Weddings at Shuttleworth

£800 - £7000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
31 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Fridays 2023
The venue offers four settings for your wedding – a magnificent house with period rooms and rolling parkland for a marquee, picturesque Swiss Garden and an aircraft hangar suitable for receptions.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Built on the site of Warden Abbey, a monastery founded in the time of the Doomsday book, stands the former home of the Shuttleworth family. A 5000 acre site in the heart of rural Bedfordshire, with rolling parkland vistas and steeped in compelling history, the Shuttleworth estate offers an extraordinary setting for weddings and celebrations all year round. From smaller, more intimate ceremonies to opulent gatherings of up to 1000 guests, Shuttleworth has a choice of three stunning venues to make your day unique and memorable. The House and Parkland offer an unrivalled wedding experience. Take use of the Jacobean-style country house and choose between an array of grand rooms to hold your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Suitable for ceremonies for up to 200 guests and seated dinners for up to 150 guests. Additionally, The Summer House, set within a sunken garden makes for a charming, idyllic outdoor ceremony venue. Finally, the abundance of mature parkland is ideal if you wish to build a marquee or tipi. For a magical, serene affair The Swiss Garden, designed in the late Regency era, is a rare example of period landscape design. Within the garden, surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns, are two licenced venues for wedding ceremonies: The Swiss Cottage and The Grotto & Fernery. The Collection’s Hangar 3 is a thrilling venue to host your day. With tables peppered around masterpieces of aviation and automotive history, this unique space lends itself to a stylish ‘vintage’ celebration. As a multi-venue property, Shuttleworth offers the opportunity to host your ceremony and your reception in more than one location. All weddings at Shuttleworth are offered with the close assistance of an experienced wedding planner, to assist in the lead up to and during the wedding - this is complimentary to ensure excellence of service.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Georgia French
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to Shuttleworth, we are very unique as we have a variety of venues available able to cater for all weddings from small intimate ceremony only bookings to large reception celebrations of up to 600 guests. For more information about the options available for your special day please email [email protected] or alternatively call 01767 627922. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Darren and Karena
Happy couple married in October
February 2021
Big thank you
Good morning Georgia, Just want to say and big thank you and Ewan from Karena and I on making our big day happen you both were amazing helping us and our guests out throughout our stay at the Swiss gardens we both as the song said at the end had the time of our life’s we will never forget you guys and how you helped us on one of the most amazing days of our lives thank you both very much Regards Darren and Karena
Ian Beck (on behalf of Indra & Duncan Beck)
Wedding: July
February 2021
Thank you
Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding you and all the staff at the Shuttleworth Trust hosted for them at your beautiful Swiss Gardens at noon last Sunday. Your comprehensive care and great attention to detail on this your 1st post-Covid lockdown wedding was greatly appreciated by not only Indra and Duncan, but by all of those who witnessed the ceremony too. It certainly went far beyond what we thought you would be able to deliver, given all the continually changing government restrictions being placed upon you hosting wedding events at this very difficult time. Obviously the wedding was not quite as we had all originally planned last February, but, despite all the Covid restrictions along the way you turned it into a most wonderful day for us all. The beaming smile on Indra’s face all day and the tears in Duncan’s eyes said it all! As discussed, we would like to make a small donation to the Trust in appreciation. Could you please let me have account details so that I can arrange this. With our Thanks and Best Wishes for your future success, now that restrictions are easing, Ian Beck (on behalf of Indra & Duncan Beck)
Caroline and Mark
Happy couple married in November
January 2020
Have to say it was everything we expected and more.
“We booked our wedding at Shuttleworth with 5 weeks to go due to late change of venue as previous suppliers were not performing. Have to say it was everything we expected and more. Beautiful place to get married - everything on the day was perfect - the ceremony took place in the lovely billiard room with gorgeous view of the grounds, and then back to the drinks reception. After this we had full use of the ground floor for the rest of the wedding. Food was lovely and all well catered for. Georgia the wedding planner was so efficient and clearly enjoyed her job and always responded immediately to emails and phone calls. So glad we did last minute change of venue and looking forward to seeing the full photos with such lovely backgrounds”
