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MOTHER'S DAY AT

WIVENHOE HOUSE

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 combines the romance and charm of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts of contemporary living.

The 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. 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 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

Art at the house: Elements of nature

This exhibition includes works by some of the leading UK artists living in Wivenhoe and the surrounding Essex and Suffolk countryside.

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Weekends in Colchester

Weekends and short breaks were created for places like Colchester.

Top housekeepers visit Wivenhoe House

Housekeeping is much more than toilet brushes and bed making, it’s the heart of any hotel

Best family friendly restaurant award

We were thrilled to be selected as the winners of the 2014 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Best Family Friendly Restaurant award.

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions

Mother's Day

Sunday 15 March 2015

Enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge or a roast dinner in the brasserie with a free gift for mum.

Other events

Art at the house: Elements of nature

Friday 27 March 2015

This exhibition includes works by some of the leading UK artists living in Wivenhoe and the surrounding Essex and Suffolk countryside.

Easter at Wivenhoe House

Sunday 05 April 2015

Enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge or a roast dinner in the brasserie with an Easter egg hunt to keep the children amused

Sommelier Dinner May 2015

Friday 29 May 2015

SOLD OUT - Details of the next wine evening will be announced shortly.

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, 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.

Sat Nav: CO4 3WA. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check before you leave.
 

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.