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Menus from £70
50 to 250 Guests

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Menus from £70
50 to 250 Guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Sandra P. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Best day ever

    The venue was stunning and the staff were amazing . We had the best day ever and it was worth every penny
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    Christopher J. Married on 03/08/2021
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    Brilliant venue, brilliant people

    We had a longer than expected dealing with Channels being that our wedding being the first that couldn't go ahead due to the pandemic. They kept in contact with us throughout, they helped with all of our queries and managed to help us reschedule during two lockdowns. On the run up to our wedding day they kept us up to date with the arrangements under the current guidelines. When we finally got to the day they provided the best service we have ever experienced and took care of us and our guests. Everybody we spoke to couldn't have praised the venue and its staff more. Fantastic day and Channels really made it for us.
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    Sue P. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Brilliant experience and wedding day

    Channels staff were fantastic both in the planning of the day and organisation on the actual wedding day, we couldn’t fault them. Staff were friendly, helpful and proactive. The wedding day was amazing and so many people commented that it was the best wedding they’d been too.

    We planned our wedding for what turned out to be during the pandemic. Channels were so proactive, responsive and helpful with rearranging our day, and even helpful with our wedding insurance claim for the rearrangement.

    It’s a stunning venue with plenty of outside space. We’d thoroughly recommend it :)
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    Ray Married on 08/02/2020
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    My Daughter's Wedding 8th February 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.
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    Sally Married on 13/09/2019
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    Thank you! You guys are great! x

    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.
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    Mrs Married on 05/09/2019
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    Amazing Day

    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.
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    Kelly Married on 15/08/2019
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    Perfect Day

    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.
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    Amy Married on 08/08/2019
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    Beautiful Venue

    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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    Samantha Married on 06/06/2019
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    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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    The Married on 02/06/2018
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    Amazing!

    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
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    Mrs Married on 06/05/2018
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    Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone at Channels who put on the best wedding celebration EVER! See you soon after our Honeymoon! xxx
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    Mr Married on 05/05/2018
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    Beauiful Venue

    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.
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    Molly Married on 29/04/2018
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    Great Wedding!

    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.
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    Mrs Married on 27/04/2018
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    Perfect Wedding!

    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.
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    Bethany Married on 12/04/2018
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    Simply Wonderful..!

    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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