£3150 - £6990 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
7 Bedrooms
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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
£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
Yes

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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding 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
(75)
J
Jess & Richie
Wedding: September
September 2022
The venue was just perfect
Just a quick note to say thank you for an amazing day for Jess & Richie's wedding on 5th September, it was an incredible day and so many people have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The venue was just perfect and a big thank you to Eloise and the rest of the team for getting everyone organised on the day, I will definitely be recommending to all future bride and grooms that I meet. Thanks again. Sian
C
Claire & Luke
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Our day was more than perfect
Our day was perfect - thank you so much for everything you did, it was magical! We are forever grateful. Claire & Luke
C
Christopher & Alison
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
It was more than we could ever dream of
From the planning, to the day itself, the staff really looked after us. The whole venue is stunning, from the beautiful grounds, to the generous accommodation. It was more than we could ever dream of. The day was perfect. Thank you
M
Melissa & Dave
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
I highly recommend Houchins to all
My husband and I got engaged during one of the many lockdowns of the COVID pandemic. We were really struggling to find a venue that ticked all the boxes for our wedding day until we stumbled across Houchins. The venue is beautiful, and the accommodation next door is quirky and steeped in history. Every interaction we had with the Houchins staff was a pleasure, no request was ever too much. Alongside our initial visit to the venue we also attended a number of wedding shows there, giving us a real indication of what was possible. On the day itself Eloise and team were fantastic, they were highly professional and everything ran like clockwork. I highly recommend Houchins to all. Melissa and Dave.
M
Melissa & Dave
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
I highly recommend Houchins to all
My husband and I got engaged during one of the many lockdowns of the COVID pandemic. We were really struggling to find a venue that ticked all the boxes for our wedding day until we stumbled across Houchins. The venue is beautiful, and the accommodation next door is quirky and steeped in history. Every interaction we had with the Houchins staff was a pleasure, no request was ever too much. Alongside our initial visit to the venue we also attended a number of wedding shows there, giving us a real indication of what was possible. On the day itself Eloise and team were fantastic, they were highly professional and everything ran like clockwork. I highly recommend Houchins to all. Melissa and Dave.
K
Kerrie & Chris
Happy couple Married on June
July 2022
I wish we could do it all over again!
Myself & Chris fell in love with the venue as soon as we came for an open evening. All of our guests said what a beautiful place it was. The staff, service, venue, atmosphere and overall experience was faultless, I wish we could do it all over again. Thank you Kerrie & Chris
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
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

An Essex Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

Essex Wedding Awards - Winner Best Boutique Venue 2016 & 2019
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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