Southdowns Manor

(73 reviews) 73 4.97
Dumpford Lane Trotton Nr Petersfield West Sussex GU31 5JN
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About Southdowns Manor

Dumpford Lane, Trotton
Nr Petersfield
West Sussex, GU31 5JN

Southdowns Manor is a beautiful country house and hotel set within the South Downs National Park. This 19thCentury property oozes the elegance and charm that many couples look for in the perfect wedding venue. Our tranquil gardens, rural backdrop and wisteria walkways also provide the quintessential English setting. 

We think you’ll agree, Southdowns Manor is one of the most picturesque wedding venues in England. So, you can guarantee a stunning collection of wedding photography here. 

Its excellent range of wedding packages, sensational dining and private, home-from-home feel make our property a popular place to get married. Bordering Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex, you will find us in between the attractive market towns of Petersfield and Midhurst. It feels blissfully secluded, yet is surprisingly, very accessible. Especially for wedding guests travelling from Southampton, Guildford or London.

The venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and can cater for weddings of all sizes, from small, intimate weddings to larger weddings of up to 150 guests. The Banqueting Suite is an excellent choice for larger wedding breakfasts and is furnished with white silk drapes, wooden flooring and ceiling fairy lights. It can also be decorated to suit your individual tastes. 

We have a variety of places to hold an indoor wedding ceremony here. However, if you are hoping for an outdoor wedding, our romantic gazebo is perfect for this. Alternatively, church weddings can be held in the Grade I listed St George’s Church in nearby Trotten. We can then host your special wedding reception on your return from the church.

There are 14 luxurious ensuite bedrooms available for wedding guests at Southdowns Manor. We also have a stunning honeymoon suite and collection of elegant reception rooms for you to choose from. 


  • Sussex Room – This informal area is licenced for ceremonies and can accommodate up to 40 guests. It boasts full bar facilities and is the ideal location for serving canapés and reception drinks.
  • Conservatory – Our light and airy conservatory can be used for a variety of purposes. It is perfect for small and romantic weddings and is licenced for ceremonies of up to 40 guests.
  • Banqueting Suite – The Banqueting Suite can comfortably accommodate 120 people for dining. It is licenced for larger ceremonies of up to 150 guests and its starlight ceiling provides an elegant setting throughout your wedding day.
• Exclusive-use wedding venue • Can host all sizes of wedding, from intimate weddings of 10 guests to large weddings of 150 guests • Licensed for both inside and outside ceremonies • Stunning honeymoon suite • 14 Luxurious ensuite bedrooms available

Facilities at Southdowns Manor

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Southdowns Manor Location

Southdowns Manor, Dumpford Lane, Trotton, Nr Petersfield, West Sussex, GU31 5JN

Dumpford Lane Trotton Nr Petersfield West Sussex GU31 5JN
01730 763800
73 4.97

Southdowns Manor Reviews (73)

We honestly had the best day of our lives at South
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By Holly Phillipson, on 27 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

We honestly had the best day of our lives at Southdowns Manor, and want to say a massive thank you to everyone who contributed towards organising our special day. The venue is stunning, and has so many beautiful spots to take your wedding pictures. All of our guests commented on how lovely the venue was, and many said it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to. The food was delicious, presented amazingly, and the service during the wedding breakfast was second to none. A special thanks to Kate who was fantastic throughout the planning process; answering the millions of questions I would always send to her. She was also amazing on the day, helping to keep everything in order and dealing with any requests we sprung on her.

Perfect venue in every way.
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By Mr & Mrs Wheatley, on 26 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 27 May 2018

Perfect venue in every way. Beautiful inside and out if you are lucky with the weather. Plenty of seating in different areas for groups to catch up with each other. The food is so important and Southdowns Manors was plentiful and tasty. Infact three weeks later our guests are still talking about it and wanting the sticky toffee pudding again. The bridal suite bathroom is amazing, we did actually use the bath they ran for us at 12.00am. It was lovely to relax and talk about the best day of our life.

Our wedding day was exactly as I had pictured.
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By Colleen and Luke collins, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 10 May 2018

Our wedding day was exactly as I had pictured. From our first visit, to the morning after our wedding, there was not one fault and it all ran as smoothly as we could have hoped. Lois was just perfect and made us feel at ease and if we had any quieries she would sort them out straight away. She made sure the day ran perfectly and at the end of the wedding day set out some beautiful little touches which just made us smile even more, if that was possible. The food was so tasty and everyone commented on how yummy it was. Everyone also had so many compliments on the venue itself, again we could not rate and recommend southdowns manor enough. Our biggest thanks to everyone at southdowns manor, our day was just perfect.

A big big thank you to everyone at Southdowns
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By Leanne, on 20 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 07 May 2018

From the moment we visited Southdowns Manor, we knew it was the venue for us. We dreamed of having an outside ceremony in the stunning grounds and we were fortunate enough for the weather to be on our side! We loved the bedrooms and the warm feel you got as soon as you stepped inside the venue. Unlike most venues near our home; we loved how tucked away Southdowns was and that the venue was exclusive for our wedding party. We were lucky enough to have Lois as our wedding planner and we couldn't have asked for someone more helpful! All the other staff at the venue on our day were incredibly friendly. All of our family and friends complimented how lovely the venue and staff were. We were lucky enough to choose a menu that suited the weather perfectly. The food was incredible! A big big thank you to everyone at Southdowns and especially Lois for making our day so perfect!

