Hire the Bishops Barn, Bandstand and Wells Recreation Ground

The Bishop's Barn, Bandstand and Wells Recreation Ground are available for community events and private bookings. The Bishop's Barn in Silver Street, Wells is a 15th century tithe barn that is a designated Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument. Mendip District Council is the Trustee for the Wells Recreation Ground, that includes the Bishop's Barn.

To book, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Initial Enquiry

Contact Idverde on 01749 341664 or email facilitiesrequest@idverde.co.uk to check availability and the hire fee.

PLEASE NOTE: this venue is in a noise sensitive area, so 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 Icon for word Bishops Barn Booking Form [37.89KB].  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 facilitiesrequest@idverde.co.uk or post it to:


C/o Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BT

PLEASE NOTE:  If live/amplified music and/or the provision or sale of alcohol are involved, then you will also need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice before your booking can be confirmed.

Step 3: Payment

An invoice will be issued to you requesting payment before your event takes place.