Phone: 01376 230 160 |  Mail:

 Heritage made modern.

Houchins is a traditional venue with a modern twist.

We look forward to welcoming you .


Why choose Houchins?

Houchins is an elegant Grade 2* listed farmhouse with beautiful and comfortable accommodation for the bridal party and a splendid new barn complex. Houchins caters for weddings and civil ceremonies from 25 - 150+ people, offering a choice of indoor grandeur, outdoor simplicity or a combination of the two.

Houchins is run by Adam and Anna Dixon-Smith who have over ten years experience operating Dove Barn, their wedding barn near Sudbury in Suffolk. Adam grew up at Houchins and is determined that no-one will leave without sharing his happy memories of the place! He and his team of wedding and event planners are on hand to make sure that each wedding meets the expectations of every bride and groom.

Houchins Wedding Venue offers:

Please  call to arrange a viewing.

Please note our next event is our Wedding Fair on Sunday 8th January 2017 11.00am - 3.00pm.


Christmas parties.

Celebrate at Houchins this year.

Get into the festive spirit at Houchins this Christmas. Enjoy complimentary arrival drinks, a 3 course dinner and then dance the night away from just £43.00 (ex VAT) per head......

Read More

Dove Barn, our sister venue, just 30 minutes from Houchins.

Wedding Show, Sunday 10 April, 11am-3pm. Free entry and goodie bag for all brides.

Dove Barn is where our wedding business started in 2002. A charming, rustic barn just behind the historic Castlings Hall near Sudbury in South Suffolk needed restoring and we took on that challenge. Since 2002 we have held over 300 weddings at Dove Barn and it has variously been described as 'quirky', 'laid-back', 'a hidden gem of a venue' and 'full of rural calm'. If you are looking for a unique venue just off the beaten track take a look our website:

And we still have some availaibility for 2017


All-inclusive Winter Wedding Packages, just £5985 inc VAT for 60 guests. 

This winter we have put together a special winter wedding package that offers great value for anyone looking to get married in Feb-March 2017.

For more details go to Pricing/Winter Weddings

Read More

“We had the most fantastic wedding day at Dove Barn last year. The service provided by Adam and his team was first class from beginning to end. We have been watching the development at Houchins and are sure that with their attention to detail and relaxed style the venue will be a huge success.”

- Jenni Airies and Hector Skinner -