the latest offers, news and events at Wivenhoe House

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.

Green Flag Award

The beautiful parkland around Wivenhoe House hotel has been given a top award.

What do you know about Whisky?

As a warm-up to our whisky dinner in November, we dipped our toes into the spirit world to discover some amazing claims about the health benefits of Uisge Beatha or the Water of Life as whisky was originally known.

Munnings Q&A

Ahead of our first ever art dinner on Friday 15 September we sat down with Jenny Hand, Director of The Munnings Art Museum

How to choose wines for your wedding

If the thought of choosing wine to suit all your wedding guests has you reaching for the bottle, don’t worry about it, advises Wivenhoe House’s resident wine expert, Lionel Lachasseigne.


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.