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

Charlotte and Gareth

Dear Carol and the Bijou team. We had the most wonderful day and could not believe how glorious the weather was! All of my friends told me that as they were waiting for me to walk down the aisle the clouds parted, the sun shone through and a butterfly floated down the aisle just before we entered - remarkable! Barbara was really fantastic on the day and kept us so relaxed and organised - it was a pleasure to have her there guiding us through every moment of the day. We really loved every minute of the day and didn't want it to end!  

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