Corporate events with a difference are on the menu at Blackfriars in Newcastle, thanks to the addition of our medieval-inspired meeting rooms.
The Dormitory Meeting Rooms are steeped in history having originally served as the sleeping quarters for the Black Friars from 1239 and then in the 16th century, they housed the city’s Crafts Guilds who met at the complex.
There are now three separate areas including the main Dormitory Meeting Room, a break-out area and a Snug which has its own private bar and sofas, which can be used for meetings, away days, wine tastings, private dining and presentations for up to 25 people.
Andy Hook, managing director at Blackfriars said: “Blackfriars has been used as a meeting space for hundreds of years and we are delighted to have restored the rooms ready for a variety of private and corporate events.
“The rooms offer a quiet sanctuary in the heart of Newcastle, overlooking our beautiful Cloister Garden. We have brought them back to life to create a unique meeting experience combining all the modern features clients need such as built-in AV equipment, USP ports and wifi”.
The interior has been designed in a way that’s sympathetic to the building and in-keeping with the heritage and features rustic wood panelling, medieval style doors, lighting and features combined with a modern and elegant twist. The three individual areas have been created for multi-function but have their own personality and also flow as one areas within the building if opened up.
The Dormitory Meeting Rooms are located within the Blackfriars complex, next to the restaurant, Banquet Hall, Parlour Bar, Cookery School and Tasting room for additional corporate entertaining.
Clients can also benefit from award-winning catering from the chefs, who were responsible for the us winning the Taste of the North East accolade in the North East England Tourism Awards. We can provide buffets, canapés or dinner within the meeting rooms. Or guests can dine in the restaurant.
Get in touch with the team and plan your meeting/away-day today; firstname.lastname@example.org.