Your Country House Wedding Venue nestled in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Congratulations! You’ve set the date and now the fun starts planning your wedding day.

Here at The Speech House, we’d be delighted to help turn your ideas for your dream day into reality.

The Speech House Hotel, a former historic hunting lodge, offers you a stylish country house wedding venue. Set in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, it makes an idyllic setting for your wedding day.

Our wedding team are great at taking 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.

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


With thanks to:

Tuxedo Junction – Menswear –
All About Eve – Bridalwear –
Light the Face – Contemporary Wedding Photography –
Dfine Wedding Photography –
Telshawk Photography –
Bespoke Wood and Hire -
Jessabel Flowers –
Emily Rose Cakes –
Wedding Hair & Makeup – Julie Dunkley –
Satin & Lace – Venue Dressing & Car Hire –

Dear Speech House Friends.

It is with great sadness that we have decided to close the hotel until further notice.

We cannot estimate when we are likely to reopen but will do so as soon as the Government indicates that it will be safe to do so.

If you have a reservation for accommodation or a function before May 31st we hope that we will be move your booking to a later date in the year.  We say May 31st but obviously that may be too optimistic.

You will be able to contact us by e mail ( ) if you do not receive an answer on the phone 01594 822607. We are planning to man the office during limited hours of the day.

We would like to thank all of you for your custom and support over the years and hope that it will not be too long before we can welcome you to The Speech House Hotel.

Best wishes and good luck in the months ahead.

Peter and Gill Hands
Hotel Proprietor