WEDDING VENUE IN COLCHESTER


From £3,650 for 50 guests

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YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY

Our stunning 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.

WEDDING OPEN DAY

Join us on Sunday 21st July 2024 to see our venue set up for a wedding

Open Day

You’ll be in the safe hands of our expert wedding team, who have worked on over 500 weddings in the last 10 years alone.

We take the stress out of the planning process, ensuring that when your wedding day rolls around, you get to enjoy it as much as your guests.

Join us for a personal tour and we’ll share our top wedding tips and answer any questions that you may have.

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YOUR DREAM WEDDING FROM £3,650 FOR 50 GUESTS

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Emma and Darren

The staff were all so lovely and it was clear they went above and beyond to ensure our day was as perfect as it could be.

Emma & Darren
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YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY

Your wedding ceremony is held in our beautiful Oak Room, accommodating 30 to 100 guests. This makes us ideal if you’re looking for a large or intimate wedding venue in Colchester.

A wedding ceremony at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester offers the chance to tie the knot surrounded by centuries of history, with all the beautiful character details that make for stunning photos. You’ll do well to find a more romantic setting for your big day.

We’ve been a licensed wedding venue in Colchester since 1996, giving you the convenient option of holding your marriage ceremony and reception in the same wedding venue.

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DRESSED TO IMPRESS CEREMONY DECORATION PACKAGE – £600

We’ve put together our most popular decorations into one simple and stress-free package, to give your wedding ceremony the wow factor.

Our package includes:

  • 2 x large white blossom trees
  • 2 x medium white blossom trees
  • 6 x luxury silver aisle lanterns with LED candles
  • White aisle carpet runner
  • Vintage post box
  • White chiffon Chiavari chair drapes and silver broaches
  • Classic white or wooden easel with vintage silver mirror for you to add a personalised message for your guests

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YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

Just five minutes from Colchester train station, and with 39 guest rooms on site, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of the most convenient wedding venues Colchester has to offer.

Our 14th century hotel is a truly unique and enchanting place for you to begin your married life together.

Our Rose Suite seats up to 80 guests for your wedding breakfast and can cater for up to 100 guests for an informal evening reception.

Self-contained with its own entrance, toilets, dance floor and private bar. Or open the partition doors to encompass The Oak Room for our largest banqueting suite, seating up to 160 guests for your wedding breakfast and evening do.

At the back of the hotel is our ‘secret garden’ with a jasmine covered arbour – the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs and a great place for you and your guests to escape for some fresh air.

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YOUR WEDDING BREAKFAST

Wedding breakfasts are held in the same suite as your wedding reception, accommodating 20 to 160 guests.

Your wedding breakfast will be created by our talented team of chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce where possible.

We’ll bring you in for a tasting before the big day and work with you to ensure that any dietary requirements and special requests are all taken care of.

Request our brochure if you’d like to see what’s included on our wedding menus.

Our menus are just a starting point. If there’s something that you would like for your wedding breakfast then we’re very flexible.

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YOUR WEDDING NIGHT

Newlyweds will get a complimentary stay as our gift to you on your first night as a married couple. With options to upgrade to one of our stunning four poster bedrooms.

We also have 39 unique bedrooms available for friends and family joining you for your big day. All available at a discounted rate.

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WEDDING PACKAGES

Our wedding packages have everything you need for your special day. And of course, if you have any specific requirements, please speak to our friendly wedding team as we can tailor any of our packages to suit your individual needs. It’s your wedding day after all.

Get married in the next 12 months with our special weekend wedding offer and save up to £800 on your wedding!

SILVER PACKAGE

From £3,650 for 50 day & 70 evening guests

Venue hire – Wedding breakfast & reception room hire*
Welcome drink – Buck’s Fizz or orange juice
Wedding breakfast – Three course wedding breakfast
Wine with meal – A glass of wine for each guest
Toast drink – A glass of sparkling wine for each guest
Evening reception – Four item finger buffet

Download our brochure for full package details & sample menus
  Sunday –
Thursday
Friday Saturday
(and Bank Holiday Sunday)
2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026
May-Oct £3,950 £4,410 £4,870 £4,350 £4,810 £5,270 £4,750 £5,210 £5,670
Nov-Apr £3,650 £4,110 £4,570 £4,050 £4,510 £4,970 £4,450 £4,910 £5,370

* Ceremony room hire is £500.

