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Perfect Setting for 18th to Rival Other 18ths

We were looking for somewhere local, gorgeous, not too expensive and would actuially allow an 18th... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Paul C
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Wedding Victoria and Orlando Hill

Fantastic, beautiful wedding venue. Everything was perfect which made our daughter's wedding day... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
soniaKB
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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
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Shortmead House Shortmead Lane, Biggleswade SG18 0FG, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We've just had our wedding at Shortmead house and it was amazing to say the least. From the moment we booked our day, Marilyn was helpful, informative and understanding to all our requests. The house it's self is the most perfect venue hidden away in...More

4  Thank Clarewalkerdine
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 January 2013

The good:- The venue itself is stunning, our wedding was in the Summer & the thatch area is as close to an outdoor wedding as you'll get in England, there are some great outdoor locations for photographs & plenty of space for your guests. The...More

29  Thank Pernicious
Bekki R, Event Manager at Shortmead House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2013

Hello, At Shortmead House we strive to exceed expectations for every event and pride ourselves on client care and satisfaction, every single part of your special day is important to us and we are very sorry you feel disappointed with this. Shortmead House is owned...More

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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

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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.

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

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

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

2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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

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

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

1  Thank SheilaNorbury
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I booked shortmead for my 50th birthday party. Ian was happy for me to organise how I wanted the party to go and gave me suggestions and guidance when needed, though mostly he gave me a free hand as long as I kept him informed....More

3  Thank Dawnyyyy
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My partner and I had our wedding at Shortmead house in June 2017, a day which I will always look back on with a huge smile on my face as it was an amazing day which I will never forget. From the minute I first...More

2  Thank Mandeep G
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