Cripps Barn

Fosscross Lane, Cirencester (Gloucestershire) GL7 5BA Map · Telephone · Website
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Menus from £150
Number of guests 50 to 150
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About Cripps Barn

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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    Georgina M. · Married on 11/09/2021

    5.0
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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!

    Sent on 16/09/2021

    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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    Joe M. · Married on 15/09/2021

    5.0
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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

    Sent on 22/09/2021
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    Cassie B. · Married on 30/08/2021

    4.8
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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!

    Sent on 17/09/2021

    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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Cripps Barn FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Barn
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • 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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