New Year’s Eve

celebrate in style and be truly indulged this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

Dance into 2019 at our New Years Eve gala dinner and disco. This glamourous affair is open to both in house guests and visitors and is not one to miss as we look to celebrate the start of the New Year. Join us for an arrival drink in our beautifully themed Garden Suite. A delicious six course menu will be served before the piper joins us for the main event at Midnight. Our DJ’s from Dreamwave events will be providing music through the night including all of your favourite New Year anthems.

Gala Dinner Menu 2018




Smoked duck rasher, tomato seed jelly



Steamed fillet, roast baby tomatoes, fennel, Champagne caviar sauce



Essex gin & verbena lemon sorbet



Fillet of wagyu beef, truffled wild mushroom pie, textures of parsnip, oxtail gravy



Lavender infused milk chocolate mousse, red berries, poppy seed sable



Coffee and ‘Jaffaron’


Six course meal with disco, £110 per person

Dress code; Black tie preferred

New Year Packages

Room TypeTwo night
Price per person
One night
Price per person
Classic Room£317£197.50
Superior Room£332£205
Deluxe Room£347£212.50
Luxury Room£387£232.50

One night package

Arrive on 31st December and stay with us for one night over New Year including a full English breakfast, tickets to our Gala Dinner.

Two night package

Arrive on either 30th or 31st December and stay with us for two nights over New Year including a full English breakfast each morning, tickets to our Gala Dinner and a three course meal in the brasserie on your second night

New Year’s Eve Surf n Turf in the brasserie

If you are looking for a more informal celebration then perhaps you would like our Surf n Turf Night in the brasserie. Start the evening with a glass of Prosecco before enjoying a three course Surf n Turf inspired menu. The set menu is priced at £45 per person including the glass of Prosecco.

How to book


Jane, Tripadvisor

Had wonderful experience from beginning to the end. Staff were amazingly attentive, polite & happy. Customer service was spot on especially for a training school. Food was plentiful & cooked perfectly. The ambiance on New Year’s Eve was merry & presented beautifully. The hotel rooms were clean & stylish were nice and quiet… possibly a bit too warm :-0 the games in the living room were a great touch too! Overall it was a great way to spend new year with good friends. I would highly recommend to anyone. Many thanks Jane 🙂


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.