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Southdowns Manor


Alcohol License
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
DJ Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Onsite Catering
200 capacity

The feel

Southdowns Manor recently won Wedding Venue (Hotel) Of The Year, South East Region at The 2022 Wedding Industry Awards!

**We’re bringing Southdowns Manor to you!**

In light of recent events, we understand that everyone is taking the necessary precautions & staying at home. This is why we are getting creative & will be running one-to-one ‘virtual’ show arounds of our venue!
Get in touch if you’d like to be taken on a tour of Southdowns Manor with a member of our expert team via video – ask any questions you’d like & explore the venue while relaxing in the comfort of your own home.
Email [email protected] to book a suitable time slot…**

Book your wedding with Southdowns Manor and release the burden of the financial and emotional stress associated with job loss with our new initiative: a job loss protection scheme.

For a limited period we are introducing the option for couples – at no additional cost – to join our job loss protection scheme.

The scheme will ensure that in the event of unforeseen loss of employment that your wedding plans will not be negatively impacted.

Don’t let the fear of job insecurity hold you back from making the decision to get married.

Get in touch with our knowledgeable and friendly team to discuss how this new initiative could bring comfort and financial reassurance.

Contact us via email on [email protected] or by telephone on 01730 763800.

Southdowns Manor – a beautiful setting for the perfect wedding, reception or corporate function, situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Southdowns is within easy reach of Surrey, Guildford and Southampton, bordering the counties of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Our beautifully refurbished, prestigious wedding venue is offered to you exclusively – your home for the day.

Southdowns retains its original charm and character while providing modern comforts, providing a wonderful atmosphere. This beautiful manor is a relaxed and intimate haven for smaller events and is able to accommodate larger parties just as successfully; the classic elegance of Southdowns has it all.

Southdowns Manor and grounds are offered to you on an exclusive-use basis for your wedding day.

We offer three reception rooms:

Sussex Room – An informal area with full bar facility, where your guests can meet on arrival. The room is licensed for ceremonies and can accommodate up to 40 guests. The Sussex Room is an ideal location in which to serve canapes and reception drinks to your guests.

Conservatory – Licenced for ceremonies of up to 40 guests, this light and airy room can be used for a variety of purposes.

Banqueting Suite – Licenced for larger ceremonies of up to 150 guests the room can comfortably accommodate 150 people for banqueting purposes. With a starlight ceiling on throughout the day and evening, the Banqueting Suite provides an elegant setting for your day.

Our fifteen guest bedrooms, including our stunning Honeymoon Suite, are available for you and your guests to book.


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Sian & Scott Bannister

18 Jun 2022

The team at Southdowns Manor is just amazing! We had shortlisted SDM as one of 8 venues we wanted to view in the area. Just by chance we went to…

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Mrs Morris.

12 Jun 2022

From the moment we drove up to southdowns on an open day we knew it was the one! The staff were amazing throughout the process. Lucy made our day stress…

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Simon Shorten

11 Jun 2022

Nicola and I had an incredible day, one we will never forget. The venue, the food, the weather and our guests made our day perfect. We could not have asked…

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Mr & Mrs farren

10 Jun 2022

We had the most magical day, from booking through till breakfast the day after our whole experience was stress free. Southdowns is the most amazing venue, we had hog roast…

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Howard Watson

28 May 2022

I have to say that I would struggle to find any room for improvement. It was my daughters wedding and everything went as planned and so smoothly, thanks to your…

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Katie Shepherd

22 May 2022

We had the most amazing day! The staff were amazing especially our wedding planner Lia! The venue was just beautiful and we had so many compliments on how well kept…

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Ben & Lauren Burch

21 May 2022

Our day was everything we imagined and more. Everyone was so helpful and nothing too much trouble. We wish we could relive the day all over again! Huge thank you…

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Mr and Mrs Peck

16 May 2022

the day went seamlessly, and if anything went wrong.. we sure didn’t know about it! We had a little rain and moved the outdoor ceremony inside, but all with Beckys…

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Charlotte & Cameron Kirkland

13 May 2022

The overall process from viewing and booking the venue through to the actual wedding day was smooth and well organised, even when considering we booked in 2020 around various Covid…

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Roy Porter

12 May 2022

We had an absolutely fabulous day! Becky and the staff were marvellous. We did have a hiccup with the invoicing but that was quickly remedied. We are so pleased that…

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Melissa Lihou-Burchett

24 Apr 2022

We had an absolutely amazing time at Southdowns Manor, we could not have asked for a more amazing day! Everything went so smoothly from initial booking, to postponing (twice!), to…

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Remy & Ben Dowding

8 Apr 2022

Southdowns manor took mine and my husbands breath away as soon as we pulled up outside, we knew instantly that this was our wedding venue From start to finish we…

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Nathan & Geralvine Pelley

22 Jan 2022

Our end to end wedding journey was absolutely flawless. Booking a wedding venue was a very daunting thought, however as soon as we stepped through the doors at Southdowns Manor,…

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Mr and Mrs Lawson xx

20 Dec 2021

Our whole experience with Southdowns Manor was wonderful. From our initial show round with Jennie to our planning meetings with Lia and the day itself. Organising a wedding during the…

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Marilyn Bennett Nobrega

19 Dec 2021

Southdowns is an excellent venue, the planning team were very efficient, friendly and accommodating. The staff on the day made sure it was very special for not only us but…

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Andrea and Kit Parfitt

13 Nov 2021

We had the most amazing wedding, and I don’t think I could have dreamed for more. When we first looked at the venue, I knew that was where I wanted…

