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Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel

Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel

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East Street, Colchester, Essex

Why not have everything "under one roof" - we have held a civil wedding licence for over 25 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. Visit our website to download a copy of our brochure


About The Rose and Crown Hotel

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 Oak Room, 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

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 89 reviews
Lorna Stewart
wedding on Sun, 12th of September, 2021
Chris and I would like to thank all of the staff at The Rose and Crown for making our day so special. In particular Catherine (Cat) and Sue Brown. Unfortunately Sue wasn't there for our wedding day, due to holiday, but leading up to our wedding, she was marvelous. She answered any questions or

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queries we had or tending to guests special needs, she was amazing. We met Catherine (Cat) the day prior to our wedding. She excelled to another level, from arranging the table layout, to decorations and music for the ceremony, nothing was too much trouble. She was absolutely delightful and a great asset to this beautiful hotel.

The reception staff were absolutely wonderful, including the waitresses and bar staff.

This delightful hotel and amazing staff makes The Rose and Crown Hotel a magical venue for anyones wedding. We can't thank them enough for a flawless day that we will treasure forever.

-Lorna & Chris Stewart

Review submitted on Tue, 21st of September, 2021
Joanna Isaacs
wedding on Sat, 14th of August, 2021
We had an absolutely fantastic wedding at The Rose & Crown Hotel and would recommend it to everyone. It was an amazing venue and staff was incredible! It was the best day of our lives and we can't say thanks enough to Sue and her staff who made it happened!
Kathryn Wardlaw
wedding on Sat, 24th of July, 2021
We held our wedding at the Rose and Crown Hotel. The venue, our wedding organiser and all the staff were incredible. The days leading up to it were fantastic, and the entire wedding day was as perfect as it possibly could be.
The planning was EXCELLENT. The team took the time to listen, so nothing

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was too much trouble. The hotel catered for every need of our wedding party all day happily. The venue is stunning, and there are lots of beautiful photo opportunities inside and out.

Review submitted on Thu, 5th of August, 2021
Samuel ranson
wedding on Sat, 19th of June, 2021
Perfect place for an all-inclusive wedding. Good location, plenty of parking for your guests. The staff at the hotel went out of their way to make all the guests feel at home.
All the guests commented on how good the food was. The hotel has lots of history, it's an old hotel, but the rooms had

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mod cons. The four-poster bedroom was spacious and lovely.
The reception room was fantastic. A bit like stepping back into Tudor times. Good for pictures.
Some friends of ours, who went to our wedding, are thinking about having their wedding at this location.
If you want a wedding venue that's full of character with fantastic staff, do not hesitate, just book.

Review submitted on Tue, 6th of July, 2021
Dawn Galvani
wedding on Sun, 23rd of May, 2021
We had a wonderful time at The Rose and Crown. We couldn't ask for a better venue or staff that looked after us. All of our family were made to feel welcome and looked after. We were lucky enough to have Lisa help us from start to finish with all the changes that had to be made to our day. We will

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visit again for dinner and a night away from the kids as it's a lovely relaxing hotel.

Review submitted on Mon, 24th of May, 2021

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