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.