Blackfriars Priory Venues in Gloucestershire

Blackfriars Priory Weddings

A Multi-Award Winning Historic Landmark.

14 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £12,000

Price Range: £5,000 - £14,000

Hire Price Range: £1,335 - £5,380

Guests for a ceremony: 150

Guest Capacity (min / max): 10 / 230

Guests for sit down meal: 30 - 150

Space for more? (e.g. marquee): Yes

Accommodation Rooms: 20

Accommodation Capacity: 145

Features & Services

We are an exclusive use venue.

The Priory is a one-of-a-kind venue

We are a multi-award winning venue and team

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Receptions Only

Venue Setting


Additional Facilities

Exclusive use
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Wedding coordinator
One wedding per day
Licensed bar
Bespoke weddings

Venue Type

Unique & Unusual

Catering Options

Preferred Caterers


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Yes, Blackfriars Priory is offered on an exclusive use basis for the duration of your wedding day.

Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?


Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

Due to changes in UK law, we are now able to offer outdoor ceremonies on a case-by-case basis.

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?


Can we use our own caterers?


From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?

We offer access the day before your wedding (subject to availability).

What time does the reception need to finish?


Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?


Are fireworks allowed?


Is confetti allowed?

Yes but it must be biodegradeable.

Are candles allowed?

LED candles are permitted and are highly effective.

Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?

We provide a two night stay at the nearby Judges Lodgings in Gloucester with North Range full day and reception weddings.

Is there accommodation on site?


Is there additional accommodation nearby?

Yes, a 10% discount code is available for guests who would also like to stay at Judges Lodgings.

About Blackfriars Priory

An iconic scheduled monument nestled in the heart of Gloucester City. The site will wow your guests with its 65ft scissor-braced ceiling, which displays original 13th Century oak beams that were gifted to Blackfriars Priory by King Henry III.

Make lasting memories in our extraordinary scheduled monument setting. Blackfriars Priory makes your special day exceptional - An enchanting historic landmark, nestled in the center of the Dockland City of Gloucester. Captivating architecture steeped in history, boasting features throughout the 13th - 21st Centuries will delight your guests.

The venue boasts unrivalled details such as the 65ft scissor-braced ceiling in the North Range, displaying original 13th Century oak beams that were gifted to the site by King Henry III. There is also a stunning ruin, featuring a 13th Century wash basin that is overlooked from the North Range by our magnificent glass wall and a 16th century bread oven charms the Lower East Range. The site is of international historical importance due to the ancient Scriptorium, which is believed to be the oldest standing purpose-built library in Northern Europe. Blackfriars is an iconic site like no other, perfect for discerning couples seeking celebrations with a dramatic backdrop.

Our international award-winning team are here to assist you in making your special day perfect, from planning the tiny details during the leadup to the day and looking after you and your guests on the day itself, to ensure all of the your plans are executed perfectly. Couples enjoy exclusive use for the duration of the wedding day and with the Priory only hosting a limited number of weddings each year, couples can enjoy a truly unique and special day.

Customer Reviews

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!

I got married here - great venue, fabulous backdrops for photos really helpful staff who worked so hard to help our wedding be perfect.

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

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 beautiful. It is the PERFECT wedding venue and we would highly recommend along with the wonderful staff who even catered for our 18 month old. We do not have a bad word to say! Thank you Blackfriars staff for making our day so special.

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.

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.

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. Couldn’t of asked for a better day! Highly recommended

The team at Blackfriars Priory went above & beyond to ensure our special day went without a hitch. Many many thanks for your kind & professional support

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 every second, and the buildings and architectue made the most stunning back drop. If you're planning a wedding, or even just for something to do whilst in Gloucester, then look no further!

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.

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!

Holly and the team were brilliant even though we cancelled and then changed everything from a full day in May 2020 to just a Ceremony in May 2021. All because of COVID. We remained in contact with Holly who was both professional and jolly throughout, so when our new plans for 2021 were thwarted, She was happy to allow us to change to Ceremony only - as it turned out it couldn't have been better and we were both glad that we were forced to cancel the reception and evening do. I honestly cannot fault the Blackfriars team they were great.

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 🤩

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’t have been further from the truth with our experience of Blackfriars. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Holly, Ryan and Sue, you are amazing and we can’t wait to celebrate in our wedding part 2 next year!

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Blackfriars Priory

Via Sacra, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN

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