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. The designer and poet William Morris believed Bibury to be the most beautiful village in all of England. Today, the hotel continues to do its part to maintain the area’s well-deserved reputation. Here, you and your guests can marvel at the ivy-clad walls and the well-manicured English garden and lose yourselves amidst scenes of exquisite joy and timeless splendour. Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration or a large, traditional wedding, the Swan Hotel team is ready and eager to assist. They can’t wait to give you and your loved ones a wonderful and 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 up to 110 people for a wedding breakfast or evening reception. The room boasts a stylish tartan carpet, lovely blue walls, and fine chandeliers. Several large windows bathe the space in natural light. Outside in the garden, you will find the delightful Summer House, perfect for open-air ceremonies involving up to 100 people. When the day’s festivities are finished, your guests can retire to the hotel’s 22 cosy bedrooms while you enjoy the comforts of Whooper Garden Cottage. This romantic retreat for two even has its own private hot tub.
The Swan Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, and the hotel’s warm, welcoming team is proud to support love in all its splendour and variety. The venue also has dining, reception, and entertainment facilities; and rooms for overnight accommodation. The in-house catering team will work with you to create a menu that’s sure to dazzle your taste buds. The hotel’s experienced wedding coordinator will also be on hand to help ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day.
35 Reviews for The Swan Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Steve · Married on 18/08/2016
Poem written for the Swan
Thank you seems such a little thing to say, for giving us such a memorable day,Sent on 27/08/2016
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!
Mr · Married on 06/08/2016
We wanted to write to thank you and all your colleagues for all of your hard work on and before August 6th.Sent on 27/08/2016
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 · Married on 18/06/2016
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’s proceedings went smoothly, so please pass on our thanks to him.Sent on 20/07/2016
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 canapés 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.