Located in Exeter in the Devon region of England, St Nicholas Priory is a historical wedding venue. Founded in 1087, this property is the oldest building in the city and offers a truly one-of-a-kind backdrop for nuptial celebrations. Couples can rent this property exclusively to enjoy total privacy with their loved ones.
Facilities and Capacity
St Nicholas Priory offers a choice of event spaces for couples and their guests to choose from, spread across two floors. The Great Hall boasts a truly remarkable location, with exposed original stone walls, and high vaulted ceilings embellished with wooden beams. Stained glass windows and a large fireplace complete this look. Couples who are hosting intimate events might prefer The Tudor Parlour, which can accommodate up to 20 guests. Featuring coved ceiling and intricate designs dancing across the wall, this property is for smaller gatherings and occasions. This property boasts a plethora of opportunities for spectacular wedding photos, with winding stone staircases and arched wooden doorways. It also offers an outdoor space, with a sheltered garden area to the rear.
St Nicholas Priory can host both ceremonies and receptions, and holds a dedicated licence for entertainment and live bands. The dedicated team of staff at this venue includes a professional event coordinator, who will assist couples through the planning process. Confetti is permitted at this property, which can accommodate buffets and seated meals.
St Nicholas Priory boasts a richly unique history. The building was originally used as a monastery by monks of the Benedictine order, who stayed here for over five centuries. Sold by The Crown following the dissolution of the order by King Henry VIII, the property was then purchased by Robert Mallet who leased it out as a prestigious townhouse. The estate passed into the ownership of a religious institution again in 1775, which it was taken over by the Roman Catholic Mission. Restored to reflect much of its original splendour, the priory is now a Grade 1 listed building and recognised heritage site.
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