An Essex Wedding - May/June 2024 (Issue 116)

local Wed in and around Chelmsford! BRAXTED PARK ESTATE 01621 770 855 | What to expect At the heart of a vast walled estate, you’ll find Braxted Park Estate’s magnificent country house and its stunning gardens. The intimate gardens that connect Braxted House to the grand Wedding Pavilion provide an idyllic setting for any wedding vision. Within the historic Walled Garden guests can enjoy a series of themed ‘rooms’ that include a romantic English Garden, a Knott Garden and an Italian Garden. The yearround interest each provides creates beautiful and varied backdrops for wedding photographs. Time to celebrate Combing elegance and romance throughout its interior, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to saying, ‘I do’. The Orangery exudes romance, with Roman-inspired murals and arched windows that look out over the grounds. Alternatively, during the warmer months, tie the knot outdoors at the heart of the walled garden as your guests soak up the sun. Braxted Park Estate even has its own church, so you could have a religious ceremony just a few minutes away from the house should you wish to. Each option is capable of seating up to 170 guests. When it comes to receptions, The Pavilion is perfectly equipped for parties both large and small. This versatile space offers plenty of room for up to 350 guests and comes with neutral décor so you can truly make it your own. The in-house catering team are on hand to create some spectacular menus for your special day, while come evening, a state-ofthe-art sound and lighting system and huge dancefloor ensures you can enjoy yourselves long into the night. We love... The newly renovated Garden Cottage is one of the most luxurious honeymoon suites in Essex. Nestled in the heart of the Estate, it’s a stunning retreat for newlyweds to retire to after a day of celebrating. Meanwhile, loved ones can enjoy a relaxing night’s stay just a few steps from the Pavilion, too. GOING 19 LOCAL VENUES