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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

The Swan Hotel is a wedding venue located in the village of Bibury, in Gloucestershire, England. Situated on the banks of the River Coln, in the heart of the Cotswolds, this enchanting 18th-century property abounds with elegance and charm. You and your guests can marvel at the ivy-clad walls and the well-manicured English garden and lose yourself amidst scenes of exquisite joy and timeless splendour. Whether you're planning an intimate celebration or a large traditional wedding, the management team is ready to create a memorable wedding experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Swan Hotel offers indoor and outdoor event spaces. The Library, located at the front of the hotel, is ideal for small weddings. It can accommodate up to 26 guests and features beautiful wooden floors, rich red walls, and a magnificent original fireplace. The adjacent Signet Room can seat 100 ceremony guests and 110 people for a wedding breakfast or evening reception. The elegant room also boasts a stylish tartan carpet, lovely blue walls, shimmering chandeliers, and several large windows that bathe the space in natural light. Outside in the garden, you will find the delightful Summer House, ideal for open-air ceremonies that can accommodate up to 100 people. After your festivities, your guests can retire to the hotel's 22 bedrooms.

Services Offered

The Swan Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, and the hotel's friendly team is proud to support love in all its splendour and variety. The venue also has dining rooms, reception rooms, entertainment facilities, and suites for overnight accommodation. The in-house catering team will work with you to create a menu to dazzle your guests' taste buds. In addition to these services, the hotel's experienced wedding coordinator will also be on hand to help ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Swan Hotel

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Sophia Sent on 09/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly perfect day

We cannot thank Molly and the team enough for making our day perfect, I can honestly say nothing went wrong and the day exceeded our expectations of our perfect wedding. The venue was stunning, food was INCREDIBLE, and our guests couldn鈥檛 stop complimenting the location and how well everything ran. We feel so so lucky to have had such a beautiful venue and amazing suppliers to bring our dream day to life. Thank you!!
Jessica L. Sent on 19/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue

We had our wedding here in March and what a magical day it was. We loved the location and to be able to find a wedding venue in one of our favourite places we love visiting, was just a dream. From our first visit of The Swan, Molly made us feel welcome and confident that she would help make our day as special as can be. She was so friendly, polite and knowledgeable we just knew we could trust her. The whole process of planning was made so smooth and enjoyable. Molly and the staff here excelled our expectations and did a wonderful job. Our bridal suite was beautiful and the bed was so comfortable. In fact all of our guests rooms were great! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We couldn鈥檛 fault a single thing. Our guests and I had the most amazing day. All the staff here were so incredibly helpful and kind. We will be back for a visit soon!
Jaclyn Sent on 08/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way!

Everything about The Swan Hotel was perfect. Molly's support throughout, the food, the rooms, we can't speak highly enough of it all. We want to do it all again!
Christina S. Sent on 15/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Magical, extraordinary, perfect

We had our wedding reception at the Swan and it was incredible. Honestly the best day! Nothing was too much trouble and the staff are so lovely and kind. The food was fantastic, with canapes being delivered straight to us before being circulated around guests to ensure we managed to eat them! Molly, our wedding planner, was amazing and an absolute joy to work with. If you choose the Swan as your venue you will not be disappointed!
Claire S. Sent on 17/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Molly and the team were sensational!!

You cannot beat the Swan Hotel for your wedding! From start to finish Molly the wedding planner looked after us and was an amazing support throughout! All of the staff at The Swan are professional and genuinely lovely people. The setting was absolutely perfect and we had no rain which is a bonus. The food and drinks were lovely with service on the day faultless. Everything was taken care for us on the day including decorating the venue, supplier set up and looking after all of our guests. We didn't want it to end or leave The Swan! Perfect Day!
Steve Sent on 27/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Poem written for the Swan

Thank you seems such a little thing to say, for giving us such a memorable day,
so a poem I created especially for you,
expressing appreciation for all that you do, 2014 Steve asked me to be his wife, to have and to hold for the rest of our life, finding a venue was the first job to be done, after visiting the Swan we knew it was the one, everything about it was meant to be, even the chance to have a garden ceremony, Charlotte the wedding planner is second to none, a definite heroine unsung, she takes everything in her stride, handling it with kindness and pride, her and her team are first rate, attention to detail totally great, so thank you again to an awesome team, for helping us achieve our wedding dream!
Anonymous Sent on 27/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Delightful setting

