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On since 2020

Last update: November 2023

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.


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
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100% Recommended by couples

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161 reviews
Gemma B. Married on 29/05/2023
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!
Ben H. Married on 21/10/2023
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.
Michelle Married on 08/10/2023
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
Amy W. Married on 22/09/2023
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.
Jane P. Married on 30/06/2023
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!
Emily A. Married on 06/04/2023
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
Emma B. Married on 20/11/2022
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
Hannah E. Married on 15/01/2022
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!
Zoe C. Married on 15/09/2014
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!
Simon D. Married on 28/10/2023
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 :)
Rachel B. Married on 19/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr&Mrs Bustin

The Southdowns manor team went above and beyond for our wedding and accommodated many different dietary requirements and accommodates our dogs and thought of all the little details that would make the biggest impact on our wedding! They kept everyone calm and ensured the day ran as smooth as possible! We loved our 2 day wedding and wish we could live our wedding celebration again every day!
Tanya G. Married on 22/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Tanya & Wesley 22nd June 2023

We had our wedding reception at Southdowns Manor and I can not fault the staff there. From the moment we went for a show around to the following day after our wedding the team have been fab! Any questions I had were answered and I never felt I was a nuisance. They allowed me to run with my ideas and accommodated these so well! The day of our wedding I got ready at Southdowns, unfortunately there were roadworks happening in the lanes coming to the venue but the team were organised and dealt with everything - even when my make up artist got lost and couldn't find a way in, Becky took the reins and got her to us. When we arrived back from the church the staff were ready and waiting with drinks and so accommodating to my guests. The food.. oh my! It was unreal, especially the little appetisers ! I never felt rushed on my day and the day just flowed. Thank you so much to all at Southdowns, especially Becky who was our wedding co-ordinator and was just the best!
Jo Kilbey Married on 17/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

We had the most perfect wedding at Southdowns manor. From start to finish, the staff were amazing, attentive and ensured everything ran smoothly on the day. We chose to have the two day wedding, we had our closest friends and family stay the night before. The day it鈥檚 self flew by so it made our wedding seem a little longer! We would definitely recommend the two day wedding!! Wish we could do it all over again!!!!!!
Mr And M. Married on 16/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We honestly had the best day of our lives!

WOW what a day we had!! It was absolutely incredible, everything we have ever dreamt of and more! The stunning venue, the delicious food, the perfect details, the friendly staff, the amazing efforts that you all put in is brilliant. We honestly had the best day of our lives! From first seeing the venue and booking it in 2019, we knew that Southdowns Manor was the dream venue for us and it certainly lived up to it鈥檚 expectations! We cannot thank Lia enough for everything she did for us. She was always at the end of every email with all the answers, reassuring us right up to every detail on the day checking in that everything was okay. It certainly wouldn鈥檛 have run as smoothly without her. She is by far the best of the best and we are so grateful for everything she did to ensure our day was magical!!Thank you again from the new Mr and Mrs Betteridge

Lizzie Married on 04/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, beautiful day

Had a perfect wedding day at Southdowns Manor. The venue was stunning. The staff run everything immaculately so the whole day was smooth and stress free. Nothing was too much trouble and they thought of everything to make it really special. The food was amazing.
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