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stay in an intriguingly different hotel

Set in tranquil parkland, every bedroom at Wivenhoe House offers superior comfort and the latest technology.

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taste our award winning menus

Enjoy afternoon tea in the luxurious lounges, or the culinary delights of the brasserie using best of British produce.

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feel lifted, energised and inspired

A variety of packages which can be tailored to suit any needs. Our dedicated events team is always on hand to support your event.

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the perfect venue for your wedding day

We only hold one wedding a day promising you the undivided attention of our dedicated wedding team.

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Our calendar of events means there is always something happening at Wivenhoe House.

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Wivenhoe House

intriguingly different

Welcome to Wivenhoe House, Colchester’s four-star luxury hotel. Surrounded by glorious parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House Hotel combines the romance and charm of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts of contemporary living.

Our luxury Essex hotel extends this philosophy to its food, offering a modern, award-winning brasserie open every day and an impressive traditional afternoon tea served in our elegant lounges in the main house. 

Wivenhoe House continues to play its part in shaping history, as the home of the pioneering Edge Hotel School where dedicated undergraduates work towards a respected degree in hotel management with the University of Essex. In a unique concept for the United Kingdom, future leaders in hospitality have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled professional staff in a four-star luxury Essex hotel while pursuing the academic side of their intensive course.

Wivenhoe House is committed to ensuring every guest enjoys a memorable experience and to giving the rest of the world hotel management at its very best.

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What's new?

the latest from us

High Tea Top Tips

In the spirit of our upcoming Event “High Tea at the House”, we thought to share the top tips for making the best cup of tea.

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Regency romance

Love is in the air at Wivenhoe House this Valentine’s Day as we celebrate 200 years since renowned landscape artist John Constable painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’ to win the hand of the love of his life Maria Bicknell.

Mayor's Charity Night

Come and have a fun filled evening on February 6th 2016 at Wivenhoe House hotel in aid of the Mayor's Charity Fund

February 2016 Newsletter

All of the latest news and offers from Wivenhoe House, a four star country house hotel on the outskirts of Colchester, Essex.

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions

Valentine's weekend in the brasserie

Sunday 14 February 2016

Indulge your romantic side this year, with a sumptuous four course dinner for you and your loved one, in the luxurious surrounding of Wivenhoe House.

Other events

Wedding Open Evening

Thursday 25 February 2016

For one night we open the doors to our beautiful 18th century manor house

High Tea at Wivenhoe House

Saturday 05 March 2016

An exclusive 8 course High Tea event in Signatures including 4 savoury and 4 sweet dishes accompanied by a selection of teas

Mother's Day

Sunday 06 March 2016

Celebrate Mothering Sunday at Wivenhoe House with by treating mum to afternoon tea in the lounge or a traditional roast dinner in the brasserie including a free gift for Mum


find us, however you travel

By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.