June 2019 Newsletter


Fun with the family is the theme of our very first Social Sunday on 7 July.  From giant garden games and entertainment to a delicious barbecue we will be celebrating the great British summer and raising money for Hospitality Action, the charity which helps people in our industry through tough times. Come and join us for an enjoyable afternoon.


Planning your wedding? Come along to our next wedding open morning on Sunday 23 June when you can chat with our lovely wedding planners and see our beautiful house dressed up for this very special occasion.

If you’re wondering what a wedding at Wivenhoe House is like, read about it first hand from Emma and Barry https://www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk/real-weddings-barry-emma/

who have shared their magical story with us.


The sunshine has finally returned to the Essex countryside and here at Wivenhoe House we’re thrilled to be able to use our recently expanded terrace area, the perfect place for dinning outdoors this summer.


Top quality entertainment is also the name of the game at Wivenhoe House this summer. We’re delighted to be hosting a Fawlty Towers Dinner on Friday 14 June and a glamorous Moet Champagne dinner on Saturday 13 July as part of our exciting calendar of events for the year.


Just a stone’s throw away from Wivenhoe House, art lovers from around the globe are drawn to Dedham like bees to a honeypot but there is something for everyone to enjoy in this pretty village just on the edge of Essex and Suffolk.


Planning a summer staycation? Why not spend the warmer evenings at Wivenhoe House Hotel lounging on our recently extended brasserie terrace with a glass of fizz in hand. Take advantage of the longer evenings, warmer days and bluer skies by exploring the gorgeous Essex countryside and the wonders it has to offer, all on the doorstep of our country house hotel.


Yes we know it feels a long way off but, with our Christmas calendar filling up, this is just a gentle reminder to discuss your plans with family, friends and colleagues and get the dates booked in.


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.