Abingdon Abbey Buildings


Abingdon Abbey Buildings



We are delighted that you are thinking about hiring the Abingdon Abbey Buildings Wedding Venue for your wedding.

The beautiful medieval buildings are more than 600 years old, set in their own private walled gardens and with a mill stream running...alongside. They are a scheduled ancient monument, once part of Abingdon’s famous Abbey, and are full of history and unique in character. They are rustic in style and partially open to the elements (the north side of the Long Gallery is not glazed), but they offer an ideal location for a wedding between the months of May and September.

We have a licence to host civil ceremonies, so you can choose to use our venue for your ceremony, reception, or both.

As well as providing a private and unique backcloth for your special day, the Abbey Buildings offer you scope to put your own stamp on your wedding experience. You will be able to dress the venue using your own style and creativity, with bunting, fairy lights, flowers and other light-weight decorations, which can be hung or tied to the fabric of this beautiful ancient monument.

Wedding banquets are set up in the magnificent Long Gallery, with its impressive vaulted ceiling, beams, posts and stone fireplaces. We provide wooden chairs and rectangular tables which can be arranged in various banqueting formats, or if you prefer, you can hire in round tables. There is space in the Long Gallery to accommodate up to 100 guests for dining.

They are Abingdon’s best kept secret, located in a private cul-de-sac but very close to the Market Place. There are churches, hotels and guest houses within easy walking distance, together with plenty of public car parks nearby and an excellent bus service from Oxford.

We are five minutes’ easy walk from the disembarkation point for Salter’s Steamers boat trips from Oxford’s Folly Bridge, so perfect for a wedding ceremony taking place in Oxford, followed by a relaxed trip down the river with your family and friends prior to your reception.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Historic
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Party People (60 - 150)
  • Dining
  • Allows private catering
  • Alcohol licence
  • Corkage option

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Car parking