Shuttleworth is a five thousand acre estate in the heart of Bedfordshire. We offer a wide range of wedding options all of which are perfect to celebrate your special day. Please see below more detail with regards to the three venues available within The Shuttleworth Estate.
The House & The Parkland – Standing elegantly amongst acres of historic rolling parkland, The House, a Grade II* Jacobean style home built in 1872 makes for a stately and prestigious wedding venue.
Weddings ceremonies of up to 200 guests and seated dinners for up to 150 guests can be hosted in an array of rooms, five of which are licensed for ceremonies. When choosing The House, guests are offered full exclusivity of the property. There is also the option to host your ceremony in the delightful Summer House, with views over the lily pond and the sunken garden.
The Summer House can host parties of up to 60 guests. Alternatively, to take full advantage of the abundance of beautiful parkland, guests are offered the opportunity to erect a tipi or marquee to entertain up to 2000 guests. The Swiss Garden – The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth was created between 1824 and 1832.
The garden is a rare survivor of a Regency garden in the ‘Swiss Picturesque’ style. Peacocks, ducks and other wildlife are resident in the garden throughout the year, along with a range of beautiful trees and plants. The Grotto & Fernery and the Swiss Cottage are both licensed for wedding ceremonies. Ornate bridges, ponds and rustic buildings are dotted around the nine-acre garden, offering a range of opportunities to take beautiful and memorable photographs of your day.
Ceremonies for up to 70 guests can be hosted within the garden. Arrangements can also be made for a drinks and canapé reception on the east lawn.
The Collection – The spirit of Richard Shuttleworth’s enthusiasm for engineering lives on to this day through his collection of rare and historically significant aircraft and automobiles.
Shuttleworth has been welcoming visitors to The Collection since it opened to the public in 1963. For those looking to dress their wedding in their own unique way, arrangements can be made for Hangar 3 to be available for exclusive private hire. The space can comfortably accommodate up to 130 guests. Hangar 3 is normally used to house museum exhibits and provides an ideal canvas to showcase the most individual of celebrations. As an extra-special touch for those with a particular interest in the Collection, select pieces can be exhibited around your set-up allowing you and your guests a rare opportunity to connect with the magic of early aviation.
All weddings at Shuttleworth are offered with the close assistance of an experienced Wedding Planner.