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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Set in the heart of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, is Shuttleworth, a five-thousand-acre estate event venue home to several inviting wedding spaces. This includes The Collection's Hangar 3, The Swiss Garden, Parkland, and The Shuttleworth House; these facilities offer everything from traditional to contemporary settings.

Facilities and Capacity

Built in 1872 and boasting captivating views, The House offers a beautiful setting for your special day. Here, four licensed rooms are available for you to hold your ceremony. You will also have the additional option of The Summer House next to the croquet lawn, giving you plenty of options for your vow exchange. Though this space can easily accommodate large scale celebrations, it is just as ideal for intimate gatherings. The Parkland features 425-acres of mature trees and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. This is a superb choice for those looking to host a marquee or tipi wedding. The Swiss Garden was designed and constructed during the 1820s. This elegant English country garden emanates a regal ambience and will transport you and your guests to a bygone era of glamour and luxury. You can choose to wed in The Swiss Cottage in the garden's centre. Alternatively, The Grotto & Fernery offer magical and intimate settings for your big day. The Collection's Hangar 3 has a backdrop of historical Shuttleworth exhibits with large open doors perfect for those summer days.

Services Offered

The dedicated staff at Shuttleworth aim to help you plan and organise every detail of your special day. Their goal is to ensure the experience is exactly as you have always dreamed it would be. The on-site chefs offer an extensive selection of menus for your consideration; however, you’re welcome to arrange private caterers on a dry hire package.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Tipis and yurts

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Shuttleworth

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23 reviews
100% recommend it
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Charlotte Sent on 23/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Mel Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

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
Hannah K. Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great value for money

Georgia and the team at Shuttleworth House were amazing from the initial meet to the day of the wedding.
Georgia helped us to make our wedding vision a reality and was so attentive on the day. She coordinated with vendors so that allowed by bridal team, mother and me a chance to relax whilst getting ready.

Highly recommend Shuttleworth House, great value for money and the backdrop to many beautiful photos.
Jamie F. Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hitched without a hitch.

The whole team at Shuttleworth went above and beyond for our wedding. Georgia was incredibly helpful at guiding us through the process before the day, being in regular contact and supporting us with anything we were unsure about. On the day itself, everyone was flexible and supportive - finding items to help decorate that we had forgotten, giving us as much time as possible to set up and helping with all of the pack down. Having the flat included in the hire price is also wonderful as it meant we weren't stressing about transport or storage and could get ready comfortably before the ceremony too. The whole day couldn't have gone any better and that's without even mentioning how stunning the venue is. It really is the best wedding venue even in October, when the grounds are filled with a beautiful mixture of colours.
Martin H. Sent on 23/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Richard R. Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional service!

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 C. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An epic day!!

Shuttleworth is a truly stunning venue, from our initial meeting we were looked after, and that didn't change for the 2 years we had between booking and getting married there.
Georgia and her team are incredible it is very rare to see a whole team go above an beyond but that is the only way I can describe the service we received.
We got married in the swiss garden and the included floral display was stunning, the pod bar and the way our guests were treated made us feel truly special and welcome.
We had the white rose for our travel to the swiss garden and the garden suite for our reception the bar staff were welcoming, helpful and so friendly to all of our guests.
I cannot recommend Shuttleworth enough for a wedding set in idilic grounds, amazing friendly staff and for a great price, most people don't realise just how much a heritage site can help the wallet.
If anyone recommends going to look at or getting married at Shuttleworth don't ignore them.
Tom Sent on 25/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible from start to finish

