Cripps is popular for weddings, and wedding receptions. Please have a look at the photo
gallery and the letters from customers.
Civil Wedding Licence
We have a civil wedding licence so you can get married in the barn in the afternoon and follow on straight into your reception.
We have a beautiful Oak ceremony shelter in the glade next to Cripps, also licensed for Civil ceremonies.
An informal and relaxed location
A wedding party in a smart hotel can be impressive, but some people
are looking for something more informal, more romantic, more rural,
where children can run around, where you can have a bonfire, where your guests can camp instead of driving home,
where it doesn’t matter if a drink is spilled and where the
party can move outside in good weather.
Make the most of your day
Most venues will close around midnight, just when everyone is really enjoying the party.
At Cripps your hire period runs until 2.00 a.m. the following day. In practice this means that the bar and music stop at 1.00 a.m. and the Barn is locked up at 2.00 a.m.. An extension can sometimes be arrranged.
"I'm drifting around in a bubble of nostalgia. It's lovely to be married but I'd like to live through the day again so that I could take more in the second time around. The day is a blur - a combination of champagne and adrenalin. Everything was perfect, I wouldn't change one single thing - except as I said the speed at which the day passed, I feel like I blinked and missed it. The barn is of course the perfect venue, the food was delicious, please thank Mark, the table looked so beautiful and I never imagined I could but I felt like a fairy princess for one day! Several of our guests said it was the most memorable and intimate wedding they had been to. Thank you thank you thank you. It's a tricky job you do, keeping people happy on the most important day of their lives, you all do it extremely well and miraculously managed to make us feel like we were the first and last people to get married at Cripps. That's the brilliant bit. Best wishes to you and all those at Cripps" (Kate, May 2009)