Notley Abbey’s history tells a wonderful story, one of which you could be part if you choose to host your day at this very special, exclusive use wedding venue. Taking its name from the nut trees in the surrounding woods, Notley (or Nutley) Abbey was frequently visited by Henry V in the 15th Century. In in the early 16th Century, Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey would stay at Notley Abbey on their way from London to Oxford. During the dissolution of the Monasteries, which resulted in the creation of the church of England with Henry VIII at its head, the final Abbot, Richard Ridge, signed the Abbey and grounds over to the Crown. At this point, the estate was sold to a Protestant family and has remained in private ownership ever since. With its historic features and magical setting, Notley Abbey is a must-see wedding venue. These virtual tours give, we hope, a little taste of the magic but, of course, they cannot truly represent the magic and romance that so many centuries of history give. If you like what you see, we would strongly recommend a visit – it only gets better!