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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Situated just a mile east of Coggeshall in Essex, Houchins is a traditional Grade II* listed farmhouse wedding venue with a modern twist. The venue opened in 2014. It is family owned with an award-winning events team to make sure your day runs exactly to plan. They have been turning happy couples’ dreams into reality for nearly a decade, so you can count on them to provide the expert support you need to make your wedding celebration an event to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

Houchins enables you and your guests to enjoy a seamless wedding experience. The Foundry is licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate groups of 12 to 150 guests. It also serves as a reception space where parties of up to 200 people can dance and celebrate long into the night. The adjoining Chitting Shed, which features large glass doors that open onto the terrace and gardens, is ideal for a relaxed drinks reception. The Grainstore, with its high ceilings, mezzanine gallery, and large fireplace, creates the perfect atmosphere for your wedding breakfast. The Grainstore has sufficient space to comfortably seat up to 150 of your family and friends. The Loggia is available from May to September if you prefer an outdoor ceremony. The adjoining marquee provides a cosy reception space and protection from inclement weather. The stylish self-catering farmhouse sleeps 14 people, and the Honeymoon Lodge is the perfect place to relax and spend your first night as a married couple. Houchins will even provide a complimentary continental breakfast, with juice, fresh bread, croissants and cereal.

Services Offered

Houchins is available for exclusive use. Our weddings include online planning tools, a team of wedding coordinators to guide and assist you throughout the planning process, a dedicated wedding manager to ensure everything runs smoothly on the big day, decorative lighting, and much more. Contact the Houchins team today to request a brochure and arrange a viewing.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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100% Recommended by couples
Michael
Michael B. Sent on 09/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection!

Well it’s over but the memories are everlasting, the most wonderful day of my life bar none when my precious daughter was married in Coggeshall recently.
Venue perfect, idyllic even, weather miraculous compared to previous days but what helped it be the perfect day so greatly were the staff everyone from the caterers, the bar staff to the wonderful Eloise were kind, attentive and so Professional, absolutely faultless from beginning to end.
Cannot recommend highly enough and equally could not be more grateful to Houchins for making this day so very special for everyone, truly amazing!
Mark
Mark Sent on 22/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Can do not can’t do

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Houchins, which helped us feel relaxed and excited about the wedding.
We maxed out the beautiful house with guests and wanted a camper van for two extra guests to stay… it was no problem at all.
From booking to the wedding itself was nothing but a breeze.
We were lucky with the weather so had our wedding outside, it was absolutely beautiful.
The whole venue is amazing, well kept and has finishing touches that help aid your day… I’m specifically thinking of the grooms room to get changed in which is a nice touch.
The staff are pros at what they do and you come away feeling like you’ve made some friends rather than people you worked along side to get the wedding of your dreams.
We can’t rate the team and the venue highly enough. Thank you.
(Photos by Chloe Lee)
Elly
Elly S. Sent on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding at Houchins!

We just wanted to send an email to thank you so much for all your support and hosting us for our wedding. We had an incredible day and everything went accordingly to plan. It was fantastic to be surrounded by our family and friends - especially seeing them all looking so happy and 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 and changes in plans we are very grateful for everything you did for us to have the perfect day.

A special shout out to Eloise who was fantastic throughout the whole process despite having her own wedding to plan!

We couldn’t have asked for a better day and it was absolutely everything we dreamed of. So thank you again for everything you did in order for us to have an extremely memorable day.

Elly and Joe xx
Charley
Charley M. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best day!

We are so pleased that we chose Houchins as our wedding venue! From the moment we first walked in for our viewing, we just knew and as we walked out just agreed instantly. They hosted a lot of open days to meet suppliers and a wine and cheese night to taste the wines available in their packages. Eloise was so helpful in the planning and especially on the day! We had the hottest day of the year and she arranged for a huge fan to be pointed at us during the weddig breakfast (very appreciated!) and made sure everything ran smoothly. So a huge thank you to her! We honestly cannot fault anything from booking, planning to the day itself!

Thank you so much to everyone at Houchins for making our day as amazing as it was!
Bethan
Bethan A. Sent on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Get married at houchins!

