TESTIMONIALS

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 2017

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
Best day ever! Cripps staff really pushed the boat out. The place looked amazing, the food was top notch and the service exceptional. They all went above and beyond, from Jodie, our manager for the day, to the cleaners the next day when I couldn’t find my phone. Thanks for making our day so special.
— Aug 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. Aug 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. Aug 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. Aug 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. Jul 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. Jul 2017
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— Jonathan L.
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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jun 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. Jun 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.
— Jun 2017