Wivenhoe House

(12 reviews) 12 5
Wivenhoe Park Colchester Essex CO4 3SQ
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About Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
Essex, CO4 3SQ

Weddings at Wivenhoe House

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 breath-taking grounds, so you can wed surrounded by nature and tranquillity.

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.

Wedding Offers

We have some fantastic offers and packages available to help create your dream day…

Winter wedding offer

  • All-inclusive winter weddings from just £5,999* (based on 55 guests) - Available for weddings held between November and March

Twilight Package

  • Ceremony and reception from £3,500*

*selected dates only

Example wedding packages from £69.95pp

(this is an example package only. There are several other packages are available. Alternatively, we can create a bespoke package to suit your budget and style.)

This package includes;

  • Hire of the Garden Suite for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception
  • Three-course wedding breakfast from our ‘create-your-own’ menus, including tea, coffee nd petit fours
  • Choice of six items from the evening finger buffet selection, or evening Cheeseboard
  • Personal attention of our wedding team throughout
  • Bucks Fizz or Pimms for the drinks reception
  • Prosecco for your toast
  • Access to the venue for pre or post wedding photos
  • White linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware and cake knife
  • Suite for the newlyweds, followed by breakfast the following morning
  • Guaranteed rates for your guests’ accommodation

 For more information, we will be happy to assist, please call 01206 863666 or email events@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

• Romantic Grade II listed Country House Hotel • Beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding spaces for up to 130 day guests and 250 evening • One wedding a day promise with support from a dedicated wedding planner • 40 luxury bedrooms with a choice of unique Suites • Wide variety of delicious menus created by our in-house Chef • Great location on the outskirts of Colchester with train and road links

Facilities at Wivenhoe House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Wivenhoe House Reviews (12)

Perfect day
Venue Service

By Jade and Robin, on 15 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2017

My husband and I got married here on the 30th June. We honestly couldn't have picked a better venue. We first visited this venue on a wedding open evening that they had, and it was incredibly busy. Yet, there was a member of staff on hand that could help and attend any questions/queries that we had. I'd spent a year planning our wedding, mainly with Katie Ballard. Her help and knowledge of wedding planning really was second to none. I'd never planned a wedding before so all of her help and guidance was very much appreciated. I had many visits to WHH throughout the year and each member of staff honestly couldn't do more for you. We did a menu tasting for our wedding day and was assisted by Ellie in the Brasserie. Her knowledge on all of the food options available was very impressive. The food was outstanding, we had 3 courses and 4 different dishes and each one was cooked and served to perfection. It's safe to say that Our wedding day was more than I could ever had imagined. It truly was perfect in every way and ran incredibly smoothly. Our guests also found the staff to be incredibly helpful and attentive, as they were helped with luggage, and allowing a few guests into their rooms a little earlier. I honestly couldn't recommend this venue enough. The house and grounds are breathtaking. And the staff are truly what make it the most wonderful, memorable experience.

Wedding Reception
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By Jackie and Terry, on 15 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Jun 2017

Thank you so much for all your help in arranging our beautiful wedding reception. Everybody loved the day and we’re very impressed with your staff. They were attentive and approachable. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wivenhoe House to friends and family. We couldn’t be happier. The food was beautiful. We wish you all the best and thank you for all your patience. Hope to see you all again in the future.

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By Karen Wilson, on 26 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2016

We booked Wivenhoe house bout a year before the wedding, we had amazing service from start to finish! Louise was responsive to all emails and incredibly helpful in sorting out all of the final details. The day ran incredibly smoothly, all of the staff were fantastic.

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By Lisa Drinkwater, on 01 Feb 2016

Ian and I would like to thank you and all the staff for making our day a fairy tale come true. It was an amazing day and everything was fantastic. Wivenhoe House is the most Beautiful place anyone could ever dream of and everyone worked so hard to make our day truly the best day of our lives.

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By Lisa, on 01 Feb 2016

Thank you for your kind comments we had an amazing day ... As I keep telling people best day ever ! I would like to say thank you to the staff on the day especially yourself and the operational manager who I must say was phenomenal with a can do attitude that nothing we asked was to much trouble .

