About The Rose and Crown Hotel
*** We’re delighted to once again be offering viewings of our beautiful wedding venue ***
Visit our website to download our wedding brochure and for more information
Located just a few minutes’ walk from Colchester town centre, our 14th century hotel is one of the most romantic settings that you could choose for your wedding celebrations. With history and heart in every beam, and a ‘secret garden’ for those all-important wedding day photographs.
We’re a licensed venue, giving you the convenient option of holding your ceremony and reception in the same location. Ceremonies can accommodate 30 to 80 guests and you’ll have the choice of three beautiful suites.
Wedding receptions are held in your choice of three suites for 20 to 160 guests. The largest 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.
Your wedding breakfast…
Wedding breakfasts are held in your choice of three suites, also able to accommodate 20 to 160 guests.
Your wedding breakfast will be created by our talented team of chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce where possible and catering for all dietary requirements. Our menus are just a starting point, if there’s something that you would like for your wedding breakfast then we’re very flexible.
Your wedding night…
It’s nothing but the best for the newlyweds on your wedding night – you’ll get a complimentary stay in one of our most luxurious four poster honeymoon suites.
Our hotel also offers 39 stylishly appointed bedrooms for your family and friends travelling in for the day, all at a discounted room rate.
Your wedding team…
From your first visit all the way through to your wedding day, you’ll be in the safe hands of our expert weddings team. Luckily we’ve hosted hundreds of weddings at The Rose and Crown Hotel so whilst every wedding is unique, there isn’t much that will come as a surprise to us! We’ll guide you through every aspect of your wedding and help you make the most of your special day.
You can visit our website for more information about our weddings and packages, or to book a show-around. And please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to ask us any questions. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your ideas and plans for your big day.
170 Reviews for Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Carly F. · Married on 05/05/2019
Perfect wedding day
We had the most magical wedding day. I look back with a big smile on my face. Lisa and her team were fantastic. Everything we asked for was provided. Sian worked her socks off to make everything perfect for us. The food was delicious. The service was fantastic. Karl the DJ was brilliant. Our room was decorated for us. Everything ran just as we wanted it to. I only wish I could live it all again.Sent on 31/03/2021
I think it was great value. We'd looked at several other venues but we wanted something simple, beautiful and intimate and that's exactly what we got. Not to mention we didn't want to have to pay the earth for it as whilst a very special day the costs mount up quickly. My husband to be was incredibly nervous so we wanted a small ceremony with all our nearest and dearest but I also didn't want to give up on my dream of the perfect wedding. Thankfully we managed to tick all boxes with the Rose and Crown. My only concern was at the time although a beautiful building there wasn't any greenery back drops for photographs. However we popped up to castle park just up the road which solved that problem and since our wedding in 2019 the Rose and Crown now has a small garden which will be perfect for pictures. I would recommend this venue to anyone and only 2 weeks after our wedding we were back there for a friend's wedding and another friend is getting married there this year. I can't wait to go back and for all the memories to come flooding in.
Marie · Married on 23/11/2019
We got married on the quiet in September, but wanted to have a celebration party which we booked at the Rose & Crown for November.Sent on 24/12/2019
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.
Toni · Married on 19/11/2019
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.Sent on 24/12/2019
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
For those seeking an award winning wedding venue full of history and charm along with an experienced team who will ensure your day goes to perfect plan - check out our special package offers for 2022:
Jan to Nov Mon/Tue/Wed £2999
Jan/Feb/Mar Thu/Fri/Sundays £3500
Apr to Nov Thu/Fri/Sundays £3999
(not including Bank Holiday Sundays)
Winter Wedding 27th - 30th December £3999
NEW YEAR’S EVE £4999
All of the prices above include the following:
* 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 available for an extra charge.
Here at The Rose and Crown Hotel, we know that no two weddings are the same! As well as tailoring our wedding packages to suit your individual needs, we’re delighted to be able to tailor our wedding offers too!
Member of the NHS and emergency services?
As a special thank you for the amazing work that you do, this offer is available to you for any wedding date up to 31st December 2022! Not only that, it can be combined with any other wedding offer too!
Book your wedding with us for any date between November 2020 and Dec 2022*, and choose ONE offer from the following:
* FREE chair covers for your wedding breakfast for up to 50 of your guests
* FREE accommodation and breakfast for the wedding couple in one of our Four Poster bedrooms on your wedding anniversary
* FREE accommodation in a Standard bedroom and breakfast for two of your guests on the night of your wedding.
Accommodating weddings for up to 160 guests, and with 39 hotel rooms for your guests, The Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect wedding venue in Colchester. We’re a licensed wedding venue, meaning that you can hold your ceremony and reception in the same venue.
Our team of expert wedding coordinators are here to guide you every step of the way, and will help you as much or as little as you like with all of the fine details.
* Excludes all dates in December apart from 27th-30th December. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.