A unique wedding venue in Gloucester
Your unique historic wedding venue nestled at the heart of Gloucester. Create your own personal and unique wedding experience within our two magical medieval halls and our glorious grounds. Our uniquely flexible and intimate spaces are full of character and history, offering the perfect backdrop for your special day. Whether you dream of a simple ceremony, a vintage-style afternoon tea or glamorous wedding reception, our warm and relaxed atmosphere makes us the perfect locale to celebrate with family and friends.
Henry Dene Hall
The Henry Dene Hall is a Grade I listed Tudor brick range, lovingly restored with its magnificent brick walls and high ceilings. It is our largest and most flexible event space hosting up to 80 for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, and seated receptions. For standing receptions and evening discos we can welcome up to 140 guests.
Lady Margaret Hall
The Lady Margaret Hall's beautiful timber-framed roof has been recently restored using traditional techniques. With high ceilings, natural daylight and full length medieval windows, the hall has a spacious yet historical feel. It offers a treasure trove of photo opportunities. The Lady Margaret Hall can host up to 60 for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, and drinks receptions
Llanthony rooms, facilities and grounds are available to hire for your events, community and corporate functions, including meetings, parties, courses and photographic location shoots.
We understand that every couple is unique and we want to offer you all the options possible to make your dream ceremony become a reality. You may wish to celebrate your commitment of marriage with a civil ceremony, or a humanist ceremony that can be enjoyed and celebrated wherever suits you. Alternatively, you may embrace a traditional church ceremony in our charming local parish church.
Civil Wedding Ceremony
We are a licenced civil ceremony wedding venue with two magical locations to choose from. Our stunning Grade 1 listed Lady Margaret Hall is the perfect match for your intimate ceremony that can host up to 60 people, alternatively, our Tudor brick, Henry Dene Hall is our largest and most flexible space, hosting up to 80 people for your civil ceremony.
Church Wedding Ceremony
Churches are a special and unique place to get married, they can offer centuries of history and outstanding beauty. St Swithun’s Church, in the village of Hempstead, stands on a small hill and is located less than a mile from the Priory. It provides Church of England wedding services and blessings, by arrangement with the Rector. If you are interested in holding your ceremony at St Swithun’s Church, followed by a reception at the Priory, we can provide you with a church contact and some basic information upon request.
Humanist Wedding Ceremony
A humanist ceremony is not a legally binding marriage. It is a non-religious ceremony, conducted by a trained humanist celebrant. It differs from a civil wedding, giving you full flexibility to marry wherever you choose and focus on what is important to you as a couple. A humanist celebrant can marry you anywhere, this could be in the ruins of our Tithe Barn, beside the canal wharf, inside our Medieval halls or anywhere within our grounds of your choice.