From the minute we drove up to Shuttleworth house we had a feeling that this would be the location for us. From the previous research we had done on venues around the areas we were amazed by how incredible it was for what seemed a fraction of the cost that so many other places were charging.
From our first meeting with Georgia we were made to feel really welcome and given a great tour with so much detail that allowed us lots to think about. The flexibility the venue offers for different rooms and settings played a huge part in our decision to choose Shuttleworth and the rooms, grounds and buildings are incredible.
In the build up to our big day Georgia and her team provided regular check ins and answered all of our questions in a polite and efficient manner. We went in to the day feeling calm and relaxed (well at least one of us did) knowing that we were in safe hands.
The day itself went without fault. We were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny day which meant we were able to use so much of the outdoor spaces, allowing children to run around and play games while still having the whole house for the main events.
The day was amazing and it couldn't have been any better and we owe so much of this to Georgia and the team at Shuttleworth for playing such a huge role in this.
Although we can't guarantee the weather we can guarantee that if you were to choose Shuttleworth you would not be disappointed
Cristina B. Sent on 15/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful day in a beautiful venue!

Our wedding was in April & we had the best day! The venue was perfect. The building is impressive, beautiful & not too big it feels empty. We decided to have our reception on the lawn which was amazing & then we had the downstairs rooms for our meal & party! Georgia helped to organise the wedding and was very informative and helpful. She could answer any questions we had. The only downer was she was only around for part of the day!!
Our guests had a great time and we had so many compliments about the venue. Thank you team Shuttleworth!
Rosie Sent on 08/02/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fairytale wedding

We were completely obsessed with Shuttleworth house and it’s grounds for a while before we decided to look into booking our wedding.
Georgia French was more than helpful and accommodating with every enquiry we had from start to finish.
On the day, staff did their best to make every wish come true with an organised and professional approach.
We were lucky enough to have the weather on our side for our big day and held our ceremony outdoors at the summer house. It was truly a dream come true and more beautiful than we could have imagined.
We recommend this venue if you are looking for professional staff, an amazing list of suppliers available at the wedding shows, the most stunning grounds to complete your wedding album and to make lasting beautiful memories you will never forget.
Caroline Sent on 06/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Everything on the day was perfect

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.
Caroline Sent on 14/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding day 9.11.19

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 photos with such lovely backgrounds
Tamsin Sent on 03/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Anna Sent on 25/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

we cant than everyone enough

After 22 years together, an inbuilt aversion to "Big White Weddings" and the fuss and tension we expected would come with that sort of event, Gavin and I finally decided to have a small, family gathering for our wedding - in a location that made us smile. From deciding in January to tying the knot in May...I have to say it has been one of the most heart-warming and enjoyable things we have every done, and Shuttleworth was a very big part of that for us. We knew little about Shuttleworth and the wider services it had to offer, but from the moment I arranged to meet Georgia and the first tour round the gardens, we knew it was the place for us. We were always made welcome, all details were explained simply and without pushing to upsell, Georgia was helpful and considerate all the way through, making us feel calm and supported from start to finish. Any questions were answered promptly, Georgia was flexible and led us through the process. On the day the staff at Swiss Cottage were kind, helpful and generally added to the loveliness - even the dogs felt well looked after!. We never felt rushed on the day and the admin elements of the booking was smooth and straight forward. Swiss Cottage and the gardens were immaculately cared for and made for a magical event and we can't than everyone enough for making our time exactly what we wished for, relaxed and full of love. The team is a tribute to Shuttleworth and Georgia is a star, and we would happily recommend you all to anyone who wanted their day to be perfect. Many thanks Anna & Gavin (and Harris & Skye the puppies x)
Rebecca Sent on 16/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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08 Sep
Open Door

Set in 425 acres of historic parkland, Shuttleworth offers a wide range of wedding options all of which are perfect to celebrate your special day.

Visit Shuttleworth House for their Wedding Show on Sunday 18th February 2024 from 11:00 – 15:00.

Their dedicated Weddings team will be on hand for exclusive private show-rounds of Shuttleworth House and Parkland, please book an appointment when you arrive to request a tour.

Whether you’re newly engaged and at the start of your journey, or are looking for those finishing touches to complete your perfect day – their professional teams and exhibitors will be on hand to help.

They look forward to welcoming you to Shuttleworth soon!

Date: From 08/09/2024 to 08/09/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Shuttleworth House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9EA, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire


Old Warden SG18 9EA Biggleswade (Bedfordshire)
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