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Blackfriars Restaurant

£1000 - £6000 for a package
Up to 50
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A beautiful 13th century friary in the heart of Newcastle with heaps of character and an award winning menu.
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We offer a choice of a stunning 3 course, 4 course or 5 course menu as well as canapes, fizz and delicious wines from all over the globe...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Blackfriars’ ornate medieval Banquet Hall was the celebrated venue used by King Edward III to receive royal Scot, Edward Balliol, in 1334 and boasts authentic and bespoke banners, chandeliers, wall coverings, stained-glass windows, reclaimed wooden screens, large oak dining tables and matching chairs, all created by local craftsmen. Housed within a Grade 1 Listed Building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Blackfriars Restaurant opened in 2001 and has been in the same ownership ever since. The restaurant has held a AA Rosette for almost two decades and is recommended by the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide. The restaurant has also won many awards including Taste of the North East and is now one of the most recognised and reputed restaurants in Newcastle. The ground floor comprises the main restaurant, a stunning self contained Banquet Hall and an ornate Parlour Bar for early arrivals and drinks receptions as well as a sheltered courtyard. On the first floor the Tasting Room is housed within one of the former guild meeting rooms, as is the state-of-the-art Cookery School and other meeting rooms. The former friary, courtyard and gardens provide the perfect picture-postcard setting for your photographs. Blackfriars is approved by Newcastle City Council for marriages and civil partnerships so you can enjoy both your ceremony and reception in one place. We have dedicated wedding coordinators to help your day and take care of all your wants and needs. Blackfriars is able to accommodate most wedding formats. Just imagine the ceremony of your dreams in our ornate Banquet hall or unique Tasting Room, followed by a relaxed Champagne reception in the sheltered courtyard or historic Parlour Bar before heading back into the Banquet hall for a delicious and memorable wedding breakfast and evening party. Blackfriars really does have it all and it is the perfect venue for your big day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Victoria & Michael
Married in April 2018
August 2018
Wedding at Blackfriars
To Blackfriars, Thank you for hosting our wedding reception! It was the perfect venue for our special day. Your events team's attention to detail and experience in weddi...
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Jill & Mick
Married in May 2018
August 2018
A day to remember
Laura & team, Thank you so much for a fabulous day on 12th May, it certainly was a day to remember! Love Jill & Mick xx
Liam & Beth Stephenson
Wedding: July 2018
August 2018
A superb job
The wedding went great thanks, and a superb job by everyone at Blackfriars to make the day so special and run so smoothly. All our relatives and friends were absolutely b...
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Liam & Beth Stephenson
Married in July 2018
August 2018
An absolutely incredible day
We chose Blackfriars because not only is it a wonderful venue, but we could not think of a more suitable place after all the time we’ve spent assisting on workshops over ...
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Heather and Vicky
Married in July 2018
August 2018
My partner and I got married at Blackfriars on Monday and had an absolutely fantastic day. We had the whole day there, ceremony, breakfast and evening do and everything w...
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Location & Contact Details


Friars Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4XN, England

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Central Station

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each wedding is so unique and tailored, we love all of them!

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

Relax and enjoy your special day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Traditional, Unique, Picturesque, Stunning.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Medieval Banquet Hall