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From afternoon tea to a 3 course meal


A serene place to plan, think and build


The perfect venue for your wedding day

Planning a Christening

Bringing together friends and relatives for a naming ceremony or Christening party can be a great deal of fun but with the possibility of guests of all ages, it’s worth thinking about the sort of space you require.

March 2016 Newsletter

Easter makes an early appearance this year on Sunday 27 March. Wivenhoe House will be pulling out all the stops on our fabulous roast dinners and of course our afternoon tea will be Eggstra special that weekend.

High Tea Top Tips

In the spirit of our upcoming Event “High Tea at the House”, we thought to share the top tips for making the best cup of tea.

Family first for Wivenhoe House

Young budding artists flocked to the first University of Essex Arts Education Outreach family day to be held at Wivenhoe House.

University of Essex Graduation 2016

Located a 2 minute walk from the ceremonies Wivenhoe House is the ideal location fo relatives to stay, with lunch in the brasserie or Afternoon Tea

Regency romance

Love is in the air at Wivenhoe House this Valentine’s Day as we celebrate 200 years since renowned landscape artist John Constable painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’ to win the hand of the love of his life Maria Bicknell.

Leap into Love

February 2016 is definitely the month to pluck up the courage to make that proposal. Not only is it Valentine’s Day, it is also a Leap Year which traditionally means that women can propose to men on 29 February.

Mayor's Charity Night

Come and have a fun filled evening on February 6th 2016 at Wivenhoe House hotel in aid of the Mayor's Charity Fund

February 2016 Newsletter

All of the latest news and offers from Wivenhoe House, a four star country house hotel on the outskirts of Colchester, Essex.

British Heart Foundation Charity Auction

The Charity Auction will raise sponsorship and donations towards Jonathan's entry at this year’s Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 24th April 2016.


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.