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Business & Meeting Hire

Hylands Estate offers an impressive setting for business & meetings events; ideal for holding small meetings to larger conferences.

Surrounded by 574 acres of peaceful parkland, our opulent interiors and contemporary Grand Pavilion can provide a perfect setting for your business event. Hylands House has many rooms to accommodate up to 300 guests, some of which have been restored thanks to contributions by the Friends of Hylands House.

We offer day delegate packages, or we can tailor your event and offer bespoke rates. Please see our full business brochure below for more information. We also offer a 10% discount to registered charities

Day Delegate Packages

We have a variety of packages available to suit your meeting requirements.

 All packages include the following:

  • Appropriate space between 9am – 5pm for full day hire or a choice between 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm for half-day hire
  • Refreshment area for breaks & lunch
  • Appropriate technical equipment
  • Pads & pens
  • Water & glasses
  • Arrival tea, coffee & pastries
  • Additional food and beverage depending on selected package (please see menus below)
The Grand Pavilion set up for a business meeting with large round tables and podium with two large screens in front.
The Library set up for a business meeting with notepads and water set up on the long wooden table.
The Drawing Room set up for a corporate event with rows of chairs and a large screen up front.


Our packages are able to be tailored with bespoke rates with a wide variety of rooms and catering menus available to suit all needs

Speak with a member of the team to learn more.

Go Ape Company Away Days

We have partnered with Go Ape, who have opened their 35th site at Hylands Park – their first one in Essex! We’re delighted to offer a tree-swinging Company Away Day package that helps bring out the best in your team.

Choose from treetop and ground based activities, savour delicious catering and enjoy the use of Hylands House or Grand Pavilion (dependant on your group size).

A dark-haired woman walking between trees on the Go Ape treetop challenge.


Following Chelmsford City Councils’ declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency there has been an ongoing commitment to make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030. This led on to the creation of a Climate and Ecological Emergency Action Plan.

Hylands Estate is owned and operated by Chelmsford City Council, and we are committed to our sustainability journey. Alongside our caterer, we have developed sustainable plant-based menus that are environmentally focussed for you to consider. All meeting materials provided are also environmentally friendly.

More to do

Enhance your corporate experience with a breath of fresh air at Hylands. Before or after your business meeting, explore the grounds with our Multimedia Tour. Delve into the rich history of the Estate as you stroll through scenic pathways.

There are also volunteer opportunities available where you will learn practical hands-on skills while working together with your team.

Find out more about each below.

Available Spaces

Hylands Estate has a range of elegant and versatile rooms.

The videos below showcase the different spaces that can be booked as part of your hire.


Video Production by Wave Business TV 

Virtual Tour

Save the car trip and view our virtual tour the gorgeous spaces of Hylands House and the Grand Pavilion.

Beyond Hylands Estate

If you plan on being in the region for longer than a visit with us, there’s plenty to do to continue your stay in Chelmsford and Essex. From night life and hotel stays, to events and high quality restaurants. Visit our partner websites for more information and plan your stay.

Start planning your perfect event