Venues Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

  • Charming 19th century Jacobean-style manor house
  • 5000 acre estate nestled in the heart of Bedfordshire
  • Multi-venue property perfect for bespoke weddings
  • Variety of licenced ceremony spaces
  • Catering for intimate affairs or large weddings
  • 15 luxury en-suite bedrooms available for guests
  • Exquisite in-house chefs offering tailored menu options
  • Experienced wedding coordinator provided

This incredible 5000 acre estate nestled in rural Bedfordshire is steeped in history, with a 19th century Jacobean-style manor house and beautiful rolling parkland. It is the perfect venue for your bespoke wedding.

This is a multi-venue property like no other, licenced for civil ceremonies in a variety of spaces it can accommodate your intimate gathering or more lavish affair with ease.

History

Influential architect of the Victorian era, Henry Clutton, was commissioned by Joseph Shuttleworth after his purchase of the estate in 1872 to create the beautiful Jacobean-style house that stands today.

Grandson of Joseph Shuttleworth, Richard, had two passions, motor cars and aviation. The fine vehicles and aircraft he purchased make up the unique Suttleworth Collection.

Members of the Shuttleworth family enjoyed the estate for numerous years and during WWII the Main House was used as a Red Cross convalescent home and hospital.

Facilities

The House

This Grade II-listed Jacobean-style home was built in 1872 and holds many of its original features including beautiful fireplaces and traditional paintings, making for a breathtaking and stately wedding venue.

Brides and grooms are offered full exclusivity of the property when booking The House, which overlooks the manicured croquet lawn.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 200 guests

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 150 guests

Reception Capacity - 200 guests

The Swiss Garden

Created between 1824-1832 and featuring 13 listed structures, this nine acre garden is a tranquil and romantic space with ornate bridges, ponds and numerous wildlife.

The Swiss Garden has two beautiful licenced spaces for your ceremony and can also play host to a drinks and canapé reception on the east lawn.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 70 guests

The Collection

Open to the public in 1963, The Collection Houses Richard Shuttleworth's rare and historically significant aircraft and automobiles. These beautiful artefacts can even be exhibited during your wedding celebrations along with a number of vintage vehicles available for hire.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 130 guests

Reception Capacity - 130 guests

The abundance of stunning parkland is the perfect place to erect a marquee or tipi and can cater for to up to 2000 guests.

Catering

The expert kitchen team offer a selection of extensive and delicious dishes for you to choose from, creating a menu that is completely tailored to you.

External catering is also possible if you would like to provide your own caterers.

Accommodation

The House has 15 en-suite bedrooms providing luxury accommodation for you and your guests. There are also several beautiful properties within the estate that are available for short-term rental.

Relax on site in a comfortable and luxurious environment providing all of the modern amenities you could possibly need.

If you would like to find out more, contact Shuttleworth directly via the contact buttons below and to the side of the screen.

Address
Shuttleworth
Old Warden Aerodrome
Nr Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

Reviews

  • Mr and Mrs Luck

    The beauty, history and atmosphere of The Shuttleworth Estate has always made it a special place for us; choosing the House for our wedding was the best decision we ever made.

    Every guest has said it's the best wedding they've ever been to, our bridesmaid even said it was the best day she'd ever had! We love good food and booze and we always want to have fun, so our wedding had to emulate that. We had 70 for the wedding breakfast and the food was simply stunning, combined with the new wine list it couldn't have been better. The service was perfect and you never had to look far if you wanted to ask for anything.

    Adam had been brilliant at thorough organisation, making sure we had timings to work to throughout the day and keeping our MC informed, so it ran so smoothly but effortlessly. To have such stunning surroundings, yet to feel so relaxed is something I never expected. The layout made it perfect for all guests to enjoy the evening, whether it was dancing to the band or DJ, drinking at the bar, chilling in the Saloon, singing by the piano or enjoying the views outside. We couldn't have planned that if we tried!

    We never quite understood how it could be the best day of your lives, but the team at the House really did make it a wedding that everyone is still talking about.

  • Mr and Mrs Leach

    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 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.

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