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Located in the inviting cathedral town of Chelmsford, Essex, the County Hotel Chelmsford is a wedding venue where you and your loved ones can celebrate in style. This convenient location is near London, only a 30-minute train ride away for guests travelling to the wedding. Its central location in Essex also means you can appreciate all the city has to offer, from the Mayflower Trail to Bond Street. Since the venue’s establishment on the grounds of Old Rainsford Manor in 1928, it has welcomed guests from near and far to revel in the warm and friendly atmosphere. County Hotel Chelmsford comes with charm and character in abundance and its historic backdrop provides eye-catching photo opportunities. The elegant interiors and timeless style will add an air of sophistication to your big day. The team is excited to offer you and your loved ones exquisite service while helping to make your wedding a dream come true.

Facilities and Capacity

The County Hotel Chelmsford offers a luxurious experience you’ll remember forever. With a licence for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, this enchanting setting is primed for whatever you have in mind. A choice of magnificent function rooms can cater to your vision and accommodate between 20 and 150 guests. Beyond the event spaces, they have 50 glorious guestrooms where your nearest and dearest are sure to find a place to put their feet up after the festivities. You can choose from sophisticated suites to polished premium rooms. Indulge in a comfy, luxurious bed and relax in the spacious surroundings while you rejuvenate after your big celebration.

Services Offered

The dedicated hotel staff will be there to take any stress away from your special day. County Hotel Chelmsford’s wedding coordinator is on hand to help with the big and small decisions, from helping you choose the menu to organising the bridal suite. Starting the party is easy as you can use their dance floor and DJ area. The staff can also book rooms for your guests and let you focus on enjoying your experience. During the planning phase, they even welcome you and your partner by appointment to visit the venue and view all it can offer.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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The County Hotel, , 29 Rainsford Road CM1 2PZ Chelmsford (Essex)
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