The Cripps Barn Wedding venues have awesome barn weddings totally nailed! Starting as a small family business, Cripps now have five stunning wedding venues with further plans for the future including one in Yorkshire (whoop!). If you are planning a rustic, yet stylish, barn wedding then checking out the Cripps Barn wedding venues is a must. I have been luckily enough to photograph weddings at the venues and really do recommend that couples check them out! Here is my low down on each of the venues to help you decide on the perfect place for your big day. To enquire about my availability for your wedding, get in touch here.
Starting with the original Cripps venue. Located near Bidsbury in the Cotswold. The owners actually married here, and years later decided that others should be able to experience this fabulous place. Couples can choose to hold their ceremony in the barn or outside in the woodland glade. Similarly, couples can choose to eat in the warmth of the inside or an al fresco BBQ in the summer months. The barn makes for awesome parties and you can dance until the early hours. The huge fire pit on the terrace provides not only the fantastic atmosphere but also the opportunity to toast marshmallows! A wedding at Cripps Barn has an upmarket relaxed festival vibe, and to top it all off – guests can camp over!
Cripps Stone Barn
Also located in the Cotswold, but this time near Aldsworth is Cripps Stone Barn, the second of the Cripps Barn Wedding venues. This magnificent split level Dutch Barn stands in isolated glory, with no neighbours to disturb with your awesome celebrations awe-inspiring views of the splendid rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Cripps Stone Barn includes features that worked brilliantly at the original Cripps Barn such as bare flagstone underheated floors and outside an open fire pit and a massive BBQ space.
Shustoke Barn has been open as a Cripps Barn Wedding venue since 2013 and it is amazing! Located at the east of Coleshill in Warwickshire. Shustoke Barn is a red-brick 18th-century building with immense space, especially upwards! Unique features include the copper-topped bar and an upstairs room for drinks. You can also spy into the kitchen and see your food prepared through the glass screen! One of my previous couples chose to continue the copper theme through the whole wedding, including table decor, the cake and bridesmaid dresses. It looked totally stunning! The lighting provided is ace too, from fairy lights to spotlights directed at dining tables and colour changing lights on the dance floor!
The barn hosts features of the other Cripps Barn Wedding venues such as rustic and original barn features along with the fire pits and BBQs in the outside space, allowing couples to choose where they host parts of their big day. The venue fits up to 140 people perfectly but more can be added if you are going large!
One of the newest Cripps Barn Wedding Venues is Healey Barn in Northumberland and I have loved shooting there! Located in the stunning countryside less than 20 miles from Durham and Newcastle, it’s fantastic to get a Cripps Barn in the north, it’s what was missing! Healey Barn has the features you come to expect in the Cripps venues – awesome barn with period features yet with a contemporary and stylish twist. Large bare flagstone floors (that are fully underheated), exposed stone walls, two magnificent rooms, a great outside space for your guests, and of course the firepit! In winter the barn is lit by hundreds of candles, and in the summer guests can utilise the outside space as much as wished. I may mention the underfloor heating again here – mmmmmm!
New for Cripps Barn Wedding Venues in 2017 was Hazel Gap in Nottinghamshire. A bit more in common with Shustoke barn than some of the others venues, this is a red brick barn and farm house. What makes this building unique are the two towers and the arched entrance that add the wow factor to weddings!
The oak room links the barns and farmhouse and is perfect for dining with its expansive views of the countryside. The oak room also makes the perfect ceremony room and party room! The barn is an additional option for the ceremony.
The awesome walled courtyard is adorned with plants and trees as well as a fabulous fountain, making it a wonderfully scenic place for your drinks reception as the bar convenient leads out to it, and it has the added bonus of being somewhat sheltered! Lit up at night, your guests can take in the atmosphere, and warmth of the fire pit.
Cripps Barn Wedding Venues Photography
So there you have it, my round up of the awesome Cripps Venues. You really do get something extra special with Cripps and they know exactly what weddings need, yet allowing each wedding to be unique.
I am an award-winning photographer who focuses on natural wedding photography. For me, wedding photography is about more than just one day, it’s about capturing who you are, your relationship and what is and always will be important to you. They need to show how you felt, loved and were loved. Your photographs should be as awesome and individual as you are and they should tell your story.
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