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Weddings at Speech House

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 is an idyllic setting for your wedding day.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Coleford


The Speech House Hotel is a traditional country house wedding venue – an historic former hunting lodge nestled in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.

The hotel gives you the choice of four unique wedding celebration rooms. The Edwin Tauber Suite and The Verderers’ Court are fully licensed and approved for both weddings and civil partnership ceremonies. 

The contemporary, purpose-built Edwin Tauber Suite overlooks the Speech House field and the ancient woodland beyond – it’s the perfect setting for a stylish modern wedding. It can accommodate weddings up to 150 guests for dining and 200 guests for dancing.

The more traditional beamed Verderers’ Court provides a more romantic and intimate setting for your wedding day celebrations, with between 50-70 guests.

For smaller wedding celebrations for up to 25 guests, The Carolean Room is the perfect option.

Wedding and accommodation packages are available. Discounted wedding packages on weddings within 6 months. The hotel provides a free wedding co-ordinator.

Images are from We are the Wild Things


  • Building of historical interest
  • Disabled toilets
  • Electric car charging point
  • Garden
  • Special Diets
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Weddings and Conferences
  • Wheelchair access


Speech House
GL16 7EL
O/S Ref: SO 620121

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We are situated in the centre of the beautiful Forest of Dean on the B4226, the main road from Coleford to Cinderford.

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Parkend


Associated Businesses

The Speech House Hotel

Historic Hotel, dating back to 1676. Non residents welcome. Great Bar food, Fine Dining in Verderers Court or Private Dining in the Caerleon. Open to non residents dog friendly.

Hotel in or near Coleford
35 ensuite bedrooms

Verderers' at The Speech House Hotel

The hotel offers both bar food and a la' carte dining both in the Orangery and the historic Verderers Court. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening meal. Open to non residents.

Restaurant in or near Coleford

The Orangery at The Speech House Hotel

A great spot for informal dining for a business lunch, a stop-off during sightseeing, or a reward after a refreshing dog walk in the forest.

Restaurant in or near Coleford

Tramper All-Terrain Mobility Scooter Hire

All-terrain mobility scooters are designed to help people with limited mobility access the outdoors and explore the Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford