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 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.
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.
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.