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Afternoon Tea

influenced by Brown's

Rooms

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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Dining

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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Business

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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WEDDINGS

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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EVENTS

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

National Waiters' Day race success

Edge Hotel School students at the University of Essex raced to London to take part in National Waiters’ Day

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Capital News for Colchester

Brown’s Hotel, The Ritz London and The Dorchester inspire the afternoon tea offering at Wivenhoe House hotel, through training of students of the Edge Hotel School

May 2015 Newsletter

Read all about our new afternoon tea partnership with Brown's, The Ritz London and The Dorchester

Vintage Performance by Colchester Hotelier

Wivenhoe House General Manager part of team that went back to the floor to raise 50K for Hospitality Action

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions

Northanger Abbey

Wednesday 08 July 2015

An open air production of Jane Austen's classic novel performed on the magnificent lawn of our 18th century country house

Other events

Sommelier Dinner July 2015

Friday 10 July 2015

Our Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne will take you on a wine tour de France with five course dinner

The Strawberry Fayre

Monday 31 August 2015

Our first family fun day will be taking place in the grounds of Wivenhoe House with garden games, inflatables and children's entertainment and best of all entry is Free!

Wedding Show

Sunday 11 October 2015

Meet our dedicated wedding planners and recommended local suppliers to help plan your special day. Our magnificent venue will also be open for tours and dressed for a wedding

WHERE WE ARE

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.