The Meeting House is where your national government (or what passes for it) comes to meet. Aside from training a few elite units and being where your patriots spawn, the Meeting House is also where Reforms and Policies are enacted.
If a despotic type of government (namely, Despotism) is researched, the Meeting House is then upgraded into the Palace. Aside from training elite units, it also has extra health, it can attack enemies and it can also detect cloaked units. Additionally, it provides a small wonder point bonus, thus allowing factions with Despotism a slight advantage in achieving Wonder victories.
- The model of the Macedonian Meeting House is based on the Bouleuteria of Athens.
- The model of the Roman Meeting House is based on the Curia Julia.