Cripps Barn

(354 reviews) 354 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
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

Cripps Barn Location

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

Fosscross Lane Bibury Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5BA
01285 721900
354 5

Cripps Barn Reviews (354)

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!

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!!

The perfect day
Venue Service

By Steph and Ben Twineham, on 09 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2017

We got married at Cripps Barn two weeks ago and love re-living the many memorable moments of our day. We have had so many comments about how amazng the venue looked, you could just turn up without any flowers or decorations and it would still look absolutey stunning. The staff are so helpful, the online portal is so helpful when you are planning your big day! Thank you to everyone at Cripps.

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2017 17:20:04

Hi Steph and Ben, So glad you loved your day at Cripps Barn and thanks so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn

Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Burnham, on 22 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2017

Wow, what an amazing wedding day we had! It was above and beyond anything we had ever dreamed of. Cripps as a venue was just the perfect place for our wedding. An absolutely stunning place, you wouldn't have to decorate it at all and it would still be breathtaking. The day was absolutely seamless with all staff members working SO hard to make sure everything ran smoothly and that we had no stresses. Everything just happened! In the run up to the day, the communication was SO smooth. With their online messaging system all of our messages and details were easily accessed and any questions/queries were replied to SO fast (regardless of how many times we bugged them with things!) Alice.... or maybe Super Alice... in particular was absolutely fantastic on the day and in the run up and took so much meticulous care with everything. Cripps were so flexible in allowing us to do everything we wanted to decoration wise and when we were running late and going off for photos. THE FOOD. Where do we even start. Absolutely incredible. Our only complaint was that all of the choices were so amazingly tasty that choosing the meal was one of the hardest decision we had to make! ;). We went for the BBQ lamb with dauphinois potatoes... then creme brûlée for dessert. People have been raving about it all ever since and we couldn't be happier. We've often heard that bride and grooms don't eat on their wedding day... our food was too delicious to miss!! Cripps will always have a massive place in our hearts and we'll certainly be one of those couples who return year after year to relive our magical day.

Our Wedding at Cripps Barn
Venue Service

By Amy Raybould, on 18 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

Cripps Barn was the first and only venue we visited when planning our wedding. It was everything and more than we could have wanted. The ground are just breathtaking, and the inside is just magical. The team were great and so patient with all our questions during the planning process and keeping in touch with them was super easy with their online system, meaning we got responses very quickly, usually within the hour! On the day to the team were so professional and made the day go effortlessly smooth. The guests all commented on how friendly and helpful they were and of course how incredible the venue looked. The food, well that was just out of this world. So so tasty, all the guests practically licked their plates clean and there was plenty of it so no-one went hungry in the slightest. The choices available are amazing and took us ages to whittle it down to what we had. We couldn't recommend Cripps Barn enough and encourage anyone who is looking for a venue to consider Cripps for your wedding, we promise you won't regret it!

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 19/10/2017 21:32:21

Amy, what a lovely review. It's so lovely to get such great feed back from our brides, it really makes that little bit of extra effort even more worthwhile. Come and see us on your anniversary! Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn

The Online Portal made planning our wedding so eas
Venue Service

By Abi & Daniel, on 02 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2017

Thank you for everything you guys have done for us. Right from the initial meeting you provided us with information that we had written down to ask with no prompting from us. Once we had booked if we had any questions for queries they were answered straight away on the online portal. The service on the day was fantastic, a big thank you to Jodie who had everything under control from the minute she arrived to the minute she left, nothing was too much trouble for her. The staff who handed out the canapes, presented the food to the table were all friendly and polite with constant smiles on their faces, a lot of people commented on how well presented your staff were. Dave the bar manager was fab, again nothing was too much trouble for him or his staff. The way the Oak Room was laid out was exactly what we wanted and you guys did it perfectly.

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 07/10/2017 00:37:58

Hi Abi and Daniel, Lovely to hear from you and for pointing out about our on line portal. It does make life easier for us and for you! We love hearing back from our couples, thank you so much and we're so glad you enjoyed your day at the barn. Best wishes from us all at the Cripps Barn.

