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Hylands Estate through to national wedding award finals

Hylands House (Credit Matt Chung)

Hylands Estate has been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious ‘Guides for Brides’ Customer Service Awards. The grade II* listed neoclassical villa has been selected in the ‘Stately Homes, Castles and Mansions’ category, which recognises exceptional service and support for couples at some of the UK’s most distinguished historic wedding venues. Other finalists include Hampton Court Castle, Carlton Towers, and Farnham Towers.

Awards recognise great customer service

This year’s awards will acknowledge the hard work of wedding venues and suppliers at a turbulent time for the industry. Hylands House manager Lorraine Thorne says it’s a fantastic achievement for her team.

"It’s been such a difficult couple of years for couples wanting to get married, and it’s wonderful to get through to the final round of the national Guides for Brides Awards 2022 based on the reviews we’ve had for our customer service during this time. I’m so proud of the Hylands team for providing such stunning service to match our exceptional venue.”

Lorraine Thorne, Hylands House manager

Wedding venues couples can rely on

Guides for Brides offers couples online advice and recommendations for the best wedding suppliers and venues. Their annual awards reward businesses that deliver outstanding service and customer satisfaction within the wedding industry.

Alison Hargreaves, the founder of Guides for Brides says the pandemic has shown that above all else, couples need venues they can rely on.

“The last two years have demonstrated the importance of booking wedding suppliers and a venue they can trust and will genuinely have their best interests at heart.”

Alison Hargreaves, Guides for Brides founder

Award winners announced on 9 March

A panel of industry experts will compare Hylands Estate with the other finalists in the category before the winners are announced at an awards ceremony at Oxford Town Hall on 9 March. Last year the awards were held online.

Record bookings for 2022 at Hylands

Although the pandemic has brought great disruption to couples, venues and suppliers over the last couple of years, the Hylands team has busy 12 months ahead as the industry gets back on track.

2022 is set to see a record number of weddings at Hylands Estate and dates for 2023 are booking fast. If you’re getting married and would like to know more about weddings at Hylands, go to https://hylandsestateweddings.co.uk/.

You can find out more about Guides for Brides, including a listing for Hylands House. This year’s event will also raise money for Guides for Brides’ charity partner, VOW for Girls.

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Julie Weight
Julie Weight

Julie writes stories and creates videos for Chelmsford City Council. Contact her at julie.weight@chelmsford.gov.uk or on 01245 606984.