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Hire the Bishops Barn and Wells Recreation Ground

The Bishop's barn is a fifteenth century listed stone building in the historic centre of the city. The barn and the surrounding recreation ground are both available for community events and private bookings.

Please note, booking the Bishops Barn is separate to hiring the Wells Recreation Ground and Bandstand, please refer to the events page if you need to book the Wells Recreation Ground and Bandstand. 

To book the Bishops Barn, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Initial Enquiry

Contact Ideverde on 01749 341664 or email to check availability and hire fee.

Please note that as this venue is in a noise sensitive area, events can be subject to restrictions.

Step 2: Make your Booking

Request your booking and accept the hire terms and conditions by completing and signing word icon Bishops Barn Booking Form [37kb].  Return your form to us at least one month before your event (unless otherwise agreed); please note that failure to return this form within this timescale may result in cancellation.  Upon receipt of your completed form, we'll send you a confirmation of booking and a New Customer Form if you are booking for the first time.

Either email your form to or post it to:


C/o Mendip District Council

Cannards Grave Road

Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BT

PLEASE NOTE:  If you intend to have live or amplified music and/or provide or sell alcohol, then you will also need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice once your booking is confirmed.

Step 3: Payment

An invoice will be issued to you requesting payment by cheque before your event.