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Special Summer Discounts

We’re currently offering a special 20 per cent discount off of a selection of wedding dates until 2016! Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex offers timeless sophistication and is the perfect setting for your Essex wedding. The traditional Hylands House offers the utmost in elegance for a family wedding and can accommodate up to 80 guests. The […]

Hylands Estate Offers Advice to Hitched.co.uk Readers

Hylands Estate, Essex, Wedding Planner, Tamsin Beeson, recently gave her advice on catering plans for a couple’s big day to Hitched.co.uk. Tamsin says: “There are a variety of choices these days when it comes to catering for a wedding.  It’s not just the food though – it’s the way that it is served and also […]

First 50 Couples at Open Day to Receive Exclusive Goody Bag

The first 50 couples through the door at Hylands Estate wedding open day will receive an exclusive goody bag. Couples who are planning their big day are invited to attend a special Wedding Open Day at the award-winning Essex venue, Hylands Estate in Chelmsford, on Sunday 14 June from 10am-4pm. Winner of the Heritage Venue […]

Making the Most of Your Big Day

There is no doubt that weddings can be stressful – the planning, co-ordination and financial pressures involved can turn the most serene bride-to-be into what has commonly become known as ‘Bridezilla’. An experienced wedding planner can remove most of the sources of stress so that you are able to focus instead on the enjoyable aspects […]

Stunning Themed Weddings

When it comes to wedding planning, couples are no longer limited by the parameters of tradition. In recent years, themed weddings have become increasingly popular, with couples able to tailor their big day to convey their personalities and passions and make their wedding truly remarkable. The wedding party’s clothes, wedding favours and table and room […]

Dream Summer Weddings in Essex

If you are planning a summer wedding in Essex, you’ll want to make the very most of what our beautiful county has to offer. The stunning grounds at Hylands Estate in Chelmsford provide the perfect setting; showcasing wondrous, colour-rich gardens with native flowers and trees rubbing shoulders with more exotic flora and fauna. Also to […]


            There is more to wearing a hat at a wedding than can be imagined. For instance, did you know that it is considered etiquette for female guests to wait until the Mother of the Bride has taken off her hat before theirs can be removed? At a formal wedding […]


For childhood sweethearts Ryan and Samantha Matthams there was never going to be any better place than Hylands House, Essex, to celebrate their special day in July 2014. The Chelmsford couple met twenty years ago, when they were just 13 and 14, whilst cycling in their local park and have always admired Hylands House and […]


Hylands House has provided the backdrop for many a film set and of course thousands of Essx weddings over the years. Recently our beautifully maintained Grade II Listed Georgian Villa was chosen by a top wedding magazine for a stylish shoot. Our lovely large white house, breath-taking park and gardens and additional Grand Pavilion offered […]


A few years ago a friend of mine asked for some help in choosing her Mother of the Groom outfit. Many weeks were spent on this, tens of outfits tried on, and finally a gorgeous, floral designer dress was chosen. This was an expensive and exclusive garment, so all was well and there was much […]