Fri 8 Dec 23
Wivenhoe House Hotel was named Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year at the prestigious Essex Wedding Awards.
Celebrating the success of Essex based businesses in the wedding industry, the awards were held this year at Chelmsford Racecourse. Wivenhoe House Hotel, which is based at our Colchester Campus, was nominated in five categories.
Oliver Brown, General Manager at Wivenhoe House Hotel, said: “I am delighted that we have been recognised as Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year at the Essex Wedding Awards 2024. Weddings at Wivenhoe House are very special and to deliver on expectations continuously, it takes a huge team effort, and we have a fabulous team to do that. From the moment the co-ordinator receives the enquiry to the arrival on the day, the meal and the first dance, no detail is left. Thank you to those who voted for us at Wivenhoe House Hotel.”
Wivenhoe House is proud to work in partnership with the prestigious Edge Hotel School, where the motto ‘learn by doing’ lies at the centre of its teaching programme. Undergraduates at the School spend a large majority of their course gaining practical experience by shadowing the team of hospitality professionals at the hotel.
Wivenhoe House Hotel, an 18th century country house hotel boasts 40 bedrooms, the Park Brasserie restaurant and event spaces. The gazebo is located on the Sunken Lawn and is perfect for both intimate and large summer ceremonies or drinks receptions. From the gazebo guests can enjoy views of the historic parkland and the magnificent cork oak trees brought back to the Wivenhoe Park Estate by General Rebow over 200 years ago.
The Drawing room and Signatures room in the main house are traditionally used for the wedding ceremonies or intimate breakfast. With large bay windows offering spectacular views over the parkland, the historic rooms have an impressive fireplace and period features. The contemporary Garden Suite is made up of three rooms with removable partition walls and boasts a private bar, dancefloor and private courtyard accommodating up to 120 guests.