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Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

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Menus from £44.95
20 to 150 Guests

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Menus from £44.95
20 to 150 Guests

About The Rose and Crown Hotel

Visit our website to download our wedding brochure for more information.

Your venue…

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.

Your ceremony…

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.

Your reception…

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.

  • All-inclusive packages from £2,999 for 60 guests
  • Able to accommodate 80 guests your ceremony and 160 guests for your wedding breakfast & evening reception
  • Self-contained, exclusive wedding suite with private entrance, bar and dance floor
  • Romantic hotel built in the 14th century - the oldest hotel in Colchester
  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies since 1996
  • 39 stylishly appointed bedrooms for guests at a discounted rate
  • Red carpet arrival

Click here to view our brochure: https://www.roseandcrowncolchester.co.uk/weddings/#brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Large Hotel

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Carly F. Married on 05/05/2019
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    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.

    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.
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    Marie Married on 23/11/2019
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    Wedding Party

    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.
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    Toni Married on 19/11/2019
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    Wedding Day

    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
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    Mr Married on 16/11/2019
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    Big Thank You

    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
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    Chris Married on 26/10/2019
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    All done in 8 weeks

    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.
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    Vicky Married on 10/10/2019
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    We had an absolutely fabulous day

    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.
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    Mr Married on 14/09/2019
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    Thank you for a very Special Day

    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
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    Crystal Married on 07/09/2019
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    Thank you

    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
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    Peter Married on 30/08/2019
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    Making our special day extra special

    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
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    Caroline Married on 30/08/2019
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    Every last detail was perfect

    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”
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    Terence Married on 25/08/2019
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    Diamond Party

    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.
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    Gina Married on 01/08/2019
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    Absolutely amazing

    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.
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    Rachel Married on 25/05/2019
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    The Rose & Crown the perfect place for our wedding

    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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    Mr Married on 05/05/2019
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    Massive Thanks

    We can't thank Lisa and the team enough. They were absolutely fantastic for our recent wedding. We knew we wanted to get married at the Rose & Crown the moment we visited for the wedding open day. It's one of the top wedding venues in Essex but more importantly the staff are so lovely and that's what sold it for us. From day one everyone was so helpful. Lisa answered all of our questions (and there were a lot), nothing was too much trouble. Communication was prompt and Lisa made notes on all the little extra details that we wanted.

    When it came to the day itself it was perfect, the venue looked stunning, the food was fantastic and the staff worked so hard. They were so attentive and looked after our every need but also just blended into the background working tirelessly to make sure everything ran like clockwork.

    The day went perfectly and it's with massive thanks to everyone involved at the Rose & Crown.

    THANK YOU!!!

    Mr & Mrs Ramsden x
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    Lynne Married on 25/11/2018
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    Lovely Day

    Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for all you have done for Phil and myself to make our wedding a lovely day.
    Its very much appreciated. Love from Phil & Lynne

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Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel 1
Gift

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
Saturdays £3999
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.

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel 2
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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.

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