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Southdowns Manor

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Menus from £99
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Menus from £99
Up to 150 Guests

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.

Services Offered

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.

Accommodation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking

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    Zoe C. Married on 15/09/2014
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    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!
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    Jess Married on 12/07/2021
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    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!!!
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    Fiona M. Married on 12/07/2021
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    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!)

    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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    Sam P. Married on 10/07/2021
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    They made our day so special

    From planning to delivery of our wedding the team at Southdowns manor done a fantastic job.

    Unfortunately our wedding had to be cancelled and moved due to the pandemic, but the venue could not have been any more supportive, all they were concerned about was making our day special. Through these tough times the Southdowns team really showed how amazing they were.

    The day itself was just amazing, one we will never forget. Lia who planned and run our wedding done a fantastic job! Natalie from the sales teams was also supportive throughout and great to deal with when booking our wedding. The staff on the day were also great!

    The food here is also amazing, from start to finish every course was lovely. We are big foodies so for us this was very important.

    What we also love about Southdowns is that you have the venue to yourself, the grounds here are lovely and well maintained.

    If you are thinking of booking a wedding here, you’d be silly to not. It really is a wonderful venue run by the most amazing people that just want to give you a great day.

    Thanks again to the Southdowns team for making our day so memorable 👏

    Sam & Victoria
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    Rebecca R. Married on 19/04/2019
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    This venue is just amazing, my day was so perfect. The run up to the wedding was amazingly easy and calm as was the day everything went to plan. Not one single hiccup, all thanks to Kate, our wedding coordinator. Nothing was to much trouble. It was the most perfect day and we had so many compliments on our venue after by guests. Would 100% recommend.
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    Sarah-Jane W. Married on 02/02/2019
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    A day to remember

    Kate our wedding planner couldn’t do more for us! She was amazing and made our day so special. Her attention to detail was fantastic and the day went so smoothly. I felt that I didn’t have to worry about anything as I knew that the day was in the best of hands.

    The wedding venue itself was perfect. Having the two separate bars was great and the extra rooms was so beneficial, especially as one room was turned into a play room for the copious amount of children we had to party with us.

    Thank you to the whole of the team!


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    Jennifer E. Married on 24/06/2018
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    Perfect venue

    Southdowns Manor was the perfect wedding choice for us. Accessible from London or the south, great value for money and was in a stunning location. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue and it’s surroundings were. Southdowns were great at going through all the options with us and our wedding planner was amazing. They were happy to answer our questions, advise on suppliers etc and were so great on the day. Would highly recommend!!
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    Josh Married on 20/03/2020
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    Overall was a dream come true!

    We fell in love with Southdowns Manor when we first came to view the venue. We were greeted by Natalie who was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The booking process was easy and throughout the planning process we were given many different options to enhance our wedding day. There was a slight delay in communication with the planning team initially, but this was soon resolved and communication was great since!

    On the week of the wedding, coronavirus really affected our day and we were not even sure that the wedding would still go ahead. We phoned frequently and was given detailed up to date information, to keep us informed about the situation.

    On the day of the wedding, Southdowns Manor went above and beyond to make us feel special throughout the day. There were really lovely touches to the day such as a swan pudding and a personalised cake knife! The venue looked stunning and was exactly how we had wanted the day to be! The food was delicious, we had many guests complementing the sticky toffee pudding.
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    Rhian Married on 29/02/2020
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    We would thoroughly recommend..

    Everything from receiving the brochure for the first time, to our initial first meeting , booking and planning meetings, has run smoothly and to perfection. From our Wedding Planner Kate and initial meeting with Natalie we ended up with the perfect wedding which we will remember always with great fondness. The catering team, events team, housekeeping team were all fantastic, friendly and helpful. We would thoroughly recommend anyone to get married here. Winter or Summer, it really doesn't matter, you will get the wedding you've always dreamed of. Many thanks to all at Southdowns Manor.
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    Ellie Married on 26/02/2020
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    Our day was as magical

    We loved every second of our big day and couldn't have done it without Kate, our wedding planner at Southdowns Manor! She ensured that the day ran smoothly and it was such a relief knowing that she had everything in hand. We're so grateful to all the staff at Southdowns Manor who were so friendly, professional and so efficient and the attention to detail was incredible. Thank you all for ensuring our day was as magical as we dreamed it would be!
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    Ella Married on 23/02/2020
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    Could not of asked for anything better

    Absolutely amazing day, couldn’t of asked for anything better, all the staff were so helpful, the venue was set up beautifully! Considering the short time frame for planning, everything was perfect. Our guests couldn’t compliment the food enough too!
    Lia was so helpful in answering any questions and was always there when needed!
    Thank you so much!
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    Charlotte Married on 02/02/2020
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    We had the best day ever,

    Wow, where do I being.
    We had the best day ever, everything was just perfect, nothing was to much trouble. The food was amazing! All the little things like a bubble bath ran for us, slice of wedding cake and bottle of champagne waiting for us when we returned to our honeymoon suit. We’re just few of the wonderful gestures that made it that big more special for us.
    So a massive thank you to Lia and all the other members of staff at Southdowns that made our wedding a day to remember.
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    Law Married on 14/12/2019
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    Highly recommended!

    Lia was amazing throughout! I feel so lucky to have had her as our wedding planner. She went above and beyond to make sure our special day was perfect, and we couldn’t have been happier with how our day planned out. Thank you Lia! Highly recommended! xxx
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    Holly Married on 13/12/2019
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    The venue is breathtaking

    We had the most amazing day.
    The venue is breathtaking and the staff are ridiculously helpful and nice.
    Lia was a superstar and nothing was to much trouble. Everyone could not get over how amazing the food was and lots of people said to us that it was the best wedding they’d ever been too.
    We can’t thank Southdowns Manor enough for all there hard work and an amazingly special day.
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    Abi Married on 01/12/2019
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    We fell in love with Southdowns

    We fell in love with Southdowns from the very first visit, we decided to not even bother looking at other venues. From day one and throughout, we never once felt like customers but just part of the family.
    The whole team are passionate, loving and dedicated and our wedding planner - Kate - went above and beyond (which in itself is a massive understatement).
    Kate was somehow at every single moment throughout the day - helping with hair, rearranging rooms, entertaining both the bride and groom (and even keeping an eye on flower girls running riot!) and prepping guests - and even our families commented on how she just seamlessly brought moments together. Our wedding morning was the most relaxing and stress free morning we’ve ever had!
    The team on the day worked in perfect synchronisation to the point you’d think it was mechanical if not for the individualisation and personable team.
    Food wise, they could probably pass for a Michelin restaurant without needing to be a wedding venue - we still crave the pork belly again to this day!
    Choosing Southdowns was our second best decision, only coming after our decision to get married. We’ll never be able to thank them all enough - we almost wish we were doing it all again!

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Southdowns Manor 1
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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
Aisle carpet
Chiavari chairs
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!

Southdowns Manor 2
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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

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