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Gloucester Blackfriars Priory

Gloucester, Gloucestershire View map
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Starting at £1,300
10 to 250 Guests

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Starting at £1,300
10 to 250 Guests

Winner in the International Wedding Awards 2021 and crowned as one of historic Gloucester's top three landmarks in 2020 and 2021 by Three Best Rated, Blackfriars Priory is an unrivalled 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!

  • 13th Medieval Priory settled in the heart of Gloucestershire
  • Packages can cater from 10 to 250 guests
  • A unique venue that will wow your guests
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator on hand
  • Beautifully renovated to bring together ancient architecture with contemporary design
  • Home to Britain’s oldest and most well preserved medieval library

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities

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    Natasha P. Married on 01/06/2021
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    Incredible Venue!

    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!

    Gloucester Blackfriars Priory's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, Natasha! It was an absolute pleasure working with you both
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    Stephen H. Married on 29/05/2021
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    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.

    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
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    Alice T. Married on 27/02/2019
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    Incredibly unique and beautiful venue

    We can't recommend Blackfriars enough as a wedding venue. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning, the staff are wonderful. From the first time we visited, we just knew we didn't want to get married anywhere else.

    After having to postpone our ceremony and celebrations several times due to COVID, the Blackfriars team were incredibly supportive, always on hand to help and guide us through all the decision making. We decided to have our ceremony in Aug 2020 and came back on our first anniversary for our wedding celebrations with all our friends and family. The staff were so accommodating, friendly and helpful throughout, it made us feel so relaxed and at ease (which definitely shines through in our wedding photos).

    The North range was the perfect backdrop for our wedding photos. There are so many places to escape to, we had amazing variety. The venue is so beautiful and unique it doesn't need dressing like many other wedding venues. We loved the raw beauty of it and so many of our guests were absolutely charmed by it.

    We also love that Blackfriars is open to the public and host lots of event throughout the year, as it means we can go back and reminisce again and again.
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    Robert M. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Moss Clarke wedding

    Really great venue, all staff were happy for us to do what we wanted with the venue and always offered their mere help. Venue is such a unique place and would strongly recommend to anyone.

    Gloucester Blackfriars Priory's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, Robert! It was an absolute pleasure being a part of your special day :) We hope to see you at the Priory again soon!
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    James Married on 02/08/2019
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    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.
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    P Married on 24/05/2019
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    Cant thank your team enough

    Can't thank you and your team enough for organising the day. It was the perfect balance of ceremony and fun. Everyone was blown away by the beautiful building and the way it lends itself perfectly to the occasion. Your attention to detail and relaxed approach helped the day go perfectly.
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    Mr Married on 04/05/2019
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    Made us feel at ease.

    We were lucky to have Kerry helping us organise our wedding at Blackfriars, she's very professional, trustworthy and happy to go above and beyond. Made us feel at ease on our big day knowing that Kerry was there to deal with any problems. Happy to help out of hours and made it feel easy to ask questions. Love Mr & Mrs Bubb.
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    Jane Married on 14/07/2018
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    Delighted

    We were delighted with the reception at Blackfriars! Practically everyone commented on the wonderful surroundings and the service you offered for the whole afternoon and evening was superb! Thank you very much!
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    Laura Married on 02/04/2018
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    Thank you so much!

    Thank you so much for making our day so special. The venue looked amazing, and all of our guests loved it. We loved the drinks and felt as relaxed as we could have been on our wedding day. Thank you for all of your hard work.
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    L Married on 04/08/2017
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    Perfect

    Thank you for making my ceremony perfect, I could not have wished for it to be anymore special, photographs are amazing you have the most beautiful venue. I will never forget my special day. Thank you Vicky for your patience xxxx
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    H Married on 28/07/2017
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    Thank you!

    Thank you for an amazing job on our wedding day. You all made it extra special for us and we felt at ease with Holly in control. You are a great team and we cannot thank you enough.
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    Anona Married on 13/05/2017
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    Great Staff

    Thank you for how absolutely outstanding all of the staff from Blackfriars were both beforehand and on the day itself. Both Ryan and Jason were so so helpful and nothing was too much trouble which just helped to make the day wonderful, and Sarah was just so helpful in putting our minds to rest before the day itself. We really couldn't recommend the venue highly enough, and that is really down to the team there. We'll be telling everyone we see how great it was.
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    Laura Married on 23/01/2016
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    We had a fantastic day!

    We were so pleased to find such a bueatiful venue with full disabled access!

    The staff were excellent and extremely efficient at making our day go to plan the way we wanted things. They also did all the extra things we haddent even thought of like announcing us into the room for the reception.

    We had a fantastic wedding day & would highly recommend this venue!

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We have teamed up with the fabulous award winning Cotswold Chic Ltd to put together a sumptuos Afternoon Tea wedding offer for 80 people in our beautiful North Range in April 2022.

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Perfect for couples who don't want to wait, our late availability Winter Warmer Wedding Packages offer an all-inclusive wedding for 50 people in our stunning East Range with huge savings.

Applicable on bookings between October 2021 and March 2022, let us take care of the details, with welcome drinks, table wine, catering and toast drinks all taken care of. We have even added sparklers and hot chocolate to get you and your guests feeling super cosy.

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Why wait?!

Couples looking to get married within the next 6 months can enjoy 25% off their North Range reception or full day booking at Blackfriars Priory on remaining dates. We have a dedicated team on hand to help get the arrangements together so that you can enjoy a stress free plannng experience.

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