The Essex Barn at Channels

Our Traditional Venue

The Channels Estate is host to two of the finest wedding venues in Essex. With over 30 years of bespoke wedding service experience,
you can be confident that we will help deliver a truly unforgettable day.

The beautifully restored 17th century thatched Essex Barn is an idyllic wedding venue for your special day.
With the new addition of a private garden licensed to conduct outside civil ceremonies and set in tranquil surroundings,
with large outside areas and an avenue of mature trees, Channels is the perfect venue at which to say ‘I do.’

The Essex Barn

With authentic 300 year old beams, high ceilings and period chandeliers you have found the perfect setting for your wedding day.

Minimum 70 guests. Up to 130 seated guests – Up to 200 evening guests.

The Church Without a Roof

A traditional wedding venue with a contemporary twist; do something different and make that special moment one to savour even more.

Outside, in the stunning ceremony garden overlooking the magnificent Essex countryside, the bride and groom can tie the knot under the pavilion while their guests watch the proceedings from the antique wooden pews. And when it comes to reliving the memories made on this most memorable of days, the photographs taken in the tranquil Channels’ surroundings, with its extensive grounds, fountain, lily pond and avenue of mature trees, will provide a lasting memento to the special day.

Up to 120 guests – Includes 60 seated



Indoor Ceremonies

Tie the knot with your soulmate in surroundings full of character with up to 100 of your loved ones there to share the moment.

Under the 1994 Marriage Act, The Essex Barn is fully licensed to host civil ceremonies for both opposite and same-sex marriages.

Up to 100 guests – Includes 90 seated



Wedding Garden

A beautiful extension to The Essex Barn, our newly refurbished outside garden is a fantastic space to serve canapés and reception drinks.

The wedding garden is a great space for live music, children’s games and photo opportunities. It is secluded and has an intimate feel surrounded by stunning country views.



Evening Reception

The Essex Barn can host up to 200 guests with amazing catering options.

It really is a great space to enjoy a party with your closest friends and family and of course your new Husband or Wife.

However you have dreamt your wedding day, Channels will make it happen.

Wedding Coordinators

At Channels our team of professional wedding coordinators pride themselves on superb hospitality and are dedicated to giving you total commitment at every stage of your wedding.

Your personal wedding co-ordinator will offer a magnificent wealth of expertise, so you can be confident that your special day will run smoothly. They will give advice throughout the run up to your big day and will guarantee your wedding is planned down to the finest of details. During your final planning meeting you will also meet with your personal Front of House assistant who will then, along with your wedding coordinator, welcome you on arrival on your wedding day and ensure the whole day is perfect.