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South Lodge

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Menus from £105
2 to 250 Guests

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Menus from £105
2 to 250 Guests

Nestled in the heart of the dramatic Sussex Downs, South Lodge is the perfect wedding venue for all seasons. From striking rhododendron displays in Spring to sun-soaked ceremonies in Summer, vibrant coloured parkland in the Autumn and roaring log fires in the Winter, whenever you choose to marry here your day will be simply unforgettable.

South Lodge boasts 12 beautiful function suites, suitable for weddings with anywhere between 10 and 180 guests in attendance. For those dreaming of saying their vows outdoors, the Wedding Pavilion is simply perfect. You can walk down the red carpet aisle, as your guests look on from white lawn chairs, and say ‘I do’ in the Sussex countryside.

When it comes to your reception at South Lodge, you and your guests are in for a treat. From drinks on the manicured lawns to a fine-dining feast, every moment will be unforgettable. The award-winning chefs will be on-hand to create delicious dishes made from the best local and seasonal produce, while the dedicated staff ensure glasses are topped up and everything is running smoothly.

We have created packages especially for those looking for inspiration and guidance, but with our flexible approach we are equally happy to create a bespoke day just for you. Attention to detail is key at this fantastic venue and our team will ensure that everything is just as you require, right down to the smallest touches.

The state-of-the-art spa gives you yet another reason to choose South Lodge. With a large pool area and an extensive list of blissful treatments, it’s hard to think of a better place to relax before the big day, or unwind after the event. Nail care and makeup application is also offered, allowing you to look and feel your best on the big day without having to set foot outdoors.

With so much to offer, South Lodge is a fantastic choice for your big day. To experience it for yourself, get in touch with the dedicated team and book a viewing.

  • The venue hosts only one wedding per day giving you the full attention of staff
  • Packages available at £10,500 for 60 guests and bespoke quotations
  • Magnificent 5 Star Country House Hotel situated among 93 acres of landscaped gardens and terraces
  • Intimate weddings starting from just £105.00 per person
  • Licenced wedding Ceremonies, including the option to marry in an outdoor ceremony pavilion
  • 88 luxury bedrooms including honeymoon suite with your very own hot tub!

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Asian Wedding
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Michelle Married on 06/12/2019
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    Great fun was had by all!

    We had the most wonderful weekend celebrating our marriage. Great fun was had by all. I am so glad you were able to join us for the ceremony.

    It has been an absolute pleasure working with you this year. We feel very lucky to have received your professional help and great experience in helping our day to be perfect. Both Cat Liz and the whole team were amazing so please thank them on our behalf. All of our guests also had a truly wonderful time and all said they couldn’t fault the amazing service from the moment they arrived and those who stayed at the Hotel were extremely impressed.

    Thank you so much once again.
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    Jeff Married on 29/10/2019
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    We cannot say enough how amazing our day was!

    A huge thank you to Lindsey, Cat and all of the team at South Lodge for making our day so special. From the point of contact we had total faith in you and did you deliver!

    A few stand out of thanks are deserved for Lindsey and the brilliant coordination and attention to detail. For Cat and everything on the day she did to ease the strain (and what a shift she did), thank you! But also to everyone at South Lodge. Everyone was brilliant, considerate, helpful and nothing was too much. So to all of the team, would you please pass on our thanks for making the day so special.

    Finally, we cannot say enough how amazing our day was and the memory created will be with us for a long, long time. A huge thanks to you and all of the team.
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    Shan Married on 26/10/2019
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    Faultless!

    We want to say a very big thank you to you and all your staff at the hotel and spa for making our wedding such a very special occasion. The service was faultless, the staff charming and helpful, the food superb. We can not thank you all enough for making it such a special time. All our guests, particularly those that had stayed, all commented on the excellent quality all round.

    Our stay at the hotel was so comfortable. What was also wonderful was the setting of the breakfast room the next day. Lovely!!

    Just as a further note, we were so impressed with your masters of ceremony Mark. We could not have done without him. Also please thank Cat who was with us at the end of the evening and breakfast the next day. All your staff were just marvelous. All our guests have given us great feedback about the high quality service!
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    Teresa Married on 25/10/2019
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    We had one of the best days of our lives!

