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A beautiful 13th century Priory brimming with history and charm.
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Exclusive use, tables and decorative chiavari limewash chairs, a dedicated wedding planner, a stocked and staffed bar, fairy lights, a d...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Full Description

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Holly Gooch
Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to Blackfriars Priory, a stunning 13th Century monument in the heart of Gloucester City. We would love the opportunity to show you around this magnificent hidden gem, so that you can experience the space and possibilities of holding your wedding with us. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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James & Jo
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Thank you all so much
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 the day itself. Bla...
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P & C
Married in May 2019
August 2019
Can't thank you and your team enough.
"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 beauty of the building and th...
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Mr & Mrs Bubb
Married in May 2019
August 2019
Made us feel at ease.
We were lucky to have Kerry helping us organise our wedding at Blackfriars, shes very professional, trustworthy and happy to go above and beyond. Made us feel at ease on...
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Laura & Loretta
Married in August 2018
December 2018
Thank you so much!
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 o...
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Jane & Geoff
Wedding: July 2018
December 2018
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 ...
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L Robinson
Married in April 2018
December 2018
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 fo...
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Location & Contact Details


Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, junction 11A or 12

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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't just pick one. All of our weddings are unique and personalised to each couple, so it would be impossible to choose!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. This is your special day and it has to be perfect!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We always love to see photos of the couple and their guests, it is a fantastic talking point.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

unusual, unique, stunning, wow factor, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to choose from as there are lots of unique features, such as tiny doors, medieval archways and a ruin.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had celebrities at the Priory but we won't name them!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Olive Bread Crostini, Red Pepper & Hummus Tapenade

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cone of chips!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The site houses one of the oldest purpose built libraries in Europe, which is of huge historic importance as there are so few remaining.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The service that we provide to our customers. Blackfriars is an incredible venue, run by a very friendly team that will work with you every step of the way to bring your dream day to life.