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.
144 Reviews for Southdowns Manor
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Zoe C. · Married on 15/09/2014
Can't recommend highly enough!
Would definitely recommend Southdowns (and have!) to anyone looking for an exclusive venue. The staff couldn't be more helpful and the venue is gorgeous! The weather decided to disagree with our plan to have an outdoor ceremony but everything was moved inside quickly and easily! The extra bonus was the fact that everything was included in the quote, no added extras (unless you request/want them) unlike other venues we viewed. Would love to do it all over again and we have been back for the dinner evenings that are held!Sent on 12/07/2021
Jess · Married on 12/07/2021
12th July 2021
We booked our wedding at this venue as we feel in love with it the moment we saw it online. Due to covid we were concerned that our wedding plans would be put on hold but the lovely team at Southdowns made sure to help us in any way possible, Lucy helped tremendously with keeping my anxiety under wraps. The day was beyond perfect, thank you very much!!!Sent on 13/07/2021
Fiona M. · Married on 12/07/2021
As a supplier, I would recommend 100%
As a wedding photographer (and in hospitality management in a past career) I see A LOT of wedding venues. Some are just shockingly awful, rude, unprofessional and just downright obstructive to what a couple actually want from their day. Thankfully, Southdowns Manor IS NOT on my naughty list (yep, I do have one!)Sent on 12/07/2021
With every wedding I have shot there, and the diversity of the couples days, SDM have gone above and beyond to ensure the day runs smoothly and perfectly! The feedback I have had from my couples at how SDM have navigated unexpected & unavoidable issues (Hello Covid 19) has been superb, and their communication, professionalism and kind humanity with their couples is through the roof! I'm totally confident that any couple choosing SDM will have their expectations exceeded.
As a supplier, the way we are treated on the day is often a direct representation at how a venue treat a client.... and they knock our socks off! There are always smiles, great communication & flexibility to ensure all client expectations are managed and exceeded with the multi-service teams that are often working on a wedding day. We always walk away feeling valued, respected and very well looked after. I have to admit to feeling very pleased when I book a couple who are marrying there as I know the standards are super high, the vibe is great and the client is always at the centre.
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