CRIPPS BARN wedding photography – 5 beautiful ceremonies

Bibury wedding photographers

Cripps Barn, nestled near Bibury, in the picturesque Coln Valley, Cotswolds, is one of the most popular venues in Gloucestershire. It stands as a beacon of rustic elegance and timeless charm and Cripps Barn wedding photography is just incredible!

bride at Cripps barn

This 18th Century barn owned by the family-run Cripps & Co, constructed from the renowned Cotswold stone, exudes an atmosphere of romance and tranquility, making it an idyllic setting for couples to exchange vows and celebrate their love. A dream to photograph!

Cripps Barn wedding photography

We fell in love with Cripps Barn the moment we saw it and documented our first wedding there. This venue is quirky, spacious, atmospheric… simply amazing!

We want to show you some of the ceremonies we’ve photographed at this lovely venue and then we will describle how your day might look like – so sit back, relax and enjoy the photos! Here’s a general slideshow, but make sure you keep scrolling as we’ve also included 5 slideshows, each featuring a full day celebrations at Cripps Barn.

From the moment one sets foot on its grounds, Cripps Barn captivates with its enchanting ambiance. The exterior, adorned with lush greenery and surrounded by rolling hills, sets the stage for a truly magical day and incredible pictures. Inside, the barn’s spacious and quirky layout adds to its allure, providing ample room for festivities while maintaining an intimate feel. This place has got flagstone floors, old-school beams, and a big open fireplace. This historic building has been turned into a wedding barn that works all year round.

5 amazing celebrations at Cripps Barn

What if you have a rainy day..? It’s OK to have some of the pictures inside, and remember – it never rains all day!

What if your day is super hot and sunny like this one?

Would you like to have some of your pictures taken in Bibury near Cripps Barn?

This is the first wedding we’ve ever photographed at Cripps Barn and WES STREETING was walking our bride up the aisle, have a look:

Slideshow number 5 – one of our favourite dresses ever!

So how does the wedding day look this venue?


Cripps Barn celebrations unfold with a seamless blend of natural beauty and refined simplicity. As the day begins, brides and grooms-to-be can prepare for their big day in various charming locations, from the quaint Montreal House in Barnsley to the cozy confines of The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns. Other locations that can also be used to enjoy the morning are Bothy and Sycamore at Arlington, Bibury or Notgrove Holiday Cottages, Cheltenham.

For this reason, Cripps Barn pictures from the morning of your wedding can be really interesting. That’s why it is nice to have two photographers to also capture the groom getting ready.


The anticipation builds as guests gather, eagerly awaiting the momentous ceremony ahead. The ceremony itself is a sight to behold. Against the backdrop of the barn’s exposed Cotswold stone walls, couples exchange vows bathed in soft, natural light, surrounded by the warmth of their loved ones. The atmosphere is nothing short of magical, as the rustic charm of Cripps Barn enhances the significance of the occasion.

The main barn is where all the ceremonies happen. It’s got a real old-school vibe with its stone walls, medieval chandelier, big fireplace, and two massive entrances that let in loads of light. It can fit 120 guests, and there’s also space for 30 more in the Oak Room, where you can still see the ceremony. And if you’re into outdoor weddings, they’ve got an Oak Pavilion in the garden for those sunny months. All options are picture-perfect!


Following the ceremony, the celebration continues with joyous revelry. Guests spill out into the charming surroundings, perhaps pausing for a moment to revel in the confetti shower that marks the newlyweds’ first steps into married life.

Just after the ceremony you will wait in the small room next to the ceremony room and we will organize your guests outside. What colour confetti would you choose? Have a look and select your favourite. Cripps Barn only allows fresh petals.


Cripps Barn is just ideal – amazing views, delicious food, music in the background – perfection! That’s why we also don’t want to spoil this vibe, so we plan the group pictures well in advance and they are so much fun! We know a few tricks to make the whole ‘formal group pictures’ experience bearable.


As the sun begins its descent, casting a golden hue over the Cotswold landscape, the stage is set for unforgettable portraits. With its endless photo backdrops and pockets of light, Cripps Barn offers a photographer’s paradise, where every corner presents an opportunity to capture genuine emotions and heartfelt moments.

Whether against the backdrop of the barn’s rustic charm or amidst the breathtaking Cotswolds scenery, each image serves as a timeless memento of a day filled with love and laughter. I can’t even begin to describe the endless photo opportunities at Cripps Barn. That’s why photography at this venue is so fascinating. Wherever you go, you will see some stunning views and your images will be incredible!

The Cripps Barn grounds are just as beautiful as the barn, making it the perfect spot for couple’s photos. When you open the huge glass and timber door, you step out onto a spacious terrace with stunning views of the Cotswold countryside and their woodland garden, where you can find fire pits and a big bonfire.


The barn’s spacious interior provides the perfect canvas for a sumptuous breakfast, where guests are treated to the delectable offerings that Cripps Barn is renowned for.

Super important: People can have a fancy meal in the light and airy Oak Room, and there’s more dining space in the Ceremony Room. The Oak Room can seat 150 guests, and the Ceremony Room can seat 84. The chefs whip up amazing wedding feasts, grilling food on a huge rotisserie and BBQ. They believe in using top-notch ingredients, cooking them in a straightforward way, and serving up big portions.


But the magic doesn’t end there. As evening falls, the barn transforms into a lively dance floor, where newlyweds and their guests dance the night away beneath the twinkling lights. With its spacious layout and vibrant atmosphere, Cripps Barn ensures that the party continues long into the night, creating memories that will last a lifetime. In the evenings fire pits are lit outside so guests can spread out and mingle. Enjoy drinks under the stars and toast marshmallows as you make the day last as long as you can.

Photography at Cripps Barn

The Coln Valley and especially Bibury, the most famous town in the Cotswolds, are used to seeing people with tripods, lenses, neutral density filters every single day. Cripps Barn is not just a typical venue – it’s a magical place where dreams become reality and love is in the air – just perfect for elegant and timeless photography!

With its amazing setting, top-notch service, and delicious food, everything about Cripps Barn is designed to make sure couples have the best day ever. And for us, it’s the perfect chance to capture the beauty and happiness in a truly enchanting location.

Get in touch with us

If you are planning your big day at Cripps Barn or any of the Cripps & Co venues, get in touch with us. We would LOVE to chat with you about your plans and we just cannot wait to hear your story!