Cripps Barn Testimonials
We had an absolutely MAGICAL day. Thank you so much to Lucy and the rest of the team for making it so wonderful. Everything ran so smoothly, the staff were fantastic. Everyone is saying how fab the food was - literally the best wedding food ever. The bar was awesome. We were so so happy to be able to do the ceremony outside. The venue looked stunning and created a brilliantly fun and relaxed environment that we wanted. Everything was just fabulous so thank you!
— Lucie & Tom, September 2019
What I liked about our wedding at Cripps Barn was that it rained, so instead of panicking and getting annoyed, we all embraced it. I put on glittery wellies. The staff reorganised things effortlessly. When it dried up a bit, we had bonfires in the evening and it was so cosy and relaxed. Guests said it was the most relaxed, chilled out and fun wedding. The venue is absolutely beautiful, but it's more than that, it's the people and staff that make the wedding a breeze. And it certainly was. I could not stop smiling.
— Catherine & Robert, August 2019
We just wanted to say a big thanks to the whole Cripps Barn team. We had such an amazing wedding and both had such a great time. A particular thanks to Jodie who was fantastic on the day - making sure that we had some canapes was a lovely touch!
— Alex & Dave, August 2019
We had the best day of our lives, we really couldn't have asked for anything more. Lucy, you were amazing at helping us set up and making the day go smoothly, you really did everything to make sure we were at ease and that we had nothing to worry about. Dave was also brilliant in the evening. There is no way we would have had the day we did if it wasn't for you two and we both want to say a massive, heart felt thank you.
— Jody & Jack, August 2019
We would like to thank Lucy and her team at Cripps Barn for all their guidance and support through planning and managing our beautiful wedding day. We had the most magical wedding day which was seamless from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. Many of our guests complimented us on how beautiful Cripps Barn is and how wonderful the food was, many informing us it was the best food they have ever eaten at a wedding. If you are after a professional yet personal service in stunning surroundings then I cannot recommend Cripps Barn enough. Many thanks for making our day so perfect!
— Lucyna & Nathan, August, 2019
We got married at Cripps Barn and it was honestly the most perfect, beautiful venue! The team are so professional and couldn't do enough to help us throughout the whole booking process. On the day everything ran smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was also absolutely incredible. People are still talking about the steaks and the potato dauphinoise! Best wedding food we've ever had. Thank you so much to Cripps Barn for making our day completely perfect.
— Becky & Ed, August 2019
We would both just like to say that we had the most wonderful day. Jodie was amazing at looking after us, the venue looked beautiful and the food was out of this world. All our guests were in complete awe and said it was the best wedding they have ever been to! We fell in love with Cripps instantly when we first walked in last May and we couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else. Thank you to the whole team for all the contact and planning you have done for us on the run up to the day, and your advice and tips throughout the process. We wish we could do it all over again but will have the most amazing memories to look back on.
— Melissa & Tom, August 2019
Our wedding was absolutely awesome! We had the most memorable day and all of our guests enjoyed themselves. The food was out of this world and the vibrant colours were exactly what we’d envisaged.
Thank you to everyone at Cripps - James you were fabulous, you made us both feel completely at ease throughout the whole day. Jodie you were a super evening manager. The chefs were excellent and they listened to every single one of our requests.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Clare & Vijay, August 2019
The photos on the website show how beautiful this venue is, but it's even more stunning in person. We fell in love with it immediately and booked it almost right away. We couldn't wait to have our wedding day at such an incredible location. But what made our day so exceptional was the staff. They were helpful, organised and friendly. The whole day went smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing, just enjoy our day. All of our guests raved about the food, which we agree was delicious! We'd like to give a special thanks to James and Dave, our managers for the day, and to everyone working behind the scenes to make it so special. It was the perfect day, we wouldn't have changed a thing.
— Alex and Carrie, August 2019
We had a truly incredible wedding day at Cripps. The staff worked hard to make the day run seamlessly and nothing was too much for them. They really listened to our needs and helped us every step of the way during wedding planning. The food was incredible, all our guests said how much they enjoyed it. We can’t thank the team at Cripps Barn enough, they were amazing.
— Alessandra and James, July 2019
We looked at so many barns but as soon as we visited Cripps, we fell in love with the place. Many of the barns we looked at were purpose built wedding venues so although ‘barn-like’, they lacked the rustic feel. Cripps Barn was originally a barn so has so much character and makes it a very special venue. In 2019, out of all the Barns we visited, Cripps Barn seemed to have the most weddings booked in – we sensed there would be a good reason for this!
As soon as you arrive, you drive down the long drive way and then you will immediately see the Barn with the beautiful gardens and fields surrounding it. The garden is immaculate with many of our keen gardening guests commenting on how well kept the garden is. On entry to the Barn, you will see the two main rooms, which look amazing.
We were also looking for somewhere where they have the people, systems and processes in place to ensure planning our big day would be as smooth as possible. Since our initial planning meeting ten months ago, up to and including the wedding day itself, I can honestly say the support has been incredible. All conversations are logged on their internal portal to ensure nothing gets missed. No question was too large or small.
The whole Cripps team is brilliant too. They’re experts in the field and we always felt in great hands. They are all so happy to help and you can tell they enjoy the work that they do. Even though they support with so many weddings, they were always sharing our excitement and dream in the build up to the big day. An important note too, looking back over the past two years, it seems most of the Cripps team has stayed the same.
As for the day itself, we are still on such a high reflecting on the day. So many of our guests have been in touch saying it was the most perfect day, set in the most stunning of venues they have ever been too. They also commented on how the whole day ran to time, as they had been to other weddings where it’s always running late! This was due to the Cripps Team who were on-site throughout the day, ensuring everything went to plan. Our guests also commented on the food, saying how delicious and tasty it was.
