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The Waltham Barns

The Waltham Barns

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The Waltham Barns

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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

A part of the Channels and Clifford Estates, The Waltham Barns 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 roofspace, before taking advantage of the flagstoned courtyard itself for drinks and canapés.

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 so 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.

Today it forms part of the greater Channels Estate, and its sister venue, Channels Essex Barn, is located nearby - take a peek.


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

The Suite

At the centre of the farm, this timber-beamed space oozes 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 Courtyard

Framed by the Waltham Barns complex of buildings, this open space showcases flagstone flooring and is furnished with covered tables, making it ideal for canapés and drinks receptions, and a great place to get a bit of fresh air as the evening party kicks on.


The venue hire gives you the room for the whole day and includes all non-consumables: staff, tables, Cheltenham chairs, linen, cutlery, crockery, two easels, cake stand, cake knife, private use Courtyard and wedding garden.

Their wedding packages include everything you need for your wedding; reception drink, wedding breakfast, table wine, toasting drink and evening buffet. Additional extras and upgrades are available. Room hires excluded.

Please contact the wedding team directly to recieve a personalised quotation.


Cuisine is prepared and served by the magnificent in-house chef team. From canapés or informal buffets to wedding breakfasts and multi-course banquets, there's plenty on offer here. The flexible and accommodating chefs invite you to choose one of many options from their four-course wedding menu. Get in touch with the team to get a copy of the selector and find out further details.


A part of the Channels Estate, the nearby Channels Lodge is a 4-minute drive from The Waltham Barn. This luxury lodge guarantees 4 rooms including a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds, taking care of the happy couple and close family. More rooms may be available upon request.

Open for Viewings

The Waltham Barns are now offering socially-distanced viewings. Hand-sanitiser is available upon entrance and couples are asked to wear masks throughout their visit.

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

Little Channels Wedding Venue at the Channels Estate
Pratts Farm Lane West
Little Waltham
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