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Address: Shortmead House Shortmead Lane, Biggleswade SG18 0FG, England
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+44 7977 471235
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Shortmead is an elegant manor house, with its origins in the 16th century...

Shortmead is an elegant manor house, with its origins in the 16th century and set in twenty four acres of grounds. Located in Bedfordshire, it is Biggleswade’s best kept secrets. In a tranquil setting with open vistas and positioned on the outskirts of the town, yet the house is conveniently located just off the A1 motorway and close to a mainline railway station.

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Summer Wedding

Attended a family wedding here in July. Although at the venue there was a person to greet us and show us where to park, it is a difficult place to find, as it is at the end of a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Myself and my husband held our civil wedding ceremony and reception at Shortmead in September 2016, and looking back we would not have changed venue for love nor money, it was perfect for our special day for both us and our guests!! The search for the perfect venue that was local to our home town came to a definite halt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We booked this venue for our wedding as soon as we saw it. We wanted an outdoor, relaxed wedding for around 75 guests, with adults and children alike playing games in the gardens, swimming in the (heated) pool and dancing in the marquee, and that's what we got, but the venue can cater for much grander weddings, too. Ian and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A stunning house, shame about the owners! A very rude and unhelpful woman, a small estate, with run down gardens, which looked a mess. Needs a new lease of life from someone whom has a clue about running these places. Too many rules, that hinder visit.

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2 Thank chris_beard7
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Attended a family wedding here in July. Although at the venue there was a person to greet us and show us where to park, it is a difficult place to find, as it is at the end of a rough dirt track and the Google map we were given was too small - SAT nav took us down a track... More 

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Thank tabbycat2015
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118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We arranged a surprise pool party at Shortmead house for our kids 21st and 18th birthdays which fell in mid June & early July. The venue is total class - stunning house, beautiful gardens and grounds with 2 large capri style marquees, a good sized pool and a large Jacuzzi - both available & heated for use if requiredt. The... More 

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Thank sweatyfox
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Me and my partner attended a wedding during August. Beautifully restored house & grounds. The host was very accommodating and the grounds kept to a great standard.

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Thank Jason D
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

We had our wedding at Shortmead House at the end of August. It is a stunning place to visit and certainly to have a wedding! Ian and Marilyn make you very welcome in their home and happy to share it to make your special day extra special. Lynda and all the staff, including the catering staff are fantastic and made... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Bedfordshire
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

There are no words... I attended a wedding here on Saturday, 27th June 2015. Marilyn and Laura were fantastic. They were great hosts and organisers, the day went without a hitch. Everyone felt like they were attending a wedding in Spain as the location was fantastic with the weather! I would MOST DEFINATELY recommend a wedding, celebration or even work... More 

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Thank DonsBedfordshire
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding at Shortmead yesterday and I can honestly say it was the most amazing day ever. Linda, Marilyn, Ian and all the catering staff were fantastic. I love Shortmead, it is a magical venue that means so much more to us than that and everything was spot on yesterday thanks to all the hard work from the... More 

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Thank Wrightey3381
London
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2015

An amazing venue for wedding and reception in May. All of our guests commented on how amazing the location was. Marilyn, Ian and all the staff couldn't do enough for us to make the day special! While planning Marilyn was very helpful at offering advice about all aspects of the wedding and even had contacts for people she had worked... More 

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