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A shot through the white blooming buds of a tree, with Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and The View in the background.

A unique setting for a unique occasion

Celebrate your special day with London’s distinctive, ancient woodland as a backdrop in the idyllic and historic setting of Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge. This heritage, Grade II* listed building is available to hire exclusively for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Built at the instruction of Henry VIII in 1543 and refurbished by Queen Elizabeth I in 1589, this remarkable building is a fabulous and exceptional example of a surviving timber-framed hunt standing, still surrounded by its medieval royal hunting forest.

A naturally stunning backdrop

Epping Forest is often used as the setting for high profile filming and commercial photo shoots and can be used, as part of your hire package, to deliver the perfect background to your wedding photographs.

The Tudor beams and lime-washed walls inside and outside The Hunting Lodge make an inspiring setting to give your wedding photographs a romantic sense of English history and timeless elegance.

An impressive and convenient location

Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge is conveniently placed for public transport, just a ten minute walk from Chingford station - itself just 30 minutes from the centre of London by London Overground. We also offer plenty of parking for your guests.

Despite being a wedding venue located in London, you can feel the tranquillity of the woodland location and escape the hustle and bustle of urban living when you relax and enjoy your special day at the Hunting Lodge.

Our wedding packages

All three floors of The Hunting Lodge are licensed for ceremonies, and we offer two packages plus bespoke options to cater to your needs.

Both packages include a personal tour of the venue prior to your wedding, during which you''ll meet your wedding venue manager. That person will be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the buildup to the big day and, of course, be on hand during the event itself to ensure everything runs smoothly and that you and your guests have a magical and unforgettable experience.

Your wedding venue manager will also be pleased to share with you a list of local, experienced and reliable suppliers who can offer you all the services you may require to make your special day magical and memorable, from florists to photographers. Our preferred caterers will also be happy to discuss your catering needs with you and provide the perfect menu to celebrate your special occasion.

To book a wedding with us, or to make an enquiry, please email us or call on 020 7332 1911 between 10am and 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Two hour venue hire

Our standard package includes use of the Hunting Lodge to host an intimate service for you and your guests. This package offers:

  • 40 guests
  • exclusive use of Grade II* listed building
  • dedicated Wedding Venue Manager
  • dog-friendly services
  • photography licence
  • ivory chairs


Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-5pm: £660

Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm: £900

Two hour venue hire and marquee reception

In addition to use of the Hunting Lodge for an imtimate ceremony, our wedding and reception package offers use of the Hunting Lodge's grounds to host an opulent marquee and truly celebrate your wedding day overlooking beautiful Epping Forest. This package offers:

  • 40 guests for ceremony
  • exclusive use of Grade II* listed building
  • dedicated Wedding Venue Manager
  • dog-friendly services
  • photography licence
  • ivory chairs
  • 20ft x 50ft marquee (100 guests seated, 140 guests standing)
  • Hard floor for marquee
  • Pleated ivory fabric lining of marquee
  • Extensive choice of 42 trim colours for marquee
  • Chandelier lighting inside marquee


Tuesday to Thursday, 3pm-11pm: £3660

Friday and Saturday, 3pm-11pm: £3900

Bespoke wedding and reception

To make your occasion as magical as possible, we offer a bespoke option to tailor our venue hire and marquee reception package to suit you perfectly.

Let us know what you'd like when you book your wedding with us, and we'll provide a price on request.

Drinks reception

As an optional extra to top off your special day, we offer a reception package of the following drinks for your guests:

  • Two glasses of champagne
  • elderflower cordial
  • still and sparkling water
  • glassware
  • a dedicated server


£12 per adult

07 May 2015
Last Modified:
07 November 2019