A popular, modern, rural venue to make your own
Houchins is a beautiful and unique venue, having updated old farm buildings to become a modern, stylish setting that will delight all of your guests. It has three areas, each providing elegant décor – the House, the Marquee and the Barn. The House is available for your wedding preparations before the ceremony as well as providing accommodation at the end of the day. The Marquee is the perfect place for a light, bright ceremony with capacity for up to 150 people. With so much natural light it is a great space for achieving beautiful photos of the important promises you will be making. The Barn is a versatile space, designed for a drinks reception, wedding breakfast and the evening’s dancing. With large glass doors opening straight onto the terrace and gardens, it is a beautiful venue whatever the weather.
The Essex farmland has been thoughtfully recreated into several great features for a picturesque setting. The large pond set within an adjoining field is a secluded location for the couple to use for outdoor photos. Providing your friends and family with games and activities after the ceremony can make for a fun and memorable day. At Houchins these could be held on the separate lawn by the house, to keep your guests amused. The garden surrounding the marquee is immaculate too with colourful flowerbeds bordering the courtyard.
In our experience, the staff at Houchins were incredibly helpful and attentive. All staff at wedding venues should be there to assist you but we found they were immediately responsive when we needed furniture moving to improve the backdrop for our pictures. Houchins’ staff know how to go the extra mile, being friendly but discreet and professional.
Houchins is an excellent venue for a relaxed and stylish wedding day. It is self-contained, catering for every aspect of the day (getting ready, ceremony, reception, evening celebrations) so takes some of the stress out of organising a large wedding. It is a very popular venue but as it is still relatively new, it has the ‘wow’ factor that everyone wants for their day! Mae Photography really recommends Houchins and you will be providing a stunning backdrop for all your photographs too.