Hero image of Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe House

4 Star Hotel
Add to Favourites

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£1000 - £3900
Add to Favourites
4 Star Hotel

Venue Overview

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex
Grade II listed country house hotel, in beautiful parkland, offering high quality service, effortless beauty and flexible packages.


 Wedding offers - The Complete Wedding Package 

All-inclusive weddings from £8999 based on 50 guests plus additioanl 30 evening guests, or 60 guests for the whole day and evening attending!! 

Available for weddings until December 2025 at £8999, please see attachment for all details. For 2026 £9999 for Sunday to Friday or £10500 for Saturday dates.

Ceremony and reception rooms 

The Traditional Drawing room or our Sunken Lawn accommodates up to 100 guests for your ceremony, with the beautiful Signatures lounge or Sunken Lawn available for the reception drinks after your ceremony. 

The Garden Suite can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast and then up to 200 for your evening reception.


Our wedding packages

We have a range of flexible packages on offer which are each built individually to suit your wedding requirements to make your day perfect. Each package includes the following: 

  • The personal attention of our dedicated wedding team from your first visit through to the last dance
  • Room hire of the Drawing room or Sunken lawn for your ceremony, Garden Suite for your wedding breakfast and evening reception 
  • Complimentary suite for the happy couple on the night of the wedding 
  • A delicious Wivenhoe House breakfast that can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room the morning following your wedding
  • Table linen, crockery, cutlery, glassware, cake stand and cake knife
  • Dance floor 
  • Ample car parking 
  • Access to the venue and the beautifully manicured grounds for pre or post wedding photographs
  • A luxurious bedroom for the happy couple

Our simple, inclusive packages are based on the Garden Suite, Signatures and the Drawing Room.

Decide on either Brettingham, Rebow or Constable packages depending on requirements, then add the venue hire depending on the time of year or day of the week. We can also offer bespoke packages to suit most requirements.

Minimum numbers may apply, please do not hesitate to contact us for details on the individual packages that we offer. 

Our bedrooms and suites 

We have 40 bedrooms; 16 elegant and spacious rooms and suites in the meticulously restored historic house, and 24 rooms and suites with delightful views over the gardens and parkland in the contemporary garden wing. We can offer special rates.

One wedding a day promise

So that your wedding is absolutely perfect, you can be sure that our dedicated team will take care of every detail to exceed your expectations. We only hold one wedding a day, promising you the undivided attention of our professional dedicated wedding team.

For more information, we will be happy to assist: 
01206 863666 or main reception or 01206 878450 events direct line




Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Country House
  • Gardens
  • Historical


  • Classic


  • Parking
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fully Accessible
  • Outdoor Ceremony

Meet the Dream Maker

Louise, Pheobe & Lisa
Louise, Pheobe & Lisa
Wedding Co-Ordinators
Visit Website Book Appointment

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 15 reviews
Rachael Bradford
wedding on Fri, 29th of December, 2023
Had our wedding here in December was the best day we could have wished for. Phoebe our wedding planner was excellent, we could not have asked for more. Everything we asked for was achieved. The bedrooms are amazing, everyone said how lovely they were. The food was also very good. I would recommend

Read More

Wivenhoe house for a wedding or a night away it really is a lovely venue.

Review submitted on Mon, 15th of January, 2024
Elaine Dines
wedding on Wed, 1st of November, 2023
Well what a fantastic venue from start to finish, we felt like royalty.
We are an older couple and wanted something simple so with Lisa’s help decided on a cream tea for 21 guests.
She wavered the minimum number and worked out a good reasonable cost, so we booked it and deposit went down and we

