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On since 2022

Last update: May 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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Reviews for Cissbury Barns

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Jenni F. Sent on 26/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Most beautiful venue and the most perfect day!

Wow what can we say? From the minute we saw Cissbury Barns, and met Helen we fell in love with this venue. When’s they told us we could bring our two labs for the day, we were sold! From beginning to end, the passion that the Cissbury Team have for their venue, the detail, and the effort that they go to, to make sure the day is perfect, was so apparent. Michelle’s organisation, communication and genuine care in making sure we had an amazing day, both before the wedding and on the day, put my mind at ease- the team took all the stress away and continued to put my mind at rest…. the best bit? that they do it all so naturally! Having worked in hospitality and hotels for over 20 years, I have high standards when it comes to service and standards, and Michelle and their Cissbury ‘family’ exceeded it by a mile.

The suppliers they work with and recommend, compliment the venue beautifully- The Gourmet Chef put on amazing canapés, and a BBQ fit for a king and all our guests loved it!

It was clear from looking around on the day, with the sun shining (yes for one day that week, Michelle even managed to pull sunshine out of the bag, LOL!) to see all our guests having the best time, and blown away by the beauty of Cissbury, that we had made the perfect choice when we booked Cissbury Barns!

We could not have asked for a better day and I’m only sad it went so quickly- we want to do it all over again!

We cannot thank you enough, for making Wednesday 15th May 2024, the best day of our lives ❤️

Lots of love
Jen and Terry- the new Mr and Mrs Standen! (And Aslan and Herbie)
Betts B. Sent on 02/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Stress free wedding!

We got married at Cissbury two weeks ago and we are so so pleased. The venue is stunning, the staff were all lovely and really helpful. Special thanks to Michelle for making sure our day went so smoothly! Nothing was too much trouble and I felt so at ease on the day as well.
Stephanie M. Sent on 23/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful

Wow, where do I even start? Cissbury Barns is a beautiful venue but Michelle really made the day come together. I cannot thank Michelle enough. Our day was so beautiful. Michelle really looked after us and it’s very well organised the day couldn’t have gone any better if I could, I would do the day all over again, it was very special to us both, and we will hold such a special Memory Michelle Etta and Jeffrey

from the bottom of our hearts, thank you ever so much for a beautiful wedding

Mr & Mrs Cloherty X
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!
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!
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!
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.
Ben S. Sent on 20/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

April wedding

We were lucky enough to get married at Cissbury Barns back in April, and managed to have our dream setting of being outdoors in the Glade. Honestly, it is the most perfect place to get married with such a supportive and caring events team on hand throughout, in our case led by Helen. The owners Geoff and Etta were also on hand to help support throughout and were ever so accommodating.
If you are looking for a secluded venue nestled in the South Downs, offering both a spectacular indoor and outdoor wedding option, then Cissbury is the place to be and we couldn't recommend it more.
Steven R. Sent on 30/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and amazing staff

Michelle our wedding croodenater was nothing more then brilliant she went above and beyond for us I would recommend cissbury barns to anyone for any event.
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!
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
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