Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

(133 reviews) 133 5
East Street Colchester Essex CO1 2TZ
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About Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester
Essex, CO1 2TZ

A beautifully romantic and historic venue, the Best Western 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 to detail 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. At the Best Western 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 as a present from us on your wedding night.

2018 Special Offers

Jan/Feb/Mar Sunday to Thursday                                  £2999

 Jan/Feb/Mar Saturdays                                                          £3900

 Jan/Feb/Mar Fridays                                                             £3500

Apr to Nov Friday & Bank Holiday Sundays                      £3900 sale price £3500

Apr to Nov Sunday to Thursday                                        £3500 sale price £2999

 Apr to Nov Saturdays (last minute addition)                      £3900

Winter Wedding 27th- 30thDecember                                      £3900 sale price £3500

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2018                                                      £4999 sale price £4500

Wedding package is based on 60 day guests to include: three-course meal, arrival drink, two glasses of wine with a meal, sparkling wine for toast, ceremony room, overnight B&B for newlyweds, disco and 80 evening buffet.

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• Special Offers from £2999 - 60 day and 80 evening guests • 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
Small Hotel
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 Location

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel, East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TZ

East Street Colchester Essex CO1 2TZ
01206 866677
133 5

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel Reviews (133)

Our Wedding Experience
Venue Service

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

Beautiful Hotel
Venue Service

By Alison Forbes, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Dec 2017

We held our wedding here in Dec 17 and the hotel and staff were fantastic especially the wedding team who couldn't do enough for us. The hotel is really beautiful with good facilities and parking. The pub / restaurant does lovely home cooked food and catered for our wedding with a 3 course meal incl a roast turkey dinner. They also dealt easily with my dairy intolerance both at the wedding and previously when we had dinner in the pub on a visit. The rooms in the main building are especially beautiful and although look very traditional they have all the mod cons needed. Would recommend the hotel, the bar and both for a wedding venue :-)

Thank you so much for making our day special
Venue Service

By Stacy and David McLoughlin, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Nov 2017

Thank you so much for making our day special. A big thank you to all the staff for their hard work especially the chef, the food was lovely. Everyone made us and our guests welcome. Our room was lovely. The whole day was perfect. We would both recommend the Rose and Crown to anyone who is thinking of getting married. Many thanks again Stacy and David McLoughlin

Fantastic Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Sharon, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2017

We had a fantastic wedding day at the Rose & Crown recently. Lisa made sure our day was everything we hoped for. Stephan and his team were superb on the day, attentive without being intrusive and couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. Food was amazing. The day really couldn’t have gone any better. I would highly recommend this wedding venue. Many thanks, Mr & Mrs Everett ????

Extra Special
Venue Service

By Sue Fisher, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Sep 2017

We have just celebrated our wedding and reception at the Rose & Crown and couldn't have picked a better venue. Lisa the wedding organiser was wonderful she took all the worry and concerns away from us and was always on the end of the phone which was reassurring, she even pinned on the button holds for our guests as they arrived!!! Everyone commented on the feel of the Rose & Crown and the food was amazing and staff were 100% and nothing was too much trouble, we can't praise them enough. Thank you all for making our day extra special.

Planned in 9 weeks
Venue Service

By Chris Wheeler, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2017

The Rose and Crown was absolutely superb from start to finish. Lisa helped us plan a wedding in 9 weeks!! So supportive through all our phone calls with all sorts of questions. The rooms are beautiful and all staff so friendly and cant do enough for you. Very reasonable in price and would recommend to anyone. Food was superb and they even brought out 2nds for the odd person who wanted more food. Although there is more than enough already. If we were to do it again we wouldnt change a thing.

Amazing Job
Venue Service

By Chris & Nikita Cooper, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2017

Dear Lisa & Team, Thank you for such a wonderful day, everyone did an amazing job helping us out. We appreciate the fact it went so smoothly and every single person from you to the waiting and bar staff were brilliant ! Thank you once again.

