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Coggeshall Colchester Essex CO6 1RT
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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
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
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
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 Reviews (46)

Such a stunning venue.......
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By Annette Wood, on 01 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2019

Our daughter Deborah and her fiancé Greg were married here on Good Friday and everything was just perfect from start to finish. They were lucky enough to be married outside as the sun was shining which really made their day and with so many photo opportunities around, it really is a stunning venue. With a fantastic outside area and plenty of room inside for dancing, eating and just relaxing, everybody had the time of their lives. In fact we are still talking about it 6 weeks on! All the staff were incredibly helpful and professional and a special thank you to Taylor who looked after us so well. We also stayed overnight in the beautiful farmhouse which is really comfortable, roomy and very convenient being on site. Thank you to everyone at Houchins for making the day so memorable. We can thoroughly recommend this stunning venue to any couples searching for the perfect place to get married. Mother of the bride, Annette

We can not recommend Houchins enough
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By Rebecca & Mark, on 16 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2019

Our day with Houchins was the best day of our lives! Everything went perfectly, the staff were amazing and we got so many compliments on how much everybody loved the venue. The accommodation was beautiful and the honeymoon suite perfect. We can't recommend Houchins enough. The staff made sure the day ran exactly how we wanted it. Thank you!!

You should all be so proud of what you do...
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By Katie and Matt, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2018

Thank you so much for all your help giving us such an amazing day. You should all be so proud of what you do to make others so happy. Thank you!

So pleased we chose Houchins for our wedding
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By Sammy & Rob, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Oct 2018

We just wanted to send an email to say thank you to everyone who helped to make the day so amazing! We really did have the most perfect day and all of our guests can't stop saying how it was the best, and in such a lovely venue. Special thanks to Wayne, Taylor and Jason for being so efficient on the day too! We had a fantastic 2 night stay for our October 4th wedding and loved every second! So pleased we chose Houchins for our wedding, as you helped us to create the most wonderful day. THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Thank you for making our day so perfect.
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By Kyelan and Amber, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

Another huge thank you to all the team for making the day so perfect. There would have been nothing we would have changed and could not have done it without you all! Thank you for making us feel so special and part of the Houchins family!

The venue and accommodation is amazing....
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By Emma & Tommy, on 28 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2018

I don’t even know where to begin..... but I can not thank ALL staff at Houchins enough!! Planning a wedding is hard work but these guys took some of the stress away by being with me step by step and always being available. Before the wedding I went to most of the open events and was made to feel as if I was at home! The day before the wedding everyone was on hand to support with setting up and nothing seemed like too much trouble! On the day I could not have asked for more, Taylor was amazing as were the other staff and I felt like they were friends for part of the day. The venue and accommodation is amazing and I have had multiple comments from guests stating that it’s the best venue they’ve been to!! If you're wondering whether you should go to view Houchins or not, stop wondering and just do it!! You won’t regret it!! This post could never be enough to explain how much we loved Houchins or how amazing our day was!! Thank you all so much xxx

Fantastic service!
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By Julie, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2018

Thank you so much fr all you did to make Sarah & Tom's day a success! We all feel a little sad that we won't be back again - you made us so welcome! You were all so approachable and accommodating , what a great job you do. It meant we all went into the day really confident and in the knowledge that if there was something unexpected or that we hadn't thought of you would sort it out. Fantastic service!

The most beautiful wedding venue
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By Catherine & Wayne, on 28 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2018

The most beautiful wedding venue. After our first viewing we were so excited to be getting married at Houchins we went to most open events just to have a look again each time getting more excited as the wedding drew closer. The staff are so helpful, kind and professional. They were always available when we had queries throughout the whole process also offering recommendations for suppliers making the planning easier. On the day the staff were amazing making sure we had everything we needed for the day to run perfect.

The staff are amazing and so so helpful.
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By Michelle & Jamie, on 28 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2018

On Thursday 19th July 2018 I became Mrs Mead. From the moment we viewed Houchins, we knew we loved it. The staff are amazing and so so helpful. We really could not be happier with how everything went, from first plans to the end of our day. Thank you Houchins, you made a girls' dream come true!

We highly recommend this venue
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By Laura & Callum, on 28 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Jul 2018

Houchins is the best wedding venue. The moment we first walked around we knew it was the venue for us and we couldn't have been more right. We were lucky enough to be able to set up the day before and meet Jason who instantly made us feel at ease and reassured us that they would ensure that the day ran perfectly and it did! From Taylor helping us when we were getting ready, Jason during the ceremony/meal and Wayne in the evening they all ensured that the day went perfectly and the way we wanted. The vast majority of our guests have told us that it was one of the best weddings they have been to, that it really flowed well from one thing to the next and nothing felt rushed at all. I know I spent ages planning it but I also know without the Houchins team it wouldn't have been that way at all! We cannot thank them enough for going above and beyond on our special day. We highly recommend this venue because not only does it look amazing but the team which come with it are outstanding themselves.

We can not thank you enough for your service
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By Rachelle and Geoff, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2018

Thank you for making our dream day a reality - everything was perfect an ran so smoothly. All our guests were so impressed with the venue and the staff. We can't thank you enough for your service.

We had the perfect day...
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By Hannah and Kieran, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our day so special. Everyone was so attentive and accommodating! We really did appreciate all the extra effort and little touches you all did to make everything run so smoothly. We had the perfect day and are so glad we chose Houchins for our venue. Wish we could do it all over again!

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