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Last update: May 2024

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 combines 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鈥檚 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 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 weddings in keeping with each couple鈥檚 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鈥檚 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 assemble for a delicious breakfast the morning after and share highlights of your special day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Southdowns Manor

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Gemma
Gemma B. Sent on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just WOW, perfect day!

We had a list of 10 venues to visit but the minute we viewed Southdowns we knew it was the one for us! To have the whole space just for us was fantastic.

The whole process was so slick. No question too silly, and everyone so helpful.

The staff were just amazing, nothing was too much trouble and full of smiles. Becky was fantastic and smoothed over any minor issues. If you want a stress free wedding with everything included, this is for you!

The venue is stunning, we had our dream outdoor ceremony and it was so emotional.

The food was gorgeous and so much of it. We had hot canap茅s with Pimms on the lawn, then Afternoon Tea and then a Pizza buffet later. They created our perfect vision and accommodated so many dietary requests.

The day was everything we dreamed of & our guests were blown away!
Sarah
Sarah S. Sent on 07/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream come true

Took the stress out of everything, better than we ever could have imagined from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out. 2 day weddings are the way forward would highly recommended to everyone.
Emma G
Emma G. Sent on 10/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazingly brilliant!

Southdowns Manor is an amazingly fairytale like wedding venue that has the perfect location. Everything about it was just great - the staff were attentive - nothing ever too much of an ask, the rooms were gorgeous and I would recommend this venue to anyone thinking of getting married.
Paige
Paige L. Sent on 14/04/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Spring wedding

We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather so the ceremony took place outside, but a wet weather plan was in place. The staff were excellent at keeping me on time for the ceremony and made the day run seamlessly. Food was delicious and there were plenty of chances to taste the food in the planning process. A wide variety of beautiful backdrops for photos.
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Mrs C. Sent on 17/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Warming and friendly, felt at home

Very flexible, we ended up being late to an open day but they stayed for us and still gave us the same experience, we were sold then . The wedding day itself was amazing and ran so smoothly, love love love
Emma
Emma B. Sent on 03/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An unforgettable day!

Lucy and the team at Southdowns Manor were superb. From visiting an open day, to booking our wedding, communication was perfect. Our day itself was outstanding, everything was set up beautifully (better than I imagined) and it ran perfectly and on time all thanks to Lucy. Our reception food was beautiful, everyone was eating at the same time and the food was plated perfectly. Behind the scenes our evening entertainment was set up and the party started.
By far a well planned and presented team, thank you again for giving us the best day with a huge thanks to Lucy. Our day was full of love, happiness and laughter and the grounds made it feel and look magical.
Southdowns will always be a special place 鉂わ笍
Michelle
Michelle Sent on 03/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just amazing

From the moment we drove up to Southdowns we knew we wanted to get married there. I loved it would just be us and our guests. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. We had a 2 day wedding in the end and it was fantastic we couldn鈥檛 have asked for more. Food was delicious, everything ran smoothly so if anything did go wrong we didn鈥檛 know about it. Communication was great from the start to the finish. All I can say is I want to do it all over again. Thank you to everyone at Southdowns especially Jennie and Lucy
Ben
Ben H. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service, lovely staff and made our day go without a hitch

The staff, in particular Becky who was our Wedding coordinator, were absolutely fantastic in setting up the venue the way we had dreamt of and making our day run as smoothly as it possibly could have done. Becky was there throughout making sure everything was perfect for us and was flexible if there were any changes needed. Such a friendly team who are more than happy to go above and beyond. I can鈥檛 fault them. A beautiful venue and a beautiful day for us.
Emily
Emily A. Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing and magical day.

From our initial meeting to the wedding day itself i cannot thank the team at southdowns manor enough. We looked online and found this venue we loved that it was exclusive to us. Wedding planning was exciting and lucy our wedding planner was there every step of the way. The whole wedding day was the most amazing experience we felt like royalty and nothing was too much. We have amazing memories and all our families and friends said how perfect our special day was. I would recommend this venue to everyone and would highly recommend the pork belly. If you want a venue that is exclusively yours and are able to put your own vision on and want a team that make visions become a reality and a team that will be there every step of the way then southdowns is the place for you
Jane
Jane P. Sent on 13/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever!

My wife and I chose Southdowns Manor because it offered everything we wanted. A dog friendly venue with accommodation. Lia was the most attentive organiser who listened and advised us every step of the way.
The day itself was just perfect, even the weather didn鈥檛 spoil it.
Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be, Lia and the staff made us both feel so relaxed but so special.
A truly wonderful venue and the most fabulous day!
Amy
Amy W. Sent on 13/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Wedding

Where to start!!! This is the perfect venue for a wedding, especially if you want the flexibility to get married outside. The staff are incredibly professional, the setting is stunning, the food is out of this world and generously portioned and the honeymoon suite is pure luxury. I got married here in sept 2023 and can honestly say I had the best day of my life and couldn't fault Southdowns Manor on a single thing!! If I had to share a few things they have that other venues don't it would be the huge bath in the honeymoon suite, the beautiful ceiling drapes that are included in the price, the most incredibly stocked bar and the fact you can party until midnight.
Hannah
Hannah E. Sent on 24/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

January wedding

I was not the most laid back bride ever, and dealing with me and multiple changes due to deployment, Covid, restrictions and just general panic can鈥檛 have been easy, but Lia and the team at Southdowns did an incredible job of organising our reception and everything flowed perfectly - even when the groom got the timings muddled! A huge thank you, and big recommendation for this wonderful venue!
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Zoe C. Sent on 12/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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Silvana C. Sent on 05/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Our Expectations

From the first time we visited Southdowns Manor we knew it would be hard to beat!
Organising the wedding was made effortless with the help of the of the team and we knew we were in good hands.
Our big day went without a hitch, and with their attention to detail and our vision it was the most perfect day!
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Simon D. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and staff

Highly recommend this venue, the staff and venue were absolutely fantastic!

We got so many compliments about the venue choice, you have to go see it :)
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Southdowns Manor Real Weddings

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Abbie & Ricky
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Kayleigh & Chris
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Map

Dumpford Lane GU31 5JN Petersfield (Hampshire)
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