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Retirement Party

celebrating 36 years as Day Nursery General Manager


Stay in an intriguingly different hotel


From afternoon tea to a 3 course meal


A serene place to plan, think and build


The perfect venue for your wedding day

12 June 2014

After 36 years as General Manager of the University of Essex Day Nursery, Elaine Dixon hosts a retirement party in our luxury marquee.

Elaine joined the University of Essex Day Nursery in 1978 and is now seeing the offspring of former nursery children coming through the doors.

The event was held in our luxury marquee; a drinks reception with evening buffet, and games for the children. 

It wasn't the first time Wivenhoe House have hosted Day Nursery events; Executive Chef Paul Boorman regularly provides cake making and chocolate making sessions for the varying age groups of the Day Nursery. It always promises a fun event. 


For more information on hosting your event at Wivenhoe House, please see our private party and occasions pages or contact our events team:
01206 863666


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.