The venue is fantastic, the staff are so attentive, you get to do a bouquet toss from the roof and grounds are so well kept. We were lucky enough to have Jayson as our wedding co-ordinator and he took control of everything for us, guided us throughout the day with a smile on his face the whole time.
Patrick
Patrick M. Sent on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding

Jason and the team were phenomenal all the way through. The day went better than we could have hoped and we would definitely recommend Houchins.
Danna
Danna P. Sent on 24/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection

From the moment we drove towards the venue we knew this was the one. The house and the wedding breakfast area sold themselves. We loved the idea of being able to have our family stay with us at the house on the night of the wedding. The venue is set back from the road and is gorgeously kept. The venue has high standards to protect the environment. We loved getting to meet different members of the team but a special thanks to Eloise who coordinated our day to the letter. As a teacher I find it hard to relinquish control and I couldn’t believe how at ease I was made to feel. Thank you for making exceptions where you could (like to the drink packages) it made us feel so secure in our decision to book with Houchins. All of the suppliers spoke highly of the venue which I also think speaks volumes. Luke and I loved our day and we have memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you from us both!
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Elysia F. Sent on 06/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Elysia & Adam - 17th November

From the point of booking our wedding, to the day after the team at Houchin’s were fantastic, our wedding day was just magical & to be given the freedom to decorate & organise the venue how you want gives it that extra special touch, Eloise was fantastic on the day, it was like we had our very own wedding planner making sure timings were kept & everyone was where they needed to be, setting things up without us even asking, if you want a dream day of a wedding i highly recommend Houchin's wedding venue
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Stephanie H. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing team and venue

We had our wedding at houchins and it was an amazing day from start to finish. They were so helpful throughout the planning process and made everything run so smoothly on the day. They made everything so calm and relaxed. Eloise, our wedding manager was amazing!!
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Hannah Sent on 26/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect

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. We got SO many comments about how amazing the venue and staff were. All around, could not have been any better. Highly recommend!
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Rinaul B. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for us. 01.09.23

Our wedding at Houchins was everything we wanted.
The grounds itself is 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.
The staff helped with the running of the wedding morning as well making sure all the suppliers were welcomed and set up, welcoming guests and family and checking in on the wedding party itself. They really are so helpful and accommodating.

You have the option at staying at the accommodation which is on site, which again was beautiful and perfect. We hosted a bridal dinner the night before which was lovely as it gave a chance for the bridal party to see the venue and to set up everything for the big day.

If I got the opportunity to have my wedding again, I would definitely, without a doubt have it at Houchins.

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Lydia R. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lydia and Sam

We loved working with Houchins. The venue is beautiful and the staff are amazing. Their calmness and knowledge made the day run so smoothly and I just relaxed and enjoyed. Thank you for making our day so special!
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Kelly D. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

Beautiful setting, friendly & professional service from the outset. Houchins was everything we could have hoped and more for our wedding day. We would recommend them in a heartbeat.
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Alice C. Sent on 23/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

Fantastic venue and staff, amazing caterers with splinters and stunning gardens and ceremony area and has two get ready rooms so both of us brides could be there getting ready.
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Yasmin Z. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Thank you for everything

Houchins have been have been amazing from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend them enough. If you ever need to adjust anything about your day it is never an issue for them. They are always so happy to help. We 100% recommend this to couples looking to get married. thank you so much for everything.
The Lewin’s.
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Houchins Real Weddings

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Events

28 Apr
Open Door

If you're looking for the perfect venue, join them for their next open day!

Come & view Houchins, try some food provided by one of their four caterers and meet with some of the best wedding suppliers in the business who can offer advice on everything from flowers to photographs and wine to entertainment.

There’s always a great buzz and a feeling of excitement at their open days. It will give you a taste of how it could work for you on your big day.

It's a great chance to meet the wonderful Houchins team and ask any questions you may have. There's so much to see and take in, they will be happy to arrange a private show round on another date at your convenience and run through things in more detail.

Date: From 28/04/2024 to 28/04/2024 Schedule 10:30 - 13:30
Place: Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex
28 Apr
Open Door

Come & experience beautiful and unique Houchins on Sunday, 28th April.

Between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, they will be open for you and your partner to visit this stunning, family-run venue full of character and charm. Their Houchins team will be on hand to guide you around the venue, show you the wonderful spaces, and help inspire you with ideas for your special day.

Date: From 28/04/2024 to 28/04/2024 Schedule 10:30 - 13:30
Place: Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex

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Coggeshall CO6 1RT Colchester (Essex)
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