Gilwell Park, world famous home to the Scout movement, is a truly unique venue for both corporate events and private special occasions. 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. Whether you want a magical London wedding or an adventurous team building day, the house is styled in a simple, understated way, allowing guests to dress it exactly to their tastes and needs. Our pricing policy means that guests can have a truly memorable time, without a big budget. And all our profits go to the Scout movement.
Stylish, comfortable and best value accommodation set in 108 acres of beautiful countryside. With 40 bedrooms available, including singles, doubles, twins, family and fully accessible rooms, there is something for everyone. All rooms are set in The White House, a quintessentially Georgian country house in a stunning, London rural setting.
Continental and Full English breakfasts are served every morning in our restaurant for overnight guests and our lounge bar is open every evening with hot snacks available to order.
New this year is our Deluxe Bridal Suite which is a fabulous space for you to relax and indulge yourself. And you don’t have to be getting married to book it. For a special occasion, treat yourself for only £110 per night including breakfast and champagne.
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.
Whether you're looking for the perfect location for your business meeting, somewhere unique for your next conference, an elegant wedding venue or a place that specialises in delivering tailor-made team building, you've found the ideal space at Gilwell Park. With boutique accommodation, a Grade II listed main building, a large hall for up to 250 people and high adrenaline activity equipment, why not find out what we have to offer?
Gilwell Park is five minutes from Junction 26 of the M25 and just 25 minutes from central London by train.
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 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.
By tube – Take the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central, then take the over ground service direct to Chingford from the same station. The overground train service from Walthamstow to Chingford is around eight minutes and Chingford is the last stop on the line.
Wining and Dining
Gilwell Park has an experienced team of in-house chefs who are adept at delivering amazing food for a wide range of events. So whether you would like a small finger buffet delivered to your meeting, or a full sit down formal dinner you can be confident that we will deliver.
Our team have worked hard to produce a range of healthy, varied, balanced and most of all delicious menu choices – from canapés to barbecues, formal dining to freshly baked biscuits for your tea and coffee break.
Sports and Leisure
With over 30 adventurous activities on site, Gilwell Park is the perfect location for team building and training days.
Stuff for Kids
Gilwell Park Training and Event Centre is owned by The Scout Association, one of the UK’s largest and most well known charities. For over 100 years we have been working to bring fun and adventure to young people (ages 6-25) from the UK and around the world. Gilwell Park offers over 30 amazing activities perfect for children and adults alike, ranging from climbing and zip wire, to archery and raft building.
We are delighted to be able to announce that Gilwell Park has become an approved licensed venue. Civil ceremonies can now 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.
Living the High Life
Looking for a unique venue in North East London with excellent transport links, free parking, amazing rooms and facilities but without breaking the bank? Gilwell Park offers all this and more and, as a registered charity, we are able to provide amazing value without compromising on service. As well as a venue for meetings, private events, and training, we are also able to offer a range of packages at Gilwell Park including Vintage Tea Parties and Christmas Private Fine Dining.