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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 your 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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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

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.

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Laurent Perrier Champagne Tasting Dinner

How did it go? Find out about our latest event with video produced by graduate of the Edge Hotel School.

Edge Hotel School features on Look East

Watch the latest piece of action at Wivenhoe House.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Find out more about our Mad Hatter's Tea Party event that took place in June 2014.

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions

Burns' Night Supper

Saturday 24 January 2015

Join us for the celebration of one of Scotland's greatest poets for a traditional burns night supper. whether you're Scottish or not, you'll find it a lively occasion!

Other events

Wedding Show

Sunday 25 January 2015

Meet our dedicated wedding planners and local suppliers to plan your day.

Wedding Open Evening

Thursday 29 January 2015

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

Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday 30 January 2015

SOLD OUT - Enjoy a three course murder mystery dinner provided by the Murder Mystery Meals Company.


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 3SQ. 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.