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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Cissbury Barns is a beautiful and unique wedding venue located in Findon, West Sussex. Nestled within the picturesque South Downs National Park, this hidden gem is a truly romantic and idyllic location with the WOW factor to host your big day. Its tranquil atmosphere makes it ideal for soon-to-be newlyweds who desire a peaceful nuptial occasion in the countryside. The Cissbury Wedding and Events team will ensure that your Wedding Day runs smoothly and effortlessly giving you time to relax and enjoy every moment of your Wedding Day with your family and friends.

Facilities and Capacity

Cissbury Barns can welcome from 50 (dependant on season) guests and up 120 for the day and seated wedding breakfast. For the evening reception, the property can accommodate up to 200 guests. The East Barn and 'The Glade', the outside ceremonial area, are registered for civil wedding ceremonies and are available for exclusive use, ensuring privacy and tranquillity on your special day. The barns feature rustic brick and flint stone, impressive beams, and large windows, giving the space a light and airy feel. The versatile barns offer a romantic and sophisticated rustic feel to which you can add your personality; from floral arrangements to bunting and fairy lights, these are genuinely magnificent spaces brimming with style. Following your ceremony, you’re welcome to enjoy the Ceremonial garden and host your drinks reception drinks and capture photographs against the breathtaking rural backdrop. Cissbury's fabulous and quirky Bar is a hit with family and friends alike serving a avery wide range of drinks and cocktails.

Services Offered

Cissbury Barns has teamed up with some fantastic associate catering partners, each offering a variety of quality menus with something to suit every couple. Whether you would like a formal three-course meal, a buffet or even a BBQ, you can get it all here. With a formal wedding reception capacity of 120 and the option to invite more guests for informal celebrations, you have total flexibility to make your day as intimate or as grand as you wish. The Cissbury Wedding and Events team will assist in creating your perfect day and will be on hand with help and guidance from the moment you view the Barns to your Big Day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples

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Hannah M. Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Cissbury Barns

This really was the most perfect wedding venue. Everything from the grounds to the venue itself were stunning. The staff were all so helpful and went above and beyond, even going out of their way to help the men with a spot of wedding morning breakfast!! They were so grateful. Couldn’t recommend Cissbury enough, the day was perfect 🤍 (photography by Allison Dewey)
Hannah Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing!

What can I say about this beautiful venue, it truly was the perfect choice for our wedding. From the stunning views and surroundings to the beautiful barns and amazing service. Helen was amazing from the first time we met, nothing was ever too much trouble and our wedding day ran seamlessly. We were lucky enough to get married outside in the Glade, dispute days of heavy ran and it was just perfect. I honestly cannot recommend Cissbury enough. I would choose Cissbury time and time again
Georgia D. Sent on 29/11/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue!!

Our wedding at Cissbury Barns was incredible, the venue is so stunning and unique! The team are so so friendly and helpful - special thanks to Michelle for looking after all our guests on the day - but all the team were so lovely! We stayed in the north wing apartment for 2 nights and the accommodation is STUNNING - I also recommend that too! But genuinely if you are deciding on a wedding venue I cannot fault this one at all!
Lorraine Sent on 07/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding of our dreams

The beautiful Cissbury Barns provided us with the most wonderful venue and wedding day experience, the venue and grounds are breath taking, the help and advise, right down to the organisation and smooth running on the day was exceptional, every detail discussed, advised and seen through exactly to our wishes, staff were lovely and so helpful from the moment we viewed the venue right through to our big day and we cannot thank them enough for providing the most perfect wedding day, exceeding everything we had wished it to be. Only regret is that we cannot do it all over again!
Kimberley A. Sent on 17/01/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding venue!

We'd definitely recommend Cissbury if you are considering them for your big day! What did it for us was having the option to get married either outdoors or indoors, so we had that security regardless of the typical british weather. Thankfully the sun shone and we were able to get married outside in the glade which was absolutely perfect. Helen and Michelle would so incredibly helpful and knowledgable and our big day ran smoothly. I wish I could do it all again!
Louise J. Sent on 29/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

Hi Michelle, just wanted to send a quick message as we didn’t see you earlier to say thanks for everything you and the team did yesterday, it was everything we had hoped it to be and more! Everyone loved it, as did we and it went exactly as we had planned for it to be.
We are both slight control freaks so it was hard to just trust it was all going to be ok but be had nothing to worry about.
A day we will remember forever!
Thanks again, Lou and Tom 🙌😁
Thom H. Sent on 02/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding venue

From the first time we visited Cissbury we thought “Wow it's perfect” our minds made up there and then, we wanted to have our wedding there.

The beautiful unspoilt traditional barn, lovely outdoor space, nice seating, sheltered area and bar, all surrounded by splended woods, it feels like you are 100 miles away from the rest of the world.

In June we had slight spring showers, but because of the sheltered areas and ample seating, this if anything brought everyone together and created a great atmosphere of its own. Working in all weathers was important to us and Cissbury definitely works.

