Gordon and June Wilson purchased the demesne in 1994, and lived here up until 2009 when, with their family grown-up, they decided the time had come to start the next chapter in the estate’s ongoing history. At this point, Montalto was opened as a private-hire venue, accommodating intimate weddings, high-end golf groups, and a wide range of corporate events.
The success of opening Montalto House gave the owners the confidence to create a larger offering. The result was The Carriage Rooms, which opened in 2012 as an exclusive and unique wedding venue. Once this had been established and became a success, the Wilsons began to formulate plans to transform the estate into a modern visitor attraction that could be enjoyed by everyone.