Get Savvy with a Stylish Mid-Week Wedding

Bride-&groom-in-BR-Room-pic2 It only seems a few years ago when Friday became the new Saturday in the world of weddings, but now savvy couples are opting for mid-week weddings to enjoy their big day with all the style but at a fraction of the cost.

At Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, we host weddings throughout the week and Mondays are becoming very popular too. Our couples tell us that they opt for the mid-week date as it not only saves them money on their wedding venue, but all of the caterers, DJs, bands, car hire, guest accommodation and other wedding services are offered at a lower rate as well.

In fact we’ve known a few happy couples that have moved their date from a Saturday to mid-week and used their savings to fly off to a luxurious honeymoon location. Some of our clients do worry whether their friends will be able to get the time off work to attend the wedding ceremony, but most find that their nearest and dearest can’t wait to take annual leave to see them walk up the aisle.

Mid-week weddings are also ideal for last minute weddings when there’s not so much choice around with some venues booked years in advance, so taking the Monday or Thursday slot can be a very practical and money-saving solution.

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Hylands Estate Featured in Ultimate Weddings Magazine

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We’re so excited to be included in Ultimate Weddings round-up of top locations in this month’s issue. The magazine was looking at top city-based wedding locations and Hylands Estate, Essex totally fitted the bill. It’s unusual to find such a city-based wedding venue surrounded by so much beautiful open parkland, which really made us quite unique for this wedding feature. The magazine also loved our new Grand Pavilion which can cater for up to 300 guests and of course Hylands House. They featured a stunning image of a bride and groom wandering the parkland at Hylands Estate to top the feature and were also appreciative of our beautiful Drawing Room for wedding ceremonies.

Other wedding venues in the feature included the luxurious Hotel La Tour in Birmingham, West Midlands,  the Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham, Notts and The Deck, a stylish rooftop venue set bang in the heart of the city of London. Hylands Estate was the only Essex wedding venue to make it into this exclusive feature, and was also the only wedding venue from East Anglia and the South East to be included too.

If you want to download the full feature on weddings at Hylands Estate, plus this month’s issue of Ultimate Weddings magazine, simply follow the link to download free of charge –

Did You Say “Yes” This Christmas?

engaged xmasChristmas is a very popular time for people to pop the question and ask a loved one to marry them. We see enquiries every New Year at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, go through the roof as happy couples embark on planning their Essex wedding.

It’s a truly amazing experience planning your wedding and our team of highly trained and experienced wedding co-ordinators are on hand to help you every step of the way. Couples often choose Hylands for their wedding as it holds such local memories for them, from walking in its parkland to attending the V Festival or being at a friend’s or family members wedding here too. Couples also remark on Hylands’ friendly and family atmosphere within the house and the Grand Pavilion.

Hylands House is ideal for ceremonies and receptions for up to 80 guests. For those with big plans for their big day our contemporary Grand Pavilion can cater for up to 300 guests and creates a stunning backdrop for a whole host of wedding celebrations. Hylands also works alongside a number of dedicated caterers who are experienced at creating the perfect cuisine for your special day.

A wedding at Hylands Estate is not complete without a set of dramatic wedding photos within our beautiful parkland. Couples can opt for pictures by our Serpentine lake, winter gardens or wander through the trees hand in hand for the perfect romantic shot.

It's Our PleasureWhatever ideas you have for your big day our team of experienced wedding co-ordinators are on hand to help you every step of the way.