Situated in Petersfield, Southdowns Manor is a countryside wedding venue in Hampshire, England. This historic manor is located in the heart of Southdowns National Park and dates back to the nineteenth century. Reimagined as a luxury boutique hotel, classic elegance merges with modern interiors and contemporary twists. With views of the idyllic English countryside, a wisteria walkway, and an outdoor gazebo, this is a picturesque destination for secluded and peaceful wedding weekends.
Facilities and Capacity
Southdowns Manor is a versatile venue that facilitates both intimate gatherings and large wedding parties. Licensed for civil ceremonies, to-be-weds can choose to exchange vows by the outdoor gazebo, or in any one of the suites indoors. Alternatively, you can plan a religious service at the Grade I listed St George’s Church in nearby Trotton. The Sussex Suite is suited to micro weddings for 40 loved ones. This event space is also ideal for informal cocktails and canapes after the ceremony. The Conservatory is another choice location for elopements and drinks parties. For larger weddings, The Banqueting Suite accommodates up to 150 friends and family members. This upscale ballroom has retained its traditional charm while also boasting a bright and modern aesthetic. Here, buffet service or formal plated meals are served, followed by dancing, DJ, and live entertainment. Characterised by silk drapes, ambient fairy lights, and polished wooden floors, you can decorate the Banqueting Suite according to your chosen theme and colour scheme.
An in-house coordinator curates wedding occasions in keeping with each couple’s tastes and preferences. Their dedicated team oversees setup, cleanup, and service throughout the day. On-site catering is supplied courtesy of the culinary team. They create menus according to individual requests, from formal dining to buffet-style servings. The event personnel offers wedding packages, with each plan designed to reflect the varying needs of their cherished clients. You can schedule a personal consultation and venue visit to learn more about the dedicated staff’s wedding services and Covid-19-friendly strategies.
Newlyweds can relax in the luxury honeymoon suite during their time at Southdowns Manor. This exquisite suite exudes French-country elegance and is complete with vintage furnishings, bay windows, and a four-poster bed. There are 14 ensuite bedrooms at this location, making it suitable for weekend weddings surrounded by your nearest and dearest. This boutique hotel can be hired exclusively for the duration of your wedding celebrations. Guests can congregate for a delicious breakfast the morning after and share their highlights of your special day.
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Marry on Monday in 2022 from £4,500 Inc VAT
Based on 50 guests and will include the following
Sole use of the Manor house for the day and night
Use of the changing room to get ready from 10am
Wedding and Events Manager to help plan and run your special day
Ceremony in our Banqueting Suite with starlit roof or outside terrace with gazebo
One reception drink served after the ceremony (based on sparkling wine or bottled lager)
Three course wedding breakfast with a choice from our A menu
A glass of toast wine for speeches
Half a bottle of wine per guest to accompany the meal
Evening buffet based on a country style buffet
Easel for your table plan
Chair sashes with a range of colours and styles to choose from
Crystal centre-pieces or log slices
All table linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware
Cake knife and cake stand
Full staffing for the day and evening
Use of two bars for the whole day
PA system for ceremony and background music / speeches
Free parking for all guests
Luxurious Honeymoon Suite with full English breakfast the next morning
This offers are based on 50 guests, including the wedding couple and is not to be missed - be sure to get in touch sooner rather than later to avoid missing out!
Our expert team are always on hand to ensure your wedding dreams become a reality, so don't hesitate to get in touch today!
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 with you... More details on how the process works can be found here: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/plant-a-tree
Dumpford Lane GU31 5JN Petersfield (Hampshire)