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An Incredible space

Welcome to Blackfriars Priory

Blackfriars is a stunning example of a 13th century medieval Priory site, nestled at the heart of the waterside City of Gloucester.

Recently shortlisted for Best Historic Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2019, the Priory is truly one of a kind.  Following renovations, the beautiful historic fabric has been retained and complimented with contemporary design with features such as a full glass wall overlooking the ancient ruin.  You can now experience the beauty of this scheduled monument, including the private courtyard garden, the magnificent scale of the original scissor-braced roof and the Scriptorium, the oldest and most well preserved, medieval library in Britain.  Whether you are booking a wedding, a party or a guided tour, Blackfriars will be the perfect backdrop to make lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Events at the priory are looked after by a small team of experienced individuals, whose friendly and welcoming approach put you at ease and allow you to relax and enjoy your special day. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and professional service and are  passionate about helping you create your dream event.


the ranges


The North Range

With its full glass wall overlooking the ancient ruin, towering scissor-braced ceiling and captivating stonework, the North Range is a magnificent space with a real β€˜wow’ factor. With space for up to 150 seated guests or 250 for a party and dancing, The North Range is perfect for an event that will wow your guests.


The Upper East Range

Featuring a scissor braced roof, fascinating chimney stack and ancient stonework, the east range is perfect for smaller gatherings. Whether it be an intimate wedding, private dining with your closest family and friends or a corporate meeting, we can accommodate up to 80 people in a theatre layout or 50 seated guests.


via Sacra, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HN