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WIVENHOE HOUSE

country house hotel

Welcome to Wivenhoe House, Colchester’s four-star luxury hotel. Surrounded by glorious parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House Hotel combines the romance and charm of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts of contemporary living.

Our luxury Essex hotel extends this philosophy to its food, offering a modern, award-winning brasserie open every day and an impressive traditional afternoon tea served in our elegant lounges in the main house.

Wivenhoe House continues to play its part in shaping history, as the home of the pioneering Edge Hotel School where dedicated undergraduates work towards a respected degree in hotel management with the University of Essex. In a unique concept for the United Kingdom, future leaders in

hospitality have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled professional staff in a four-star luxury Essex hotel while pursuing the academic side of their intensive course.

Wivenhoe House is committed to ensuring every guest enjoys a memorable experience and to giving the rest of the world hotel management at its very best.


What's new?

the latest from us
Our top 10 wedding Instagram pictures 2017

At Wivenhoe House we are lucky to share so many special days with our guests. We are also lucky to see some of the fantastic pictures shared after the event. This year we have decided to pick 10 of our favourite wedding pictures in no particular order. Enjoy!

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions
Fish Friday

Join us on Friday 5 January for a special Christmas themed Fish Friday. Start with a glass of fizz on arrival before helping yourself to our extensive seafood buffet to start.

MORE NEWS

Christmas Day Wines

Christmas Day lunch is all about the traditional turkey and all the trimmings, but what wines do you...

Let’s talk cakes!

On the Wivenhoe House list of best jobs in the world, number one is wedding cake creator, as...

OTHER EVENTS

Christmas and New Year 2017

Party nights, Christmas lunches, festive breaks and New Years eve disco, it is all happening at Wivenhoe House...

Burns’ Night Supper

Join us for the celebration of one of Scotland’s greatest poets for a traditional Burns’ night supper. Whether...

WHERE WE ARE

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.