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Funeral Receptions & Wakes

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If you are looking for a funeral reception or wake venue in Dorset, which offers the privacy to mourn the loss of a loved one and to celebrate their lives, Stockbridge Farm Barn is the ideal location. 

Parking & Accessibility

The Barn has ample free car parking, and is easily accessible from local churches, burial grounds and crematoriums in Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester.  

Inside Space

Whatever the size of your reception or wake, we will always do our very best to help. We can seat up to 180 people comfortably (with standing room for many more) inside the barn. Tables and chairs are provided (please note table linen is not included, however we can recommend an excellent supplier should you need assistance with this).

Bar & Snug

We have a separate licenced Bar & Snug adjoining the barn. For more information about the Bar, please contact 'Victoria' on T: 07780 794 124

Outside Space

The courtyard immediately to the front of the Barn provides the perfect outside space for guests to gather. It is filled with greenery and flowers in the spring and summer months and has several large tables and chairs. There is also a large grassed area to the side of the Barn with surrounded by mature trees. The surrounding views are beautiful, overlooking grass farmland and the setting is peaceful and tranquil.


When it comes to catering, we offer total flexibility. Whatever your catering preference, rest assured there are ample facilities with a spacious fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the Barn. You are very welcome to source your own caterers, or you might like to have a look at some of our recommended suppliers here.


We are available for receptions and wakes  from the beginning of April to the end of October, closing November through to the end of March. Please note, for receptions in April or September/October, there may be a need for heating in the Barn which will incur a small additional fee. 


Contact Us

Please contact us to request a bespoke quotation for your reception or wake.

At Stockbridge Farm Barn we will ensure your time with us runs smoothly and with sensitivity, so that your loved one is honored in a way that is befitting with privacy and understanding. Contact us today to discuss any special requirements, check availability of arrange a viewing of the Barn.

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