£2650 - £7100 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 ceremony chairs, tables and chairs for wedding breakfast, bar staff & wedding coordinator
Features & Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension Available
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
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...
Married in August 2016
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...
Lorraine and Matthew
Married in August 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. ...
Natalie & Matthew Beeton
Married in April 2016
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 ...
Mr and Mrs Sanderson
Married in October 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...
Helene and Luke
Married in September 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...
Our Next Open Evening
25th July 2018
Please come and join us at our first Open Evening. It's the perfect opportunity to get know our exclusive venue, have a look around the listed farmhouse accommodation & meet our award-winning team.
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 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?
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?