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By Debra, on 01 Feb 2016

We had the most amazing day, from start to finish. Your staff are simply some of the best I have come across in all the years I've been staying at hotels. The brasserie for lunch when we arrived, drinks in the evening with my cousins, breakfast on Saturday morning, all the wedding set up and beyond - all the staff were just fabulous. Friendly, helpful and welcoming. The stand-outs for me personally were the young lady who helped Irene and myself before you arrived - I can't remember her name but she's from the North East with dark hair. She was also around on Sunday morning. I did make a point of thanking her but please let your management staff know how much I appreciated her calmness and "can do" attitude. The other person worth a specific mention is Lionel. He was just fabulous, very calm, organised and practical with a great sense of humour. We couldn't have asked for better.

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By Tim Higgs, on 01 Feb 2016

A big thank you from myself and Paul. We had such a wonderful day, so a big thank you for being so attentive and looking after us on the day, you were brilliant!!! it all went off without a single hitch and everyone has commented on how beautiful the venue was, the staff being so friendly, kind, attentive and professional and also the food, which was excellent. We were thrilled with everything! Many many thanks again! We can’t be more pleased!

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By Jasmine Hill, on 01 Feb 2016

Thank you to you and your team for making our wedding day go so smoothly – we were really impressed by the professional attentiveness of the staff involved on the day, and of course all the hard work you put in on the run up. We both had a lovely day

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By Karen Mack, on 21 Nov 2014

We wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding and were not sure we could find the perfect venue. We decided to look at Wivenhoe House as my husband attended Uni here and I grew up in a nearby village. The staff were amazing, very helpful with all the planning and communication was excellent. We were able to get everything we wanted to the venue early. Also we were able to arrange a pre visit with our photographer who came from out of the area. We were able to show him our room and all hotel areas which helped him get ideas for some amazing photos. We stayed the night before, our suite was palatial. On the day, guests arrived as did hair/make up/photographer and everyone was escorted to the right place at the right time. The ceremony, drinks reception and meal were equally seamless and the food was amazing. Again the service was fantastic. Many of us stayed overnight. We like to think we are well traveled and have experienced all different grades of hotels and venues. Everyone commented on the hotel and said, "what a great find". I'm sure we all think our wedding day was perfect. Ours was too with thanks to the staff and the setting at Wivenhoe House. I would really recommend the venue, it was stunning.

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By Samantha Church, on 21 Nov 2014

Perfect day at Wivenhoe House, Colchester, Essex From the moment we made our first enquiry we knew that Wivenhoe House was going to make our wedding dreams a reality. We felt completely in safe hands by the team of wedding experts who actively listened to what we wanted for our special day and were able to offer us a bespoke package that surpassed even our high expectations of a venue. From organising hotel rooms, creating our own wedding breakfast menu and wine list, through to providing a stage for the band playing at our reception, the staff couldn't do enough to accommodate our wishes. Wivenhoe House is just stunning with its stylish decor and furnishings, alongside beautiful gardens and landscapes which made such a contrast in photography opportunities. When flicking through our wedding photos people always comment on how beautiful the hotel and grounds are at Wivenhoe House. Our family and friends continually say how much they enjoyed our perfect day, and how bowled over they were with the welcome and service they received from the staff throughout the entire day. In fact, one of my friends has booked Wivenhoe House for her forthcoming wedding, and my husband and I can't wait for our wedding anniversary as we've booked a weekend break at the hotel to celebrate. A big thank you to Wivenhoe House and all its fantastic staff for making the best day of my life a reality. I'd recommend the hotel in a heart beat for your special day.

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By Sam Smith, on 21 Nov 2014

Wivenhoe House delivered everything that we could have hoped for on our wedding day. The amazing house and grounds with the 5* luxury and dedicated staff worthy of a top London boutique hotel and the food was an absolute delight! We will definitely be visiting this hotel again.

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By Michaela Salvarison, on 21 Nov 2014

My husband and I got married at Wivenhoe House on 5th July 2014 and we had an amazing day. I would thoroughly recommend Wivenhoe House as a wedding venue as all the staff were so helpful and went out of their way to make sure that everyone was having a great time. Charley and her events team were always available to assist when we were planning our big day too. The venue is so beautiful and the accommodation with all the different sponsored suites is fantastic. We had a lovely meal on the day and were able to attend a food tasting session beforehand to decide on our food choices. The wedding buffet in the evening seemed to be an endless supply to keep all of our guests well fed! This venue has it all, and is in such a beautiful setting with great photo opportunities in the gardens and by the lake. You would have an amazing wedding day here. Michaela & Alex Salvaris

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