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Nestled on the banks of the enchanting River Coln in the 'most beautiful village in England', The Swan Hotel truly provides a picture-perfect setting for your big day.
Pricing & Costs
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
110
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
22
Sleeps No. of People
50
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Located in the heart of Bibury, which is often known as the most beautiful village in England, is The Swan Hotel. Formerly a Cotswold Coaching Inn, The Swan provides the perfect haven from which to spend your wedding day whether you're planning a traditional big white wedding, something a little different or a more intimate affair, we can accommodate your needs. Our Library is cosy and homely, providing an ideal space for smaller ceremonies, licensed for up to 24 guests. If you'd like your wedding to be more intimate, we are happy to provide witnesses should you wish to be married quietly and with the minimum of fuss. The Signet Room is our elegant dining room, and is licensed for up to 110 guests. This room certainly has the wow factor for your big day and can be used for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and even your evening reception, where live bands and/or DJ's are welcome. Prefer to be outside? Make the most of our picturesque riverside location with an outdoor wedding ceremony in our beautiful flower-filled gardens. We will provide the red carpet and chairs for your special day, followed by a drinks reception. If you would like to arrange a tour of The Swan, request a wedding brochure or discuss your big day with our wedding coordinator, please don't hesitate to contact Marsha on 01285 740 695.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charlotte
At the Swan we will build a day around your ideas and requirements, putting together a perfect package for you. We will guide you through each step of the way helping you to bring the plans of your special day together.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2003
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(8)
(8)
Martin and Jen
Married in September 2016
August 2016
A huge thank you
On behalf of my wife and I, we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your help and efforts in putting together our wedding day itself. Sorry for the delay in sending this, we had a lovely honeymoon travelling around South East Asia, New Zealand & Australia. Every time we visited the Swan we were always really impressed with the attitude of the Staff, the quality of the venue and the food was lovely. We had lots of feedback from our guests saying how grand the venue was. Thank you Charlotte for spending so much of your time and effort in making us feel so special.
Steve and Julie
Married in August 2016
August 2016
A poem for The Swan
Poem written for the Swan Thank you seems such a little thing to say, for giving us such a memorable day, so a poem I created especially for you, expressing appreciation for all that you do, 2014 Steve asked me to be his wife, to have and to hold for the rest of our life, finding a venue was the first job to be done, after visiting the Swan we knew it was the one, everything about it was meant to be, even the chance to have a garden ceremony, Charlotte the wedding planner is second to none, a definite heroine unsung, she takes everything in her stride, handling it with kindness and pride, her and her team are first rate, attention to detail totally great, so thank you again to an awesome team, for helping us achieve our wedding dream!
Mr and Mrs Hunt
Married in August 2016
August 2016
A truly memorable day
We wanted to write to thank you and all your colleagues for all of your hard work on and before August 6th. We were blessed with a wonderful day weather wise, and every part of the ceremony ran smoothly. The Swan is a delightful setting made all the better by the fact that nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Thank you again for helping to create a truly memorable day for our family and friends.
Julie Prole
Married in August 2016
August 2016
A Poem to say Thanks
Thank you seems such a little thing to say, For giving us such a memorable day, So a poem I created especially for you, Expressing appreciating for all that you do, 2014 Steve asked me to be his wife, To have and to hold for the rest of our life, Finding a venue was first job to be done, After visiting the Swan we knew it was the one, Everything about it was meant to be, Even the chance to have a garden ceremony, Charlotte the wedding planner is second to none, A definite heroine unsung, She takes everything in her stride, Handling it with kindness and pride, Her and her team are first rate, Attention to detail totally great, So thank you again to an awesome team, For helping us achieve our wedding dream!
Ann and Peter
Married in July 2016
August 2016
The day ran effortlessly
Ann and I would like to thank you again for all the hard work and commitment you and your staff put in to make the day run effortlessly. Your input and advice during the preparations was invaluable, and contributed immeasurably in ensuring the day ran to plan. We can honestly say without exception, the staff could not have done more to ensure it was a day to remember for Claire and Ben. The involvement of the Swan team ensured that every box was ticked. The duty manager (Ian I think) was also influential in ensuring the day’s proceedings went smoothly, so please pass on our thanks to him. Special thanks should go to the kitchen staff, often the unsung heroes on these occasions. To deliver the food to such an exacting standard, when timings are constantly changing during the day must be a management nightmare in itself. The canapés were delicious, wedding meal beautifully prepared, presented, and served, and the hog roast excellent. Please pass our thanks on to all staff involved with the food preparation. The waiting staff were excellent throughout the day, and we would like to send special thanks to the waiter who attended the top table. Although Claire was concerned on the day that the ceremony would not take place in the garden, both Claire and Ben came to the conclusion that the indoor ceremony did not harm the day in any way. On reflection, they thought it was a more personal ceremony away from the background noise. I would not hesitate to use the Swan again.
Hayley and Robert
Married in June 2016
August 2016
An exceptional venue
Dear Charlotte and all the staff at the Swan, We wanted to thank you all for making our wedding day so special. An exceptional venue, which we truly hope to visit again soon. Best wishes

Wedding Open Day! 11am – 2pm

14th June 2020
Come & explore the hotel and gardens, all laid out for a Summer wedding. Wedding coordinator Charlotte will be on hand all day to answer any questions, show you around and chat about your ideas!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bibury, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NW, England

Travel Notes

Please contact our Reception team for further advice on getting here.

Nearest Town

Cirencester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 11A

Nearest Train Station

Kemble

Nearest Airport

Bristol Airport

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Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Weddings Magazine
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Vow Magazine
Cotswold Life Magazine
FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There are too many but a moment that really stands out is the groom secretly hiring a piper to play the bag pipes as the bride walked down the aisle, she had no idea about it until about 30 seconds before she walked down the aisle. What made it even more special is that it was the same piper that just happened to be playing nearby when they got engaged up in Scotland who took a few photo’s for them, the groom took his contact details then without the bride knowing! Either this or a different groom hiring singing waiters which not even the bride knew about, they blended in with our staff for the 1st half of the meal and at the end they burst into song, created a fantastic atmosphere and had everyone on their feet dancing and singing along.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

To set weekly/monthly planning goals and to write idea’s and questions down as you think of them, there is a lot to think about and it’s easy to forget them.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Duck races in the stream in the garden, getting guests to decorate their ducks in advance and bring them along to the wedding ready to race!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming, unique, picturesque, quaint & friendly.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Either a shot of the wedding party in the garden taken from one of the bedroom windows or a photo over at Arlington row.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Greg from the indie band Scouting for Girls got married at the Swan a few years ago.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Afternoon Tea canapés with miniature scones, sandwiches, macaroon kisses & lemon meringue pies

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese board

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The garden is surrounded by shallow, crystal clear water.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our attention to every detail of a couples individual, special day.