Cripps Barn

(372 reviews) 372 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
372 5

Cripps Barn Reviews (372)

Fairytale Cotswolds wedding
Venue Service

By Claire Daverley, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2018

Cripps Barn is just the most stunning wedding venue. It was so beautiful with the candles, the exposed stone, the tranquil forest glade outside and the gorgeous conservatory, and it was every bit as magical on our big day. We managed to get married outside and the staff were really kind and flexible – they were happy to swap it with only half hour to spare, just in case it was too windy! On the wedding day itself our front of house James was excellent. The food was out of this world. Many people told us it was the best they’d ever had at a wedding (and for me, it wasn’t even just the king of wedding food – so much of it was the best food I’d ever tasted!) What I loved about Cripps was how flexible they were with us personalising our day. We did a LOT of DIY and they were more than happy for us to set all this up without any tight rules in place. The only things I would point out is that it ended up more expensive than we’d anticipated after the original online quote (there’s a big ‘staffing’ cost on top of the ‘venue cost’, for example, which isn’t included in the quote we’d calculated before we went to view it.) And we thought it was a shame that they charged for a 'tasting night' when most venues throw that in as part of the wedding experience. But if you get married at Cripps Barn you can trust in the venue and the staff to put on an astonishing wedding day. It’s a fairytale setting in the Cotswolds with an amazing menu. For us, it was all we’d ever dreamed of! Thanks so much to them.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 18/09/2018 11:53:24

What a lovely review, Claire! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful day with us, and that you were blown away by the food. It was our pleasure to have you and we have passed your comments on to the chefs, and the full team involved. We are sorry that you found the charges for the Feast Nights and Staffing a little unexpected. We do our very best to be clear and honest throughout the process, which is why we display the charges separately as opposed to hiding them in the general catering fees. We do hope you are enjoying your first weeks of married life, and we certainly wish you every happiness for your future together. Congratulations, once again, and very best wishes to you from us all at Cripps Barn.

Couldn't have been better..
Venue Service

By Lisa & Aled, on 12 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2018

Myself and my husband had the best experience with Cripps Barn. Our front of house Jodie and night manager Dave were fantastic, they were extremely professional and attentive.. Nothing was to much bother and the day ran so smoothly - If something didn't go to plan, I was not aware of it. Everyone of our guest raved about the food, and the portions sizes were HUGE!! The venue is just gorgeous and everything we wanted. We cannot recommend Cripps enough - FAB!

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 17/09/2018 12:19:20

What a fabulous testimonial! Thank you, so much, Lisa and Aled, for taking the time to write this review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful time with us at Cripps Barn; we will certainly share your comments with the whole team involved. Wishing you both every happiness in your life together as Husband and Wife. Congratulations, once again, from us all at Cripps Barn.

Thank you Cripps!
Venue Service

By Rebekka and John, on 08 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2018

From the moment we entered Cripps Barn, we immediately knew that it was the place we wanted to get married. The staff were exceptionally accommodating, helpful and friendly from our very first visit and this attention was maintained throughout the entire process of our wedding planning. We visited Cripps for the Tasting Evening and were amazed by the food quality (the seared tuna starter was especially unforgettable...) We also visited for a planning meeting with Jodie, who helped us make choices about our day, without ever applying pressure. We felt so relaxed knowing that the Cripps team were so competent and in control, but also always knew that we were able to create a day that was unique to us. Our wedding day finally arrived last Friday and we really did have the best day of our lives. All anxieties that we had leading up to the event were forgotten as soon as we arrived for our wedding day. It was clear that Jodie and the team had everything completely under control and we were able to totally relax throughout the entirety. The food was absolutely exquisite - the sort of quality that you would be amazed by in a small restaurant, so the fact that such quality can be maintained on such a huge scale is only more impressive! Our day was one that we will never forget and we genuinely enjoyed every single second - a testament to the incredible Cripps team who are so amazingly organised and competent in what they do. Thank you Cripps team! We will never forget it! Bekki and John (Mr and Mrs Ridout)

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 17/09/2018 12:14:38

Mr and Mrs Ridout, what a lovely review! Thank you. We are so happy to hear you had a fabulous time, that will provide such wonderful memories for years to come. We will, certainly, pass on your comments to the whole team involved. It was our pleasure to have you with us for your special day, and we wish you every happiness for your future. Congratulations, once again, from us all at Cripps Barn.

