Edwin Tauber Suite & Verderers at The Speech House

About this space

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 onto 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.

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.

Our historic Verderers 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 Verderers Court Room creates a romantic and intimate setting for your celebration.


Event offers and packages

Wedding Offers

Crystal Wedding Package
£3800 total
The price is for 60 guests during late afternoon and up to 200 guests in the evening

Includes:
WEDDING PLANNER
A dedicated wedding manager to help coordinate your day
FACILITIES
Silver cake stand and knife.
All white table linen, crockery and glassware
Bar facilities and staff
WEDDING CEREMONY
Use of the Verderers Court for your wedding ceremony from 4.00 pm.
WELCOME DRINKS
To welcome you both as a married couple, during the photos.
CANAPES
A choice of five canapés from your brides book.
ROOM HIRE
Use of the Edwin Tauber suite for your speeches and evening party.
TOAST WINE
A glass of sparkling wine for toasting during your speeches.
EVENING BUFFET
A hog roast for up to 200 guests including stuffing and apple sauce.
DISCO
Our house DJ for your evening party.

The wedding date must be within 6 months of booking or midweek.
Saphhire Wedding Package
£5050 total
The price is for 60 guests

Includes:
WEDDING PLANNER
A dedicated wedding manager to help coordinate your day
FACILITIES
Silver cake stand and knife.
All white table linen, crockery, and glassware
Bar facilities and staff
WEDDING CEREMONY
Use of the Verderers Court for your wedding ceremony.
WELCOME DRINKS
To welcome you both as a married couple, during the photos.
ROOM HIRE
Use of the Edwin Tauber suite for your wedding breakfast and evening party.
WEDDING BREAKFAST
A three-course meal chosen from the Sapphire package Menu.
TABLE WINE
Twenty bottles of house wine to accompany your wedding breakfast.
TOAST WINE
A glass of sparkling wine for toasting during your speeches.
EVENING BUFFET
One cover of our light buffet for each of your guests or alternatively a selection of bacon baps and sausage baps.
DISCO
Our house DJ for your evening party.

The wedding date must be within 6 months of booking or midweek.
Emerald Wedding Package
£7500 total
The price is for 60 guests all day or 50 day guests and 90 evening guests

Includes:

WEDDING PLANNER
A dedicated wedding manager to help coordinate your day
FACILITIES
Silver cake stand and knife.
All white table linen, crockery and glassware
Bar facilities and staff
WEDDING CEREMONY
Use of the Verderers’ Court for your wedding ceremony.
WELCOME DRINKS
To welcome you both as a married couple, during the photos.
APPETISERS
Olives, nuts, and crisps for your guests to nibble along with their welcome drinks.
ROOM HIRE
The use of the Edwin Tauber Suite for your wedding breakfast and evening party.
WEDDING BREAKFAST
A four-course meal chosen from Menu A.
TABLE WINE
Thirty bottles of house wine to accompany your wedding breakfast.
TOAST WINE
A glass of sparkling wine for toasting during your speeches.
EVENING BUFFET
One cover of our finger buffet for each of your guests.
DISCO
Our house DJ for your evening party.
BRIDAL SUITE
The perfect end to a perfect day!

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.
Tuesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.
Wednesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.
Friday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.
Saturday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.
Sunday
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 0:00
from £7500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Pricing details
To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required. All cheques for deposits and final balances should be made payable to “The Speech House Hotel”.

Six months before your wedding the balance of the venue fee will become due for payment and is also non-refundable.

Final payment for the food and drink ordered and agreed at your planning meeting will be due for payment three weeks before the wedding. The final number of guests attending must be given to the hotel two weeks prior to the event. This figure or the number of guests on the day, whichever the greater, will be the basis on which the account will be reconciled.

Any additional costs incurred by the hotel will be charged for in full in the final balance statement after your day.

Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 150

Cancellation policy

Custom

Guests may cancel their Booking until 42 days before the event start time and will receive a 75% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price.

Guests may cancel their Booking between 42 days and 28 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price.

Guests may cancel their Booking between 28 days and 14 days before the event start time and receive a 25% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price.

Cancellations submitted less than 14 days before the event start time are not refundable.


Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Natural light
Accommodation available
Free parking is available on-site
In-house DJ
Terrace
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

- No smoking in the building


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 is 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.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £8350
hire fee / per day

Location