Read More

went about organising our wedding.
We booked a room for two nights so I stayed a day before.
They stored our cake the day before and took everything off our hands, vases of flowers, everything.
The wedding day was amazing.
We had my grandsons as photographers they are 7 & 8 with the help of the registrar, she placed them facing the guests to get the best shots. As the boys they were 4, Lisa moved button holes etc. This was a simple wedding made special.
I had silk flowers in vases, they were placed on the table during the service and by the time we sat down they had moved to the wedding table, it all makes a difference.
Something very special, I gave a table place on a piece of A4 cardboard and as we went to enter the wedding breakfast they had made up an A3 table plan using images of the name places with butterflies and putting it in a stand. It made a difference.
A very helpful thing especially with the cost of living after the deposit is paid, you get a date for the balance to be paid by so I was paying with whatever money I had during the weeks leading up to the final payment. I managed to pay via bank transfer bits here there and everywhere. Very flexible.So after boring the pants off everyone.
The staff everyone from kitchen to house keeping (who thank you for our surprise by the way it was wonderful) were exceptional.
Professional but approachable even tolerated the boys who were good but children will be children so another big thank you to the lady with the 5 year old for keeping an eye out. The building was magnificent. Everything was spotless. The food wonderful
I’m gluten and milk intolerant and it was all catered for including breakfast.
Happy days.

Review submitted on Tue, 7th of November, 2023
Jayne Miles Mike Miles
wedding on Thu, 21st of September, 2023
Just a few words to say how very pleased we are with how the whole Wivenhoe House Hotel team ran our wedding day. Many thanks to Lisa Grantham for setting up a very efficient personalised plan for us which ran perfectly, and Vusi and Lauren at reception for whom nothing seemed too much

Read More

Hats off to Lionel and his team for their impeccable and discrete service, and to Pheobe and Gemma for all their help on the day.
We were also taken with how beautifully our bedroom and function rooms were set and the calm and efficient way the entire day flowed faultlessly.
We feel that we should also thank Camilla Legg for Jayne's hair and makeup, and Rob and Andy of Embrace Photography for integrating so well with the Wivenhoe team to make our day flow seamlessly.
Overall we and our guests enjoyed our time with you immensely and will be recommending you wholeheartedly.

Review submitted on Fri, 29th of September, 2023
Lisa Bryant
wedding on Sat, 6th of August, 2022
The Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester.
The whole experience from beginning to end was faultless.
Perfect day.
Lisa and Patrick
We had such an amazing day; the venue looked beautiful, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful and it all just came together so well. The little touches from the congratulations card in our wedding night suite or the Ops Manager taking care of Pats nerves for him - we literally couldn’t have

Read More

asked for more from anyone.

I understand on the day there were a couple of guests springing dietary requirements out of no where, something I was not aware of previously. We have received such positive feedback about how the waitresses and kitchen staff managed these awkward requests and on behalf of our guests we would like to thank them all!
Lionel as always was a true gent and made me and Patrick feel so special! He was so complimentary, catered to every need and really added a special atmosphere. On every visit I have loved bumping into him, what a wonderful man he is!

We would like to thank Gus and Aaron especially. We couldn’t have asked for two more professional and genuinely lovely guys to run our wedding day. They chatted away with us, made all our guests feel welcome and added real warmth to the proceedings. They are two shining stars and I really hope we meet them again on future visits.

And last but not least…… Louise, you have been an absolute gem from start to finish - it can’t have been easy being the third co-ordinator to work on our wedding but you managed it with ease and grace. Nothing was too much trouble, you never made me feel like I asked too many questions and you did everything with a spring in your step and a smile on your face, I applaud you! Everything went to plan on the day and I know in large that was down to your help and input.

We literally couldn’t have asked for a more special day from you all so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Review submitted on Mon, 4th of April, 2016

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£1000 - £3900


Venue Images

Current Offers

Wivenhoe House wedding offer



06 Feb 2024 - 30 Dec 2025

The Complete Wedding Package

Essex, England

We are offering a complete wedding package making you day run nice and smoothly

View full offer
Wivenhoe House
Wivenhoe House wedding offer



06 Feb 2024 - 30 Dec 2025

Late availability Summer 2024

Essex, England

We have had a cancelation on Saturday 27th July 2024 along with Saturday's in August still...

View full offer
Wivenhoe House


See if your date is available!

Fill out the form below and a representative from Wivenhoe House will be in touch

On average couples send enquiries to six venues

Your date is provisionally available

  • Before
  • After
Great! you are going to make a supplier or venue a favourite. But first you need to ...
Log in Or Create an Account