Stockbridge Farm Barn

(8 reviews) 8 5
The Barn Lower Stockbridge Farm Stockbridge Sherborne Dorset DT9 6EP
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About Stockbridge Farm Barn

The Barn, Lower Stockbridge Farm
Stockbridge, Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 6EP

Set on a small working farm in the Dorset countryside, Stockbridge Farm Barn is the perfect setting for an idyllic rural wedding. The gorgeous barn has changed very little from its original state, with beautifully preserved rustic beams and exposed stone, with  the added addition of atmospheric lighting, carpeted floors and an 18-foot wooded dancefloor.  

The venue can comfortably accommodate 180 seated guests or if you’re planning a larger celebration you can always opt for an adjoining marquee. Outside there is a large grass area, perfect for reception drinks and garden games. In front of the farm house, the pretty flower garden offers a picturesque setting for your wedding pictures.

The versatile space, gives you the freedom to create the wedding of your dreams, with friendly team on hand to offer help and advice. They can put you in touch with their recommended suppliers, or alternatively you are welcome to source your own. And you can make use of the fully equipped kitchen and separate bar room.

The venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, allowing you to spend your whole day in one place.

Going forward from 2020 we have a lovely Bride's Room where the Bride can escape to if she wishes to change, refresh her make-up or just take a few moments for herself on the big day!There is a shower room with toilet and a small kitchen area. This comes included with the rental price.

We also offer from Spring 2020 two beautifully appointed Shepherds Huts crafted on site. They are both brand new, very well equipped and just lovely! Each Hut has a comfy double bed, a seperate shower room with toilet and basin and shower, a compact kitchen with sink, drainer, 2 hotplates, a fridge and  a microwave oven. These will be available to hire for the Bride and Groom or Guests - a link to the website will be available soon but in the meantime if you have any questions or require prices please ring Cherry on 01963 210776.


• Set on a working farm in the Dorset countryside • Onsite kitchen, bar area and 18-foot wooded dancefloor • Capacity for 180 guests or more in a marquee • Licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships • Plenty of outdoor space for reception drinks and garden games • Source your own suppliers or use their recommended list

Facilities at Stockbridge Farm Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Stockbridge Farm Barn Reviews (8)

Totally awesome!
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By Kim and Katherine Edgecombe, on 07 Dec 2006

We held our wedding reception here at the end of October and it was fantastic! 150 people and the best party we could have imagined. The barn was really atmospheric and looked stunning without having to spend a fortune on decorations. All the guests thought it was amazing and totally memorable. Cherry was incredibly helpful and rain or shine, whatever your reason for a party - this is the place!

Probably one of the most stunning wedding venues in the south west!
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By Mark and Ellen Gould, on 05 Dec 2006

This is an absolutely stunning barn! The pictures don’t do it justice! It really does need to be seen in real life for you to truly appreciate its true beauty especially at night when the barn is lit up! All the guests were amazed by the barn and the up lighters really help set the mood for a truly great atmosphere! The weather was terrible on the day which meant that most of our wedding photos had to be taken inside instead of outside the church. The barn lent itself beautifully as the backdrop and photos look great! Cherry the owner is always on hand to offer as much or as little help as you require and we simply can’t recommend this venue enough!

5 star
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By Marcus Graziano, on 21 Nov 2006

Our wedding comprised of a Thomas Hardy themed hog roast and barn dance....the barn/location and effortless help provided by all concerned at the barn namely Cherry, made it a dream come true

A truely spectacular setting for a wedding reception.
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By Will and Charlotte Miller, on 20 Sep 2006

We couldn''t have asked for anything more on our wedding day. A truely unique venue which all the guests commented on. As soon as you step into the barn you fall in love with the building and can instantly see its potential. The owner Cherry was so accomodating and always there to help. We would highly recommend this as a wedding reception venue.

Beautiful location, full of atmosphere, extremely helpful owner
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By Chris Humphreys, on 12 Jul 2006

This is an exceptionally beautiful barn which can accommodate over 100+ people. It is briming with character, and set in the heart of Dorset's wonderful countryside. I can only say a very big thank you to Cherry for all her assistance and advice in sourcing accommodation for guests and some extras.

Idyllic Venue
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By Dan and Joanne Denham, on 14 Jun 2006

The barn itself is amazing and set in a beautiful area of Dorset countryside but close enough to Sherborne with its main line station, taxi firms and hotels to be very convenient for guests. Cherry (the owner) is very helpful from the outset. All of our guests commented on how amazing and intimate the venue was. The caterers also love it as it is easy to work in.

A unique and one off venue for a unique and one off event
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By Carina and Nick Evans, on 29 Mar 2006

My husband and I were married at the Abbey in Sherborne and had our reception at stockbridge Farm Barn. From the word go, the owner, Cherry, was totally on hand, helpful and nothing seemed to phase her or was too much. We adored the venue as it is so unique and just lent itself to our theme totally and the guests were blown away with the venue once it was decorated and ready to go. The service was amazing and we had some great caterers who worked well in the designated kitchen spot. The whole evening was fantastic and that was mostly down to the work that had gone into it from Cherry and her team of helpers. HUGE THANK YOU!

Stunning Venue in a country setting-a one off!
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By Nina Shaw-Porter, on 09 Feb 2006

The Barn at Stockbridge is an amazing venue which impressed many of our wedding weary guests. Cherry Willoughby (the owner) is incredibly helpful and patient! Our wedding went so smoothly and most of our thank you letters commented on the uniqueness and "wow" factor of our venue. It is in a peaceful and beautiful setting and you don't feel as though you are in a rented venue but could be at home. Also, there are plenty of lovely places to stay nearby and an excellent taxi service despite it's rurality. We couldn't have hoped for better!

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