Cripps Barn

(366 reviews) 366 5
Fosscross Lane Bibury Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5BA
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About Cripps Barn

Fosscross Lane, Bibury, Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 5BA

Cripps Barn can offer all you need for a truly wonderful wedding day. Opened in 1990, the venue was one of the first party barns. When you hold your day here, you will enjoy delicious food in a relaxed, informal environment with stunning surroundings. With over 25 years’ experience managing weddings, Cripps Barn’s team will provide superb service from start to finish.

The venue enjoys a lovely countryside location near Bibury in the Coln Valley. The 18th-century Cotswold stone barn is beautifully finished with flagstone floors, rustic beams and an inviting open fireplace. For additional space, you and your guests can also make use of the charming Oak Room, connected to the barn by huge 12ft barn doors.

You can choose to say “I do” inside with up to 150 guests. Alternatively, you can have an outdoor ceremony that would take place in the delightful glade in the woods beneath an oak structure. Following your ceremony, the main stone barn can accommodate up to 100 seated guests to dine, while the Oak Dining Room can seat up to 150 guests.

The outdoor spaces at the venue offer a number of special features, including free camping. With fire pits on the terraces and a fantastic bonfire, you can make excellent use of the outdoor areas. In addition, the enchanting woodland gardens offer beautiful backdrops for your all-important wedding photographs.

• 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

Facilities at Cripps Barn

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

Cripps Barn Location

Cripps Barn, Fosscross Lane, Bibury, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5BA

Fosscross Lane Bibury Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5BA
01285 896176
366 5

Cripps Barn Reviews (366)

Simply perfect - 07.08.2018
Venue Service

By Phil & Jen, on 11 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Aug 2018

* Perfect, picturesque venue. * Incredible quality and amount of food. * Attentive, professional and helpful staff. * Zero stress due to diligent Front of House staff. * Great range of suppliers provided. * Impeccable communication throughout the entire process; from booking to completion. Cripps barn is simply the perfect wedding venue. The location is ideal as it is surrounded by beautiful fields away from any other disturbances or distractions. It provides options for a beautiful outdoor wedding in the glade and a cosy indoor wedding in the stone hall. The grounds are stunning and extremely well maintained and allow many beautiful photo’s to be taken. Even now, 5 days after the wedding, our guests are still talking about the quality and abundance of food at the wedding. The service was impeccable - nobody’s glass was ever empty and the food was served in a timely and professional manner. Special mention to Lucy, who was our Front of House manager for our wedding and Dave, who was the evening manager. From the moment we setup at 9:00 am, our minds were set at ease with the clear direction of Lucy who helped organise everything. And Dave, who expertly looked after our guests well into the evening with a seamless handover from Lucy. All of the staff were incredible - they were so good, you didn’t even realise they were there. Present, but also invisible, they really made the day stress free and magical. We cannot recommend this venue enough and the words fail to correctly sum up just how incredible everything was from start to finish. Thank you for making our day perfect.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 13/08/2018 14:48:49

Wow! What an utterly fabulous review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this for us, we will certainly share your words with everyone involved. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time with us at Cripps Barn - it was our pleasure to have you with us for your special day. Wishing you both all the very best for your future as Mr and Mrs, and we do hope to welcome you back here for a visit again in the future. Congratulations, again! From us all at Cripps Barn

Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Dale and Verity Magee, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2018

We got married at Cripps Barn on the 29th July. Cripps was the first venue we viewed and after seeing it, we didn't need to see any others! We couldn't be happier that we chose to get married here. After 18 months of planning and wondering what our day would be like, it surpassed all expectations! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. The food was incredible, our guests are still complimenting us on it and we've had family members trying to replicate the menu! Baz and Fred's pizzas were probably the best I have ever eaten! All of the colleagues we've dealt with at Cripps, right from our initial viewing, up until the day have been amazing. Nothing is too much trouble for them and despite how busy they are with weddings in the summer, they made us feel as though we were the only people in the world getting married. Jodie was our Wedding Manager on the day and we cannot thank her enough for everything she did! The day went so smoothly and Jodie was great at letting us know what was happening, or where we needed to be next. If anyone is considering Cripps as a potential wedding venue - just do it! We just wish we could come back and do it all over again! Mr & Mrs Magee

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 15/08/2018 17:00:45

Thank you, so much, Mr & Mrs Magee! What an incredible review, we will certainly pass this on to the whole team involved. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time with us at Cripps Barn, it was an absolute pleasure to have you with us for your day. We hope you are enjoying married life, please do come and see us again in the future! With our very best wishes to you both for a very happy life together, from us all at Cripps Barn.