Such a beautiful and intimate venue
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By Mr & Mrs Oliver, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 04 May 2018

As soon as we got onto the grounds of Southdowns Manor, we knew that it was the venue for us. Such a beautiful and intimate venue, it suited our personalities so well. The food was amazing! The whole experience was better than we could of ever imagined. Thank you to Hollie who made our day so special..

I gave them five stars for everything,
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By James and Chess Collins, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 04 May 2018

Wow, what can I say but Lois and her team made my wife and my day the best of our lives, there was lots of emails back and forth, our boy feel ill 2 days before and they were more than helpful to accommodate the issues. Every time we went to visit we always walked away feeling excited and happy. I gave them five stars for everything, only because I couldn't give them ten. Thank you to everyone at Southdowns Manor.

Incredible and perfect da
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By Mr and Mrs Hyde, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2018

I cannot thank Southdowns Manor enough for providing such and incredible and perfect day for our wedding nothing was too big or too small for them to deal with and the whole day was seamless! I want to thank Kate our wedding and events manager especially! She went completely above and beyond to make sure us and our guests were happy (even helping me to put my dress on) she was amazing! The food was incredible and we have heated nothing but praise for the parsnip soup in particular! We will never ever forget our wedding day so thank you so so much!

We had the most fantastic time
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By Mr and Mrs Lloyd, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Apr 2018

My husband and I wanted to write a review of Southdowns Manor, in our eyes the most beautiful and professional wedding venue. We recently were lucky enough to get married in this fantastic setting. The 1st outdoor ceremony of the year. Thanks to Lois and the team we had the most PERFECT celebration, everything ran smoothly, Lois stayed with us until late in the evening ensuring everything ran like clockwork. The food was amazing, tasted delicious and so beautifully presented. The fact that the whole venue was exclusively ours made the time there so very special. In fact we were sad to leave after breakfast the following morning knowing that we were not going to spend anymore time at this beautiful setting. We had the most fantastic time as did our guests and we have no hesitation in recommending Southdowns Manor and its team. Thank you so much for making our day so wonderful.

Our wedding day was amazing!
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By Mr and Mrs Burgess, on 26 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

Our wedding day was amazing! Everything run so smoothly and the staff couldn't do more for us. Our guest having stopped talking about how amazing it was and how good the food was! We just wish we could re-live the day. Thank you for making our day so special!

We could not have wished for a more perfect day
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By Amy and Luke Carden, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2018

We could not have wished for a more perfect day. From the moment we first visited the venue we knew we didn’t want anywhere else. I cannot praise Kate enough, she was absolutely fantastic and we have received so many comments on how well Kate and all the staff ran the day perfectly. Kate is amazing and I would not have wanted anyone else sharing our day with us. We are just sad we have no reason to come back and visit now. Thank you all so much

We fell in love with the venue
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By Mike and Jo Judd, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2018

Southdowns Manor was absolutely brilliant from start to finish! When we first viewed Southdowns Manor everyone was super helpful and able to answer all our questions about the venue. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw the setting surrounded by beautiful fields in a peaceful location and knowing it was exclusively ours for the day made it so personal. Kate our wedding events manager helped us every step of the way in the run up to the big day with planning and was so efficient in all that she did for us. Kate was super friendly, supportive and organised throughout our wedding day which enabled it to flow and allowed us to be care free. She surprised us throughout the day which made it so memorable, we can't thank her enough for all her hard work! We were so fortunate to be able to get married outside in the beautiful sunshine, Southdowns Manor made us feel so special and enabled us to experience our dream wedding day. Since our wedding day our guests have all complimented on what a beautiful day it was from the delicious food to the amazing and friendly staff making sure everyone had a brilliant time. We would recommend Southdowns Manor to anyone and would love to return one day to watch someone else get married in what we would call a PERFECT venue.

Its beyond beautiful.
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By Mr & Mrs CohenBartle, on 06 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Apr 2018

We came to view the venue and immediately fell in love, it’s beyond beautiful. From that first viewing all the way up to the day the staff couldn’t be more helpful. Hollie, our wedding and events planner, made sure everything was perfect, she made the day stress free, we can’t praise her enough. (And not just because of the special cocktail making skills). Our guests are still raving about the food, we even had friends saying they want to get married there. It was a dream wedding and just a perfect day. Thank you!

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I Love You includes:

  • Exclusive use of Southdowns Manor and grounds
  • Use of the Changing Room on the morning of the wedding
  • Wedding and Events Manager to assist with the planning of your day
  • One glass of sparkling wine or a bottle of Coors Light per person to enjoy after your ceremony
  • Three course menu wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of house wine per adult guest to accompany your meal
  • A glass of toast wine per adult guest during your speeches
  • Lace chair hoods for our Chiavari chairs
  • Crystal centre pieces for the tables
  • Evening buffet based on a country style
  • PA system for your background and ceremony music
  • Full bar facilities including staff
  • Waiting staff
  • All table linen, crockery and glassware
  • Overnight stay in our stunning Honeymoon Suite to include breakfast the following morning

For further details, to check our availability or to receive your bespoke pricing for your unique day please call now 01730-763800 or email

All prices shown include VAT at 20% (calculated at current VAT rate; subject to change if VAT rate changes). Additional guests can be added. All packages include the wedding couple in the adult day guest numbers. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and conditions apply.

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