A fantastic wedding service and reception
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.
Fab from start to finish
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
Words cannot begin to express .....
By Claire Buck, on 28 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018
Words can not begin to express what a wonderful wedding we had at the Rose & Crown.
Your calm organisational skills helped enormously.
What made it extra special was the friendliness and kindness of Stephan and the reception staff, along with the waiting staff.
To add not just Al & I but all our guests commented throughout the day, some saying it was the best wedding they had attended.
Claire & Al
Our wonderful wedding day
By Terri & Sean Enever, on 28 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018
Dear Lisa & Stefan & the rest of your fabulous team,
Sean & I would like to say a special thank you to you all for everything you did to make our big day truly perfect.
We both agreed that there is nothing we would've changed about the day at all! It was amazing and ran so smoothly from start to finish.
We would particularly like to commend Stefan for all his hard work, help & for coming to my rescue when there was a problem with the cake stand we'd hired from elsewhere. All of our needs were met & nothing was too much trouble at all.
The venue was just perfect & we had so many compliments about it & the food.
So a big THANK YOU! once again :)
Terri & Sean
Big Thank You
By Sandra Swan, on 03 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018
We would like to say a big thank you to all of the staff at the Rose and Crown Hotel. You made us and all of our guests feel truly special and very well looked after both before, during and after our wedding. And a big thank you to Lisa for putting up with me during all of the planning and organising. We would highly recommend the Rose and Crown Hotel as a wedding venue. Thank you so much for making our day so special!!!!
Our Wedding Experience
By Brian & Riikka, on 05 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Feb 2018
Our wedding was booked for 10th Feb. All the arrangements were dealt with by Lisa, from the day we met to the end of our wedding was simply faultless, professional, friendly, courteous, flexible and went beyond, just brilliant!!!! Our wedding experience throughout was for myself and my, now Wife, perfect. The venue is beautiful, the decoration was beautiful, we were able to add our personal touches too to the venue. The food without exaggeration was amazing, we had multiple comments from guests on the quality of the food, top restaurant standard as far as many were concerned. The staff during the wedding were courteous, polite and professional. Stefan who was orchestrating the staff during the day could not do enough for us. I’d like to pass on my personal thanks to all the staff for making an important day so perfect for us. I would recommend having a wedding at the Rose and Crown in a heartbeat. We stayed at the hotel on the Friday night too, my Wife with her friends who were decorating the venue and my friends too, some who had come from abroad. We drank in the gorgeous bar and most ate there too, again the food was of a very high standard and we plan to return to eat there again in the future. The accommodation of which there is plenty and varied is great, clean and comfortable. On my wedding night of course I stayed with the Mrs in the Bridal Suite, stunning, beautiful, comfortable, felt like we were in a different century, beautiful and very large.
Breakfast on Sunday was disorganised and we had to wait for continental items.
Amazing venue and Bridal Suite, great bar staff, general staff, food 10/10, DJ Karl 10/10, can’t wait to visit again