The Beehive is a smart, modern conference, meeting & event venue, built in 2014, and located in the heart of the market town of Honiton – with easy access by car, rail or air. Whether you’re looking for a venue to hold a conference, exhibition, a room for community activities, seminars, training courses, 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 smaller meeting 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.


with Caroline Retter at or telephone 01404 384050.

Please see the Beehive Venue Hire Costs for more details.

You will need to complete the Room Booking Form and read our revised Booking Terms and Conditions.

There is also a Covid-19 risk assessment for hirers to complete. This sample document can be used as a guide to help your produce your own COVID-19 risk assessment for use of the Beehive. It is intended as a supplement to your group’s ordinary risk assessment.


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 or 125 catered and has an optional stage available if required. The space can be hired for live events, community activities, dance classes, training seminars and conferences.  This space is also suitable for trade shows, exhibitions and craft fairs.


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 40 in theatre set-up style. 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.

THE HAYWARD ROOM (34 M2) 7.7M X 4.4M

The Hayward Room sits adjacent to The Beehive’s café area on the ground floor. It has wood laminate flooring, multiple power sockets, and is ideal for a training room, a break out room or meeting room. A very flexible room with a maximum capacity of 25 in theatre set-up style. There is a variety of equipment from flipcharts to projectors available for hire.


Prefer not to work from home? Enjoy the warmth and wifi at The Beehive and rent a desk for £10 an hour in the Hayward room next to the café. Includes a dedicated power socket, wifi, table and padded chair. Please call in advance to check room availability. Payment by card or cash on arrival.


This room on the first floor is accessible by stairs or lift. It is ideal for team meetings, collaborative work, presentations and small events. The room comes with a noticeboard and is a very affordable option for a maximum of 12 people theatre style or 8 boardroom style.


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.


A variety of equipment from flip charts to projectors is available to hire. We can provide technical support, stewards and ticketing. Click here to see our Technical Equipment information.


For details of room hire costs see Beehive Venue Hire CostsYou will need to complete the Room Booking Form and read our revised Booking Terms and Conditions.

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

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