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The Courtyard Suite at Little Channels
  • 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 Courtyard Suite 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.

Able to host 90 seated guests in the main function room for a formal meal, or up to 150 for an informal buffet, this exclusive-use venue can accommodate anything from tiny to moderate-sized wedding parties. The in-house catering team create personalised menu options, and it is located close to Channel Lodge, which offers 17 ensuite bedrooms and two gorgeous honeymoon suites.


The Courtyard Suite at Little Channels 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 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 60 guests, and can accommodate 90 guests for a formal meal or 150 for an informal buffet.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 90 Guests
Buffet Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

The Courtyard

Framed by the Courtyard Suite 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.

Catering And Accommodation

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 or a 10-15 minute walk from The Courtyard Suite. This luxury lodge has 17 ensuite bedrooms, and the choice of two amazing honeymoon suites for the newlywed couple to enjoy.

You can get in touch with the events team at The Courtyard Suite at Little Channels via the contact details just below.

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