Blackfriars Priory

from £1,475
Nestled in the heart of historic Gloucester City, sits the hidden gem Blackfriars Priory. Crowned gold in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and multi-award-winning, Blackfriars Priory is an iconic venue with an unrivalled history.
from £1,475 to £6,815
  • Exclusive access to the historic East Range and Thomas Bell Room for the duration of your wedding.
  • Two hours of access the day before your wedding to set up decorations (subject to availability).
  • Access the day after your wedding to collect decorations.
  • A dedicated wedding co-ordinator.
  • Their specialist event team to look after you and your guests to ensure your day runs smoothly.
  • A fully stocked and staffed bar in the nearby Thomas Bell Room.
  • 5ft round tables for the reception (seat up to 8) and decorative chiavari chairs.
  • SIA-certified security staff for your evening function where applicable.
For a personal quote please contact the venue and mention Coco
Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 150
  • Dinner Capacity : 150
  • Standing Capacity : 230
  • Licensed For Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : Preferred Supplier
  • Bar : In-house
  • Accommodation : No*
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : Yes
  • Licensed Until : 12am
  • Exclusivity : Yes
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
Contact Details
Blackfriars Priory
Via Sacra
Ladybellegate Street

The Setting

Nestled in the heart of historic Gloucester City, a stone’s throw from the historic Docks, sits the hidden gem Blackfriars Priory. Crowned gold in the wedding venue category in the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2023 and winner of a number of awards, Blackfriars Priory is an iconic venue with unrivalled history.

Blackfriars Priory offers a hidden oasis in a convenient location, that offers your guests the opportunity to choose a sustainable transport option. Benefitting from being within walking distance of Gloucester Transport Hub, Railway Station and Taxi rank, Blackfriars takes the stress out of planning by offering the convenience of the City Centre at your fingertips.

Once inside the site, you will enter the peaceful, enclosed cloister garden. Not only is its location convenient, but it also offers an abundance of fantastic backdrops for gorgeous photos. Whether you would like to make the most of the rustic backdrops of the Priory, dream of a gritty urban shoot or would like to stand in front of the beautiful Docks, you will be spoilt for choice with a Blackfriars wedding and will make memories that will last a lifetime.

The Vibe

An iconic historic landmark with breathtaking architecture, Blackfriars is the perfect setting for discerning couples who are seeking that showstopper venue.

Offered on an exclusive-use basis, Blackfriars Priory houses a variety of spaces (14 to 230 guests) that are yours to enjoy for the duration of your wedding day.

The stunning North Range is a real ‘WOW’ factor space, with a 65ft high ceiling, original 13th Century wooden beams that King Henry III gifted from his royal forests and the remains of a first-story fireplace, exposed from when the building was transformed into a private three-story mansion in the 16th century.

The enclosed cloister garden is overlooked by a quadrangle of architectural styles, with the pop of yellow from the medieval Scriptorium, the ancient ruin in front of the glass wall of the North Range, the half-old, half-modern exterior of the East Wing and the Victorian houses to the West.

The East Range is a cosy space with an array of quirky remains. From the rare herringbone fireplace to the remains of a 16th-century bread oven and the scissor-braced roof, this space is perfect for intimate weddings of up to 50 guests.

Finally, the Scriptorium is an internationally historically significant space that is one of its best preserved remaining buildings. Originally built as a place to study for Friars monks, the Scriptorium still features carrells, which indicate where desks would have been for monks to study, and angled windows, which were created to provide maximum light.

The Priory has been fitted with lifts for accessibility, a ramp at the main entrance and contains an accessible toilet and baby change.

Do we have to set up the tables and chairs ourselves?
What catering can we bring?
* Do you have accommodation onsite?
Can we bring our own alcohol?
Is there parking nearby?

From the Blog

from £1,475