If you’re searching for a unique country house wedding venue with historic charm and wonderful English country gardens close to London, look no further than Notley Abbey. This medieval masterpiece, owned and managed by Harper Weddings, is truly remarkable and alive with memories from its varied past. Once the home of Laurence Oliver and Vivien Leigh, this wow-factor wedding venue is only available on an exclusive use basis for 24 hours, offering you the chance to enjoy the venue in complete privacy.
Notley Abbey boasts a myriad of unbeatable photo opportunities, that are yours to enjoy from the moment you arrive. As you escape down a dramatic tree-lined driveway, you’ll feel immediately welcomed into an atmosphere of pure tranquillity. Follow the drive through charming countryside and over a picturesque brook to discover this magnificent grade II listed home.
You and up to 172 guests can enjoy the entire grounds for your special day, increasing to a total of 250 for your evening celebrations. If you wish to host your ceremony on site, you will be spoilt for choice as Notley Abbey offers 3 licenced spaces: The Abbots Hall, The Monks’ Refectory, or a glorious walled garden for an outdoor occasion.
Notley Abbey is perfectly designed for all British weather. Under cloudy skies or even a blanket of snow, your guests can catch up by crackling fires, or in the height of summer you can explore every hidden corner of a collection of immaculately kept gardens. Lavender and roses fill the borders and a protected Paulownia tree provides welcome shade in The Cloisters Garden.
An experienced team will be on hand on the day to ensure The Monks’ Refectory is seamlessly transformed for your wedding banquet, exactly how you imagined it to be. When your guests enter the magnificent stone barn, they will enjoy your specially chosen wedding breakfast prepared by our specialist team of in-house chefs. The stone barn is complete with an ornate wall dating back to the 13th century, which provides a grand backdrop for your speeches and first dance.
To ensure every element of your day is exactly as you imagined, a dedicated Wedding Planning Team will assist you throughout your planning journey. The Harper Team are renowned for friendly and expert service, so, with the ease of a state-of-the-art online planner, you can rest assured your planning will be as enjoyable and stress free as the big day itself.