In summary, if you’re looking for a rustic Barn, with loads of character, delicious food on the day and a team of staff who support you with the build up to the big day, get in touch with Cripps Barn. It really is a brilliant set-up. Thanks to Cripps we (including all our guests) had the most amazing day.
— Emma & Chris, July 2019
Thank you to all the team at Cripps for the best day ever. Special thanks to James, who really was amazing, whenever we needed anything at all he was there immediately like magic (I don’t know he did that!). We had such a wonderful day and all of our guests commented on such a beautiful venue and incredible food - we can’t thank you enough.
— Harriet & Paul, July 2019
If you want to wow your wedding guests this is definitely the right venue to choose! A beautiful barn with amazing gardens, you barely need any decoration for this venue and the decoration package they provide is perfect with lanterns and candles. The staff are very professional and you can tell this is a very established wedding venue as everything ran so smoothly throughout the day. Great food and many compliments from our guests. A perfect setting for wonderful photographs. A special thanks to Jodie who was excellent on the day.
— Hannah & Andy, June 2019
We couldn’t have asked for a better venue, everything in the run up to and on the day was made so easy the the Cripps team, but in particular Lucy. Things just seemed to happen without us having to think about it or ask. Our guests all said how fantastic they thought the venue and food was. It was great to have the sunny weather too so we could enjoy the lovely garden.
— Emma & Adam, June 2019
We had the most amazing day and loved every minute of it. Many of our guests also commented on how beautiful your venue is and how fantastic the food was, so a big thank you to all involved!
— Lucyna & Nathan, June 2019
Cripps Barn was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Not only is the venue stunning (as commented by all the guests), but their online system and the service that they provided leading up to the day was great with very timely and helpful responses. On the day they made everything run incredibly smoothly, assuring us throughout the day that everything was in hand. They have weddings on the vast majority of days throughout the year but the changeover was seamless and it really felt like it was only ever 'our' venue by the way it was handled. On top of this, the staff were fantastic to deal with, especially Lucy, James and the bar manager Dave.
— Lucy & Elliott, June 2019
Everything ran perfectly and everyone at Cripps was fantastic - so many people commented on the venue and organisation. James, you especially are a calm and sunny presence in what can be an overwhelming day, thank you very much to you and also to Jodie and the night team.
— Jen & Ben, June 2019
Thank you for organising such a wonderful wedding day for us. We had the perfect day. We were over the moon to be able to get married outside on the glade area and the weather, food and venue were wonderful.
— Suz & Geoff, May 2019
We just wanted to say the BIGGEST thank you to Jodie and all of the staff at Cripps for the most perfect day and night.
All of our guests agreed it was the most beautiful venue they had ever been to, the food was delicious, Jodie and team made sure we felt relaxed and calm throughout and kept everything running smoothly and the whole day was incredible.
Our wedding was a day we will remember forever and that is all down to you guys.
— Niamh & Ant, May 2019
The day was faultless and we wouldn't have wanted to get married at any other venue.
— Sarah & Chris, May 2019
A massive thank you to the team that really allowed the event to run smoothly and allowed us to focus on our special day. Jodie was exemplary and unbelievably helpful throughout, catering to any impromptu requirements that occurred especially with the variable weather.
She was fantastic so we would like to extend our huge gratitude to her and also the team that assisted her on the day.
— Prem and Pam, May 2019
You made the most special day of our lives flawless from start to finish.
— Amy & Kieren, April 2019
All our guests have commented on how beautiful the venue was, and how amazing the food was and also how friendly and professional every single member of staff was. hanks to the whole team). We can't thank you all enough.
— Zoe & Sam, April 2019
The very moment we went to Cripps Barn to book our wedding the staff have been so helpful. The whole planning of the wedding was stress free and so easy and this was all down to the staff. The food was incredible - the lamb chops, the chorizo sausage, the chocolate fondant, and not forgetting Baz & Fred pizzas, everything was just wow! The day was so organised thanks to our front house manager James, he was just incredible and so efficient. All the staff on the day attended to our needs and whatever we required they were there. Everything about Cripps Barn is beautiful and we couldn't of picked a better place to get married.
— Monica & Arjun, April 2019
Thank you so so so much to everyone at Cripps Barn for all of your help, not only on the day itself but also through the whole planning process, and especially to Lucy as she was amazing & so helpful to have around on the day.
— Gemma & Liam, April 2019
Thank you so, so much to everyone at Cripps who played a part in our wedding. We've had so many amazing cards and messages from our guests and you guys made it the smoothest, easiest experience ever.
— Catherine & Edward, April 2019
We’d like to say a massive thank you for making our wedding so special. Cripps was just our perfect venue and your staff really were unbelievable and made it extra special. James, you were so calm, professional and in control the whole day and we appreciated that so much. It meant we could just relax and not worry about a thing.
The food was also incredible so huge compliments to the chefs. How they produced that quantity and quality is rather baffling. Lots of people have said it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had.
— Natalie & Martin, April 2019
Adam and I had the most AMAZING day, and Cripps is the most dreamiest wedding venue, simply perfect in every way and exactly what we wanted. The team were so helpful, responsive and so organised, which just made it stress free and relaxed for us so we could enjoy our day. I’ve worked in events for 10 years and it was so nice to know we were leaving everything in the most capable hands -credit to the team. Thank you.
