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University of Essex
Gwen Rowley
01206 872358
General Information
The University is an ideal base for exploring Colchester (Britain's oldest recorded town) with its five museums, excellent shopping and the beautiful countryside of north Essex and south Suffolk made famous by Constable and Gainsborough. The local area also offers a mixture of seaside resorts, countryside and picturesque towns and villages.
Location & Access
On the outskirts of Colchester, the University is within easy reach of London by road and rail. By road via the A12 from London and the South, take the exit for Colchester Central or from Ipswich and the north, take the exit marked Colchester. The University is off the A133 to Clacton.
Group Accommodation
From July - September, group accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms with en-suite showers. Flats range from 4 to 14 bedrooms with a ratio of four/six per kitchen. Subject to availability, we offer some purpose built bedrooms for guests with disabilities. Many catering packages can be provided from B&B; to full board. The Wivenhoe House Hotel offers 3 star accommodation all year with 45 en-suite bedrooms, a superb restaurant and meeting rooms for up to 60 delegates.
Meetings (Vacation-Time)
On the outskirts of Colchester, the University of Essex and Wivenhoe House Hotel are within easy access of London, East Anglia and Stansted airport. The University has meeting rooms for 15 - 84 and tiered lecture theatres from 84 - 1000. Non-residential events are welcome all year with over 1000 single en-suite bedrooms available July - September. Wivenhoe House Hotel offers 3 star accommodation year round, making the University of Essex campus the ideal venue.
Short Breaks
Set in scenic parkland, our 3 star Wivenhoe House Hotel is the ideal venue for a short break holiday. Within easy reach of the East Anglian countryside with its outstanding coastline and wide open skies, historic Wivenhoe House offers comfort in elegant surroundings. For more information, please use the contact details above.
Meetings (Any-Time)
The University offers any-time facilities at its Wivenhoe House Hotel, with a wide selection of meeting rooms, for 6-60 delegates in the hotel and up to 100 delegates during the summer months in the luxury marquee. 45 en-suite bedrooms are available for residential conferences and an excellent restaurant can cater for all.
Vacation Dates
2007 Summer 14 July - 15 September
2007 Christmas See any-time facilities
2008 Easter See any-time facilities
2008 Summer 12 July - 20 September
2008 Christmas See any-time facilities
Facilities Any-time Vacation-time
Meeting Capacity 1000 1000
Dining Seated 110 160
Dining Buffet 400 400
En-suite Beds 45 1040
Standard Beds 0 600
Rates (inc VAT) from Any-time Vacation-time
Day Delegate Rate 40.00 35.00
24 Hour Rate 136.50 105.75
Groups (B&B; Rate) 36.25 41.50
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