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WIVENHOE HOUSE

country house hotel

Welcome to Wivenhoe House. Surrounded by stunning parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House is a beautiful four-star luxury hotel, combining the romance and history of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts for the leisure and business traveller.

Our brasserie and bar is open every day for lunch and dinner and our impressive afternoon tea is served in our elegant lounges in the main house, where John Constable stayed as he worked on his landscape painting of ‘Wivenhoe Park’.

Since its earliest days, Wivenhoe House has played its part in shaping history. As the home of the pioneering Edge Hotel School it continues to do so.

Dedicated undergraduates looking to make their mark in the world of hospitality, work alongside our highly skilled professional team, ensuring a superb level of service for all our guests.

At Wivenhoe House we are committed to ensuring every guest enjoys a memorable experience from the moment they enter our doors. The difference is in the detail.


What's new?

the latest from us
Real weddings at Wivenhoe House – Sarah & Ben

“I’d been to Wivenhoe House for work a few times and knew what a great place it is. I particularly love the architecture and that’s what first made me think of it as an option for our wedding. We didn’t get married until 4pm and I was annoyingly chilled all day. I had done all […]

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions
Bank Holiday Soul Afternoon Tea with Irie J – £32.00pp

Monday 31 August 12 – 3 pm   Join us on August bank holiday Monday for an afternoon of Prosecco afternoon tea, and live music from the fantastic local soul singer, Irie J!     “After a quiet spell in the mid nineties Ira Jones relaunched his solo singing career as IrieJ. He discovered his […]

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OTHER EVENTS

Dinner with Dolly – POSTPONED

Friday 4 September 7-11 pm Join us for our Dolly-Tastic tribute night!   You will enjoy an evening...

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 CO4 3FA.

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.