a sumptuous three course meal with chocolate dipped strawberries and Champagne

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

Romance runs deep through the history of Wivenhoe House

200 years ago, landscape artist John Constable immortalised Wivenhoe House on canvas in his painting “Wivenhoe Park,”

Constable’s breathtaking creation was a true labour of love. Paid 100 guineas by Major-General Francis Rebow, then owner of Wivenhoe House for the painting, he used the money to prove his financial stability to the family of Maria Bicknell, the love of his life.  He left Wivenhoe House on 19 September, marrying Maria on 2 October.

You can still tread in Constable’s footsteps today and admire the lake and landscape, very much as he saw them in 1816 on your own romantic escape.

What to do during your stay

This package includes:

  • Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals in your room on arrival
  • An overnight stay in a deluxe room
  • Relaxing bath salts for a soothing soak in one of our deep baths
  • a fabulous three course dinner for two in our award winning brasserie
  • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs served to you in bed


This was delish.. 💕 #throwback #strawberries #chocolate #champagne

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Our brasserie menus are available for viewing on our dining page.

For more information and to book:

Speak to our reception team to upgrade your room to one of our luxury rooms to make your night extra special.

Terms and conditions

Rate based on 2 people sharing a double bedroom; other room types available at a supplement; £30 per person allocation towards dinner; subject to availability; certain dates are excluded.


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.