At the Speech House you can choose from our four unique function 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.
Our 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.
Our ancient Court Room creates a romantic and intimate setting for your celebration.
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.
Our 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.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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