— Charlotte & Adam, February 2019
Our wedding at Cripps Barn surpassed anything we could have imagined. The location, staff, venue - everything - was absolutely perfect. We opted for an intimate winter wedding. Lucy was our manager for the day and we couldn't have asked for a lovelier person to have. She was friendly, calm and made sure everyone was happy. The food was cooked wonderfully, with great portions to more than fill up our guests. All through the night, the staff made sure things were kept moving nicely, however they never imposed. It was the most magical day I could have ever hoped for and am so grateful to the team. The only thing I wish was that we could do it all over again!
— Gabby & Sam, February 2019
Thanks to the team at Cripps Barn for giving us the most memorable of wedding days! From the first point of contact they went above and beyond to help deliver our dream day. The venue is absolutely stunning and all of the guests were completely blown away by the food.... Many commenting "The best wedding food they had ever had" A friendly team operating in the most amazing venue. Thanks guys!!
— Sasha & Sam, December 2018
We got married on the 8th December 2018 and from start to finish the whole Cripps Barn experience was utterly magical. The beautiful barn speaks for itself. It is well looked after, decorated in a way that means that it feels authentic and rustic. But what makes it even more incredible were the staff. Every single meeting was well managed with everyone we spoke to demonstrating their knowledge of the barn but also the whole process which naturally gave us a lot of confidence and comfort. Jodie was our planner and head of staff on the day and did the most fantastic job. We have had so many compliments from our guests. They all especially loved carving their steak bricks on the tables and the vegetarians were blown away by how delicious their Tarka Dhal was.
— Harriet & Adam, December 2018
Thank you so much for making our day unforgettable. We wish we could do it all again - it was magical. We would like to give a special mention & thank you to James, our wedding day manager. He was so professional and is a credit to your company. He was absolutely brilliant and I don’t know what we would have done without him. Just amazing!
— Hannah & Neil, December 2018
Wow, what an incredible day we had, it was absolutely perfect and even with the weather being a bit off it couldn't have been better! Thank you all so much for everything along the way, everyone has been so helpful and kind and nothing too much trouble, we really appreciate it. Extra big thanks to Jodie and Cara for ensuring the day ran like clockwork. Jodie you calmed us both right down when we needed it and we're very grateful for everything.
— Hannah & Steve, December 2018
“You all did a wonderful job and we have received messages full of praise for the way everyone was looked after at our party. To be able to walk in 20 minutes before the ‘off’ and walk out as the last guest leaves is the most fantastic luxury, all made possible by the team at Cripps. It is a lovely, lovely venue.
— Serena & Hugo, November 2018
“I just wanted to write to you and say a HUGE thank you for making every part of our wedding day just perfect. The planning and correspondence with your whole team has been nothing less than brilliant.
James - You have such a calming presence, and I honestly felt super relaxed as soon as I saw you. You and the team make the space look beautiful and followed my multiple and detailed instructions to the tee!
The venue sells itself, but your team are the best bit of the day for any bride. I knew I could leave all the organisation and detail in your capable hands. I have worked in events for a few years, and I have never been so impressed with an events team.
— Katie & Thomas, November 2018
“Thank you so much for all of your help. The venue completely exceeded our expectations. Jodie was an absolutely amazing front of house manager, she made everything so smooth and went over and above to make sure us and our guests were happy, she’s fantastic!
— Michelle & Grant, November 2018
“Incredible venue, the Barn is beautiful throughout the year and well designed in its simplicity and the way it is styled. Our level of service from the team on the lead up to our wedding was so great, we couldn’t have asked for more. On our day the staff were discreet, but so efficient. We had complete trust in them for the big day! Cripps organised the timings to work best for us and followed this through seamlessly. And then the food, well, all our guests are still raving about it. So delicious and the serving style was so social and with the banquette style tables, this worked wonderfully with guests and mixing up groups of people. We had an amazing day.
— Liberty & Graham, November 2018
“We absolutely loved everything about Cripps Barn. Fabulous staff, amazing food, great venue! We couldn’t have had a better day. Cripps Barn are professionals when it comes to running a wedding, everything was perfect from start to finish.
— Julianne & Jamie, November 2018
“We absolutely couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day. Huge, huge thanks to all of you for making it so wonderful.
— Lizzy & Robert, November 2018
“Thank you so much for making our day absolutely wonderful. We really appreciated how well our Front of House, Jodie, conducted everything in such a calm and friendly way. We will always have such fond memories of our day, and the food was complemented by all of our guests. Truly the best venue!
— Emily & Will, November 2018
“We’d just like to thank everyone who made our wedding day so wonderful. We’ve had nothing but kind words and praise for such a beautiful venue, food and staff.
— Kim & Dan, November 2018
“Wow, wow, wow we had the most amazing day, the Cripps team took care of everything making our day so much more relaxed. Some people say they don’t enjoy their own weddings, well that’s not the case for us. We loved every second, everything was taken care of and ran perfectly all day. The weather wasn’t kind, but Cripps Barn caters for all days and it didn’t spoil a thing. The most beautiful venue and the food is fantastic.
— Gema & Brian, October 2018
“We were so pleased with how smoothly all the arrangements went on the day. Things just happened and we hardly noticed. It truly was a memorable day for the whole family.
The food was fantastic and all our guests were impressed with the quality and quantity of food provided.
The barn looked fantastic and we were pleased to have used some of the recommended suppliers, especially for the flowers.
The drinks and canapés were lovely and top ups were free flowing if required.
The sound quality was great along with the ambience of the lighting in the barn at night.
The day exceeded all our expectations. We had a perfect day. Your staff were professional and carried out their duties with minimal fuss. Thank you to everyone at Cripps who played a part in making the day run without a hitch.
