Our Fabulous Barn!
Licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships both inside and out, Stockbridge Farm Barn is a truly wonderful place to get married and celebrate your wedding. The rustic barn, courtyard and surrounding landscape will captivate your guests and create memories to treasure for a lifetime. It really is a venue to fall in LOVE with!
Getting Married at Stockbridge Farm Barn!
Our wonderful barn is absolutely beautiful - traditional, rustic and timeless. It retains many of its original features and exudes character and charm. Fabulous flower wheels are suspended from the exposed wooden beams and it is beautifully and tastefully lit with soft up-lighting and festoon lights criss-crossing the vaulted ceiling. It is carpeted throughout, with a spacious 18ft.2 wooden dance floor, so you really can dance the night away and celebrate in style!
We can seat up to 180 people comfortably inside the barn, or for larger celebrations and events, you might like to add an adjoining marquee. If table planning for a larger wedding seems a little daunting, we can even recommend a fabulous website to help make it really easy to work out seating arrangements - just ask and we would be delighted to email you the details. If you are planning a smaller and more intimate 'Micro Wedding', pop on through to our dedicated page for more information. Whatever the size of your celebration, we will always do our very best to help.
When it comes to catering, we offer total flexibility. We have hosted weddings with Hog Roasts, BBQs, pizza and ice-cream vans! Whatever your catering preference, rest assured there are ample facilities with a spacious fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the Barn.
We also have the most wonderful ‘snug’ and separate Bar area adjoining the barn – perfect for providing your guests with the tipple of their choice or fizz and cocktails!
The idyllic courtyard, filled with greenery and flowers in the spring and summer months, provides a romantic outside space for your Ceremony and offers a wonderful area for your guests to gather, enjoy drinks and canapés, or to simply relax long into the evening before those all-important ‘sparkler send-offs’ bring your special day to a close.
The courtyard also provides the most amazing photographic opportunity with the Barn as a stunning backdrop.
You might also like to make use of our beautifully planted flower garden located in front of the farmhouse for your portrait and family group photos. Wander just a little further and you will be in the breathtakingly beautiful Dorset countryside surrounding the Barn, providing countless opportunities for those all-important romantic newly-wed photos.
If you are thinking about including outdoor entertainment for your guests, we also have a large grassed area to the side of the barn which provides the most perfect space for festival or carnival themed wedding games – from skittles to coconut shies and croquet!
For lots more wedding inspiration, pop on through to our Gallery to see how some of our lovely couples have celebrated in style at Stockbridge Farm Barn.
Whatever the size of your wedding or event, rest assured we have ample parking on site.
Working in collaboration with ‘Stockbridge Huts’, we are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to hire the perfect solution to the ‘smallest room’ for your wedding. We have a delightful purpose built, fully plumbed Shepherd's Hut situated on site, housing three ladies toilets and one gent’s toilet, with two urinals. With top of the range fittings we think you will agree, these are so much more than your average mobile toilet unit!
For more information, pricing and to book, please visit Stockbridge Huts directly here .
We have two wonderful bespoke wooden Shepherds Huts on site, together with a beautifully converted ‘Milking Parlour’. Many of our couples choose to book the Parlour as a ‘Bride’s Room’. It’s the ideal space for your Bridal party to prep, or simply to use if you need to take a breath during your special day. For full details of our accommodation, please click here.
We believe that every wedding is totally unique. At Stockbridge Farm Barn you will have total flexibility to design any theme, style or atmosphere for your special day, dressing the venue entirely as you wish.
So whether you are planning an intimate gathering or something rather more grand in scale, rest assured we are here to help with lots of advice and top tips along the way.
Flexibility - Your Wedding, Your Way!
Are you looking for wow-factor florals, the most delicious wedding cake, light-up LOVE Letters, a Prosecco Wall or stunning wedding table centrepieces? At Stockbridge Farm Barn, you are very welcome to organise your own suppliers for everything from catering and flowers to balloons and entertainment. However if you are not sure where to start or are feeling a little overwhelmed with wedding planning or venue styling, you might like to have a look at our recommended list of trusted suppliers – people we know who will work to make your wedding simply ‘the best day ever’! Whatever you decide, we are on-hand to help when you need us.
Arranging your Civil Ceremony
Whether you choose to say 'I do' inside or outside at Stockbridge Farm Barn, you will need to arrange registrars for your special day. To do this, please contact Dorset Registrars directly here or at:
Dorset Registration Service
Dorset History Centre
T: 01305 225153
Other Celebrations & Events
With its incredibly flexible space, Stockbridge Farm Barn is absolutely perfect for a wide variety of social events or gatherings other than weddings. From christenings and naming ceremonies, to anniversaries, birthdays and retirement parties, exhibitions and banquets – we are always happy to help.
Simply contact us to discuss your plans, and we will be delighted to advise you on how the Barn can be configured to suit your needs.