Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

(156 reviews) 156 5
East Street Colchester Essex CO1 2TZ
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About Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester
Essex, CO1 2TZ

OPEN DAY Sunday 7th April 2019 11am-2pm

An award winning, beautifully romantic and historic venue, the Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding. With a dedicated, experienced team of professionals on hand throughout, your dream day will become a reality and a memorable event for both you and your guests.

The combination of thought, care and quality is the hallmark of a Rose and Crown wedding. With such attention and precision going into every detail, every wedding is planned to perfection. The hotel can offer tailor-made menus, a carefully designed wine list, beautiful fresh flowers, immaculate table linen and so much more.

The hotel can host weddings with between 10 and 140 guests and has 39 beautiful bedrooms on site. At the Rose and Crown Hotel, we are proud to have been licensed for civil ceremonies for over 20 years, meaning we understand how to host a whole day of wedding celebrations.

When your special day draws to an end, enjoy our romantic four-poster suite with a full English Breakfast as a gift from us on your wedding night.

Two minutes from the Central Train Station - Ceremony - wedding breakfast - evening reception - Children under 3 free - Children 3-10 - 50% off

2019 Special Offers 

  • Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr -Sunday to Thursday - £2999
  • Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr - Fridays - £2999
  • Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr- Saturdays - £3400
  • May to Nov Sunday to Thursday (not inc Bank hol) - £2999
  • All Saturdays (except 30th Nov, 7th, 14t, 21st Dec)- £3600
  • May to Nov Friday & Bank Hol Sundays - £3500
  • Winter Wedding 27th- 30thDecember - £3600

*60 day guests 

* Hire of civil ceremony room

* One welcome drink per person

* Three course wedding breakfast

* Two glasses of house wine person

* One glass of sparkling wine per person for toast

* Evening buffet for 80 guests

* DJ & Disco until midnight

* Room Hire & VAT

* Four poster suite with breakfast 

* Use of red carpet and silver cake stand and knife.

Based on our Standard Package, upgrades are available for an additional charge

• Award-winning venue for a romantic wedding • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies since 1996 • Wedding packages available: Standard, Premier and Deluxe • Discounted accommodation for guests available • Christmas Weddings • Free parking

Facilities at Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Large Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel Reviews (156)

Lovely Day
Venue Service

By Lynne Ladbrook, on 16 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2018

Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for all you have done for Phil and myself to make our wedding a lovely day. Its very much appreciated. Love from Phil & Lynne

Wedding Anniversary
Venue Service

By Jasmin, on 16 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 2018

We had a most wonderful time. Thanks to Rose & Crown for arranging it for us. The food and service was great. 110 %. Thank you Lisa and Sharn, and all the staff.

From Gretna Green to Rose & Crown
Venue Service

By Nicci McFarlane, on 16 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

We married in Gretna Green, Scotland on 14th September 2018, and booked our Reception on 20th October in The Rose and Crown Colchester. Right from the moment we booked Lisa was amazing and always there to answer any questions. On the day all the staff were so helpful we even managed to check in our room at midday. Sian the wedding planner on the day was also lovely and couldn’t do enough to make sure we was ok and everything was fine. Thank you so much all of you at The Rose and Crown you was all amazing. Thank you Mr&Mrs McFarlane x

A fantastic wedding service and reception
Venue Service

By Ann F, on 24 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2018

We have just arrived home after my son's wedding at this hotel. I cannot fault it at all. Everything went to plan, the rooms were beautifully arranged, the staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was very good, both the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet. Would recommend this without a doubt.

Absolutely Brilliant
Venue Service

By Martin Francis, on 16 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

Absolutely brilliant,can’t recommend this hotel enough for a wedding. We married here in September and it was everything we wanted it to be. From start to finish the hotel were professional and handled the preparation and lead up to the big day with ease and installed confidence in us that our day would be perfect and it was. Food was excellent DJ was superb and staff couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. Rooms were of good standard and very reasonably priced. Special mention to Lisa who handled our wedding from start to finish.

Fab from start to finish
Venue Service

By Lauren Powell, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2018

We cannot thank the Rose and Crown Colchester enough for everything they did for us. Nothing was a problem for them and they were so helpful from the moment we booked till the day after we left. The lady who made our cake even commented on how amazing they were, she was setting up the cake as they were setting up the room and noticed how much they made a point of making it exactly how we wanted it. The food was absolutely delicious and not one person didn't enjoy the food it was amazing. Again thank you so much to Lisa, Stefan and the rest of the team who made the day perfect. We couldn't recommend them all enough.

