Wedding Venues

The Channels Estate is host to two of the finest wedding venues in Essex; our traditional venue at Channels the Essex Barn and our intimate wedding venue at Little Channels the Courtyard Suite.

With over 30 years of bespoke wedding service experience and a magnificent wealth of expertise, you can be confident that we will help deliver a truly unforgettable day.


The beautifully restored 17th century Essex Barn, with its minstrels’ gallery, honey-coloured beams and magical mood lighting is located in the heart of the delightful Channels parkland estate.

With space to comfortably offer fine dining for up to 130 people or ample room for 200 at an evening reception, the Essex Barn is the ideal choice.


Little Channels is one of the very top venues in Essex for intimate weddings. Whilst many venues ask for a minimum number of guests, the Courtyard Suite at Little Channels requires no such commitment; our beautiful room complete with a private flagstone courtyard is perfect for any number of people up to a maximum 90 sit down and 150 informal guests in the evening.

Whether you prefer a traditional church wedding or a more modern civil ceremony, the Courtyard Suite at Little Channels is the ideal venue for your special day. Under the 1994 Marriage Act, Little Channels are proud to be able to offer civil ceremonies.