Venues within Blandford Forum

Venue Capacity Cost (per morning / afternoon / evening session  unless stated) Parking Other facilities Website Phone
Blandford Methodist Church, The Close Chapel 130 seated
Church hall 80 seated
Fellowship room 20 seated
Chapel £28/ session
Church hall £21-28
Fellowship room
Limited, but car parks close by Amplification, loops, stage, pianos, kitchen (£5.50) Christine Downer


01258 860767

Blandford Parish Centre Galilee Hall 100 seated, Emmaus room and Bethany Lounge 20 seated Galilee £50 per session, Bethany and Emmaus £25, whole centre £90 Town centre pay and display only Kitchen, WiFi, screens, projectors and TV, green technology inc solar panels


01258 456260
Blandford School Various Details on application yes
Liz Bishop
01258 451121
Blandford Scout HQ community hall, Eagle House Gardens 100 seated in 2 rooms (can be combined as a hall) cost per morning/afternoon session unless stated £25 or £35 for evenings Monday to Sunday Parking for 30+ vehicles Kitchen (cost included), ½ acre campsite!


Sam Elliott


01258 456369 or


07909 618350

Blandford United Reformed Church, Salisbury St 70 in main hall, and 30 in other room Hall £7.50 / hour

Other room £5.50/hour

Parking available Stage, lighting, sound system, kitchen (£2/hour) Mrs Evans


01258 450518 or



Community Room, Church Lane
(Blandford TC)
40 close seated £25/session Town centre pay and display
01258 454500
Corn Exchange, Market Place (Blandford TC) 200 close seated £85.20 / session Thurs, Fri,         Sat  or bank hols /
£38.40 other days
Town centre pay and display Large stage /
Kitchen (additional cost of £16 per session) /  Dressing rooms
01258 454500
Council Chamber, Market Place
(Blandford TC)
20 seated round meeting table £17.60 / session Town centre pay and display
01258 454500
Hall & Woodhouse Conference Centre Various, including 50 seated in Robert Hall Room £117.50 half day yes Projector, screen, TV etc 01258 486004
Larksmead Pavilion
(Blandford TC)
50 close seated £16/session Large free carpark Dressing rooms and showers /
Large kitchen /Grounds also available
01258 454500
Lavington House, Jubilee Way (Signpost Housing) Approx 60 £2 an hour for charitable groups or £3.50 for non-charitable Small car park Kitchen Lynne Curtis
01258 484873
Railway Hotel, Oakfield Street 80 Depends on

Usually £80 for functions, can be free for meetings

Street parking or free car nearby Bar/Catering available / projector screen 01258 456374
Station Court, Damory Court Street (Signpost Housing)


Approx 60 £2 an hour for charitable groups or £3.50 for non-charitable Free car park next door Kitchen Lynne Curtis
01258 484873
The Crown Hotel, Blandford The Sealy Suite 180 seated, the Woodhouse Suite 35 people seated Sealy half day £250, Woodhouse half day £75 yes Public address and music, WiFi, screen and projectors, bar etc 01258 456626
The Shambles, Market Place
(Blandford TC)
n/a £21.50 a pitch (free to charity or community groups) on Thurs and Sats / £19.90 other days for whole area Town centre pay and display
01258 454500
Town Hall, Market Place first floor at Corn Exchange
(Blandford TC)
50 close seated £16 / session Town centre pay and display
01258 454500
Wessex Court, off Orchard St (Signpost Housing) Approx 60 £2 an hour for charitable groups or £3.50 for non-charitable No parking Kitchen Lynne Curtis
01258 484873
Williams Opportunity Hall 70 seated in main hall, plus smaller meeting room and coffee room £25 / session or £60 for the day Sensory room with childrens play equipment, piano, sound system, new kitchen Liz Hughes


07816 202544

Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion next to Post Office
(Blandford TC)
60 close seated £16 /session Town centre pay and display Gardens / kitchen
01258 454500

