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The Waltham Barns at Little Channels

The Waltham Barns At Little Channels

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The Waltham Barns At Little Channels

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  • All-inclusive Essex country wedding venue
  • Gorgeous suite around flagstone courtyard
  • Nicely-restored 19th-century farm complex
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 90 guests
  • Buffet receptions for up to 150 guests
  • In-house chefs offer personalised menus
  • Courtyard ideal for canapés and drinks
  • Nearby accommodation in Channels Lodge
  • An all-inclusive package, competitively priced

The Waltham Barns at Little Channels presents a beautiful space where you can exchange your vows and then host a reception late into the night. Weddings take place in a restored 19th-century farming complex, in a characterful function suite with exposed beamed and plenty of natural light, before taking advantage of the flagstoned courtyard itself for drinks and canapés. With a new addition of the Wedding Garden and outside bar, there has never been a more idyllic setting to mingle with your guests.

With only one wedding a day, the focus is all on you. With some lovely photo opportunities, stylish décor, and private use of the large flagstone courtyard, it's a venue to take into consideration, especially as the cost is very reasonable and offering great value. Unlike other venues you will not lose your guests to an over-sized room and their brand-new wedding garden is sure to add some extra magic to your special day.


The Waltham Barns is set within Pratt's Farm in Little Waltham, next to the Grade II-listed original farmhouse building, near the Chelmer Valley Park and Ride. The farmhouse has its origins in the 1500s, demonstrating that this farm has its roots firmly in the history of the local area. The suite itself is found in the centre of the farm, and surrounds a sheltered courtyard.


The Waltham Barn is a restored mid-19th century working farm, and perfect for smaller, relaxed intimate weddings. The wedding team are dedicated and passionate to ensure your day is perfect, ensuring attention to detail at every stage.

At the centre of the farm, this timber-beamed space boasts centuries of charm with modern amenities. The Grade II-listed room is licensed to host ceremonies for up to 70 guests, and can accommodate 90 guests for a formal meal or 150 for an informal buffet.

Civil ceremony capacity - 70 guests
Formal reception capacity - 90 guests
Buffet reception capacity - 150 guests


The venue offers an all-inclusive package price so you need not worry about a thing on the day. The packages include venue hire, ceremony hire, reception drink, wedding breakfast, wine for during the meal, a glass of fizz for the toast and a five item evening buffet. As well as taking care of all catering needs, the venue will also include chair decor and a DJ to get the party started in the evening.

A whole range of extras are also included in the package price: tables, chairs, linen, cutlery, glasses, crockery, cake stand and knife, easel, and a whole team of dedicated wedding coordinators to help with any questions and queries throughout the planning process.

As an added bonus, a wedding menu tasting is available free of charge, so you can enjoy a date night amid the stressful planning period to put your feet up and sample the delicious food you'll be served on your special day.Please contact the wedding team directly to recieve a personalised quotation.

Open for Viewings

The Waltham Barns are now offering viewings. Hand sanitiser is available upon entrance and couples are asked to wear masks throughout their visit. Get in touch to arrange your viewing.

You can get in touch with the events team at The Waltham Barn via the contact details just below

The Waltham Barn at Little Channels
Pratts Farm Lane West
Little Waltham
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