The secret that Fetcham Park, Surrey’s award-winning venue, has been keeping for the last year is out – it has made its Hollywood debut in ‘Diana’. The film’s star, Naomi Watts, is seen in the dramatic opening and closing scenes with Fetcham Park doubling for a suite in The Ritz, Paris.
Chosen after many location meetings, including a final visit by Academy Award winning director Oliver Hirschbiegel, Fetcham Park’s Salon and Drawing Room became the Ritz’s historic Imperial Suite and can now be seen in one of the year’s most talked about movies.
Fetcham Park, decorated with murals, gold leaf and chandeliers was a natural choice for the team who needed somewhere impressively opulent to represent one of the finest suites in The Ritz:
“Our beautiful gold-leaf detailing, ornate plasterwork, fireplaces, antiques and décor proved to be the perfect match for the Imperial Suite and it’s wonderful to know that the rooms so beloved of our clients can represent somewhere so iconic,” says Fetcham Park’s Director, Laura Caudery.
“We have a ‘heritage panel’ in the Salon at Fetcham,” explains Laura. “Visitors to the house since the 1880s have signed it and we invite all our brides and grooms to add theirs too. Naomi Watts and Oliver Hirschbiegel both signed the panel and it’s lovely to think that these exciting few weeks have added another chapter to Fetcham Park’s illustrious history. We were invited onto the set by Mr Hirschbiegel to watch them film and also to view the rushes from their time at the house. Fetcham Park even looked fabulous on the small screen too!” says Laura.
Fetcham Park has recently launched its new website – www.fetchampark.co.uk – where you can find out more about the house and its heritage, take a virtual tour of the property and find out more about serviced offices, weddings and events at the house. The house will also be hosting an open afternoon on Sunday 3rd November.