We wanted to write to thank you and all your colleagues for all of your hard work on and before August 6th.
We were blessed with a wonderful day weather wise, and every part of the ceremony ran smoothly. The Swan is a delightful setting made all the better by the fact that nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Thank you again for helping to create a truly memorable day for our family and friends.
Ann Sent on 20/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Every box ticked

Ann and I would like to thank you again for all the hard work and commitment you and your staff put in to make the day run effortlessly. Your input and advice during the preparations was invaluable, and contributed immeasurably in ensuring the day ran to plan. We can honestly say without exception, the staff could not have done more to ensure it was a day to remember for Claire and Ben. The involvement of the Swan team ensured that every box was ticked. The duty manager (Ian I think) was also influential in ensuring the day鈥檚 proceedings went smoothly, so please pass on our thanks to him.
Special thanks should go to the kitchen staff, often the unsung heroes on these occasions. To deliver the food to such an exacting standard, when timings are constantly changing during the day must be a management nightmare in itself. The canap茅s were delicious, wedding meal beautifully prepared, presented, and served, and the hog roast excellent. Please pass our thanks on to all staff involved with the food preparation. The waiting staff were excellent throughout the day, and we would like to send special thanks to the waiter who attended the top table.
Although Claire was concerned on the day that the ceremony would not take place in the garden, both Claire and Ben came to the conclusion that the indoor ceremony did not harm the day in any way. On reflection, they thought it was a more personal ceremony away from the background noise.
I would not hesitate to use the Swan again.
Martin Sent on 07/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Belated thank you

On behalf of my wife and I, we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your help and efforts in putting together our wedding day itself.
Sorry for the delay in sending this, we had a lovely honeymoon travelling around South East Asia, New Zealand & Australia.
Every time we visited the Swan we were always really impressed with the attitude of the Staff, the quality of the venue and the food was lovely. We had lots of feedback from our guests saying how grand the venue was.
Thank you Charlotte for spending so much of your time and effort in making us feel so special.
Hayley Sent on 25/06/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional venue

Dear Charlotte and all the staff at the Swan,
We wanted to thank you all for making our wedding day so special. An exceptional venue, which we truly hope to visit again soon.
Best wishes
Anton Sent on 26/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Extremely happy

Wedding May 7th 2016. Anne and I were extremely happy with the whole wedding reception venue and service given. The planning, menu tasting and selection process went very well and we were astounded as to the large and impressive menu offered. The staff were always pleasant and efficient. We highly recommend The Swan Hotel.
Mother Sent on 11/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fabulous day

We have just celebrated my son and his new wife's wedding at the Swan last Saturday and I have to say we had an absolutely fabulous day. The staff were fantastic the food delicious and the rooms very clean, luxurious and comfortable. A special Thankyou to Charlotte who works at the Swan as their wedding planner you did a brilliant job! Would definitely recommend the Swan for a wedding venue. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
Suzy Sent on 11/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

We cannot recommend a wedding at The Swan highly enough! Having celebrated our day last weekend, we were astounded at the smooth running and subtle effectiveness of Charlotte and the staff at The Swan throughout the entire process, from booking all the way through to the post-wedding lost-and-found! Everyone is very polite and eager to please and accommodating, the rooms are gorgeous, the food incredible and the location, simply stunning. Thank you to everyone!
Jill Sent on 11/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue!

The Swan is a fantastic venue and we are so pleased we chose this hotel for our Wedding. The support and guidance in planning our Wedding and all the Staff on the day were second to none and our day went very smoothly
Robyn Sent on 02/01/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Magical & stress free

Dear Charlotte
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of the staff at the Swan Hotel for making our wedding day so magical. It was stress free, beautiful and definitely the best day of our lives. So thank you for working so hard, it was noticed and appreciated. All our guests couldn't praise the Swan enough.
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