Weddings at Shuttleworth

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£1,500 - £6,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
31 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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.
Weddings at Shuttleworth Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,500
Maximum Price
£6,000
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
Weddings at Shuttleworth Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
600
No. of Bedrooms
31
Sleeps No. of People
56
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Vegan
Chinese / Japanese
Eastern European
Caribbean
Latin / South American
Western / European
African
Indian
Mediterranean
Hog Roast
Middle Eastern
Bar

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Weddings at Shuttleworth 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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1996
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(25)
Martin & Peter
Happy couple married in November
March 2024
Magical winter wedding
Shuttleworth House is a showstopper. I will never forget the first moment we saw the house as we approached in our car, from that very moment we knew this was our perfect wedding venue. Myself and my now husband wanted a grand stately home where we could celebrate a black-tie winter wedding with our loved ones. We visited around 18 months before and met the weddings manager Georgia who showed us around the house and grounds. The house is one of the last few stately homes to celebrate its beautiful heritage. The ballroom and morning room are particularly beautiful. We knew it was perfect so we booked that week! The beauty of Shuttleworth is there are so many options. We had a winter wedding and had a Gatsby style vision so used the house but the grounds are equally as beautiful and would be perfect for a summer wedding. Fast forward 18 months and lots of planning (Georgia was phenomenal and kept in contact throughout) and our special day arrived. Magical, we had the best day. Georgia and her team we cannot thank you enough. Everything ran smoothly, our guests absolutely loved the venue and the service provided. Our Shuttleworth recommended catering company Portfolio Events were also outstanding and provided the best food. Do not hesitate, get married at Shuttleworth. Thank you. Martin & Peter.
Charlotte and Richard
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
A fabulous day!!
We have been blown away with the service that Shuttleworth provided us for our special day. Our contact, Georgia, was superbly capable in handling all our requirements, reassuring us during the planning stage and giving excellent recommendations for suppliers. Since we had to do most of the planning at a long distance, she was generous with her time and accommodating us with zoom calls so things went smoothly. On the lead up to the day she would check in with us and confirm all details, and on the day the venue looked fabulous and exactly as we had imagined. Not only do you get this spectacular venue, its wonderful rooms and history, but the grounds as a beautiful setting for photos. Plus, guests staying also have access to the Shuttleworth collection of historical aircraft. The venue also has excellent rooms for guests, and a bridal flat with impressive views of the grounds, which we enjoyed on the day after! All in all, this gorgeous manor house was the perfect place for our special day!
Lewis and Lindsey
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
A truly special day!!
Georgia and her team are amazing, from our initial meeting to moments before our ceremony Georgia has been so kind, attentive and helpful. She always had time for questions, she was so helpful, even putting g flowers together for our table centre pieces the day before. I cannot recommend shuttleworth for a wedding enough, I don't even have words to describe how truly special our day was, we stayed in the Princess flat which was beautiful and full of character. On the morning of staff arrived early and made sure we didn't have to worry about the smaller details and could focus on enjoying the amazing morning. We hired the white rose for our trips to the swiss garden and even had additional peacock guests attend our ceremony, the swiss cottage and included flowers were stunning and our guests were looked after throughout their time there. Once back in the garden suite the bar team were amazing and accommodating to all of our guests. A truly amazing day one I will not soon forget.
Charlotte & Joe
Happy couple married in August
March 2024
Absolutely stunning
Everything from start to finish at Shuttleworth was seamless. Georgia, who co-ordinated everything for us, was just fabulous. Nothing was too much to ask (even doing photocopying for us when we had miscounted numbers for something going on the tables!). We felt at ease throughout the whole process and knew that everything would be taken care of. Georgia liaised with all of our suppliers in terms of times and arrival so we didn’t have to think about a thing on the day. The venue is just stunning - all our guests commented how beautiful it is and was one of the best weddings they’d ever been to! We couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Charlotte and Alan
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Most amazing wedding we could have asked for!!
OH MY GOODNESS!!! Our wedding at Shuttleworth was a fairytale!!! If you want to spend the day feeling like you are a character from Downton abbey, or maybe The Crown, this is the perfect venue! From the first time we met Georgia we were made to feel welcome and no idea or decision was too big or too small for Georgia to make happen! The house is beautiful and you are able to use the rooms in any way you choose to, unlike many venues where you have to have certain rooms for certain parts of the wedding. At Shuttleworth you essentially use the house as if it was your own for the day. The venue itself is stunning and all our guests remarked on how lovely the grounds and venue are (sadly the same couldn't be said for the weather!) On the day Georgia made sure everything ran smoothly and what small hiccups there were she fixed without us even knowing, the girl must have run a marathon getting around the house! I really cannot praise the whole team highly enough for their care, attention to detail, and overall intent on the day running perfectly! The venue itself is just so lovely and many of our guests remarked on how lovely the drive up to the house was as well. If it were the done thing to marry the same person twice I would do it all again at Shuttleworth!!
M & D
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
Amazing Venue and dedicated Team
From the moment we visited Shuttleworth House we knew this was where we wanted to get married. Georgia was absolutely fantastic and supported us through the whole process from booking the venue to being part of our special day. Lots of people say arranging a wedding is an extremely stressful event, but we can honestly say that our experience was not stressful at all. Our big day was amazing and was better than we could have ever hoped for. We would 100% recommend Shuttleworth (and Georgia) as a venue to get married. You will not be disappointed
Weddings at Shuttleworth Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Biggleswade

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 - Biggleswade

Nearest Train Station

Biggleswade

Nearest Airport

London Luton

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