The Corn Exchange

Corn Exchange Dorchester Wedding Venue

The Corn Exchange, part of The Municipal Buildings in Dorchester are a distinctive feature of the town, Grade II Listed and date back to the mid nineteenth century.

An ideal venue for Civil Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Business or Private events. Since 1995 the Municipal Buildings have been approved for Civil Ceremonies. Your ceremony can take place in one of three rooms.

Corn Exchange, seating up to 250 guests this large ground floor room has full disabled access and is a most impressive venue for larger ceremonies.

Town Hall, a spacious room accommodating up to 120 guests. The Town Hall has a fine vaulted ceiling and oriel window.

Council Chamber,for the more intimate ceremony This room accommodates up to 50 guests and is historically decorated and features a fine display of Civic Insignia and wall plaques recording the Mayors of Dorchester and significant events since 1793.

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Weddings from only £450
Whole Venue Weddings from only £1100 

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Hire the Entire Venue

You can hire single rooms, multiple rooms or the whole venue. No need to wait around for a room to be re-arranged, from ceremony to reception. All at a competitive all-in-one price.

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Grand or Intimate

The Corn Exchange can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests for large weddings, the Town Hall up to 120 guests and for intimate ceremonies the Council Chamber seats up to 50.

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Great Value

With single room weddings from only £450 Or hire the whole venue including Bar, Kitchen, Changing Rooms, Town Hall, Council Chamber and the Corn Exchange for only £1100.

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Licensed Bar

Fully licensed and staffed bar. Has easy access from all ground floor rooms.

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Town Centre Location

Located at one end of Dorchester’s main shopping street. Close to hotels, pubs, restaurants and shops. On site parking for up to 30 cars, more parking close by.

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Fully Equipped

We can provide the stage lighting, Pa system, staging, tables, chairs, flower pedestals and more.