Blackfriars Priory

Gloucester

Information For Blackfriars Priory

Gloucester Blackfriars is a stunning Medieval Priory nestled in the heart of the city centre. Due to its prime location, the 13th Century former mansion is easily accessible by road, rail and foot, while the city’s hotels are all well within walking distance.

Gloucester Blackfriars is a stunning Medieval Priory nestled in the heart of the city centre and the perfect setting for those looking for somewhere a little bit different to say ‘I do’. Steeped in history, character and charm, the 13th Century former mansion is easily accessible by road, rail and foot, while the city’s hotels are all well within walking distance.

With a fully enclosed cloister garden, the hustle and bustle of everyday life feels a million miles away. The tranquil garden and ancient buildings wrap you up in an historic idyll – it is the perfect place to make lasting magical memories.

The venue boasts two medieval ranges, both of which are licenced for civil ceremonies. The Upper East Range is an intimate space, perfect for small ceremonies of up to 60 guests or receptions for up to 40. The North Range is the ideal place for those looking to wow their guests, with its towering ceiling and original 13th century beams, the space can seat up to 150 for the wedding breakfast and for large celebrations, it can hold up to 250 guests for the evening.

Our dedicated team is passionate about making your dream day a reality in our atmospheric monument setting. We believe your wedding should be as unique as you are, and we are here every step of the way towards your special day.

Blackfriars Priory at a Glance

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Price Range
£1200 - £5250
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Bedrooms
N/A
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Type of Venue
Historic
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 80
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Reception Capacity
Up to 100
Blackfriars is the best preserved medieval Dominican priory in Britain, built in the 13th century on the site of Gloucester's Norman castle The venue was transformed into a mansion in the 16th century, remnants of which can be seen today in historic fireplaces high up the walls where floors once stood. Couples enjoy exclusive use at Blackfriars, meaning they have the whole site to themselves for the duration of their wedding. The fully enclosed cloister garden transports you to an historic idyll, where the hustle and bustle of the City feels a million miles away. Whether you would like a small and intimate ceremony or a lavish full day wedding, Blackfriars has packages to suit everyone. Blackfriars has a dedicated team of expert staff who will be on hand every step of the way to guide and support you with the planning of your wedding and to ensure it runs seamlessly on the day itself. Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 230Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 150HistoricNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The City View More
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Relaxed Wedding Package! Only £5995 for up to 80 guests on our mid-week weddings taking place Monday – Thursday. Please enquire for more details.

Top Wedding Tips

Avoid generic wedding packages. Many venues have set packages & formats, making each wedding the same. At Blackfriars, you have the freedom and every wedding is unique

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – this is one of the most important days of your life and we want to work with you to make sure it is perfect.

Listen to your gut instincts – if you can imagine getting married in a venue when you see it, it is probably your perfect place!

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Awards

Shortlisted for Best Historic Venue in the UK Wedding Awards.
Shortlisted for Best Historic Venue in the UK Wedding Awards.

Accreditations

UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier

Map

C/O Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1NS

Blackfriars Priory

  • C/O Gloucester Guildhall
  • 23 Eastgate Street
  • Gloucester
  • Gloucestershire
  • GL1 1NS
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Image of Key Person Holly Gooch
Holly Gooch

Congratulations on your engagement! Here at Blackfriars, we believe your wedding should be as unique as you and we can’t wait to meet you and find out more about your plans!