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Bowerchalke Barn

Cranborne Chase

Capacity – Seated: 150

Capacity – Standing: 150

Cost of Space Hire: £££

We love this Secret Space because…

Set in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bowerchalke Barn is a beautiful thatched threshing barn. Built in 1691 from locally sourced Elm, it has eight bays with two threshing floors and is one of the largest of its kind in the county! The barn is a vast open beam space, brimming with rustic features and its huge glazed double doors showcase a spectacular open view of the Chalke Valley countryside.

Perfect for corporate client events, guest entertainment and team building activities alike, Bowerchalke Barn is one of the most unique venues in Wiltshire. Equipped with a rustic barrel bar and hay bales, the characterful space provides a fantastic opportunity for decorating the barn to any style or theme. Situated on a working farm in 1,200 acres of land, with surrounding fields, ponds and woodland, the barn is an event space your guests won’t forget in a hurry.

First-class food

Adjacent to the barn, an 1800c farm stead building has recently been converted into commercial kitchens which is now home to Bowerchalke Barn’s new in-house caterers “Barnett’s of Bowerchalke”. The head chef Max is Michelin star trained and has worked at high-end restaurants across the world, including at the Prime68 restaurant at the top of the world’s tallest building. Barnett’s offer food of the best quality, all of which is sourced from within a 20-mile radius, his team tailor the menu specifically to each client, with tastings provided as standard.

A spot of glamping!

The acres of surrounding fields are popular with guests who like to camp – or even glamp, and guests can enjoy a full view of the beautiful venue from their tents. Bowerchalke’s unique luxury shepherd hut toilets are a quirky and fitting addition to the barn, and with a variety of lights, candles and lanterns, the rolling countryside backdrop sets an idyllic scene for photos and space for mingling.

Take your time…

Bowerchalke Barn is renowned for giving guests plenty of time to set up and prepare their events. Its relaxed vibe is reflected by the venue staff – with previous clients commenting on the “friendly, accommodating and helpful” service.

The barn is suitable for parties, award ceremonies, christenings and naming ceremonies, art exhibitions and photography shoots – the large barn and outdoor spaces provides a versatile setting for whatever event you had in mind.

Surrounded by breath-taking views and full of rustic features, Bowerchalke Barn provides service of the highest order and is the ideal setting for any kind of occasion, particularly corporate events, where tables, chairs, lighting and A/V equipment is easily accommodated.


Ideally located between Wiltshire and Dorset – Cranborne Chase is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Parking for up to 150 guests
Traditional barn with character aplenty – you might just see some of the 700 sheep or 50 Dexter cattle!

Knowle Farm


Bowerchalke Barn

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