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Notley Abbey

Aylesbury Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

About Notley Abbey wedding venue

Once the country home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Notley Abbey is a medieval masterpiece. Experience this exquisite country house, which is entirely yours for your whole day. The Bijou team's meticulous attention to detail and discreet service perfectly complement Notley Abbey's enchanting atmosphere and luxurious accommodation, and will make the most important day of your life flow seamlessly - from start to finish.

Notley Abbey, located close to the border of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire offers a grand banqueting hall in the spectacular Monks' Refectory - ideal for 40 to 190 guests- with capacity to host up to 250 guests for evening celebrations. Complete contemporary internal renovation complements the medieval buildings and Grade I listing which offers a romantic setting with cloisters and landscaped grounds on the banks of the river Thame. Civil ceremonies are available inside or in the gardens and Notley Abbey offers nine comfortable and stylish bedroom suites, including one sensational bridal suite featuring spectacular views. This historic wedding venue can be your exclusive dream home for 24 hours. Every wedding detail will be delivered by our specialist Wedding Management Team including sublime, 5 star banqueting delivered by our expert team of in-house chefs. You'll experience a discreet and professional service throughout your experience, from the moment you request a brochure until the morning you leave our wedding venue the following day.

The ultimate, exclusively elegant wedding experience awaits...


Notley Abbey Features

Minimum guests40
Maximum guests190
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesYes
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo
Venue type: Abbey, Barn, Country House, Historic Building, Manor House

Notley Abbey Location

Notley Abbey
Aylesbury Road
HP17 8TR
Map of Notley Abbey
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Directions to Notley Abbey

Directions by car:

See website

Directions by public transport:

Haddenham and Thame Parkway Station is 1 mile away.


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Better than we could have possibly imagined

We had the most perfect day on Saturday - every single thing was better than we could have possibly imagined. The staff were unbelievably helpful and professional, the food was delicious and there wasn’t a single guest who didn’t comment on how wonderful the setting was. Thank you so much! ...

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July 2018.


We had a magical day

We have just arrived back from our honeymoon in Croatia and are still enjoying talking about our wedding day in detail. We had a magical day which was due, in a large part, to the wonderful venue, food and staff. Everything ran very smoothly and nothing was...

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July 2018.


Seamless wedding planning

THANK YOU for all of your wonderful help in the run up to and on the day of our wedding at Notley Abbey. It was seamless from beginning to end and we had the best day. ...

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December 2017.

Family member

It could not have been more wonderful

My daughter's wedding took place at Notley Abbey on Friday 8 September and it could not have been more wonderful. We fell in love with the venue the first time we visited (having already seen half a dozen other wedding venues). It is such a romantic and atmospheric place. Each...

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October 2017.

Family member

No hesitation in recommending

Hi Maddie, I can't thank you all enough at Bijou weddings and at Notley Abbey for everything you all did to make Charlotte and Tom's wedding day run so seamlessly and smoothly. It really was a such a beautiful, totally stress free and fantastic day - it surpassed all my...

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October 2017.
About the Owners

About The Owners: Bijou Weddings

A collection of four, exclusive use, country house wedding venues based in Surrey, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, all located within 90 minutes of London.

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