Notley Abbey

Aylesbury Road, Great Milton (Oxfordshire) HP17 8TN Map · Telephone · Website
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About Notley Abbey

Notley Abbey is one of six romantic and exclusive use venues owned by Bijou Weddings. Built in the 12th century, this country house wedding venue was once the home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Fully restored in the early 2000s, it is steeped in history, romance and glamour. If you’re looking for an elegant Buckinghamshire wedding venue, there really is nowhere like it.

You and your guests will arrive down a beautiful, long, tree-lined driveway to the doors of this magnificent country home. You can host your civil ceremony in one of their indoor or outdoor entertaining spaces, making Notley Abbey a stylish year-round wedding venue.

Outdoor wedding ceremonies are held in the ‘nook’ in the Walled Garden, with a rustic aisle leading down their perfectly-manicured lawn.

Inside, the Abbott’s Hall is an elegant, intimate, oak-beamed ceremony space, with vast windows flooding the hall with natural light and a stunning feature fireplace dating back to Henry V.

If you’re looking for a bigger ceremony room for up to 172 guests or a romantic reception space, the Monks’ Refectory is a spectacular stone barn, bursting with character and charm. Enjoying views of the cloister gardens and front laws, you can start with reception drinks outside, before making a spectacular entrance as newlyweds into the luxurious, chandelier-lit barn. Historically the Refectory hosted the daily meals of the Augustine Monks who lived on the site from 1192, and now you can become part of its history as the in-house chefs whip up a delicious banquet wedding breakfast for your guests.

Bijou Wedding Venues operate only on an exclusive use basis so couples choosing to host their wedding at Notley Abbey can treat it as their own home for the duration of their celebration. You can invite the wedding party to prepare for the big day in a calm, relaxed environment and host family and friends for the night in one of their nine luxury bedrooms, including a stunning bridal suite.

Combining the romance of a country house wedding with the charm of a rustic-chic barn wedding, Notley Abbey is truly a unique wedding venue.

  • Exclusive-use, country house wedding venue located in Thame on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border
  • Able to host up to 172 guests for an indoor ceremony and banquet, and up to 250 guests for an evening reception
  • Hands-on, friendly support and advice from the moment you first visit from Bijou’s specialist wedding planning team
  • World-class banqueting menus prepared by first-class in-house cheffing teams
  • A luxury bridal suite and eight further bedrooms
  • Incredible approach and grounds
  • Hands-on, friendly support and advice from the moment you first visit
  • Specialist wedding day team and management
  • World-class banqueting menus prepared by specialist in-house cheffing teams
  • Elegant bridal suite
  • 8 further guest bedrooms
  • Incredible approach and grounds
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Recommended by 100% of couples


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    Katherine · Married on 01/08/2019

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    Perfect wedding day at Notley Abbey

    We got married at Notley Abbey on 1st August 2019 and had the most perfect day. From the moment we first visited we knew this was our venue it really has that 'wow' factor. The beautiful building with all it's history, the gorgeous grounds and gardens and of course the long tree-lined driveway. The Notley & Bijou staff have been fantastic throughout and made our wedding day the best day of our lives. All our guests loved the venue and commented on how well the day ran and how great the food was, we really couldn't have asked for more. Particular thanks go to: Ann our planner who supported us through all the planning and menu tasting etc (by the way the online planning portal is great, made all the planning stress free as everything is in one place!); lovely day managers Jess and Phoebe who guided the set up of our decorations exactly as we wanted and made sure everything ran to time; night manger Antonio who was so professional and quickly resolved a minor hiccup when a card machine stopped working by opening up a second bar in the house; Gary the Bijou DJ who kept the dance floor busy all night; and all the other waiters and bar staff sorry we don't know their names. We feel so lucky to have got married at Notley Abbey it really was absolutely amazing, thank you so much! The new Mr & Mrs Hughes.

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    Nikola & James · Married on 06/07/2019

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    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!

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    Ashley & Thomas · Married on 23/03/2019

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    A lifetime of memories!

    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.

    Sent on 25/03/2019

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Notley Abbey FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Barn
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests

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    VAT Offer - All remaining dates up until December 31st 2020

    Bijou Weddings are offering to pay the VAT on all new wedding bookings made from now (August 1st, 2020), for ALL remaining wedding dates, up to and including 31st December, 2020.

    To take advantage of this special wedding offer at Notley Abbey, please request a brochure and contact our friendly team to find out more. We’d be delighted to provide you with a quote over the phone, or why not book a visit to come and see us over one of our future open day weekends?
    Call us: 0345 130 9966 | Email us: yourday@bijouweddings.co.uk


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