£4325 - £9265 for Venue Hire
Up to 164
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Why not celebrate the most magical day of your lives by hosting your fairytale wedding in Laurence Olivier's former home?
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,325
Maximum Price
£9,265
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
£111
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
164
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
9
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00AM
Yes

Food and Drink

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

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
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 experienced wedding planning team and the help of a unique online planner. Couples can choose from the intimate Abbott’s Hall or the grand stone barn Refectory for their ceremony. 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
(20)
Alexa & Phil
Married in October 2021
November 2021
Just wish we could do it all again!
Needless to say we had the most AMAZING day, and experience at Notley. It's such a special place and we're thrilled that we chose it for our wedding. A huge thanks to you for all your help in organising a seamless experience - and to the team on the day for looking after us so thoroughly well. Just wish we could do it all again!
MOB
Wedding: October 2021
November 2021
The day was truly magical
The wedding was AMAZING! Everything was absolutely wonderful! The food and service were fabulous! The staff and everyone at Notley Abbey that day were incredible, so helpful, professional and lovely to us and our guests. The day was truly magical and we are still on a wedding high
Pakize & Warren
Married in October 2021
November 2021
Your team were truly fantastic
I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who played a part in making our day so special, the venue is amazing, but your team were truly fantastic. Everyone was so professional and the attention to detail was perfect, with everyone definitely on the same page, a true team!!!
Samantha & James
Married in September 2021
November 2021
To say you go above and beyond is an understatement
We cannot thank Notley Abbey and all of its staff enough for the most wonderful wedding day. To say you go above and beyond is an understatement. Right from the initial viewings, planning meetings and tastings, we were completely at ease because it was clear that you were extremely experienced and we had no doubts that our special day would be exactly that. The planning tool was fantastic - it gave us the ability to interactive with you regularly and your responsiveness and willingness to adapt to bespoke ideas was exceptional. I could not fault anything on the day itself. We arrived, unpacked cars and before we knew it, everything had been taken to the right rooms. You had clearly taken note of our design ideas and plans as all the decorations had been laid out perfectly. I cannot praise Lisa and Barbara enough. Ladies - you were beyond amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you. You were calm, friendly and warming and you made sure everything went to plan. There are not enough words to describe how thankful we are to both of you for everything you did. We would thoroughly recommend Notley Abbey and Bijou weddings to anyone. Your service is nothing short of exemplary and the team work is incredible to see. Thank you to everyone - we loved it so much, we’d do it all over again!
B&G Notley Abbey 2020
Married in October 2020
December 2020
We had the most amazing day
We wanted to drop you a message to say thank you again for everything on Saturday! We had the most amazing day, and we are absolutely thrilled to be Mr and Mrs! Special thanks to Maddie for all the organising you did up until the day and to Phillipa and her team for ensuring our wedding went without a hitch.
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.
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
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Weddings at Notley are so much fun - the couples that get married there certainly know how to host a great party.

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.

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