£50pp for additional wedding breakfast guests (up to 100 people) and £16pp for additional evening guests (up to 160 people).

Children’s package available for £25 per child up to 10 years old.

Add a DJ for £350.


GOLD PACKAGE

From £5,560 for 50 day & 70 evening guests

Venue hire – Ceremony, wedding breakfast & reception room hire
Welcome drink – A glass of prosecco or aperol spritz per guest
Wedding breakfast – Four course wedding breakfast
Wine with meal – Two glasses of wine per guest
Toast drink – A glass of prosecco per guest
Evening reception – Six item finger buffet

Download our brochure for full package details & sample menus
  Sunday –
Thursday
Friday Saturday
(and Bank Holiday Sunday)
2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026
May-Oct £5,860 £6,320 £6,780 £6,260 £6,720 £7,180 £6,660 £7,120 £7,580
Nov-Apr £5,560 £6,020 £6,480 £5,960 £6,420 £6,880 £6,360 £6,820 £7,280

£70pp for additional wedding breakfast guests (up to 100 people) and £24pp for additional evening guests (up to 160 people).

Children’s package available for £25 per child up to 10 years old.

If you choose a date from 1st January to 31st March 2025 on our Gold package, you’ll receive a FREE Dressed To Impress Ceremony Decoration Package worth £600!


DIAMOND PACKAGE

From £9,570 for 50 day & 70 evening guests

Venue hire – Ceremony, wedding breakfast & reception room hire
Welcome drink – Unlimited drinks station for 90 minutes with prosecco
Wedding breakfast
– Four course wedding breakfast
Wine with meal – Three glasses of wine per guest
Toast drink – A glass of champagne per guest
Evening reception – Six item finger buffet

Download our brochure for full package details & sample menus
  Sunday –
Thursday
Friday Saturday
(and Bank Holiday Sunday)
2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026
May-Oct £9,870 £10,330 £10,790 £10,270 £10,730 £11,190 £10,670 £11,130 £11,590
Nov-Apr £9,570 £10,030 £10,490 £9,970 £10,430 £10,890 £10,370 £10,830 £11,290

£125pp for additional wedding breakfast guests (up to 100 people) and £24pp for additional evening guests (up to 160 people).

Children’s package available for £25 per child up to 10 years old.


TWILIGHT PACKAGE

From £4,250 for 50 guests

Venue hire – Ceremony & reception room hire
Welcome drink – A glass of prosecco or orange juice per guest
Canapés
– Four canapés per guest
Evening reception – Six item finger buffet
Toast drink – A glass of prosecco per guest

Download our brochure for full package details & sample menus
Sunday –
Thursday
Friday Saturday
(and Bank Holiday Sunday)
2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026 2024 2025 2026
£4,250 £4,550 £4,850 £4,650 £4,950 £5,250 £5,050 £5,350 £5,560

Our Twilight Wedding Package requires a minimum of 50 guests.

£55pp for additional guests (up to 160 guests).

SAVE UP TO £800 ON YOUR WEEKEND WEDDING!

Choose any weekend date in the next 12 months and enjoy weekday prices! Your dream wedding just became more affordable! We have availability in the following months, get in touch to request a full list of dates.

  SILVER GOLD DIAMOND
Aug 2024 £3,950
(usually £4,750)
£5,860
(usually £6,660)
£9,870
(usually £10,670)
Sep 2024 £3,950
(usually £4,750)
£5,860
(usually £6,660)
£9,870
(usually £10,670)
Oct 2024 £3,950
(usually £4,750)
£5,860
(usually £6,660)
£9,870
(usually £10,670)
Nov 2024 £3,650
(usually £4,450)
£5,560
(usually £6,360)
£9,570
(usually £10,370)
Jan 2025 £4,110
(usually £4,910)
£6,020
(usually £6,820)
£10,030
(usually £10,830)
Feb 2025 £4,110
(usually £4,910)
£6,020
(usually £6,820)
£10,030
(usually £10,830)
Mar 2025 £4,110
(usually £4,910)
£6,020
(usually £6,820)
£10,030
(usually £10,830)
Apr 2025 £4,110
(usually £4,910)
£6,020
(usually £6,820)
£10,030
(usually £10,830)
May 2025 £4,410
(usually £5,210)
£6,320
(usually £7,120)
£10,330
(usually £11,130)
Jun 2025 £4,410
(usually £5,210)
£6,320
(usually £7,120)
£10,330
(usually £11,130)
Jul 2025 £4,410
(usually £5,210)
£6,320
(usually £7,120)
£10,330
(usually £11,130)

If you choose a date from 1st January to 31st March 2025 on our Gold package, you’ll receive a FREE Dressed To Impress Ceremony Decoration Package worth £600!

