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Cripps Barn

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50 to 150 Guests

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 until1 am
  • Ample accommodation at The Stump Pub, Montreal House, Casina Cottage and The New Inn


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In the Country
Unusual Weddings
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Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
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Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
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Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad

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    Mike F. Married on 14/09/2021
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    Perfect venue, amazing team

    The venue is stunning, the food is excellent, and the team were incredible. We had such a perfect day at Cripps Barn and would recommended it to anyone.
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    Georgina M. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Incredible.

    From start to finish the team at Cripps were a delight - answering every query and supporting all the way! The views, the setting, the food, drink, and staff made our day incredible! Guests are still talking about it and saying it’s the best wedding they’ve attended! Thank you to Cripps for everything! Star team - Jamie, Jodie, Dom and Aimee and everyone else who made it fabulous!

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Thanks so much for this Georgina, we loved having you at the barn for your wedding! Best wishes for the future.
    James, Jodie, Dom and Aimee
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    Sarah A. Married on 12/08/2021
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    Cripps Barn, The Shining Star of Venues

    On the day of our wedding, and numerous time since, I was asked over and over again how we managed to pull off such a wonderful wedding in the span of a couple of months. I honestly, truly believe that without the amazing team at Cripps, our wedding would not have been even a fraction as wonderful as it was.

    I don't even know where to begin when it comes to Cripps. My husband and I, about 8 weeks before our original wedding date suddenly had to scramble to plan a new wedding in an entirely different country due to covid travel restrictions. We found Cripps on a friday night and by the start of the week we had booked the venue, had a vague idea of a menu and with the hand guide of Cripps, all our suppliers booked.

    Cripps is a unique venue in a number of different ways, the first of which is their amazing online system. Cordero lets you see available dates, pick food and drink menus and communicate the team, quite literally at a moments notice from your phone. Cripps made planning a wedding, as simple as ordering your weekly shop.

    Having a wedding at Cripps is not just simple to book or plan, but is simple throughout. Every message, call and query is speedily answered. Every possible request we had was met with a 'we will try our best to make this work'. Every bump in the road was met with understanding and every interaction we had with a member of the team was seamless. On our wedding day, James, Emma and Sarah (our day and night managers) were the best team of wedding superstars any bride and groom could ask for - they were right there when you needed them, whether that be to make sure you've had a drink and some food, to speedily button up a dress or fix a button hole or even lend you an arm for balance, a hand for your bouquet and another for your train to help walk you across the grass - but also beautifully hidden away at the moments they weren't needed. The team hit the balance of everywhere all at once but beautifully hidden behind the scenes perfectly.

    But the team is more than just the wedding managers on your day, it was also our bar staff and kitchen staff, who stayed a little while longer to make sure our guests could keep eating through speeches, who laughed and joked around with our guests at the bar, who cleaned up broken glass on the dance floor before anyone even noticed it was there. The entire team was a dream.

    I honestly cannot recommend Cripps barn to any couples enough. Know that you are in good hands, Cripps Barn is not just a dreamy venue, but they are truly a dream to work with.
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    Emma M. Married on 09/07/2021
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    Perfect!!!

    Thank you so much to the Cripps barn team especially our front of house James for making the day so seamless and perfect.
    The communication throughout was amazing, every query we had was answered quickly and in depth.
    The venue is just beautiful every part of it, the food was next level incredible so many guests said how great it was. We had the perfect day!
    We would recommend Cripps barn to anybody!
    Emma & Matt

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Emma and Matt,
    That's amazing thank you so much and lovely to hear. We loved having you for your wedding at the barn and I loved being your Front of House! Best wishes James and all the Cripps team
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    Lavinia O. Married on 25/10/2020
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    Our amazing wedding

    We got married at Cripps October 2021 and all I can say is WOW. Everything from the moment we booked Cripps as our venue in 2019 was just beyond our expectations. Aimee and James on the day were simply incredible. Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the venue!
    Thank you Cripps!
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    Amazing venue!

    Gorgeous venue, amazing team and the food is incredible. Highly recommend.

    We unfortunately had to postpone our wedding twice with Cripps and each time they were fantastic at helping us reschedule. The team were brilliant on the day and all of our guests commented on how gorgeous the barn was and how incredible the food was!

    It's a stunning venue and was absolutely perfect for our Cotswolds wedding.

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Caitlin,

    Thank you very much for your kind words.

    We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us, and we are also glad that we were able to help during such a difficult time on the run up to the wedding.

    We do wish you both all the very best for your future together, and we do hope to see you again soon.

    Best wishes,

    The Cripps Barn Team
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    Jessica C. Married on 13/11/2021
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    Totally amazing day

    Jodie and her team were amazing. The organisation was seamless and the attention to detail was superb. We had the most wonderful day and everything went to plan. The venue itself is stunning and a really beautiful place to get married. We used their recommended supplier list to choose our photographer, beautician and band and they were all excellent recommendations.

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Jessica,

    Thank you for your lovely message.

    We are so thrilled you had a wonderful day and you were also impressed with our supplier list. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Jodie and the team, they will be so happy to hear this.

    We wish you both all the very best for the future!

    Many thanks,

    The Cripps Barn Team
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    Alastair R. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Beautiful Venue, Fantastic Staff, Great Experience

    We fell in love with this venue on our first visit and knew it was the one. The venue is beautiful, words can not describe, our guests were simply blown away. The Cripps Team were excellent, always available to answer our questions and their experience in weddings was a real comfort. We had lots of questions and they never made you feel stupid. The day itself was so smooth, the team running the event were amazing. They ensured we had everything we needed and helped to make sure our guests and suppliers had a great experience. We could not fault it one bit!

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Alastair,

    Thank you ever so much for your lovely message.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us, and it was our pleasure to help you throughout the planning process through to the day itself.