    We’ve just had a wedding at South Lodge Hotel and it was the most amazing day in the most fantastic venue. Everything went perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
    This was in part due to the fantastic staff that work at South Lodge. Their customer service skills are excellent and they ensure everyone is looked after at all times. A special mention has to go to Lindsey and Cat who arranged and organised our wedding to perfection. Lindsey kept us informed with every step of the proceedings from the first meeting until the wedding day and then Cat took over with the organisation on the day and made sure it went seamlessly.
    Both Lindsey and Cat are a pleasure to work with when planning a wedding and nothing was too much trouble for them. They made sure we had one of the best days of our lives.

    Many thanks Lindsey for everything you have done for us. We a have a large table booked for NYE and are really looking forward to returning to South Lodge.
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    Emma Married on 20/10/2019
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    We definitely recommend South Lodge!

    Between when we had our first tour of the venue (on my birthday, which they presented a little birthday chocolate when they found out!), and the wedding itself, a year and a half later, we exchanged many emails with our wedding co-ordinator, Lindsey. She was always helpful and made sure that all the details were right for us and we had all the information that we needed to make the day go smoothly.

    For the wedding itself, everything went very smoothly, thanks to Cat and the staff on the day, as well as our toastmaster Dan. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive to us and the guests. Even hotel staff who were not involved in the wedding made us feel special throughout the few days we were there, knowing who we were when going to reception for example. As we had various things to have setup, such as the cakes, confetti, favours and some decorations, we prepared a list of what should be done and go where, and everything was followed so that we didn’t have to do anything when we arrived. They even caught a mistake we made and put pens out for our table ice breakers for us, which we had forgotten about! Although a small thing, it shows that they are willing to go the extra mile to help.

    The food was excellent, we had many compliments, and the chefs had gone above and beyond to cater for special dietary requirements – the options for vegetarians and vegans were also much more exciting and creative than some other places would have been! The rooms for people staying the night were also very good, and unique – everyone wanted to look at other people’s rooms to see what they had!

    We would definitely recommend South Lodge!
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    Danielle Married on 06/09/2019
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    Absolutely perfect venue

    Absolutely perfect venue to host a wedding! Staff were truly amazing, helpful, friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was old and traditional with a modern twist so it is fresh and up to date rather than dated. Food was perfect, exceptional quality and taste, very accommodating to needs of all guests! I really couldn’t recommend it enough. Thank you so much for making our day so special ??
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    Sophie Married on 20/07/2019
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    It was magical

    It was magical, amazing, special; I could go on and on, there just aren’t enough words to describe our day.

    From the moment we booked our wedding we knew we were in safe hands. The communication, reminders and tips during the build up were great. Lindsey didn’t mind answering any question, however silly they sounded.

    We were looked after from the minute we entered the hotel on the Friday till the Sunday.

    On our wedding day the staff went above and beyond. They were attentive and nothing was too much. They ensured the day ran smoothly and stress free. We didn’t have to worry about anything! My one concern was that something would go wrong, however this was not the case. The team knew what was happening and when. Cat was amazing, she was there in the morning to help and stayed till the very end. If you get the chance to book Toastmaster Dan, then do it. He was an invaluable part of our day and helped it run smoothly.

    The food was on another level. We decided to go for the lamb, something different. It tasted so good and there were lots of comments during the day. The evening buffet was delicious and there’s was plenty of food.

    The morning after the wedding the staff were there to help pack everything into cars. We forgot a few bits, however South Lodge put these to one side until someone was ready to collect them.

    We just can’t thank South Lodge enough for all the help and support they gave us. They helped us to make our day everything we ever wanted.
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    Fiona Married on 29/06/2019
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    The day was absolutely perfect!!

    What can we say? The day was absolutely perfect!! We wouldn’t have changed one thing (apart from maybe 5 or 6° cooler haha).
    From start to finish the day ran so smoothly and so much of it was down to you and the staff that put the day together. All our guests were amazed and wowed by the day and we’ve had so many compliments from the food to the toastmaster and the hotel itself.
    We honestly can’t thank you enough. Memories that will last a lifetime.
    I think we will have to just come back every year to re-live it a little bit :)
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    Kirsty Married on 16/09/2018
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    We honestly couldnt be happier

    Thanks so, so much to you and your fabulous team at South Lodge. Everyone did an amazing job and made us feel special, not just throughout our entire stay but also throughout the whole planning process. A special thanks to you, Cat, Mark and the rest of the team for making the day so wonderful. The guest services team (especially Mike) really helped the day go perfectly. We honestly couldn’t be happier!

