Bank Holiday Jazz Afternoon Tea

After a sell out event in 2018 Good Times Jazz’  will be back performing popular Jazz  tunes of the 1920/30s under our Garden Gazebo.

Monday 27 May 2019, from 12 noon

Guests will be  seated  alfresco overlooking our  sunken lawn  and beautiful parkland grounds, where our  traditional handmade prosecco afternoon tea will be served .

About the band

The Good Times Jazz Band play traditional jazz at its best – performed with humour and pizzazz. The core players, have a total of 240 years of rhythm in their bones – and have been playing most of their adult lives in many and varied bands. Expect an afternoon of delightful music, performed by a band who enjoy playing as much as you will enjoy listening.


Sample Afternoon tea menu

A glass of Prosecco

Selection of finger sandwiches
A homemade scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve
Delicious selection of homemade cakes
Pot of loose leaf tea or cafetiere of fresh coffee

Afternoon tea setting


£32 per person

How to book

Tickets can be purchased directly by phone or email with no commission. Alternatively tickets are available through Eventbrite and a small fee will apply.


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.