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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
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
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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
Public Liability Insurance
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Rose & Nick
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Perfect location for a small wedding
Blackfriars were amazing from start to finish with the wedding planning. They always got back to us really quickly with any small question we had and were accommodating w...
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Julie & Chris
Married in May 2019
June 2019
Just a note to say...
Just a note to say a very heartfelt thank you for everything you did to make our big day so incredible special!
Mr and Mrs Bell
Married in March 2019
June 2019
Thank you for being part of our special day
Thank you so much for our amazing, beautiful wedding at your banquet hall! Your service is fantastic, the food amazing and your staff so friendly and helpful! We loved ou...
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Robert & Catriona Cain
Married in October 2018
January 2019
Thank you so much
To All the team at Blackfriars, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so perfect. We had a wonderful day, and so did all our guests. Hope to retur...
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Sarah and Phil Warham
Married in September 2018
January 2019
Thank you so much
Thank you for all of your help organising our wedding and the wine. It was very kind of you. Our day was absolutely perfect and Ellie and the team did a great job of loo...
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Mr & Mrs Britton
Married in August 2018
January 2019
Thank you
To the team at Blackfriars, Thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day. The service and food were amazing as always, our guests couldnt stop talking abo...
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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.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The photo opportunities are endless! Our picturesque backdrop in the gardens or beautiful unique banquet hall and just a 5 minute drive from the picture perfect Newcastle Quayside.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Medieval Banquet Hall

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