Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Pubs & Restaurants
One wedding per day
What Our Couples Love
- 13th century venue
- Champagne reception
- Award-winning food
- Beautifully restored
- Dedicated wedding planner
- Unique medieval surroundings
- Fantastic service
- Availability for this year
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes - minimum spends will differ
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes £15 still wine £17.50 prosecco £20 champagne
Can we use our own caterers?
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Differs, depending on other bookings.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
We are located in a residential area and acoustic music only is permitted.
Are fireworks allowed?
Is confetti allowed?
Yes - bio degradable only
Are candles allowed?
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Is there accommodation on site?
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
About Blackfriars Restaurant and Banquet Hall
A beautiful 13th century friary in the heart of Newcastle with heaps of character and an award winning menu.
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.
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!
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 50 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.