Ria and Matt’s Wedding at Hylands Estate

Hylands House

Weddings at Hylands House are always special, there’s always a palpable buzz of anticipation for the staff on these days so it was a real pleasure to welcome Ria and Matt (and all their guests) on their big day. The weather didn’t disappoint as we all enjoyed glorious sunshine all day.

Surrounded by landscaped parkland, our spectacular Grade II listed mansion with meticulously restored period rooms complete with the timeless glamour of a Grand Pavilion make us a natural choice for weddings. The elegance of the house, combined with the beautiful garden vistas provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. Talking of photographs, the couple had booked our very own Jasmine Jade photography to shoot their wedding day. Jasmine Jade Photography is a renowned creative photographer specialising in wedding photography. Whilst her clients have her working all over London and the UK this Chelmsford Wedding photographer stays closer to home when shooting weddings at Hylands. Her talent, attention to detail and infectious passion for her work results in stunningly creative yet timeless images for her clients. We are thrilled that Jasmine Jade Photography is one of our recommended wedding photographers at Hylands. Here is what she had to say about us. “I always enjoy shooting weddings at Hylands Estate. The staff are always professional, welcoming and friendly and the beautiful grounds and elegant interior give me so many opportunities to take amazing shots of my wedding parties. I am passionate about all my shoots but as a Chelmsford Wedding Photographer it is always lovely to return to a warm welcome at Hylands.

Matt and Ria’s wedding ceremony took place in our drawing room, a magnificent and stylish room with a grand piano and ornate chandelier. Then it was through to the Banqueting room which is lavishly decorated with silk lined walls and hand painted wall motifs. Its floor to ceiling windows let the light stream in on Matt and Ria and their guests, giving a stunning view of the back lawn, parkland and Serpentine lake beyond. Everybody then enjoyed a sumptuous meal and then it was on to the speeches, which I know were one of the highlights of the couple’s day. The evening reception was held in a marquee on the grounds of Hyland where there was laughter and dancing well into the evening.

A magical wedding day filled with lots of love and plenty of laughter. Congratulations to Matt and Ria for getting married and creating such a memorable day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember.

To discover more about Jasmine Jade wedding photography, visit www.jasminejadephotography.co.uk


Hylands Estate Announces Top Ten Prom Trends for 2016

Prom 1

It may only seem like they’ve all just gone back to school, but for school prom organisers, work is already underway to ensure next year’s school leavers receive the best send- off ever.

Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, has organised many a prom and with their finger firmly on the pulse has launched their top ten prom themes for 2016:
• Brazil (Olympics 2016)
• Hollywood
• Diamonds and bling (TOWIE)
• Hip Hop
• The Era’s (20s, 50s, 70s, 80s)
• Safari
• Masquerade
• Carnival
• Murder Mystery
• Disco

Thomas Harper, Assistant Hirings Co-ordinator, Hylands Estate, says: “School prom organisers are getting more and more ambitious trying to make this year’s event even better than the one before. Organisers often take inspiration from popular culture and with next year’s Olympics coming from Brazil, I think we’re going to see a lot of Rio inspired parties.”

To find out more about proms at Hylands Estate, Essex, visit http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/hylands, or call: 01245 605500.


Hylands Estate Featured on Channel 5’s ‘I Want That Wedding’

All guests outside houseThe colourful wedding of Marie Anderson and Richard Philpotts at Hylands House in June 2015 was full of happiness and had one little guest – the couple’s son William – really enjoying the celebrations. It was also caught on camera and will be featured weekly in September as part of the I Want that Wedding! series on Channel 5, with the first programme broadcast on Tuesday 1st.

Marie, a bridesmaid nine times, knew what she wanted when it came to her own wedding. “I knew it would be Hylands”, said Marie. “Tom Harper was my contact and set my mind at ease. He made the build up to my wedding a really enjoyable one”.

Marie and Richard ensured it would be a vibrant, fun wedding. Fascinated by it all was William, born prematurely and experiencing a tough time at the start of his life, he is now a healthy baby.

The bridesmaids were dressed in different bright colours, which is bang on trend. The invitations were all different hues, as was the cake and the flowers, whilst large colourful balloons flew high above the tables.

“I loved having reception drinks in the beautiful blue room. Our guests looked around the House while we were having photos taken and the weather enabled people to enjoy the terrace and take in the amazing views.

“The wedding breakfast and the disco took place in the Grand Pavilion. This meant that all my guests were in one place whether they were on the dance floor, at the bar or sitting down as opposed to a venue that has loads of different rooms where guests are scattered.

“The whole day was my favourite part! I’ll always remember walking into the Pavilion just before we did the receiving line and being blown away by how wonderful it looked”.


Photographer: Ayshea Goldberg