Have a look around the venue
Our wedding venue has been designed to offer comfortable entertaining for up to 150 people in elegantly simple surroundings. Working with utilitarian 1950’s farm buildings (erected by my grandfather!) we have created a truly unique venue that sympathetically marries concrete, wood and steel with the glorious setting.
We hope the buildings and décor, unexpected from the outside, will surprise and delight you.
What to expect
- The Foundry - this has been redesigned to host indoor ceremonies in the afternoon and then transform into a night club for the evening.
- The Chitting Shed - linking to the Foundry, this rebuilt zinc and cedar shingle shed is the perfect area for drinks receptions. Huge glass double doors open out onto the west facing terrace and gardens.
- The Grainstore - artfully reclaimed as a dining area with capacity to seat up to 150. It incorporates a large fireplace and mezzanine gallery to make full use of the 35 foot high ceilings.
- Ceremony Loggia and Wedding Garden - situated in front of the terrace. From May to September you may choose an outdoor civil ceremony in the Loggia with guests seated in a connecting marquee, protected from the vagaries of the British weather.
Open Evening, 6-9pm on Tuesday 29th August.
Please drop-in to see Houchins 'dressed' for a summer wedding.
We look forward to welcoming you to Houchins to show you the venue and discuss your wedding plans.
Our team will be on hand to chat informally with you and explain how Houchins works to make your wedding extra special. In addition our caterers and other preferred suppliers will be on site offering even more wedding inspiration!
No appointment is necessary so you can just drop in after work!
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:
2018 Special Offer
An Extra Special Offer for 2018. Save £1,000 off the price of your wedding in 2018
Book your wedding for selected dates in 2018 before 5pm on 7th August to save £1,000.
This offer is only available for selected dates listed on our 2018 Special Offers page (listed under the Pricing tab) and terms and conditions apply.