Venue Hire

There can be few venues that offer a setting more beautiful than Dorchester Abbey.  Inspire your audience and performers, make your wedding the most romantic day possible, or treat your group to a dinner they will never forget!

From large-scale concerts and festivals, to smaller recitals, meetings and dining events; the Abbey is a unique, beautiful and historic venue to use.  The Abbey ‘Guest House’ is a smaller, more intimate space sitting just opposite the West Door of the Abbey; it is perfectly suited to use for meetings, presentations, classes, as well as parties and gatherings.

We have venues with options to suit the size and style of your event, and are happy to discuss packages to suit a wide range of budgets. Our friendly and professional Events Hire Manager and her team are always here to help, both with the planning and on the day.

Contact us to make a booking

To find out how we can create the perfect event with you, please complete our basic information form, email our Events Hire Manager or call her on 0300 030 3003

Hirers Terms and Conditions

To understand more about your commitments when you hire the Abbey as a venue, please do look at our Hirers Terms and Conditions document – it covers everything from Performing Rights to alcohol sales!

Disabled Parking

Dorchester Abbey has 3 disabled parking spaces – these are allocated on the basis of need 48 hours before an event.  Abbey permits are issued for these spaces so please note blue badges are not valid in these spaces. To apply for a permit please contact the parish office on 01865 340007 with your vehicle registration number and details of the event you will be attending and your contact details. Additionally blue badge holders can use the disabled spaces in Bridge End car park and on the High Street. Drivers with disabled passengers are welcome to drop off and collect passengers at the Abbey tower and will be given a permit to park at the Rectory 2 minutes walk away

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