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 Bijou 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 with, 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 Bijou 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.
Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 103
One of two wedding ceremony rooms at Notley Abbey – able to set up to 103 guests.
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Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 172
A historic stone barn, able to seat up to 172 guests
Saturday surpassed all our expectations and was literally the best day ever. Kieran and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we couldn’t have asked or wanted anything more. The staff on the day were so attentive, professional and friendly and were always walking around with a smile on their faces. Our guests commented on how wonderful the staff were and you guys really did smash it.
Lara & Kieran
Thanks everyone at Bijou for a great day on Saturday. The service and management of theevent was excellent and we had theperfect day. Even the rain made it better as everyone remained in the house and couldn’t disperse, adding to the atmosphere. A special mentionto the waiting staff during the banquet-Ihave had a number of comments from guestssaying how professional and seamless it was.
Julia & Martin
Notley Abbey takes no introduction as an incredibly breath-taking venue. The driveway is literally to die for and the historic property with modern touches is every bride’s dream. What the pictures don’t tell you however is how incredible the staff are at Notley and how they are the true selling point to this venue. From the first time we viewed the venue right up to our big day the staff at Notley were absolutely flawless and they held our hands throughout the whole process making sure that we were stress free at all times. Everyone told me before the wedding not to be disappointed is something goes wrong as nobody will notice on the day. I can honestly say that not a single detail was out of place and that was totally down to the staff at Notley. The waiters and waitresses were the most professional young people I have ever come across and this was commented on by all of our guests. We would absolutely recommend Notley Abbey to anyone that was considering this venue. The venue, the staff, the food absolutely every detail exceeded all of our expectations.
Nicole & Rick