Most wonderful time
Venue Service

By Jan & Vince Plumb, on 08 May 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Apr 2017

We had the most wonderful time on our wedding day, 30th April 2017, at this lovely venue which is so full of charm and character. When we started planning and looking for a suitable venue we found the Rose and Crown website and didn't look any further after that. It looked perfect and when we first walked in to have a look it didn't disappoint and we knew we had found the perfect place for our special day. We then went back to book the day and met Lisa, the wedding coordinator. She was very efficient explaining all we needed to know and put us completely at ease. On the day, the team were marvellous. Very attentive and making sure we and all our guests were happy. The food was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. We had nothing but good comments from our guests who thought it was such a lovely venue to hold a wedding. Most of them stayed and said how comfortable the rooms were. We would not hesitate to recommend the Rose and Crown to anybody searching for the perfect venue.

Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Chris & Abi Porter, on 08 May 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2017

Review of Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart by Chris & Abi Porter on Mon, 8th May, 2017 Wedding Day, We had our Wedding at this hotel. Absolutely brilliant location and the staff were unbelievable, made us feel special on our big day. A massive thanks to Lisa who helped us for nearly 2 years of preparation.

So glad we got married at the Rose & Crown
Venue Service

By Dawn & Roland Hunt, on 08 May 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Apr 2017

Roland and I are so glad we got married at The Rose and Crown Hotel on April 23rd 2017. From the start of enquiring about holding our wedding and reception there, we were impressed with how welcoming and helpful all the staff were. The surroundings and atmosphere made having the Ceremony here feel special and intimate. The Packages on offer are excellent value and the information sent to us was most useful. The staff all did their best to help in making the day live up to our expectations. The planning for the ceremony ran smoothly (Thank you Lisa) after this we had our photographer take photos in various places. The Wedding breakfast was delicious (Thank you Chefs) and the staff who served were so friendly and efficient. (Thank you Steffan and Co) After the meal they miraculously cleared the tables and set up ready for the evening in no time. The disco was really good and most of our guests spent the evening dancing. We also hired a photo booth which went down very well with our guests of all ages, plus we get to keep a photo of everyone to add to our memory box. The Bridal Suite was a perfect end to a wonderful day. Our guests have all commented on what a fantastic day it was. Those who booked to stay overnight all said how comfortable their rooms were. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone at The Rose and Crown Hotel for making our day so special and memorable.

Outstanding Value For Money
Venue Service

By Gary Barnes, on 26 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Apr 2017

We attended my daughter's wedding in October 16 & were so impressed we booked our own wedding without hesitation. Why? Lisa, Wedding Planner, has been there for 17+ years and very quickly & confidently answers every question. The hotel has bags of character and a warm, friendly atmosphere, so the whole thing has a good vibe from the off. You can have the ceremony there so no-one has to drive from one place to another during the day. The rooms are cosy and comfortable and the discount for wedding guests is great for family and friends. The bridal suite has a four-poster and is spacious but cosy. There is a good amount of parking at the hotel. The hotel is very attractive in the photos but there is also a pretty park a five minute walk away if you want some trees. The food is great and the chef accommodating, the kitchen team do a great job to a high standard. My vegan nephew was so relieved he didn't get stuffed peppers! We booked the disco recommended by the hotel, DJ Buzby, who was great: friendly, professional and very good at his job. The people, oh the people. Managers & staff at the Rose and Crown are what makes your day so special. Lisa, Stefan and their teams are so friendly, helpful, accommodating, polite, respectful and efficient it is difficult to quantify. They are there when you want them but not in your face. They like to say yes and when you ask for something they do it fast. In short, they have the 'want to', they know all about customer care and work very hard to provide it. Outstanding value for money.

Thank you for such a Wonderful Day
Venue Service

By Nikita & Chris Cooper, on 18 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2017

To Lisa, Thank you for such a wonderful day, everyone did an amazing job helping us out. We appreciate the fact it went so smoothly and every single person from you to the waiting and bar staff were brilliant ! Thank you once again.

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