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Katie and Steve Rigby

24 Oct 2021

We had an amazing wedding day at Southdowns Manor. From the moment we booked they have been nothing but professional and were very understanding when we needed to postpone our…

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30 Jun 2021

Thank you so much to Lia and the team for planning and managing our day so well. It was brilliantly handled from start to finish and we couldn’t have asked…

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29 Jun 2021

Southdowns Manor was the perfect venue for us. From the moment we saw it, we just knew it would be the best place to host a vintage wedding. Despite covid…

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27 Jun 2021

We had the most amazing and special day. The weather didn’t quite hold out for us, but it didn’t spoil it for us. Lia and the team were fantastic at…

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24 Jun 2021

We had the most fantastic wedding here at Southdowns. Everyone from Natalie, who we booked our wedding through, to Lia, our wedding planner were just fantastic. Nothing was too much…

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19 Jun 2021

The best weekend of our lives! We always liked the idea of a 2 day wedding and when we saw this package available and viewed the venue, we knew it…

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15 Jun 2021

We had an amazing wedding day at Southdowns Manor on 15th June 2021. We did have to rearrange this date from the previous year and the venue staff could not…

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15 Jun 2021

We had an amazing wedding day at Southdowns Manor on 15th June 2021. We did have to rearrange this date from the previous year and the venue staff could not…

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12 Jun 2021

It has been 4 days since we became Mr and Mrs Ladd and we just wanted to say thank you for all you and the team did to ensure it…

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5 Jun 2021

Absolutely over the moon to have been married in this beautiful venue. Not only was the venue beautiful but the staff were amazing and nothing was too much! Have heard…

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24 May 2021

Jason and I would both like to say a massive thank you to Southdowns Manor and your team for giving us the most wonderful, memorable and special day. Our wedding…

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23 May 2021

We had an unbelievable wedding day at Southdowns Manor, we couldn’t have dreamt of a better day. We were blown away from start to finish and it was such a…

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20 May 2021

Myself and my new wife Emma recently had our wedding at south downs manor last month on the 20th May 2021 After almost a month of married life, we wanted…

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20 May 2021

Myself and my new wife Emma recently had our wedding at south downs manor last month on the 20th May 2021 After almost a month of married life, we wanted…

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Shaad and Rebecca Subhan

1 May 2021

We didn’t just get one dream wedding at Southdowns Manor but two. We had the most perfect weekend and was honestly a fairy-tale from start to finish. Lia is absolutely…

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With relation to their weddings, what steps do you take to understand the personality, style and aspirations of each of your wedding couples?
Our wedding planners are masters at creating the perfect day for the wedding couple, the love meeting all the individual and different couples and helping them plan their day. Every wedding we run is different due to couples own taste and personality so its always exciting getting to see how each couple plan and design their day and how that will look in the venue. No wedding is ever the same at the manor due to this.
How do you manage the client journey from viewing, booking and through to the wedding day and beyond?
We know that a client journey begins from the moment they find our website, see us on social media or receive one of our emails that we need to wow them. We ensure that that process of making an enquiry with us is as easy and as straight forward as possible and ensure that as soon as an enquiry has been made that we send the couple a personal email to ensure they have all the information they require. We ensure that the booking procedure is straight forward and easy for the couple ensuring that they are aware of all the payments options that are available to them. We love to ensure that the wedding couple feel comfortable well informed and know that we are always on the other end of a phone or email to answer any question they might have. We try to obtain as much information as possible about our couples to ensure that everything is personal and bespoke to them. After the wedding we ensure that we get feedback and take all notes and points on board. We try to create an unbelievable client experience to ensure that they spread the word about Southdowns Manor.
How do you identify and adapt to changing trends in the wedding industry?
Step Towards Accelerating The Path For Sustainability We are all too aware of the impact that global climate change is having on our planet. At Southdowns Manor we have already been making changes in the last few years to ensure we are part of the solution to the problem, rather than a contributor. Now, we are taking another step towards accelerating the path for sustainability. For every wedding that is booked with us going forward, we will pledge to plant a tree with the National Trust. That means that with each wedding we host, we will be donating one tree to give back to our Earth! We can't wait to build a greener future together.
Why Southdowns Manor?
We believe that the wedding experience offered by Southdowns Manor is very different to that of other venues. A luxurious interior, magical atmosphere and stunning location put the Manor and its beautiful grounds in a league of their own. But we can offer so much more than that. Exclusive use, your home for the day From your arrival to your departure, the whole of the Manor and its grounds are exclusively for only you and your guests, truly becoming your home for the day. Flexibility, tell us what you want, and we will deliver You may choose one of our hugely popular wedding packages. You may want to vary the package, or you may wish to work with us to create something that is uniquely yours. Tell us what you want - whether it’s traditional, modern or something completely different - and we can make it happen. Everything ‘in house’ From your ceremony to breakfast the following morning, you can relax knowing that everything can be taken care of under one roof - including a Wedding and Events Manager, catering to the highest standards, bar and beverage services, overnight accommodation and much more. Exceptional staff and service Every member of our team is chosen for their enthusiasm, passion and desire to provide only excellence in everything that we do. Our staff are friendly and approachable, and will be every step of the way. With their experience, you can rest assured that your day will be a truly special one. Value for money and payment schemes Along with our commitment to providing the very highest quality, we recognise the need to be as cost-effective as we can possible be. We understand that booking a wedding is a huge undertaking, and that in many cases payment can be challenging. That’s why we work with you to arrive at payment terms that work for you.

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Southdowns Manor
West Sussex
GU31 5JN

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01730 763800

Southdowns Manor