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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

BEST WESTERN The Rose & Crown Hotel

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BEST WESTERN The Rose & Crown Hotel

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  • Simply stunning 14th-century hotel
  • Close to Colchester city centre
  • Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies
  • Years of experience hosting weddings
  • Lovely bridal suite with four-poster bed
  • All-inclusive packages, reasonable prices
  • Luxury bedrooms, all shapes and sizes
  • Off-peak rates, discounted accommodation

Within easy reach of the centre of Colchester, this magnificent 14th-century hotel offers the opportunity for a fabulous wedding celebration with its unique visual aesthetic and palpable historic ambience, easy accessibility and a selection of comprehensive packages. A dedicated wedding coordinator will be available to assist you in the planning of your wedding every step of the way.

As a Grade II-listed structure, with elements of Roman, Medieval and Tudor right through to Victorian concealed in its architecture, this hostelry welcomes ceremonies and receptions of all shapes and sizes at all times of the year. The Rose And Crown boasts a complete range of beautiful self-contained reception rooms and function suites, all featuring lovely old oak panels and beams.


The hotel presents three small-to-large-sized function rooms. The self-contained Rose Suite, with its own separate entrance, toilets, dancefloor and a bar, is the most popular of these. The antique wood-panelled Oak Room serves as the most suitable venue for larger gatherings. Finally the Prison Wine Bar provides a small area for intimate family wedding ceremonies, as well as a quirky alternative to the more traditional, larger function room.

Maximum capacity for each of the above rooms is as follows:-

Rose Suite - 80 Guests for Ceremony or Wedding Breakfast
Rose Suite - 100 Guests for Evening Reception Party

Oak Room - 160 Guests for Ceremony or Wedding Breakfast

Prison Wine Bar - 15 Guests for Ceremony or Drinks


Bespoke packages are showcased in the hotel's brochures and website, each including - as standard - reception room hire and complimentary accommodation for the bride and groom. With increasing quality, the packages begin to incorporate additional elements such as an evening buffet or the hire of a resident DJ.

For a better idea of the size and style of wedding you'll receive from your package, discuss it with the hotel's in-house wedding coordinator to figure out the details of your big day. Request their wedding brochure for an updated listing and summary of prices.

Off-peak and midweek rates are available from December up to March, depending on your chosen day - see brochure for details.

Catering And Accommodation

The catering team from The Rose And Crown offer a delicious selection of dishes from their contemporary British menu, with a range of traditional recipes to satisfy every taste. Their culinary range expands further with the more deluxe catering packages.

Menus may also be tailored to cater for vegetarian, vegan and other dietary needs; simply notify the catering team in good time.


There are a total of 39 luxury rooms available at the Rose And Crown, ranging in style and quality from conventional singles or doubles to the newly-developed Executive Rooms, as well as the deluxe Superior Rooms and elegant, romantic Luxury Suites, featuring a spa bath, a snug four-poster bed plus all mod-cons.

Almost all packages include a complimentary honeymoon suite for the lucky couple. Discounted room-rates are offered for the wedding party to stay overnight after a hard evening's partying.

To learn more about their prices, packages and amenities, visit the hotel's website, or click 'Make An Enquiry' above.

Rose And Crown Hotel
East Street


  • Lisa Dines - 19/07/2016

    What an absolutely fantastic place to have our wedding! From the time we booked this as our venue to the day itself I knew we were in safe hands. Everyone was so attentive on the night, making sure everyone was happy and it all went so smoothly. The food was amazing, we've had so many of our guests say how lovely both the wedding breakfast and evening buffet was. Could not recommend The Rose and Crown more. It's the best!

  • Mr and Mrs Smith - 08/09/2016

    We had our wedding at The Rose and Crown Hotel on 20th August 2016. From the moment we booked the venue we received nothing but excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble. The big day itself was fantastic. The whole day was stress free from start to finish and the food was amazing. We had compliments from all our guests. We can't thank Lisa and the staff enough.

  • Jess Savory - 29/10/2016

    Dear Lisa & team, Thank you so much for making our special day one to remember, with no hiccups or stress. I have and will continue to recommend you and your team to everyone we know. A luxurious meal and room was a sweet surprise after a long few months of planning. 5* ratings for everything and we look forward to coming back next year for another wedding. Best wishes, Sincerely Mr & Mrs Savory

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