The Waltham Barn at Little Channels

£1900 for Venue Hire
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The Waltham Barn is set in the grounds of Little Channels, and provides an idyllic, intimate setting for your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Maximum Price
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; wedding garden (currently under construction).
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
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Our wedding packages include everything you need for your wedding: reception drink; wedding breakfast; table wine; toasting drink; evening buffet. Additional extras and upgrades are available. Room hires excluded.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Wine allowance per guest

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Our wedding packages include everything you need for your wedding: reception drink; wedding breakfast; table wine; toasting drink; evening buffet. Additional extras and upgrades are available. Room hires excluded.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Golf Course
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence


Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
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. 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 our brand new wedding garden is sure to add some extra magic to your special day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dannielle
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for taking the time to check out our venue! At The Waltham Barns we pride ourselves on our professionalism, flexibility and commitment to providing you the most magical wedding. We very much hope we get the opportunity to meet with you and show you round our beautiful venue. If there is anything you need, we are always happy to help using our extensive experience.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Zoe and Mitchell
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
The perfect wedding for us
We got married at little channels and we couldn't be happier with how our wedding went. The staff were brilliant, ensuring everything from decor to dancing ran smoothly. The food was amazing, we and our guests loved it. Not only did they support us as bride and groom they also looked after our parents and bridesmaids ensuring everyone had what they needed and were in the right place. Nothing was too much trouble and we were very well looked after. Many guests commented it was the best wedding they'd been to in years/ever so we thank the events team at little channels for making our day great and special thanks to Georgina for being an absolute star on our special day. Zoe and Mitchell
Yvonne and Jon
Happy couple married in September
September 2021
Book Little Channels and you will not be disappointed.
We absolutely fell in love with Little Channels when we viewed it. The beautiful intimate venue with its rustic beams and fairy lights sold itself. But on top of that the wedding team were so friendly and accomodating that you just know even from the initial viewing that they will excecute the day perfectly... And they did! Dannielle and Lindsey were professional and friendly. I am a perfectionist who fusses over detail. But I didn't have to worry at all on the big day as they had utilised all our crazy decorations and activities perfectly. The guests even commented on the polite staff and how nothing was an inconvenience for them. Oh, and the food! There is so much of it and it is delicious! There was not a single hungry belly left, no-one had any room for buffet and cake. I suggest bringing cake small cake boxes for guests to take away as they will not have room to eat it on the night. Thank you Danielle and Lindsey! Thank you for hosting our perfect day and for not blinking an eye at our crazy ideas and decorations! Just dealing with our requests like the pros you are!
Hayley Copeman
Wedding: October
December 2020
I’m getting married here in 2022, it’s beautiful.
I’m getting married here in 2022, it’s beautiful.
Heather & Ollie
Happy couple married in April
December 2020
All the staff were so accommodating and made you feel like the most important couple in the world.
All the staff were so accommodating and made you feel like the most important couple in the world.
Kelly & Kane Atkins
Happy couple married in August
March 2020
A truly happy occasion.
Dear Jason, A huge thank you to you and the team at Little Channels for making our day such a special and memorable one! You were fantastic from start to finish and made our job as Bride and Groom incredibly easy. We had a wonderful day, the venue was amazing, and such great food and attention throughout the day added to a truly happy occasion. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Kelly & Kane Atkins.
Lydia & Ross Lacey
Happy couple married in July
March 2020
Thank you so much for making our day so perfect.
We came to look at Little Channels and booked it straight away for our wedding. It’s such a beautiful venue and we instantly fell in love with the beautiful beams and fairy lights. We’d also seen on previous reviews about how well organised the staff are something which was really important to us. They were amazing, keeping in contact with us and answering any little or big questions, they were so well organised even doing two plans of our decor (Incase it rained which it did!) despite the rain we had the best day and it went perfectly with out any issues. We had so many compliments on the beautiful venue and amazing food. Special thanks to Dannielle and Jason who ensured the day ran smoothly they did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect, Mr and Mrs Lacey
Location & Contact Details


Pratt's Farm Lane West, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PR, England

Travel Notes

Aim for the Chelmer Park & Ride roundabout. If arriving from Braintree way, turn right at the roundabout. If arriving from Springfield/A12 way, turn left at the roundabout. Our entrance is about 500 yards up on the right.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 Junction 19

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It sounds cheesy but every wedding is unique and special in it's on way - so there is no such thing as a best wedding!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Keep a simple but organised file with all of your plans and supplier details and never be afraid to ask your venue for help.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Once we had a Groom that recorded a tongue-in-cheek One Direction style music video for his speech with all of his Groomsmen. It was hilarious and had the whole room in stitches!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, intimate, charming, relaxed and romantic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our wedding arches. They are perfect for couple shots and have bright lights that make them ideal for both day and evening photos.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

No but we once had Danny Dyer turn up to a children's party dressed as a pirate!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's intimacy. The layout of the barn really helps to keep everyone close together no matter what stage of the day; you never lose guests to a big empty room. Plus the bar is always close by!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our feedback and reputation for having created so many happy memories. There is nothing better than hearing a happy couple tell you how amazing their day was, it makes all the long hours so worth it.

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