Signatures & Drawing Room

Signatures & Drawing Room

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

***Update, due to Covid19 restrictions, we can accommodate up to a maximum of 30 delegates only in a socially distanced layout***


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:

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.