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Missenden Abbey

Missenden Abbey

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Missenden Abbey

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  • Gorgeous 16th century house located on a 12th century abbey
  • Ten acres of private grounds to enjoy and explore
  • Exclusive use hire available
  • Luxury guest accommodation and bridal suite
  • Marquee can host up to 200 guests
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Wedding coordinator with over 14 years' experience
  • Perfect mix of old and contemporary

Missenden Abbey is a fantastic venue in the Chiltern Hills. This gorgeous 12th century medieval abbey and 16th century manor offers the perfect blend of old and contemporary. With ten acres of private grounds to enjoy and explore as well as a civil ceremony licence, it is a perfect venue.

The talented chefs and catering team at Missenden Abbey have a range of seasonal menus to suit everyone's taste. With an experienced coordinator and a friendly front of house team, you can be safe in the knowledge that every detail will be taken care of.


Missenden Abbey was founded in 1133 and was favoured by Henry VIII who visited on many occasions. The Abbey was left to Queen Elizabeth who granted it to the Earl of Leicester. In 1574, a house was constructed on the site of the dissolved monastery.

The Abbey has had many previous owners, amongst the famous were the Carringtons and the Abbey (now used as a home) stayed with their family right up to 1946.

The Abbey is now used as a wedding venue and conference centre and is part of Buckinghamshire University.



The library is the smaller out of the three rooms, it holds a very modern décor. Around the surrounding walls are beautiful and elegant oak bookcases filled with books. With a civil ceremony licence, this room is perfect for those intimate gatherings.

Civil ceremony capacity - 50 guests

Garden Room

The garden room is beautifully light and airy and is a stunning place to say your vows. With a gorgeous stained glass window and grand oak double doors, this room holds both elegance and style.

Ceremony capacity -100 guests
Reception capacity - 250 guests

Dining Room

Host your wedding breakfast in one of the dining rooms. With high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and chandeliers, these are sophisticated and bright spaces.

Wedding breakfast capacity- 115 guests


If you require more space or just prefer a different setting, there is ample space to erect a marquee on the Abbey's grounds. The gardens and abbey create a picturesque backdrop.


The chefs and catering team at Missenden Abbey have created an excellent menu for you to select from sure to suite everyone's taste. The dishes created are from the finest quality ingredients and use only locally sourced produce. A buffet menu can be created for your evening guests.


What better way to relax after your big day than to retire back to a luxury bridal suite where you and your partner can enjoy elegance and comfort. There are 57 luxury rooms available for your guests to stay in so they too can enjoy relaxation after the day.

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Missenden Abbey
Chiltern Hills AONB
London Rd
Great Missenden
HP16 0BD
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