May 2019 Newsletter


If you’re planning to holiday at home this year take a look at the packed calendar of events at Wivenhoe House and Colchester to make this a staycation to remember.

For the full terms and conditions please call our team on 01206 863 666.


Are you planning a wedding or special occasion? On Sunday, 12 May between 10am – 1.30pm we’ll be hosting our very first Wedding & Special Event Showcase in partnership with luxury venue décor company Decorative Events.

The Decorative Events team will be transforming our venue with thrones, sparkle, flowers and a dusting of magic. If you are looking for a venue or just decor inspiration, we hope to see you there.


Colchester is hosting some of the UK’s leading music stars over the summer, including concerts by Tom Jones, Paul Young, Craig David, Tears for Fears and UB40. Why not make a break of it and stay at Wivenhoe House, giving you ample opportunity to explore the historic town and its attractive surrounding areas?


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.


Kick back and relax at the first ever Wivenhoe House Social Sunday on 7 July. We’re turning our beautiful grounds over to fun and games to raise money for Hospitality Action, the charity for workers in the hospitality industry, and everyone is welcome.


As part of the recent Allergy Awareness Week, we chatted with chef Jack and Abbie, an Edge Hotel School student, about coping with allergies when you are dining out. Listen in for some useful advice.


We’re laying on something extra special for Bank Holiday Monday 27 May. Good Time Jazz will be performing popular Jazz tunes in our gazebo bandstand while our guests enjoy our delicious Prosecco afternoon tea and relax to the music. What better way to enjoy a Bank Holiday?


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.