£3150 - £6990 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
7 Bedrooms
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Just £11200
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
£3,150
Maximum Price
£6,990
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)

Prices Start At
£45
Maximum Price
£65
Please speak to our recommended caterers to get an individual quotation
What is included in this pricing:
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Minimum numbers apply
Corkage charge applicable
Bespoke menu available

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£9,955
Maximum Price
£10,975
Number of Guests Included
70
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

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
7
Sleeps No. of People
16
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
12
Reviews
(94)
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Charlotte and David Jacobs
Happy couple married in November
January 2023
Absolutely Stunning
When someone asks 'How was your day?' I've heard a lot of brides recount tales of how stressful the morning was, or how last minute set backs befell them. We got married at Houchins in November 2022, we were engaged for around a year. I knew I wanted a 'wedding weekender' to give me a bit longer to spend with my nearest and dearest but I wanted a lot of flexibility and privacy but also the least amount of work on the weekend, as was possible. When we initially walked in to Houchins (for a wedding fair), it was a winter's evening and it was cold outside, but with the braziers outside burning, the venue itself lit up with beautiful warm tones and the lights around the grounds shining, it immediately felt inviting. We looked around on the first night extensively, had a good look round the house and more or less decided then that it was where we wanted to get married. Every contact with Houchins was effortless, every meeting was straight forward and our co-ordinator Eloise was exemplary, We sourced all of our suppliers from Houchin's wedding fairs and they were all outstanding and if we had any issues with any supplier that was on the recommended list from Houchins, Eloise was quick to offer help or to contact the supplier on our behalf. Fast forward over the summer (and several fairs) to November. We arrived on a Friday, got married on Saturday and left the venue on Monday morning. On arrival, the house was stocked with bread and milk and pastries and even essentials like dishwasher tablets. The heating was on. We went straight to the barn as our caterers were setting up the tables and Elouise helped us dress the venue and finish it all off. Friday night in the house was an absolute blast! We had quite the pre-wedding party. Everything we needed, we found - glasses, crockery, cutlery, bottle openers. We ate, drank and danced the evening away. Saturday - The Day - went flawlessly, Jason and Elouise appeared frequently throughout the day (we even got a room changed over as someone has stayed Friday and someone else was using that room Saturday) and saw to every detail. I had zero worries about the day because I knew they had it in hand. When it came to the registrars seeing us in the house, the team made sure no-one got a peek at the dress before the ceremony, they ushered and corralled seamlessly. They changed the ceremony room over to the party room without anyone noticing, Elouise's compering skills are second to none. They organised people where they needed to be. The bar staff deserve a mention at this point, because they were great guys! We had bought a drinks package and put money behind the bar and when the day became evening, Houchins staff put all our unused wine from the day onto the bar which resulted in us not using all of our tab. They cleared up around us at the end of the night, and helped carry presents back to the house. Whilst our party went back to the house, we went to the honeymoon suite, drank champagne and finally slept after what was just, an amazing day. That house is like a giant hug; it wraps everyone up and nestles them in, in complete comfort. Sunday was a beautifully relaxed affair, we wandered over to the barn and retrieved all the things we'd left the night before (flip flops anyone? An easel perhaps?) and spent the rest of the day, eating, chatting and reminiscing. We lit the fire in the drawing room in the evening, drank wine and laughed so much! This weekend will live long in the memory, the best time, the best staff and the most reasonable management I've ever come across. I'd leave 6 stars if I could! We fully intend to rent the house again one weekend when it's free, to gather together with our friends and have another amazing time. This is what you earn your money for, this is why you should spend it here, there will be not a single penny you part with, that doesn't return to you threefold, in the form of outstanding memories, great photos and zero hassle.
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Catherine & Jon
Happy couple married in November
December 2022
Houchins is an amazing venue!
Houchins is an amazing venue, I would highly recommend this venue to any future couples. All staff are amazing, friendly and very helpful. Wish we could do it all again. We would love to thank you all so much for our big day. It would not have been possible without your help - especially Jayson! Jayson made the wedding day and especially the morning stress free and smooth - every bride & groom needs a Jayson! Love Mr & Mrs Smith x
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Sian & Luke
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
The whole day was just wonderful
We would like to thank the whole Houchins team as our wedding was just as we envisioned - all down to their hard work, friendliness and professionalism. We and our guests had an amzing day - the whole day and experience was just wonderful! Sian & Luke x
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Sian Brown
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Magical wedding day
We had the most amazing wedding at Houchins, the team and venue were just brilliant and it was everything we were looking for.
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Claudia & Adam
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
You and your team were all incredible!
Thank you so so much for everything you did for us on our special day on Saturday! You and your team were all incredible from everything you did before to everything you did on the day. We know you have many weddings but you made us feel like we were the only people to ever get married there! Felt so special. We are still riding on the high of the day but sadly slowly getting back to reality. We now know why people say getting married is the best day of their lives. Once again, thank you for everything and speak soon! Many Thanks, Adam & Claudia Bishop
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Hannah & Scott
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
Thank you for an amazing wedding!
Thank you for an amazing wedding! We loved every second. Everyone had a great time and loved the intimate setting. x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Coggeshall

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11

Nearest Train Station

Marks Tey

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Press & Awards
(4)

Press & Awards (1)

An Essex Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

Essex Wedding Awards - Winner Best Boutique Venue 2016 & 2019

Bridebook Awards (2)

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FAQ
(10)

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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