Cripps Barn is the perfect venue
Venue Service

By Ben & Sarah, on 07 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2018

We looked at many barns to hold the reception of our wedding in, and Cripps Barn was easily the most picturesque. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and the food was second to none. The organisation they run the venue with is incredible - whenever we had a question or query it was answered quickly. A special thank you to James who managed our wedding party in the day - he was amazing at his job and ensured a smooth party. And a special Thank you to Dave, who reflected the same service in the evening. Our wedding was perfect - Cripps barn is the perfect venue.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 08/08/2018 10:35:13

Wow! What a fabulous review, Ben and Sarah. Thank you so much! It is wonderful to hear you had such a wonderful time with us at Cripps Barn, and we will certainly pass on your comments to James, Dave and the whole team involved. We hope you are enjoying life as Mr & Mrs, and we look forward to welcoming you back here, for a visit, sometime in the future. Congratulations, once again, and wishing you the very best for your future together - from us all at Cripps Barn!

Outstanding venue!
Venue Service

By Lauren and Rachel, on 25 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2018

The most beautiful venue we visited and the best choice we made! As soon as we stepped through the door we were made to feel so welcome and at ease. The staff were unbelievable and couldn’t do enough for us, so friendly and helpful with constant communication throughout the whole process. With a wedding booked 14 months in advance, Cripps kept us updated and were always quick to respond to any questions we had. Rachel and I were lucky to have Jodie for our planning meeting and also the front of house Manager for the day. She was fantastic, a loveable character and would do everything she could to help. The day itself went so smoothly, the staff working away in the background. The magic of that day we will hold dear forever. So many family and friends commenting on how beautiful the venue was and polite the staff were! We loved every moment..... THANK YOU CRIPPS xx

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 25/06/2018 12:43:09

Hi Lauren and Rachel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic day and that you enjoyed the full experience with us, from start to finish. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here. We, all, wish you both every happiness for your future together and hope to see you at Cripps Barn again soon. Thanks, once again, from us all at Cripps!

Caribbean, Nigerian, British Mix Wedding
Venue Service

By Tosin & Sam, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 29 May 2018

Hands down one of the best days of our lives! It goes without saying that the venue is beautiful but all the people at Cripps who took care of us made it even better! From our first visit to the actual day itself all of the staff at Cripps were amazing. They were very attentive, quick to respond and flexible to our needs. I would highly recommend this venue to all who are interested in it’s type and if you’re looking to get a good deal I’d also suggest booking a mid week date! Special thanks to Cara, Lucy and Jodie ??

Cara Wiltshire , Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 04/06/2018 12:38:01

Hi Tosin and Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, and so soon after your day! We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time; it was our pleasure to have you both at Cripps barn, along with your fabulous family and friends. We all wish you both every happiness for your future together as husband and wife! Congratulations, once again, from Cara and the Cripps Barn team.

28.05.18
Venue Service

By Laura Todd, on 16 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 28 May 2018

We recently got married at Healey Barn and had the most incredible day. The venue itself was stunning and has been commented on by all of our guests! From planning our wedding up to the big day, the staff were so helpful and quick to respond to any queries. On the day, they took care of every detail which meant we could enjoy the time celebrating with our guests. Our guests also commented on the amazing food, both day and night and it couldn’t be faulted. Thank you to all staff at Healey Barn for a fantastic day! Mr and Mrs Todd

26.05.18 - Ben & Jen
Venue Service

By Jen Saunders & Ben Trianor, on 29 May 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

We had the best day of our lifes - the venue staff were so attentive and helpful and made the day run seamlessly. Everyone complemented us on how amazing the food and wine was. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect day at such a beautiful venue.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 29/05/2018 17:07:55

Hi Ben and Jen, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy to hear you had the perfect day. We do hope you are enjoying life as husband and wife. We wish you every happiness for your future together, from us all at Cripps Barn

Best.Day.Ever 15-04-18
Venue Service

By Hannah & Tom, on 04 May 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2018

We fell in love with Cripps Barn the moment we walked through the door last March. The atmosphere and character oozes from every stone and corner - the warming smell of wood smoke is so rustic and welcoming, it will forever remind us of our wedding day! When our day came it rained and rained, but the staff were amazing and made everything work perfectly even though it was too wet to go outside for reception drinks. We had so many compliments on the venue and in particular the food - the food here is something else! Our sirloin steak bricks were cooked to perfection on the barbecue and our vegetarian friends raved about the veggie options too. When the rain stopped we were able to light the night with sparklers on the firepits outside and toast marshmallows under the stars creating some beautiful memories we will cherish forever. Cripps Barn really is a perfect venue!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 29/05/2018 17:04:15

Hi Hannah and Tom, What lovely words! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time and that the rain did not damped the fabulous atmosphere you created. We wish you both every happiness in your future together as Mr and Mrs! From all at Cripps Barn

Cripps Barn Gorgeousness
Venue Service

By Kristy and Liam Wild, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Apr 2018

We got married at Cripps Barn on April 5th this year and it was just a dream come true. Not only did we get the only sunny day for weeks, the whole day ran smoothly. From day one planning was made easy due to the helpful staff at Cripps. The barn is completely beautiful and in real life even better than the pictures, if that’s even possible. It will be our little special place forever!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 12/04/2018 09:19:56

Hi Mr and Mrs Wild! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we are so pleased you had a great day with us at Cripps Barn! Wishing you both a lifetime happiness together - along with plenty of sunshine! Very best wishes, Cara and all at Cripps Barn.

