Your Wedding at The Swan Hotel
You’ll find The Swan Hotel sitting proudly on the banks of the River Coln, in the enchanting village of Bibury. With charm in abundance and elegant design throughout, The Swan boasts a setting to remember for your special day, whether you’re planning something small and intimate or a traditional white wedding!
Dating back to the 18th Century, The Swan has plenty of character – think open log fireplaces, cosy corners and unrivalled views of our beautiful setting. Our jewel in the crown is the romantic riverside garden complete with gentle trickling stream and pretty summer house, which is licensed for picture-perfect garden ceremonies.
Step back inside and we have a wonderful collection of rooms from which to host your wedding day and 22 stylish bedrooms for your guests to stay the night. For the Bride and Groom we have something extra special up our sleeve… Whooper Garden Cottage; a romantic retreat for two, with your own private hot tub! Combine all of this with fabulous food, fizz and an enthusiastic team, and you’re sure to create the big day of your dreams.
• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
• Receptions for up to 110 people
• A collection of rooms for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and a good party
• Experienced wedding coordinator
• 22 elegant bedrooms (no need for carriages at midnight!)
• Delicious menus, carefully tailored to suit you
We love a good wedding here and so do our team of talented staff. Warm, welcoming and relaxing, The Swan will become your home from home as we help you to plan the day you’ve dreamed of. Find out a little bit more about our collection of rooms and spaces for your big day below…
The Signet Room
Wedding parties at The Swan have sole access to one wing of the hotel, which boasts a private entrance for your guests to arrive in style, and a collection of rooms to enjoy – the largest being The Signet Room.
The Signet Room can seat up to 100 guests at your ceremony and 110 during the wedding breakfast and evening reception. With its atmospheric blue walls, feature fireplace and stylish tartan carpet, wedding accessories can be kept to a minimum – a few personal touches is all you need. Large windows flood the room with natural light, and there’s even a private bar to enjoy during your evening reception!
The Library is a lovely, bright room at the front of the hotel that is ideal for smaller weddings of up to 26 guests. This room can be used for an intimate wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast, or both, and with beautiful wooden floors, striking red walls and an original fireplace; accessories can be kept to a minimum.
Situated just next-door to the Signet Room, The Library is also a fantastic space to utilise as part of bigger wedding celebrations. Why not fill it with games and activities to keep children entertained, or set up photo-booths and entertainment that the grown-ups can enjoy too?
The Garden and Summer House
The jewel in our crown is the quintessentially English garden that sits at the front of hotel. Beautifully manicured, the gardens make a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photos and are home to our Summer House, which is fully licensed for picture-perfect al fresco ceremonies of up to 100.
The garden will be reserved exclusively for your wedding party to enjoy throughout the day, from reception drinks to our famous rubber duck races down the stream!
We are lucky enough to be located in the heart of Bibury, which first earned its title of ‘the most beautiful village in England’ from the artist and craftsman, William Morris (1834-96)… and it’s not hard to see why!
With the famous Arlington Row nearby and pretty bridges over the River Coln; Bibury village itself has a number or beautiful spots for dreamy wedding photos.
We have 22 relaxing bedrooms at The Swan, so there’s no need for carriages at midnight on your wedding day! Whether you choose one of our 18 bedrooms in the main hotel or one of the four garden cottage suites, no two rooms are the same. The overall look is quintessentially English, with a few little luxuries and Molton Brown toiletries.
What’s more, breakfast is included for all staying guests, with a delicious choice of full English, continental and a la carte dishes.
Whether it be canapés, a buffet or a traditional sit down meal, take a look at our Wedding Breakfast Menu suggestions below. If you can’t find what you are looking for rest assured that our Head Chef is extremely flexible, and will be more than happy to work on producing a creative, tailored menu just for you. You will also find some great suggestions for evening party buffets and light bite ideas to keep the party going!