An Essex Wedding - May/June 2022 (Issue 104)

PIG & WHISTLE 01245 443186 | Located inside a 16th century wood-beamed property, Chelmsford’s Pig & Whistle restaurant has been lovingly transformed into an award-winning romantic location with a license for weddings and civil ceremonies. Providing stunning views across the Essex countryside from its outside decking area and sun terrace, inside you’ll discover luxurious and opulent décor. Think of it as a home away from home, ideal for your celebration with close family and friends in an intimate, cosy and romantic setting. The Pig & Whistle can accommodate 30 guests with a choice of spaces. Choose either its traditional room with wooden floor and beamed ceilings, or the dining room; decorated with dressers and opulent drapes. You can then host a reception for 30 guests for a wedding breakfast in either area, before inviting an additional 40 for an evening reception with space for dancing and celebrating well into the night. PONTLANDS PARK 01245 476444 | An impressive Victorian house with beautifully landscaped gardens, Pontlands Park is the ideal setting for you to celebrate your love and commitment to one another. Located on the outskirts of Chelmsford, a beautiful driveway gives your guests a great first impression, while the picturesque bridge and pond is an ideal place to capture some amazing photos you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives. The inside of the house, meanwhile, has been lovingly restored to a contemporary finish, and the Marquee, with its silk lined ceiling and chandeliers, provides the perfect backdrop to your special day. The new garden gazebo can seat up to 100 guests overlooking the Essex countryside for your ceremony, or the intimate Lilli Suite, overlooking the grounds, can accommodate up to 60. There’s also a light and fully air-conditioned Conservatory Suite, allowing you to be married with seating for up to 100 – and even higher with standing space. Receptions can then take place in both the Conservatory (90 guests), or the beautiful Marquee (180). Psst ! As a fine dining restaurant, food and drink is important to the venue, with the restaurant repeatedly voted the most romantic restaurant in Essex! LOCAL VENUES 23