— Sarah & Ian, October 2018
“Cripps Barn is the most stunning venue and we really did have the best day of our lives. The location, the views, the barn itself, the decorations with candles and fairy lights, the food – it was all perfect. The whole team at Cripps were so on-the-ball and friendly both in the whole planning process and on the actual day. It really helped set our minds at ease and not worry about the running of the day, we knew we were in safe hands. Nothing was too much trouble, even my endless questions via the online chat, which is super handy. James ran our day and Jodie was the night manager, both helped to make the day feel so special for us and I cannot thank the team enough. The food was simply out of this world and the portions were huge! It wasn’t just your typical wedding food, it was simply amazing and one of the best meals I have ever had. We will never forget our day and that’s partly down to the team at Cripps who are like wedding ninjas who make sure the day runs like clockwork, almost without being seen! We can’t thank the team enough and we cannot recommend this venue enough.
— Nicola & Dan, October 2018
“The whole day was just perfect from beginning til end. Excellent service with attention from all the staff. Highly recommend, stunning location. Thank you everyone at Cripps Barn for making this special day even more special.
— Therese & Victor, October 2018
“Thank you all for helping us make my daughter’s wedding a memorable day. The venue was breathtakingly beautiful and the staff worked like crazy to ensure that everything was just perfect. I want to send a special thank you to Jodie who managed the event so professionally and graciously; nothing was too much trouble for her.
— Mike (Father of the Bride), September 2018
“Myself and my husband had the best experience with Cripps Barn. Our front of house Jodie and night manager Dave were fantastic, they were extremely professional and attentive. Nothing was too much bother and the day ran so smoothly.
Every one of our guests raved about the food, and the portions sizes were huge! The venue is just gorgeous and everything we wanted.
— Lisa & Aled, September 2018
“The venue is stunning and the staff were amazing. The weather was good so we were able to get married outside which was just amazing. The staff were ready as soon as the ceremony was over and handed out drinks and canapes to the guest which as you can imagine made a lot of hungry and thirsty people happy! The food was phenomenal. We had the rotisserie chicken and strawberries with cream for the wedding breakfast and the pork rolls for the evening do. The venue catered for all of our guests with dietary requirements, including me The Bride. The decorations were amazing as we had the fire pits and lights in the evening and the tables were decorated exactly how we wanted. Such an amazing venue, with fantastic staff.
— Emily & Phill, September 2018
“At a wedding fair my daughter was asked what her ‘perfect’ wedding venue would be like. Having described it she was advised to go to visit Cripps Barn. One visit and she knew this was the venue she had been imagining - candles, open brickwork, flowers, fairy lights... The older, stone part of the barn where the ceremonies take place has a sense of occasion and history, small enough to feel intimate and allow guests to be close to the ceremony, big enough to accommodate lots of friends and family and have a real feel of celebration. The newer section of the barn where the Wedding Breakfast takes place is light and open and can be made as relaxed or formal as the bride and groom prefer. As it was a lovely day, weather wise, guests were able to make good use of the outside areas as were the photographer and videographer. Use of this outside space continued well into the night due to the fire pits and warm evening. However, as beautiful as the barn is, what makes it the wedding venue perfect is the team of people who actually make the weddings work! The front of house, the organising, the cooking, the cleaning, the gardening, the bar staff, the liaising, the calm words - everything that goes into making a wedding run smoothly. Everyone was so friendly, calm and helpful. The food was a delicious success. We had the best day. So if you are looking for the complete wedding venue..go and have a talk to the lovely people at Cripps Barn - the barn will speak for itself.
— Mother of a Bride, September 2018
“From the moment we entered Cripps Barn, we immediately knew that it was the place we wanted to get married. The staff were exceptionally accommodating, helpful and friendly from our very first visit and this attention was maintained throughout the entire process of our wedding planning. We visited Cripps for the Tasting Evening and were amazed by the food quality (the seared tuna starter was especially unforgettable...) We also visited for a planning meeting with Jodie, who helped us make choices about our day, without ever applying pressure. We felt so relaxed knowing that the Cripps team were so competent and in control, but also always knew that we were able to create a day that was unique to us. Our wedding day finally arrived last Friday and we really did have the best day of our lives. All anxieties that we had leading up to the event were forgotten as soon as we arrived for our wedding day. It was clear that Jodie and the team had everything completely under control and we were able to totally relax throughout the entirety. The food was absolutely exquisite - the sort of quality that you would be amazed by in a small restaurant, so the fact that such quality can be maintained on such a huge scale is only more impressive! Our day was one that we will never forget and we genuinely enjoyed every single second - a testament to the incredible Cripps team who are so amazingly organised and competent in what they do.
— Rebekka and John, September 2018
“Thank you to all at Cripps Barn for the amazing day you provided for us all at Melissa and Mark’s wedding reception.
Apart from the wonderful venue, your staff provided an incredible service. Everyone was complimentary about the venue and the amazing food and the day. It met our best expectations and more. We wish we could do it again. The time went so quickly.
The guest carving idea was a huge hit with everyone, and the beef was delicious. It made for a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It’s not always easy when two very different sets of family and friends come together but Cripps really made it work.
Many many thanks again for helping to make our daughter’s special day even more special.
— Pauline (Mother of the Bride), September 2018
“From our first viewing of Cripps Barn we fell in love with the place. It is effortlessly beautiful, rustic and we absolutely loved how chilled out and relaxed all the staff were. Booking the place was a piece of cake and any questions you have throughout the planning period are answered within 24 hours, which was fantastic. On the day we had James looking after us and he completely took the hassle and organisation into his own hands. Everything ran like clockwork but at no point did we feel rushed which was amazing. Jodie took over from James and the change over was so smooth we didn’t notice at all! The food is out of this world and every guest has come back to us to say that it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We had the best day of our lives and we would highly recommend this venue to anyone.
