Shortmead House

Shortmead House - Shortmead House

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Shortmead House description

Hotel/Conference Centre

Medium (1-150)


VenueShortmead provides a wide range of opportunities to make your wedding day special all year round, offering a choice of location for both your ceremony and reception.

In the summer, use of the gardens and grounds provide the perfect location for a larger celebration, whether formal or informal. In winter the house and stables provide wonderful settings for an intimate occasion, and of course you will have exclusive use of Shortmead for your event.


As well as traditional civil ceremonies, Shortmead is licensed to conduct ceremonies from cultural denominations as well as humanist weddings.

More recently, we’ve also conducted a number of civil partnerships so whatever your requirements, you can rest assured that we have the correct facilities and can work with communities to provide catering according to religious and cultural dietry requirements.

Our experienced staff will ensure your day is a great success.


If you choose to have a religious ceremony, rest assured that you and your guests may continue your memorable day at Shortmead in style. From the most intimate gathering to a large and grand affair, we are the perfect venue for your reception.

We can source everything from flowers, music and decoration right through to transport and accommodation. When it comes to food our dedicated chef can work with you to select the ideal menu for you and your guests.

Events planning

With so much to think about, planning your perfect day can often become quite stressful. When you choose to hold your wedding at Shortmead, you will be appointed your very own wedding co-ordindator. Our experts will work with you to organise your specific requirements so that you can truly achieve the dream wedding you’ve always imagined.

From music to menus, to flowers and photographs, even religious requirements – we’ll take care of it all. Then when your plan is in place we’ll do everything in our power to make sure your big day is truly memorable – all you need to do is relax and enjoy every minute.

Meetings and conferences

We can provide your organisation with an excellent value-for-money venue for your business meetings or events. Whether you are looking for somewhere to hold a conference, company away-day or team building event or if you need to hire the gardens, Shortmead has everything that you need to make it a success.

Shortmead is a calm and quiet environment that provides the perfect setting to ensure that your colleagues can focus on the objectives and outcomes that you need to achieve.

Our location is only a five minutes drive from the A1, 20 minutes from the centre of Bedford and 40 minutes by train from London Kings Cross.

We are always ready to offer whatever help you need in planning your wedding, partnership or reception. But before calling us on 01767 313663, you may find the information below helpful.

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