Summer Parties

Wivenhoe House provides an unbeatable setting for a summer party or special occasion – our Gazebo on the Sunken Lawn is ideal for live music, and the terrace has fantastic views overlooking acres of historic parkland.

Our summer packages can include hire of the sunken lawn & terrace, historic lounges or the modern Garden suite.  Food and drink will be created by our excellent in-house chefs and bar tenders.

Choose from a summer BBQ to stylish canapés, finger food or a complete bespoke menu, with a variety of drinks available to keep guests refreshed throughout the event, let the Pimm’s and Prosecco flow freely!

The option to also have a Giant Hat Tipi, Sail Cloth or full marquee means that you can guarantee that you and your guests will be able to make the most of this stunning venue. We can also arrange the finer details such as musicians, acts and décor to ensure your event is just perfect.

So, join us soon at Wivenhoe House Hotel and kick start your summer in the right way!

For further information please contact our events team on

01206 878450


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.