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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.

our menus

Meetings

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.

our options

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

Leonard Cheshire Supports Giant Jigsaw for Wivenhoe House Hotel

2016 sees the 200th anniversary of one of Constable’s most well-known paintings, ‘Wivenhoe Park’, depicting the beautiful setting of Colchester’s country house hotel, Wivenhoe House.

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Hospice Helps mark 200 years of Constable

St Helena Hospice weekly art group help to mark the 200 year anniversary of Constable painting Wivenhoe Park

June 2016 Newsletter

The latest news and offers from Wivenhoe House hotel in Colchester

Food, glorious food

The history in Essex spans more than just the landscape, it is also predominant in the food and wine produced throughout the county.

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions

Wedding Open Evening

Monday 04 July 2016

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

Other events

Roman River Music Summer Festival

Friday 08 July 2016

Tom Poster, Elena Urioste, Orlando Jopling and others play informal concerts in Mistley, Wivenhoe and East Mersea, making the most of light evenings, idyllic countryside and warm churches.

Colchester Carnival 2016

Saturday 16 July 2016

Colchester Carnival will return to Colchester town centre between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 16th July 2016.

Black Tie and Wellies-On Ball

Friday 22 July 2016

The 10th anniversary celebrations of Wellies-On Community Interest Company and Colchester Classics will be held on the 22nd of July at Wivenhoe House Hotel with a Black Tie and Wellies-On Ball.

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

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.