January 2019 Newsletter

The latest news & offers from us here at Wivenhoe House


If romance filled the air over Christmas we have two dates coming up in February which may be of interest.

The first, of course, is Valentine’s Day, on Thursday 14 February. Head chef Simon Morris and his team are creating a luxury feast for couples who want to celebrate in style in the brasserie. Our special four course menu is £45 per person.


The second date is Friday 15 February. Join us for a sensational evening of live entertainment featuring all your favourite hits from The Greatest Showman as well as a delicious 3-course menu created by the Wivenhoe House Chefs.


Celebrate your Valentines with a night of four star luxury. Enjoy a sumptuous three course dinner, hand made chocolates and a bottle of Champagne, an overnight stay and a delicious breakfast.

Indulge your romantic side and book your stay with us today by visiting our website, calling our team on 01206 863666 or emailing info@wivenhoehouse.co.uk.


If you’re planning to take your relationship to the next stage, come along to our wedding showcase event on Sunday 17 February . The hotel will be dressed up to the nines and recommended local suppliers will be here to give you advice on making your special day even more memorable.


Our Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne is taking us on a tour of his home region Languedoc-Roussillon at his next wine dinner on Saturday 9 February.  With 300,000 hectares dedicated to vineyards, this is the largest wine producing region of France and in recent years has concentrated on producing quality wines which now deserve a wider exposure. Lionel will uncork all the secrets on the night.


Our gift vouchers are quick and easy to buy online and can be used to treat loved ones to everything from afternoon tea to a luxury stay at Wivenhoe House.


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.