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Shortmead House Shortmead Lane Biggleswade Bedfordshire SG18 0FG
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About Shortmead

Shortmead House, Shortmead Lane, Biggleswade
Bedfordshire, SG18 0FG

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

Facilities at Shortmead

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Shortmead Reviews (5)

Perfect place to get married
Venue Service

By Jenna Di G, on 02 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

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.

Our perfect wedding and venue
Venue Service

By Sam Jones, on 03 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

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

Unique and special, which had the wow factor
Venue Service

By James P, on 01 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

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.

THE best wedding venue there is!
Venue Service

By Alfie & Cheryl Bektas, on 19 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2017

Words cannot express how perfect a wedding venue Shortmead house is and how hospitable the owners Ian and Marilyn are. We fell in love with the grounds on the first visit and whilst it is already perfect the owners are making improvements to it every week. Ian was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and explaining everything to us pre-wedding and Marilyn made the day what it was. You can tell that they have incredible experience in co-ordinating a wedding and are always happy to give advice. What I would say makes Shortmead House so special is it is not a ‘wedding venue’ the house is someone’s home and you can feel that during your wedding day. For that reason treat it with the respect it and the owners deserve and there will be no cause for complaint. Every single one of our guests took the time to comment on just how beautiful the house is! Shortmead House is the perfect wedding venue and we couldn’t imagine having a better day anywhere else.

Amazing Coountry House Wedding Venue
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By Stephanie A, on 04 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2017

This place is absolutely Stunning. My husband and I had our wedding here at the weekend. Not only did it live up to expectations, it exceeded them. Throughout 2 years of planning and preparing, Ian was such great help and guided us in the right direction with decisions. In the day, both Linda and Marilyn was amazing and made the whole day go so perfectly and smoothly. Right from when we were setting up the decorations, to when we were packing all away. The caterers that are used by shortmead too were just amazing, good service and all guests absolutely loved their food. The venue and ground are just so beautiful, something you would find abroad. Can't recommend enough !

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