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Last update: November 2023
Set in the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire in Cirencester, Cripps Barn is a historic barn wedding venue replete with natural charm. This 18th-century barn boasts stunning picturesque views of the rolling hills and offers an enchanting setting for your milestone. If you have always dreamed of a charming countryside wedding, this venue is for you.
Facilities and Capacity
The Cripps Barn's interior features flagstone floors, rustic beams, and a roaring open fireplace. Your romantic ceremony can be held in the main barn or outside the property's garden. The outside ceremony space is great for intimate gatherings with loved ones as you say your vows underneath the oak pavilion surrounded by greenery and shrubbery. Inside, your ceremony will look like a fairytale as you walk down the aisle on the stone floor, with hanging foliage beautifully accentuating the space. With a capacity of up to 120 guests, you can choose if you want a micro or grand celebration. There are also several gorgeous photo opportunities on the grounds, so you and your photographer will be spoiled for choice. For a relaxing cocktail hour, guests can open the glass and timber door to the terrace, with views of the vast countryside and garden and the sweet smell of local flora.
At The Cripps Barn, the staff will exceed your expectations to ensure your event is spectacular. The on-site chefs will create your delicious wedding feast for you. They specialise in flame-cook food on a giant rotisserie and barbecue grill. With the venue's fairytale-esque appearance, the team's superb customer service, and mouthwatering food, your once-in-a-lifetime celebration will surely be a hit.
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Our dreamiest, most perfect wedding day!
Alicia & Oliver - Cripps Barn, October 2023
Amazing, faultless wedding venue
Since we first saw the barn with Aimee in August 2022 (another hot day!) it’s been such a magical time and a big part of that was due to our experience with your team, and Aimee in particular.
Your team is everything we could ask for in our main supplier - reliable, friendly, supportive, genuine and fabulously organised. We knew our day was in the most capable hands and you honestly went above and beyond.
From managing the surprise band for our guests, having the BEST veggie feast menu, ensuring no one went hungry or thirsty all day (we had so many compliments on the mocktails, canapés and pizza as well as our ‘main event’ feast and wine) and keeping us calm when we ended up needing a stand-in photographer, you all were the ‘glue’ that made our day what it was.
Can’t thank you enough, or recommend you highly enough to other couples choosing a venue.
The most perfect venue for a magical wedding
The most perfect beautiful venue!!
The most perfect venue!
What a beautiful day
Simply the best!
The venue and grounds blew us away at the initial viewing, but seeing it all made up with flowers and personal touches on the day was even better.
The food was a real highlight and we would thoroughly recommend attending a Feast Night before the big day to try all the options.
We can't thank the team at Cripps Barn enough for making our wedding day the most perfect day. We just wish we could do it all again!
Lucy & Owen
The venue itself is outstanding. Our guests were overwhelmed and impressed by the beautiful surroundings, the incredible food and the amazing staff.
There aren’t enough positive words and phrases to express how grateful we are to the team at Cripps for making our day what it was, thank you.
Victoria and Chris x
The most magical, perfect day
All of the staff were so helpful and accommodating. A big special thank you to Meg who was so organised and professional, and kept turning up by my side with a drink.
They were always friendly, prompt and professional with the organisation and prep. This was particularly appreciated since we had our little one year old on our hands.
The days manager was friendly and efficient - putting us at ease and ensuring each phase of the day flowed smoothly.
The food was loved by our most picky and foodie guests :))) And the sound system worked perfectly and sounded superb.
Of course we got the most incredible photos in the surrounding gardens and countryside. The evening bonfires were well tended and looked even better than in any of the pictures.
Everyone was asking - "How did you find this place!?"
Thank you Cripps team for being everything we had hoped for!
Fantastic venue for your big day!
Perfect venue, amazing team
Cripps Barn, The Shining Star of Venues
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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