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In line with new measures announced on the 22nd September, we regret to inform you that we can now only hold ceremonies and wedding receptions for a maximum of 15 people until the end of March 2021

However, we would still love to host your wedding here from April 2021 and beyond and are offering private, social distanced viewings of our beautiful country house hotel wedding venue.

If you are interested in the above please email us at and a member of our team will contact you to arrange your viewing!

We look forward to hearing from you.


Weddings at Wivenhoe House are everything you’d expect and more. Our stunning 18th Century, Country House Hotel makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding and is set in the most idyllic of locations.With sweeping staircases, elegant rooms and surrounded by beautiful Essex parkland, our venue is nothing far from spectacular.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, we also have an outdoor Gazebo, overlooking our breathtaking grounds, so you can wed surrounded by nature and tranquility.

Here at Wivenhoe we have put a twist on tradition and fused the main house with a Garden Wing, which sits alongside the meticulously renovated historic house and offers a more modern experience.

Our team of dedicated wedding coordinators and aspiring managers, will go above and beyond, and will take care of every detail to ensure you have the most perfect day. We also believe that your special day should not be shared, so we hold one wedding per day, promising you the undivided attention of our professional wedding team.

In this most historic of settings in Essex, this is your chance to write the next chapter in the history of this unique and magnificent country house wedding venue.

Main photo courtesy of Jasmine Jade Photography,



If you have recently got engaged or not yet found your ideal venue, come along to our next Inspiration Wedding Open Day.

Come and view the venue at your leisure with no pressure or obligation. Our friendly wedding planners will also be on hand throughout the day to discuss your ideas or answer any questions you may have, we also have a select few of our  preferred suppliers to help inspire.

You will be greeted on arrival with music from our harpist, enjoy our mini afternoon tea and cocktail samples and be given a FREE wedding magazine .

We look forward to seeing you soon.

For further information please contact our events team on:

01206 878450




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 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.