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The Swan Hotel

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8 to 150 Guests

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 while you can enjoy the comforts of Whooper Garden Cottage. This romantic retreat for two also provides a private hot tub.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Small Hotel
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Steve Married on 18/08/2016
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    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!
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    Mr Married on 06/08/2016
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    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.
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    Ann Married on 18/06/2016
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    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.
    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.
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    Martin Married on 10/10/2015
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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
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    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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    Planned to perfection

    Dear Charlotte & staff at the Swan,
    Thank you all so much for the special day!!!
    Our wedding was amazing and it will be talked about for a long time. Nothing was too much, we were fed and watered with fantastic food & wine. Everything was planned to perfection and I never saw any flaw's or issues. Staying the extra night in the Whooper suite topped everything off.
    Thank you all again,
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    In safe hands

    Dear Charlotte
    Thank you for all your help, work & support to make our wedding day wonderful. You were thorough, calming & caring and we knew we were in safe hands - you are very good at your job indeed! We have so many fantastic memories. Thanks also to the team on the day.
    All the best, Hannah & Jorge xxx
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    So many lovely comments

    I wanted to write and say a big thank you to you all for helping to make Amy & Paul's wedding so perfect. I do not have the words to express our thanks to the Hotel staff for their genuine kindness throughout the day.
    We have had so many lovely comments from our guests about the Hotel, the staff, rooms & food.
    Charlotte, now to you! I know its your job but you are one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Being the mother of the bride terrified me, yet every time we visited leading up to the wedding, on the phone or even by email you helped to keep me calm. Everything I was worried about you had a solution for and everything you promised, you delivered. Thank you so very much.
    You definitely have not see the last of us. Next time we see you though, will be for a relaxing, calm stay in your beautiful hotel and to visit the surrounding area.
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    Words cannot express my gratitude

    Dear Charlotte
    We just wanted to say thank you so, so much for all you did to make our wedding day perfect.
    From start to finish you managed to capture exactly what I pictured in my mind, and that is no mean feat!
    The co-ordination of the day was flawless, I never imagined I would feel so chilled about everything, and I take my hat off to you for that.
    Words cannot express my gratitude, I wish you every success and happiness for the future, you are a true star.
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    Everyone had a brilliant day

    To Charlotte
    Thank you for all your help and hard work in making our wedding day so special. We had a wonderful day and yourself and all the staff involved were fantastic. Everyone had a brilliant day and thought the Swan was a lovely venue. Thank you again so much.

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