£4000 - £8000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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COVID-19 Update
Open for in person socially distanced viewings at the Barns from Monday 12th April 2021. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange a convenient time with us. Tel: 01903 899638.
A unique and stunning wedding venue with the WOW factor hidden in the heart of the South Downs.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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
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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
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
Sophie and Tom Betts
Married in January 2021
February 2021
It seems impossible to know where to start, simply so brilliant
It seems impossible to know where to even start when writing a review for Cissbury because they were simply so brilliant. We booked the barns as the venue for our wedding back in September 2018, with the original plan to get married in August 2020. Then came that fateful year and we got to see how truly amazing the team at Cissbury really are. Helen was there to metaphorically hold my hand through every tough decision and change of plan that came with trying to plan/re-plan a wedding during a pandemic. Never have I dealt with someone so understanding, empathetic and open. She became like an old friend! When it finally started looking like our December wedding would actually be given the green light, it was full steam ahead for us all. The team opened up days before the wedding so that we could go an see the styling and add our own little touches and on the day, the staff bent over backwards to make sure we all had the best day ever. My only wish is that more people could have got to share it with us. If you're planning a wedding and you're still considering venues, please make sure you pay a visit to Cissbury
Jemma and Jo Yates
Married in October 2020
December 2020
We immediately fell in love with it and looked no
We visited Cissbury on a whim one afternoon whilst hunting for the perfect wedding venue and it absolutely ticked all of the boxes. Beautiful barns, beautiful setting and stunning location. We immediately fell in love with it and looked no further. Helen and Michelle were incredibly friendly and helpful and managed to accommodate everything we had planned for the day and really nothing was too much trouble. Michelle ran our wedding day and she was fantastic, always on the ball and picking up on all of the details, it was like having a good friend around me! Lots of our guests commented on how beautiful Cissbury is and we only wish we could do it all again every weekend!
Sadie and Adam Rockcliffe
Married in September 2020
December 2020
An absolutely stunning venue offering impeccable s
An absolutely stunning venue offering impeccable services. Michelle is the best at her job and went above and beyond for our wedding. She has a natural instinct to know exactly what will make an event perfect and works alongside incredible staff. We feel blessed to have had Cissbury Barns as our wedding venue and Michelle and staff on the day. Thank you so much x
Mr & Mrs Candy
Married in March 2020
December 2020
WOW.... what can we say
WOW.... what can we say, what an absolutely amazing professional service we were provided. We had looked at a few different venues, but fell in love with Cissbury Barns the moment we saw them. The whole day from start to finish ran smoothly without any hitches (Apart from us!) Helen, Michelle & Kate made our day that little bit extra special. Michelle sorted everything during the day and was so accommodating and Kate partied with us in the evening. Nothing was too much for either of them. You both went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommended venue
Bridget and Damian Walker
Married in October 2019
December 2020
We fell in love with Cissbury Barns
We fell in love with Cissbury barns when we first came to look at them in October last year and it did not disappoint when it came to our wedding on Saturday. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and I really felt that I was in excellent hands. Michelle in particular was friendly and supportive making sure the day went off smoothly and being on hand to answer any questions in the lead up. There is nothing I would change, the day was everything we wanted it to be. Thank you so much to the lovely team at Cissbury!
Laura and Rod Matheson
Married in September 2019
December 2020
Wow, what can we say!
Wow, what can we say! We got married at Cissbury on 30th August. Quite simply we fell in love with the place during our first visit and knew Cissbury would be the venue for our special day. Helen and Michelle were so helpful from the initial booking, and ensured everything went smoothly, quietly working in the background on the day. Cissbury is in such a beautiful setting with amazing views across the South Downs - perfect for photos galore! The rustic character of the barns and the bar just added real charm to our day and the whole place offered a great mix of indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to quench their thirst! We had two classic cars (Austin Healey, Jaguar MKI) which were perfect against the backdrop of the barns. We looked at many venues and nothing came close - attention to detail, support and coordination of Helen and Michelle, it was a faultless day and we recommend you go and see the place for yourself.

Summer Wedding Fair 4pm - 9pm

17th June 2021
Please join us for a Summer's after and Evening for our Wedding Fair organised by Empirical Events. A relaxed and covid secure event to meet the Cissbury team and some amazing Wedding suppliers.
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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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.