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MIDSUMMER

MURDER MYSTERY

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.

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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

Wivenhoe Society first to finish canvas of giant 'jigsaw' of Wivenhoe Park

The Wivenhoe Society are the first community group to finish their canvas of John Constables iconic 'Wivenhoe Park'

More news

The curious case of why we love Murder Mysteries

Crime fiction and theatrical performances have been loved by the British for nearly 200 years. Unsurprisingly, everyone loves the concept of good triumphing over evil.

Enjoy summer out of the city

This summer head to North Essex, for an alternative to the busyness of the city and enjoy the diverse range of activities on offer.

In the Footsteps of Constable

Discover the great landscape artist John Constable's many connections with Colchester

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions

SOLD OUT - Sommelier Dinner May 2016

Friday 27 May 2016

Join us for an evening of fine dining and fine wine as Head Sommelier Lionel teaches you everything you need to know about Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Other events

Constable Challenge

Sunday 12 June 2016

Dust off your paintbrushes, charge up the iPad, sharpen your charcoal, whatever your chosen art form join in our Constable Challenge.

Midsummer Murder Mystery

Friday 17 June 2016

The Professors dinner parties are the talk of the town. But it’s never a question of what he serves but rather who he has invited. Tonight, the VIP list includes an ex- military professional, a silent movie actress and a celebrated London chef. Each is instructed to bring a gift of interest, value or charm! The winner will be the person not caught out by the twist at Midnight!

Father's Day

Sunday 19 June 2016

Enjoy an award winning three course Sunday meal in the contemporary brasserie, or book a table for afternoon tea.

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.