Houchins Wedding Venue is just 1 mile east of Coggeshall, with direct access from the A120. It is approximately 15 minutes from Colchester and Braintree, 35 minutes from Stansted Airport and 1hr 20 minutes from Central London.
Houchins comprises a stunning farmhouse for guests to stay and a modern, airy and sympathetically restored barn space for civil ceremony, reception, dinner and dancing.
This exclusive private use wedding venue can host Civil Ceremonies, both indoor and outside, for up to 110 guests. There is a rather stylish marquee set within the manicured gardens and reception parties can accommodate 150 guests.
If a woodland wedding is your dream then tucked away behind the moat and amongst the trees is a perfect spot for you to say ‘I Do’. This is an unlicensed area so a celebrant-led ceremony or blessing would be perfect in this relaxed, rustic space with the luxury of the full Houchins experience.
The farmhouse accommodation, which overlooks the barn, is Grade II listed and can sleep up to 16 (including The Lodge) of your closest friends & family. All the rooms have been most elegantly refurbished and have a wonderful stylish appeal with natural fabrics and wonderful light. Previous guests of the historic, listed farmhouse are reputed to include Oliver Cromwell and silent film siren, Tallulah Bankhead!
Standing adjacent to the house The Honeymoon Lodge offers complete privacy and added luxury for their couples. The Lodge is south facing with a light and airy bedroom suite boasting a king size bed and walk-in shower. Beautifully appointed the Lodge provides the perfect setting to unwind after your wedding celebrations.
At the venue, there is disabled access from the outdoor ceremony marquee into the venue and there is an access toilet for you and your guests.
There are so many photographic opportunities at this Essex wedding venue, just take a peek at the gallery to see!
We ask you to use one of our preferred caterers, who we believe are four of the best and most professional in the area. They each have many years' experience with their own individual style to suit all budgets and tastes.
You are welcome to invite additional guests for the evening up to a maximum of 180 in total.
Yes you are very welcome to hire a band for the evening.
There is disabled access to the indoor and outdoor civil ceremony areas and the main reception barn and loos. The only inaccessible area for wheelchairs is the mezzanine gallery.
Yes we have a wide selection of props that perfectly suit the venue from uplighters to ceiling drapes and cast iron braziers with logs to tall oak barrels - just ask a member of the team to give you the full list and prices.
We do have a recommended list of our preferred partners who we have worked with and are very happy to recommend. We are happy to give you a full list once you have booked the venue.
You are also welcome to use your own suppliers we just ask that you ensure they have sufficient public liability insurance and if they are connecting to our electricity supply that their equipment is PAT tested. We will need copies of their insurance certificates and schedule of electrical items that have been tested.