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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.

The Practical Guide to Organising Events

Ever have that sinking feeling when your boss asks you to arrange a conference or a party? Well, have no fear, Wivenhoe House based. Edge Hotel School lecturer Philip Berners has written a comprehensive guide to organising events. The Practical Guide to Organising Events, published by Routledge, is a useful step by step guide for […]

Bottomless Prosecco festive lunches

Raise a glass to no alcohol

If you’re the designated driver or opting not to drink alcohol for health reasons, it can appear a bit flat not to have a glass of fizz in your hands at celebration time. It can be equally frustrating when everyone has gathered for your special occasion, such as your baby shower, and the closest you […]

Whirlwind visit to Colchester Campus by Air Ambulance

Grab an early lunch on Wednesday 28 June to tour the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance’s new helicopter which is landing outside Wivenhoe House on Wednesday 28 June between 12.30 and 1.00 pm. The visit is part of a special anniversary tour marking a decade of the partnership between Essex and Hertfordshire and 20 years […]


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.