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, 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.
Enquire about this room
Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 172
A historic stone barn, able to seat up to 172 guests
The day was absolutely flawless, the waiting staff, barstaff and DJ were brilliant, and everybody was raving about the food andhow well looked after we all were. The venue was beautiful and we got verylucky with the weather, so all in all it was a brilliant day. And of courseAlex was absolutely beautiful as I knew she would be!
Huge thanks to yourself and Jo for putting up with all our questions overthe last 18 months and helping us stay positive when we didn't know if we'dbe able to have the wedding we wanted - we got there in the end!
Alex & Ben
I don't know where to start with such an incredible day we had. Absolutely blown away! Working with you and your team in the run up was absolutely faultless and ensured the day was as we had dreamed of.From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, nothing was too much trouble and the team were always a few steps ahead allowing Simon and I to really enjoy the day. Lisa and Barbara were a god send. They really helped me throughout the day, even helping me breath before going in to the ceremony! There is so much more I could write about how fantastic it was but I would be here all day! Please pass my huge thanks on to the whole team who was part of our amazing day. You guys really are incredible!Kindest regardsCharlotte & Simon
Charlotte & Simon
I wanted to reach out to you and thank you so much for an amazing day.
I'm sure like a Swan, your team were peddling hard under the water, but from ours and our guests perspective, the day went off without a hitch, and we can't thank you enough. Everything from your colleagues during the day who were incredibly supportive, warm and friendly, to the food that was impeccable. The feedback from all of our guests has been superb.
Lynsey & Steve
We can't recommend Notley Abbey enough, we had to rearrange our wedding 4 times due to covid and they made it so easy to finally get our special day! Our wedding day was fantastic, the venue and staff were amazing and did everything possible to make our day exactly as we wanted it! We had our dream wedding and we can't thank Notley Abbey enough for helping to make this possible!
Charlotte & James
Is Weddings at Notley Abbeyavailable for exclusive hire?
Yes, Weddings at Notley Abbey can be hired exclusively.
Does Weddings at Notley Abbey have on-site accommodation?
Yes, on-site accommodation is available
Does Weddings at Notley Abbey allow outdoor fireworks?
Yes, outdoor fireworks are permitted.
Can you throw confetti at Weddings at Notley Abbey?
Yes you can throw confetti.
Does Weddings at Notley Abbey have an in-house wedding coordinator?
Yes, Weddings at Notley Abbey has a wedding coordinator .
Does Weddings at Notley Abbey have disabled access?
Yes, Weddings at Notley Abbey has disabled access.
Does Weddings at Notley Abbey have bridal changing facilities?
Yes, Weddings at Notley Abbey has bridal changing facilities.
Does Weddings at Notley Abbey have on-site parking?
Yes there is on-site parking.
Forgotten your password?
SquareMeal is secure
Already have an account? Sign in
We've sent you an email to confirm your account. Click on the button in the email to activate your new account and start saving your favourite restaurants and venues to your shortlist.