Exton Park is a large traditional English country estate that has been the home of the Noel family (the Earls of Gainsborough) for almost four hundred years. The park has existed since the 12th century and has been visited by many famous people including Handel who put on performances in the gardens of Exton.
Driving down this ancient park where once herds of deer roamed, through beautiful old woods and farmland, one passes the Queen of Bohemia's ride in historic Tunneley wood to arrive at Fort Henry a magical mock-gothic fishing folly built in 1788 by William Legg for Henry, Earl of Gainsborough. This wonderfully romantic building sits on the edge of a lake, covered in the summer with water lilies and at times host to hundreds of swans.
Exton Hall, principally the private home of Viscount Campden and his family, and not normally open to the public, provides a beautiful, peaceful and above all quintessential English setting for a limited number of weddings, either religious ceremonies in our large private 19th century Roman Catholic Chapel, or marquee receptions in the magical secluded grounds. It is possible to have elaborate yet highly personal receptions or events tailored to individual requirements to this unique location. Every event at Exton is special and all clients have exclusive use of the grounds. The historic and hugely atmospheric grounds are host to an abundance of secret treasures (for example the dreamingly romantic Fort Henry and the ruins of the original Tudor mansion) that make Exton Park an ideal location for filming and photo shoots. The extensive lawns provide ample space for helicopters to land and there are acres of parking for cars.
Groups and special visits
Exton Park is a large traditional country estate that has been the home of the Noel family (the Earls of Gainsborough) for almost 400 years.
Tailor Made Facilities
|Visits to House||Yes|
|Visits to Garden||Yes|
|Contact:|| ||Viscountess Campden|
|Address:|| ||Exton Hall|
|Postcode:|| ||LE15 8AN|
|Phone:|| ||01572 812208/812209|
Wedding Reception Only
Exton Hall and Park make the most stunningly beautiful setting for a wedding. A really romantic and idyllic venue for your most important day. It is possible to have a Roman Catholic marriage service in our lovely 19th century private chapel, seating over 110 people, this provides a unique opportunity for Roman Catholics to get married in an historic chapel in Rutland. Nothing could be more romantic, or convenient, than strolling across the lawns, with numerous photo opportunities on the way, to the marquee reception of your choice.
The 25 acres of private gardens provide the most wonderful setting for a marquee reception wherever the marriage ceremony has taken place. The fact that Exton is not open to the public and is first and foremost a private family home, means that we only aim to have a few select events during the year and that your wedding will be really special and every effort will be made to make sure it is exactly what you want. It also gives you great privacy.
There are excellent small hotels and farmhouses providing comfortable B & B accommodation for your guests in the immediate neighbourhood.
Please contact us for further information and to arrange a viewing.
Please contact: Lady Campden
Fax: 01572 812 473
Accommodation Type: Bed and Breakfast
The house is available for accommodation only in its entirity on an exclusive basis.