We are a pair of Essex wedding photographers who’ve had the opportunity to shoot at this venue many times now. As such we thought it appropriate to share our experiences and write a Houchins wedding venue review. When we were looking for wedding venues ourselves, all we could find were reviews by other couples. As helpful as these were, as wedding photographers ourselves we know that theres a lot that goes on amongst staff and so on that will never be seen or experienced by the couples.
Whilst working at a wedding venue as a supplier, you really do get to see “behind the scenes”. As well as this you also have the opportunity to work directly with staff on the day and gain a better understanding of how things operate and run. You get a true insight into what goes into making a wedding day perfect.
Our experiences of working at Houchins have always been positive and we’re always keen to return.
In stark contrast to many of the well known wedding venues in Essex, Houchins is very well maintained and very well kept. The grounds and venue itself have always been absolutely spotless when we’ve worked there. The attention to detail is superb!
One of the things we like most about working at Houchins is the fact that everything has always been on track timings wise. It’s very easy to underestimate how important this is, but on a wedding day it’s essential that things run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
This is something you do not often experience at wedding venues in Essex, especially as a photographer. At many venues we find there is no active coordination and no one on hand to ensure the day is being managed correctly. Often this job falls to us, the wedding photographer when we should be photographing your day. On the opposite end of the spectrum at other venues we have been followed about by a coordinator during couples photos, so that we can be constantly reminded how much time is left before the couple are needed. No one wants this and it can make things uncomfortable. Thankfully, this is not the approach Houchins has at all. Coordination is attentive and informative but also friendly and approachable. Incredibly easy to work with!
Something we’ve also noticed about Houchins is how they continue to invest in the venue and make improvements. This was confirmed for us just last week when we saw that they’d now invested in table football! A unique and personal take on wedding day entertainment.
It is for these reasons and for many more that we have continued to accept willingly bookings for Houchins wedding venue. There aren’t many venues that we would wish to work at again and again, but Houchins is definitely one of them.
- There is lots of room, but things are close together.
- Excellent food!
- The outdoor ceremony area is beautiful and very spacious.
- Parking- never to be underestimated! There’s plenty and it’s right on site, but totally hidden. Perfect!
- Nice, well maintained loos. Nothing worse than grotty loos and you wont find any here.
- Private and exclusive use.
- Lots of lovely photo locations.
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