Crowned as one of historic Gloucester's top three landmarks in 2020 by Three Best Rated, Blackfriars Priory is a stunning 13th Century Medieval Priory nestled in the heart of the City. After a renovation project, you can experience the stunning site in all of its glory, including the private courtyard garden, the splendid scale of the original scissor-braced roof and the Scriptorium, Britain’s oldest and most well preserved medieval library.
To create a memorable wedding you need a wedding venue that is out of the ordinary, and Blackfriars Priory will do just that. With captivating architecture steeped in history to delight you and your guests, we can make your special day truly exceptional. Blackfriars also provides a gorgeous backdrop for your photos and videos, all wrapped together with delicious award-winning food and drink, delivered with flawless service.
Our packages can cater from 10 to 250 guests and we will make sure that your wedding day is perfect. Ranging from the ceremony, to the wedding breakfast, right the way through to the evening reception, Blackfriars Priory truly is a magical place to have your wedding.
We have two licenced spaces available. Our North Range is a room with the wow factor, with a towering scissor braced roof, breathtaking architecture and a fully glazed wall overlooking ther ancient ruin in the garden. This space can accommodate up to 150 guests seated for a meal and up to 250 for your evening function.
Perfect for an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family, The East Range is a stunning original building with warm natural light flooding the room. This room can hold up to 60 people for a ceremony and 50 seated for a meal.
Please get in touch to arrange a suitable time for you to view our beautiful venue!
11 Reviews for Gloucester Blackfriars Priory
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Natasha P. · Married on 01/06/2021
A hidden gem!!!! Absolutely stunning building and the perfect wedding venue. The team at Blackfriars are so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Cannot recommend our experience working with them more highly from first contact to the wedding day itself, amazing!Sent on 11/06/2021
Gloucester Blackfriars Priory's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely review, Natasha! It was an absolute pleasure working with you both
Stephen H. · Married on 29/05/2021
Holly and the team were brilliant even though we cancelled and then changed everything from a full day in May 2020 to just a Ceremony in May 2021. All because of COVID. We remained in contact with Holly who was both professional and jolly throughout, so when our new plans for 2021 were thwarted, She was happy to allow us to change to Ceremony only - as it turned out it couldn't have been better and we were both glad that we were forced to cancel the reception and evening do. I honestly cannot fault the Blackfriars team they were great.Sent on 05/06/2021
Gloucester Blackfriars Priory's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely review, Stephen! It was such pleasure being a part of your special day
James · Married on 02/08/2019
Thank you all so much
Danielle, Holly and everyone at Blackfriars, thank you all so much for your hard work, dedication and creativity with all of our wedding planning and on the day itself. Blackfriars was our perfect venue and we had a dream day. Please pass our thanks onto all staff that helped us, they are much appreciated. Thank you for all your help Danielle.Sent on 27/04/2020
We are offering a fantastic 25% off for Reception and Full Day venue hire on our remaining dates in 2021 until 30th September.
With a dedicated wedding team ready to help you start planning and your very own co-ordinator to look after you during the lead-up and on the wedding day itself, we will take the stress away help you plan your perfect day.
Get in touch today to find out more <3
Three fantastic all-inclusive offers for mid-week weddings of up to 80 guests taking place Monday - Thursday in 2021. This offer is perfect for couples who are on a budget but don't want to compromise on a stunning location.
Mid-week Hog Roast Package - £5985.00
Mid-Week BBQ Package - £5995.00
Mid Week Sit Down Meal Package - £7695.00
All packages include fruit punch welcome drinks, table wine, toast fizz, evening buffet, uplighters, fairy lights, dedicated wedding co-ordinator and tables and decorative chiavari limewash chairs.