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Weddings at Shuttleworth
Planning your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s vital to choose a venue that can make your dreams come true.
If you’re looking for a romantic, picturesque setting, complete with historic buildings and natural charm, then the Swiss Garden is the place for you. Our late-Regency, nine-acre garden is laid out in Swiss style, with lakes, ponds and glorious views.
Civil ceremonies are available all year round in the recently restored Swiss Cottage – a rustic, thatched, two-storey building decorated with intricate patterns of pine cones, willow and hazel twigs.
From May to September, you can also take your vows in the unique Grotto and Fernery, which combines 4,300 panes of hand-cut glass, impressive cast-ironwork and stone-covered walls to create an atmospheric contrast of dark and light.
Shuttleworth’s Hangar 3, located in the aerodrome, transforms to an attractive location for wedding receptions. Usually home to Richard Shuttleworth’s DH60X Moth and Comper Swift aircraft, the hangar is a firm favourite with aviation enthusiasts. The space is flexible enough to accommodate up to 100 seated guests, with room for a dance area and licenced bar.
The House was built by Joseph Shuttleworth who bought the Old Warden Estate in 1872 and commissioned Henry Clutton, the prominent Victorian architect, to design The House based on Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire. Clutton designed the building in a Jacobean style and the 100 foot high clock tower has defined and distinguished The House for over a century. Gillows of Lancaster made many of the interior furnishings and there are several outstanding examples of 19th century paintings on the walls. The house is situated in 425 acres of beautiful parkland, providing stunning photographic opportunities.
Offering the ultimate convenience, The House has 15 en-suite bedrooms that can accommodate you and your guests. Located in a separate wing adjacent to the main house, the rooms are equipped with televisions, WiFi, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast can also be arranged for the following day.
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