Venues in the wider DT11 area

Venue Capacity Cost per session Private parking Other facilities Website Phone

Abingdon Memorial Hall

Iwerne Minster

60 seated £12 a session winter

£10 a session summer

Street parking Kitchen Jean Kennard


01747 811869


Iwerne Minster Village Club


70 people


£10.00 per day


Small car park.  £10 fee if need to use parish field


Kitchen, disabled toilets plus ramp


Mervin Marsh


01747 811339




Bryanston Court, Pigeon close, Blandford St Mary (Signpost Housing) Approx 60 £2 an hour for charitable groups or £3.50 for non-charitable On-street parking Kitchen Lynne Curtis
01258 484873
Cedar Hall

Charlton Marshall

Dance/disco 180 people

Theatre production 146 people

Bingo 90 people

£8 per hour but for regular or contract bookings this reduces to £6 per hour Parking for a minimum of 25 vehicles plus 2 disabled parking bays Kitchen, stage Paul Hannam


01258 459153




Child Okeford Village Hall 80 to 90 seated From £15 an hour yes kitchen


Call Kate Swinfen


01258 861320 or






Durweston Village Hall Main hall 170 seated, meeting room 16 seated £39 approx  /session for main hall, £20 for meeting room. Reduced rates for village residents Car park Large kitchen, stage, sound systems, wireless internet, projectors etc


Davina Tanner


01258 488883

Milborne St Andrew Village Hall 100 seated £11 per hour for main hall, £17 with committee room Parking for approx 20 cars Kitchen, stage


Richard Lock


01258 837929

Old Brewery Hall


Main hall 200

Club room 50

Main hall £7/hr

Club room £5 per session (am/pm/Eve)

Kitchen £7.5

Yes, plus a few disabled spaces Kitchen, sound system,



Liz Sambell


01258 880158


Bookings between 10am and 4pm please

Pimperne Village Hall 100 seated in main hall, 20 in committee room £22/session or £29 evening for main hall. £11 for small room. Carpark for up to 50 cars Kitchen, sound system, stage Robina Pierrepoint


01258 459034

Shillingstone Village Hall (Portman Hall) 100 seated, plus committee room for 20 Various eg meetings £5 an hour Small car park (10-15 cars) Kitchen, stage with lighting etc, changing room, disabled loos and access


Amanda Farrow


01258 860611

Shroton Village Hall 90 people sitting,

120 standing

£26.00 session non-residents

£55.00 session


Sessions (9 – 13:30 and 1:30 – 18:00)

Parking poor have to park on main road Kitchen, sound system, disabled toilet Terry Hill


01258 860020


Spetisbury Village Hall 80 people tables and chairs, 120 seated event, 160 standing £6.50 per hour Car parking poor. Need to park on main road Kitchen, sound system, Stage with lighting, overhead projector with screen


June Lane


01258 858773

Stourpaine Village Hall



80 seated £10 an hour Car park Kitchen, disabled access loos Stourpaine Bookings


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Sutton Waldron Village Hall


50 seated £20 a session Car park for 4 cars only, plus street parking Kitchen, disabled loos


Dora Sherringham


01747 811998

Tarrant Gunville Village Hall (Parish Room)


90 seated £5 an hour Parking poor approximately 20 cars Kitchen, disabled access, PA system, hearing loop Jane Mottram


01258 830491

Tarrant Hinton 60 seated £5 a session plus heating (lost cost due to inadequate heating and facilities) Car park for 6 cars only No kitchen (if food needed it has to be brought in) Mrs Quay


01258 830311

Tarrant Keynestone village hall 150 seated £15 session Mon to Thurs, £30 session Fri to Sun Plenty – in field and car park Kitchen, stage, disabled access loos, 2 smaller rooms (20 and 25 people) Mrs Newman


01258 452313

Tarrant Launceston Village Hall 65 £5.00 per day if local community can attend

£10.00 per day to outsiders

Not much parking 6 cars only Small kitchen, disabled access Karolyn


01258 830119




Winterborne Kingston Village Hall


70 seated Kitchen, stage, disabled access loos Francis Shaxson


01929 471193

Winterborne Whitechurch village hall


80 seated £6 an hour plus £2.50 for kitcen Car park for around 9 cars plus use of school car park next door Kitchen, bar, stage, smaller room Barbara Hutton


01258 880782

Winterborne Zelston & Anderson village hall 60 seated £10 session plus meter Car park for approx 12 plus parking on road Kitchen, curtained ‘stage’ area, loos, small meeting room Rita Burden

01929 459417

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