Weddings at The Speech House Hotel

The Speech House Hotel are delighted to help turn your ideas for your dream day into a reality. 

The Speech House Hotel, a former historic hunting lodge, offers you a stylish country house wedding venue. Nestled in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean,  the venue is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester, making it an idyllic location for your wedding day. 

Catering for small and intimate weddings, traditional weddings with a modern twist, large weddings and big evening receptions – The Speech House Team will take you through the options to make your dreams come to life.

Their wedding team will take care of all the finer details that go into creating a relaxed and enjoyable day for you and your guests – from helping you pick the most suitable function room, table layout, and delicious food and drinks, right through to introducing known suppliers for those personal finishing touches.

They’ll make sure your day goes smoothly from start to finish, so you can relax and soak up every precious moment. 


At the Speech House you can choose from our four unique rooms. Each room has its own characteristics and is suited to different types of celebration, depending on the format of your party, dining preferences and your guest numbers.

The Edwin Tauber Suite and The Verderers’ Court are fully licensed and approved for both weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.

The Edwin Tauber Suite is our contemporary purpose-built function space that is perfect for a party or wedding breakfast. It can seat up to 150 guests for dining or up to 200 for dancing.

The Speech House gives you the freedom and flexibility to select the combination of rooms that best suit the style of celebration you desire for your special occasion or wedding day.


Overlooking the Speech House field and the ancient woodland beyond this is the perfect setting for a stylish modern wedding or party. The large bi-fold doors open out onto a covered terrace that leads on to the hotel garden and beyond to the Speech House field. Its high ceiling and timber rafters combine to give a feeling of contemporary space and light.

This spacious, purpose built function suite has its own reception area and bar – it offers plenty of space for 150 dining guests and dancing for up to 200.

If you are getting married, your wedding ceremony can actually take place outdoors under the sheltered covered terrace whilst your guests look on.

For your celebration or wedding breakfast, the suite can be laid out traditionally with guests seated at round tables or, for a more contemporary feel, long rustic banquet tables – it’s a flexible space that can be individually styled for your day.

The space has been cleverly designed, offering a modern function facility which blends in well with the adjoining historic hunting lodge that is the Speech House Hotel.

The Verderers’ Court

The historic Court Room provides a more traditional setting for any celebration for 50-70 guests.

The room which is used for the Speech House’s á la carte  restaurant Verderers’ is steeped in history, from the hand-carved Verderers’ Chairs to the huge open fireplace and beamed ceiling.

Their ancient Court Room creates a romantic and intimate setting for your celebration.

The Caroleon Room

This room, named after the era of King Charles II, is ideal for smaller numbers and seats up to 25 guests. This charming room is situated in the main part of the hotel and is decorated in a traditional country house style.

The light, airy and modern garden room is available to hire exclusively for post-wedding drinks and canapés or as an extra guest space for your party. The Orangery opens out onto a pretty garden and can be hired alongside the Edwin Tauber Suite, Verderers’ Court or The Carolean Room.


Please complete the form below if you would like more information on the wedding packages available at the Speech House Hotel.

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