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Our Award-Winning Weddings

Where better to begin married life than an award-winning Essex wedding venue? Recognised not only for our unique heritage building, but also on the strength of our staff to make your dream day a success. The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester has been licensed for marriages since 1996 and is a four-time Wedding Dates venue winner. We’re delighted to have been voted as the Wedding Dates ‘Top Rated Regional Winner’ for the east of England in 2019. So we’re not only one of the best wedding venues in Essex, we’re the best in the east of England!

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.

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The Venue

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 offers a 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 up to 160 for the evening. Or if you’re looking for small wedding venues in Essex, our intimate Prison Wine Bar is the perfect choice.

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The Ceremony

A 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 licensed for civil weddings 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.



For the newlyweds we reserve one of our special 4-poster bedrooms as a complimentary part of all of our wedding packages. Whilst every room is unique at The Rose and Crown Hotel, all of our 4-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, perfect for the friends and family joining you for your big day.

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Come and see why we’re one of the best wedding venues Essex has to offer.

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