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Cripps Barn Weddings

Cripps Barn in Bibury is a renowned wedding venue that offers a picturesque setting for your special day. The venue offers a captivating blend of rustic appeal and modern convenience, with a large barn outfitted for both ceremonies and receptions. Notable for its 18th-century Cotswold stone barn, the venue imparts a distinct charm and character to right wedding events. The barn’s atmospheric function rooms are beautifully illuminated with fairy lights and giant candelabras, creating a warm and intimate ambiance. Ceremonies are conducted in the barn, or outside under the venue’s wooden shelter if the weather permits, offering breathtaking views of surrounding meadows and forests. The venue accommodates up to 150 guests, with top-notch facilities including catering, bar services, and a professional music system. Accommodation is not provided directly at the barn; however, there are numerous stunning options within a short drive. A distinguishing feature of Cripps Barn is its large bonfire that is lit at nightfall, providing a unique outdoor experience for your guests. The venue’s idyllic locale coupled with exceptional services makes Cripps Barn an ideal choice for a countryside wedding.

The History of Cripps Barn

Cripps Barn, situated in the tranquil village of Bibury in Gloucestershire, is a historic wedding venue that carries a rich legacy. Established in 1980, the structure of the barn is a testament to England’s old-world charm, as it was built in 18th-century Cotswold stone. Residing amidst an area of outstanding natural beauty, its surrounding landscapes epitomize the rural beauty of the Cotswolds. Initially, the venue was a place for local festivities and various community events. However, as the barn steadily gained fame for its rustic allure, it transitioned into a much sought-after location for matrimonial ceremonies in the 1990s. Today, the barn is renowned for hosting remarkable weddings in its characteristic rustic setting. While its distinguished history has set a firm foundation, the upkeep and modern amenities provided by Cripps & Co., the company managing the property since the early 2000s, have greatly enhanced the barn’s appeal. Over the decades, Cripps Barn has maintained its quintessentially English character while shaping hundreds of memorable wedding experiences, setting itself as a revered institution in the backdrop of Gloucestershire’s historic legacy. Its history is marked by cherished traditions, tales of love, and an unmistakable sense of place in the heart of the Cotswold countryside.

How To Find Cripps Barn

Cripps Barn, a renowned wedding venue, is perfectly nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, located near Bibury in Gloucestershire, England. This remarkable venue is tucked away amidst rolling hills and lush greenery, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. With its rural and peaceful allure, it is precisely situated in the suburb of Barnsley, which is a brief journey from Bibury. Conveniently accessible, Cripps Barn offers both a tranquil escape and a direct link to the local amenities and charming sights of this quintessential English county. Its location makes it a highly sought-after destination for memorable and romantic weddings.

About Bibury

Bibury is a picturesque town nestled in the county of Gloucestershire, England. Rich in history and doused in beauty, it is famed for its charming stone cottages with steeped roofs, which are considered an iconic representation of traditional English country villages. The town is nestled on the banks of the River Coln, adding a magical touch to its landscape with verdant meadows and vibrant wildlife. Attracting tourists globally, Arlington Row— a series of 17th-century weavers’ cottages, is a classic attraction, alongside the fascinating Bibury Trout Farm and the majestic St. Mary’s Church steeped in Saxon history. Bibury also offers an array of walking and cycling trails through an atmospheric sweep of wildflower meadows and dense woods, providing rejuvenating encounters with nature. The scenic beauty of Bibury was not lost on artist, William Morris, who declared it as the ‘most beautiful village in England.’ As the essence of pastoral tranquility, Bibury brings together heritage, natural charm, and quintessential English vistas to provide a snapshot of undisturbed countryside bliss that continues to be a quintessential destination in England.

Pedge Photography – Cripps Barn Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Pedge – a Cripps Barn wedding photographer passionate about storytelling. My style is all about visually representing the essence of your special day by capturing natural moments brimming with emotion, love, and laughter. I deeply value the significance of family and prioritise capturing those cherished moments with grandparents, children, and other loved ones. Recognising the rarity of such large family gatherings, I ensure no moment is missed.

My Wedding Photography Style

I’m adaptable to various lighting conditions and have all the necessary tools to photograph weddings in any setting. I’m confident handling group shots and guiding couples in posing, ensuring everyone feels at ease. My photography style is characterised by punchy colours, vibrance, and contrasts, but I always maintain a balance to avoid over-saturation. Above all, I aim to deliver high-quality images that encapsulate memories and love while ensuring everyone has fun in a relaxed environment.

Client Reviews

What previous clients have said about my work as a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer.

Latest Blog Posts

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Picking your Cripps Barn Wedding Photographer- why Pedge Photography?

Besides the fact that you are getting a highly professional, experienced, and creative photographer who will capture all of the special moments of your wedding day, family and friends, you are getting someone that goes in to each wedding knowing that every couple is unique and that all weddings deserve their own twist and personality, rather than be provided a conveyor belt experience. I take great pride to subtly merge into your day and to be approachable for all your guests. The Cotswolds is an area I grew up in and I am all too familiar with everything the region has to offer. 

What products do you offer as a Cripps Barn Wedding Photographer?

This can bespoke based on your needs. All packages include a digital gallery in which you, your family and friends can enter with a password and download to any device. On top of this, you can also purchase prints, framed goods and albums through the digital gallery. If you would like me to build you an album, I offer an additional album package as well. Other bits, should you wish to choose them, include a pre-wedding shoot in the cotswolds or a second photographer for your wedding day.

How long do you stay with us for our Cripps Barn wedding?

I’m an all day photographer and will be with you from roughly two hours before your ceremony until at least the first dance ( and beyond – got to catch all those drunk friends cutting some shapes on the dancefloor!).

Will you travel beyond the Cotswolds for our wedding day?

Of course! Although I describe myself as a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I am happy to travel beyond. Drop me a message to find out more!

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