The Swan Hotel

(35 reviews) 35 5
Bibury Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5NW
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About The Swan Hotel

Bibury, Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 5NW

The Swan Hotel can be found sitting proud on the banks of the River Coln, in the enchanting village of Bibury in the Cotswolds.

With an abundance of charm and elegant design, this is a setting to remember for your wedding - whether you’re planning something intimate or a traditional 'big white wedding!'

The Swan dates back to the 18th Century and therefore boasts lots of character from the cosy log fireplaces, ivy-clad facade and unrivalled views of our village (famously noted as the most beautiful in England by William Morris!)

Outside, our riverside garden is simply stunning with a gentle trickling stream (perfect for our trademark rubber duck races!) and a pretty summer house ideal for your dream garden ceremony.

Inside, our wonderful collection of rooms provide plenty of option to tailor your day, and our 22 stylish bedrooms mean that your guests can stay the night and enjoy breakfast with you the following morning!

For the Bride and Groom we have something extra special up our sleeve… Whooper Garden Cottage; a romantic retreat for two, with your own private hot tub!

Combine all of this with fabulous food, fizz and an enthusiastic team, and you’re sure to create the big day of your dreams.

Key facts…

• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
• Receptions for up to 110 people
• A collection of rooms for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and a good party
• Experienced wedding coordinator
• 22 elegant bedrooms (no need for carriages at midnight!)
• Delicious menus, carefully tailored to suit you

• A collection of rooms for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and a good party • 22 bedrooms for your guests to stay the night • Stunning photo opportunities in the most beautiful village in England • Same sex weddings welcomed • Dog friendly wedding venue • Garden licensed for your Summer wedding ceremony

Facilities at The Swan Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Small Hotel
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Swan Hotel Reviews (35)

Poem written for the Swan
Venue Service

By Steve & Julie Prole, on 27 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2016

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!

Delightful setting
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By Mr & Mrs Hunt, on 27 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2016

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.

Every box ticked
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By Ann & Peter Hazeldine, on 20 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 18 Jun 2016

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.

Belated thank you
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By Martin & Jen, on 07 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 10 Oct 2015

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.

Exceptional venue
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By Hayley & Robbie Martin, on 25 Jun 2016

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

Extremely happy
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By Anton & Anne Hitzelberger, on 26 May 2016

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.

Absolutely fabulous day
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By Mother of the Groom, on 11 May 2016

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.

Highly recommend!
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By Suzy Hurst, on 11 May 2016

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!

Fantastic venue!
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By Jill Hodson, on 11 May 2016

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

Magical & stress free
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By Robyn & James 19.12.15, on 02 Jan 2016

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.

Planned to perfection
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By Sian & Matt, on 10 Nov 2015

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,

In safe hands
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By Hannah & Jorge, on 27 Sep 2015

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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