Hidden in the heart of the South Downs
The nitty gritty
about your booking

Cissbury at a Glance

Exclusive use of lower level of house and grounds
Exclusive use of the car park – up to 150 cars
Limewash chairs for ceremonies – up to 70 guests
Tables and chairs dining – up to 70 guests
VAT at the current rate
Event Manager


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Timings and Access
Your exclusive hire gives you and your caterers access from 08:00 on the day of your wedding. Last orders at the bar are at 23:00. All guests must be departed by 24:00.

Car Parking
We have parking for up to 150 cars in our main car park within a level short walking distance to the house. The car park is lit at night. Cars may be left overnight at your own risk and must be collected the following morning by 11:00.

The nearest train station is Worthing Central. Seven miles from Cissbury. A short fifteen minute car journey.

If you would like to arrive by helicopter this can be arranged and our terrace lawns can make the perfect landing pad as there are no nearby overhead wires.

Please ensure that you advise your guests to pre-book their taxis for the end of the evening as all guests will have to be departed from the House and Grounds by midnight. Please see our finishing touches section for local company information.

Civil Wedding Ceremonies
When you have decided on Cissbury as the venue for your Wedding ceremony you will need to book a registrar. To do this, simply book your civil ceremony direct with West Sussex County Council, www.westsussex.gov.uk or telephone them on Tel: 01243 642222.

Biodegradable confetti and rose petals may be used on the front terrace and lawns only. Unfortunately we are unable to have it inside the house.

Smoking is not allowed in the house itself, but is allowed in specific areas of the grounds.

There is NO corkage charge if you would like to supply your own drinks for your wedding reception and wedding breakfast. Contact us to find out more information.

Fireworks are permitted at Cissbury by prior arrangement. All firework displays must be carried out by a dedicated fireworks display company who have carried out the necessary site visit and risk assessment at the venue. Firework displays must be set off no later than 22:00. Due to the livestock we have within the grounds of Cissbury we do not allow any Chinese lanterns.

If you would like to arrange for a Marquee to increase your dining numbers we are able to accommodate up to 500 guests. The Front Lawns are a perfect setting for a marquee with the Wow factor. Additional luxury toilets will need to be hired.

Booking and Payment
Once you have decided that Cissbury is the venue for your wedding or event we will send you our booking form and terms and conditions.
We require a 40% deposit with your signed booking form to confirm your booking. Your final invoice will be sent 4-6 weeks before your wedding date which must be paid in full prior to your wedding.


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