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£2650 - £7100 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A beautiful Garde II listed farmhouse set in beautiful surroundings - perfectly bridges the gap between old charm and modern luxury.
Pricing & Costs

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Includes ceremony chairs, tables and chairs for wedding breakfast, bar staff & wedding coordinator
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Houchins is an elegant Grade 2 listed farmhouse with beautiful and comfortable accommodation for the bridal party and a splendid new barn complex. Houchins caters for weddings and civil ceremonies from 25 - 150+ people, offering a choice of indoor grandeur, outdoor simplicity or a combination of the two. Houchins is run by Adam and Anna Dixon-Smith who have over ten years experience operating Dove Barn, their wedding barn near Sudbury in Suffolk. Adam grew up at Houchins and is determined that no-one will leave without sharing his happy memories of the place! He and his team of wedding and event planners are on hand to make sure that each wedding meets the expectations of every bride and groom.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nichola
Our award-winning team at Houchins is delighted to help you every step of the way to make your wedding day the day of your dreams. We understand that every couple has a unique vision for their day and we simply want to help realise that vision in as helpful a way as we can.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Laura & Scott
Married in June 2017
December 2017
June Wedding was a Winner
My husband and I found Houchins by chance and were thoroughly impressed by their approach and presentation. Everything we wanted was provided, even with a last minute Cat...
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Married in August 2016
November 2017
Perfect venue for a summer wedding
I desperately wanted to get married outside, and the marquee and grounds around it were so beautiful on our super hot sunny wedding day it was everything I wanted and mor...
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Lorraine and Matthew
Married in August 2017
November 2017
The best day of our life’s
Everything was amazing about our wedding day and the staff at houchins couldn’t do more to help. The venue is absolutely stunning. We wish we could do it all over again. ...
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Natalie & Matthew Beeton
Married in April 2016
November 2017
Fabulous venue, best day of our lives!
We got married at Houchins in April 2016, we had the most incredible day. Everything from the first meeting through to our day was perfect! Jason and team were there for ...
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Mr and Mrs Sanderson
Married in October 2017
November 2017
Beautiful place , we had such a specialday
We chose Houchins because it has such a lovely feel about it and gave us the rustic style with a modern twist. Its a special place set in a beautiful surroundings. Our da...
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Helene and Luke
Married in September 2017
November 2017
The most amazing and perfect venue for our wedding
We got married at the beginning of September at Houchins and we had the perfect day. The venue was amazing! We were able to set up the day before and the communication wi...
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Wedding Open Day

14th October 2018
Please come and join us at our next Wedding Open Day. Come & to get know our exclusive venue, have a look around the listed farmhouse accommodation and meet some of our fabulous suppliers & the team.
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Location & Contact Details


Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Marks Tey

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

An Essex Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

Essex Wedding Awards -Winner Best Boutique Venue
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They're all wonderful and unique on their own way

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

Set a budget and stick to it

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

A mother of the bride made the wedding favours which included home-grown flowers

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, unique, historic, charming, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The borage field

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

We have but couldn't possibly divulge who

What’s your favourite canapé?

Blackened Cod

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Any of the evening food from one of our Horse Box caterers

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The rustic charm of the converted farm buildings

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Award-winnning team