Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel

Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel

3 Star 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 20 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.


About The Rose and Crown Hotel

*** We’re delighted to once again be offering viewings of our beautiful wedding venue ***


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

Meet the Dream Maker

Wedding Co-Ordinator / Assistant Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 84 reviews
by Richard Potter
on Tue, 15th of December, 2020
2020 was a dreadful year. Our original plans were changed 8 times due to government guidance moving from no weddings to 30 guests, to an undecided tier contingency plan to 15 guests and then lockdown meaning our date moved....we were close to believing our wedding would never happen. but Lisa and

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the team at THE rose and crown, Colchester stuck with us at each turn. for every change in plan, Lisa and and the hotel worked to come up with a new plan to make our special day come to life. eventually, on 12th December 2020 (a month after our initial date) it finally went ahead.

From an initial party of 60 and 120 evening guests, we finally welcomed 15 of our closest friends and family. The rose and crown made the day intimate and cosy. each of our guests were treated to an overnight stay in the oldest part of the hotel with great character and charm; we had log fires, a dedicated team of table service and a bespoke menu created by the chef to suit our dietary needs. The entire team worked to give us the day we wanted and the experience, to be honest, that we needed! The food, beverages and service were impeccable.

In 2020, this was exactly what we needed and the rose and crown team made it happen! this was truly a phenomenal venue for a wedding.
by Sam Nash
on Wed, 21st of October, 2020
Can't recommend the Rose and Crown enough. Lisa and the team made sure everything was taken care of and made everything flow so effortlessly. From the night before, where the bar kept us fed and watered (the food was sublime), to the day of the wedding. Considering all the alterations we made

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through COVID the guys catered for all of it, and were now having our reception portion of the wedding next year, all of which was moved and sorted with no fuss.
The team were helpful and bent over backwards to accommodate us all. Really, really couldn't thank the guys enough.
by Tracey Abery
on Wed, 30th of September, 2020
We held our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration here. The whole experience was exceptional, from the ease of planning to the day itself.
We had an amazing 5 course meal and the presentation and food exceeded our expectations.
The team were extremely helpful and efficient and made the whole event

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run smoothly without any intrusion and made us and our guests feel safe and well looked after as nothing was any trouble.
We also had a complimentary stay in the honeymoon suite which was quirky and very comfortable.
Overall excellent value for money and will be definitely be recommending to others.
by Marie Cogan
on Thu, 28th of November, 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.

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

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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.

by Claire Joseph
on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
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

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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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