a venue as unique as you are.

  • Situated in St Andrews –

    Kinkell Byre is a rustic, old stone Byre set just 2 miles from St Andrews. Kinkell boasts breath-taking views of the coast making it an ideal location for impressive corporate functions, dinners, team bonding and incentive events.

  • We don’t charge corkage –

    Bring your favourite wine and fizz and enjoy your day the way you want it.

    We don't believe in charging you extra for wines and fizz you've already bought, so you don't need to worry about any extra corkage charges coming from us.

  • Choose your own suppliers –

    You shouldn't have to sacrifice your dream caterer to get your dream venue - so we don't tell you who to use. The only people that we ask you to use are our lighting and bar supplier, as they have bespoke equipment for our space. If you are looking for ideas, we have a list of recommended suppliers who we have worked with often and regard as part of the team. If you are still looking for ideas we also have a list of other suppliers.

  • A highly versatile space –

    As an event venue we can be as hands off or as hands on as you like.

    We provide a blank canvas venue, but we also offer optional hire of tables, chairs, and Chesterfield sofas directly from Kinkell Byre. Or if you love the venue but don't want the blank canvas option, we can organise a full wedding package on request.

events at kinkell byre

Last Minute Date Offer

Any Sunday to Thursday date available between now and 31st March 2020 can be booked at the discounted rate of £3,950 and any Saturday between now and 31st March 2020 can be booked at the discounted rate of £4,950. ​​​​​​​

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Rustic barn wedding venue - Kinkell Byre

Barn Wedding Venue?

Looking for the perfect place to hold your wedding? Look no further than Kinkell Byre. A beautiful stone building with modernised features for complete comfort, our wedding barn venue is best known for being completely transformable. Use Kinkell Byre to create your perfect day the way you want it, down to the last detail.

– Decide your theme
– Choose your suppliers
– Create your perfect day

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Corporate Events Venue?

Looking for the perfect place to hold your corporate event? Or looking to hold some group activities like Highland Games or off-road driving? Kinkell Byre is the perfect place for a big corporate event. We have suppliers that can help with everything – add a stage for speeches, choose a hog roast or sit down meal and invite up to 500 people.

– Tell us your priorities
– Choose your suppliers
– Create an unforgettable event

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Party or Events Venue?

Organising a student ball? Looking for somewhere to put on a show? Or simply wanting to throw a big event? Look no further than Kinkell Byre. With room for up to 1200 people, plenty of places to put a stage, tables or whatever you need for your event, Kinkell Byre is completely adaptable to help you create your perfect event.

– Choose your event layout
– Pick any suppliers you wish
– Create an unforgettable event

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a bit about us...

Set on the coast 2 miles from St Andrews, Scotland, Kinkell Byre has hosted a wide variety of events from 40 to 2000 guests. For dinner, we can seat up to 450 guests, and we have the capacity for 1200 people for a ball, although the venue is flexible enough to increase the capacity to 2000 people with the addition of marquees in our dedicated areas. The average size of weddings is around 100 - 120 people, and our versatile venue is very comfortable with this number, with separate areas for each part of the day.

A unique wedding barn venue, Kinkell Byre is the former cow shed on Kinkell Farm, which runs down to the sea and at one time extended to the town. The original sections of the barns were built in the mid-1700’s with stone from the ruins of Kinkell Castle, which stood on the coast near the current Castle Course Clubhouse.


  • Sandy Fyfe
    Sandy Fyfe moved to Kinkell when it was still a working farm back in 1993. In 2005, after trying his hand at everything from cattle and pheasant farming to off-road driving and highland games, Sandy settled on the idea of converting one of the largest old farm steadings in Fife into a wedding and events venue. The first step was putting a dancefloor into the old Byre (cattle shed) and, since then, Sandy has gradually developed the venue, adding a toilet block, repairing rooves, installing glass doors to create one of the most impressive and versatile barn venues in Scotland. Since 2005, Sandy has grown the corporate, weddings and student events business and Kinkell now has over 80 events and corporate activities every year. Sandy still plays a critical role overseeing events, ensuring that everyone’s day runs smoothly.
  • Rory Fyfe
    Rory Fyfe moved to Kinkell with his parents at the age of 14. He worked on the pheasant farm and remembers Kinkell Byre when it was full of calving cows rather than partying wedding guests. Rory has been involved in the events business from afar since 2011, when he moved to Qatar, helping out with admin and marketing. He has recently returned from working overseas to help run events at Kinkell Byre.
  • Sam Nisbet
    Sam Nisbet pitched up on Sandy’s doorstep one morning back in January 2014 as the wedding business was really taking off, and suggested Sandy could do with some help. Since then, she has become increasingly critical to the success of events at Kinkell Byre, helping out with marketing and managing all events.
  • Brian Scott
    Brian Scott has worked at Kinkell for over 20 years, initially as the leading member of the team that ran the pheasant farm, then helping out with all kinds of corporate activities from highland games to clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and off-road driving. In 2012, Brian started up a new bar business, Event Bars, which does a superb job of making sure the bars run smoothly at Kinkell events. Brian also continues to work at Kinkell as the farm manager and helps look after the venue.

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