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Gilwell Park, set in 108 acres on the edge of Epping Forest, combines historic location with amazing facilities just 20 minutes from central London.

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 house in a stunning rural setting, we encourage you to tailor every detail. We are immensely proud of The White House but we won’t let it determine the style, theme or budget of your day.

Gilwell Park is an approved licensed venue. Civil ceremonies can take place at Gilwell Park so that you can enjoy everything from your ceremony and wedding breakfast through to an overnight stay and more, such as a lunchtime barbeque or buffet. Bride-to-be Kate Healey, says: ‘We are so pleased that we are able to get married here. Scouting has been, and still is, a huge part of our lives and was how we met over 30 years ago.  Over 80% of our guests are friends that we have made through Scouting, so this was the obvious choice.’ 

Having your special day at Gilwell Park is not just about amazing service, delicious food and a stunning venue, but about everything our site has to offer. This includes use of our lounge bar, outdoor areas for reception drinks or an evening barbeque, our grounds for photographs of your day and of course our large main hall for your wedding breakfast with space for up to 180 people for formal dining. The White House makes a stunning backdrop for your wedding and the main hall can be transformed with an internal marquee-style liner to convert the space into a classic banqueting hall that is both elegant and weather proof. If you want to wow your guests with an historic and unique venue without breaking the bank, Gilwell Park is the ideal location for your wedding.

Our team will work with you to help plan your day and are available to you not just when you first enquire or book with us, but throughout the run up to your event, meaning that whatever your question, idea or query, you’ll have access to dedicated event experts who will help you get the most from your day.

Our experienced chefs are skilled at delivering our amazing wedding reception menus on site using the highest quality freshest ingredients. We are also able to offer options for dietary requirements including vegetarian options.

Whether you are looking for a cosy winter wedding in February or a sizzling summer event in June, the stunning surroundings of Gilwell Park make for treasured photographs and memories of you and yours.

Gilwell Park is available for weddings, subject to availability, seven days a week.

Don’t miss out on our late availability offers and available dates for 2017.

Take a look at our wedding packages in our online wedding brochure.

To book, enquire or request further information and prices please call 020 8498 5300 or email



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Banqueting
  • Cafe
  • Special diets catered for

Establishment Features

  • Event venue

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Country house
  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Gilwell Park is five minutes from Junction 26 of the M25 and just 25 minutes from central London by train.

By road – Junction 26 of the M25 is less the five minutes by car from Gilwell Park. Gilwell Park has ample onsite parking free of charge to customers.

Please note that some guests have found difficulties using certain Sat Nav systems to find Gilwell Park – we therefore recommend if it is your first visit to us that you plan your route in advance. You may find it helpful to download and print a free step-by-step travel plan from the AA (Gilwell Park are not responsible for any content from third-party websites).

Public Transport Directions

Gilwell Park is five minutes from Junction 26 of the M25 and just 25 minutes from central London by train.

Travel to mainline Chingford Station. Take a taxi for a 3 minute journey or cross over the road onto station road, turn right and walk for one minute before turning left onto Bury Road. Then proceed to talk along Bury Road for 15 minutes. Turn left when you see the sign for The Scout Association. Walk down the drive and report to main reception.

By rail – Chingford Station offers a direct service to/from London Liverpool Street with a journey time of less than half an hour. Trains are every 15 minutes throughout the day.

By tube – Take the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central, then take the over ground service direct to Chingford from the same station. The over ground train service from Walthamstow to Chingford is around 8 minutes and Chingford is the last stop on the line. 


Gilwell Park Weddings

Type:Civil Licensed Venues

Bury Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QW

Tel: 020 8498 5300

Opening Times

Open New Year

* Closed between 23 December and 3 January 2016/17

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