£3,150 - £6,990 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.
Houchins 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
What is included in this pricing:
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Minimum numbers apply
Corkage charge applicable
Bespoke menu available

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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)
Houchins 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

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Houchins 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
Elly & Joe
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
It was everything we dreamed of!
We just wanted to thank you so much for all your support & hosting us for our wedding. We had an incredible day & everything went according to plan. It was fantastic to be surrounded by our family & friends - looking so happy & having lots of fun. We had so much feedback from the guests about how amazing the venue was and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect location for our wedding. You have been so accommodating for our various requests & changes we are very grateful for everything you did.
Hannah & James
Happy couple married in September
November 2023
The staff were so incredibly helpful
We got married at Houchins in September and had the most perfect, magical time. In the lead up to the wedding, the staff were so incredibly helpful with planning and making sure things were just how we wanted them. On the day itself, they couldn’t have been better. Eloise was there making sure everything was running on time and that we were always happy, she was an absolute angel! And the venue itself was so stunning and magical, just the most gorgeous setting. The farmhouse was perfect as well.
Charlotte & Joshua
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Perfect from start to finish
Houchins have been amazing throughout our wedding journey. We had a fantastic experience working with the team at the venue, they couldn’t have been more helpful to make our wedding perfect. The venue offers wonderful accommodation for family and friends, bridal and groom areas, private spaces for more intimidate photos to be taken.
Rinaul & Sam
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Our wedding at Houchins was everything we wanted
The perfect venue for us. Our wedding at Houchins was everything we wanted. The grounds are beautiful, everything is private and separated from the 'outside' giving you a sense of being in your own little bubble with family and friends on your wedding day. Everything we envisioned for our wedding came true. The staff at Houchins really do go above and beyond to make sure it gets done. You have the option of staying at the accommodation which was beautiful and perfect.
Kelly & Mitch
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
The perfect wedding venue
boy jobs has a venue is simply stunning and their whole team have been amazing from the very beginning.
Laura & Ollie
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
You made our dream a reality!
Dear Houchins Team We Are so grateful for every single effort you made to make our day such a success - from planning meetings to dress fluffing, to letting us hang 2000 origami butterflies on the ceiling - you mde our dream a reality! We are so grateful to you all and will forever cherish Houchins in our hearts. Special thanks to Jason & Eloise, you guys are fantstic!!! With our love Laura & Ollie xxx
Houchins Location & Contact Details


Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Marks Tey

Nearest Airport


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Houchins Press & Awards

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Houchins?

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 Houchins in 5 adjectives

Rustic, unique, historic, charming, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at Houchins?

The borage field or straw bales

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Houchins?

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 Houchins 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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