Houchins

(33 reviews) 33 5
Coggeshall Colchester Essex CO6 1RT
The Venue and Marquee 0
Inside the Grainstore 1
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About Houchins

Coggeshall, Colchester
Essex, CO6 1RT

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.

• Stylish, modern wedding barns and elegant accommodation • Exclusive, private use of the venue available • Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 110 guests • Receptions for up to 150 seated guests • Overnight accommodation for up to 16 (bride and family) in the listed farmhouse and our new Honeymoon Lodge for the married couple from April • Good access from Colchester, Stanstead and London, and just one mile east of Coggeshall on the A120

Facilities at Houchins

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Houchins Location

Houchins, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT

Coggeshall Colchester Essex CO6 1RT
01376 561448
33 5

Houchins Reviews (33)

Thank you for an amazing day at an amazing venue
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By Kelly & Ryan, on 02 May 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Apr 2018

Thank you for making everything happen and accommodating all our requests. What makes this venue so special is not only its beautiful house and grounds but the friendly & incredibly helpful staff & being so amazing and flexible! Thank you!

You and all the staff made such a difference ...
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By Alex & Martin, on 02 May 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018

I'm so grateful to you for helping the day go so amazingly. Everyone has been talking about this wedding and how fab the staff were to how relaxed it felt. Everyone is still buzzing form the day and that's done to the staff at Houchins.

...the wedding of our dreams.
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By Catherine, on 25 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2017

This time last week....! (I can't believe that it's a whole week ago!!) Mike and I cannot thank you guys enough for everything that you've done for us in the build up to our wedding. From start to finish you have all been so lovely, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Houchins really is an amazing venue, you offer a truly unique wedding experience. We have had so many compliments about the place from our guests, all saying how beautiful and relaxed it is. We really did have the wedding of our dreams, it was such an amazing day, and so good of you to organise the perfect weather for us as well!! The house is also fantastic, having the day before with both our families around us setting up was really special to us. We've got so many happy memories to treasure. Nichola, the ceremony was perfect. Just what we wanted, personal, relaxed and funny and it was so important and lovely to us both to see a friendly face at the end of the aisle. Again, we've had so many nice comments from our guests all saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony. We really and truly can't thank you enough. Best wishes Catherine!!!!!

Such lovely comments on the stunning venue
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By Amanda Monk, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2017

Thank you so much for being so excellent on our wedding day. You were so helpful and calming throughout and really helped us to enjoy every moment. We have had such lovely comments on the stunning venue. All our love Amanda and Charles

the best day of our lives.
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By Jen and Adam, on 25 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2017

Thank you for the helping us make our wedding day amazing and the best day of our lives!

..the venue looked stunning.
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By Jo and Pete, on 25 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017

Thank you for the most memorable wedding day. It was everything we wished for and more. Everyone we dealt with was amazing and the venue looked stunning.


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By Melanie, on 18 May 2017Date of Wedding - 12 May 2017

My husband(!) and I were married at Houchins last Saturday and I cannot commend the team enough for assisting with delivering the most perfect day. Our expectations were exceeded, every little detail was thought about and no request or question was too much. Every single thing went to plan on the day and we wouldn't change a single thing. We had the pleasure of working with Taylor and Jayson on the day itself and they were both absolutely amazing. I had no need to worry about anything before the ceremony, Taylor had everything covered and made me feel so at ease amongst the nerves. The venue itself is outstandingly beautiful. It made the photographers job a pleasure shooting in such beautiful surroundings. I cannot thank the team enough for all of their help, through the months of planning right up until the day after when we had to depart the stunning farmhouse alongside our family and friends. Thanks again! xx

Our expectations were exceeded...
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By Lucy, on 18 May 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2017

My husband(!) and I were married at Houchins last Saturday and I cannot commend the team enough for assisting with delivering the most perfect day. Our expectations were exceeded, every little detail was thought about and no request or question was too much. Every single thing went to plan on the day and we wouldn't change a single thing. We had the pleasure of working with Taylor and Jayson on the day itself and they were both absolutely amazing. I had no need to worry about anything before the ceremony, Taylor had everything covered and made me feel so at ease amongst the nerves. The venue itself is outstandingly beautiful. It made the photographers job a pleasure shooting in such beautiful surroundings. I cannot thank the team enough for all of their help, through the months of planning right up until the day after when we had to depart the stunning farmhouse alongside our family and friends. Thanks again!

The day was perfect from start to finish...
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By Michelle, on 18 May 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Apr 2017

We had our wedding here on Easter Sunday and I honestly can't recommend Houchins enough! The day was perfect from start to finish and we had the best day ever! I had been dealing predominantly with Nichola through the planning process, so I was a little anxious when I realised she wouldn't be there on the day and that Jason and Wayne would be overseeing everything (purely because we hadn't met before) however I needn't have worried, the handover was flawless and went completely to plan. As a bride you plan every last detail and picture how you want everything to be, so it can be quite daunting to then hand that all over to someone else but these guys know what they are doing and took care of it perfectly! They keep everything going to plan without stressing you out or pushing you for time. So many people commented on the uniqueness of the venue, the atmosphere and the great staff. Thank you so much to all the team for everything (including your patience with all my 'just one more question' emails!) xx

The staff were so helpful & nothing was too much..
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By Lorraine, on 18 May 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Apr 2017

My Son and his lovely Bride were married here on Easter Sunday and it was perfect. It's in a beautiful setting with wonderful photo opportunities. I loved all the separate areas within the venue, for dancing, sitting and eating. It is intimate but also spacious. The staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation is excellent with the added bonus of being within walking distance. If you have a Wedding coming up do yourself a favour and have a look at this place, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Houchins for a wonderful day. Mother of the Groom (aka MOG).

We had the day of our dreams!
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By Ruth, on 18 May 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2017

We had the day of our dreams! The venue is simply stunning. The atmosphere it creates is magical! Helped along by talented and incredibly hard working team. We wouldn't have changed a thing and want to do it all over again!!

They are so helpful and the venue is stunning...
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By Sue Crispin, on 18 May 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Jan 2017

My daughter Amanda married her lovely husband Paul on 5th January 2017. The day could not have gone any better. Houchins is such a beautiful place & the wonderful team could not do enough to make sure their day was perfect. The farm house is so comfortable & inviting & was perfect for getting Amanda, her brides maids & myself ready. I cannot thank Wayne, Jason, Taylor & the bar staff enough for all their hard work to make the day so enjoyable for everyone. If you're making plans for getting married & you haven't been to see Houchins yet then please go & have a talk with them, they are so helpful & the venue is stunning. Thanks again to everyone. Sue Mother of the Bride

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