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£2650 - £7100 for venue hire
Up to 150
6 Bedrooms
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A beautiful Garde II listed farmhouse set in beautiful surroundings - perfectly bridges the gap between old charm and modern luxury.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Reception Capacity
# Bedrooms
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
10:30 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:30 PM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
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 and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Food and Drink
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
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Includes ceremony chairs, tables and chairs for wedding breakfast, bar staff & wedding coordinator
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SPECIAL NOVEMBER OFFER Venue Hire Two Glasses of Sparkling Wine for your Reception Drinks Three course Wedding Breakfast Half a Bott...
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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 pro... 
By Laura & Scott on 15th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in June 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 ... 
By Cheryl on 24th November 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2016

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 wi... 
By Lorraine and Matthew on 23rd November 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 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 perfe... 
By Natalie & Matthew Beeton on 23rd November 2017
A happy couple
Married in April 2016

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 i... 
By Mr and Mrs Sanderson on 22nd November 2017
A happy couple
Married in October 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 d... 
By Helene and Luke on 22nd November 2017
A happy couple
Married in September 2017

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 Collinson
    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.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (1)
An Essex Wedding
Industry Awards (1)
Essex Wedding Awards -Winner Best Boutique Venue
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Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Coggeshall
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M11
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Marks Tey
    • Nearest Airport
    • Stansted
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
They're all wonderful and unique on their own way
What’s your #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

Houchins Open Day

  • 15th April 2018
  • Visit us this Sunday 15 April to have a look around the listed farmhouse accommodation, beautiful venue with ceremony area & dance barn and meet a discrete selection of our preferred wedding partners.