Private Parties and events

a wide range of menu choices to suit your celebration

Private Parties and events

We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss the ideal room and menu for your event in addition to assisting you throughout the event to ensure it all runs smoothly.

We are delighted to have hosted a number of banquet dinners, buffet receptions in addition to afternoon tea parties for a wide variety of occasions big and small including;


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If our packages do not appear to meet your requirements, our events team would be happy to discuss alternative options.


Baby shower, Christening & Hen Party 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

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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

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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.