Hylands Estate House

Located in the city of Chelmsford, Essex, Hylands Estate is a historic and sprawling estate that boasts a rich history, breath-taking landscapes, and a range of events and activities.

Hylands Estate covers 574 acres and has an 18th-century history. It began as a humble farmhouse in 1730 but Sir John Comyns transformed it into a neoclassical villa in the early 19th century. Hylands House, known as the mansion, boasts stunning Georgian architecture with grand columns and a stately façade.

Over the years, Hylands House underwent several transformations. It served as a military hospital during World War I and later functioned as a school. In the 1960s, the local council acquired the estate and extensively restored it to its former glory.

Today, it stands as an iconic representation of the Georgian era. The estate, as a whole, functions as a vibrant cultural and recreational hub.

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Hylands House Interior

Hylands Estate is a bustling place all year round. Visitors come from near and far to enjoy various events and activities, such as:

Weddings and Celebrations

Hylands Estate is a top choice for weddings and celebrations. The historic charm of Hylands House and the enchanting gardens create a stunning backdrop for couples to tie the knot in style. Outdoor Ceremony Garden, an open-air ceremony space amidst lush greenery, provides a serene atmosphere for outdoor wedding ceremonies and other events.

Conferences and Corporate Events

The Grand Pavilion, a modern structure within the estate, is a hub for conferences and corporate events. It comes fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet the needs of businesses and organisations.

Hylands Estate is committed to providing exceptional visitor experiences, including top-quality audio-visual experiences. They partnered with Spotlight Sound for sound systems in key estate areas.

Sound System in the Grand Pavilion

The Grand Pavilion, versatile for weddings and conferences, now has an upgraded sound system by Spotlight Sound. It features:

  • Yamaha Processing: This equipment at the core guarantees superb sound quality and control.
  • Sennheiser Microphones: Crystal-clear audio with Sennheiser mics enhances speeches and presentations.
  • Void Speakers: High-quality Void speakers ensure even sound distribution for all guests.
  • iPad Control for Staff: Staff efficiently manages audio settings through iPads, streamlining event coordination.

Sound System in the Outdoor Ceremony Garden

Hylands Estate's outdoor ceremony space now has a weather-resistant sound system that offers exceptional audio quality:

  • Weather-Resistant Equipment: All components are built to endure various weather conditions, ensuring reliability during outdoor events.
  • Balanced Sound Delivery: The system maintains the natural beauty of the surroundings while delivering clear and balanced sound for outdoor ceremonies.
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Hylands Estate The Glade


Hylands Estate and Hylands House, nestled in Chelmsford, Essex, blend history, beauty, and modern amenities. Spotlight Sound's expertise ensures impeccable audio quality for weddings, conferences, and outdoor ceremonies. The estate's commitment to excellence keeps visitors and event organisers charmed by Hylands House and its grounds.

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