Whether you’re looking for a private dining room for a small and intimate wedding celebration, a client lunch, or special birthday dinner – the Speech House can cater for your occasion.

We can offer a range of rooms, from The Verderers’ Court for groups up to 60, The Carolean which seats up to 25 for a more intimate experience, or one of our heated Outdoor Dens, seating 6 for those cosy evenings with twinkling lights.


The Carolean

Smaller gatherings may wish to choose the more intimate The Carolean Room  which will comfortably seat parties up to 25 people – this room is often booked for birthday celebrations, baby showers and anniversary or corporate dinners.

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Function Room Hire | Verderers' Court at The Speech House Hotel

The Verderers’ Court

For a more formal fine dining setting for up to 50 people, the historic beamed Verderer’s Court restaurant provides the perfect backdrop. Comfortably seating up to 60, The Verderers’ Court is also licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Offering you an imaginative fine dining menu which our talented Head Chef, Gareth Jenkins, changes seasonally. The dishes are prepared with fresh, and as far as possible, locally sourced ingredients. We cater for vegetarians, vegans and special dietary requirements – just let us know.

Outdoor Private Dining Experience

Treat yourself and enjoy one of our outdoor dining dens, in the heart of the Forest of Dean for a truly private dining experience! Come rain or shine, our cosy Garden Dining Dens comfortably seat up to 6 people with heating and fairy lights throughout.

You will be escorted to your Den upon arrival, and then it will be table service throughout your visit. We will be offering our Orangery menu, afternoon teas, and an extensive drinks list from the bar during your visit. We will also be offering our fine dining menu from 6pm, every evening.

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