Notley Abbey is a country house wedding venue available for exclusive use on the border of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire

Wedding Ceremonies

Notley Abbey boasts several stunning spaces, with options both inside the historic country house and out in the stunning country gardens, that are licensed for civil wedding and partnership ceremonies. The local registry office is in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. There are also several charming local churches surrounding the area should you wish to book a church wedding instead. 

The Monks' Refectory at Notley Abbey country house wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
The Abbot's Hall wedding ceremony room at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire by Naomi Jane Photography
Wedding Ceremonies in The Abbot's Hall

The original ‘main room’ in the Buckinghamshire country house of the Abbot, the Abbot’s Hall, has remained essentially unchanged over the last eight hundred years. It boasts high ceilings, oak beams, oak floors, huge windows providing lots of natural light, and a stunning feature fireplace dating back to the days of Henry V. It can hold up to 100 guests for your luxurious wedding ceremony. Once your wedding ceremony has come to an end, you and your guests can enjoy post-nuptial celebrations at the front of the beautiful country house – which will also give your wedding photographer the ultimate opportunity to capture some memorable images of you all with Notley Abbey as your backdrop. 


Intimate wedding ceremony in The Abbot's Hall at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
A romantic wedding ceremony space in The Abbot's Hall at Notley Abbey
Large Wedding Ceremonies in The Monks' Refectory

With features dating back to 1162, the Monks’ Refectory is a truly spectacular stone barn wedding ceremony venue. It can host up to 190 guests for an elegant, romantic ceremony, boasts a Minstrels’ Gallery for any musical accompaniment that you might choose, and enjoys views of both the cloister gardens and the front lawns, including the River Thame. The Monks’ Refectory is an absolutely stunning, chandelier-lit room and once your wedding ceremony is over, weather permitting, enjoy reception drinks and canapés on the lawn in the Cloisters Garden.


Wedding ceremony in The Monks' Refectory at Notley Abbey
Floral wedding ceremony detail in The Abbot's Hall
Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden sits on the site of the old Abbey itself – in fact parts of the walls that make up the Walled Garden are in fact parts of the ruins of the Abbey, which was dissolved by Henry VIII after the formation of the Church of England. The ‘nook’ in the wall in which the registrars and register sit allow you and your guests to enjoy a truly al fresco wedding ceremony. Choose to walk down a carpet aisle or keep your wedding ceremony a little more rustic by approaching your ceremony on the perfectly manicured lawn. The Walled Garden is a very special space in which to host your luxurious wedding ceremony in Buckinghamshire. Guest capacity for an outdoor wedding ceremony at Notley Abbey is up to 190 but there’s always room to further invite evening guests to celebrate with you once your elegant banquet has come to an end.


Outdoor wedding ceremonies at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
Walking down the outdoor wedding aisle at Notley Abbey - a historic wedding venue in Buckinghamshire

Becky and Chris

Hi Ann and all the team at Notley Abbey, I finally had all the wedding photos so thought it was a good opportunity to write and thank you for all of your support - and share some pictures! We had the most fantastic day - the pictures capture all of the joy, it was overflowing all day, everyone had the best time. From the moment I arrived in the morning, Lisa was fabulous, put me at ease, and looked after me so well. She was amazingly thoughtful, dealt with a slight lunch hiccup very professionally (my guests fault!), and generally steered us all like the captain of a slightly chaotic ship. She also put my boys at ease and gave us some training on how to walk down the aisle - it was all very much appreciated! The staff were incredible all day actually. Kerry was also great when she took over. All of the staff are so friendly, professional and so happy and genuine too. It really made the day extra special. Many of the guests commented on it as well. A special thanks to Ann, for putting up with all of my emails, and calmly pointing me in the right direction with the planner. It all felt so easy. The food tasting day was the best!! As I couldn’t actually eat at the wedding, I was glad I had had the opportunity to eat the delicious food. Thanks again!

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