Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

(169 reviews) 169 5
East Street Colchester Essex CO1 2TZ
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About Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester
Essex, CO1 2TZ

Our doors maybe currently closed but we are open for your enquiry - have you had to postpone or cancel because of this crisis ? Maybe being together 24-7 has brought on a proposal, no matter the reason we are here to help you.

Why not have everything "under one roof" - we have held a civil wedding licence for over 20 years and we now have a "Secret Garden".
We know that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives, we pride ourselves on ensuring that your day will be one you will remember forever.

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

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our beautiful Secret Garden, creating the perfect backdrop for those all important photos and for your guests to relax outside.

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.

We are able to host weddings for between 10 and 140 guests and have 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

2020 & 2021 Special Offers 

  • Jan/Feb/Mar -Sunday to Thursday - £2999
  • Jan/Feb/Mar - Fri/Sat/Bank Hol Sun - £3500
  • Apr to Nov Sunday to Thursday (not inc Bank hol) - £3500
  • Winter Wedding 27th- 30th December - £3999
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE - £4500

*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

OPEN DAY Sunday 8th March 2020

• 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 (169)

Wedding Party
Venue Service

By Marie Cogan, on 24 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2019

We got married on the quiet in September, but wanted to have a celebration party which we booked at the Rose & Crown for November. Myself and my husband made the right choice in choosing the Rose & Crown, as all of the staff were extremely helpful and polite and the evening was just as we wanted it to be. The feedback from our guests was was very positive and they all enjoyed themselves. They loved the venue and the history of the Rose & Crown and the food was delicious. We enjoyed it so much, that I suggested to have our works Christmas lunch here in December and it's been booked. I cannot give any negative points about the Rose & Crown or the staff and I would certainly recommend any future brides to definitely take a look, you will not be disappointed. Thank you all.

Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Toni Wilson, on 24 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Nov 2019

My husband and I cannot fault anything during our wedding day at the Rose & Crown, Colchester. From booking our special day right through to the day itself Lisa and the whole team went above and beyond. The day itself was simply perfect! Everything ran smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. Sian was absolutely amazing and worked tirelessly the whole day. We simply cannot thank them all enough for everything they done for us, our day was truly magically in a beautiful setting. Thank you all so much Mr & Mrs Wilson

Big Thank You
Venue Service

By Mr Mrs Joseph, on 24 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

We wanted to say a big thank you to Lisa and the team at the rose and crown for helping us to have such a wonderful wedding day. Right from the start Lisa has been great at answering all of our many questions and helping us through all our deliberations! You can tell that the team are very experienced at hosting weddings as nothing was too much to ask and every detail had been considered. On the day everything went very smoothly, the rose suite looked stunning and the food was absolutely lovely. All our guests commented on the lovely food and had a wonderful time. We cannot fault the rose and crown at all. We just wish we could do it all over again! Mr and Mrs Joseph

All done in 8 weeks
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By Chris & Suz Butt, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

Lisa and the team at the Best Western Rose & Crown Hotel, Colchester were, quite simply amazing. We only had 8 weeks to plan and organise our wedding however, from the initial enquiry, right up to our wedding day, Lisa was nothing short of fantastic. She made the whole process easy and was very understanding about some of the special requirements that we had in order to cater for the particular dietary and other needs of both myself and our guests. She also made some great suggestions to improve the Reception and ensured that everything went well on the day. The staff who served us on the day, led by Toni and Johanna, were brilliant and did everything they could to make the day the success that it clearly was. Not one guest had any complaint however, everyone commented on what a great time that they’d had, the quality of the food and how helpful they’d found the staff to be. We would recommend this venue to anyone; they are at the top of their game and did everything that they possibly could to make our special day the success that it was.

We had an absolutely fabulous day
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By Vicky Plenty, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Oct 2019

We had an absolutely fabulous day. The venue is a beautiful Tudor building and it had a lovely atmosphere. The honeymoon suite was spacious and comfortable. The day was perfect and went almost without a hitch. The staff made sure the day ran smoothly. The staff were friendly and helpful and we felt perfectly at ease throughout the day. The food was also very good. I received many comments about how good the food was from guests following the meal. We had been concerned about where to take photos, however, a garden opened at the venue during the summer and was perfect for wedding shots. Lisa and her team at the Rose and Crown were wonderful and it turned out to be a perfect day. Thank you to everyone who helped make it so. We would recommend the venue to anyone looking to get married there.

