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.
140 Reviews for Southdowns Manor
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rebecca R. · Married on 19/04/2019
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.Sent on 20/06/2019
Sarah-Jane W. · Married on 02/02/2019
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.Sent on 20/06/2019
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!
Jennifer E. · Married on 24/06/2018
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!!Sent on 25/07/2018