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Shuttleworth

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Set in the heart of the stunning Bedfordshire countryside, Shuttleworth is a five-thousand-acre estate home to three fantastic venues. The Collection, The Swiss Garden and The House offer everything from traditional to quirky settings.

Built in 1872 and boasting unrivalled views of the parkland, The House offers a beautiful setting for your special day. There are four licensed rooms available for you to hold your ceremony, plus The Summer House next to the croquet lawn, so you have plenty of options when it comes to saying your vows. The House can accommodate large scale celebrations just as easily as intimate gatherings, making it a versatile and flexible space to hold your perfect day.

The Parkland boasts 425 acres of historic parkland featuring mature trees and magnificent views of the nearby countryside. The Parkland is the perfect choice for those looking to host a marquee or tipi wedding.

The Swiss Garden was designed and created in the 1820s in a late Regency style design. The elegant English country garden will transport you to a bygone era of glamour and opulence. You can choose to marry in The Swiss Cottage in the centre of the garden or alternatively, The Grotto & Fernery offers a magical and intimate setting.

Finally, for a truly unique reception, we have The Collection's Hangar 3. With its backdrop of historical Shuttleworth exhibits and large doors kept open on summer days, hangar 3 really does have the wow-factor.

The on-site chefs offer an extensive selection of menus, but you’re also welcome to bring in your own caterers on a dry hire package, simply contact the team to find out more.

The dedicated Weddings team will help you to plan and organise every detail of your special day, ensuring it is exactly as you have always dreamed it would be. Contact Shuttleworth today to make an appointment for a consultation and an escorted tour.

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies with a large choice of settings
  • 425 acres of parkland and a Swiss Garden for stunning photographs
  • Large and intimate weddings welcome
  • Beautiful settings for your wedding reception
  • 15 en-suite rooms for guests
  • Secluded and picturesque location

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Tipis and Yurts

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Caroline Married on 09/11/2019
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    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.
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    Caroline Married on 09/11/2019
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    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
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    Tamsin Married on 25/05/2019
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    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.
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    Anna Married on 26/05/2018
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    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)
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    Rebecca Married on 17/02/2018
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    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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    Rosie Married on 06/05/2017
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    Antony and I had the best day ever!

    Good morning! (I still can't get used to Mrs leach!)

    Wow where do I begin with feedback!

    All of our guests have said how beautiful the house is and how well kept it is! They thought the paintings where lovely and the items in the entrance hall were really interesting. They enjoyed having the seating by the windows as they could see what was going on outside with our photos. The garden suite all came together in the end (after my many melt downs on Friday!) and looked beautiful.

    Vincent and the two boys behind the bar (I forgot their names) were absolutely fab. They helped to clear up right at the end of the night, hoovering all of the confetti (sorry) and even taking off chair covers which was not their job to do (I will be raising this with the "supplier" of the chair covers!) and they did all of this without moaning … All of the staff have just been lovely and so helpful and willing to help even when I was being a bridezilla.

    The caterers have said what a great kitchen it is to work in, and that the chef from the house (again don't know names sorry) was so helpful as was the waitress.

    The guests that stayed over said the rooms were beautiful. The breakfast was absolutely delicious!!! Really well cooked and lots of it too!

    All in all it was a fab experience from start to finish and everything went perfectly. Antony and I had the best day ever! Everyone has said what a beautiful venue it was and they aren't wrong.

    Thank you for everything and for putting up with my constant torrent of (sometimes silly) emails :)

    From Mr and Mrs Leach (!!)
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    Kerry Married on 10/09/2016
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    Thank you

    I would like to say a Huge Thank you to Adam for all of your help leading up to our day and on the day ensuring everything ran smoothly and keeping us informed. We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue for our day.

    Several of our guests have said that they didn't know that The House was even there and how stunning it is. They also commented on how lovely and helpful all of the staff were. They went above and beyond to ensure us and everyone else had a wonderful day and even the next morning, the breakfast was superb.

    The little added touches like the emergency kit in the retreat room and the umbrellas we used for our photos in rain made such a huge difference to what could have been a stressful day. I felt very relaxed and stress-free and that was down to the organisation that you and everyone else put in.

    If there is anything we can do to help you in future with promoting the House please do not hesitate to let us know. We would love to be able to visit again in the future.

    Thank you again to you and everyone else involved.
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    Extremely polite and accommodating

    Tracy took care of everything and was extremely polite and accommodating in all her dealings with us leading up to the wedding and exceptional on the day. The day ran without a hitch! Thank you!
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    Everything was perfect!

    Eeverything was perfect! The venue, the food & the service! Very many thanks for a splendid wedding.
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    Perfect, perfect, perfect!

    The whole team at the Mansion House were excellent, and well led in our opinion. Both on the day and the following morning the team made everything easy for us. We could not have wished for better service. We just wish we could do it all over again!
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    Thank you so much for being so helpful in organising Karyn & Matt's wedding ceremony in the Summer House on 7th May 2011. Thank you for making it so special, they were thrilled.
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    Thank you

    Thank you so much for all your hard work and invaluable help in organising Michelle & Henry's wedding on 29th May 2011. All went according to plan. Breakfast in The Mansion House was wonderful too- very grand!
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    Excellent, excellent, excellent!

    Samantha and all The Mansion House staff were very friendly, professional & offered excellent service to us and our guests. We had so many people say how wonderful they were. If we could come back and do it all again then we would, without any hesitation!

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