Gilwell Park London

(24 reviews) 24 4.92
Bury Road Chingford East London E4 7QW
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About Gilwell Park London

Bury Road, Chingford
East London, E4 7QW

Gilwell Park, world famous home to the Scout movement, is a truly unique venue . Located deep in Epping Forest, but only minutes from Chingford Station (London E4) the White house - dating back to 1754 - is the ultimate London rural retreat, combining stunning Georgian elegance with a real sense of escape. 

We want you to experience your wedding exactly the way you choose. We believe that a wedding at Gilwell Park is like no other. We don’t just offer a quintessentially Georgian country house in a stunning rural setting, we encourage you to tailor every detail. We are immensely proud of The White House, but won’t let it determine the style, theme, or budget of your day.


• Mature parkland spanning 108 acres • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Stunning 17th century, grade II listed building with 21st century facilities • Seated receptions for up to 180 guests, evening receptions for up to 250 • 39 bedrooms (35 en-suite) • Just five minutes from Junction 26 of the M25

Facilities at Gilwell Park London

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Gilwell Park London Reviews (24)

We had such a great day there
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By Charmian, on 16 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

I just wanted to say a huge thank you from Jonathan and myself for everything and thank you to Gilwell Park for hosting our evening reception. We had such a great day there, even when the weather did not go to plan, it was a really lovely evening. Thank you also for taking on our project and for all of your help in the lead up to the wedding.

My guests praised how beautiful it was
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By Priscilla Marfo, on 16 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

The location of the venue and the venue itself was extremely beautiful and picturesque. My guests praised how beautiful it was. The wedding coordinators at the venue were extremely helpful in answering all my queries during the process. They would allow me to visit the venue at any time and also allowed me to leave some decor in storage a few days before the wedding.

A big thank you to everyone at Gilwell Park
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By Martin and Brenda, on 09 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2019

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Gilwell Park. You all made our day memorable and was accommodating to anything we needed. Once again thanks for all your help and patience.

Thank you so much
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By Sue and Colin, on 18 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

Thank you so much for all your help and advice in the run up to our big day. A huge thank you to Christine and all the staff who were there on the day and helped things run so smoothly and effortlessly. Our guests had nothing but praise for all the staff. Especially my Dad who nipped out part way through our meal to thank Christine and leave a huge tip for all the staff!! The staff on the day helped the wedding and reception run perfectly. From setting up the Swan centre to bringing our drinks reception outside as the sun came out. We especially want to thank the serving staff and bar staff from the day who worked really hard serving our food, keeping our water jugs topped up and generally looking after Colin and I as well as all our guests. We have received great feedback on the food. Guests thought the lamb shank was delicious and were really impressed with the quality and presentation. The same was said for our evening buffet. Thank you to all the chefs and catering staff. We appreciated all your efforts.

Our day was nothing but magical
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By Rachel and David, on 18 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

Our day was nothing but magical. It was so lovely and all our guests complimented your venue. I believe there is a lot of interest in my family using your services in the near future. We had such an awesome day, the girl at reception (AM) was exceedingly helpful. She organised my bridal changing room so quickly and efficiently. In the evening the catering staff were amazing.

You were amazing
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By Mirati and Ellie Louca, on 23 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

You were amazing! Honestly made me feel so relaxed so helpful and always easy to get in contact with. Service wise I genuinely cannot say a negative world. I'm so excited to come back one day. You made me feel so happy to get married at Gilwell Park based on the fact of you being so great!

Still blushing bride
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By S Cole, on 19 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2018

Wow! From the moment of booking to the morning after the big day we were looked after. I can not fault one area of the whole experience with Gilwell, the staff were exceptional, the house and grounds stunning. Every request was granted, even the small things were seen to promptly. All our guest loved the venue, and the children loved to play on the lawn at the front, where adults could see them and be able to relax and enjoy the day themselves. Myself and my bridesmaids stayed the night before and had a lovely time walking around the grounds the morning of the wedding, perfect to calm nerves!! The bridal suite was lovely, myself and my husband were impressed, we have stayed in nany 5* hotels and Gilwell did not disappoint. Wedding dinner was scrumptious, one disappointment is I didn’t get to eat my sticky toffee pudding, argh speeches, four months later still gutted about that, although good excuse to go back for a meal on date night and a stroll around the gorgeous grounds. I would totally recommend Gilwell Park for your wedding, all you could possibly wish for on your special day, beautiful grounds for pictures, gorgeous house and a fantastic price tag. Other venues advertised one price and said another, Gilwell advertised AND delivered what they said. Thank you to all the team at Gilwell, Mr & Mrs Cole

The day was perfect could not fault anything.
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By Maria Bigby, on 25 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

The staff was amazing, the communication with staff was perfect and the day was perfect couldn't fault anything. Everyone at Gilwell did an amazing job for us and everyone

Best days of our lives
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By Maria & Carlos Harewood, on 17 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2017

Got married in September at Gilwell 2017. Lovely wedding planner she was so lovely, bridal suite exceptional, ceremony room and wedding breakfast room was very lovely thanks to all the staff for making our day special.

Wonderful day, so glad we chose Gilwell
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By Lucy and James Broom, on 24 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017

We had a really wonderful day and are so glad that we chose Gilwell for our reception. The wedding suite was wonderful and the grounds were a really beautiful setting for our photos and the guests to relax. Nothing seemed to be too much to ask so thank you all. Our day was perfect, we were so happy with everything and can't thank you all enough. It has made us both and also our friends and families so happy

A truly memorable day.
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By Leah and Jonathan, on 25 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2017

We were extremely happy with how the day went and everyone was very complimentary about the food and the organisation of the day as it flowed very well. So thank you to the chef, waiting staff and bar staff. In particular, accommodating the different diets and meal choices was dealt with extremely well so thanks. We really did enjoy ourselves and were happy with choosing Gilwell Park and our guests were very impressed. On a final note, thank you again for everything you did. You all really did make our day truly memorable.

The customer service was exceptional.
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By Angela and Ariel, on 01 Oct 2015

Myself and Ariel are now back from our honeymoon and are both still buzzing from our wedding day. I cannot put in words how happy we both are with the staff, organisation of the day and the venue in general. The staff were amazing!!! So professional, helpful, organised, friendly and clearly happy to be doing their job. The room looked amazing! Better than we both expected. We are still getting compliments weeks on due to the staffs hard work and attention to detail. The customer service was exceptional. Honestly. Gilwell park made our wedding day so special. We just want to thank you all so much.

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