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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

South Lodge in Lower Beeding, West Sussex is a beautiful wedding venue brimming with historic elegance. Nestled in the heart of the idyllic Sussex Downs, this refined getaway can set the scene for milestone occasions all year round. Couples have enjoyed its luxurious suites, delightful guest rooms, and stellar facilities for many years. From your rehearsal vows to your locally sourced and professionally crafted wedding meal, the staff strives to ensure that every stage of your celebration is as special as the love you share.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you desire a summertime celebration or a winter wedding, South Lodge Hotel & Spa welcomes events throughout the year. Striking rhododendron displays adorn the grounds in the warmer months, while the mansion's roaring log fires make it ideal for soon-to-be newlyweds who adore wintry aesthetics. The property boasts 13 function suites and can accommodate up to 250 evening guests. 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" amid the sprawling Sussex countryside and rolling South Downs. When it comes to your reception at South Lodge, you and your guests are in for a treat. You can enjoy drinks on the manicured lawns before tucking into a fine-dining feast in the Gladstone banqueting room.

Services Offered

For South Lodge's experienced team, your satisfaction is their number one priority when it comes to working towards your weding vision. Our team of wedding coordinators will be there to guide you through the process, being on hand with recommendations and to answer your questions. They host just one wedding per day, so you can rest assured that they'll give your wedding their undivided attention. The bespoke South Lodge packages are built for your requirements and include a menu tasting for two, day-of coordination, and expert guidance from our team!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

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
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for South Lodge

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
128 reviews
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George
George E. Sent on 07/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day at the Perfect Venue

We had a fantastic experience at South Lodge, from the initial inquiry the team were excellent, making us feel at ease throughout the whole process. Beky, Lizzie, Liz and Amanda really are credits to the venue, nothing was too much for them. They also provided us with Toastmaster Dan who we couldn't have coped without on the day. We would highly recommend to anyone.
Suzy
Suzan S. Sent on 30/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

I can honestly say that South Lodge exceeded all our expectations as a wedding venue. It provided the perfect backdrop for a love-filled celebration, and every detail was executed with precision and care. Our guests, especially those staying overnight and using the first class Spa facilities, couldn’t thank us enough for picking such a beautiful venue. Jamie and her team ensured we had a perfect day. If you're looking for a venue that combines natural beauty, exceptional service, and a touch of magic, South Lodge is the ideal choice for your special day.
Kelly
Kelly G. Sent on 22/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

We had the most wonderful wedding day. We couldn’t have asked for anything more regarding any detail… it was perfect. Even the endless rain did not impact in the slightest.

The team were just brilliant…. Everything ran seamless throughout the whole day and the food was amazing. The team that looked after us were amazing, nothing was too much trouble.
We cannot fault anything at all and are so so happy that we chose to get married at south lodge.
Agnieszka
Agnieszka Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Can your wedding be perfect?

YES! Our day at South Lodge was absolutely perfect including all the time leading up to the big event. When I was reading the reviews about South Lodge I was sceptical as I could not believe that every single couple had a perfect experience there. But here I am, writing a 5 stars review. Our coordinator, Beky, was exceptional throughout and made us feel welcomed, respected and special. Even with me being sceptical at the start, she won us over and soon we felt at home. The attention to details and professionalism are next to none - they all definitely know what they are doing - the service, the décor, the personalised touches - it was all perfect. We enjoyed all the events before the wedding - the showcase, tasting event, vineyard tour as well as SPA days.
The day itself couldn't be better - the staff were always one step ahead of us and we had nothing to worry about. All our friends and family had a fantastic time and said that this his how weddings should be done. We added some personal touches with our dog as a ring bearer, confetti cannons and sparklers - nothing was too much trouble. And the food? It was like eating at a Michelin star restaurant. We cannot express our gratitude enough and South Lodge will always be a special place for us. THANK YOU to all the team - you are wonderful!
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Lucie J. Sent on 28/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Christmas wedding at the amazing south lodge!

We got married at South lodge December 2023 and it did not disappoint!
We had stayed at south lodge years ago for a special birthday and loved it, so when we were looking at venues we decided we had to take a look. I also looked at pictures of south lodge at Christmas as we had always liked the idea of a winter wedding and it looked incredible!
We met the lovely Beky, who later became our wedding co-ordinator, and just pretty much fell in love with South Lodge and the team there who made us feel very special from day one.
We met with Beky several times over the months and nothing was ever too much trouble and no request or question too ridiculous!! She had plenty of advice and suggestions too which I really, really appreciated. We did use some of their approved suppliers and they were fabulous and very experienced in working at South Lodge.
All of this made it much less stressful and I felt very reassured.
The events team as a whole are so so lovely and professional and just want you to have the best day and that really does show, Elizabeth, Amanda, Emily, Charlie, Sophie and the amazing Dan. They smile all day and work really hard!
The day itself was amazing, everything went really well thanks to Beky and the team, words can't describe how much we enjoyed it and how much fun we had - I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat!!! Food was delicious, drinks flowed and all of our guests said what a fantastic day it was and what a great hotel South lodge is! Im so glad we got married here and would not hesitate to recommend South Lodge if you are thinking of getting married and if you want a winter wedding it looks incredible, roaring fires and Christmas trees everywhere! Thank you Beky and everyone at South Lodge you made it the best and more L&J xxx

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Jess H. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Venue would highly recommend!

