"Discover an elegant manor house wedding venue in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire"
Shortmead in Bedfordshire is one of Biggleswade’s best kept secrets and the perfect venue for your wedding or function. The elegant manor house is set in 24 acres of grounds with its origins dating from the 16th century and provides an idyllic setting for your whole day.
The Sam Lewis Wedding & Party Band is one of Bedfordshire's busiest bands performing at 50-100 weddings and events per year but no more to ensure the quality remains high. We have worked closely with Ian and his team at Shortmead House for over 5 years now and fully understand the requirements of performing with the in-house floating P.A. system. We use our Yamaha DTX700 electric drum kit remaining g within the parameters of the noise limiter and also provide all necessary lighting.
ALL-DAY WEDDING SOLUTION
Our ALL-DAY wedding and party solution means you can sit back and relax right from the point of booking us as all of the entertainment for the day is included. I'll even take on the MC responsibilities as and where required.
i. live entrance music
ii. 2-4 songs performed live whilst you sign the register
iii. live exit music as a married couple
live solo and/or band performance whilst canopies are served and photographs are taken*
The Wedding Breakfast
i. provision of a pre-recorded playlist**
ii. use of radio microphones for speeches***
iii. MC/Host/Compere responsibilities****
The Evening Party
i. live band
ii. professional live DJ
iii. MC/Host/Compere responsibilities
Available from £1795
* a solo performance is included. An acoustic band performance is subject to an additional cost.
** this can be completely bespoke. Simply send me a Spotify playlist and I will cue the music up for you.
*** this is conditional on the P.A. system being set up in advance of the ceremony. The Barns at Redcoats have an in-house radio microphone too.
**** I am happy to coordinate photographs, usher guests into the barn for the wedding breakfast, welcome you int as a married couple and introduce the speeches.
It's important to book the right suppliers for the job. Recommended suppliers are usually selected by the venue as their respective brands work well together. A recommended wedding and party band should know when to arrive, where to set up and what music to play to keep guests on the dance floor all night long. All professional bands will have the right equipment for the venue along with public liability insurance and P.A.T. (portable appliance testing) certification.
The Sam Lewis Wedding & Party Band have worked with a number of different photographers at Shortmead House including Rafe Abrook, Sharon Cooper and Tony Bruce to name a few. We're always pleased to see familiar faces and it can make a real difference to the day using suppliers that know eachother.
About Shortmead House
The Sam Lewis Wedding & Party Band have worked with a number of different photographers at Shortmead including Rafe Abrook, Sharon Cooper and Tony Bruce to name a few. We're always pleased to see familiar faces and it can make a real difference to the day using suppliers that know eachother.
Shortmead wedding venue boasts all the facilities you need. You’ll love our Georgian house and our stylish, contemporary reception barn. There’s superb overnight accommodation too for the happy couple. Plus lots of photo opportunities in the delightful formal gardens and open spaces.
Civil licence for up to 120 guests
Dining in the marquee for up to 120 guests
On site catering for 190 guests
Shortmead have a list of places for your guests to stay that can be viewed here.
You can contact Shortmead House on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01767 313663 to discuss your requirements.