Real weddings at Wivenhoe House – Barry & Emma

Wondered what a wedding at Wivenhoe House is really like? Meet Emma and Barry who enjoyed a fantastic day here when they celebrated their nuptials.Real weddings

After a romantic proposal on a beautiful beach in Majorca, bride and groom Barry and Emma knew exactly where they wanted to host their wedding.

“We had already been to a friend’s wedding at Wivenhoe House and there was no doubt in our minds that this was where we wanted to celebrate our special day with friends and family”, said Emma.

Barry and Emma came to our February wedding open day last year and met with our wedding planner Louise. Before the end of their visit they had chosen their December date and started the ball rolling, opting for the Rebow package, including spending their wedding night in the luxury Exclusive bedroom in the Grade II listed main house.

Emma said: “Wivenhoe House is such a stunning building inside and out, we really do love it.”

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”Fifty friends joined them for their three-course wedding breakfast with more guests in the evening for their party with live DJ.

“The whole day was amazing,” said Emma. “But my favourite part has to be watching my future husband walk down the aisle.”

Emma had chosen her beautiful dress from a bridal shop in her home town of Clacton-on-Sea and ordered her artificial flowers from America. “The quality of artificial flowers now is so incredible and by choosing them, I didn’t need to worry about the seasons and of course, I can keep them forever.”

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Emma and Barry also steered away from a traditional wedding cake, offering scrumptious cupcakes to their guests. They also spent a lot of time and trouble on their wedding favours, giving everyone a heart shaped box filled with carefully selected gifts.

Emma said: ““Louise was absolutely amazing and so helpful when arranging our perfect wedding day.

“After our wedding we headed for a mini moon in Suffolk. Our actual honeymoon will be in Majorca, where this all began.”

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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 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.