Venue Hire

The Beehive is a smart, modern conference, meeting and event centre located in the heart of the traditional market town of Honiton – with easy access by car, rail or air.

Whether you’re looking for a venue to hold a conference, exhibition or wedding reception, a room for community activities, seminars, training course, workshop or meeting, or wish to stage a live event, we have the space for you.  With our 300 seat Auditorium, Function room, Café room and small rooms to choose from, we can provide a suitable space and event support whatever your event.

Easy access for your event participants

By car: 15 minute drive from Exeter on A303. 12 mins from M5. Parking on site with overflow parking nearby
By rail: 11 minute walk from Honiton mainline railway station (London under 3 hours, Exeter 20 minutes)
By air: 15 minutes by car from Exeter International Airport, 75 minutes from Bristol Airport

Convenient nearby accommodation

Honiton Premier Inn, The Pig at Combe, quality guesthouses and B&Bs, country inns and boutique/country manor hotels

We have the technology

High-speed internet and free wifi, Video projection/conferencing, large screen auditorium with cinematic projection and surround sound and professional technical staff.

Discuss your requirements

with Silvia at or telephone 01404 384050

Please see the Beehive Venue Hire Cost for more details.

You will need to complete the Room Booking Enquiry form and read our Booking Terms & Conditions.

The Joanna Leach Auditorium (236 m2) 18.15m x 13m

The auditorium on the ground floor, is an incredibly flexible room with retractable raked seating and an integrated audio system. A large cinema screen is also available with a high-quality overhead projector. The room will accommodate 300 theatre style, 400 standing,  or 125 catered and has an optional stage available if required. The space can be hired for live events, community activities, dance classes, dinner dances, wedding receptions, training seminars and conferences.  This space is also suitable for trade shows, exhibitions and craft fairs.

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Liz Tirard Function Room  (56 m2) 8.5m x 6.6m

The Liz Tirard Room is on the first floor, accessible by stairs or lift, and is very light and airy with proportions that make it ideal for a number of set-up styles, with a maximum capacity of 45. It has wood laminate flooring and air conditioning. It is ideal for seminars, meetings, training, functions, dance classes, rehearsals, and small live events. There is a variety of equipment from flipcharts to projectors available for hire.

Hayward Room (34 m2) 7.7m x 4.4m

The ground floor Hayward Room sits adjacent to The Beehive’s café area. It has wood laminate flooring and is ideal for a training room, a break out room or as a meeting room. A very flexible room with a maximum capacity of 25. There is a variety of equipment from flipcharts to projectors available for hire.

Meeting Room  (19 m2) 5.8m x 3.3m

This room on the first floor is accessible by stairs or lift, and is a multi-purpose room ideal for smaller meetings, a training room or a break out room. A very affordable option for a maximum of 12 people.


The Beehive Café Bar can seat 40. It has free wifi and can provide teas, coffees, soft drinks, snacks, pre-arranged lunches and buffets at competitive rates.

Equipment & Staffing

A variety of equipment from flip charts to projectors is available to hire. We can provide technical support, stewards and ticketing. Please get in touch to receive a tech spec. Click here to see our Technical Equipment Listing.

Hire Costs

For details of room hire costs see Beehive Venue Hire Costs. You will need to complete the Room Booking Enquiry form and read our Booking Terms & Conditions.

Discounted rates

If you are interested in booking space on a regular basis throughout the year we offer discounted rates and free inclusion on our website. Our prices are competitive with discounts available for community groups and registered charities.


If you are interested in hiring any of our spaces, contact Silvia at or telephone 01404 384050


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