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:

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 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.