Shortmead

Shortmead House, Biggleswade (Bedfordshire) SG18 0FG Map · Telephone · Website
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About Shortmead

Shortmead is a real hidden gem of a wedding venue, nestled in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The elegant manor house has 16th-century origins and sits amidst 24 acres of beautiful tranquil grounds, offering the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations.

The venue offers a fantastic range of opportunities and choices for your big day. Whether you’re planning a relaxed, intimate event or a formal, grand occasion, Shortmead has a selection of stunning spaces for every season.

Exchange your vows in the stunning, exclusive Regency Room. The Regency Room is a beautiful, ornately decorated space, ideal for smaller weddings. The charming Stables provide a wonderful setting for your ceremony or reception.

If you’re thinking about an outdoor ceremony, the unique poolside Thatch is perfect for summer and autumn weddings. The formal gardens accommodate our grand wedding marquee which provides additional space for larger numbers and a delightful atmosphere for your celebrations into the evening.

When the day comes to an end, your guests can retire to Shortmead’s wonderful guest cottage. The bridal suite offers the perfect place to spend the first night of married life.

While Shortmead enjoys a peaceful setting with stunning open vistas, the venue is conveniently located near to the A1 motorway and mainline train station.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to begin planning your special day!

  • Hidden gem in Bedfordshire
  • Set within 24 acres of beautiful grounds
  • Elegant manor house
  • Fantastic selection of settings for your wedding ceremony and reception
  • Exclusive use
  • Bridal Suite, Guest Cottage and guest rooms
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VW Beetle Cabriolet
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Staircase
Staircase
Bridal Suite
Bridal Suite
Regency Room (Venue)
Regency Room (Venue)
Drawing Room
Drawing Room
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Shortmead House
Thatch
Thatch
Thatch
Thatch
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Shortmead 46
Thatch
Thatch
House-Portico
House-Portico
Lake
Lake
Pergola
Pergola
Pergola
Pergola
Doves
Doves
Courtyard
Courtyard
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Shortmead 47
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Shortmead 50
Courtyard
Courtyard
Courtyard
Courtyard
Hospitality Area - Pool
Hospitality Area - Pool
Hospitality Area- Pool
Hospitality Area- Pool
Cascade
Cascade
Cascade
Cascade
Cascade
Cascade
Garden Games
Garden Games
VW Beetle Cabrios
VW Beetle Cabrios
Marquee - Formal
Marquee - Formal
Marquee - Formal
Marquee - Formal
Marquee - Informal
Marquee - Informal
Marquee - Informal
Marquee - Informal
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Shortmead 48
Thatch - Bar
Thatch - Bar
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Shortmead 47
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Shortmead 49
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Shortmead
VW Beetle Cabriolet
VW Beetle Cabriolet

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5 Reviews for Shortmead

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
5 Shortmead Reviews
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    Jenna Di G · Married on 22/09/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect place to get married

    We got married at Shortmead House in September this year. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was - and it is. It is perfect. Our wedding was intimate and so much fun. One thing that it is difficult to describe in words is the ambience and atmosphere of Shortmead; it is relaxed, yet formal and if you are looking for an outdoor summer wedding, Shortmead House has everything you need. And if you are worried about the weather - dont! It rained on our wedding day but Ian and the team swung into action and made sure that it really didnt matter at all!

    The thatch is a wonderful place to tie the knot and the honeymoon suite is a beautiful, beautiful room and a perfect place to wake up for your first morning as husband and wife. 10/10 for the breakfast too. We hired the cottage for the bridal party and I would recommend doing this too - it is very convenient and great value.

    Sent on 02/04/2019
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    Sam Jones · Married on 07/07/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our perfect wedding and venue

    We got married at Shortmead in July 2018, the day was perfect with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky. The grounds are set in beautiful and meticulously maintained gardens which provided a stunning setting for our summer wedding. The host Ian was faultless in his ability to organise and cater for our every need with brilliant suggestions and ideas throughout. His staff were incredible and went above and beyond to ensure the day went smoothly without any hick ups. Due to the unexpected heat wave and with only a day to go before our wedding, Ian even cleaned and heated up the swimming pool for our guests to enjoy which made the day even more special for us. Ian’s attention to detail and love of Shortmead is clear to see from the exceptional restoration work and care he has put in to make it a one of a kind wedding venue. All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was and how much fun they had, there were outside games such as table tennis, giant Jenga and a giant chess board which added to everyone’s enjoyment. We would highly recommend hiring the beautiful on site cottage. We used it for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready on the day and also spend our wedding night there but it became a great place for us and our family to make use of the amenities throughout the wedding day. Thank you Ian and your team for making our wedding day better than we could of ever imagined, Sam & Debbie

    Sent on 03/04/2019
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    James P · Married on 09/06/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Unique and special, which had the wow factor

    My wife, Lydia, and I got married on 9th June 2018 at the beautiful Shortmead House in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. We were keen to find a venue close to our home in St Neots and Shortmead ticked all the boxes. It is something of a hidden gem, tucked away down a country lane in the town and somewhere you might not know existed had you not been told about it, and that really appealed to us. We wanted somewhere which was unique and special, which had the wow factor, but also that was laid-back, intimate not too formal. Shortmead had all this and more.

    Sent on 01/04/2019

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Shortmead FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Swimming Pool
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests
    Pets Welcome

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