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Pratts Farm Lane East Little Waltham Chelmsford Essex CM3 3PT
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About Channels

Pratts Farm Lane East, Little Waltham, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 3PT

The beautiful restored 17thCentury thatched Essex Barn is an idyllic venue for your special day. Set in tranquil surroundings, with large outside areas, a fountain, an avenue of mature trees & a 4 star award 21 bedroom lodge.

With years of experience our Wedding Co-ordinators & Head Chefs will ensure your dream come true. Every wedding is special to us. You can be confident that you will find us professional & organised, ensuring your day is relaxed, happy memorable.

• Stunning 17th Century Essex Barn • Experienced & professional Co-ordinators • 21 Bedroom 4 star awarded Lodge • Licensed for Civil Ceremony up to 150 guests • Association with our sister venue Little Channels • Late availability offers

Facilities at Channels

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Channels Reviews (26)

My Daughter's Wedding 8th February 2020
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By Ray Day, on 10 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Feb 2020

Channels was the venue for my Daughter's Wedding on Saturday 8th Feb. what a stunning day it was. Held in the Barn, Big Channels, the surroundings are simply beautiful. The reception was magnificent, great organisation and professionalism from all the staff, especially Molly, who co-ordinated everything to the smallest detail. wonderful food, thank you Chef, served by a brigade of very friendly and efficient servers. Great Bar Staff, who worked tirelessly, and always had a smile. The accommodation in the Lodge was also top class. All on all, a truly wonderful occasion, a venue that I cannot rate or recommend highly enough. Thank you again Molly and Chloè, the Event's Organisers.

Thank you! You guys are great! x
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By Sally Pickering, on 25 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Sep 2019

We fell in love with this venue the day we first visited 18 months ago. We were shown around very professionally and at no point felt any pressure to book a date. However within a week of visiting other venues we knew Channels & the Essex Barn was our dream venue. The day its self was truly wonderful from the start to the finish. The wedding team could not do enough and the food, well simply the best! My only regret is I'll never be able to do it all again, so in a way I'm chuffed I choose Channels for my wedding day.

Amazing Day
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By Mrs Brenda Porter, on 31 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2019

Thank you for laying on a wonderful wedding day for my daughter and son in law, Gemma & Gary. Everything looked beautiful, the weather was in our favour, so Gemma was very pleased to get married in your stunning garden. The hotel rooms were ideal and breakfast the following morning was delicious and very much needed. Once again thank you all for such a day to remember! Mr & Mrs Porter.

Perfect Day
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By Kelly & Henry, on 29 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2019

We had the most amazing wedding, thank you to David & Molly who treated us like King & Queen for the day. The Barn, Gardens, and hotel looked incredible and the food and service was the best. Lovely to have breakfast with all our guests the next morning that extended our wedding experience into the following day.

Beautiful Venue
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By Amy Rolfe, on 31 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2019

Wonderful day, wonderful venue, wonderful staff. The setting was magical, the food was scrumptious and all very well organised. Its was exactly what we wanted, no regrets whatsoever. Anyone looking for a venue that ticks all the boxes must view the Essex Barn at the Channels Estate!

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By Samantha & Rick Greystone, on 29 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jun 2019

After viewing over 10 local venues, we would most definitely recommend this venue The Barn at the Channels Estate. Ticked all the boxes!. Great location for us, the food service was immaculate and the price seemed very reasonable. Anyone looking for a great venue would be silly not to check this one.

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By The New Mr & Mrs Thompson, on 10 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

Thank you for giving us the best day ever! The Barn looked great, the staff very attentive and the food delicious! Worth every penny, and will recommend to anyone getting married. Thank you all at Channels...xx

Thank you!
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By Mrs Eagle, on 18 May 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

Thank you to everyone at Channels who put on the best wedding celebration EVER! See you soon after our Honeymoon! xxx

Beauiful Venue
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By Mr & Mrs Tew, on 11 May 2018Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

The Essex Barn at the Channels Estate has had a few improvements in the last few month. These have taken the venue to the next level. With 21 gorgeous bedrooms, stunning outside ceremony garden and 17th century Essex Barn, it made my daughters wedding day a truly wonderful experience. Thank you to Paul, David, Emma & Samantha for going the extra mile at every stage.

Great Wedding!
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By Molly, on 17 May 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2018

I recently attended a wedding at Channels, The day was perfect. I wished I had booked this venue before my cousin!! The wedding garden is so unique with Church Pews and excellent sound system... and having viewed over 10 venues in Essex its most definitely the best venue around.

Perfect Wedding!
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By Mrs Willows, on 12 May 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2018

My daughters wedding was at Channels last week, even though I thanked the staff personally, I just wanted to write a review so everyone else who was involved gets to know how pleased we were. The setting, the food and the service was impeccable. We were very impressed and recommend the Channels Estate to any newly engaged couples.

Simply Wonderful..!
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By Bethany Head, on 11 May 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Apr 2018

From the moment we booked our wedding day til the day itself, I could not of been more pleased. The team are incredibly experienced, kind, put themselves out and made our day a truly magical experience.

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