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Wedding couple at Wivenhoe House

Dates to say I do

The minute you announce your engagement, you can be guaranteed that the very next question you will be asked is: Have you fixed a date?

10% discount for military personnel

Wivenhoe House Hotel signs the Armed Forces Covenant. By signing the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of Wivenhoe House Hotel in Colchester, General Manager Oliver Brown made public the company’s commitment to Defence personnel.

Raising fund for Wellies On

It is our tradition every year to create a gingerbread house to raise funds for a local charity. This year we are proud to be supporting Wellies-on, a 40 acre care farm in Abberton, just outside Colchester. They bring together the care of the land, environment and animals, with the care of people.

Our top 10 wedding Instagram pictures 2017

At Wivenhoe House we are lucky to share so many special days with our guests. We are also lucky to see some of the fantastic pictures shared after the event. This year we have decided to pick 10 of our favourite wedding pictures in no particular order. Enjoy!

Christmas Day Wines

Christmas Day lunch is all about the traditional turkey and all the trimmings, but what wines do you choose to turn the food into a feast?

Children in Need Afternoon Tea

We had a fantastic time on Thursday 16 November when we welcomed BBC Essex to our Children In Need fund-raising afternoon tea.

Let’s talk cakes!

On the Wivenhoe House list of best jobs in the world, number one is wedding cake creator, as long as you get to taste the product!


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

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.