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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Set on a small working farm in the glorious Dorset countryside, Stockbridge Farm Barn is the perfect setting for your idyllic rural wedding! This fabulous venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, allowing you to celebrate your whole day in one place.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue's stunning Medieval Barn has changed very little from its original state, with beautifully preserved rustic beams and exposed stone. It is simply beautiful, traditional, and timeless. Flower wheels are suspended from the exposed wooden beams, and it is beautifully lit with soft up-lighting and festoon lights crisscrossing the vaulted ceiling. It is carpeted throughout, with a large 18ft wooden dance floor. Stockbridge Farm Barn can comfortably accommodate 180 seated guests, or if you're planning a larger celebration, you can always opt for an adjoining marquee. There is a spacious, fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the Barn together with an adjoining bar and snug. Outside there is a large grass area, perfect for reception drinks and garden games. In front of the farmhouse, the pretty flower garden offers a picturesque setting for your wedding photos, or you may prefer to use the beautiful countryside surrounding the Barn as your backdrop.

Services Offered

The versatile spaces at Stockbridge Farm Barn give you the freedom to create the wedding of your dreams, with their friendly team on hand to offer help and advice when you need it. They can put you in touch with some fabulous recommended suppliers, or you are very welcome to source your own. Before your ceremony, you and your partner can use their get-ready rooms to prepare in and relax. The property also has two beautifully appointed Oak Shepherds Huts available to hire for you or guests as accommodation. They are both very well equipped, extremely comfortable, and simply lovely! Please visit their website and contact 'Cherry,' who will be delighted to help you with more information.

Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pet Friendly
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Totally awesome!

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!
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Probably one of the most stunning wedding venues in the south west!

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!
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5 star

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
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A truely spectacular setting for a wedding reception.

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.
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Beautiful location, full of atmosphere, extremely helpful owner

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.
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Idyllic Venue

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.
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A unique and one off venue for a unique and one off event

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!
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Stunning Venue in a country setting-a one off!

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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