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Blackfriars is truly unique and provides the perfect, picturesque backdrop for a beautiful wedding or civil partnership.

Blackfriars was established in 1239 as a Dominican friary and remains one of the jewels in Newcastle’s medieval crown. Whilst its horseshoe of stone buildings surround a sheltered courtyard, its peaceful and tranquil location belies its hidden location right in the heart of the city. 

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 an 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.

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 you plan your day and take care of all your wants and needs so you don’t have to worry. 
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 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 is the perfect venue for your big day!

To arrange a viewing of the Banquet Hall or for further information including prices, contact our Reservations Team on 0191 261 5945 or email,
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