Thank you for a very Special Day
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By Mr Mrs P Haselton, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

Dear Lisa and all the staff at The Rose & Crown Hotel. Thank you for a very Special Day 14/9/19 we will never forget it, everything was perfect. The weather was wonderful, photos in the Garden perfect not a single problem or complaint, never known anything to go so smoothly. Many thanks Mr & Mrs P Haselton

Thank you
Venue Service

By Crystal & Per, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2019

I first visited the venue in May. I was highly impressed by the neat and tidy environment as well as the pleasantness of the staff. Lisa talked us through the wedding and what we will need as well as the options we can have. Fast forward to the penultimate day, event room set up with guest names laid ....all set. The day! We had guests from Denmark and Iceland (Per is from Denmark). All guests had nothing but great comments about the service they received. I had access to the bride's room as early as 9 am for a 12.30 wedding. The staff all bent over backwards to help us. The food! I initially wasn't happy that we couldn't mix the selection,but hey,the food was of high quality and great standard. The gluten frees and vegetarians were well catered for. Per feels that we got more/better service than we paid for! I have no hesitation in recommending the Best Western Rose and Crown in Colchester. Crystal & Per

Making our special day extra special
Venue Service

By Peter & Julie Hooper, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2019

I can not give Lisa and her fantastic team enough praise for making our special day extra special. Everything from the Friday night when we checked in up to the Sunday morning was done with professionalism and a lovely touch of Lisa's humour. The venue itself is perfect for an all inclusive wedding package. Fantastic food and all from waiting staff to bar staff were brilliant. Huge thank you to All at the Rose and Crown. Fully recommend. If you're considering a venue for your wedding you will not get better. Thank you Pete and Julie HOOPER

Every last detail was perfect
Venue Service

By Caroline & Dave McKoy, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2019

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding the best day of our lives. It would not have been possible without you all. Every last detail was perfect and there was not 1 little hiccup!! All of our guests had a wonderful time and couldn’t praise the venue enough. It was so lovely to see it all come together so beautifully on the day – and that is all down to you guys – thank you so much again! Best wishes, Caroline and Dave (The Mckoy’s)! x”

Diamond Party
Venue Service

By Terence Woolley, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2019

Barbara and I were very pleased with the catering, the venue and the whole arrangements for our Diamond Wedding party. We wish to thank Lisa Grantham and all the staff for making the day really memorable.

Absolutely amazing
Venue Service

By Gina GearyCopper, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Aug 2019

I got married just over three weeks ago. And I had my reception at the Rose and Crown hotel was absolutely amazing and the staff is incredible. From the day I booked it a year and a half ago before my wedding Lisa was amazing going for all the details helping me with everything. And the night before my wedding the staff were Incredible they helped me so much get things how I wanted it. And on the day of our wedding it went so smoothly the staff were Great greeting our guests, the meal was absolutely beautiful. And the buffet was so lovely too. So if you are looking for a venue for your wedding I really wouldn’t look any further than the Rose and Crown they are absolutely amazing the teamwork is just brilliant and I couldn’t fault anything so I’m so happy we made the decision to have our wedding reception there.

The Rose & Crown the perfect place for our wedding
Venue Service

By Rachel Harrison, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

The Rose and Crown was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Beautiful and historic with plenty of room for large weddings. Incredibly reasonably priced for all that you get. The staff accommodated all our requests and managed both problems that arose beforehand, like complicated dietary requirements and on the day, like our band being stuck in traffic, with ease. We received so many compliments on the food. Lisa and the team do a wonderful job of making everything run so smoothly they are a calm presence on what could be a stressful day. The bridal suite is gorgeous and feels very far away from the rest of the hotel. They even managed to deal with a guest having lost their keys in the morning!

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