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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Located close to Colchester town centre in Essex, The Rose and Crown Hotel is a 14th-century hotel available for your wedding celebrations. The venue boasts one of the most romantic settings possible for your special day. With history and heart weaving through every beam, this venue is sure to provide you with an incredible atmosphere and beautiful photography backdrops.

Facilities and Capacity

The Rose and Crown Hotel is a licensed venue, giving you the option of holding your ceremony and reception in the same space. Ceremonies can accommodate up to 100 guests, and you have the choice of three beautiful suites.

Wedding receptions can accommodate up to 160 loved ones. The largest room is The Rose Suite, which has its own private entrance, private bar and a large dance floor for you and your guests to dance the night away. The venue offers nothing but the best for the wedding couple, offering you and your partner a complimentary stay in one of the luxurious four-poster honeymoon suites. The hotel also offers 39 stylishly appointed bedrooms so friends and family travelling from afar can enjoy a relaxing stay for a discounted rate.

Services Offered

From your first visit to your wedding day, you'll be in the safe hands of their wedding team, who have hosted hundreds of weddings. The team will guide you through every aspect of your wedding and help you make the most of your special day. Your wedding breakfast is created by the venue's talented team of chefs using fresh and locally sourced produce where possible and catering for all dietary requirements. The menus are just a starting point, they can be flexible to include other dishes at your request.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
In the city
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
195 reviews
100% recommend it
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Elton R. Sent on 16/05/2024
3.2 out of 5 rating

Overall ok but under staffed

After booking our wedding over 2 years ago we arrived to find the best man and groomsman's room not available this was arranged over two years in advance
Food service was very slow we were still eating when evening guests arrived and had to rush our meal
Massive queue and wait time at the bar as there wasn't enough staff
The DJ did not play the songs we had listed for the evening

We feel let down slightly on the day
Beth Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams.

We recently got married at the Rose and Crown and had the best evening! We chose to do a twilight wedding and it was just perfect, so laid back and relaxed - just what we wanted for our special day. Everything ran smoothly.
The canapés and buffet were brilliant. Service was great, the bar staff were kept very busy indeed but did such a good job, waitors all professional and friendly. The bridal suite is beautiful. Excellent value for money all round.
Had great communications with Sian the weddings manager, even a last minute dietary requirement which they dealt with and catered for! I would recommend this venue to anyone, it's beautiful - especially this time of year with the Christmas decorations up.
Also would recommend using their resident DJ (Brian Abbott) he got the disco spot on all night, kept everyone dancing.
A night we will always remember so thank you!
Kerry B. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Twilight Wedding

We booked our Twilight with only 4 months to prepare. Our day was perfect it couldn’t have gone any better. The hotel looked beautiful and Sian was so helpful, the Buffet was amazing and all of our guests said how tasty the food was!!! The hotel rooms were lovely and clean. Everything we wanted and needed for our special day ,,
Sarah Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating


We had our wedding here and from start to finish it was amazing.The staff are fantastic and go out of there way to help you.Sian was brilliant making sure everything was perfect for us.The buffet food was amazing the pie selection and honey glazed sausages are still spoke about now and the breakfast was 10/10
I would definitely recommend the rose and crown we Thankyou all from the bottom of heart for our amazing day to remember
Sarah and jess harris
Trudie W. Sent on 23/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

We cannot recommend The Rose & Crown highly enough for a wedding!
The planning was so easy and they were so happy to accommodate everything we wanted, the food, timings, decorations, music, everything! And the price compared to other venues was outstanding.
The professionalism of the staff on the day was incredible. Everything ran so smoothly and all our of guests commented on how polite, friendly and accommodating the staff were.
We truly could not have asked for a better day, it was our dream come true from start to finish and we can't thank them enough.
Lina Jeffries
Lina J. Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service

