Cripps Barn FAQ
CAN WE HAVE A CIVIL WEDDING?
Yes, we are licensed for 120 guests in the main stone barn and an additional 30 guests can be seated in the adjoining Oak Room.
WHO IS THE LOCAL REGISTRAR?
The Gloucestershire Registration Service. They are contactable as follows:
CAN WE HAVE A CHURCH WEDDING?
There are lots of churches local to Cripps Barn, so if you choose to get married in a church, you can still use the barn as your venue for your reception, wedding breakfast and evening party.
DO YOU OFFER OUTDOOR CEREMONIES?
We have a beautiful oak ceremony canopy in the glade next to Cripps, which is also licensed for civil ceremonies. In warm, dry weather you can hold your ceremony out here.
WHAT IS YOUR CLOSING TIME?
Many venues will close around midnight, just when everyone is really enjoying the party. At Cripps Barn your hire period runs until 1 a.m., so it's only then that your music will stop and the bar will close.
WHAT IS YOUR DINING CAPACITY?
The Oak Room will accommodate up to 150 people on round tables (or 120 people if you choose rectangular tables). Alternatively, up to 84 can sit comfortably to eat in the barn itself.
CAN WE INVITE ADDITIONAL EVENING GUESTS?
There is room for an additional 100 guests in the evening, for drinks and dancing.
DO YOU HAVE OUTDOOR HEATERS?
We have outdoor fire pits for guests to keep warm (or toast marshmallows).
ARE THE BARNS WARM?
We know all too well that the English weather is a bit hit and miss! The barn has advanced underfloor heating, roaring fires and candles for both warmth and atmosphere.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A POWER CUT?
At Cripps Barn we have a diesel powered generator so if the National Grid goes down we have you covered and the party will go on!
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION?
While there is no accommodation on site, there is plenty of excellent accommodation very nearby so your guests will have no problem getting to and from the wedding. Please see our Accommodation page for recommendations.
However, should your guests wish to embrace the rural experience and camp instead of drive home, they can do this in the grounds: Camping guide.
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MUSIC?
There are several options for music. You are welcome to plug in your own iPod playlist (we have a lighting and sound system), you could have a DJ and DJ equipment, a live band or indeed a combination of all three.
WHAT PA (PUBLIC ADDRESS) AND SOUND SYSTEM DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?
Please see all information about our excellent on-site PA & Sound System here.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FLOWERS & DECORATIONS?
The barn is yours for the day and you can decorate it as you wish. We have our own decoration packages to get you started, and a list of trusted local suppliers in our Wedding Directory.
CAN WE USE OUR OWN CATERERS?
The feast is a key element of any special occasion and we are passionate about delivering all our events to an extremely high standard, so we take care of all food and drink in-house. Our excellent team of in-house chefs freshly prepares all food served and you can choose from a range of excellent wine, champagne, beer and spirits. All couples are encouraged to come to one of our Feast Nights, where you can taste our food and see the barn.
DO YOU HAVE A WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE?
Helping you plan and organise your day is a key part of what we do. We will support you throughout the planning process and will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. Our guests are always impressed with the level of service they receive from our on-site teams.
CAN WE CHANGE DETAILS AFTER WE HAVE AGREED THE QUOTE AND BOOKED OUR DATE?
This is your day. Whether you pick up the phone or check real-time changes to your initial quote using our intuitive online platform, we are on hand right up until the day itself to help you with anything you want or need.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EVENT IS CANCELLED?
On rare occasions a guest will need to cancel their event. We recommend that you get wedding insurance in case of unforeseeable circumstances.
Wedding Plan Wedding Insurance
John Lewis Wedding Insurance