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With function rooms available for up to 160 guests, as well as our own in-house chefs, The Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect place to host a celebration in Colchester.

Whether it’s one of our Christmas events, a baby shower, funeral reception or a milestone birthday, our events team will work with you every step of the way to deliver a day that will last long in everyone’s memories.

Plus, with 39 hotel rooms on site, your guests will have a convenient place to retire to once the evening’s celebrations are through.


It’s never too early to start planning your next Christmas party and at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester we offer a range of options to suit small groups as well as larger party sizes.

Find out about our Christmas parties, Christmas lunch, Christmas & Boxing Day lunch and New Year’s Eve party.

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Life gives us many special reasons to celebrate. From christenings to baby showers, engagement parties to funeral receptions, our events team are here to help you plan the perfect day to mark the occasion.

Our event spaces range from the intimate Prison Wine Bar, suitable for up to 30 guests, right the way up to our largest banqueting suite which is able to accommodate 160 guests.



Our professional and experienced team understand just how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral, so we’ll do all we can to make the planning for your funeral gathering as simple and as stress-free as possible.

Our hotel is ideal for small intimate gatherings all the way up to 160 guests.

Funeral receptions

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