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:

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.