Black Tie and Wellies-On Ball

The annual black tie & wellies-on summer ball will be held  at Wivenhoe House raising funds for the Wellies-On Community Interest Company.

Who are Wellies-On?

Wellies on is a 40 acre care farm based in Abberton just outside of Colchester in the heart of the Essex countryside. A care farm, that brings together the care of the land, environment and animals with care of the people. A care farm opens its doors to anyone who can benefit from being out in the countryside and enjoy taking part in the daily life of a working farm.

The evening will consist of:

  • Welcome Drink and Canapes on the Lawn
  • Delicious Two Course Set Menu Prepared by the Chefs at Wivenhoe House Hotel
  • Silent Auction and Raffle
  • Live music from Colchester-based Jupiter Ray
  • Guaranteed Accomodation Rates

Why not treat yourself or your team to this glamorous night out whilst helping a worthy cause? You can request booking information and sponsorship opportunities from


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.