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.

What's new?

the latest from us
National Waiters’ Day Race

Balancing a tray and a bottle, competitors in the first ever East of England National Waiters’ Day Race raced across the grounds at Wivenhoe House hotel. This is the first time this annual event, founded by restauranteur and First Dates presenter Fred Siriex, has been held outside the capital. As well as having fun, the […]

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions
Halloween Murder Mystery

It is Halloween 2016 and the body of Sir Titus is discovered -the terrible Halloween Curse of the Combovers has struck once more!!


American Wine Blog

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Be bold, be beautiful

The cheery email has arrived about the office Christmas party and your finger is hovering over the delete...


American Sommelier Dinner

America is the 4th largest wine producing country in the World, join Wivenhoe House for a coast to...

Christmas and New Year 2016

Party nights, Christmas lunches, festive breaks and New Years eve disco, it is all happening at Wivenhoe House...

Burns’ Night Supper

Join us for the celebration of one of Scotland’s greatest poets for a traditional Burns’ night supper. Whether...


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

Download our PDF Map

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.