Celebrate your birthday party, retirement party, work do or any other special occasion at our outstanding party venue in Colchester. You’ll enjoy a night of music and dancing, great food and a well stocked bar!
From intimate gatherings all the way up to a party for 160 guests, our 14th century hotel is guaranteed to ‘wow’ your guests with its unique character and charm.
You’ll be able to choose from our popular finger buffet or a sit-down dinner, all freshly prepared by our talented team of chefs.
The Rose and Crown Hotel is located near Colchester town centre, just a 20 minute walk away.
We offer FREE parking, with 35 spaces available. Plus, there’s a public pay and display car park just behind the hotel.
Being near Colchester town centre means that there are great public transport links for your guests arriving by train or bus. We’re just 1.6 miles from Colchester train station.
Choose our popular finger buffet from £17.50pp or get in touch to discuss a sit-down meal with prices from £25pp for up to 80 guests.
£17.50 PER PERSON FOR SIX ITEMS
Additional items cost £2 per person
Minimum 50 people (we can arrange a specific menu choice for fewer than 50 people)
Selection of assorted sandwiches
Arancini balls with tomato ragu
Pear & Gruyere tart (V)
Filo wrapped prawns, sweet chilli dip
Pancetta loaded potato skins
Pigs in blankets in a honey & mustard dressing
Maple BBQ chicken drumsticks
Smoked paprika & parmesan cheese twists (V)
Garlic & herb potato wedges (V)
Chicken satay skewers
Miniature pie selection chicken & mushroom, steak & ale, mushroom & stilton
Miniature Cornish pasties
Crudities, nachos, guacamole, sour cream, salsa (V)
Hoisin duck spring rolls
Vegetable samosas & onion bhajis (V)
Fig puddings and butterscotch sauce
Eton mess nests
Cinamon doughnuts & caramel dip
Miniature cheesecakes – strawberry, lemon & blackberry
Our party venue hire prices range from completely FREE to £500, depending on the day of the week and number of guests. Please contact us for a quote.
You’re welcome to arrive early to decorate your party venue room. And we can provide you with a list of recommended decoration suppliers for your special day if needed.
The Rose Suite is a stunning party venue that caters for up to 100 guests. Self-contained with its own private entrance, dance floor, toilets and bar.
The Oak Room accommodates 60 guests, or open the partition doors to combine The Rose Suite, giving you room for up to 160 guests. With your own private entrance, dance floor, toilets and bar.
We sell a range of chilled beers and ales on tap, wines cherry-picked from around the world and an impressive collection of premium spirits, liquors and mixers.
And our cocktail menu is sure to get your party started!
The Rose and Crown Colchester is the ideal party venue to hire as we have 39 bedrooms available for your friends and family.
All of our rooms are available at a discounted rate for guests staying over after a party. Our events team will be happy to talk you through this.
At 21 the world is your oyster… Perhaps you’re in the final year of university. Or maybe you’ve been hard at work for a few years since leaving school. This is definitely a great reason for a big celebration!
Our friendly team are very experienced with hosting 21st birthday parties, so you can rest assured that your day will run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.
Waving goodbye to your twenties is one of the best excuses for a big celebration!
The Rose and Crown Hotel is a really popular 30th birthday venue in Colchester, and our dedicated team we be on hand to offer support to you every step of the way.
You’re approaching the big 5-0! How did that happen? It’s time to take stock and make this birthday party one to remember forever.
We’ve earned the reputation for being one of the best birthday party venues in Colchester. So why not let our amazing team help you create a magical 50th birthday party to enjoy with all your friends, family and colleagues.
Mark your 60th birthday at our exceptional party venue in Colchester.
We have everything you need to mark the occasion, from first-class food, fantastic entertainment and a dedicated events team to look after you every step of the way.
Your 80th birthday is momentous occasion that should be celebrated with a party! The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester is the perfect setting for your special birthday celebration.
If a full-blown party isn’t quite your thing, a lunch or elegant dinner party are both options too.
Whether it’s your 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th or 90th, we are the perfect venue to hire for your birthday party in Colchester. And our experienced events team will be on hand every step of the way, so you can relax and enjoy your special occasion.
Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ
We’re located just outside Colchester town centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.