Your wedding day

Your wedding day

Your Wedding Day is one of the most important and happiest days of your life. Here at the University of Hull, we have the facilities, expertise and experience to ensure that the whole day is a meaningful and memorable occasion. 

Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships

Staff House has a licence to perform marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships on the premises as an alternative to a Church or Register Office. Staff House offers a choice of tastefully decorated rooms of varying sizes, each creating the perfect setting for your service.

Civil Ceremony Room Capacities

 Staff House Tranby 70
  Lindsey 1 120
  Lindsey 2 100
  Myton 200
  Lindsey 1 & 2  240

Your ceremony would normally take place in a room separate to that of your reception and our staff will advise of the room most suitable to meet your requirements.

Now that civil ceremonies are proving so popular, couples are creating more lavish elements to their ceremonies. By law, all that is required in this non-religious service is an exchange of vows, but you can add songs, taped or live music such as a pianist or trio, a poetry reading or even show a video.  Depending on your imagination you can make a civil ceremony as simple or elaborate as you wish.

Following the ceremony, which normally lasts approximately twenty minutes, your photographer will escort you and your guests into the University's beautiful grounds and gardens for your wedding photographs. 

Once you have decided on a date for your wedding contact us to make a provisional booking and then contact the Registrar direct to make the necessary arrangements for the ceremony.

To assist prospective couples, guidance notes regarding the necessary formalities are available from the Superintendent Registrar's Office.

Suites & Hire Charges

Here at The University our room hire charges and minimum numbers are the same whether you are booking your wedding, a family celebration or formal dinner, however the cost of hiring a room at any of our venues is subject to your preferred room, the cost of the menu selected and the minimum numbers for that room.

As a guide if you were to spend a minimum of £16.50 per head on a daytime wedding breakfast or private dinner menu or £7.50 per head on an evening party whether this be a supper or buffet menu, there would be no room hire charge applicable as long as the minimum numbers were achieved as follows:

Suite               Daytime Min/Max  NumbersDaytime Maximum Room HireEvening  Min/Max  Numbers Evening Maximum Room HireRoom Features                           
 Tranby 40 / 60 £95.00 40 / 100 £95.00 Portable dance floor, use of adjoining Wyke Bar
 Lindsey 1  60 / 80 £120.00 60 / 100 £120.00 Dance floor, private bar adjacent, lighting rig
 Lindsey 2  60 / 80 £120.00 60 / 100 £120.00 Dance floor, private bar facility, large stage, lighting rig


 1 & 2

 80 / 200 £180.00  120 / 220


Dance floor, private bar, large stage, lighting rig



 80 / 220

£180.00  120 / 240 £180.00 Dance floor, private bar, small stage
 Thwaite Hall  80 / 120 £180.00  120 / 180 £180.00 Minstels gallery and private bar
Wedding Receptions


Planning your big day can be daunting so why not let one of our professional wedding co-ordinators help you select the most suitable location at the University of Hull, so whether you are hoping for an intimate wedding for 20 of your closest family and friends or a large gathering of over 200, we have the perfect solution.

Our experienced team can help and advise on all aspects of your wedding including:

  • Ceremony content
  • Ideal locations for photographs
  • Drinks packages
  • Menu options
  • Room set up
  • Table plans
  • Table linen, decorations and colour schemes
  • Cake stand options and knife 
  • Floral arrangements 
  • Toastmaster and order of speeches
  • Evening entertainment with Mark, our resident DJ 

The University has established a reputation for the quality and variety of its catering and whether it is a formal meal or informal buffet that you require, you will find a wide selection of menu options available to you. We are also happy to tailor the menus to suit your taste and dietary requirements or offer advice when compiling a bespoke menu.

On the day of your wedding, the management and staff will ensure that you and your guests receive a professional, friendly service and that these are the memories that you will take away with you from your wedding here at the University of Hull.