Subject to availability


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Hannah and Gavin

We couldn’t have been happier! We are so happy that we chose this venue for our special day and couldn’t recommend it enough! Secret little gem in Colchester.

Hannah & Gavin
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BOOK YOUR TOUR

Come and see why we keep getting voted as one of the best wedding venues Colchester has to offer.

Simply choose a day and time from the calendar below that is convenient for you to join us for a one hour guided tour with a member of our wedding team.

We’ve hosted hundreds of weddings, so during the tour we’ll share some of the things that we’ve learnt along the way and give you some ideas about how to make the best use of the space.

 


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HOW TO FIND US

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to pay any room hire for our wedding?
If you book a wedding package at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester, the room hire is included. Otherwise the cost depends on the day of week and time of year.

Do you ever hold more than one wedding per day?
No. You are guaranteed to be our only wedding on the day and can expect our full attention on your special day.

Do you allow outside caterers?
The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester will only allow catering provided by its own chef and cannot allow any outside catering either from professional caterers or family members.

Can we bring our own wine and champagne to the wedding breakfast or reception?
No

What time does the wedding reception have to finish?
All wedding parties will finish at 12am latest. However, any wedding guests staying in the hotel will be able to purchase drinks from our bar after this time.

Can we provide our own entertainment?
Yes. We’d be happy to recommend some excellent entertainment options for you who we’ve worked with previously. If you choose your own, you’ll need to complete relevant health and safety forms and provide PAT testing/insurance documentation.

Can wedding parties be on different board basis?
Wedding guests would usually all be staying bed & breakfast.

Can we bring our own recorded music? if yes, which devices can be used?
Yes, we can accommodate various devices such as CDs, iPod, phones etc. Please speak to us in advance so that we can check and confirm.

Are dogs or other pets allowed to be part of my wedding?
Unfortunately we only allow guide dogs in our hotel.

When do you need to know final wedding guest numbers?
Please confirm this with us at least one month before your wedding day.

When does the deposit need to be paid?
To confirm your booking, we will require a non-refundable deposit of £750. Six months prior to your wedding day we will require 50% of your total price. Full payment must be made 30 days before your wedding.

When does the full balance need to be paid?
The full balance for your wedding needs to be paid 30 days before your wedding day.

What days can I get married at the hotel?
You can hold your wedding at The Rose and Crown Colchester on any day of the week.

How many people can you sit in the marriage ceremony?
Our wedding ceremonies can accommodate up to 100 guests.

What time can you have the marriage ceremony?
Your wedding ceremony can take place at any time.

I want to supply my own chair covers and table decorations, is this possible?
Yes

Am I allowed to bring in additional services such as sweet cart, photo booth, casino tables for the evening etc?
Yes. You’ll need to complete relevant health and safety forms and provide insurance documentation.

Can my photographer visit the venue prior to the wedding day?
Yes, this is a great idea so that they can become familiar with the hotel if they’ve not photographed here before. Please ask them to contact us in advance so that we can give them the time and attention they need for their visit.

Are there any discounts for my guests staying at the hotel?
Yes, we offer a preferential room rate for all your wedding guests. Please get in touch for more details.

When can my guests book their accommodation?
Your wedding guests can book as soon as your wedding day is booked.

Can we hire out the whole hotel exclusively?
Yes, more or less. The only area of the hotel that can’t be booked exclusively is the Tudor Bar Brasserie, as this is always open to the public.

Is there parking for my guests?
We have 35 parking spaces in our hotel which are first come first served. You’ll find FREE on-street parking from 6pm-8am in the surrounding area. The nearest public car park is Priory Street Car Park, which is a 13 minute walk from our hotel. You’ll also enjoy great public transport links as we’re close to Colchester town centre. Feel free to ask us about this, we’ll be happy to give you some recommendations.

Does the venue allow confetti to be thrown?
Yes

Are lit candles allowed in the venue?
Yes, candles are fine to use at your wedding.

Do you have access for disabled guests?
Yes

Can we set up the day before?
We always try to accommodate this request, but you’ll need to check closer to your wedding date as we may have another function the day before.