Channels Estate


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17th Century Essex Barn, located within the Channels Estate. Wedding garden, thatched Barn, fountains, mature trees, 4star hotel, delicious food and a dedicated team of wedding coordinators.

Situated on the east of the Channels Estate, just north of Chelmsford and on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Little Waltham.
The beautiful and stunning restored 17th century thatched barn is an idyllic venue for your truly special day. Set in tranquil surroundings, with large outside areas, a fountain and an avenue of mature trees.
With years of experience our wedding coordinators and head chefs will ensure your dreams come true. Every wedding is special to us and you can be confident that you will find us professional and organised, ensuring your day is relaxed, happy and memorable.
From arriving after your church ceremony, your car will enter the courtyard and our wedding coordinator will be ready to welcome you to Channels.
It’s not long before you and your guests are invited into the wedding garden where canapés and refreshing welcome drinks await you. The lake in the front entrance is laden with lily pads and provides wonderful photo opportunities all year round. The mature tree-lined avenue also provides welcome shade on the hottest days, plus many options for your photographer. With our stunning outside ceremony garden you can tie the knot outside under our beautiful thatched cart house. With antique pews and views over the Essex countryside, a very popular option for our weddings, described as a ‘church without a roof.’ Of course, the English weather can be unpredictable, or you may wish to marry during the colder winter months, so you can rest assured that your ceremony will be just as magical held within our 17th century converted barn with beautiful beams and magical mood lighting.
However you decide to dine on your wedding day, you can be assured all our food is homemade and freshly prepared from the finest local suppliers. We offer an extensive choice of dining options to suit your wedding day plans. All dietary requirements, whatever the request, will be gladly catered for.
The beautifully converted Tudor house and accompanying buildings provides you with the convenient option of on-site accommodation for you and your guests. Each of the luxurious bedrooms and suits have been individually designed and equipped to the highest standards, combining the finest of the old with the finest of the new. We recommend enquiring as early as possible to check availability for your chosen wedding date.

Channels Estate at a Glance

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Hotel Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 140
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Up to 200
Stunning Venue Inside & Outside Great catering and various options to choose 26 bedroom 4 star hotel with 2 Honeymoon Suites Quality established venue, and very good value Professional team of dedicated coordinators Established for over 45 years Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 140Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 60 View More
BarnWedding Contact : Paul EastNumber of People In Team : 5No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : ChelmsfordNearest Airport : StansteadNearest Motorway : A12Nearest Train Station : ChelmsfordAffordableCasualClassicIntimateConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseIn House CateringIn House Wine ListHalal CateringPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingLovely GroundsRomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorHotelSame-Sex View Less

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Robyn and Richard
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The venue has a real wow factor when u walk in, a barn with that magical whimsical feel, then to top it they have an outside ceremony area large patio heaters what more could u ask for just look at the brochure to see how your wedding photos could look I can’t wait
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Hollie & Billy
Massive Thank You!!
We just wanted to say a massive thank you from myself & Hollie for the best day of our lives on Tuesday. Thank you so much for all your hard work, everyone loved it as much as we did. Everything was perfect and all the staff were excellent and every detail was exactly how we wanted it. Thank you again from us both. Hollie & Billy X
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Natasha & Karl
Our Wedding day
I can honestly say without doubt in my mind Channels is the best wedding venue. Chloe our wedding organiser was so professional, but so much fun to work with. She made us feel so relaxed and took care of everything.

Paul who we first met was brilliant, no question was too small to answer. Brilliant bloke.

Our day was perfect and everyone absolutely EVERYONE loved the food!!! I will be back for more as those Chefs are so talented. Gordon Ramsey would be impressed. The food is amazing!! Breakfast was amazing too.

The staff that helped at the wedding were fantastic, and so sweet and helpful.

Anyone getting married at Channels you are in great hands because honestly every single person was so amazing.

The hotel... Oh my god our room was stunning!!!! So beautiful, so cosy, so clean and so big!! The Oak Suite is perfect and i wouldn't change a thing.

The reception team were so friendly and so chatty I loved it they made us feel so welcomed. The young man who has only been there for 3 weeks was so sweet and funny he is doing a great job!!

Thank you again Channels you made our day the best of our lives.

Natasha & Karl Xx

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Amy and Samuel
Beautiful barn
Whenever we have had any questions they have responded quickly and have been so helpful, especially considering we have been organising a wedding during a pandemic! The venue is beautiful and we cannot wait to celebrate there!
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Amy and Conor
Channels Estate
Paul East has been amazing at helping Conor and I book our wedding after having 2 cancelled from COVID already! I can’t wait to have our special day at Channels in Chelmsford
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Laura and Ashley
Channels is out too choice
Fabulous venue with relaxed atmosphere. All the staff we have met are so helpful and knowledgeable, and can’t do enough for us.
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Louise and Josh
Channels Estate
We was so please with the way Paul showed us around and explained the process and the day. He made us feel welcome and special even in this challenging time. We cannot wait to get married here and feel confident the day will be soooo perfect!
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Karen Hammond
Amazing Day
We got married outside in the most beautiful gardens. The atmosphere was electric and we couldn't ask for anything better for our wedding day. The staff were amazing from day 1, truly professional, dedicated and seemed to really care!!

The food was delicious, well presented and everything seemed value for money. No hidden costs like I've seen at some venues we visited.

Anyone who wants a fabulous day, in stunning surrounding, and value for money must check Channels out! Even the hotel on site is the best I've ever stayed in, and a perfect finish to our wedding day. x


Channels Wedding Venue by Paul Hubbard Photo & Video

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Channels Estate

Channels Estate


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

Channels Estate

  • Pratts Farm Lane East
  • Little Waltham
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex
  • CM3 3PT
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Image of Key Person Molly, Samantha & Samm. x
Molly, Samantha & Samm. x