£5000 - £10700 for Venue Hire
Up to 172
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
We are very excited to share with you that we are now open for visits - while of course working within government guidelines. Due to restrictions we will only be able to do one visit at a time in each venue. We thus expect the waiting list for visits to be rather longer than usual. We’re implementing a range of safety measures to ensure we fully comply with all social distancing guidelines and to ensure you feel reassured at your visit. Alternatively, we would be more than happy to arrange a “virtual” tour for you, where one of our team can talk you through our virtual venue tour, discuss your ideas, and talk you through a bespoke quote via Skype.
Why not celebrate the most magical day of your lives by hosting your fairytale wedding day in Laurence Olivier's former home?
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£10,700
Exclusive use of the house and grounds, planning support and on-the-day management. Plus all venue essentials such as chairs, tables, linen, cutlery, glasses, microphones, cake table, table plan etc.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£140
Includes canapés, reception drinks, 3 course wedding breakfast with wine and mineral water, a glass to toast, and an evening buffet, plus all service.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
172
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
9
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Notley Abbey is one of the most exquisite venues in Buckinghamshire, offering complete exclusivity to each and every couple and some of the most beautiful country house grounds you could imagine. Each wedding is completely bespoke, with every detail taken care of by an experience Wedding Planning Team and the help of a unique online planner. If couples require their ceremony to be on site at Notley Abbey, they can choose from the intimate Abbott’s Hall or the grand stone barn Refectory. Or, if choosing a summer date, the immaculate walled garden creates the perfect backdrop for a country garden celebration. As your guests then mingle on the lavender-lined patio or by the fireplaces in what was once Laurence Olivier’s home, photographers can whisk newlyweds through the driveway’s magnificent lime trees for some candid couple portraits or even a dramatic sunset shot. Meanwhile, Notley Abbey’s brigade of in-house chefs will be meticulously preparing a three-course wedding banquet, chosen specifically by each couple. Guests dine in style in the Grade I listed Monks’ Refectory, experiencing the seamless service you would expect from such a luxury venue. Every aspect of the day runs like clockwork with expert coordination from in-house specialist banqueting teams, so couples can relax and let their hair down for their evening party. Music and dancing make the Refectory come alive well into the night, until guests retire to one of Notley Abbey’s 9 stunning bedroom suites. With so many stories shared round the breakfast table the next day, Notley Abbey truly is an unforgettable, luxury wedding venue.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1997
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Reviews
(15)
Sarah & Paul
Married in August 2019
August 2020
Thank you for an amazing wedding day
We just wanted to say a big big thank you for an amazing wedding day at Notley on Saturday. Casey and her team could not have been more helpful from the moment we arrived until when we left. She was also very good at calming my bridal nerves and emotions! The venue looked stunning, and the food was amazing . All our guests were blown away by Notley. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff.
Charlotte & Toby
Married in July 2019
August 2020
The best couple of days
Thank you so much for making our wedding experience so special. We and our families had the best couple of days which is testament to you. Ann, Jess, Annette and everyone worked so hard to make it seamless and unforgettable. We received so many compliments on the services and how each and every staff member was so kind and helpful. We will remember it forever!
Nikola & James
Married in July 2019
January 2019
Best day of our lives!
We had such a wonderful day on Saturday - the best day of our lives!! Thank you so much to you and all of the staff for making it happen for us!
Nicole & Ricky
Married in May 2019
August 2020
Absolutely flawless
Notley Abbey takes no introduction as an incredibly breath-taking venue. The driveway is literally to die for and the historic property with modern touches is every bride’s dream. What the pictures don’t tell you however is how incredible the staff are at Notley and how they are the true selling point to this venue. From the first time we viewed the venue right up to our big day the staff at Notley were absolutely flawless and they held our hands throughout the whole process making sure that we were stress free at all times. Everyone told me before the wedding not to be disappointed is something goes wrong as nobody will notice on the day. I can honestly say that not a single detail was out of place and that was totally down to the staff at Notley. The waiters and waitresses were the most professional young people I have ever come across and this was commented on by all of our guests. We would absolutely recommend Notley Abbey to anyone that was considering this venue. The venue, the staff, the food absolutely every detail exceeded all of our expectations.
Thomas & Ashley
Married in March 2019
January 2019
A lifetime of memories!
Just to say that we really really enjoyed our big day at Notley Abbey so thank you very very much to Jess and the rest of the team for making it happen. We will cherish the memories for the rest of our lives.
Sarah & Sean
Married in March 2019
January 2019
The Perfect Day
From the bottom of our hearts, we would both like to say thank you for everything you have done for us in the run up to our wedding and on the actual wedding day itself. You have given us the perfect day for the rest of our lives and we are so grateful. The professionalism of all the staff, the dedication to the little details and the quality of service made our day incredibly special, and it ran like clock work which for a worrier like me was very reassuring. We will always remember our incredible wedding at Notley Abbey and so will all our guests, so thank you once again.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Aylesbury Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TN, England

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our venue in google maps and you'll find us at the end of our spectacular 1km approach off the Aylesbury Road.

Nearest Town

Thame

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 J7

Nearest Train Station

Haddenham and Thame Parkway

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
(9)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Think outside the box. Do you want to choose a wedding venue like everyone else? We believe that there's more to choosing a venue than just falling in love with the bricks and mortar. Fall in love with the team, the grounds, the vibe and the menus too.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Flowers enhance a wedding, we know that, but when we see them hanging from beams over the top table in the Monks' Refectory, they do look rather special.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant - Historic - Romantic - Glamorous - Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to share; from our magnificent tree-lined approach to the walled garden, the path leading up to the house and not forgetting our historic Monks' Refectory. Notley Abbey is full of wedding photography hot-spots. Bring your camera when you come to visit us.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We're lucky enough to welcome celebrity guests to Notley Abbey on a frequent basis. As the venue was once owned by Sir Laurence Oliver and Vivien Leigh, you can imagine the celebrity guest lists who used to party in the house back in the day.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Do we have to choose just one? We like to indulge, so our peeled Tiger Prawns with wasabi mayo, lime and chilli are pretty morish.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We wouldn't say no to a strawberry dipped in indulgent chocolate from our chocolate fountain!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Driving through the gates of any wedding venue is exciting, but at Notley Abbey, your dreams may instantly turn in to a reality because the tree-lined approach is truly spectacular and we expect you to arrive to your visit late, as our couples always want to stop and take a photo of the driveway before they reach the house.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Bijou Team help everything fall in to place; from the moment you request a brochure with us, to the morning you leave Notley Abbey as a married couple. We'll ensure you are fully supported during the throes of wedding planning and that the venue looks immaculate for your arrival, both inside and out.