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The feel

Exuding elegance and charm, Houchins wedding venue is a truly unforgettable location for your wedding day. Your celebrations will flow seamlessly from the ceremony to the reception, and our experienced team are on hand to ensure your day runs exactly how you always dreamed.

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.


* Houchins is delighted to announce the opening of the new Honeymoon Lodge in the spring/summer of 2017 as additional, separate accommodation for the wedding couple

  • 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
  • Good access from Colchester, Stanstead and London, and just one mile east of Coggeshall on the A120

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Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
DJ Facilities
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Onsite Catering
200 capacity


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Alex & Ryan

4 Jun 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…

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Philippa & Tom

19 Mar 2023

You really are an outstanding team Thank you for being our dream venue and for giving us one of the best days of our lives. During the whole process we…

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Bethany & Alfie

1 Jan 2023

We can’t recommend you enough! Thank you so much for making our wedding day so magical. Everyone couldn’t stop complementing us on choosing such a perfect venue, it was so…

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Belinda Marfleet

17 Jul 2021

On behalf of all our family and friends I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the staff at Houchins. My son’s wedding was on Saturday…

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Tracey Wright

2 Jul 2021

“Such an amazing venue, all of our guests commented on it too. We cannot thank you enough you really made us feel so special and made the day run smoothly…

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Beverly C

24 Jun 2021

We recently had a great experience at Houchins Wedding Venue for our daughters wedding. We are pleased to say that Houchins exceeded all our expectations, from the accommodation provided, that…

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Amy Preston

3 Jun 2021

“Just a note to say thank you SO much for everything you did to make sure we had the perfect wedding day! From being so understanding about us having to…

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Amy Preston

3 Jun 2021

Just a note to say thank you SO much for everything you did to make sure we had the perfect wedding day on Thursday! From being so understanding about us…

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Emma & Tom Murray

6 Sep 2019

We’re just back from our minimoon and now all the wedding dust has settled, just wanted to drop you all a note to say a huge THANK YOU for everything…

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Jade & Matthew Rayner

24 Aug 2019

What an amazing day we had, honestly we couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our wedding. We had an incredible day and couldn’t fault it. Thank you all…

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Laura and Matt Girvan

8 Aug 2019

From the moment we walked into Houchins we knew it was the venue for us. Not only is the setting beautiful, the staff are amazing. They have a knack for…

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Katie & Terry

20 Jul 2019

A bit of a delayed message but thank you so much again for making our day so fantastic – we couldn’t have wished for more! Everyone at Houchins has been…

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Amy & Stuart McGill

19 Jul 2019

From the moment my wife and I drove up to Houchins we knew this stunning venue was where we wanted to have our special day. The grounds, barn and farmhouse…

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Chris & Yvonne

26 Jul 2017

We just wanted to send you a little note to say thank you for all that you did to make Emily and Dan’s wedding day so very special. Your attention…

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Charles and Amanda

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…

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22 May 2017

We have had the most wonderful weekend and the best wedding anyone could have asked for. You have bent over backwards to accommodate us and all of our friends and…

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22 Apr 2017

Wow where do I start from the moment we first viewed Houchins I fell in love with the place. The absolute “perfect” venue for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. The…

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14 Feb 2015

Houchins proved to tick every box for our wedding from start to end and once it was dressed for our big day, it was the most beautiful wedding venue we…

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Kate & Robert

6 Jan 2017

Where do we start? From the minute we saw Houchins, we knew we’d found our venue! From start to finish, the entire team was so helpful & patient! We are…

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Is your venue licensed for ceremonies inside and outside?
Yes, The Foundry is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with between 12 and 120 guests. If you'd prefer to marry outside, you can have a romantic outdoor ceremony in the Loggia.
Is there an exclusive use option?
Yes, our venue is all yours on you wedding day!
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
We can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Are there bedrooms for overnight accommodation?
Yes, we have a few accommodation options, from our Honeymoon Lodge to our self-catering farmhouse.

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