Houchins | Essex

Essential Info


Hire For:
All, Wedding & Reception, Reception Only, Ceremony Only
Sleeps 16
Hire from:
DIY Weddings Allowed:
Dating back to the 15th century, Houchins is a grade 2* listed farmhouse and barn wedding venue in the Essex countryside that can host intimate weddings of 25 guests, to larger celebrations of 150 guests or more.

Versatile Spaces

The venue features a number of 1950s farm buildings that have been beautifully reworked to host weddings of every shape and size.

  • The Foundry – able to host indoor wedding ceremonies before being transformed into a nightclub for the evening reception.
  • The Chitting Shed – ideal for drinks receptions and directly connected to The Foundry, the Chitting Shed is a single storey zinc and cedar shingle shed with large glass double doors that open out onto a west-facing terrace and the gardens.
  • The Grainstore – cleverly reclaimed as a dining area that can seat up to 150 people, the Grainstore features 35ft high ceilings, a mezzanine gallery and a grand fireplace.
  • Loggia and Wedding Garden – sitting in front of the terrace, the Loggia is available for sheltered, outdoor weddings from May -September. Guests can be seated in a connecting marquee,


Located right next to the wedding barn are the luxurious, listed farmhouse and the honeymoon lodge – both beautiful buildings that have been lovingly reworked to accommodate up to 16 guests in the luxuriously furnished farmhouse.

Outstanding Service

Behind this family run business lies an award-winning team that prides itself on giving you an exemplary level of service. Able to recommend some superb local suppliers, the wedding team promise to give you the freedom to have your day exactly how you want it and will be there to help you design the wedding of your dreams.

“Every wedding is different but all the ceremonies are beautiful and meaningful and loved by the whole team.” Jayson Hewitt, Houchins


Enjoy £1,000 off selected weekend wedding dates!

From October 2018-end of February 2019, new bookings can enjoy £1,000 off the venue hire on all available weekend wedding dates (Friday – Sunday inclusive). Get in touch to find out more.

Contact Information

Houchins Lane

t: 01376 561448

e: [email protected]
w: www.houchins.co.uk


Registry Office

Braintree District Council
Halstead Registration Office,
Halstead Hospital
78 Hedingham Road


t: 0345 6037632
w: essex.gov.uk

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