£2,500 - £12,600 for Venue Hire
Up to 164
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
2024/2025 Offer
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
2024/2025 Offer
Bridebook Deal
Offer Available
2024/2025 Offer
Every stone tells a story at Notley Abbey, a honey-hued hideaway. It was here that Hollywood lovebirds Laurence Olivier & Vivien Leigh threw legendary parties for the for the A-list of their day.
Notley Abbey Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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
Includes canapés, reception drinks, 3 course wedding breakfast with wine and mineral water, a glass to toast, and an evening buffet, plus all service.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Wine allowance per guest
Minimum numbers apply
Bespoke menu available
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Notley Abbey Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Pet Friendly
Water View
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Notley Abbey Full Description
Set in private riverside grounds dotted with lavender, Notley Abbey is impossibly romantic. The beauty of its ancient monastic architecture, tranquil walled garden and long, tree-lined driveway creates one of England’s most exquisite settings for celebration. Couples can choose to marry in the intimate Abbot’s Hall, the original main room of the house, or the spectacular, barn-like Monks’ Refectory. Outside, surrounded by wisteria in season, the walled garden makes the perfect backdrop for a summer ceremony al fresco. As guests mingle with bottomless Prosecco or Pimm’s, it’s time for your photoshoot – framed by the lime trees of the abbey’s long drive, or on the lawn with the house as your backdrop. The Grade I listed Monks’ Refectory hosts up to 164 for your three-course wedding breakfast beneath glittering crystal chandeliers, prepared with panache by Notley Abbey’s experienced banqueting chefs, and up to 250 for an unforgettable evening reception. Later, steal away to the enchanting Notley Suite to rest your head, as your nearest and dearest settle into nine characterful bedrooms – graced, over the years, by famous guests from Henry VIII to Marilyn Monroe. Naturally, you’ll share breakfast (and stories of the night before) together the next morning. Exclusively yours for 24 hours, this is a house with a long tradition of exuberant celebration. With 25 years’ experience in planning and hosting dream weddings, yours is in the best of hands. 2024 Wedding Offer Harper Weddings has released a limited amount of dates available for 2024 from June onwards, where you can get 24h exclusive hire of Notley Abbey from just £2,000 on your Harper Wedding. But you’ll have to be quick, with many couples enquiring and this summer proving a very high demand one, make sure to book your visit soon to make sure you don’t miss out. *Offer applies to new wedding bookings only and is subject to date availability. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Julia & James
Happy couple married in June
July 2024
Fairytale Wedding
We celebrated the most wonderful wedding at Notley Abbey in June 2024. Having researched and visited multiple venues, we decided on Notley Abbey after a recommendation. There may be cheaper options out there, but why take the chance on sub-standard quality for your big day? That’s the view we took and we now have our memories of an amazing day to cherish forever. The service on the day was absolutely exquisite. It was raining heavily on arrival but the team on-site was waiting for us with umbrellas. And they were by our side every step of the way thereafter. You don’t know what to expect from the service on the day until you experience it for yourself, and it honestly exceeded our best expectations. Fortunately, the clouds parted in time for the ceremony in the beautiful monks' refectory and we celebrated with bubbles and canapés in the sunshine in the gorgeous grounds of Notley Abbey. Our guests were blown away. The online planner takes some getting used to initially, but the team is on hand for a phone call to help while you get used to it. We honestly cannot find a fault with how the team performed. It was flawless. If you’re considering this venue and Harper Weddings for your wedding, don’t hesitate any longer and place your trust in them, you won’t regret it. With all our thanks and best wishes once again to the whole team for an amazing day, Julia and James.
Hannah & Jordan
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
May 2024 Wedding - The Best Day!
We found Notley Abbey through one of the sister venues. We absolutely adored the look and feel and booked it straight away as we knew it was perfect for us. At the beginning we felt a little disappointed with the communication and customer service - we weren't made to feel special and felt a bit like a clog in a machine. However, as time went on we loved the food & drinks tasting experience and we were able to visit the venue as much as much as we liked in the build up to the big day. One week before our wedding we had a family emergency which changed quite a lot of the logistics we had planned for the day. I have to say, the Notley team were extremely supportive and accommodating considering the short notice. In the end, the day was beyond perfect and ran so smoothly. The onsite team were incredible and everyone had a fantastic day. The venue is breath-taking and the quality of the food and wine was outstanding. I would highly recommend Notley for your wedding. We had the best day in the countryside with all our loved ones.
Gina & Stefan
Happy couple married in March
April 2024
Highly Recommend!
After searching far and wide across London, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, we decided to have our wedding at Notley Abbey in March 2024. And we are so glad we chose this venue for our wedding. It is a stunning building, which even excited our photographer! Our wedding planner, Emily, was amazing! We only had 4 months to organise the wedding, and she was always prompt in her responses. Whenever she was away, there was always someone there to respond to our [long list] of queries. Emily also always put us at ease and went above and beyond to help us arrange the day. The wedding was incredible! Everything went according to plan, and there were no hiccups. The canapés were delicous and the wedding banquet sensational. All staff, Julie and Rachel to name a few, went above and beyond to make sure my partner and I always had a drink in our hands and well fed throughout. Their professionalism and attentiveness were admirable. Everyone told us how amazing and well organised our wedding was. We all slept very well and the breakfast on the day after was sublime. To summarise, we are incredibly thankful to all staff at Notley for really making our day so special. We cannot recommend Notley Abbey enough! We are still waiting for our photographer to work his magic so I have attached some previews only. I'd just arrange a visit. The pictures don't do it justice.
Alison & Tim
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Everything was perfect...
Thank you so so much for everything you have done for us. We honestly had the best day of our entire lives. Everything was perfect, and the staff, service and food was phenomenal.
Kirsten & Alex
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
It absolutely exceeded our expectations!
We wanted to send a big thank you to you all for making our wedding so special on Saturday! We honestly couldn't fault the day - it absolutely exceeded our expectations! The venue was stunning, food was amazing, and the team was so professional and made sure everything ran incredibly smoothly. We and our guests had the best day!!
Daisy & Ben
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
We truly had the best day!
We just wanted to email to say thank you. Yesterday was fantastic and everything we had hoped for. The whole day was stress free and the staff ensured it went smoothly and exactly to plan. Lots of guests commented on the stunning venue, incredible food and attentive staff. We truly had the best day!
Notley Abbey Location & Contact Details


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


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 J7

Nearest Train Station

Haddenham and Thame Parkway

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