Cissbury Barns | Anna & Daniel

Cissbury Barns

Cissbury Barns wedding photography

Cissbury Barns, beside the hillfort, Cissbury Ring – just north of Worthing – a relatively new Sussex wedding venue. (In it’s second year now)  Location, last weekend, for the wedding of local girl, Anna, to Daniel – from the The North! My first time to this venue (apart from a quick recce with Anna and Daniel a couple of weeks ago). The weather is a major factor in any wedding, but particularly in late October. It came good on Saturday – despite the forecast all week. Dry, mild and sunny.

Two Barn wedding

Coverage begins, in the sunshine, at The Sanctuary, near Storrington. A smart cottage named, like the lane it’s found on, after another Sanctuary in Storrington. Here Anna was getting ready with her family and her bridesmaids, with a local hair and makeup team, and flowers from a local florist.  A getting ready location with a view!

Cissbury Barns are a short drive down the A24 from here. Two Napoleonic era lambing/sheep barns, high up on the Cissbury Estate – converted to now hold weddings. The ceremony in the East Barn, the wedding breakfast, speeches and dancing in the West Barn. Courtyards, a semi-outdoor bar, some low beams and a petanque court but also some views, across the fields and hills of the South Downs.

After the wedding ceremony in the barn (not the best lit of areas) and the confetti run outside, it was drinks and games in the low autumn sunshine. Some quick pictures in the neighbouring field, as the sun started to dip behind the hills. A gallant carry by Daniel! Then into the barn to cut the wedding cake, with it’s mountain on top, made by The Pudding Fairy. Speeches, (some heckling) food and after a while – the sparklers (always interesting to see how this goes, after a few drinks!;-) ) Then back into the barn for the ceilidh – on some very bouncy floorboards.

Here are few images from Anna & Daniel’s day at Cissbury Barns….

Sanctuary holiday home in Storrington

Bridemaid painting her nails

Hair and makeup


Bride reflected in the makeup mirror

Eye makeup

Bridal prep

Bride's sister

Wedding flowers by Nells Flowers

Wedding selfie

Cissbury Barns

Vinatge bike and flowers

Petanque detail

Wedding at Cissbury Barns

Guests before the ceremony


Bride gets out of the car

Sorting out the wedding dress

Time to setoff

Walking to the ceremony at Cissbury Barns

Bride enters barn with her father

Wedding ceremony at Cissbury Barns

wedding at Cissbury

Vintage wedding dress

Wedding kiss

  Confetti at Cissbury Barns

Confetti for the groom

Kids at weddings

wedding games

Wedding reception at Cissbury Barns

Playing petanque

Wedding portrait at Cissbury Barns in Sussex

Bride and groom at Cissbury

Groom carries the bride across the field

Late autumn sunshine for the wedding

Bride and groom portrait on the 18mm Batis lens

Sussex wedding photography on the Sony A9

Wedding cake by the Pudding Fairy

Father of the bride speech

Wedding toasts

Sunset at Cissbury Barns

Sparklers at Cissbury Barns

Sparkler kiss

Wedding ceilidh


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