Black Friars & Malmaison Newcastle Wedding Photography
By Joshua and David Lawson
Lawson Studios, 191 Chester Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7JA
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Rachel & Karl’s Wedding Day
We had a fabulous day with Rachel and Karl in Newcastle photographing their big day. Rachel chose the Malmaison to get ready at, which if you havent been is one of the most luxurioust hotels around. Karl was waiting for her to walk down the isle in the Black Friars Restraunt converted for their wedding into a magical space. After the cermoney, David showed his years of experience, knowledge of the city and his creative eye to take some fabulous and one off pictures for this amazing couple. You will see landmarks such as the Millenium Bridge, The Baltic Art Gallery and the famous Tyne Bridge.
Malmaison Newcastle Hotel
Welcome to the hippest hotel in Newcastle, where your stylishly furnished room awaits. Malmaison Newcastle features 122 luxurious rooms and suites with power showers, comfy beds, and super-fast Wi-Fi. Whether it’s an early morning breakfast meeting or a romantic getaway for two, you’ll enjoy a relaxed and welcoming ambience that gets ramped up for the evening. Just 15 minutes’ walk from the shops and clubs in the city centre, this is one of the most aspirational hotels in Newcastle city centre. A beautiful space, breath-taking views and comfy beds are all part and parcel of Malmaison Newcastle. Welcome aboard.
The smart Chez Mal Brasserie is the heart of Malmaison Newcastle, with British and French inspired dishes with our gifted Chefs adding their own creative slant to the menu. In our bar we serve hand-chosen craft beers, buckets of fizz and an exciting list of cocktails all in a vibrant atmosphere. Or if you’re looking to relax and unwind then Malmaison Spa Newcastle is the perfect place to retreat to a world of calming therapies and peaceful treatments with a range of day packages and spa break offers available.
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Black Friars Newcastle
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.
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 our 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 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!