£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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

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


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
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
Luke & Janie
Wedding: July 2021
July 2021
It was a truly magical day....
On behalf of all our family and friends I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the staff at Houchins. My son's wedding was on Saturday and it was a truly magical day. We hired the house from the Friday and everything about our stay and the wedding itself couldn't have been any better. The house was a wonderful setting and as my daughter-in-law had had to cancel her hen weekend due to Covid we had a lovely girls meal in instead on the Friday and it was wonderful. For the wedding day the venue looked stunning and the garden based layout worked perfectly. The staff could not have done more to make the event the special day it became and Jason in particular ensured that nothing was a problem. Thank you again for everything and the lifelong memories.
Tracey & Chris
Married in July 2021
July 2021
Such an amazing venue!
"Such an amazing venue, ll of our guests commented too. We cannot thank Houchins enough you really made us feel so special and made the day run smoothly even after all of the changes leading up to the day."
Bonita & Darren
Wedding: July 2021
July 2021
Houchins exceeded all our expectations...
We recently had a great experience at Houchins Wedding Venue for our daughters wedding. We are pleased to say that Houchins exceeded all our expectations, from the accommodation provided, that was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, to the actual service itself. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff and they bent over backwards to make everyone's day as perfect as possible. we are happy to highly recommend Houchins for anyone's special day.
Amy & Gavin
Wedding: June 2021
June 2021
Nothing was too much trouble
We just want to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our daughter and son-in-law's wedding such a fabulous day! Houchins is an absolutely stunning venue. The team were so helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble and they made sure everything went smoothly. The perfect weather just completed an amazing day! Thank you so much Sally & Steve
Mr & Mrs Preston
Married in June 2021
June 2021
You were so wonderful
Just a note to say thank you SO much for everything you did to make sure we had the perfect day on Thursday! From being so understanding about us having to move from our original date and contributing for our 'would be wedding day' video, to making sure everything ran like clockwork on Thursday ... you were so wonderful right from the moment we booked our wedding with you! Our guests still keep saying to us how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the staff were and we couldn't agree with them more - we're so pleased we booked with you! Houchins was absolutely perfect for us - the prefect venue with the perfect team...thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for giving us the wedding of our dreams!! All our love Mr & Mrs Preston
Jeffrey & Jacinta
Married in May 2021
June 2021
The perfect backdrop for our perfect day
Houchins provided us with the perfect backdrop for our perfect day. There whenever we needed them, they created a beautiful ambience with a brilliant team, and our experience with them in the build-up and on the day will never be forgotten
Location & Contact Details


Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Marks Tey

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Press & Awards


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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