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. Any income we generate, goes directly back into the Scouts, helping children across the UK #SkillsForLife.
‘From start to finish the whole experience was friendly, efficient and professional. The feedback from all attendees has been extremely complimentary, with all complimenting the range of activities - and the patience of the instructors - the great food and location and the friendliness of the whole Gilwell team. Thank you for a great couple of days.’
Blacks Outdoor Retail (Events)
Sue and Colin
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.
Brilliant place. Nice venue for weddings or any other celebrations plus staff are really nice
Giwell Park is a peice of paradise when the weather is beautiful. It is spacious, lovely, part of nature, and very warm. The architecture is fabulous and the landscape is stunning. The staff were sweet and supportive. The ambiance is great and inspirational. It is a great site for rewarding experience.
Always a pleasant stay, rooms are comfortable as clean, breakfast is very good, special thanks to Emma at reception very kind and helpful when checking in and Stephenie at breakfast very pleasant lady always smiling and polite nothing is to much, will be back soon
Was here for work, fantastic rooms, very relaxing
Amazing venue located in a tranquil and relaxing environment.
‘The event was a great success, due to the diligence and efforts of the whole team. They helped and supported us throughout and made the day one to remember for all the right reasons.’
SPLENTO PHOTOGRAPHERS ON DEMAND
Excellent venue for training and events, everything you need all in one place. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Our photographers really liked working there
Very nice situation, the box hedges are looking good and the raised beds with Spring bulbs are nice and bright. This looks a very nice place for a wedding or other special celebration as it has pleasant grounds for your memories and photo album. Good selection for breakfast, your choice little or large.
‘A stunning London rural retreat'
Located deep in Epping Forest but only minutes from Chingford station, E4