The best day ever!
Venue Service

By Tiffany Saxon - Kyte and Sam Saxon, on 17 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

We had the most fabulous wedding at Cripps Barn! After being together for 10 years we knew we wanted to get married somewhere beautiful but understated and we completely fell in love with Cripps. Both my husband and I grew up in/near the Cotswolds and the first time we visited we knew it was the place for us! The beautiful fireplace, gorgeous flagstone floors, the open yet cozy feel... I could go on! The whole planning process was such a dream and everyone at Cripps was so helpful (over our whole two and a half year engagement)!! There is a fabulous system where all emails, ideas and requests are kept online so you can easily keep track of your day and your spending. I absolutely adore Jodie and Lucy who both were amazing over email and in person! Popping in for planning meetings they made us feel very relaxed and were so accommodating to all of our requests - even letting Otto our sausage dog be our ring bearer! Turning up on our wedding day, Jodie made me feel completely at ease and she made sure everything ran smoothly and was just amazing! The ceremony was perfect and gosh - the food was just incredible! We had the roast pork, which I highly recommend! We had so many happy guests who complimented the food! (I also suggest going to one of the feast nights - we had a brilliant time and actually made some new friends too!) All our guests felt so looked after for the whole day! We had a wedding bake off, sparklers, marshmallows, a great band and enjoyed partying until 1.00 with all of our friends and family. Yesterday we received all of our wedding photos and are now reliving what really was the perfect day!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 26/04/2018 14:30:18

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this incredible review, Tiffany and Sam! We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time with us. We wish you the very best for your future together as Mr and Mrs, from all the team at Cripps Barn.

Our best day ever!
Venue Service

By Andrew & Louise Taylor, on 02 May 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2018

Where do we start? From the first time we visited Cripps Barn we knew it was the place for us. It's absolutely stunning, full of character, a fantastic location and extremely friendly staff. We booked our wedding on the open day in 2017 and had regular updates from the team from there. On our Wedding Day, Jodie, Dave and their team were incredible, nothing was too much trouble, they were always one step ahead of us and truly made our day so very special. As real 'foodies' we were very keen to pick a venue that could deliver a meal that would impress, and Cripps Barn did not disappoint! We picked Beef Sirloin bricks which could be carved at each table by our guests, which was not only something unique, but proved to be such a good way of allowing our guests to get to know one another. In terms of quality, we couldn't have asked for any more when it came to the food. It was perfectly cooked, well presented, had exceptional flavour and there was plenty of it! There were two things that our guests commented on most, the stunning venue and the amazing food... We would not have any hesitation in recommending Cripps Barn and the super helpful team to anyone who is looking for a stunning venue, an idyllic location and most of all a spectacular place to celebrate their Wedding Day. Thank you so much to all at Cripps, you were just fantastic!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 29/05/2018 17:02:41

Hi Mr and Mrs Taylor, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time here at Cripps Barn. We hope you are both enjoying married life, we all wish you the very best for your future together. Our very best wishes from all at Cripps Barn

The most day for us at Cripps barn
Venue Service

By Laura and David Panopoulos, on 02 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

We cannot rate Cripps enough. We had the most perfect day that we wouldn't have changed for the world. Cripps team were so helpful from start to finish. They made the whole planning process easy and the online system for communication and tracking was very useful, the venue itself is just beautiful, you feel like you are the only people in the world due to the remote location. The grounds and Barn are stunning if you are looking for a rustic theme. The food was out of this world and the sharing boards were perfect and just what we wanted for us and our guests. I still have friends that are messaging me now saying they can't stop thinking about the chorizo sausage. The team on the day made sure it all went smoothly and Jodie was fantastic. She was there whenever I needed to ask something. I couldn't recommend Cripps enough. Amazing day and memories.

Cara Wiltshire , Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 03/04/2018 13:18:17

Hi Laura and David, We are absolutely thrilled to hear you had such an amazing time with us at Cripps Barn; thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We wish you both the very best for your future as Mr and Mrs Panopoulos! Cara and all at Cripps Barn.

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