We can provide a  dignified  and stylish farewell for Funeral Receptions, Wakes & Memorials. The Speech House Hotel is ideally located just a short drive (1.3 miles) from the Crematorium, in the Forest of Dean.

We offer funeral reception facilities for families and friends to celebrate the life of their loved ones and friends. There are a selection of different private functions rooms to choose from that can cater for an intimate gathering of 15, up to 200 people.

Informal light buffets or more substantial meals are available from our selection of specially designed funeral function menus. If you prefer, there is also the option of traditional Afternoon Tea as an alternative, served in fine bone china.

If guests are travelling long distances, you can invite them to stay at the hotel in one of our 35 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. Your requirements will be taken care of with the utmost discretion and care as we appreciate this is a difficult and trying time. We aim to make the funeral celebration or wake arrangements a little easier for you.

Please give us a call on 01594 822607 and arrange to view our facilities or send us an email at outlining your preferred dates, times and numbers and we will be delighted to help you.

The Verderer’s Court Function Room

Wakes & Funeral Receptions in the Forest of Dean | The Speech House Hotel

Verderers’ is a functioning court room and our fine-dining restaurant for the hotel. It is also used for larger funeral receptions, memorials and wakes and can accommodate up to 50 people comfortably. It can be laid out with circular dining tables and/or with a large buffet table in the centre.

The Foresters Function Room

Foresters Meeting Room, Forest of Dean

The Foresters can be used as a smaller wake function room in the main house, and is more traditional in style with high ceilings and beams. It can accommodate 15 – 40 guests, and is on the first floor.

The Edwin Tauber Function Suite

Our modern, purpose-built Edwin Tauber Suite has its own full-equipped kitchen, private bar and seating area, and space for 50 – 200 guests. It is a contemporary and flexible function space and suitable for very large wakes and funeral receptions. It has direct access from the car park and doors that open out onto a small garden area.

Wakes & Funeral Receptions in the Forest of Dean | The Speech House Hotel

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