Notley Abbey is a venue that must be seen to be appreciated. From the stunning driveway, to the magical Walled Garden or the enchanting Monks' Refectory, you'll be sure to fall in love with this venue


Is Notley Abbey licensed for civil ceremonies?

Yes, we are licensed indoors and outdoors for weddings. We have two indoor ceremony options, the Abbott's Hall or the Monks Refectory. Alternatively, we have the magical Walled Garden. With a variety of celebration spaces, you can invite up to 164 guests for your ceremony and wedding banquet, and up to 250 guests for your evening reception.

What help will we receive in the lead up to our wedding?

We have an experienced team of Wedding Planners who are on hand to assist you with your plans and answer any questions that you have. We also offer a sophisticated online planning system where you can input all of your wedding planning details, from food and drink choices through to your guest list and table plan.

What facilities are there at Notley Abbey?

Notley Abbey has many facilities to offer including: Sonos sound system, live stream webcams, microphones and DJ facilities. In addition the venue offers an outdoor ceremony space, overnight accommodation and onsite parking. The list goes on!

Do I need to source a caterer?

No, we look after that for you! We have a brigade of Harper Chefs who can provide a completely bespoke menu for your wedding or you can choose from our extensive list of delicious dishes.

Do you have overnight accommodation at Notley Abbey?

Yes, we have nine beautifully decorated and very spacious bedrooms at the venue.

Do you have any 2024 offers?

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. Offer applies to Harper Weddings only. Offer not available for dry hire weddings. Expires 31.12.24


A huge thank you to the whole Notley team for making our day so amazing. Everyone was so helpful and made the day, and the whole planning process, as stress free as possible for us. We cannot thank you enough for letting us sit back and relax whilst you made the whole venue look incredible. It really was just amazing! We are so pleased that we choose such a wonderful venue with such a professional, dedicated team for our big day. Our guests all had an amazing time and it truly was the best day of our lives.

Ella & Callum

We knew Notley Abbey was the perfect choice for us as soon as we came up the drive! Ashley (our planner) and the team were great keeping us organised and answering any questions promptly, so I felt quite relaxed in the run up to the day. On the day itself, all the staff were brilliant (special mention to Gemma!) from unloading the car when we first arrived to making sure my veil didn’t catch on anything going down the aisle to the delicious breakfast the next morning! I couldn’t fault anything and would highly recommend Notley to other couples.

Caroline & Alan

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!

Samantha & James

Thanks so much Ashley, the day was perfect in every way! The staff at Notley are just amazing and we really had the best day. All our guests have commented on how amazing the venue is and how lovely the food was!

Summer & Harrison

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!

Alexa & Phil

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