Your Sussex Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 106)

CISSBURY BARNS 01903 899 638 | Cissbury Barns can be found nestled on the Cissbury Estate in a beautifully secluded setting that’s part of the venue’s charm. Providing an abundance of fabulous photo opportunities at every turn, the Estate is beautiful whatever the time of year. Brick and flint walled gardens surround the barns and your guests are welcomed either through the secret garden with its living handmade rustic doorway or from the top entrance into the large imposing courtyard complete with its own petanque court. What’s more, the enclosed ceremonial and patio walled gardens offer attractive and relaxing space for friends and family to mingle and enjoy the tranquillity of being hidden away in the South Downs. Ceremonies take place in either the East Barn or the wooded area known as The Glade, both with capacity of 120. The former offers flowing white voile drapes, elegant lime-wash chairs and bespoke rustic wooden furniture, which all combine to make it a naturally romantic place to say “I do.” Meanwhile the venue’s newest addition, The Glade, offers a magical outdoor ceremony experience overlooking the Estate. The West Barn has the wow factor in spades with its gorgeous oak beams and high pitch roof. The beautiful fairylight canopy and crystal or rustic chandelier await you and your 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and will be ready for you to enjoy. Large double doors either side of the central barn allow oodles of light to flood in. The fabulous bar, which was once the lambing pens, is reached through the main barn offering an additional spot for relaxing throughout the day and evening alongside the gorgeous festoon-decorated stretch tent. The venue can play host to 200 evening guests. TOTTINGTON MANOR 01903 815 757 | Set in the beautiful farmland and fields of the South Downs National Park, Tottington Manor is in the heart of the Sussex countryside. With amazing views as the backdrop to your day, it’s hard to believe it’s just a 15-minute drive from Horsham, Brighton and Hove, and Worthing. What’s more, the team are on hand to turn your W-day dreams into a reality, offering flexibility and a bespoke approach. The Downs Suite is suitable for up to 100 guests for the ceremony and reception (180), it’s a beautiful space with classically elegant dècor and French doors spanning the length of the room overlooking a private garden and the South Downs. If you dream of an al fresco wedding, the Downs Suite Garden can accommodate up to 100 loved ones for the day and night-time festivities (180). When tying the knot here, you’ll benefit from a complimentary menu and wine tasting, use of the honeymoon suite, and the services of a professional toastmaster. 31 WINTER VENUES