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Notley Abbey wedding photography

If I could design my dream venue for wedding photography this might well be it.

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I love how Notley Abbey is old and new at the same time. It's so full of character and palpable history (if walls could talk, hey?) but also thoroughly modern and neutral.

I don’t get the opportunity to shoot at Notley nearly enough … although, if I’m being totally honest, I could photograph a wedding there every week and it still wouldn’t be enough!

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My experience at Notley Abbey

I’ve photographed several weddings at Notley Abbey and each one has been a pure pleasure. I’ve shot civil ceremonies (indoor and outdoor), as well as church weddings close by in Thame. Oh, and many an elegant drinks reception and rocking party has been captured there too!

I’d love to shoot there more regularly, so if you’re planning to tie the knot at Notley (oh, a pun AND an alliteration #doublethelove) pleeeease give me a shout!

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Five reasons you’ll love Notley Abbey for your wedding photography

  • 1 The mullion windows are a delight - I lust after their quirky handles! But most importantly, they let in lovely light which bounces around beautifully courtesy of the neutral cream interiors.
  • 2 And as for backgrounds for group photos and portraits ... Notley is your oyster.
  • 3 The secret pocket gardens at the back of the house are perfect for romantic portraits away from prying eyes.
  • 4 The fabulous front door is great to make an entrance for confetti photos after your ceremony.
  • 5 The tree-lined driveway, stone walls and river offer amazing backdrops … lemme at it!
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The gallery

Take a peek at some of Notley Abbey's most interesting, intriguing and secret features.

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True love stories

Feast your eyes on these weddings I’ve shot at Notley Abbey.

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Rich & Nadine’s summer wedding at Notley Abbey
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Bradley & Jenni’s music themed wedding at Notley Abbey
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Rob & Ali’s autumn wedding at Notley Abbey
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Did you know *this* about Notley Abbey?

  • 1 Notley was built as an Augustinian abbey in the 1100’s
  • 2 It was once owned by Hollywood royalty - Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh...
  • 3 ...And the Abbot’s Hall (where you can have a civil ceremony) was their sitting room
  • 4 The abbey church (now just buried remains) is in the walled garden
  • 5 The abbey was originally known as Nutley' - in reference to the abundance of nut trees in the area
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