Cripps Barn

(362 reviews) 362 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
362 5

Cripps Barn Reviews (362)

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.

The Perfect Winter Wedding
Venue Service

By Eddy & Marguerite, on 12 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017

Just perfect! We got married in November and it is a fantastic venue for a winter wedding. Firstly, the staff and organisation is second to none. Flora, our wedding coordinator on the day, was simply amazing. It is a truly stunning venue and made even more gorgeous by our superb florist Beth Cox at Go Wild flowers. The delicious food, the free flowing drinks and gorgeous venue created the most fantastic atmosphere. I really cannot recommend this venue enough!!

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 12/12/2017 20:41:43

Thanks so much for that, Eddy and Marguerite and we're so glad you loved your day at the barn. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn

Perfect day!
Venue Service

By Julie & Johnny Graves, on 04 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Nov 2017

We fell in love with Cripps Barn from the moment we stepped inside - the roaring fire and the amazing BBQ did it for us! And what a day we had! We got married in November so we weren't expecting great weather, but the sun shone and we were able to enjoy mulled wine outside on the gorgeous deck as the Autumn sun dipped below the trees. Perfect. The staff were brilliant on the day, and the whole wedding planning process leading up to it was excellent - any queries we had were always answered promptly. The last word has to go to the food...our guests are still talking about it in January! We couldn't have wished for better and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cripps - we just wish we could do it all over again!

Cara Wiltshire , Barn Manager at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 03/04/2018 13:18:22

Hi Mr and Mrs Graves, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so happy to hear you had such a lovely time with us at Cripps Barn. We hope you have enjoyed your first few months of married life; we wish you all the best for your future together. Best Regards, Cara and all at Cripps Barn

5 star Venue in every way!
Venue Service

By Sophie Martin, on 22 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Nov 2017

We had our wedding on rememberance Sunday 2017 at Cripps and it was perfect in every way possible! Cripps was the first venue (and only) that we viewed in person and after our wedding it was obvious why we did not need to see any more! From the moment we arrived Lucy was on hand to make sure everyone and everything was taken care of. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. In the evening Dave made sure everything ran smoothly and that I was never without a glass of wine! From start to finish the Cripps team have been amazing. If you are looking for a relaxed but breathtakingly beautiful venue the you have found it and need look no further. Thank you for everything!

Gorgeous, welcoming, impeccably-run venue!
Venue Service

By Caity, on 31 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

Cripps Barn is the perfect venue! The barn is cozy, warm and rustic and the grounds are lush and beautiful. All our guests were raving about how magical it was. The food and drinks are delicious. Most importantly, the Cripps team is top notch! They are professional, organized, creative and flexible. They went above and beyond to turn our ideas into reality. It never took them longer than 24 hours to respond to an email, which I have found to be extremely rare in the wedding industry. Thank you so much to everyone at Cripps!!

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