the latest offers, news and events at Wivenhoe House

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!

Boxing Day Talk

On Boxing Day we are delighted that local wildlife Dr Chris Gibson will be leading a talk on Gardening with wildlife in mind. Ahead of this we got together with Chris to discuss can nature beat the experts?

Children in need afternoon tea

There is an exciting buzz in the air at Wivenhoe House as Pudsey Bear is about to pay us a visit!

Charity of the month selected

Wivenhoe House employee of the month Craig Preece, has chosen Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge as his charity.

Room to Reward

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Rooms to Reward scheme.

The Milsoms Suite

Book Direct Offer

You may have seen us listed on third party websites such as, Trip Advisor and Expedia, however when booking a stay at Wivenhoe House it is best to book direct with our in-house reservations team. Find out here how you can save by booking direct

Brasserie refurbishment and new menu

We are excited to announce that the brasserie bar and restaurant at Wivenhoe House will be closing for refurbishment at the end of October 2017 and will re-open on  Monday 6 November 2017. During this period we will still be open with the restaurant relocating upstairs to the Main House.

September 2017 Newsletter

Romance on a Sunday Following the success of our last wedding open morning, we are delighted to invite all brides and grooms to our next event on Sunday 17 September.


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.