Signatures & Drawing Room

Signatures & Drawing Room

Two historic rooms located in the 18th century main house overlooking the parkland


a sophisticated space for up to 60 guests

A beautifully serene room, boasting high ceilings and period features with views overlooking the parkland. Ideal space for a reception or private event.


A private dining experience in Signatures

Drawing Room

a historic room with panoramic views for up to 70 guests

An effortlessly elegant room with three bay windows offering spectacular views of the parkland. Ideal for private events including receptions and dinners. The room can also be hired in conjunction with the adjacent Signatures room.


The Drawing room is located in the 18th century main house

Room Capacity

Style of roomSignaturesDrawing Room
U shape1818

Room hire rates

LocationFull day hire
(8hrs max)
Half day hire
(4hrs max)
Drawing RoomPOA£450
(evening only)
(evening only)

Valid Monday –  Thursday (weekends POA) and rates are only chargeable when not part of a delegate package. University, Government and late availability discounted rates available on request.


External buffet menus


How to contact us

Please contact our events team to discuss your requirements.


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 CO4 3FA.

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.