We had our wedding at the rose and crown on the 22nd of June
I cannot thank Sian and Sue for organising the wedding and all the staff
We could not wish for a better day the food was fantastic and the organisation was so professional
All our guests said how great the service was
And had a fantastic time
I highly recommended this venue

Mr and Mrs Simon & Lina Jeffries
Suzie B. Sent on 25/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Rose and Crown, fantastic venue

Absolutely fantastic from the start of our wedding to the end, Sue is just amazing, nothing is too much trouble. Communication is fabulous and no question is stupid. Sue made the planning of our wedding so easy, we were able to talk through options, Sue gave advice but always kept in mind what our vision was.
The venue is beautiful and amazing value. Would totally recommend attending the open days. The Rose and Crown is a perfect venue for a beautiful wedding. We would not hesitate to recommend Sue Brown and her team. Our wedding was perfect and this is largely down to Sue.
Photos copyright Jessica Moore 2023
Pauline H. Sent on 07/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

perfect day

we woud like to say a big thank you to the staff of the Rose and Crown.Sue and her team were fantastic from the first meeting untill the end of our special day. we married at the end of December having a wonderul christmas wedding. Our guests all commented on the fantastic venue friendly and attentive staff and fabulous food which just kept on coming.We can't recommend the Rose and Crown enough and want to thank you all for makeing our day perfect.
James and Pauline
Darren E. Sent on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our big gay wedding (on a small scale)

From the first meeting with Sue, our wedding coordinator, to the wedding itself everything ran smoothly and made our special day exceptional. Sue and the team were helpful and friendly with a can do attitude.
The venue was stunning with beautiful decor,which added to the day. Our wedding package was tweaked due to the numbers of guests without a quibble.
The venue and team are highly recommended by both of us and looking back we wouldnt change a thing.
Stacey S. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!!

Our day was amazing from start to finish!! The best decision was to have our wedding at this gorgeous and amazing venue with such character and elegance. Sian at the rose and crown helped us create our dream day and she was so professional, friendly, attentive and just brilliant with everything, together with all her staff made our day the most perfect day that we will never forget!!!! I could not recommend enough!!! The venue and the staff here were amazing!!! Sian (manager) especially went above and beyond to make our wedding the best!!, and also Tatiana (reception manager) for being so helpful and attentive to all our guests staying in the hotel, not forgetting the chef and all the waiting staff, the food and beverages was to a great standard!!’ so to sum up this hotel and staff were simply the best!!! So thank you and hopefully see you next year for our anniversary x
Sam D. Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day

We had our wedding here back in August the staff couldn't do enough to help they were very friendly, and the venue is amazing I would highly recommend it ❤ x
Jodie H. Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

5 stars everytime ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cannot recommend this place enough. We got married here in august. It ran like clockwork. Sue and Beth couldn’t do enough for our guests and I honestly felt like royalty. Superb hospitality and the best day ever. Our guests still talk about it. Book! You won’t regret it ❤️ also book Props Party Booths and KMS Hire - Weddings, Birthdays & Events outstanding!
Stacey Sent on 29/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever

We had the most amazing day, everything run so smoothly and they knew my wedding plan and day plan better than ourselves.

Everything was fantastic, food was exceptional, evening buffet great and you most definitely get your monies worth.

Thank you Again Rose & crown for making our day so very special.

Stacey & Paul
Mr Stephen G. Sent on 19/04/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Very good value for money

From start to finish our contact with the venue was 1st class. Nothing was to much trouble, the wedding breakfast, and canopies were delicious, and our wedding day went off without a hitch. Thanks to all
Katherine E. Sent on 16/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 16th March 2024

Sian and the team at the Rose and Crown hotel were truly amazing at helping making our wedding day outstanding. Sian and the staff are well organised, friendly, creative and professional. The venue was wonderfully decorated, the ceremony was spectacular, the wedding breakfast was extremely delicious and the evening was extraordinary. We are truly grateful for everyone working at the Rose and Crown who worked so hard to make it the wedding of our dreams.
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Jamie & Saffron
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