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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’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 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 weddings 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 assemble for a delicious breakfast the morning after and share highlights of your special day.
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Just WOW, perfect day!
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 canapés 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!
Fantastic service, lovely staff and made our day go without a hitch
The Perfect Wedding
Best Day Ever!
The day itself was just perfect, even the weather didn’t 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!
The most amazing and magical day.
An unforgettable day!
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 ❤️
Can't recommend highly enough!
Amazing venue and staff
We got so many compliments about the venue choice, you have to go see it :)
Tanya & Wesley 22nd June 2023
We honestly had the best day of our lives!
Perfect, beautiful day
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