£3500 - £8150 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
2 Bedrooms
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A unique and stunning wedding venue with the WOW factor hidden in the heart of the South Downs. Voted Best Wedding Venue in Sussex 2022 in the Muddy Stilletos Awards voted for by couples.
Pricing & Costs

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The exclusive hire charge will depend on the season in the year and also the day of the week. Our High Season falls from May to September. Mid Season is April, October and December and our Low Season is January, February and November. We offer an exclusive use hire of the Barns which does not include catering. We work with over seven associate catering partners to ensure you can the style of budget of catering that you would like to have. This gives you great flexibility throughout the day. we also offer a non corkage option if you would like to supply your drinks for your drinks reception after your ceremony and also wine and toast drink for the Wedding Breakfast.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
"The Glade" beautiful Outside Ceremonial Wooded Space

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Set high on the South Downs and completely shielded by woodland you will find the stunning Cissbury Barns. A unique and stylish exclusive wedding venue with the wow factor. Cissbury Barns offers you a truly magical setting for your Wedding Day. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies for up to 120 day guests and up to 200 evening guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Trigg
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at Cissbury Barns. We would love to welcome you and show you all the amazing and wow factor spaces we have to offer for your big day. We really are a unique Barn Wedding venue in the most stunning of settings.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Aimee Barnes Austin and Jack Kempster
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
The Most Wonderful Day From Start to Finish
We got married here last Friday and had the most wonderful day from start to finish. The staff were so helpful and attentive, from planning to postponing, to making sure that the day ran smoothly and everything was perfect; we couldn't have asked for more. The venue is stunning with lots of beautiful spots for photos, whatever the weather. A huge thank you to the whole Cissbury team! photo credit Joanne Nicole Photography
Cherry and Nicholas Harris
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
The Most Wonderful Place to Get
Cissbury Barns is the most wonderful place to get married and have your reception. From start to finish, (3 years in the planning due to covid) all the staff have been incredibly supportive and reassuring,especially when the date changed 3 times! Cissbury Barns made it a breeze.... there was nothing stressful about planning our big day. The day could not have gone better, it flowed perfectly....if only we could of slowed time down a bit. The decorations were gorgeous (To Have and to Hire) and the ones we did ourselves, Cissbury staff decorated the venue so nicely with. Every one of our guests agree that it was just the most perfect day. Thank you for a magical day Cissbury 11.08.22 xxx Photo credit Will Barber Loveheart Photography
Leigh and Jorge Viera
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Absolutely Incredible
We had our wedding here on September 2nd and it was absolutely incredible. Michelle & the team were truly amazing from start to finish and gave us the day we had dreamed of. Absolutely stunning venue and we are so happy we chose here for our big day. Thankyou again ❤️❤️
Katie and Ashley Elms
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Wow, it was the most amazing day
My husband and I had our wedding at Cissbury barns on Saturday the 6th of august and wow it was the most amazing day. From the first time we went to view the barn we were blown away and didn’t need to look elsewhere. All of Our guests commented on how Gorgeous the barns are and we were so glad we chose cissbury. Everything ran so smoothly on our wedding day and that was a big thank you to Christina and Michelle for helping us through the whole process. Michelle, Christina, Helen and the whole team are so friendly and helpful and nothing is ever too much; from open days, to emails and phone chats they were just so great at communicating and planning with us and helping run our wedding day and evening so smoothly. We also stayed at the apartment attached to the main house the night before and night of and Geoffrey and Etta are so friendly and welcoming and would highly recommend this too!
Charley and Peter Pearce
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
We loved every second
Cissbury Barns as a wedding venue was perfect. We viewed several venues, many of which were nice, but didnt have everything we wanted in our quest for perfect. Cissbury had beautiful open space, views of the South Downs, an undercover bar with plenty of undercover areas if the weather was inclement, space for the ceremony and the reception on the same site. There was loads of seating, and the staff were great. We saw the venue on a wet late-spring day, but fell in love immediately. We stood chatting to Helen for 30 mins or so after our viewing, and were clear straight away we loved it. We also met Geoffrey, the owner, who was lovely and welcoming. Communicating from this point was easy, and we got help from Michelle and Helen throughout. Just over two years later we had our day, in brilliant sunshine (though we'd have had a great day in less impressive weather). An earlier blip with one of our suppliers had caused us a mini drama, and Helen and Cristina had been phenomenal in their support for us - reassuring, solution driven, and supportive... everything we could have asked for. The day itself went so incredibly smoothly. Cristina had everything set up before the groom arrived, and talked him through the first few parts of the day. From that point on, everything just seemed to happen, and happen without any drama, difficulties or effort. The evening team were phenomenal, great spirited, and good fun. And clearing up the next day was straightforward... Helen and Geoffrey helping out with a couple of queries as we packed up. Our guests loved every minute, and all thought the venue was amazing... Thank you one and all for your support, good humour and assistance on the day. We loved every second, and our love and connection for the venue will be strong forever. Thank you
Sarah and Mark Ramshaw
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
Our Wedding Day was Just Perfect
Absolutely stunning venue with amazing staff! Our wedding day was just perfect, they can’t do enough to make the day something so special we will both cherish the memories for ever. photo credit Jaycee Watson Photography
Location & Contact Details


Nepcote, Findon, West Sussex, BN14 0SR, England

Travel Notes

We are situated just off the A24 before you enter the village of Findon. As you turn into Nepcote (leading into Nepcote Lane) drive for 500 metres until you reach a very sharp left hand bend. At this bend turn immediately right into the Cissbury Estate. Follow the right hand track all the way down and then bare right and drive as if you are going into the horse stables. Then turn immediately left up the track to the Barns. Is is signposted as you enter Cissbury Estate.

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Best Wedding Venue in Sussex - Muddy Stilletos Awards 2022

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every single wedding day is special and so unique. We absolutely love each and every one of them. We are not a dry hire venue so we really get to know all of our couples and help and guide them through from the moment they book to being with them on their Wedding Day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the journey. The planning should be fun and enjoyable. Enjoy connecting with all your suppliers and getting creative with all your dreams and ideas for your day.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

It is true that the devil is in the detail. Favourite that is so difficult. I remember one couple who had 120 guests for their place setting they found a picture of that guest with them at some point in their lives and printed it off and made it into their place setting. You can imagine the reaction as everyone sat down and a great memory to share and talk about with everyone at the table. Loved it.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, stunning, beautiful, majestic, joyous

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Oh there are so many not just within the courtyard and walled gardens of the barns but also on the track up to the Barns, the fairytale wooded areas. You could be gone for hours!!!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?


What’s your favourite canapé?

smoked salmon blinis

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

cake or chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our position hidden in the South Downs.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The joy it brings to so so many couples and their friends and family.