September 2017 Newsletter

Romance on a Sunday

Following the success of our last wedding open morning, we are delighted to invite all brides and grooms to our next event on Sunday 17 September.

From 10.00 am until 1.00 pm join us to meet our team of wedding planners and to view Wivenhoe House dressed in all its wedding finery. No booking is necessary and everyone who turns up will be entered into our prize draw for a free overnight stay at Wivenhoe House.

Heritage at the House

Artists are welcome to join us on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September when we join in Heritage Open Days for the weekend.  You are invited to set up in the grounds around Wivenhoe House and, in the footsteps of John Constable, paint your own landscapes.

Next stop – Christmas!

Who can believe it?  We’re all hoping for an Indian summer in September, but there’s no avoiding it, the next big thing on the annual agenda is Christmas. Our talented chef team, led by Simon Morris, has put the finishing touches on the menus for the festivities, which can now be found on our website.

Christmas Day lunch features some mouthwatering alternatives as well as the traditional fare. Options for starters include terrine of game, celeriac remoulade and Cumberland jelly.

If you don’t fancy Suffolk bronze turkey for main course, how about pan fried fillet of turbot, compressed fennel, roast langoustine and two potato pureé?  By Christmas Day you might have enjoyed enough Christmas pudding for the year so the egg nog brulée, mince pie ice cream and cinnamon sable could be ideal. The choice is yours. To book your table please ring 01206 863666.

Service success

Wivenhoe House has been shortlisted in the Essex Life Food and Drink Awards 2017 in the Customer Service category. We pride ourselves on our excellent level of care for all our guests and the training we give all staff and Edge Hotel School students working in the hotel so we are pleased to have this official recognition.  We’re also been chosen as a finalist in the Leisure and Tourism Award in the Countywide Business Awards for our work in this area.


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 team 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.