A heartfelt welcome from everyone at team Houchins.
We invite you to discover the timeless elegance of Houchins, a traditional venue with a modern twist...
Houchins is where history meets contemporary sophistication. Situated a mile east of Coggeshall, with convenient access from the A120 and within short distance of Colchester and Braintree, this exceptional family-run wedding garden artfully combines the charm of a 17th-Century farmhouse with striking elements of concrete, wood and steel. The distinctive fusion creates a picturesque backdrop for your wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast and can host up to 150 guests.
On your special day, Houchins belongs solely to you. Immerse yourself in romance and elegance while a dedicated team of professionals brings your dreams to life. Understanding that every couple is unique, the venue can create a classic celebration, a contemporary affair - or a mix of the two! Choose from four ceremony areas: an elegant marquee in the landscaped garden, an intimate oak-panelled drawing room, a serene woodland ceremony space or an elegant, newly decorated indoor ceremony space in the foundry. Each choice creates a distinct ambiance and sets the stage for unforgettable moments.
Eat, drink and be merry!
Following your ceremony, Houchins seamlessly transitions to your drinks’ reception. Sip champagne, savour canapés and make the most of the stunning scenery for unforgettable photos and joyous moments before entering the Grain Store for your wedding breakfast.
This remarkable post-industrial space combines flexibility with refinement. With its unique steel lighting rigs, corrugated walls and lofty ceilings, the Grain Store exudes a captivating charm. Bask in the warm ambiance created by the grand open fireplace and the abundance of natural light streaming through the expansive windows.
The perfect evening celebration
As day turns into night, take to the floor in the Foundry Dance Barn. This hidden gem, with its sprung oak floor and subtle lighting transforms into a private nightclub. Whether you prefer a DJ or a live band, the Foundry sets the stage for an unforgettable evening of celebration and joy. Indulge in late-night snacks from quirky street-food-style caterers, available on the evening food terrace, and when the festivities wind down, retire to the 16th century farmhouse and nearby Honeymoon Lodge. These stylish accommodations offer comfort and relaxation, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep after your momentous day.
Heres what our couples have to say:-
Lydia and Sam July 2023
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!
Alix & Ryan June 2023
Houchins is such an incredible venue and the team are so incredible, we didn’t want to leave! The team really listened to our requests for our day and did everything they could to make it happen. They thought of things we hadn’t even considered and helped us every step of the way to make decisions on how our day would be. Weddings are notoriously stressful but with the Houchins team, ours was a breeze. Thank you doesn’t seem enough but thank you so much to the Houchins team !
Philippa & Tom March 2023
Thank you for being our dream venue and for giving us one of the best days of our lives. During the whole process we knew our wedding was in such good hands. You really are an outstanding team, with particular thanks to Eloise who is amazing. The whole experience was wonderful and perfect and we couldn't have asked for any more. Thank you