September 2018 Newsletter

All of the latest news, offers and events from Wivenhoe House in September 2018

2018 has been officially declared England’s hottest summer ever and here at Wivenhoe House we are determined to make the most of the remaining weeks of sunshine.

This Sunday, 9 September, we are looking forward to welcoming artists to our grounds for our annual Heritage Open Day, giving everyone the opportunity to commit to canvas their own interpretation of Constable’s Wivenhoe Park. The grounds open at 9am and parking, as always, is free.

We’re sticking with the great outdoors on Thursday 13 September when we screen The Greatest Showman at 7.30pm. Enjoy this wonderful musical film in this magical parkland setting.

Our next wedding open morning is on Sunday 16 September when the entire hotel, including our beautiful gazebo, will be dressed in its finery and our expert wedding team will be on hand to help you arrange your perfect day.

And to toast the arrival of autumn, on Friday 28 September we are hosting a Venetian wine dinner, steering you through some of the beautiful wines from this stunning region of Italy as you enjoy a suitably themed dinner.

Before we know it, we’ll be counting down to 2019 and where better to celebrate than Wivenhoe House with plans for our gala dinner already well underway.


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.

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.