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.
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, uplighters, 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 Bijou 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.
I don't know where to start with such an incredible day we had. Absolutely blown away! Working with you and your team in the run up was absolutely faultless and ensured the day was as we had dreamed of. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, nothing was too much trouble and the team were always a few steps ahead allowing Simon and I to really enjoy the day. Lisa and Barbara were a god send. They really helped me throughout the day, even helping me breath before going in to the ceremony! There is so much more I could write about how fantastic it was but I would be here all day! Please pass my huge thanks on to the whole team who was part of our amazing day. You guys really are incredible! Kindest regards Charlotte & Simon
Our wedding day at Notley was amazing. The Bijou team looked after us superbly and nothing was too much trouble. On the day Ian and Gemma ensured the day ran beautifully. We would like to also thank Annette who was a superstar by being incredibly flexible and helpful during the set up of the day. The little touch of offering and making orange bows from our left over ribbon to put on the seating plan cards was above and beyond. We would also like to thank the support team and particularly Maddie who accommodated all of the changes and requests as the big day approached. Our guests were all very complimentary about the venue, the food and wine and the overall service they received. Thanks again for making our day so special and memorable. We loved it.
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!
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 truely magical and we are still on a wedding high
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!
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