£2,000 - £8,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Cripps Barn is a lovely old Cotswold stone barn in idyllic countryside settings. It has flagstone floors, an open fire place and a large sunny terrace with fire pits and garden.
Cripps Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Our £90 Barn Menu includes canapes, main course, sides, pudding, drinks and evening food. Please see our website for more information about all our menus, and to access our online quote system.
Cripps Barn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Cripps Barn Full Description
Cripps Barn is the original wedding barn from the family-run Cripps & Co. Cripps Barn is an 18th century Cotswold barn, set in the heart of the countryside near Bibury in the beautiful Coln Valley. With its flagstone floors, rustic beams and roaring open fireplace, this historic building has been transformed to provide a wedding barn for all seasons. Ceremonies are held in the main barn, whose solid stone structure is finished with a medieval chandelier, a large stone fireplace, a huge candelabra and two huge entrances bringing light in from a large terrace on one side and the sun-filled Oak Room on the other. We can accommodate 120 guests in this room, with a further 30 guests seated in the Oak Room with a view through to the ceremony. Alternatively, we have an Oak Pavilion in a woodland glade in the gardens of the barn, for those wishing to hold their wedding ceremony outside in the warmer months. The grounds of Cripps Barn are as lovely as the barn itself and provide an excellent backdrop for wedding photography. A vast glass and timber door opens out onto a large terrace with views over the Cotswold countryside and onto our woodland garden, complete with fire pits and a large bonfire. Guests can eat in style in our light and spacious Oak Room, with further dining capacity in the Ceremony Room. We can accommodate 150 seated guests in the Oak Room and 84 seated guests in the Ceremony Room. Wedding feasts are created by our own chefs, who flame-cook food on a giant rotisserie and BBQ grill. We buy the best, cook it simply and serve it generously. The main barn is transformed into a spectacular dance floor after dinner, where guests can celebrate into the night thanks to our special late 1 am license. Our on-site wedding team are on hand to help with everything from the big ideas to the last minute details.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James
We are open for viewings on most dates - please drop us an email or call us on 01285 721900 and we will get you booked in.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Suzie ~ Kushi Cars
Wedding: July
December 2022
Cripps and Co is simply the best!
Lucky enough to work at Cripps and Stone Barn regularly. Not only beautiful but the staff are second to none. Highly recommended!
Samantha and Ed
Happy couple married in October
October 2021
A perfect October day
Ed and I got married on 9 October 2021, there has originally been a few hiccups with the booking but the team were so accommodating. The team at Cripps had kept an open mind with indoors vs outdoors given the unpredictability of October but the weather was fantastic allowing for a gorgeous outdoors reception. Aimee was our front of house for the day and she was relaxed, chilled and directed us around the venue as and when required. We over bought on wine for the table which was swiftly refunded a few days after - the customer service of our whole wedding experience has been great.
Rebecca & Paul
Happy couple married in May
May 2018
Thank you for making it so special
Thank you so much for all of your help making our day move like clockwork - and for being so helpful and thoughtful throughout. The day wouldn’t have been what it was without your brilliant team of staff. Our day was the best day ever... thank you for making it so special.
Emily & Edward
Happy couple married in May
May 2018
The greatest wedding food
You will understandably hear this all the time, but Friday was truly the best day of our lives and that wouldn’t have been the case without the professionalism, precision and all round brilliance of all of the team at Cripps. The food was beyond amazing and everyone has told us it was the greatest wedding food they’ve had. Choosing your venue was the best decision we made and we can’t express how much we would recommend you to anyone who wants to get married in the most perfect setting with the best people running it so smoothly for you.
Hannah & Tom
Happy couple married in May
May 2018
The welcoming smell of wood smoke
We fell in love with Cripps Barn the moment we walked through the door. The atmosphere and character oozes from every stone and corner - the warming smell of wood smoke is so rustic and welcoming, it will forever remind us of our wedding day! We had so many compliments on the venue and in particular the food - the food here is something else! Our sirloin steak bricks were cooked to perfection on the barbecue and our vegetarian friends raved about the veggie options too. We were able to light the night with sparklers on the firepits outside and toast marshmallows under the stars creating some beautiful memories we will cherish forever. Cripps Barn really is a perfect venue.
Laura & David
Happy couple married in April
April 2018
Amazing day and memories
We had the most perfect day that we wouldn’t have changed for the world. Cripps team were so helpful from start to finish. They made the whole planning process easy and the online system for communication and tracking was very useful. The venue itself is just beautiful, you feel like you are the only people in the world due to the remote location. The grounds and Barn are stunning if you are looking for a rustic theme. The food was out of this world and the sharing boards were perfect and just what we wanted for us and our guests. The team on the day made sure it all went smoothly and our Front of House Manager was fantastic. She was there whenever I needed to ask something. I couldn’t recommend Cripps Barn enough. Amazing day and memories.
Cripps Barn Location & Contact Details


Fosscross Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5BA, England

Travel Notes

Getting to us by car Postcode: GL7 5BA GPS co-ordinates for Sat Nav are N51° 46.039′ W1° 52.573′. Getting to us by train Kemble station (Swindon – Cheltenham line) is 8.7 miles Charlbury station (Paddington-Oxford-Worcester line) is 18.2 miles Swindon Station is 23.7 miles The taxi rank at Kemble is not often manned and there isn’t one at Charlbury, so you will have to book ahead. The above links have some taxi numbers. For Kemble you can also try Googling Cirencester-based taxis. Getting to us by bus National Express run buses from London to Northleach and Cirencester Swanbrook run a service from Oxford to Northleach and from Cheltenham to Northleach

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Kemble Station

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Cripps Barn Press & Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Cripps Barn?

The best? Impossible! Our venue is such a blank canvas that every wedding is unique, personal, fun and we have loved them all!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Ask questions! We are always around to answer the quickest of questions, the longest chain of questions, the amazingly bizarre questions, and the most obvious, mundane or confusing questions - but we know that every question answered reassures the couple immensely; so never be afraid to ask, ask, ask away!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love the 'find your face to find your place' seating plan - the couples must take ages gathering photos of all the guests, and it reminds the guests of times spent with the happy couple.

Describe Cripps Barn in 5 adjectives

Relaxed. Informal. Rustic. Rural. Fun!

Where’s the best photo spot at Cripps Barn?

The barn as a backdrop is one of many amazing spots!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Cripps Barn?

That would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

You decide...https://crippsandco.com/cripps-barn/food-drink ! They are all delicious!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We love cheese and ham boards, but our favourite dance-floor snack is our Roasted 4-day marinated pork roll & apple sauce.

What is Cripps Barn most unique feature?

There are too many to choose from!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our food! Our formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. We like to make our food dramatic as well as delicious, so we have a large feature kitchen where guests can watch their feast unfold. Our food is served 'feast-style' on boards and in bowls to the centre of the table for guests to just dig into! Yum!

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