Cripps Barn

(393 reviews) 393 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
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
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 (393)

Thank you Cripps
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By Frances, on 28 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2019

Our wedding day was something out of a fairytale as cheesy as that sounds. Cripps Barn is the most idyllic place to get married. Every one of my guests commented on the beautiful décor and the amazing location. I had a lot of "that's the most beautiful wedding venue I have ever been to". I knew within minutes of being at Cripps for our first visit that I wanted to get married there. I also can't praise the wonderful crew at Cripps from James who answered my thousand of questions promptly and put me at ease whenever I worried about anything. Lucy our front of house manager in the day was amazing, she made sure our day went according to plan and I didn't have to do a thing. Dave our night manager was also brilliant, anything we needed he sorted. I have to also mention the food because it really is incredible and something all of our guests mentioned. I wish I could have my wedding day all over again at Cripps, it truly was magical thank you so much Cripps team xxx

Amazing venue and staff
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By Kate Astley, on 19 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Oct 2019

We instantly fell in love with Cripps Barn and the love story continues even after our wedding. The barn and setting itself is beautiful and the food and drink were unbelievable. We married in October and I still have people telling me how impressed they were with the food. The staff also deserve a special mention - the staff throughout the planning process and the day were exceptional and really couldn’t have helped us more! They were so patient with our many many questions and requests and nothing was ever too much trouble! On the day everything ran so smoothly and they helped to guide us through the process of the day as we were pretty clueless! I would recommend anyone to marry at Cripps - you couldn’t ask for a more special venue!

Turner Wedding
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By James & Natalie Turner, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2019

Cripps Barn - The venue and staff were truly amazing. So polite and organised and really made the best day of our last so special. I cannot recommend them highly enough. So professional and the attention to details is great. They cover everything you ask for. Really did make our day so special.

Cara Wiltshire , Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 05/10/2019 09:27:19

Mr and Mrs Turner! What a lovely review, thank you so much. We are thrilled you had such a special experience here; It was our pleasure to have you with us for the 'best day of your life'. We will certainly pass your amazing comments on to the full team involved; everyone here wishes you both a lifetime of happiness together. Congratulations, once again, from us all at Cripps Barn.

Beautiful venue and wonderful staff
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By Dominic and Flower, on 01 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Aug 2019

The first time we visited Cripps Barn, we knew right away that it was the venue we wanted for our wedding. The grounds and building are both stunning - we had our ceremony in the glade and it was picturesque! All of the staff were so helpful and friendly throughout the process and they were always prompt to respond to any queries we had. The online portal was really useful to keep a track of our booking too! On the day, James (our front of house manager) was nothing short of amazing! He was on top of absolutely everything, leaving us worry free and able to enjoy the day. The food, the decor and the venue itself were all perfect and we had so many comments from guests who were extremely impressed. They really made us feel like royalty for the day and we couldn't be more grateful! Thank you to all your staff for making our special day so perfect.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 05/10/2019 09:23:43

Hi Dominic and Flower, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a perfect experience from start to finish and we will certainly pass your comments on to the whole team involved, particularly James. Our IT team will also be thrilled to hear you found the portal so useful. Your day was so wonderful; it was our absolute pleasure to have been involved and to watch you celebrate with your family and friends. Many congratulations, once again, and very best wishes for your future together as Husband and Wife! From us all at Cripps Barn.

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By Catherine Newman, on 22 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Aug 2019

What I liked about our wedding at Cripps was that it rained, so instead of panicking and getting annoyed, we all embraced it. I put on glittery wellies. The staff reorganised things effortlessly (e.g. instead of confetti, we used bubbles and indoors instead of out). When it dried up a bit, we had bonfires in the evening and it was SO COSY and relaxed. Guests said it was the most relaxed, chilled out and fun wedding. The venue is absolutely beautiful, but it's more than that, it's the people and staff that make the wedding a breeze. And it certainly was. I could NOT stop smiling.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 28/08/2019 12:41:29

Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a fabulous day and that the rain didn't dampen your spirits. It was our absolute pleasure to have you with us for your special day and we all wish you the very best for your married life! Congratulations once again.

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.

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
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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!

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