Cripps Barn

(389 reviews) 389 5
Fosscross Lane Bibury Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5BA
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About Cripps Barn

Fosscross Lane, Bibury, Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 5BA

Cripps Barn is the original wedding barn from the family-run Cripps & Co.

Cripps Barn is an 18th century Cotswold barn, set in the heart of the countryside near Bibury in the beautiful Coln Valley. With its flagstone floors, rustic beams and roaring open fireplace, this historic building has been transformed to provide a wedding barn for all seasons.

Ceremonies are held in the main barn, whose solid stone structure is finished with a medieval chandelier, a large stone fireplace, a huge candelabra and two huge entrances bringing light in from a large terrace on one side and the sun-filled Oak Room on the other. We can accommodate 120 guests in this room, with a further 30 guests seated in the Oak Room with a view through to the ceremony.

Alternatively, we have an Oak Pavilion in a woodland glade in the gardens of the barn, for those wishing to hold their wedding ceremony outside in the warmer months.

The grounds of Cripps Barn are as lovely as the barn itself and provide an excellent backdrop for wedding photography. A vast glass and timber door opens out onto a large terrace with views over the Cotswold countryside and onto our woodland garden, complete with fire pits and a large bonfire.

Guests can eat in style in our light and spacious Oak Room, with further dining capacity in the Ceremony Room. We can accommodate 150 seated guests in the Oak Room and 84 seated guests in the Ceremony Room.

Wedding feasts are created by our own chefs, who flame-cook food on a giant rotisserie and BBQ grill. We buy the best, cook it simply and serve it generously.

The main barn is transformed into a spectacular dance floor after dinner, where guests can celebrate into the night thanks to our special late 1 am license.

Our on-site wedding team are on hand to help with everything from the big ideas to the last minute details.

  • 18th century stone barn

  • Candlelit indoor ceremonies

  • Outdoor ceremonies in our woodland glade

  • Capacity - 150 for ceremony and dining, 200 total (including evening guests)

  • Free camping available

  • Exceptional service from the on-site Cripps Barn team

  • Late license until 1 am

• Informal and relaxing environment • Exceptional service from the experienced team at Cripps Barn • Delicious food from a giant rotisserie or all-weather BBQ • Free camping available • Licensed until 1am • Ample accommodation at The Stump Pub, Montreal House, Casina Cottage and The New Inn

Facilities at Cripps Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Cripps Barn Reviews (389)

Perfect Wedding Venue
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By Becky, on 13 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

We got married at Cripps Barn last Saturday and it was honestly the most perfect, beautiful venue! The team are so professional and couldn't do enough to help us throughout the whole booking process. On the day everything ran smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was also absolutely incredible!! People are still talking about the steaks and the potato dauphinoise! Best wedding food we've ever had. Thank you so much to Cripps Barn for making our day completely perfect!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 15/08/2019 11:38:42

Hi Becky, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear you had the most perfect day, and that everyone loved to food so much. We have passed on your kind comments to everyone here, and we all wish you every happiness for your future together as Husband and Wife. Congratulations, once again, from us all at Cripps Barn!

Cripps barn- the perfect venue
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By Camilla and Callum, on 13 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2019

We just got married on the 9th of August and we truly had the most amazing experience at Cripps Barn. All our guests have said it’s the best wedding they’ve been to and love the decor, food, service and now smoothly it ran. Everything was perfect and a special shout out to Lucy who works there as she was phenomenal on the day and Dave in the evening. I wouldn’t change a thing about it and Callum and I will never forget it. A great tip is we paid and booked a coach to take our guests there and back which went down a treat!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 15/08/2019 11:42:17

Hi Camilla and Callum, Wow, what a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review; we are so thrilled that you had an amazing experience with us. We have passed your message on to Lucy, Dave and everyone involved. It's a great tip about the coach, and such a good idea for transporting your guests - thank you for sharing that. Wishing you both every happiness in your new life as Mr and Mrs! Congratulations, again, from all the team at Cripps Barn.

The tithe barn - Bolton abbey
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By Charlotte Cochrane, on 30 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Jul 2019

We got married at Bolton abbey priory church and we knew this from the start however we didn’t have a venue that ticked all of our boxes. I stumbled across the tithe barn online and went to see it. At this point it was a shell of a building but looking at the other barns we had faith and booked it. I am SO glad we did because it is the most beautiful venue I have ever seen and all of our guests were blown away on the day too. It worked perfectly because it is a 5-10 min walk away from the priory church. We got married on the hottest day of the year and because of this were able to make use of the beautiful outside space and the views are incredible. The food was amazing and plenty for everyone! People were complementing it all night. We were struggling for so long to find a venue and I genuinely think it was fate that morning that we found it. I couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else. The staff were amazing and it Truly was a special day and wouldn’t have been as special without this venue!

