Baby Shower or Christening

Baby Shower or Christening

Few life events can compare to the happiness of welcoming a new baby into the world. It is a magical occasion for everyone concerned, not least the parents.

A baby shower brings everyone together, to celebrate a new addition to the family . Such events are often held before the baby is born to give expectant mothers the comfort, support and not to forget to mention, lots of presents from her  nearest and dearest. Alternatively, they can also be the perfect way to introduce your little one to the world and wet the baby’s head.

Our baby shower package provides you with all you need to host between 12 and 120 guests.

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We can offer our renowned afternoon tea with a selection of handmade cakes, scones, finger sandwiches and a selection of beverages which can include Prosecco, Champagne or Mocktails. Alternatively, you may prefer a hot and cold savoury finger buffet with individual items such as mini beef burgers, mini cheese and leek baked potatoes and much more.

Your  celebration can take place in your choice of  event spaces in the traditional main house or the contemporary Garden Wing, your event includes a dedicated Event Manager on the day.

Baby shower packages

  • from £29.50 including private hire of the Garden Suite or The Boardroom*, bunting, balloons, table confetti, afternoon tea
  • from £35  including private hire of the The Drawing Room or Signatures*, bunting, balloons, table confetti, afternoon tea

Sample menus

How to contact us

*Minimum numbers apply


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 CO4 3FA.

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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.