Houchins is pretty wedding venue in the quaint town of Coggeshall, between Braintree and Colchester (only 15 minutes away from either town, and just over an hour away from London). It’s an idyllic Grade II listed Essex farmhouse, which dates back to the 15th century. Hosting your wedding in charming Coggeshall is a great option for couples looking for a low-key historic venue, especially as the town is filled with lots of listed buildings – making for a picturesque backdrop as you take your wedding photos.
The wedding barn has the ideal mix of old and new, as the building has been restored to retain its original charm but with modern touches. Houchins has a rich history itself, and as a family-run business, you can expect a warm welcome and great service.
Exclusive hire is available, and civil ceremonies can be held indoor or outdoor, accommodating up to 110 people. Couples can also hold standing receptions for over 150 people too. Overnight accommodation is available for up to 16 guests, so you can have your immediate family and close friends close by, especially if the married couple opts to stay in the Honeymoon Lodge, which is separate to the main building.
There are several wonderful spaces to utilise within the farmhouse, so you can keep your whole wedding day to one stunning location, without any running about or late schedules. The Foundry is an excellent choice for hosting a ceremony during the day and can easily be turned into an after-party venue by evening while the Grainstore is a beautiful dining area replete with a stunning fireplace and mezzanine gallery.
To make your life easier, Houchins have a range of preferred caterers to help make the event run smoothly and ensure that the food, flowers, and drinks are top notch – you can work with the caterers to create bespoke menus and discuss dietary requirements.