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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 recreation ground are both available for community events and private bookings.

To make a booking, 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.