Award-winning wedding venue in Essex with accommodation

Where better to begin married life than an award-winning wedding venue in Colchester? The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester has been licensed for marriages since 1996 and is a four-time WeddingDates venue winner. We’re delighted to have been voted as the WeddingDates ‘Top Rated Regional Winner’ for the East of England in 2019. So if you’re looking for places to get married in Colchester, we’re not only one of the best wedding venues in Colchester or Essex, we’re currently the best in the East of England!

Recognised not only for our unique heritage building, but also on the strength of our staff to make your dream day a success. 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.

We understand that weddings are about feelings, not words, so we would highly recommend booking an appointment for a viewing. We’ll show you around the hotel, share our top wedding tips, and answer any questions that you may have. Or if you  just want to poke your head through the door and have an informal chat, that’s also fine.

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Wedding Reception Venues Colchester

Just two 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 location for your ascent into married life.

Our Rose Suite seats up to 80 guests for the 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 the wedding breakfast and evening. Or if you’re looking for small wedding venues in Essex, our intimate Prison Wine Bar is the perfect choice.

At the back of the hotel is a ‘Secret Garden’ with a jasmine-covered arbour – the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos and a great place for you and your guests to escape for some fresh air.

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The Ceremony

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. We can’t think of 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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Food & Drink

Our wedding packages include a 3 or 4-course wedding breakfast, created with the same philosophy, passion and creativity we apply to our Brasserie menus. 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.

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For the newlyweds we reserve one of our special rooms with four poster beds as a complimentary part of all of our wedding packages. Whilst every room is unique at The Rose and Crown Hotel, all of our four poster rooms share their stunning original oak beams, with all of the luxuries that a perfect honeymoon suite should provide. Including a seating area and en suite bath and shower room.

We also have 39 rooms available for the friends and family joining you for your big day, split between the original house and our newer purpose-built wing. When your guests see our hotel, they’ll be delighted that you chose to host your Colchester wedding with us.

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Wedding Packages

We have three wedding package tiers, plus a special package if you’re looking for a winter wedding. We’re happy to tailor any package to your individual needs, just speak to us and tell us what you’re thinking. It’s your wedding day after all.

All of our wedding packages include a red carpet arrival, welcome drink for all your guests, use of a silver cake stand and knife, wine with dinner and a glass of something bubbly for the toasts. Reception room hire is also included, as is a complimentary stay for the newlyweds in our best hotel room.

If you’re looking for an award-winning wedding venue in Colchester, with an award-winning wedding team, The Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect choice. We’re here to help you have your dream wedding.

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

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