If you are thinking of getting married in Dorchester then look no further. Dorchester Corn Exchange is one of Dorchester’s most historic buildings dating back to the mid nineteenth century and you can have exclusive use of the whole venue for your wedding. There are three rooms of differing sizes available for your wedding ceremony with the largest being able to comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests.

Exclusive use of the building enables you to hold your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception all under one roof. Exclusive use of the Corn Exchange includes a licensed bar with staff, a Town Hall Keeper to make sure everything is as you want it, a fully equipped kitchen for your caterers, stage lighting, Pa system, staging, tables, chairs, flower pedestals and use of the car park which holds up to thirty vehicles.

Virtual Tour

Our virtual tour of the Corn Exchange building lets you explore the interior of our wonderful venue.

Full 360 tour, see the stunning double vaulted ceiling in the Town Hall, zoom in to check out the smallest detail or zoom out to take in a whole room.

Take a Virtual Tour

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Suitable for intimate or grand weddings and receptions the Corn Exchange is a truly fantastic venue, steeped in history but with modern facilities you can be sure of a memorable day.

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For an amazing price of £1,000 you can have exclusive use of the whole building for the whole of your wedding day – these exclusive all day packages are limited in number so early booking is advised.

dorchester weddings at the corn exchange

The Corn Exchange is not just for weddings and receptions, it is a great venue for pretty much any occasion, birthday parties, cooking demonstrations, conferences, cinema, dance and music and more. Room hire starts at just £20 per hour.  Due to many events that are pre-booked please be aware that there is very limited availability for the Corn Exchange room.  But please remember that we do have the lovely Town Hall available most weekend evenings.

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The Corn Exchange is also the regular home to Dorchester Arts, LeRoc and Latin Jam dance classes, Bridge Club and lessons, Taekwondo classes, Country Market, Fizzy Boppers, Historic Dance classes – take a look at the events page to see what’s on.

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December 16 2018

Sun 16 Dec • The Little Match Girl – 13:30 & 16:30

01305 266926

Sun 16 Dec • The Little Match Girl

Corn Exchange

Sun 16 Dec

13:30 & 16:30

Accessible **
Suitability: 4+
£8 / £6 / £25

80 minutes


December 17 2018
7:00 pm



We meet each Monday evening for duplicate bridge starting at 7.15 pm ( please be there by 7pm ) at the Dorchester Corn Exchange / Municipal Building, on the corner of High East Street ...


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Municipal Buildings
High St East
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
Phone: 01305 265840 / 266861
Fax: 01305 266085