The team were lovely people, helpful, professional and “on it”. We both felt so comfortable on the day, we knew everything was just going to happen, as soon as we walked into the ceremony barn we didn't have to think, just enjoyed our day, thank you so much Michelle and Helen.

We visited on many occasions, every time the team were welcoming and engaging, flexible with times and gave great ideas and suggestions, they were happy to answer questions and put us at ease.

We loved having our wedding at Cissbury Barns, thank you again to all the team.
Julia M. Sent on 21/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Venue

Nothing was too much trouble for Helen, Christina and Etta during the planning and execution of our daughter Jenny‘s wedding. The venue was perfect, secluded, romantic and very beautiful.
We wholeheartedly recommend Cissbury Barns.
Kieran F. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding day!

Amazing! Cissbury hosted our wedding on the 23rd October 2023. They were great from day one, showing us around the venue, listening to all our requests and responding promptly when needed. Michelle and the team did a fantastic job on the day and made sure it was exactly what we always dreamed of. 100% recommend if you are planning your big day!
Hayley F. Sent on 26/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream

The team at Cissbury Barns were simply wonderful! Great communication during the organisation and Helen offered excellent insight from her experience to help us put everything together. On the night itself all the staff were friendly, helpful and hardworking and Helen made everything run smoothly and was working hard herself all evening. Altogether a very enjoyable experience and the barns are simply stunning meaning little to no decoration needed. Thanks Cissbury Barns!
Victoriajayne Sent on 07/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Cissbury Dream

My wife and I had our wedding at Cissbury Barns on 10th October '23.

From start to finish, Christina and the team were amazing - they helped us with literally everything as we were clueless! Anything we needed, Christina was at the end of the phone to advise, we were able to meet with her at the venue and go through every detail.

The day itself was beautiful, and Christina & Team made sure the day ran smoothly, we didn't have to think about a thing!

Cissbury Barns itself is a beautiful venue set in the downs, with fantastic views and plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. There are two separate barns next to each other, each decorated to your specifications for you. There's a bar, an on-site kitchen and an optional marquee for bands to play under outside.

All in all, if I could do the day again I would! And I wouldn't change anything
Wayne F. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If you're looking for an extraordinary wedding venue with exceptional service, look no further.

We had the most incredible experience at Cissbury Barns. We couldn't be happier with the service we received, especially from Christina. From the moment we started working with her, we were greeted with warmth and professionalism that immediately put us at ease.

Christina was an absolute gem throughout the entire wedding planning process. She went above and beyond to ensure that every detail of our special day was perfect. Her attention to detail, dedication, and prompt communication made the entire planning process a breeze. Christina's expertise and willingness to accommodate our requests truly made our wedding day exceptional.

And then there's the venue itself—stunning doesn't even begin to describe it. The moment we saw it, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. The option of getting married in the glade overlooking the downs, it's picturesque surroundings, decor, and meticulous attention to design and ambiance all contributed to an unforgettable atmosphere. Our guests were in awe of the venue, and it provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding photographs.

Our wedding day was a dream come true, and we owe a huge part of that to Christina and the breathtaking venue. We couldn't have asked for a more dedicated and professional team to help us celebrate our day. Thank you for creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Harriet W. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

One of the best decisions we made for our wedding!

Cissbury Barns is, frankly, stunning. Set in an amazing location, with two barns, an outdoor ceremony area and lots of outdoor reception space, it's easy to see when you first view it what a special place to get married it would be.

But for us what made the location truly perfect was the team at Cissbury. From the moment we first called up to book a viewing we felt completely looked after. The team put us at ease from the off - no question was silly, no detail was too small. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and handy hints and tips, they cared about our wedding as if it was their own, showing only enthusiasm for our ideas and were as excited for our wedding day as we were.

People warned us when we were organising our wedding that something always goes wrong, but we're honestly struggling to think of any crises we had, and we attribute that to the fantastic team at Cissbury Barns. From making sure 3 flower girls (all under 10) were in the right place, to coordinating the running order of the day, smoothly transitioning our day from ceremony to celebration and making sure that our suppliers all knew where to go and what to do, the team at Cissbury took care of it all.

Cissbury Barns is a stunning venue that can really be made your own, but what truly makes it great is the team, who will go above and beyond to make sure your focus is on celebrating, while they take care of the rest.
Catherine Sent on 08/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue!

Cissbury is simply amazing! The venue is stunning whatever the weather and time of day there is somewhere beautiful for your photos! And the team are just incredible! Super helpful and will do anything they can to take the stress away on the day and make it perfect. Could not be happier with our choice of venue!
Sam T. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue. Wedding day was perfect

Had our wedding here and we could not have asked for more if we tried!

Venue staff were so accommodating with all our requests and on hand to answer any questions we had. The Secret Garden and adjacent field were perfect for wedding photos.

So glad we had our wedding at Cissbury!!
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