September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

Chef’s Table

In partership with the Edge Hotel School 

Join us this coming World Food Day, on the 16th October, for our first Chef’s Table at Wivenhoe House in collaboration with the Edge Hotel School.

Our very own Chefs and students at the Edge Hotel School have created an evening of live cooking performance, travelling through a variety of ingredients in celebration of World Food Day.

Your evening will include an arrival drink of Prosecco, a three-course meal prepared and cooked infront of you, and wine to accompany each course, selected by our very own Sommelier, Lionel Lachasseigne.

This will be an intimate, lively and exciting evening for everyone, where you will enjoy a new culinary experience and have the oppurtunity to see our students in action.

Tickets for this event are £60.00pp. Book your tickets now on 01206 863666 or email us on


Christmas Shopping Event 

Join us for our wonderful Christmas Shopping Event, perfect for some festive inspiration!

Browse our chic selection of local gifts, including; jewellery, clothing, candles, books, floral Christmas wreaths, Christmas Eve boxes, Christmas gifting options, sweet treats and much more!

We will also have some delicious festive food and drink available to purchase.

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 5-9pm.

Tickets for this event are £3pp including a mince pie on arrival, and £1 for Children (12 years and under).

Book your tickets now on 01206 863666 or email us on


Halloween Thriller Party Night 

Featuring Rory Jackson, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent!

Come and celebrate Halloween in style with our Thriller Party Night!

Unleash your inner dark side and enjoy a night of wonderfully wicked entertainment…

You will enjoy:

A bone-chilling buffet

A hauntingly delicious Halloween cocktail

Michael Jackson tribute dancer, (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent)

Dark and deadly disco until Midnight

And don’t forget… Come dressed to impress, in your most terrifying costume, (fancy dress optional).

Tickets for this event are £44.50pp including; arrival drink, buffet, entertainment and disco.


Book your tickets now on 01206 863666 or email us on


Welcoming Jill, from Room to Reward 

We are very pleased to announce that we are now partners of the Room to Reward scheme.

Room to Reward is a unique volunteer-recognition charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes – inspirational volunteers who give up their time to make a difference to those who need it most.

We donate our unsold rooms to this charity, and organisations then nominate their Hidden Heroe for a relaxing break.

This month we were delighted to welcome our first ‘Hidden Hero’ from the scheme, Jill.

‘Jill volunteers at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre where her commitment and no fuss attitude make her stand out. She has been volunteering for over 20 years and still makes everyone smile. We estimate that Jill’s hourly contribution over the years has been worth the equivalent of almost 170,000.

She is a brilliant ambassador for the Essex Wildlife Trust and acts as a role model and mentor to other volunteers. Jill is passionate about protecting our wildlife and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the RSPB and EWT. She has undoubtedly made a significant difference to EWT over many years with her outside fundraising and her commitment to visitors.’


MS-UK 925 Challenge!


We’re raising money for MS-UK and taking part in the 925 challenge!

Wivenhoe House Hotel are taking on the race against time and trying to raise £925 in 9 weeks, 2 days and 5 hours in aid of MS-UK!

About the 925 Challenge

MS-UK are inviting businesses across the UK to take part in the second year of MS-UK’s corporate fundraising challenge called the 925 Challenge.

Who will raise the most or be the first team to raise £925 for MS-UK?

If you pop into the hotel for a visit, we would be very grateful for any donations, thank you.



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.