaret style (maximum)||250||250|
|Exam style (maximum)||400||400|
|Boardroom style (maximum)||40||40|
|Exhibition space (sq metres)||600||600|
|Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)||230||230|
|Hotel style bedrooms (max)||1000||1000|
|University style bedrooms (max)||1000||1000|
|Meeting room only rates from||£300.00|
Founded over 550 years ago, the University of Glasgow is located in the cosmopolitan West End of Glasgow, just three miles from the vibrant city centre and well-connected by frequent bus and subway services.
Within our Gilmorehill Campus, we have our main building dating from 1871, and which is an iconic Glasgow landmark in it’s own right. Designed by the renowned architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, the building is the second largest neo-gothic building in the United Kingdom – only the Palace of Westminster is larger.
Our stunning Bute Hall forms the centrepice of our offering. This hall featuring stained glass windows, ornate woodwork and which is 30m high, can accommodate everything from high-end formal dinners to plenary sessions for conferences. Seating up to 1000 people it is a breathtaking venue which doesn’t fail to impress.
Other large flexible venues include Hunter Halls and the Kelvin Gallery which are unique and flexible in their own right. Often used alongside Bute Hall to complement one another as support space for catering or exhibitions or in their own right as conference venues.
Alongside these venues we have seminar rooms and lecture theatres in the main building and nearby satellite buildings. Our rooms accommodate anywhere from 10 people up to 1000.
The University has also undertaken a campus expansion in recent years which is ongoing. This has given us many more beautiful state-of-the-art buildings such as the James McCune Smith Learning Hub. Available to use out of term time for conferences, it has a 500 seater lecture theatre as well as several other large lecture theatres and numerous seminar rooms.
So here at the University of Glasgow you will find the old sitting in harmony with the new, giving a truly memorable experience to delegates.
You’ve been great with us from the get-go. The conference exceeded our wildest ambitions and all went well. I can’t thank everyone enough for looking after us so well. You were all very supportive and nothing was too much trouble. It was a pleasure to work with you all. We are very grateful.
Suzy Howes Associates, Glasgow