£1000 - £5000 for a package
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A beautiful 13th century friary in the heart of Newcastle with heaps of character and an award winning menu.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£28
Maximum Price
£90
Minimum Number of Guests
12
We offer a choice of a stunning 3 course, 4 course or 5 course menu as well as canapes, fizz and wines from all over the globe. Tailor your day to suit your needs creating the perfect wedding for you.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£1,000
Maximum Price
£5,000
Number of Guests Included
50
At Blackfriars we operate on a minimum spend basis. The minimum spend is based on the day of the week and time of day you choose to book your wedding. All package or bespoke costs go towards meeting the minimum spend figure. For example; a Monday day time only wedding holds a minimum spend of £1000 and all package or bespoke costs go towards this figure. All costs can be found in our wedding flyer - upon request.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Pub
Restaurant
Dining Capacity
50
Reception Capacity
70
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
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!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Laura
Congratulations on your engagement! This is a special time for both of you and choosing your venue is a huge part in the journey towards your wedding day. At Blackfriars, from the outset of your enquiry, right up to the collection of your belongings the day after your wedding – we are there to ensure your wedding is truly amazing in every way. I would love to hear more about you as a couple, what you are looking for in your wedding day and show what we can offer at Blackfriars.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2001
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
50
Reviews
(14)
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 with all our requests. The food was incredible and there was plenty of it! The location is bang in the middle of Newcastle too which makes it easy for guests to get nearby accommodation. Thanks for all you help!
Laura & Gemma
Married in November 2019
June 2016
Thank you so much
Dear Laura, Ellie & all the team, Thank you so much for making our wedding last month such a beautiful and memorable occasion. From our first meeting through to us collecting everything the day after the wedding you were so lovely, you made us feel so welcome and filled us with confidence that we knew we wouldn't need to worry on the day! Our friends and family had an amazing time and so many commented on what a lovely team your were. The food was fabulous and service so warm and friendly it just made our day perfect. Thank you! We're already making plans for our anniversary dinner with you!! With love, Laura & Gemma xxxx
The Marley's
Married in October 2019
June 2016
Thank you all so much
To Laura & the events team, We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. The hall was stunning and was more than we had even dared to imagine. The service from all of the staff was second to none, and all of our guests commented on how wonderful the food was and how helpful staff were on the day. We truly had the best day and will always remember every minute of it. Thank you all so much, Love from the Marley's.
Jen & Marc Flanagan
Married in September 2019
June 2016
Thank you for making 29 September a special day
Dear all at Blackfriars, Thank you for making 29 September a special, wonderful day for us and our guests. You were all fantastic, but special thanks to Laura and Ellie for planning our big day and making it run so smoothly. We can't thank you enough. Hopefully we will be back for our anniversary meals for many years to come! All the very best, Jen & Marc Flanagan x
Julie & Chris
Married in May 2019
June 2016
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 2016
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 our wedding and had an amazing day, we will highly recommend you! Laura, thank you for your help, time and patience! From Mrak and Dawn (Mr and Mrs Bell) xxx
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1

Nearest Train Station

Central Station

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International

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FAQ
(8)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each wedding is so unique and tailored, we love all of them! We love when wedding couples that instantly create a vision of the banquet hall from first look and work with our recommended florist and the Blackfriars wedding team to make it a reality!

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

Relax and enjoy your special day!

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

We're all such dog lovers at Blackfriars so when a couple bring their pets along

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’s your favourite canapé?

Northumberland sausage, wholegrain mustard mash

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Suckling Pygee stottie

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Medieval Banquet Hall