Such a wonderful Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Colin Smith, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff of the Rose & Crown Hotel, for all of their assistance in helping us have such a wonderful Wedding Day. The venue was so professionally adorned, the assistance to the service preparation was excellent and the staff involved were so professional and helpful to not just the bride and groom but to all the guest, during the meal the waiting on staff worked hard, and were always on hand to please. During our evening celebrations the bar staff served the drinks so effectively, the DJ always kept the guests entertained. Food for the main meal and the evening buffet was excellently prepared, served and laid out. Again thank you all for making our day so special

I would recommend this hotel to everyone
Venue Service

By Mrs CaseyWyatt, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

All the staff of the hotel was excellent especially Lisa and Steffen they were attentive and professional in all they did and nothing was too much trouble. The wedding was in fact on Sat 11 August. My wife and I would recommend this hotel to everyone

Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Suzannah & Steve Stone, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

The Rose and Crown provided us with the most perfect day possible. We were so lucky with the weather ... it was extremely hot...and the staff went out of their way to ensure that our guests were comfortable and had enough to drink. As the bride, I felt very special all day and there was nothing that the hotel would not do for me. In all, it was our perfect day. Lisa was so helpful and friendly throughout the whole process of planning towards the wedding and we were particularly impressed with her enthusiasm for our ‘ Lambeth walk’, even though our guests were less enthusiastic, we still had a good go at the song and dance. Our photographer captured some wonderful photos of the Lambeth walk. We enjoyed the arch of brooms and metre rulers and the confetti throwing that spiralled in the wind making excellent photos. My father was very well cared for, as was my aunt, both elderly and struggling with poor health they were constantly being cared for and the hotel went above and beyond to ensure their comfort. With our theme being, the rose and Crown, it couldn’t have been better. My new husband is called Steven which means Crown, and he always calls me his English Rose. Our top table was suitably called the Rose and Crown and our cake was a castle saying. ... and they lived happily ever after. Being a more mature bride and groom, we did feel the heat, and the hotel allowed us to bring our own fans. We would particularly like to mention Stephan who was excellent in his attention and support of our guests and ensuring the day ran smoothly from start to finish. A wonderful day overall, thank you so much.

Wonderful staff and hotel
Venue Service

By Sirley Ward, on 24 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 May 2018

I stayed at the Rose and Crown the night before my wedding and my wedding night. The staff were so helpful on the day of the Wedding. When my husband and I got back to the room the staff had decorated our bed with Red rose petals and gave us a complimentary bottle of Champagne. The receptionist took me out to the bridal car under her umbrella as it was raining. The hotel itself is wonderful. Very old but my room had every facility. Its steeped in history. I will definitely stay there again and look forward to doing so,

We love the Rose and Crown!
Venue Service

By Caroline & Jason Page, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

We love the Rose and Crown! We chose the Rose and Crown to have our whole wedding day, and it was truly the best decision we made for our wedding day! Lisa and the team were helpful from the start, and nothing was too much trouble! We had an amazing day from start to finish! Everyone complimented that the food was great, especially the lamb shank that we had as our main. The venue is beautiful and the staff are lovely, couldn’t have asked for a better place to get married. We would definitely recommend to anyone considering to get married here! Thank you so much, Caroline and Jason Page

Best day of my life
Venue Service

By Claire Lynch, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

The best day of my life and many guests said the best wedding they had ever been to. The historic venue is a fabulous backdrop for any wedding. We chose April because it was such a cost effective deal and it didnt matter that there was no outside space, other than the car park because in April the weather would not be great so everyone would be inside. The sun shone and it was 18 degrees lol. Lisa the wedding planner will guide you expertly through your choices and on the day is very calm and reassuring. In addition the staff from Stephan the barman and the reception staff to the waiting staff were all so friendly and helpful. It was not just the bride and groom who said this a large number of the guests made a point of saying it. I loved the old bedrooms and the bridal suite is fabulous. People enjoyed the food. And the recommended DJ Buzby had the party in full swing. It went so fast I want to do it all again.

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