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, is important to us and all our couples receive our undivided attention as we pledge to host only one wedding at a time.”

It is not to late to book Wivenhoe House for January, February or March 2017 with our fantastic all inclusive winter wedding offers from £4,999 based on 55 guests attending

Key features

  • The personal attention of our dedicated wedding team from your first visit through to the last dance
  • Room hire for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception
  • Complimentary suite for the bride and groom on the night of the wedding
  • A delicious Wivenhoe House breakfast which can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room the morning following your wedding
  • Arrival drink
  • The Brettingham three course meal with coffee and mints
  • Half bottle of wine per person
  • Sparkling toast
  • Evening buffet
  • Reduced accommodation rates for guests
  • Table linen, crockery, cutlery, glassware, candelabras and cake knife
  • Dance floor
  • Ample car parking

Minimum numbers

Available for weddings of a minimum of 55 guests from November to April. Weddings with over 55 guests can be added for £90pp, and additional evening reception guests at £17.50pp


Selected menus apply to each package, the couple are asked to choose one menu for all guests with the addition of a vegetarian option. Should further options be required a supplement will apply.

Please do contact us to discuss your individual wedding requirements.

Room Hire

Our inclusive packages are based on the Garden Suite. Signatures and the Drawing Room are available at an additional supplement.

View our testimonials and wedding photo gallery page.

Contact us


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.