Private event in the Great Hall

Private Events

Finding the right venue

The University of Leeds is a one-stop venue for a broad range of private events where you will create cherished memories for any occasion.

Our portfolio of event spaces offers a wealth of choice — from weddings and multicultural ceremonies, to retirements and birthdays or any private celebration in between .

We can accommodate anything from 4 – 400 guests for an array of receptions and dining style events and parties.

Here are some examples of the private events that our versatile venues are ideal for hosting:

  • Multicultural events
  • Birthdays
  • Baby showers
  • Renewal of vows
  • Anniversaries
  • Retirements
  • Leaving parties

For seated dinners, the Gothic Revival grandeur of our Great Hall will wow your guests and help capture plenty of picture-perfect moments. The Refectory offers a versatile canvas to design a party, with ample space for ceremonies, dinners and dancing the night away. Or if you’re looking for something more intimate, our Grade II listed Devonshire Hall is a stunning setting for an unforgettable occasion.

All your catering needs are serviced in-house to satisfy every requirement for your special day.

Contact us

To find out more information, arrange a site visit or discuss your specific requirements, complete a short form or contact our dedicated Conferences and Events team – call us on 0113 343 6100 or email us at


To find out more about the full range of venues suitable for private events at the University of Leeds, just click on the links below.