“Stockbridge Farm Barn is a truly spectacular building and is an example of what is arguably one of the finest medieval barns to be found in England.”
Stockbridge Farm Barn
Your Idyllic Wedding Venue
Stockbridge Farm Barn is situated four miles south of Sherborne, with its historic abbey. It is set on a small working farm in the glorious Dorset countryside, the very area that inspired Thomas Hardy.
Zoe and Neil Stow
Perfect for any Social Function
Unlimited potential for all kinds of social functions and special events in this magical corner of Dorset from an idyllic wedding through Medieval Banquets, anniversary and birthday parties to exhibitions.
“Having just been married here I can say with great confidence that this is one simply outstanding venue! Cherry and her team are incredibly polite, helpful and very quick to respond to all communications. They always went the extra mile which made organising the wedding so much easier. The venue itself is beautiful and it comes with so much that you don’t need to hire in much. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.”
Mark & Ellen
“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.”
Kirsty & Jason
“We loved the barn the moment we came up the drive way on our first visit, and that love never faded, and will last forever in my memory! I had an absolutely amazing day, and had so many positive comments about the barn. It was an absolute dream to be able to style it how we wanted to, and our overall affect worked really well I thought. Thank you so much for always making yourself available and helping us plan our special day!”
Kerrie & Mark
“Our guests were completely blown away by the barn and, despite our such small numbers and relatively small budget, so many of them told us it was the best wedding they’d ever attended. This was, in no small part, down to you allowing us complete freedom in what we wanted to do and always being on hand every step of the way to offer such friendly advice and assistance. You really gave us the confidence to make the day completely personal to us; something that we’re so pleased we had the opportunity to do.”
Zoë & Neil
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your involvement in our wedding. Stockbridge Farm Barn is an amazing venue and we are so glad that we chose to hold our wedding there. The choice of wedding venue is more than the building, however, and right from our first meeting we had complete confidence in you and how you would help us arrange our dream wedding. You were always on hand for a quick chat on the phone or to arrange viewings to measure up for decorations and nothing felt like too much trouble for you.”
Emma & Peter
“Thank you so much for all your help in preparing for the wedding, you were extremely helpful in answering any of our questions and in advising companies we could use for things like the catering and portable lavatories. The barn was absolutely stunning on the day and so many of our guests have come back to us saying what a beautiful setting it was for our wedding reception. The atmosphere in the barn during our wedding breakfast was amazing, and it looked fabulous when we turned the lights down for the band to start it transformed into a fantastic party venue for the evening!”
Carina & Nick
“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.”
Viv & James
“We cannot recommend using Stockbridge Barn Farm highly enough! We used it as the venue for our wedding reception which took the form of a sit down Champagne, afternoon tea for 180 and a hog roast and dancing into the evening. Everything went fantastically well; the barn is stunningly beautiful and really set the scene for the country wedding that we wanted. Stockbridge Barn offered us great flexibility as we could choose our own suppliers rather than being tied to the ones chosen by the venue, as was the case in many other places we looked at.”
Liz & Jonathan
“Our wedding day was so perfect and absolutely everything that we planned. We have been inundated with guests praising the barn as such a fantastic venue (you may be getting some more enquiries soon from some of them!). You were ever so helpful and your flexibility allowed us to create the exact day that we wanted. My only regret is that we can’t do it all over again! We would like to wish you the very best for the future and will be sure to keep you in mind should we be holding a party in the future!!”
Emily & Jonathan
“Thank you for a wonderful day back in mid April. We so enjoyed our wedding day at the barn. It was a very special venue and so nice to be able to celebrate with friends and family back in the area where I grew up. From the very beginning you were a breath of fresh air amongst all of the wedding planning and people we dealt with! I really appreciate how you helped facilitate our wedding reception with such an accommodating attitude; it really was a blessing to us. So thank you for making at least one part of the organising easy!”
Hayley & Adam
“Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. Your help before and after our wedding was invaluable. Our guests all agreed that the barn was an amazing venue and even if we’d have won the lottery, we’d still have wanted to have our wedding here – it was perfect for us! The photo’s all looked stunning, both inside and outside of the barn and the fact that there was a separate bar and dance floor really worked well for people who just wanted a quiet drink or a chat.”
Libby & Richard
“Thank you so much for the most beautiful venue for our wedding day, and for all that you did to help us both prior to, during and after our special day. We really couldn’t have wished for anything else! We had a wonderful day, followed by a lovely couple of nights in Lyme Regis, and two weeks of sunshine around the Cornish coast in our van.”
Jenny & Brian
“We would both like to thank you so much for all your help while we were organising last Saturday’s wedding at the barn. Everyone thought it was a fantastic venue especially when enhanced by the effect of the up-lighters. Nothing seemed too much trouble for you and you did your utmost to accommodate all our requests – especially the sky lanterns! You will be delighted to know that many of the guests declared it to be one of the best weddings that they had been to.”
Lucy & James
We had such a wonderful wedding reception at Stockbridge Farm Barn, and we highly recommend it to anyone planning their special day, or any other kind of celebration. The barn has a magical quality to it, and it was just the right size to provide space and grandeur, but with a really comfortable and personal feeling.
We now have 2 charming Shepherds Huts with sleeping for 2 and a spacious refurbished Mobile home with a double and single bedroom available for hire on site.
A comfortable and well equipped Brides room is available on the day for the Bride to check her hair and make up, have a cup of tea or just generally escape for a few minutes to re-charge her batteries!
Lastly, we now have a brand new craftsman made Shepherds Hut Toilet Unit – it blends really well with the ancient Barn and is available for hire at a cheaper price than other luxury loos – please see website on the Links page under Toilets and Services.