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