— Hannah & Matthew, September 2018
“We want to send the biggest thank you to everyone for making Emily and Joe’s wedding such a wonderful occasion.
The Barn really looked the part, everything that Emily hoped it would be - a wonderful backdrop for the beautiful flowers that Beth from Go Wild Flowers arranged.
The venue, of course, is beautiful in itself - but it is made exceptional by the people working there. You were all so helpful, friendly and calming; in the setting up, the packing up and the smooth running of the day.
We have had so many positive comments about the wonderful food. As a vegetarian myself I really enjoyed the pancakes - but even if they hadn’t been so good the potatoes and veg would have been a lovely meal in themselves!
Thank you for helping Emily to realise the visualisation of her wedding and for making it a very special day.
— Pauline (Mother of the Bride), September 2018
“From start to finish the entire day was absolutely perfect! It went so smoothly, the food was amazing and everyone was so attentive and helpful, we really couldn’t have asked for more.
I wanted to say a special thank you to James, I appreciated you being so friendly, helping to calm my nerves and making me feel at ease from the moment I arrived. Also, for fanning my dress out for most of the day, I’m sure that’s not in the job description! You were amazing.
Right from when we first viewed Cripps and saved the date, we have been really impressed with the service we have received. We really had the most perfect wedding day and just wish we could do it all over again.
— Ceri & Alex, August 2018
“The organisation by the Cripps Barn team was superb. They covered and attended to every detail and made the day so special for us both. We would like to thank Cara and James who ran the day perfectly and were there to deal with every single one of our needs and requests. The venue and surroundings are immaculately presented and we would recommend the venue to any couple looking for a perfect venue for their wedding.
— Jessica & David, August 2018
“Beautiful venue indoors and out, professional and efficient staff who couldn’t do enough for us. Recommend without hesitation
— Sam & Matt, August 2018
“The most amazing venue, they looked after us so well and let us enjoy the day rather than stressing about when how things were going. Their staff are brilliant and work so hard behind the scenes, from making sure we had plenty of food to directing people throughout the day and helping the suppliers set up. The food is spectacular, all of our guests commented on it and many said it was the best wedding food they had had. Thank you for a perfect day!
— Sophia & James, August 2018
“We had an amazing day and so did our guests. We cannot thank you, Dave and the staff enough. You were all brilliant! Thank you for everything.
— Hollie & Ben, August 2018
“Cripps was the first venue we viewed and after seeing it, we didn’t need to see any others! We couldn’t be happier that we chose to get married here. After 18 months of planning and wondering what our day would be like, it surpassed all expectations. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. The food was incredible, our guests are still complimenting us on it and we’ve had family members trying to replicate the menu. Baz and Fred’s pizzas were probably the best I have ever eaten. All of the colleagues we’ve dealt with at Cripps, right from our initial viewing, up until the day have been amazing. Nothing is too much trouble for them and despite how busy they are with weddings in the summer, they made us feel as though we were the only people in the world getting married. Jodie was our Manager on the day and we cannot thank her enough for everything she did. The day went so smoothly and Jodie was great at letting us know what was happening, or where we needed to be next. If anyone is considering Cripps as a potential wedding venue - just do it!
— Verity & Dale, August 2018
Thank you all for making our day as special as it was. The food was incredible, the venue outstanding and the staff amazing, so we can’t thank you enough.
A big shout out to Jodie who helped us through the planning stages, and was also our front of house manager on the day. Your were a superstar and made me feel relaxed from the moment I walked in, I can’t praise you highly enough. Also to all the staff/chefs behind the scenes as we know everyone played a vital roll in the day.
The staff didn’t just treat us like a customer we felt part of the family. The communication throughout the whole process was fantastic.
You have helped create the most wonderful memories which we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
— Lauren & Rachel, August 2018
* Perfect, picturesque venue.
* Incredible quality and amount of food.
* Attentive, professional and helpful staff.
* Zero stress due to diligent Front of House staff.
* Great range of suppliers provided.
* Impeccable communication throughout the entire process; from booking to completion.
Cripps barn is simply the perfect wedding venue. The location is ideal as it is surrounded by beautiful fields away from any other disturbances or distractions. It provides options for a beautiful outdoor wedding in the glade and a cosy indoor wedding in the stone hall. The grounds are stunning and extremely well maintained and allow many beautiful photo’s to be taken. Even now, 5 days after the wedding, our guests are still talking about the quality and abundance of food at the wedding. The service was impeccable - nobody’s glass was ever empty and the food was served in a timely and professional manner.
Special mention to Lucy, who was our Front of House manager for our wedding and Dave, who was the evening manager. From the moment we setup at 9:00 am, our minds were set at ease with the clear direction of Lucy who helped organise everything. And Dave, who expertly looked after our guests well into the evening with a seamless handover from Lucy. All of the staff were incredible - they were so good, you didn’t even realise they were there. Present, but also invisible, they really made the day stress free and magical.
We cannot recommend this venue enough and the words fail to correctly sum up just how incredible everything was from start to finish. Thank you for making our day perfect.
— Jen & Phil, August 2018
“We looked at many barns to hold the reception of our wedding in, and Cripps Barn was easily the most picturesque. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and the food was second to none. The organisation they run the venue with is incredible - whenever we had a question or query it was answered quickly. A special thank you to James who managed our wedding party in the day - he was amazing at his job and ensured a smooth party. And a special thank you to Dave, who reflected the same service in the evening. Our wedding was perfect - Cripps barn is the perfect venue.
