Located in Essex, Houchins is a grade II* listed farmhouse which exudes elegance and charm to provide the perfect wedding venue for your very special day. Although only opened in 2014, Houchins is owned and managed by the same team who have successfully run Dove Barn in Suffolk for the past ten years, so you can rest assured that your day is in safe, experienced hands.
Your wedding day at Houchins will be truly unforgettable. The venue’s wonderful barns have been designed so that your celebrations flow seamlessly from “I do” to the last dance of the evening.
The Foundry is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with between 12 and 120 guests. The room can be transformed in the evening to provide the perfect reception space for up to 200 people to dance and celebrate into the night. The adjoining Chitting Shed is ideal for a relaxed drinks reception, boasting large glass doors which open out onto the beautiful terrace and gardens.
For your wedding breakfast, The Grainstore can accommodate up to 150 seated guests. The space has high ceilings and a mezzanine gallery for additional space and boasts a large fireplace for a rustic atmosphere.
Between May and September, you can opt to have a romantic outdoor ceremony in the Loggia. The grand marquee connects to the Loggia for a fantastic reception space, protected from the unpredictable British weather.
The bridal party can enjoy luxurious accommodation in the elegant farmhouse just 50 metres from the venue. The stylish house has been restored to offer a peaceful and comfortable night’s stay in a self-catering style bed and breakfast. Houchins will also provide a complimentary breakfast hamper with fresh fruit, juices, local artisan breads and cereal to the overnight guests.
56 Reviews for Houchins
Recommended by 100% of couples
Natalie · Married on 05/10/2019
It is a stunning place!!!
Just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for making our day on Saturday so perfect! You guys were so attentive and helpful and that really makes all the difference. We had so many compliments on how lovely the venue is. It's a stunning place!!!Sent on 10/10/2019
Kim · Married on 07/09/2019
Everything about Houchins is just perfect!
Everything about Houchins is just perfect. The staff, the ambiance, the farmhouse, the chic decor, the beautiful gardens, the impressive barn and the outside space, the fire pits and log fire! Not forgetting the Marque. You could not ask for anything more as a Country Wedding Venue xSent on 10/10/2019
Emma · Married on 06/09/2019
I could not recommend you highly enough as a venue
We are just back from our mini moon and now all the wedding dusty has settled, just wanted to drop you all a note to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you did to make our day so fantastic. A lot of people had said to us before 'things will go wrong on the day, but you just won't care' - but nothing did for us! Everything ran so smoothly as we had planned and it was everything we wanted it to be and more.Sent on 18/09/2019
Thank you to all of you and your amazing team that make it all happen, I couldn't recommend you highly enough as a venue.
Save nearly £700 off any available Thursday wedding in September in our Indian Summer Romance Offer.
This offer includes the venue at £3,950 (usually £4,250), your choice of ceremony area - the elegant garden marquee or converted Foundry barn, your very own wedding coordinator, the dressing room from 10.30am, the choice of three caterers, a PA system for the speeches, fire pits, uplighters and fairy lights.
We would like to welcome you to have a look around Houchins (in a Covid compliant way). Come and meet the team and a few of our very favourite suppliers to discuss your wedding day plans and answer any questions you may have.
At last we can welcome you back to our lovely venue! So do come and visit Houchins for our Open Weekend from 19th - 20th June. We would really love to show you around (in a Covid friendly way ofcourse) and introduce you to a discrete number of our very favourite wedding suppliers.
Please contact us on email@example.com or telephone 01376 561448 to arrange a viewing time as bookings are by appointment only.
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