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

Blackfriars Priory is a stunning multi-award nominated 13th Century Medieval Priory, which was recently crowned as one of the top three landmarks in Gloucester and is the perfect setting for a unique and atmospheric wedding.

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, Britainís 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!

Special Offer

25% off reception only or full day dates booked to take place on a Saturday within 6 months.

Testimonials for Blackfriars Priory Testimonials for Blackfriars Priory
Laura & Brian

"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! "

Laura & Brian, Married in January 2016


"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 t"

Anona, Married in May 2017

H & S

"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."

H & S, Married in July 2017


"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"

L R, Married in August 2017

L & L

"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."

L & L , Married in April 2018

Jane & Geoff

"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!"

Jane & Geoff, Married in July 2018

Mr & Mrs Bubb

"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."

Mr & Mrs Bubb, Married in May 2019

P & C

"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."

P & C, Married in May 2019

James & Jo

"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."

James & Jo, Married in August 2019