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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.
Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
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Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Martin and Jen
Married in September 2016
December 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 send...
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Steve and Julie
Married in August 2016
December 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...
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Mr and Mrs Hunt
Married in August 2016
December 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 p...
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Julie Prole
Married in August 2016
September 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, 20...
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Ann and Peter
Married in July 2016
December 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 ...
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Hayley and Robert
Married in June 2016
December 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 s...
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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!
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Location & Contact Details


Bibury, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NW, England

Travel Notes

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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 11A

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Bristol Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (5)

Cotswold Life Magazine
Crumbs Magazine
Vow Magazine
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Weddings Magazine
Wedding Planner

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.
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