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

Blackfriars Priory is a stunning multi-award winning 13th Century historic landmark, which is conveniently located in the heart of Gloucester City, alongside the historic docks.

The site boasts unrivalled historic features, such as the the splendid scale of the original 65ft 13th century scissor-braced roof in the North Range, which displays oak beams that were gifted to the site by King Henry III. The site also houses the Scriptorium, which is Britain’s oldest and most well preserved medieval library and is of international significance.

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 four 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 the 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.

For elopement weddings, our charming Lower East Range is an intimate room perfect for up to 14 guests, with unique features such as the rare herringbone fireplace and 16th century bread oven.

Please get in touch to find out more about what we can offer or to arrange a viewing of our magnificent medieval monument.

Special Offer

Midweek Winter Warmer package for 50 guests from £4650.00

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


"Wonderful venue for a wedding, brilliant staff"

W&A, Married in August 2022


"We got married at the Priory and had the most wonderful day. The venue is stunning and feels really private despite being in the city centre. The team at Blackfriars were phenomenal and we couldn't have asked for better people to help us make our wedding a reality! Sue, who was our coordinator, was amazing from start to finish - thank you so much!"

BR, Married in May 2022


"Got married on 15th April. The venue was absolutely beautiful. Ryan was amazing, the effort and all the extra bits he did, was beyond my expectations. He really ensured it was a special day. If I could redo my wedding there again I would, it was a fantastic and magical day"

C&H, Married in April 2022

Alex & Lyndon

"My husband and I had our 'elopement' wedding here with our 18 month old on 7th Jan and the very first wedding in their newly licensed room 'the old kitchen'. From initial communication to the big day, all the staff were friendly and quick at responding especially our wedding coordinator, Ryan. The venue is absolutely beautiful, so much history and amazing photo opportunities! It really is beautifu"

Alex & Lyndon, Married in January 2022

R & S

"Fantastic venue in the heart of Gloucester! Great to be able to have our wedding ceremony, breakfast and evening reception all in one place, and the weather held for canapes in the courtyard. Sue was a great coordinator and worked with the caterers and florists to make the run-up as stress-free as we could have hoped, and the big day itself was just perfect."

R & S, Married in September 2021

D & P

"Our wedding was held at Blackfriars Priory on 26th June 2021. It is an excellent venue and we would recommend it to anyone . The staff are wonderful and went out of their way to ensure our day was really special. All in All it was excellent."

D & P, Married in June 2021

R & J

"Really great venue, staff were amazing for our wedding in August 2021, can not recommend this place enough. Such a unique place to get married and with so much heritage. All guest were amazed at the venue when they arrived and said it was like nothing they have seen before."

R & J, Married in August 2021


"Where do we start… the venue itself is beautiful & we knew this was the place we needed to get married instantly! Upon booking, the communication & feedback was above & beyond expectation… very accommodating to our needs!!! The day itself ran smooth, staff were brilliant & the wedding ceremony room looked amazing with the way it was set up with the lighting, antique furniture & all the trimmings. "

KL, Married in August 2021

Julia & Joe

"I don't think I can sing this venue's praises enough. We hosted our wedding at Blackfriars Priory and it was just stunning! The team were so helpful to us, including the multiple times we had to re-organsie the day due to Lockdowns, to my stress induced frantic emails about the smallest details. Ryan in particular could not have been a better team mate in organising this day! We absolutely loved e"

Julia & Joe, Married in August 2021

Natasha P

"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!"

Natasha P, Married in June 2021


"Absolutely amazing people, Holly and Ryan were brilliant, COVID-19 made us miss to dates for our wedding, and them and registry was amazing allowing us to marry the day before lockdown 2 began, it was a lush day, sun shining was making the day even more special. Thank you guys for making our wedding day truly amazing 🤩"

SC, Married in November 2020

Alice & Tom

"We used Blackfriars as our wedding venue and we can’t thank them enough for their wonderful service- it was most beautiful place to get married! After having to postpone our April 2020 wedding due to the pandemic, we were supported and guided through this by the amazing Blackfriars team. We know from speaking to friends, that some wedding venues were difficult when postponing weddings but this can"

Alice & Tom, Married in August 2022