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Your wedding day

YOUR WEDDING DAY AT THE SPEECH HOUSE

The Speech House offers you the choice of four unique rooms to hold your wedding celebrations in.

Our purpose built and stylish Edwin Tauber Suite is ideal for larger weddings, as is the more traditional and historic Verderers’ Court. The Carolean Room is the perfect setting for smaller, more intimate weddings. The Orangery is ideal for post ceremony welcome drinks and canapés, allowing your guests to mingle and enjoy the adjoining garden.

What your wedding day includes

To make it simpler to choose and cost your wedding day celebrations we have included in all weddings:

  • Your very own ‘Brides Book’ packed full of information, menu ideas, traditions and suppliers
  • The option to consult with our Head chef to tailor your perfect wedding breakfast menu.
  • A dedicated wedding manager to help co-ordinate your day
  • Silver cake stand and knife.
  • All white table linen, crockery and glassware
  • Our house DJ
  • Bar facilities and staff

Our experienced wedding manager can also assist with and provide quotes for:

  • Advice on the wine list and selections
  • Evening entertainment and bands
  • Flower arrangements to match your colour scheme
  • Photographers
Sample 2019 Wedding Breakfast at the Speech House

The traditional format wedding breakfast for 60 guests, based on menu A.

This is just a guide and you can build your own bespoke wedding package from the information in your ‘Brides Book’.

Welcome Drinks x 60 @ £4.70 per head £ 282.00
Three Course Wedding Breakfast x 60 @ £33.00 per head £1980.00
House Wine x 30 bottles @ £18.00 each £ 540.00
Toast Wine x 12 bottles @ £24.75 each £ 297.00
Evening Buffet x 60 @ £16.25 per head £ 975.00

Total £4074.00 + Venue Fee

 

SAMPLE MENU

Pressed Ham Hock and Parsley (Menu A)
Picallili, Pea Shoots and freshly baked Sourdough

Home Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad (Menu B) 
Freshly Shaved Parmesan, Crispy Croutons

Serrano Ham and Charred Peaches (Menu C)
Pea Shoot Salad, Sunblushed Tomatoes 

*****

Chicken Wellington (Menu A)
Mushroom and Tarragon Duxelle, Fondant Potato, Shallot and Smoked Bacon Jus

Fillet of Sea Bass (Menu B)
New Potatoes, Cockle and Samphire Chowder 

Fillet of Welsh Beef (Menu C)
Forest Mushrooms, Fondant Potato, Green Peppercorn Sauce

*****

Classic Lemon Tart  (Menu A)
Clotted Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Forest Delice (Menu B)
Dark Chocolate and Cherry Mousse, Cherry Compote

Warm Chocolate Brownie (Menu C)
Peanut Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Sauce

 

  • Your individual menu will be chosen from the full range of choices at your planning meeting. A £5 per person supplement will be applied if choices are provided.
  • Extra courses can be added to your menu.
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered for.
  • The same starter, main course and dessert should be chosen for all your guests apart from vegetarians, children and any special dietary requirements.
The venue fee

Our venue hire fee remains the same regardless of season although prices are lower for weddings taking place from a Sunday to Thursday.

Edwin Tauber Suite for reception, evening party and disco
Monday – Thursday = £765
Friday and Sunday** = £1145
Saturday = £1470

(Please note the charges for the Verderers’ Court for your ceremony are waived when using the Edwin Tauber Suite.

Verderers’ Court for ceremony or reception, up to 50 guests with no evening party
Monday – Thursday = £125
Friday and Sunday** = £250
Saturday = £375

Verderers’ Court for both your ceremony and reception, up to 50 guests with no evening party
Monday – Thursday = £250
Friday and Sunday** = £500
Saturday = £765

The Carolean for ceremony and/or reception, up to 20 guests with no evening party
Monday – Thursday = £125
Friday and Sunday** = £200
Saturday = £250

The Orangery - exclusive use for welcome drinks and canapés
Monday – Thursday = £265
Friday and Sunday** = £330
Saturday = £435

** Classed as Saturday on Bank Holiday weekends.

WEDDING ACCOMMODATION

For the night of your wedding, you and your guests can relax and enjoy the convenience of staying on at the Speech House after the celebrations draw to a close.

The Oak Room, our bridal suite, along with all our main house rooms, have been carefully refurbished to reflect the traditional historic country house charm of the hotel. Your guests can also stay overnight, choosing from one of our more spacious main house rooms or the cosy courtyard rooms.

Your wedding guests can enjoy a 10% discount (10 or more room booking*). If you choose to extend your stay to a second night, get 50% off the room rate.

View bedroom details

Room 4 - The Oak Room (The Bridal Suite)
This stunning room on the first floor has an incredible seven foot four poster bed with a large bay window and dressing room.

Room 2 - The Beech Room
Another beautiful room on the first floor with an antique seven foot four poster bed, also often used as a bridal suite.

Room 6 - The Chestnut Room
A stylish junior suite on the second floor with a separate lounge area. This room has a sofa bed and can be a double or twin beds.

Room 5 - The Larch Room
An elegant room on the first floor with a king-size four poster bed.

Room 10 - The Birch Room
A superior double room on the second floor with an additional sofa bed.

Room 14 - The Yew Room
A superior double room on the second floor with exposed beams.

Rooms 1, 3, 7 and 9 - Ash, Willow, Holly and Sycamore Rooms
Superior double or twin rooms on the first and second floors.

Rooms 8, 11, 12 and 15 - Hazel, Elm, Alder and Cedar Rooms
Cosy double rooms on the second floor.

Room 16 - Hopewell Room
Single Room on the first floor.

Or pick a cosy Courtyard Room

Rooms 20, 22, 26 and 29-34
Six standard ground floor doubles and three twins with more modern décor.

Rooms 24, 25, 27, 28
Cottage rooms on the 1st floor.

Rooms 17, 18 and 19
Family rooms with one double and two single beds.

Rooms 36-40
Modern four poster rooms with stylish bathrooms.

* All rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Terms & Conditions

Children
Several of our rooms can accommodate children either on single beds, sofa beds, z beds or in travel cots. The cost is £20 per child aged 2 and over. Cots and z beds are limited in number so please do let us know as soon as possible if you need one. The family rooms and standard double and twin courtyard rooms have showers only with all other rooms having a bath with shower over.

Dog-Friendly
Rooms 17 to 34 are dog-friendly and dogs are charged at just £10 per night. Dogs are allowed in the bars, reception area and Orangery only.

Check-in / Check-out
Rooms are normally available from 2pm unless they have not been used the previous evening and cannot be guaranteed any earlier although we will do our best to make sure rooms taken for the wedding are serviced first. Checkout is at 10.30am, however, this can be extended to 12.00 noon for an extra £15, subject to availability.

Please view our Standard Wedding Terms & Conditions