— Sarah & Ben, August 2018
“What a fantastic venue! All of our guests were blown away with the food - both canapés and wedding breakfast. Some even said the food is better than some of the top restaurants. The location is breath taking and you don’t need to do much to the barn to make it look beautiful. Lucy looked after us on the day and she is amazing! I felt so relaxed in her hands and she’s fantastic at ensuring the day runs smoothly. She even kept making sure we had something to eat and drink throughout the day, which is something we kept forgetting to do! We cannot recommend this place highly enough. We had the most perfect day, thanks to all involved.
— Francesca & Daniel, August 2018
“Thank everyone and in particular Jody and the team who looked after the wedding on the day for making it so special. Everything was first class even though we were impacted a little by the weather. It is truly a magnificent venue and your experience was invaluable in making the day run so smoothly. A special mention for the food which was first class.
We all had a fantastic time and gave the married couple a proper celebration ... we appreciate you played a big part in that.
— Simon (Father of the Bride), July 2018
“Cripps Barn was the only venue for us! We knew it was a piece of us before we even stepped foot here, then we viewed the barn with both parents. We all found it emotional as we could so perfectly picture our big day happening here. We had our fingers crossed for nice weather for an outdoor ceremony, and we certainly had our wish granted. All guests said how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the food was, and how perfectly the day ran. Thank you to Lucy and everyone at Cripps Barn.
— Lucy & Billy, July 2018
“The most beautiful venue we visited and the best choice we made! As soon as we stepped through the door we were made to feel so welcome and at ease. The staff were unbelievable and couldn’t do enough for us, so friendly and helpful with constant communication throughout the whole process. With a wedding booked 14 months in advance, Cripps kept us updated and were always quick to respond to any questions we had. Jodie was fantastic, a loveable character and would do everything she could to help. The day itself went so smoothly, the staff working away in the background. The magic of that day we will hold dear forever. So many family and friends commenting on how beautiful the venue was and polite the staff were. We loved every moment..... Thank you Cripps
— Lauren & Rachel, June 2018
“Great location for a wedding, don’t be put off by its remoteness its worth organising travel arrangements for such a magical setting. The staff were excellent and the food was superb, our guests, as were we, were blown away by the barn and the day as a whole. The wedding planner, Jody, took on everything to ensure the day went as hassle free as we could wish. Thanks for making our daughter’s and son-in-law’s day.
— Lawrence (Father of the Bride), June 2018
“We had the best day of our lifes - the venue staff were so attentive and helpful and made the day run seamlessly. Everyone complemented us on how amazing the food and wine was. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day at such a beautiful venue.
— Jen & Ben, June 2018
“We visited for a wedding, and my word it was stunning. The space itself is something to behold and the staff were relaxed, entertaining and vigilant - everything you could ask for.
The old barn interior was the perfect temperature despite the high ceilings (meaning those in summer dresses were warm, and those in three-piece-suits weren’t melting)
I’d highly recommend this place to anyone getting married, or just looking for a great place to hold a party.
— Ted (a wedding guest), June 2018
“Thank you so much for being such a great venue.
Jodie and James were absolutely outstanding throughout the entire day. I couldn’t believe how attentive they were.
— Jess & Josh, June 2018
“WOW! We knew we liked Cripps Barn for so many reasons, but you guys delivered beyond our wildest dreams. The venue, food, drinks, staff, ambiance, everything was just absolutely perfect and we could not have wished for a better place to have our big day.
Cripps Barn is so beautiful, you make planning a wedding a dream. The French Feast was such a highlight, our guests are raving about the Tarte Tatin.
Thank you again, I hope that one day we have the pleasure of attending a wedding at one of your venues!
— Anna & Ray, June 2018
“Hands down one of the best days of our lives! It goes without saying that the venue is beautiful but all the people at Cripps who took care of us made it even better. From our first visit to the actual day itself all of the staff at Cripps were amazing. They were very attentive, quick to respond and flexible to our needs. I would highly recommend this venue to all who are interested in it’s type and if you’re looking to get a good deal I’d also suggest booking a mid week date!
— Tosin & Sam, June 2018
“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 you. Thanks again Flora and the team- our day was the best day ever... thank you for making it so special.
— Rebecca & Paul, May 2018
“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.
— Emily & Edward, May 2018
“We couldn’t have asked for more from you in making our special day go so seamlessly. Despite all the rave reviews online which, of course, made our expectations very high you still managed to surpass yourselves.
“Best food ever at a wedding, best party ever, stunning location”, are just a few of the quotes from our guests afterwards.
— Laura & Jon, May 2018
“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! When our day came it rained and rained, but the staff were amazing and made everything work perfectly even though it was too wet to go outside for reception drinks. 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. When the rain stopped 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.
— Hannah & Tom, May 2018
“Where do we start? From the first time we visited Cripps Barn we knew it was the place for us. It’s absolutely stunning, full of character, a fantastic location and extremely friendly staff. We booked our wedding on the Open Day in 2017 and had regular updates from the team from there. On our Wedding Day, Jodie, Dave and their team were incredible, nothing was too much trouble, they were always one step ahead of us and truly made our day so very special. As real ‘foodies’ we were very keen to pick a venue that could deliver a meal that would impress, and Cripps Barn did not disappoint! We picked beef sirloin bricks which could be carved at each table by our guests, which was not only something unique, but proved to be such a good way of allowing our guests to get to know one another. In terms of quality, we couldn’t have asked for any more when it came to the food. It was perfectly cooked, well presented, had exceptional flavour and there was plenty of it! There were two things that our guests commented on most, the stunning venue and the amazing food... We would not have any hesitation in recommending Cripps Barn and the super helpful team to anyone who is looking for a stunning venue, an idyllic location and most of all a spectacular place to celebrate their Wedding Day. Thank you so much to all at Cripps, you were just fantastic!
