Wedding Venue in Sussex | Spotlight: Cissbury Barns

Cissbury Barns is a historic wedding venue in Sussex, England. The barns are located on Cissbury Estate, which is part of the South Downs National Park.

Confetti Shot, Cissbury Barns
Wedding Venue in Sussex | Photography by Danielle Chambers

With its breathtaking golden hour views, Cissbury Barns is a sought-after wedding venue in Sussex. Nestled away in the stunning South Downs National Park, this venue offers couples the perfect setting for their dream day. Featuring stunning stone barns with high ceilings and chandeliers, as well as rustic elements like stone walls and beams adorned with twinkle lights, Cissbury Barns is the perfect choice for couples looking for a venue that combines classic elegance with rustic charm.

Ceremonial Barn, Cissbury
Ceremonial Barn, Cissbury | Photography by Danielle Chambers


After the ceremony, you’ll have your must-have confetti shot taken against the backdrop of the ceremonial barn. The guests are greeted from the barn with reception drinks which you choose, ranging from Pimms to prosecco and canapés while they mingle in the gorgeous gardens that surround the barn. Lovely open-ended tipis are there for when the weather turns and of course, the bar area which sits in its own little nook off the barn and gardens. 

Wedding Breakfast

Catering at Cissbury barns can be done in lots of different ways: a sit down 2 or 3-course meal, BBQs, buffets or casual sharing feasts. Options of either long tables (sometimes known as refectory tables) or round tables. 

Wedding Venue in Sussex
Cissbury | Photography by Danielle Chambers

There are pros and cons for both.

With long tables, they can have a more impactful centrepiece, with plenty of flowers and linen runners, filled with flickering candles to feel romantic. Not only are these super aesthetically stunning, but they are also great for optimising the space in a room. The downside is that your guests most probably won’t have the opportunity to talk to as many people.

Round tables are more traditional and mingling won’t be a problem for your guests. With the option to seat between 8-12 per table, socialising with a group won’t be a problem. The downside is the space, it’s a lot trickier to fit as many people into space on round tables. So, if you’re tight on space, it may be worth looking into long tables. Cissbury has both on offer for you. Most commonly, the top table is a long table that sits in the middle and the rest of the barn is filled with round tables. 

Sussex is a great place to have a wedding. There are many stunning venues to choose from, each with its own unique charm. Whether you’re looking for an intimate venue with a country house feel, or a grand setting with spectacular views, Sussex has it all.

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