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The Swan Hotel Weddings

The Swan Hotel in Bibury serves as a remarkable venue for bespoke weddings. This picturesque Hotel, nestled in the heart of the English countryside, is noted for its stunning historical charm, making it apt for any style of wedding occasion. Equipped with luxurious accommodation, it offers 22 well-kept guest rooms that reflect the true essence of comfort and opulence for the bride, the groom, and their guests. The hotel boasts various function rooms such as The Signet Room and Garden to cater to different wedding party sizes. Ceremonies are typically held in this elegantly decorated Signet Room offering a captivating backdrop imbued with vintage elegance. The garden too with its manicured lushness, provides a fairytale-like setting for outdoor ceremonies. Reflecting the very essence of quintessential England, the hotel offers a full suite of modern facilities, including a renowned restaurant serving delectable gastronomic delights, a bar, and complementary parking. What sets The Swan Hotel apart is its commitment to personal and tailored service ensuring each wedding is unique and memorable, reflecting individual dreams and desires. This beautiful venue stands as a testament to historical grandeur while providing all modern conveniences, promising an unforgettable celebration of love.

The History of The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, located in the idyllic village of Bibury, Gloucestershire, holds an illustrious history that complements its charming physical appeal. Dating back to the 17th Century, it was originally built as a coach house for weary travellers journeying across the country. Over time, its distinct Cotswold-stone facade, coupled with the scenic views of the River Coln and Bibury Trout Farm, increased its appeal, transitioning it into a coveted inn. As the Swan’s reputation grew for its enchanting surroundings and hospitality, an unexpected evolution occurred during the late 20th Century, when it began earning a reputation as a remarkable wedding venue. Its quaint, rustic interiors combined with sprawling, serene exteriors, resonated with couples seeking a unique blend of traditional charm and natural beauty for their nuptials. Today, The Swan Hotel is revered as a quintessential English wedding destination, offering unforgettable experiences with a rich history etched into its every corner. From its humble beginnings as a coach house to its current status as a dreamy wedding site, The Swan Hotel encapsulates a truly enthralling narrative within the heart of Gloucestershire.

How To Find The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, an esteemed wedding venue, is strategically nestled in the picturesque village of Bibury, in the heart of Gloucestershire, England. It’s located in the Cotswolds, an area known for its extraordinary natural beauty and charming historic homes. Just 15 miles northeast of Cirencester, the Swan Hotel is ideally positioned along the peaceful River Coln, offering breathtaking views and serene ambiance that set the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding. Situated in close proximity to various attractions, it not only promises a memorable nuptial event but also a delightful exploration of Cotswold’s native charms.

About Bibury

Bibury is a captivating town, situated in Gloucestershire, England, recognized widely for its quaint and charming essence. The town showcases the timeless beauty of the English countryside with its quintessential stone cottages and remarkable natural landscapes. One of the notable attractions of Bibury, dating back to the 17th century, is the Arlington Row – a picturesque line of weavers’ cottages made of limestones near the River Coln. Subsequently, significant mentions also include the Bibury Trout Farm and the Church of St Mary, testifying to the rich historical legacy of the town. It is famed as one of the most photographed and visited towns in the Cotswolds and has been referred to as the ‘most beautiful village in England’ by Artist William Morris. Walking through Bibury is akin to stepping back into time, where the tranquil and unspoiled English rural life is beautifully preserved. The town’s vibrant local community enhances its charismatic appeal by maintaining the original features while embracing modern facilities. A true epitome of old-world charm – that’s what defines Bibury.

Pedge Photography – The Swan Hotel Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Pedge – a The Swan Hotel 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.

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Picking your The Swan Hotel 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 The Swan Hotel 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 The Swan Hotel 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!

Get In Touch

Get in touch if you’re looking for a The Swan Hotel Wedding Photographer – here’s my contact page.