— Louise & Andrew, May 2018
We had the most fabulous wedding at Cripps Barn! After being together for 10 years we knew we wanted to get married somewhere beautiful but understated and we completely fell in love with Cripps. Both my husband and I grew up in the Cotswolds and the first time we visited we knew it was the place for us! The beautiful fireplace, gorgeous flagstone floors, the open yet cosy feel... I could go on! The whole planning process was such a dream and everyone at Cripps was so helpful (over our whole two and a half year engagement)!! There is a fabulous system where all emails, ideas and requests are kept online so you can easily keep track of your day and your spending. I absolutely adore Jodie and Lucy who both were amazing over email and in person! Popping in for planning meetings they made us feel very relaxed and were so accommodating to all of our requests. Turning up on our wedding day, Jodie made me feel completely at ease and she made sure everything ran smoothly and was just amazing! The ceremony was perfect and gosh - the food was just incredible! We had the roast pork, which I highly recommend. We had so many happy guests who complimented the food! (I also suggest going to one of the feast nights - we had a brilliant time and actually made some new friends too!) All our guests felt so looked after for the whole day! We had a wedding bake off, sparklers, marshmallows, a great band and enjoyed partying until 1.00 with all of our friends and family.
— Tiffany & Sam, April 2018
“We got married at Cripps Barn on April 5th this year and it was just a dream come true. Not only did we get the only sunny day for weeks, the whole day ran smoothly. From day one planning was made easy due to the helpful staff at Cripps. The barn is completely beautiful and in real life even better than the pictures, if that’s even possible. It will be our little special place forever!
— Kristy & Liam, April 2018
“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. I still have friends that are messaging me now saying they can’t stop thinking about the chorizo sausage canapes. The team on the day made sure it all went smoothly and Jodie was fantastic. She was there whenever I needed to ask something. I couldn’t recommend Cripps enough. Amazing day and memories.
— Laura & David, April 2018
A massive thank you for what was, undoubtedly the best day of our lives. The day ran like clockwork. We had so many great comments, the best wedding we have ever been too, the food was fantastic, and the attention to detail was insane. Be proud because we will be for ever thankful of all the efforts you and your team put in to our extremely special day.
— Sarah and Nick, December 2017
“A huge thank you to the team, especially Jodie who was fantastic on the day as she managed absolutely everything to perfection. Also, Dave, for not just on the day but for always being so helpful and reassuring throughout the process - he was great and my Dad was so thrilled with the service he provided through the bar.
Absolutely everything on our day was perfect and we cannot thank you enough. Being foodies (and an event control freak on my part) it was amazing to have almost every guest mention how the food was the best they’ve ever had at a wedding and how stunning the venue/day was. Thank you!
— Sophie and James, December 2017
“Just perfect! We got married in November and it is a fantastic venue for a winter wedding. The staff and organisation is second to none. Flora, our wedding coordinator on the day, was simply amazing. It is a truly stunning venue and made even more gorgeous by our superb florist Beth Cox at Go Wild flowers. The delicious food, the free flowing drinks and gorgeous venue created the most fantastic atmosphere. I really cannot recommend this venue enough!
— Marguerite & Eddy, November 2017
“We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for an absolutely amazing day – it seemed you also managed to arrange the perfect weather for us as well!
The whole day was brilliant from start to finish. The relaxed atmosphere in the barn meant that we had exactly the wedding we wanted – informal, fun and happy. The staff were excellent, keeping guests topped up along the way. Everyone absolutely loved the barn and the food – and are still talking about it. We couldn’t have wished for more.
— Julie & Johnny, November 2017
“Cripps have 100% got the whole organising a wedding finely tuned! Making planning the wedding easy! The website saved hours of trawling the Internet many options for suppliers, recommended by Cripps was very comforting. The messaging system made everything clear & simple My messages were always answered quickly. We met to discuss the details we were excited you guys made us feel like our wedding was the only one. Your staff’s excitement & passion for what they do is extraordinary. Considering you do weddings most days that is a serious love for your job & a very happy team a credit to you. The theme for our wedding was woodland fairytale what better place to make this come to life than this beautiful venue. We got married inside the British summer didn’t play ball but it was perfect & certainly not in anyway a disappointment in fact you could not have topped it. The feeling I got when I walked into the barn will stay with me forever it looked incredible and was so full of love & magic my heart was ready to burst. The whole day was seamless not even noticing the staff making everything happen. Jodie looked after us throughout the day she was superb felt like an old friend there whenever we needed. Nothing too much trouble & again full of that Cripps barn magic. You guys undoubtedly know how to throw the best wedding & anybody considering this venue needs to listen to this. Everything was perfect everything. Our hearts are full of magical memories & each time we think back to our special day we are filled with that magical Cripps feeling. Thank you truly.
— Tammi & Daniel. August 2017
“We had the best day! Thank you so much for your help on the day, the staff were really helpful and calm and helped me to feel relaxed, Our guests all commented on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was, so we were so so happy that we chose Cripps Barn for our day.
— Daniella & Lewis. August 2017
“We had an absolute amazing day thank you. All the team were fantastic and the day went so smoothly. Jodie did a fab job and really looked after us. Food was superb and all our guests commented how refreshingly different the day was.
— Sian & Leanne. August 2017
“We had the most perfect day we could have wished for at Cripps Barn. Nothing was too much for the staff there. We can’t thank them enough for all their help leading up to the day and on the day. The venue location is just incredible and very picturesque.
— Tiffany and Ryan. July 2017
“The best day of our lives. Thank you everyone at Cripps for making it happen. Book this venue. Your guests will be wowed and you will never ever regret it.
