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From £25.95pp



Celebrate your birthday party, work do, engagement party 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.


A delicious finger buffet from £25.95pp
A gourmet sit-down dinner from £30pp

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Our party venue hire prices start from £300, 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.

We can supply a DJ and disco for £350 or you’re welcome to arrange your own DJ or live music. Alternatively, you can play music through our speakers from your personal device via Bluetooth.



Or £28.95 for 7 items, £31.95 for 8 items or £34.95 for 9 items

Minimum 20 people (we can arrange a specific menu choice for fewer than 20 people)


King prawns wrapped in filo pastry, sweet chilli & cucumber
Harissa-spiced chicken wings
Chicken satay skewers
Vegetable spring rolls (V)
Pigs in blankets in a honey & mustard glaze
Lamb spiced samosas
Stuffed mushrooms with garlic herbs (V)
Sweet & sour pork ribs
Pancetta, field mushrooms & shallot quiche
Duck hoisin rolls


Chicken liver pâté, bread, red onion chutney
Smoked salmon Bellini, caviar crème fraîche
Mini Caesar salads (V)
Brie & cranberry tarts (V)
Cherry tomatoes, baby mozzarella & basil skewers (V)
Crudities with hummus, taramasalata & guacamole
Selection of cured meats, salami & Parma ham
Tortilla crisps, tomato salsa and grated cheese
Parmesan and sesame seed cheese sticks
Curried chicken mayonnaise puff pastries


Fruit scones filled with clotted cream and strawberry jam
Chocolate brownie with raspberry coulis
Glazed lemon tarts with lemon curd sauce
Chocolate cups filled with chocolate and coffee mousse
Profiteroles filled with vanilla cream & served with chocolate sauce

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Make your party extra special with a delicious sit-down dinner, starting at just £30 per person for up to 100 guests.

Your banquet will be created by our talented team of chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce where possible and catering for all dietary requirements.

Get in touch if you’d like to discuss this option in more detail and we’ll create a personalised quote for you.

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The Rose and Crown Hotel is located near Colchester town centre, just a 20 minute walk away.

We have 35 parking spaces which are first come first served. The nearest public car park is Priory Street Car Park, which is a 13 minute walk from our 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.

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The Rose and Crown Hotel 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.

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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.

21st Birthday Party

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 is very experienced with hosting 21st birthday parties, so you can rest assured that your day will run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

30th Birthday Party

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.

50th Birthday Party

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 and family.

60th Birthday Party

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.

80th Birthday Party

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. Our car park has flat access to all communal areas of the hotel, making it suitable for those with limited mobility.


Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ

We’re located just outside Colchester city centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.

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