£3250 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are open, hosting socially distanced viewings and weddings. Offering bespoke packages for smaller weddings within government guidelines.
Have you always dreamed of having a country wedding? Then you might have to look no further- this 17th century stone barn in the coastal Dorset might be the ideal venue for you!
Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Standard Lowest price starts from £3250.00 for midweek Weddings in 2022 Please enquire about pricing for smaller number weddings due to government restrictions
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence


Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Full Description
The Barn is surrounded by a beautiful valley. There is plenty of space outside to set up marquees should you wish to increase the capacity from 130 seated guests. You are free to plan hire the barn and do all the planning, however, if you would like some help, we would be happy to recommend local suppliers.


Year Business Was Established
No. of People In Team
Emily @LotusPhotographyUK
Wedding: October 2020
February 2021
Amazing Venue
I photographed a wedding at Gorwell Farm on the wettest day in the UK since 1891. You'd think that would have put a damper on the day, but honestly, it was still beautiful. The day started in the self accommodation on site, which was a huge bonus as the bride didn't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic to get to the wedding. A quick run to across the courtyard (it was pouring with rain) to the barn and the ceremony could begin. First thing I have to mention is that although I expect the barn to be freezing, it has underfloor heating and stayed cosy and warm throughout the whole day. The couple had moved their wedding indoors and due to Covid restrictions, only had a handful of guests. The barn didn't feel overpowering, big and empty though, it felt intimate and cosy. We did venture outside very briefly for photos under the gazebo. Even in the pouring rain, you could see it would be a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding. The team there really did go above and beyond, and the couple raved about how accommodating they had been with the changes due to covid. Whether you're planning a summer festival vibe or an intimate winter wedding, this is a beautiful venue.
Becky and Neil
Married in June 2018
November 2018
Personal, beautiful venue
Gorwell Farm is a stunning venue where you get to choose everything for yourselves. We found it so much more personal than other venues we viewed. Mary is amazing, and allows you to have the venue from the Thursday until the Sunday which means you have loads of time to set up. It does mean you have to find suppliers for lighting, furniture, sound system etc...but Mary knows some amazing suppliers who have worked there many times, so know exactly what they are doing. The cottages on site are great for family members too.
Location & Contact Details


Gorwell Farm, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JX, England

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