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 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 or coming to our next wedding open day. We’ll show you around the hotel, share our top wedding tips, and answer any questions that you may have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come and see why we keep getting voted as one of the best wedding venues Colchester has to offer.
My wife and I enjoyed a great New Years Party last night. The atmosphere, food and DJ fantastic. We had an overnight stay and after a great nights sleep rose to a terrific full English breakfast. Thanks to Ricardo and his brilliant team for looking after us. Tony and Sian with great support from Misa, Joanna, Becky to name just a few. We will be back next year! Ian and Julia
New Years Eve Party
We all had a amazing time , brilliant food and service best night we have had for a works event in years and the the dj was brilliant , we all danced the night away , did not want to go home. We will be back for more events fantastic, Thank you to all involved from chefs to waiting staff and DJ.
Christmas event 18th December
If you are looking to stay in a place that makes you resemble the past of the 1st city in United Kingdom, this is the perfect place. Next to Colchester downtown, this medieval stile property, will offer you amazing rooms, beautiful pub and amazing food options. Its a very well recommended place to stay.
A piece of history in the middle of the city
The Rose & Crown is an excellent hotel for a stay in Colchester. Within 15 minutes walk of the centre it is perfectly placed to see all the attractions. The hotel itself is in a old 14th century coaching inn and has a lovely feel to it. The rooms are well maintained and staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent and cooked freshly for you. Very nice bar area and they even have real ale. Would definitely recommend.
Rose & Crown
Stayed here for 2 nights in June. Very good hotel,excellent food and service, rooms very clean nice shower Comfy bed. It got quite warm at night but fans are supplied which helped a lot. As I was going to miss breakfast the hotel did me an early morning continental to take away..much appreciated. Would I stay here again?.. definitely.
We recently held our Masonic Ladies Festival at The Rose & Crown Hotel, Colchester, and it could not have been a better venue. From the early planning, Lisa Grantham was exceptionally helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The evening was a great success, the food was excellent, not one complaint or moan from 135 guests, only praise for the service. The team of waiters and waitresses were superbly managed by Stefan, who ensured all of our guests were well treated. Our evening was a great success, we were most definitely looked after by the whole team on duty that evening. Thank you!
Masonic Ladies Festival