Best Day of our life!
Venue Service

By Emily And Phill Butwell, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2018

My husband and I married at the Cripps Barn on 28th August 2018. This was the best day of our lives. The venue is stunning and the staff were amazing. The weather was good so we were able to get married outside which was just amazing. The staff were ready as soon as the ceremony was over and handed out drinks and canopies to the guest which as you can imagine made a lot of hungry and thirsty people happy! The food was phenomenal. We had the rotisserie chicken menu and strawberries with cream for the wedding breakfast and the pork rolls for the evening do. The venue catered for all of our guests( including me the bride) with dietary requirements without a single hiccup. Again not a single complaint from anyone. The decorations were amazing as we had the fire pits and lights in the evening and the tables were decorated exactly how we wanted. Such an amazing venue, with fantastic staff! Thoroughly recommended.

Cara Wiltshire , Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 17/09/2018 12:17:24

Hi Emily and Phil, What lovely words to read! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review, we will pass on your comments to the full team involved. We are so pleased to hear you had a fabulous day here with us and we do hope you are enjoying the first weeks of married life. Everyone here, at Cripps Barn, wishes you every happiness for your future as Mr and Mrs Buwell.

Perfect Venue
Venue Service

By PMH, on 03 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2018

At a wedding fair my daughter was asked what her ‘perfect’ wedding venue would be like. Having described it she was advised to go to visit Cripps Barn. One visit and she knew this was the venue she had been imagining – candles, open brickwork, flowers, fairy lights……. The older, stone part of the barn where the ceremonies take place has a sense of occasion and history, small enough to feel intimate and allow guests to be close to the ceremony, big enough to accommodate lots of friends and family and have a real feel of celebration. The newer section of the barn where the Wedding Breakfast takes place is light and open and can be made as relaxed or formal as the bride and groom prefer. As it was a lovely day, weather wise, guests were able to make good use of the outside areas as were the photographer and videographer. Use of this outside space continued well into the night due to the fire pits and warm evening. However, as beautiful as the barn is, what makes it the wedding venue perfect is the team of people who actually make the weddings work! The front of house, the organising, the cooking, the cleaning, the gardening, the bar staff, the liaising, the calm words – everything that goes into making a wedding run smoothly. Everyone was so friendly, calm and helpful. The food was a delicious success. We had the best day. So if you are looking for the complete wedding venue….go and have a talk to the lovely people at Cripps Barn - the barn will speak for itself.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 17/09/2018 12:12:09

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for writing this for us, we will pass on your lovely words to the full team involved. We are thrilled that your daughter was able to realise her wedding dream with us and hope they have a very happy, married life together. Best wishes to you all, from everyone at Cripps Barn.

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!

Best wedding venue around!
Venue Service

By Hannah and Matthew Fordham, on 02 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2018

From our first viewing of Cripps Barn we fell in love with the place. It is effortlessly beautiful, rustic and we absolutely loved how chilled out and relaxed all the staff were. Booking the place was a piece of cake and any questions you have throughout the planning period are answered within 24 hours, which was fantastic. On the day we had James looking after us and he completely took the hassle and organisation into his own hands. Everything ran like clockwork but at no point did we feel rushed which was amazing. Jodie took over from James and the change over was so smooth we didn't notice at all! The food is out of this world and every guest has come back to us to say that it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We had the best day of our lives and we would highly recommend this venue to anyone.

Cara Wiltshire, Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 03/09/2018 16:57:33

Hi Mr and Mrs Fordham! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. We are beyond thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us at Cripps Barn, on the day, and throughout the whole experience- It was our absolute pleasure to have you. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together in your new adventures as husband and wife! Congratulations, again, 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

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