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£3000 - £6990 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
7 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.
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Includes use of the dressing room, full exclusive use of the venue and its grounds, a beautiful wedding marquee to host outside ceremoni...
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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: Wayne
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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BusyBrides Wedding Planners
Wedding: May 2017
December 2018
Great Venue
Houchins is a superb venue. It provides the perfect setting for a wedding and hasn't got a myriad of rooms where you lose your guests so even when you have 100 it still ...
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David & Jenny
Married in October 2017
December 2018
The perfect venue
Myself and my wife married at Hiuchins in October 2017 and it was simply the perfect venue for what we wanted. Jason and the team were incredible hosts ensuring EVERY det...
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Jen and Damian
Married in August 2016
December 2018
Perfect Day
We got married at Houchins 2 years ago, from the moment we first visited we knew this was our dream venue. From start to finish the team there (Wayne, Taylor and Jayson) ...
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Emma and Dave Thomson
Married in April 2017
November 2018
April 2017
We fell in love with Houchins the moment we saw the venue. We loved their friendly laid back approach and that there were no expensive surprises added on, which so many o...
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Lindsay & ivan
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Beautiful venue, amazing staff!
We can’t thank houchins enough for helping us with our perfect wedding. From the first time we visited houchins, we knew this was the venue for us. The staff right from t...
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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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Wedding Open Evening

17th July 2019
Be inspired by the romance of Houchins. Come and have a look around this stylish wedding venue and meet a host of our favourite suppliers. The team will show you around and help plan your dream day.
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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 2016 & 2019
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They're all wonderful and unique in 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

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer2019 Special Offer - Up to £1,000 off the Venue Hire. £1,000 off all remaining Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays in 2019 and £500 off all remaining Thursdays. Subject to availability, terms & conditions apply. This is a stand alone offer and cannot be used in conjunctions with any other offer. This offer is only applicable to new bookings made after October 2018.

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