Wonderful Winter Weddings at Hylands Estate

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We love a winter wedding here at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex. It’s always a thrill to watch a bride arrive in a horse-drawn carriage along our winding drive to be met by her bridesmaids at the steps to our magnificent house. Of course, we also love it when it snows here, and so do many of our photographers as they’re able to capture the most dramatic of pictures with the white façade of Hylands House framed in crisp white snow.

Guests also remark how warm and friendly Hylands feels, especially at this time of the year. Couples love our ornate Banqueting Room decorated in deep reds and golds, perfect for family Christmas weddings. Many of our couples say they choose Hylands House for their Essex wedding as it offers heaps of style, grandeur and sophistication but intimate enough to create a real family feel.

For those inviting up to 300 guests for their big day, our Grand Pavilion is ideal; it also looks extremely dramatic during the winter months when couples opt for strong and bold themes, such as stylish tartans, cool crystals and snowflakes, and burnished golds and reds. We are also loving the trend for faux fur and is ideal to keep the bride warm throughout the day. Feathers are still a strong trend too and can help to bring a colour theme together and create sculptural centrepieces.

Of course no winter wedding would be complete without a warming winter wedding menu, many of our happy couples opt for hearty dishes, such as pies, sausage and mash, or a beautifully cooked roast.

Whatever idea you have for your winter wedding our team of experienced wedding co-ordinators are on hand to help you every step of the way.

Hylands Estate Shortlisted for Essex Wedding Awards


Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex has been shortlisted for the Essex Wedding Awards for the second year in a row.

Hylands is the reigning winner of Best Heritage Venue at the Essex Wedding Awards and will be defending its title at a gala award ceremony at Parklands, Quendon Hall, Essex, on 26 November 2015.

Tamsin Beeson, Wedding Co-ordinator, Hylands Estate, is delighted with being shortlisted for the awards. She says: “Our team is dedicated to making all of our happy couples’ big day the very best day of their lives. This is tremendous to gain such recognition for the team – especially two years in a row.”

Hylands range of celebration spaces presents the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or lavish receptions. The venues overlook landscaped gardens and parkland beyond, providing romantic settings for a couple’s special day. The banqueting room is extravagantly decorated in a neo baroque style, with a marble fireplace and floor to ceiling windows. The room provides a stunning space for wedding parties.

The spectacular new contemporary Grand Pavilion allows Hylands to accommodate up to 300 guests. The pavilion offers the latest in style and sophistication with romantic lighting and creates an ideal space for receptions.


Dream Summer Weddings in Essex

Hylands Estate Essex Wedding VenueIf 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 be found among the grounds is the picturesque Serpentine Lake, which provides the opportunity for peaceful contemplation if you both need some privacy during your big day and is a romantic backdrop for your all-important wedding photography.

A dream Essex wedding venue, Hylands Estate offers scope for your imagination to run wild, with the Grade II* listed mansion lending itself perfectly to a more traditional theme and the pavilion a blank canvas for those seeking something a little more unusual.

Picture your guests spilling out of the pavilion onto a beautiful terrace that leads to a private courtyard where they can chat, relax and enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks. Or, if you prefer, imagine making your entrance down our imposing, central grand staircase in Hylands House, which also provides a great setting for group photographs.

Fully licensed, with superb caterers, your guests will want for nothing and your wedding day will be a memory that is treasured by all. The wedding planners at Hylands House excel in making sure your big day goes without a hitch and can arrange as much or as little of your wedding as you choose. From children’s entertainment, carriage rides around the grounds and traditional outdoor games, such as coconut shies and croquet or something more left field like bungee runs and bouncy castles – nothing is too much trouble.

On a more practical level, Hylands Estate is also an ideal Essex wedding venue because it provides abundant free parking and is easily accessible from the A12. Just minutes from the centre of Chelmsford it also offers guests easy access to a range of hotels and guest houses.

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