Wedding Open Morning

Planning your wedding? Come along to our next wedding open morning on Sunday 1st September 10am -1pm when you can chat with our lovely wedding planners and see our beautiful house dressed up for this very special occasion.

Real weddings

Real weddings at Wivenhoe House – Claire & Darron

Tea for two at Mistley Place Park sealed the deal for Claire who was delighted to say yes when her boyfriend Darron popped the question over a cuppa. “It was a beautiful evening”, said Claire, “and I’ll never forget it.”

Winter weddings at Wivenhoe House

2020 is a bumper year for magical wedding dates, but what about welcoming in the new decade by celebrating your nuptials?    As a one-off special event at Wivenhoe House we are  offering the opportunity to have your wedding here on 31 December 2019 in our beautiful Drawing Room and Signatures Room in the main […]

2019 Wedding Trends

We’re skipping ahead to 2019 to have a look at wedding trends with our Business Development Manager and wedding expert Melissa Neisler Dickinson.

Wedding couple sunset behind

Wedding Trends 2017

Need some help setting the perfect tone for your big day?  We’ve pulled together some handy tips from some of the key professionals involved in organising weddings at Wivenhoe House.

Essex Wedding Awards Finalist

Wivenhoe House has been shortlisted in the Essex Wedding Awards 2016. Our hotel is among the finalists in the Wedding Venue of the Year Heritage category, highlighting our Grade II listed main house, beautiful grounds and of course our fantastic team. General manager Oliver Brown said: “Congratulations to the team. Every wedding, large or small, […]

Real weddings

Wedding Open Morning

If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding venue in the Essex countryside, come along to our next wedding open morning on Sunday 11 September when you can chat with our lovely wedding planners and see our beautiful house dressed up for this very special occasion.

Wedding Open Evening

For one night only we open the doors to our beautiful 18th century grade II listed manor house.


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 CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

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.