Wedding Review - Summer 2019
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By Alex and Carrie, on 30 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2019

The photos on the website show how beautiful this venue is, but it’s even more stunning in person. We fell in love with it immediately and booked it almost right away. We couldn’t wait to have our wedding day at such an incredible location. But what made our day so exceptional was the staff. They were helpful, organised and friendly. The whole day went smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing, just enjoy our day. All of our guests raved about the food, which we agree was delicious! We’d like to give a special thanks to James and Dave, our managers for the day, and to everyone working behind the scenes to make it so special. It was the perfect day, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 15/08/2019 11:35:53

Hi Alex and Carrie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so thrilled you had such a wonderful day and that you found the entire experience with our staff so positive; we will certainly pass on your comments to everyone here. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together. All the very best from everyone at Cripps Barn!

Perfect venue worth every penny!
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By Lucy Hoten, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 26 May 2019

Cripps Barn was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Not only is the venue stunning (as commented by all the guests), but their online system and the service that they provided leading up to the day was great with very timely and helpful responses. On the day they made everything run incredibly smoothly, assuring us throughout the day that everything was in hand. They have weddings on the vast majority of days throughout the year but the changeover was seamless and it really felt like it was only ever ‘our’ venue by the way it was handled. On top of this, the staff were fantastic to deal with, especially Lucy, James and the bar manager Dave. Highly recommend!! Thank you so much!!!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 10/06/2019 15:21:13

Hi Lucy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are absolutely thrilled that you found the whole experience so good, but especially that you had such a wonderful day. We will certainly share your kind words with the whole team. It was a pleasure to have you and Elliott here for your special day, and we wish you all the luck and happiness for your married life together. All our best wishes, from everyone at Cripps Barn.

Dream Wedding Venue
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By Hannah & Andy, on 26 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

If you want to wow your wedding guests this is definitely the right venue to choose! A beautiful barn with amazing gardens, you barely need any decoration for this venue and the decoration package they provide is perfect with lanterns and candles. The staff are very professional and you can tell this is a very established wedding venue as everything ran so smoothly throughout the day. Great food and many compliments from our guests. A perfect setting for wonderful photographs. A special thanks to Jodie who was excellent on the day.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 05/07/2019 15:31:31

Hi Hannah and Andy, Thank you for your lovely words! It's so wonderful to hear that you had such an a amazing time and that you loved the barn, the food and the staff too! We will certainly pass on your kind comments to Jodie and all the team involved. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, luck and happiness together. All the very best from us all at Cripps Barn.

Dream wedding
Venue Service

By Phoebe, on 30 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Apr 2019

Amazing venue already stunning so little needed in the way of decoration. Helpful and attentive staff, day ran smoothly and loved every minute of it.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 03/05/2019 16:58:01

Hi Phoebe, Thank you so much for writing us such a lovely review! We we pass on your kind comments to all the team here.

A dream come true
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By Monica, on 24 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2019

We got married on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019. I don’t even know where to begin. From the very moment we went to Cripps Barn to book our wedding the staff have been so helpful. The whole planning of the wedding was stress free and so easy and this was all down to the staff! The food was incredible we didn’t even have a tasting and took a gamble on just booking it anyway ! The lamb chops ! The chorizo sausage and not forgetting the chocolate fondant, Baz & Fred pizzas, everything was just wow! The day was so organised thanks to our front house manager James he was just incredible and so efficient. All the staff on the day attended to our needs and whatever we required they were there ! Everything about this place is beautiful and we couldn’t of picked a better place to get married. We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special! We will definitely be back to visit one day.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 03/05/2019 16:56:16

Hi Monica and Arjun, Thank you so much for your lovely words and taking the time to post us a review. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful day, and that you found it such an enjoyable process. It really was our pleasure to have you here for your day, alongside your friends and family. We will certainly pass your thanks on to James, and the full team involved. Please do come back to visit us, we would love to see you both. With our very best wishes, and every congratulations to you - from us all at Cripps Barn!

