Garden Party at Wivenhoe House

The Practical Guide to Organising Events

Ever have that sinking feeling when your boss asks you to arrange a conference or a party? Well, have no fear, Wivenhoe House based. Edge Hotel School lecturer Philip Berners has written a comprehensive guide to organising events. The Practical Guide to Organising Events, published by Routledge, is a useful step by step guide for […]

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Raise a glass to no alcohol

If you’re the designated driver or opting not to drink alcohol for health reasons, it can appear a bit flat not to have a glass of fizz in your hands at celebration time. It can be equally frustrating when everyone has gathered for your special occasion, such as your baby shower, and the closest you […]


Whirlwind visit to Colchester Campus by Air Ambulance

Grab an early lunch on Wednesday 28 June to tour the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance’s new helicopter which is landing outside Wivenhoe House on Wednesday 28 June between 12.30 and 1.00 pm. The visit is part of a special anniversary tour marking a decade of the partnership between Essex and Hertfordshire and 20 years […]


What’s near to Wivenhoe House

The Essex and Suffolk coastline is dotted with traditional seaside resorts offering fun for all the family. Clacton, less than 14 miles from Wivenhoe House, is definitely worth a visit during your stay, even if it is just for a go on the penny slots.

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Getting married on a budget

    Country Life magazine has issued some tips for a perfect wedding day as they urge people to resist the temptation to spend big.


Conference and Events Manager wins an award

Conference and events manager at Wivenhoe House hotel, Sarah Bowman, from Ipswich, has been named as one of the hospitality industry’s most talented stars, aged under 30.


Gardening with nature in mind

Beautiful gardens are one thing, but there’s nothing better than creating an environment that attracts a variety of wildlife just outside your own back door.

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Splash out on a staycation

More than eighty per cent of Britons would rather holiday in the UK than endure the hassle of travelling abroad, a survey has revealed. According to the survey of nearly 3,000 people, conducted for Go Outdoors, the rising cost of holidays abroad and increased security at airports has encouraged more people to look closer to […]


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.