Dream team!
Venue Service

By Camilla and Chris, on 03 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

Cripps Barn was the absolute dream! Not just because of the breathtaking Cotswold surroundings and not just because venue is so stunning you barely need to do anything with it, or because the food is out of this world.... It's the team that will ultimately give you your perfect day! They were amazing from day one, they made planning the wedding so easy and stress free. On the day everything ran like clockwork thanks to them. We didn't have to think of a thing and both got to really enjoy every second of our day. Cripps Barn was the only venue we viewed, after we looked around we knew nowhere else would compare and we weren't let down! Booking your wedding at Cripps will be the best decision you make! The second best decision would be using their amazing list of suppliers - we booked Beth Cox as our florist, Emily Tarrant for bridal makeup and Sheena for hair.... they were all equally incredible and I can't recommend highly enough. Cripps Barn is such a beautiful venue but Beth's flowers made it. If you've seen photos on the Cripps website of incredible hanging floral arrangements, chances are she did them, she's just amazing! Thank you so much to the whole Cripps team, I will miss everything about planning our day, you guys were everything!

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 07/10/2017 00:41:31

Hi Camilla and Chris, What a lovely review, it makes us really happy to known that you feel this way. Thank you so much for taking the time to write in. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn

Brilliant Venue, Brilliant Team, Brilliant Day!
Venue Service

By Susannah May, on 11 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2017

Gareth and I fell in love with Cripps from the minute we entered the car park. Every step we took after that just continued to confirm that this was the perfect venue for us. From the beautiful setting in rural surroundings, the magical glade and the fairytale forest, we didn't think it would be possible to to impress us more, but the moment we set foot inside the barn we were completely taken aback. The amazing bare stone work, the roaring fire. Just the most romantic setting. Then we met our amazing wedding planners. Throughout the last 12 months we have spoken with nearly every member of the Cripps team and every one of them have been an absolute joy to work with. Right up until our last guest left they have made every step as easy as possible for us. For what you get, the venue offers fantastic value for money and whilst it is a little out of the way, many of our guests loved camping in the nearby field, and we stayed in the nearby Casina Cottage (part of the Cripps group) and that only added to our special day. We cannot thank everyone at cripps enough for giving us the most incredible day of our life and we are completely confident that every single person that has gotten married either in the glade, or in the barn, will have had the time of their lives.

Felicity Henriques, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 20/09/2017 23:01:31

Hi Susannah, Thank you so much for that, do you want to come and write some copy for us, we couldn't have put it better ourselves! We're so pleased you and Gareth enjoyed your day at the barn so much and thank you for taking the trouble for writing your review. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn.

Best Day ever held in the Best venue!
Venue Service

By Abigail Brooks, on 01 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2017

We recently got married here and cannot thank all the staff involved enough from start to finish. Any questions we had were answered with ease from very friendly professional staff. Cripps barn is an absolutely Stunning venue, and the food is also Amazing. If your looking to book a venue then we cannot recommend Cripps barn highly enough. Lots of guests commented saying it's the best venue they've been too as well as the food being simply delicious! Mr & Mrs Brooks x

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 07/10/2017 00:32:03

Hi Abigail, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so glad you loved your day at the barn. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn

Cripps Barn August Wedding
Venue Service

By Lucinda & Dan Doubtfire, on 17 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2017

A BIG thanks to Lucy and the team for Wednesday. It was an absolutely amazing day and it really was the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect - the outside ceremony, the food, staff, the beautiful venue and of course Lucy's help in making sure everything went as smoothly as it did on the day. A lot of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have been to! It really was amazing so thank you again for making our day one that Lucinda & I will never forget.

Felicity, Director at Cripps Barn responded to this review on 19/10/2017 21:29:00

Thank you so much Lucinda and Dan for your lovely review. We're so glad you loved your day at the barn, it's lovely to hear. Best wishes from us all at Cripps Barn

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