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For couples searching for a wedding venue steeped in heritage, Blackfriars Priory offers a unique, stunning and memorable setting nestled in the heart of Gloucester.
The medieval priory dates from the 13th century and has been sympathetically restored to retain the true historic beauty of the site, while transforming it into a welcoming space to host wedding celebrations.
The priory’s impressive architecture makes for a wonderfully atmospheric setting for your wedding – not to mention striking photographs – with the blank-canvas venue suiting an array of different big day themes.
Couples can host both ceremonies and receptions at Blackfriars, as well as choosing to simply say their vows at the priory or hold their evening celebration in the historic surroundings.
The priory's captivating architecture makes for a wonderfully atmospheric setting for your wedding day.
Brides and grooms can say ‘I do’ in the North Range, the original priory church building, which benefits from stunning tall glass windows that beautifully light up the space. While the East Range, a striking part of the original building, is more suited to intimate weddings with capacity for up to 60 guests.
Couples opting to hold the entire day at Blackfriars will get exclusive use of the whole site and cloister garden, with the choice of tying the knot in either the North or East Range.
Blackfriars works with four recommended catering suppliers to offer wedding parties a range of bespoke options spanning formal three-course sit down meals to medieval banquets.
For summer celebrations, Blackfriars Priory offers the option of a barbecue wedding breakfast, featuring a choice of meats along with a selection of salads.
The venue also has a range of evening buffet choices to keep guests fuelled till the end of the night, while there’s a corkage charge for couples planning to bring their own alcohol.
Unique options include the chance to have vintage croquet set up on the cloister lawns to entertain guests. Plus, once the sun has set, the garden can be lit up with candles to add to a magical feeling to this truly historic venue.
The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests
The private cloister gardens provide a stunning backdrop.