A Medieval masterpiece and the former home of Sir Laurence Olivier, Notley Abbey is the embodiment of elegance and style. Its utterly magical grounds offer the perfect backdrop for your special day and the Monks’ Refectory provides the ultimate party setting with the capacity to host up to 172-day guests and 250 evening guests. Notley Abbey’s Bijou pedigree guarantees unparalleled quality and reliability of service.
Photo credits; Emma Pilkington, Nataly J Photography, Ed Godden
Information about the services provided by Notley Abbey are outlined below
Over night guests can enjoy one of 8 further, beautifully appointed guest bedrooms at the venue.
There are several bar options available for your wedding at Notley Abbey.
Notley Abbey offers a superb dual aspect bridal suite, complete with a four poster bed and dressing area.
In House Catering
The catering for your wedding at Notley Abbey will be taken care of by our in-house brigade of experienced chefs. You will be invited to Notley Abbey for a menu tasting prior to your big day so that you can choose the ultimate banquet menu for your guests.
Notley Abbey is only available to hire on an exclusive use basis for 24 hours.
Notley Abbey is surrounded by wonderful grounds and gardens; from the approach to the venue to the magnificent walled gardens and far-stretching countryside views from the house itself. There are too many wonderful photographic opportunities to list.
Weddings at Notley Abbey typically come to an end at 11:30pm however, couples are able to party until 1 am on a pre-arranged basis.
Licensed For Marriage
Couples with smaller guests lists can choose to marry in the intimate Abbot’s Hall, seating up to 103 guests. For guests lists up to 172, couples may choose to get married outside in The Walled Garden, or in the stone barn Monks’ Refectory.
There is plenty of parking on-site for your wedding guests.
Use External Suppliers
Bijou Wedding Venues offer a list of Bijou Partners – a hand-picked collection of wedding suppliers who we’ve seen work at our venues time and time again. We trust that they will do a wonderful job for you. They are a great starting point if you’re looking for a reliable supplier, but we do of course allow various external suppliers at Notley Abbey. Chat to us directly if you have any specific requirements.
Saturday surpassed all our expectations and was literally the best day ever. Kieran and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we couldn’t have asked or wanted anything more. The staff on the day were so attentive, professional and friendly and were always walking around with a smile on their faces. Our guests commented on how wonderful the staff were and you guys really did smash it.
Thanks everyone at Bijou for a great day on Saturday. The service and management of the event was excellent and we had the perfect day. Even the rain made it better as everyone remained in the house and couldn’t disperse, adding to the atmosphere. A special mention to the waiting staff during the banquet – I have had a number of comments from guests saying how professional and seamless it was.
Martin and Julia
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!
Ffion & Ben
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