A magical winter wedding
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By Gabby, on 21 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2019

Our wedding at Cripps Barn surpassed anything we could have imagined. The location, staff, venue - everything - was absolutely perfect. We opted for an intimate winter wedding which has only 38 of us. The staff arranged the barn in a way which made it look like we filled up the space, despite being able to accommodate many more than that! Lucy was our manager for the day and we couldn't have asked for a lovelier person to have. She was friendly, calm and made sure everyone was happy. The food was cooked wonderfully, with great portions to more than fill up our guests. All through the night, the staff made sure things were kept moving nicely, however they never imposed. It was the most magical day I could have ever hoped for and am so grateful to the team. The only thing I wish was that we could do it all over again :)

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 22/02/2019 13:28:35

Hi Gabby, What a lovely review! We are so pleased your experience with us was perfect, we loved having you here for your special day. We will, of course, pass your comments on to Lucy and the team involved. Wishing you every happiness in your new married life, and we hope to welcome you back for a visit to Cripps Barn in the future. Best wishes and congratulations, again - from us all!

The most amazing day!!
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By Sam Waite, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2018

Thanks to the team at Cripps Barn for giving us the most memorable of wedding days! From the first point of contact they went above and beyond to help deliver our dream day. The venue is absolutely stunning and all of the guests were completely blown away by the food.... Many commenting “The best wedding food they had ever had” A friendly team operating in the most amazing venue. Thanks guys!!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 22/02/2019 13:26:01

Hi Sam, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a wonderful day with us. We will pass on your comments to the full team involved, the chefs will love the feedback on the food! Sending our very best wishes and congratulations, once again, from us all at Cripps Barn.

Out of this world!
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By Hannah Baskett, on 23 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Dec 2018

We got married at Cripps on Saturday 15th December and are still in a bubble about just how amazing the day was, and that is mainly due to this absolutely beautiful barn and the wonderful Cripps staff. We knew we wanted a barn in the Cotswold's, and having looked online at a few we stumbled across Cripps. It was clear it was a popular venue from their online availability calendar, the 15th was the only December Saturday available 16 months out, as we weren't local we couldn't make a viewing for a couple of weeks but were so certain it was 'the one' that we almost booked it without seeing it. When we did finally make a visit, nothing could have prepared us for the feeling you get as you walk in, we were sold within 2 seconds, it is absolutely stunning! There is nothing the barn doesn't have to offer, for summer weddings the grounds are beautiful, so peaceful and private, and for winter weddings like ours, the grand open fireplace, Cotswold stone and candle light make for an atmosphere second to none. The food at Cripps is something else, of top restaurant quality but in feast style quantities! The steak bricks we chose are still being talked about by guests now! Last but by no means least, Cripps staff are diamonds! In the run up there's an easy messaging service for all those little questions you have. And on the day itself, Jodie & Cara made sure it ran like clockwork. Always there but never visible. The whole team are a credit to the venue and we couldn't have asked for more, thank you! If you're looking for a barn venue in the Cotswold's, book it, you will not be disappointed

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 07/01/2019 14:38:12

Hi Hannah, What an amazing review, thank you so much. We are absolutely thrilled that you had such a wonderful time, and it's so lovely to hear how you fell in love with the venue right from the start. It was our pleasure to have you with us at Cripps Barn, and we are so glad that you have such fond memories of the venue, food and staff. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together as Mr and Mrs Baskett. Congratulations, once again, from us all at Cripps Barn.

Beyond Perfect
Venue Service

By Harriet and Adam, on 08 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Dec 2018

We got married on the 8th December 2018 and from start to finish the whole Cripps Barn experience was utterly magical. The beautiful barn speaks for itself. It is well looked after, decorated in a way that means that it feels authentic and rustic. But what makes it even more incredible were the staff. Every single meeting was well managed with every one we spoke to demonstrating their knowledge of the barn but also the whole process which naturally gave us a lot of confidence and comfort. Jodie was our planner and head of staff on the day and did the most fantastic job. We have had so many compliments from our guests. They all especially loved carving their steak bricks on the tables and the vegetarians were blown away by how delicious their Tarka Dhal was! I would highly recommend getting married here. I couldn’t have imagined doing it anywhere else!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 22/02/2019 13:23:25

Hi Harriet and Adam, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a magical experience, and that your guests loved the Steak Bricks. We will, of course, pass your comments on to Jodie and the full team here at Cripps Barn. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together!

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