    All our guests complimented the food (so compliments to the chef) and the serving team, they were all so friendly and professional.

    A big thank you for extending our stay in Farriers for the extra night, it really started our honeymoon off nicely and allowed us a much needed rest the next day.
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    Amy Married on 09/06/2018
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    An amazing day!

    I just wanted to say a massive Thankyou to you and all the staff for Saturday.
    Please also thank the toastmaster on our behalf. He did a brilliant job!
    Every time I had a query or question you always made me feel calm and helped me every time, I was so happy to see you Saturday morning.
    I had the best day of my life, beautiful people, venue and the food was amazing.
    Our guests enjoyed the day and I have received so many messages saying it was an amazing day.
    We would not of had that without you and everyone at Southlodge.
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    Sophie Married on 25/05/2018
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    A massive thank you!

    Just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you’ to you and everyone at South Lodge for the most amazing day.

    The day exceeding all expectation - South Lodge were superb.

    When I say ’South Lodge’ I obviously refer to ALL staff. From yourself (prior and during the event), reception and concierge, waiting/bar staff, Marc, Cat, Liz and the team.
    Obviously the celebrations continued in to breakfast on Saturday - which again was excellent.

    As you know South Lodge is a very special place to us as a family and this has been completely reinforced by the professionalism and care given to us on the day.

    We have received a huge amount of compliments regarding the venue, the grounds, the service, etc…….

    Our photographer totally captured the feel of the entire day - dreamy and relaxed - everything we wanted it to be.

    So - please would you pass our thanks on to all involved?
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    Patrick Married on 11/05/2018
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    Fantastic Day

    Everyone had a fantastic time. We can’t speak highly enough of the service from
    Cat and her team (Amanda was also wonderful) on the day. It was a brilliant day.
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    Jude Married on 28/04/2018
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    Thank you to the whole team

    We had a fantastic time and wanted to say a big thank you to the team for making our day so special.

    All our guests have been very complimentary about the whole day.

    A big thank you to Rory Rory De Coster and the kitchen team for making such amazing food and catering to all the different guest requests!

    Thank you to the whole banqueting team - so many people commented on the service - discreet but attentive.

    We wanted to say a special thanks to Cat Cat Barnes and Oscar Oscar Fletcher - so lovely to see the same faces at our menu tasting and at our wedding (and in Oscar's case the breakfast the following day too!).

    Could you also pass on our thanks to Marc the toast master for making sure everything ran to plan. It made the day much more relaxed for us and we didn't get a chance to thank him in person on the day.

    Finally, a big thanks to you and the planning team for helping to arrange the whole day. We picked South Lodge as we felt once we had agreed the details we could relax and hand over the organising - and we weren't disappointed, it was fabulous.

    Once again thank you to the whole team at South Lodge. "
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    Hannah Married on 21/04/2018
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    Utterly Amazing

    Jordan and I just wanted thank you for all the hard work that went into helping us plan our wedding day. It really was such a wonderful day, everything looked so beautiful and it we couldn’t have done it without all your help.

    We can’t thank you enough, it was utterly amazing. I have to apologise but I can’t remember the ladies names who helped us through our day, I feel terrible! But we couldn’t have got through the day without her, she was superb. We’re both so overwhelmed by it all and can’t quite believe how quickly the day went.

    Please thank all the staff who attended to us and our guests yesterday, who made our day run so so smoothly.

    Huge thank you to you all!
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    Shelley Married on 07/04/2018
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    Cannot believe it is over

    I can’t believe it’s all over, we are suffering from post wedding blues. We had the most incredible day and we had nothing but lovely compliments from all our guests.
    All the staff were amazing, we couldn’t fault a thing. Then venue is absolutely perfect.
    Some of our guests are already looking to plan another stay and one has booked an afternoon tea. So I’d say this was a success.

    We can’t wait for the spa to be finished so we can plan our next trip.

    Thank you for all your help and advice throughout our journey.

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