Weddings at Shuttleworth

£50 - £200 pp
Up to 150
31 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The venue offers three breath taking settings for your wedding – a magnificent house with period rooms, a romantic picturesque Swiss Garden and an aircraft hangar with a backdrop of vintage aircraft.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Built on the site of Warden Abbey, a monastery founded in the time of the Doomsday book, stands the former home of the Shuttleworth family. A 5000 acre site in the heart of rural Bedfordshire, with rolling parkland vistas and steeped in compelling history, the Shuttleworth estate offers an extraordinary setting for weddings and celebrations all year round. From smaller, more intimate ceremonies to opulent gatherings of up to 1000 guests, Shuttleworth has a choice of three stunning venues to make your day unique and memorable. The House and Parkland offer an unrivalled wedding experience. Take exclusive use of the Jacobean-style country house and choose between an array of grand and finely furnished rooms to hold your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Additionally, The Summer House, set within a sunken garden makes for a charming, idyllic outdoor ceremony venue. Finally, the abundance of mature parkland is ideal if you wish to erect a marquee or tipi. For a magical, serene affair The Swiss Garden, designed in the late Regency era, is a rare example of period landscape design. Within the garden, surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns, are two licenced venues for wedding ceremonies: The Swiss Cottage and The Grotto & Fernery. The Collection’s Hangar 3 is a thrilling venue to host your day. With tables peppered around masterpieces of aviation and automotive history, this unique space lends itself to a stylish ‘vintage’ celebration. As a multi-venue property, Shuttleworth offers the opportunity to host your ceremony and your reception in more than one location. All weddings at Shuttleworth are offered with the close assistance of an experienced wedding planner, to assist in the lead up to and during the wedding - this is complimentary to ensure excellence of service.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Caroline and Mark
Married in November 2019
January 2020
Have to say it was everything we expected and more.
“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”
Tamsin and Abdi
Married in May 2019
November 2016
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.
Rebecca and James Little
Married in February 2018
November 2016
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.
Rosie Leach
Married in May 2017
November 2016
everything went perfectly
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. Even though they were probably knackered and just wanted to get home they did it without complaining. (I was complaining by this point!) They were absolutely fab. Also on Friday when we were setting up, Vincent was very calm and professional even when I was having (another) melt down about the tables! He was a star. The bar boys also brought us in teas and coffees which were much needed by this point! 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. We got lots of photos within the grounds which we will share with you once we have them back if you'd like? Thank you for everything and for putting up with my constant torrent of (sometimes silly) emails :) From Mr and Mrs Leach (!!)
Kerry and Richard
Married in September 2016
November 2016
Huge Thank you
I would like to say a Huge Thank you to you for all of your help leading up to our day and to both you and Paul 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. Kind regards Kerry and Richard
Emma and Tom
Married in July 2016
November 2016
It really was the most amazing day
“We just wanted to say a hug thank you for all your fantastic work before and during our wedding. It really was the most amazing day, made more so by all your hard work and dedication and we really do appreciate everything you have done and making our wedding so memorable.”

The House Wedding Show

22nd September 2019
he Wedding Show is a great opportunity to speak to our team about weddings at Shuttleworth.
Location & Contact Details


Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We had a wedding that booked our vintage aircraft to display over The House for their guests to admire.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Have a rough budget and ask your venue to work within this.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Flowers and vegetables grown from the brides own garden.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exceptional, Different, Accommodating, Stunning and Traditional

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