the latest offers, news and events at Wivenhoe House


New Honywood painting

Wivenhoe House is the new home for an imposing mid -19th century painting of Essex landowner William Philip Honywood II, his steed and Harrier hounds.


New art in the brasserie

Wivenhoe has long been a haven for the artistic community, including painters Francis Bacon and James Dodds.

Murder Mystery evening at Wivenhoe House

The making of a murder

Themed nights out go in and out of fashion, but there’s one surefire winner that will keep everyone entertained. You don’t have to be a detective to figure it out – of course, it is murder mystery evenings.

Practice for National Waiters' Day (1)

National Waiter’s Day 2017

Forget the London Marathon, the big running event of the year arrives at Wivenhoe House on Tuesday 16 May when the National Waiters’ Day race launches from the starting blocks. The National Waiters’ Day race is an annual hospitality industry occasion, celebrating the wonderful front of house staff working in hotels and restaurants around the […]


Anyone for Gin?

How can a simple spirit flavoured with juniper be so varied and so delectable?


South African Wines

How do you describe the wines of South Africa?  Are they from the old world or the new? Whatever your view I think we can all agree the taste is vintage.

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Fish Friday

Join us on Friday 5 May for our next Fish Friday. Start with a glass of fizz on arrival before helping yourself to our extensive seafood buffet to start.  

Wedding couple sunset behind

Wedding Trends 2017

Need some help setting the perfect tone for your big day?  We’ve pulled together some handy tips from some of the key professionals involved in organising weddings at Wivenhoe House.

Garden Party at Wivenhoe House

Summer Garden Parties

Feeling flat after the success of your office Christmas party? You may have booked your party night already for December 2017, but that’s a long way off, now’s the time to think about arranging a garden party to celebrate summer in style.


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.