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Christmas staff party

Lovely place second time we have had party there. Food this time wasn’t as nice as last time, being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
Perfect place to get married

We got married at Shortmead House in September this year. Everyone commented on how beautiful the... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
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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...more
Shortmead House Shortmead Lane, Biggleswade SG18 0FG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place second time we have had party there. Food this time wasn’t as nice as last time, being winter could have been more warm food. But that could have been the organisers fault not asking for it. Lovely decorations, sure we will be using...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ian B, Owner at Shortmead House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. I was on duty for the party and understand your review regarding the food. You indicated this was probably due to what had been requested - in fact insufficient food had been requested from the caterer by the client. I...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

We got married at Shortmead House in September this year. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was - and it is. It is perfect. Our wedding was intimate and so much fun. One thing that it is difficult to describe in words is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were looking for somewhere local, gorgeous, not too expensive and would actuially allow an 18th birthday party, and this was the perfect place. We met with Ian who showed us round and we ended up booking the stables. Ian couldn't have been more accommodating...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic, beautiful wedding venue. Everything was perfect which made our daughter's wedding day perfect too. Thank you Iain and all the team.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank soniaKB
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We got married at Shortmead in July 2018, the day was perfect with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky. The grounds are set in beautiful and maticulously maintained gardens which provided a stunning setting for our summer wedding. The host Ian...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank sam j
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We got married at Shortmead in May, the weather was beautiful, so the grounds were stunning, it felt like we were abroad! Ian was brilliant in the year leading up to the wedding, with all questions and requests dealt with efficiently. On the day Ian...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank melwoolley1
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We had our wedding at Shortmead House in June 2018 and it was a brilliant day made even better by the fantastic venue and hosts. The whole process from booking our day to the actual day itself was well organised by Ian & Marilyn and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank W5689DUmichaelc
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Fantastic venue, catering was delicious and all staff were helpful and friendly. It was a superb night.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Emma M
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Fab venue. We decided to choose the marquee as we had over 60 people attending and we were happy with our choice. Marquee was nice and warm. Venue was pretty and well illuminated. Ian was responsive to e-mails and had lots of helpful tips and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Loz111
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from an amazing holiday with our 15 year old daughter. Ian and Marilyn, our hosts, were so friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is very well appointed and the views out of every window are extremely picturesque. Sinead loved sitting in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SheilaNorbury
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