West Hall Barn Venue

Welcome to West Hall Barn, a magnificent stone barn set within the beautiful Dorset countryside.

West Hall Barn was converted in 1999 from stables into a fully functioning, elegant event room. Additional complimenting features including Elm window seating, private lawns and private lake, which all add to the barns charm and relaxed atmosphere.

Originally the stables to West Hall, the Barn itself is over 500 years old. It has been sympathetically converted to retain many of its unique and original features – such as the manger, stone walling and extensive oak beams


  • CAPACITY – The barn is able to seat maximum of 125 people and up to 200 people buffet style.
  • PARKING – We have our own parking close to the barn with wheelchair access.
  • FURNITURE – There area total of 10 round tables, with place setting for a max of 10 guests, that are available for hire with the barn. However we can also recommend suppliers of additional furniture should you wish.
  • CATERERS – You may like to make your own catering arrangements, or we can recommend several firms that offer a wide range of menus from barbecues to banquets, served either buffet style of traditional seating – the choice is yours.

Duration of Hire

Unlike most venues you may have used, we appreciate the time and effort it takes into preparing a venue for that special event.

Our competitive hire charge therefore allows 3 days for build up and 2 days for breakdown.

We are flexible in our approach and welcome the opportunity to discuss with you in person any special requirements you may have, please go to our contact us page and either call or email to discuss in further detail.

At West hall Barn, we appreciate that holding a special event can be costly and try to keep your costs to a minimum. In addition to the provision of the barn, through our local connections, we are able to recommend a full range of tried and tested suppliers who can offer you the following services:

Duration of Hire

We can host many different styles of entertainment from chamber music to a full disco!
The size of the barn and surrounding grounds offers even the largest private functions the chance to choose the entertainment that would best suit the event.

We have a full list of excellent bands, discotheques, firework providers and general entertainment that you may like to use.


  • Head towards the town of Sherborne, Dorset.
  • Take the A352 out of Sherborne and head towards Dorchester
  • About 3 miles out of Sherborne you will come into the village of Longburton
  • In the middle of the village at the bottom of the hill turn left into ‘Whistle Water’ estate (small group of houses). Note if you have got to the pub (Rose and Crown) you have gone to far into the village.
  • Go through ‘Whistle Water’ to the end of the houses (sweeping slightly right)
  • Over the cattle grid and down the private road/track (tarmac drive).
  • Follow this private road/track (tarmac drive) all the way through the small woods over the bridge and up to the farm (past the lake on your right)
  • West Hall Barn at the end of the road on the left.

Entrance through ‘Whistle Water’ estate to the private¬† road/track:¬†Google Map Link

West Hall Farm

Tel/ Fax: 01963 210578

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How to Book

Our Charges vary according to the time of year, the day of week, the size of the function and other details which we would like to discuss in person.

However, we believe that West Hall Barn offers you the most cost effective route to holding that unique and special event. The cost there fore can be strictly controlled offering no nasty shocks!

We warmly welcome enquires through our contact us page, but strongly recommend that you come and see this beautiful venue for yourself. Please call to arrange a viewing at a time that is convenient for yourself.