Beky and her team are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble for them. We had people changing their meat for dinner on the day, and south lodge took everything in their stride. They organised our special day and helped us every step of the way. They made our day so perfect and we cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us on our wedding day and the lead up to our wedding.
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Sally S. Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

exceptional wedding experience!

From the moment we viewed the venue to cutting our cake, and then breakfast the following day, South Lodge's organisation was excellent! On the day we were made to feel so special and every detail was taken care of. The wedding breakfast was amazing and the service first class.
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Sally T. Sent on 11/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The perfect day at an exceptional venue

The team at South Lodge gave us and our wedding guests a day to remember. Nothing was too much trouble, including a very last minute catering change, and our experience from our initial visit to check out after our wedding was exceptional. On the day so much went on behind the scenes for a smooth, stress free day so as the bride I could fully relax. The team were professional and kind to us and all of our guests and the food was amazing - the best I've ever experienced at a wedding, echoed by our guests. The interior and grounds were the perfect backdrop for our photographs and it is so lovely to have beautiful outside space to relax in after the formalities are over. I can't thanks the team at South Lodge enough.
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Dom L. Sent on 15/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A truly special day at a wonderful venue

We had the most amazing wedding day at South Lodge. From start to finish, every single member of staff went out of their way to make sure that our day was truly special. Emma, Beky and the events team were really accommodating and flexible throughout the whole planning process and nothing was too much to ask. The venue itself is absolutely stunning and the Farriers suite was a beautiful place to spend our first night as a married couple. Our guests also made great use of the spa and loved staying at the hotel. Multiple guests commented that our food was the best wedding meal they’d ever had and the South Lodge team did a great job in helping us plan the perfect menu.
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Aaron L. Sent on 05/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding

Emma and Beky at South Lodge were amazing, from the original plan to the revised final event, they were responsive, kind and beyond helpful. They made it a very special day for us. The hotel is stunning, the food was amazing and the grounds made for some lovely pictures. All the guests had a great time and those that stayed had a fantastic breakfast. The spa is very nice too.
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Ines N. Sent on 02/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a magical experience

Our wedding at South Lodge was a truly magical experience. The venue itself was breathtaking, with its picturesque gardens and elegant decor. The staff were incredibly attentive and went above and beyond to ensure that everything ran smoothly. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm hospitality and made to feel right at home.

The ceremony was beautiful, with the perfect weather. The reception was equally as wonderful, with delicious food and drinks.

It was clear that a lot of thought and care went into every detail of the wedding. The entire day was a reflection of our love and commitment to each other.

Overall, our wedding at South Lodge was a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks to Jamie and the whole team!
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Tom S. Sent on 27/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most stunning venue for our perfect wedding 😍

Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and everything we could have dreamed of and more! Tom and I cannot express how amazing all the staff were at South Lodge, they was all so helpful with everything, so friendly and ensured everything was to run so smoothly. A special thank you to Mark the toast master who was on hand with everything and kept everything so well organised throughout the day and also we just wanted to personally mention Liz, she went above and beyond to ensure everything was exactly how we wanted and was always on hand to sort any bumps or just keep refilling our glasses! She truly made our wedding day so special and we are so grateful, she is a real asset to South Lodge.

Finally, a message thank you to Emma - our wedding coordinator at South Lodge, despite us being in another country on the build up to our wedding she was on hand at every little hurdle or silly question we had! She went out of her way to ensure everything was in place ready for our special day and we cannot thank her and all the team enough!
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Abbie C. Sent on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Beautiful venue

Our wedding coordinator Beky was on hand all the time for any questions that we had running up to our wedding day! South Lodge was the perfect venue for us as it was able to hold all of our guests and had a beautiful outdoor space. We were able to personalise the day with little touches from different suppliers too!
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Sara K. Sent on 03/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Above and Beyond

Words cannot express how much this venue had done for us on our wedding day, honestly it was the most magical and amazing fairytale from start to finish. Emma was absolutely incredible helping us with all of our crazy ideas! She helped us create our visions and put them into real life! Marc the toastmaster was excellent, the venue is absolutely STUNNING and everything we dreamt it would be! Thank you for making our day magical!
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Michelle Sent on 15/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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South Lodge Real Weddings

Holly & Ryan
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Jessica & Tom
109 photos · 20/04/2022
Louise & Anthony
50 photos · 12/10/2019
Bradley & Annelie
55 photos · 30/03/2019

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South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road RH13 6PS Lower Beeding (West Sussex)
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