Civil Ceremonies Venue in Essex
Indoor, outdoor, large or small? When it comes to civil ceremonies there are so many choices. And of course it's all down to the type of day you want.....
At Houchins, we can offer all of the above because we have three separate areas designated to conduct civil ceremonies:
The Loggia This is designed for outdoor summer weddings (May to September). The oak-clad Loggia sits at the end of the wedding garden and is connected to a traditional marquee that offers covered seating for 100+ guests. From here it is just a short walk to the terrace where reception drinks are served.
The Foundry Within the barns, the Foundry offers a stunning backdrop for civil ceremonies throughout the year. Again, capacity in the Foundry will be for 100+ guests. Before taking their seats for the formalities, friends can mingle in the inter-connected 'Chitting Shed'.
The Drawing Room (in the house) If you are looking for a small and intimate civil ceremony, for less than 25 people, you may wish to consider using the drawing room in the main house. With its' open fireplace, 17th century oak panelling and more formal decor it offers a perfect space for smaller civil ceremonies.
Civil ceremonies at Houchins are conducted by the Registrar's team at Braintree District Council. Please contact them directly on 0345 6037632.
Come and see us here at Houchins on 21st June, 2017.
Next open evening, Wednesday 21st June 6pm - 9pm.
Come and visit us on Wednesday 21st June when Houchins will be 'dressed' for a wedding so you'll be able to see how stunning the venue can look on Wedding Days.
Our team, along with a select group of our preferred suppliers will be on hand to discuss your wedding plans in more detail.
We look forward to meeting you then.
Dove Barn, our sister venue, just 30 minutes from Houchins.
Wedding Show, Sunday 2nd 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 at our website:
And we still have some availaibility for 2017
2018 Winter Wedding Discounts!
Save up to 10% off the venue price at Houchins when you book a weekend wedding in February or March 2018.
If you are considering getting married in early 2018, please call us on 01376 561448 to take advantage of special discounts on weekend prices in February and March.