Stars in your eyes at your twilight wedding

What could be more romantic than a candlelit wedding ceremony as the sun sets?

Now that civil wedding services can be performed up to 7.00 pm, Wivenhoe House is pleased to offer a twilight ceremony and evening reception option. This is not only a romantic celebration, but can be a cheaper one too.

Our special twilight wedding cost from £3,600 for a minimum of 55 adult guests, including the ceremony in our beautiful drawing room or in our new gazebo on the sunken lawn.

Working with your dedicated wedding planner at Wivenhoe House, choose a hot or cold finger buffet, and your choice of chair covers in our Garden Suite function room. The price includes reception welcome drink, sparkling toast and a suite for the married couple on the night of the wedding, including breakfast the next morning.

Evening wedding celebrations are becoming increasingly popular as couples look to make the most of their budget and appreciate how time-stretched friends and relatives can be.


This increasingly popular option may well win favour with some of your guests who can avoid having to take a whole day off work.

After an early evening ceremony you can welcome your guests to a delicious Wivenhoe House wedding breakfast and then perhaps choose to dance into the night. You may even find more people are prepared to get up and boogie at night, rather than mid-afternoon!

Twilight weddings and receptions are available on Mondays and Tuesdays and on selected late availability dates booking no more than four months in advance.  Add a half bottle of house wine for an extra £9.50 per person. Additional guests are from £35.00.


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.