— Kathryn & George. July 2017
“We fell in love with Cripps Barn from the moment we saw it, and at no stage during the process did it disappoint! The venue itself is totally gorgeous, and all our guests commented on how stunning it was - it really was the perfect setting for our special day. The staff in the lead up to the wedding and on the day were brilliant, Jodie was so lovely and organised our day fantastically. The food was yummy, we had the meat platter - all our guests loved it. The desert was out of this world - we had the chocolate fondant - the only downside was that we were so full we couldn’t eat more than 1 portion. We would both recommend Cripps Barn to everyone and anyone! Thank you to everyone at Cripps who was involved. It was the most magical venue for our perfect day.
— Sophie & Ben. July 2017
“We had a sensational day with you, thank you so much. The venue was stunning of course, the food amazing (a vegetarian guest said it was the best vegetarian option they had ever had at a wedding, and even the vegan food was delicious). The team could have not been more helpful.
— Alex & Jono. July 2017
“We were guests at a wedding last week and felt compelled to send our thanks to the team at Cripps Barn. From the moment we drove into the grounds of what can only be described as a simply stunning venue to the moment we left we were left in awe of the sheer quality of every single element of the day. The barn and grounds were jaw-droppingly beautiful (it’s hard for a Yorkshireman to say this about anywhere other than my home county!). The staff were absolutely wonderful and attentive, the food was sumptuous and the overall experience was absolutely incredible. Once again our heartfelt thanks to the entire team who did such a wonderful job in the day.
— Ian & Chris. July 2017
“The setting of Cripps Barn speaks for itself, it is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and has lots of outdoor space for your guests to spend time in. Before the wedding, the staff were incredible - so helpful and accommodating for our needs. The food tasting event was brilliantly organised and we got to try all the delicious food (which made choosing really difficult!). On the day, all the food was divine and our guests were raving about how amazing it all was. We would definitely recommend the beef brick with each table having a chef to carve the meat - was great fun. Cripps are booked up most of the year and for very good reason. It is a magical wedding venue with exceptional staff and facilities. You will be bowled over if you choose this as your wedding venue and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
— Angharad & Sam. July 2017
“My daughter’s wedding was held at your Cripps Barn last Thursday and I just wanted to say thank you to your staff for making it such a fantastic day. The whole venue looked wonderful, the stone barn, the reception area, the gardens and patio were all prepared to a very high standard. The people serving and attending to our requirements were extremely attentive to each of the guests without ever appearing intrusive. They were invisible most of the time except when they were required, and I wasn’t alone in this comment. The food was the best that I have had at any wedding and there was plenty of it. Most of the guests I spoke to commented on the fun in dressing up in the apron and chef’s hat and carving the meat. You should be very proud of the people that are working for you and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who was thinking of arranging a wedding. Once again thank you for helping to make my daughter and son-in-law’s day so wonderful.
— Malcolm. July 2017
“I just wanted to drop you all a little note now that we are home from honeymoon, to say a huge thank you for a wonderful day. The whole team were amazing, they felt like part of the gang whilst also making sure we had the most fantastic day and that our guests were well looked after. From the help with decorations, to recommending the very best suppliers, to making the most delicious food and keeping the drinks flowing. Everything was absolutely perfect, and your team managed all of this on the hottest day of the year without a pause. Our guests were super impressed with the food, the gorgeous venue,and the almighty rave up that followed. A massive shout out and special mention to Jodie, our fabulous front of house support who was a total rock and a joy to have around on the day. Well done Jodie, it was a scorcher and you soldiered on like it was nothing. Thanks Cripps, what a wonderful place and we will cherish the memories forever.
— Claire & James. July 2017
“From the first time we came to see Cripps to the actual big day itself, we have loved this venue in its entirety. The venue itself is perfect, rural, tucked away in a beautiful location with perfect views all around (great photograph opportunities). Intimate enough for out 50 or so guests without making us feel swamped. We got married outside in the glade with a humanist celebrant. The wonderful thing about Cripps was that they had the option of inside the barn or outside, each equally as beautiful as the other. This really swung it for us in terms of choice. The staff are brilliant, they are extremely experienced and very good at what they do - making people’s big days perfect. No detail was left out and our front of house (Jodie) and meeting planner (Flora) made the whole process smooth and enjoyable, taking a lot of stress as away. Always on hand to answer my last minute questions and handle my panics on the phone. Couldn’t rate them highly enough. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food it was cooked to absolute perfection. The chef accommodated our dietary needs perfectly even at last minute which goes to show that this is a venue that does go the extra mile to make your day a perfect one. Quick and no-fuss serving on big platters. The waiters replaced drinks on the table timely and efficiently. Camping - this was a major positive for us. A lot of our guests opted to camp alongside the venue with us (Canvas Cottage - a glamping company can be found on the Cripps website).
— Sarah & Jonathan. July 2017
“We have so much to thank you for, I don’t know where to start. The whole day was perfect from start to finish thanks to all of you. The food was sublime – we had a lot of people say it was the best wedding food they have ever had, and we definitely agree. The venue is just wonderful, and you just made everything look effortless, but I know how much hard work goes into it. It was truly the best day of our lives – so many amazing memories. We hope to be back very soon, we are encouraging our friends to get married at Cripps too!
— Florence & Ian. June 2017
“Just wanted to say an enormous thank you for everything - we both agreed that there’s not a single thing we’d change, or that didn’t go perfectly. Much of that is down to how helpful and brilliant you all are. Thank you for making planning the wedding so easy and the day so stunning and seamless.
— Kate & Mark. June 2017
“Cripps Barn is a stunning venue and everyone was completely in awe of the place. The flower girls and page boy loved having all the beautiful grounds to run freely in.
— June 2017