£3150 - £6990 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
7 Bedrooms
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Just £10455
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 use of the dressing room, full exclusive use of the venue and its grounds, a beautiful wedding marquee to host outside ceremonies, an optional woodland wedding space, ceremony chairs, as many long (supplement) or round tables and Chiavari chairs for wedding breakfast as needed, a fully stocked bar and bar staff, fairy lights illuminating the main bar ledges, illuminated 'Bar' sign, Lloyd Loom garden furniture (April - September) Evening food terrace, festoon lights around the wedding garden, a team of wedding coordinators to guide you through the whole wedding planning process including two formal planning meetings, your own dedicated Person Wedding Manager to make your day run exactly to plan, Moposa - the use of our digital wedding planning tool which includes: a personal wedding website, a guest management system creating a guest list, for online invites & receive RSVP's, a table seating tool, a budget planner, a to-do list organiser, a room layout tool and a library of inspiring images that you can personalise to create your own 'Lookbook'.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Please speak to our recommended caterers to get an individual quotation

(total price)

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Number of Guests Included
Houchins' all-Inclusive Midweek Willow Wedding Package includes venue and grounds, accommodation for couple & up to 14 guests, reception drinks & canapés, 3 course wedding breakfast with wine, sparkling wine for the toast, evening food, DJ, evening cash bar & much more - see on-line for more details and terms and conditions.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
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
Kim and Sid
Married in October 2019
October 2019
It's a stunning place!!!
Hi All, Just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for making our day on Saturday so perfect! You guys were so attentive and helpful and that really makes all the difference. We had so many compliments on how lovely the venue is. It's a stunning place!!! A token of our appreciation is in the post to you:)
Emma and Tom
Married in September 2019
September 2019
I couldn't recommend you highly enough as a venue
We're just back from our minimoon and now all the wedding dust has settled, just wanted to drop a note to you all to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you did to make our day so fantastic. A lot of people had said to us before 'things will go wrong on the day, but you just won't care' - but nothing did for us! Everything ran so smoothly as we had planned and it was everything we wanted it to be and more. Thank you to all of you and your amazing team that make it all happen, I couldn't recommend you highly enough as a venue.
Laura and Matt
Married in August 2019
August 2019
We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect day
From the moment we walked into Houchins we knew it was the venue for us. Not only is the setting beautiful. the staff are amazing. They have a knack for making you feel like their priority which made the lead up and the entire day feel so special. We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect day and are so grateful to Houchins for making it this way. We highly recommend Houchins as we honestly couldn't have wished for a more amazing day! Thank you...
Katie and Terry
Married in July 2019
July 2019
Everyone at Houchins has been amazing
A bit of a delayed message but thank you so much again for making our day so fantastic - we couldn't have wished for more! Everyone at Houchins has been amazing. All of our guests have been extremely complimentary about the beautiful venue and how organised and helpful you were. Thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives! We will always have such fond memories thanks to you all. Lots of love all the way from the Maldives
Amy & Stuart
Married in July 2019
July 2019
We can't thank the Houchins team enough...
From the moment my wife and I drove up to Houchins we knew this stunning venue was where we wanted to have our special day. The grounds, barn and farmhouse are beautiful in every way and the team ensure every corner and aspect of the venue is of the highest standard. We can't thank the Houchins team enough for all that they did both leading up to our wedding day and ensuring our magical day ran smoothly. No request was too much, no question too silly and the day was perfect thanks to the amazing team and all their work behind the scenes. You guys really made our day special and your venue is head and shoulders above any of the competition (trust me I was dragged around the whole of the Southeast in search of the perfect venue!) Thank you Houchins not only from my wife and I but from all our guests who had the most amazing day.
Polly & Lauren
Married in May 2019
May 2019
It really was the most perfect day...
Dear Everybody at Houchins Thank you so, so much for all your help leading up to and during our wedding day. It really was the most perfect day and everyone has commented on how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly the day went. We're going to miss coming along to all your open days - please keep us in mind for any future cheese and gin events! Thanks you all again
Location & Contact Details


Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, England

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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

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 or straw bales

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

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