£3000 - £6990 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
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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
Venue Hire Only
Prices Start At
Includes use of the dressing room, full exclusive use of the venue and its grounds, a beautiful wedding marquee to host outside ceremoni...
Features & Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
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
BusyBrides Wedding Planners
Wedding: May 2017
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 ...
David & Jenny
Married in October 2017
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...
Jen and Damian
Married in August 2016
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) ...
Emma and Dave Thomson
Married in 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...
Lindsay & ivan
Married in October 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...
Laura & Scott
Married in June 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...
27th January 2019
Come to our Wedding Showcase this Sunday from 11am - 3pm. The venue will be set up for a wedding and our favourite suppliers will be on-hand to answer your questions. No appointment necessary.
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
An Essex Wedding
Industry Awards (1)
Essex Wedding Awards - Winner Best Boutique Venue
Preferred Supplier List
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?
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?
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.