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The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

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The Swan Hotel

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  • Cotswold hotel wedding venue
  • Located in Bibury, near Cirencester
  • In picturesque surroundings near the River Coln
  • 18th century, Grade II-listed building
  • Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies
  • Receptions for up to 100 guests
  • Exclusive use available at certain times of the year
  • Accommodation discount for wedding guests

Bordered by trout farms and the crystal-clear running waters of the picturesque River Coln, the ivy-festooned Swan Hotel is one of many beautiful buildings that the village of Bibury boasts. Located just 15 minutes from Cirencester, this fantastic all-round wedding venue is able to accommodate guests in its 22 luxury bedrooms, and can cater for up to 110 for a ceremony or reception.

The proud recipient of an AA Rosette, four AA Stars and a prestigious Visit England Gold Award, this locally-renowned hotel and restaurant is much more than capable of dealing with larger events. The venue also boasts an absolutely gorgeous series of gardens, accessible via a small footbridge that crosses the river - quite perfect for photography, drinks receptions and even outdoor wedding ceremonies.


Home to one of the most photogenic series of cottages in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row, the humble village of Bibury has become an undying symbol of what country life used to be like in this part of the world.

The village's aesthetic qualities have attracted many visitors over the years, including the renowned Arts and Craft 'Movementist' William Morris, who declared it the most beautiful settlement in England! So too has the famous Arlington Row been used as a backdrop for films such as Stardust and Bridget Jones' Diary.

The site that the Swan Inn presently occupies has been home to an inn since records began, but the current building was constructed in the 18th century (with further more recent additions), and has been awarded a Grade II listing.

The Swan forms part of the Cotswolds Inns and Hotels Group, who own and manage several beautiful hotels and venues across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including The Hare and Hounds, The Bear of Rodborough, The Manor House Hotel and The Bay Tree Hotel.


The Signet Suite

This is the hotel’s principal function space, and can seat up to 110 guests for a ceremony and 100 for a formal reception. The room features an intricate series of ceiling cornices, along with many windows, giving it an airy feel with great views.

The Library

This intimate space is great for smaller ceremonies with up to 26 guests.

The Gallery

The hotel's renowned restaurant, this characterful and atmosphere-rich room can seat up to 50 guests for a ceremony, and 40 for a formal reception.

The Gardens

If you are intending to celebrate your civil marriage or partnership in one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds, then you had better get the pictures to match the occasion! The Swan Hotel’s gardens make for the perfect photo opportunity, and are accessible via a pretty little footbridge. These gardens are licensed for outdoor civil ceremonies, and are quite perfect for drinks receptions and games of croquet!


The in-house catering team at The Swan Hotel use only fresh, local and seasonal produce, and provide brides and grooms with a number of delicious recommended wedding menus. If these menus don’t quite match what you have in mind, then the team would be more than willing to work with you to create the feast of your dreams.


The Swan Hotel features 22 individually and uniquely designed bedrooms, which all sport a charismatic and colourful décor - some of these rooms even come complete with a welcoming Swan Hotel teddy bear!

There is a discounted overnight rate for members of the wedding party.

Get in touch with a member of the friendly team at The Swan Hotel by clicking the Email button below, or reveal the phone number and give them a call.

The Swan


  • Martin and Jen – 07/09/2016

    Belated 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 and 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 Prole – 27/08/2016

    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 - 27/08/2016

    We wanted to write to say thank you to 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.

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