David Brown and Alba Lucia Figueroa-Brown
Happy couple married in October
February 2021
Shuttleworth, you are amazing!
Shuttleworth, you are amazing! It was in October 2019 that we celebrated our Marriage Blessing in The House, and it was absolutely perfect in every way. The Wedding Team helped and supported us in every detail from the very beginning of the day until the final guest had left after breakfast on the "morning after the night before". But Adam, Georgia and the entire Wedding Team did more, much more, than look after us on our Special Day; they were always available to us if we needed them, from the day when we decided that Shuttleworth was to be our chosen venue, right through the planning stages, and then on the Day itself. The House is magnificent, the grounds are glorious, even in October; the accommodation is comfortable and exceptionally clean. The Wedding Breakfast was delicious and served in the most elegant style by a team who looked immaculate and were so well rehearsed in serving the three courses. They were courteous, discreet and efficient; serving our appreciative guests and us in a manner that would grace the finest of hotels anywhere. We still cannot quite believe how fortunate we were to have been shown such generosity; the whole House was opened to us for our unforgettable Marriage Blessing. The grand Entrance Hall, the elegant Morning Room where we held our ceremony facing the beautiful front grounds, the magnificent Saloon where we enjoyed our Wedding Breakfast, the Drawing Room where we and our guests danced the evening away; oh, and the gorgeous and intimate Dining Room where the cake and the most delicious cheeseboard was served during the evening celebrations. We were treated as though The House was our home and never once were we made to feel anything other than "special". We have nothing but praise for not only the efficiency of the Wedding Team, but also for the personal and genuinely caring manner in which everyone at Shuttleworth performed their particular roles. Thank you Adam; thank you Georgia and a big "thank you" to everyone behind the scenes, many of whom we did not get to meet personally, but who obviously gave themselves wholeheartedly to make our Day such a memorable occasion for us. We would highly recommend Shuttleworth to any couple who are planning their Wedding. Why look anywhere else? It is hard to imagine there being any other venue that could be better than the Shuttleworth Wedding Experience.
Tamsin and Abdi
Happy couple married in May
May 2019
Thank you so much we had an amazing day...
Thank you so much we had an amazing day, everything was perfect and ran smoothly. We are very grateful to the team, please pass on to everyone. It was the best day of our lives.
Rebecca and James Little
Happy couple married in February
February 2018
Shuttleworth is a beautiful venue
We got married in February at Shuttleworth House. To ensure all members of our family were able to attend we had to organise the wedding in 6 weeks, which seemed an impossible task. After our first meeting with Georgia French, Shuttleworth Wedding Coordinator, organising a wedding in such a small amount of time became an achievable and stress free task. Georgia was able to take away our ideas, likes and dislikes and create the most perfect day. Shuttleworth is a beautiful venue that was able to provide an elegant and sophisticated setting for our small party.

Shuttleworth House Wedding Show

26th February 2023
The Wedding Show is a great opportunity to speak to our team about weddings at Shuttleworth.
Location & Contact Details


Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 - Biggleswade

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Luton

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Best Wedding Venue in Bedfordshire - 2022 - Muddy Stilettos

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

On one of our weddings the groom arrived by landing his own aircraft on our runway and then later on the couple had a full air display with Pyrotechnics.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take it one step at a time with the planning, we are always happy to help with recommending suppliers and advice on what works well from our previous experience.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

The father of the bride growing all of the wedding flowers from his own private garden.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exceptional, Unique, Accommodating, Stunning and Heritage

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Everywhere, the grounds truly are a photographers' Paradice. Whether you are having photos with our spitfire, within The Swiss Gardens by the bridges, or on the staircase at The House or within the gardens as the sun sets for golden hour. There are so many possibilities.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

The grotto and fernery

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The unique offering within The Collection, everything you see there still flies. We have the oldest aircraft in the world plus running spitfires and also a hurricane.