    It truly was a wonderful day, and we do wish you both all the very best for your future together!

    Best wishes,

    The Cripps Barn Team
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    Hollie L. Married on 31/10/2021
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    The most magical time

    I don’t know where to start. The most perfect venue we could have ever asked for, from starting the booking process, postponing and then the actual day the team at Cripps have been the best. Our day was magical, and that is down to the beauty of the barn, it is stunning. The food is delicious and the staff are 10/10. Jodie and Dom made our day with their help and were amazing. If we could get married again and again it would be cripps barn every time. Thanks so much for being so easy, magical and perfect and for making our wedding day beyond anything we could have dreamt of! X

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Hollie,

    Thank you so much for your kind words.

    We are so thrilled to hear you had a wonderful day, and it was so lovely to have you and your guests at the barn.

    We will of course pass on your kind words to the rest of the team, and we wish you all the best for your future together.

    All our best,

    The Cripps Barn Team
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    Joe M. Married on 15/09/2021
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    Quite simply amazing in every way!

    The staff at Cripps Barn were absolutely incredible from start to finish, and everything about the venue is just perfect. From the beautiful spaces, to the food and drink, to the facilities including PA system, barn dance floor, flexibility of timings, to especially the staff that were professional, friendly, helpful and courteous throughout.

    Particular thanks to Aimee, our front of house manager for our wedding, who really went above and beyond for us. We will always remember this fondly.

    We would recommend Cripps Barn as a venue to get hitched to anybody.

    Joe and Gracie xxx

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Joe and Gracie,
    We're so glad you loved your day at Cripps Barn and thanks so much for the lovely review. I really enjoyed being your Front of House for the day!
    Best wishes,
    Aimee and the Cripps team
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    Cassie B. Married on 30/08/2021
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    Beautiful Venue and Lovely Staff

    We had 2 weddings at Cripps Barn bothr every different days. We were orginally booked to get married and then Covid hit so we had to rearrange. We rearranged fro Christmas 2020. By the time the day came around we could only have a very small wedding with a sit down meal. The venue were lovely about this and we put another date in the diary to redo the full day in August 2021 with all our friends and family, understandibly most of the dates in 2021 including all the weekends had been taken but we managed to get a Bank Holiday so guests didnt have to take the day off work.
    Being a worrier with everything going on the only thing I could say was due to so many weddings being rearranged and the venue being so busy it did take a while (at one point 2-3 weeks) to get a responce from the venue when messaging them on the booking portal, which doesnt help with the stress of booking a wedding when the date was only a month away, but this was the only problem we had.

    We could not fault the staff, they were amazing, helping us organise and re-organise our days even changing guest numbers up until a week before the day in August due to guest being 'pinged' by track and trace.

    The venue is stunning, we chose not to decorate the venue with flowers due to the natural beauty of the place and we dont regret it at all, even 'undressed' the venue doesnt look empty. It was warm and cosey with the fireplace on. The gardens are stunning for photographs.

    The food is simply out of this world, our guests are still talking about it. There was not a shortage of food and no one was left hungry. I highly recommend the brownies!

    Cripps Barn's reply:

    Hi Cassie,
    Thanks so much for posting a review and we're so glad you enjoyed your 'intimate' wedding at Cripps Barn and then your celebration of getting married at the barn at a later date. A small silver lining of Covid was that you came to us twice! As you say dealing with Covid was a stressful time for everyone but we're so glad you chose to get married at Cripps Barn. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn Sarah, James and Jodie
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    Abigail W. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Romantic and magical venue

    Thank you so much for making our wedding day so amazing and the best day of our lives!

    You guys took care of every detail and we loved every second of our special day.

    We would like to thank you again  for all of your help from the day we enquired about booking our wedding, until the moment it was time for bed on our day. Nothing was ever too much for ask for, and questions were always answered super fast. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, or a better venue. Cripps Barn was the first venue that we viewed, and we left with such excitement knowing that it was the venue that we wanted to get married at; It really did exceed all exceptions of how the venue looked on the day, and how the day came together. Thank you to you and your team for the most perfect day.
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    Kika Married on 17/08/2021
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    The most organised and helpful venue

    From start to finish all the staff were amazing. Everyone commented on me being such a chilled bride and I can genuinely put this down to Cripps being so efficient. I had nothing to worry about as they took care of everything. A stunning venue with beautiful food. I would highly recommend. Flora and Sarah were so helpful on the day and made everything so easy for us. Couldn’t be happier with our choice of venue.
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    A Pickering Married on 01/08/2021
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    Ultimate service!

    We married at Cripps Barn on 1st August 2021 and I honestly couldn't praise the staff enough for their hard work and kindness. Not only were they responsive, empathetic and flexible during the tough times of Covid. But they made sure that every detail of the wedding was beautiful and that my vision became a reality. The day itself was stress free because of their precision organisation and creativity. They even went to the effort of beautifully laying out a smores station, a memorial table, fixing my melted wedding cake and taking myself and my husband to a quiet location to have some time to ourselves! I couldn't recommend them enough (especially our day manager Jodie). Thank you guys!
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    Cecily Married on 02/11/2020
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    A magical venue

    We had a truly wonderful wedding day at Cripps Barn. The venue with the log fire, twinkling candles and fairy lights made for a magical, cosy setting to our very special day. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel special, both on the day and in all communications prior to the event. We were so well looked-after, the day ran like clockwork, and nothing was too much trouble. Our guests have commented on what a perfect venue it was and agreed it was the best food we'd had at a wedding. Whilst government restrictions meant our plans were altered including having a much smaller number of guests, the Cripps team were very understanding, helpful and flexible. We are so pleased we chose Cripps Barn as the venue to celebrate our wedding, and have such fantastic memories of our day.

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