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About Southdowns Manor wedding venue

Southdowns Manor – a beautiful setting for the perfect wedding, reception or corporate function, situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Southdowns is within easy reach of Surrey, Guildford and Southampton, bordering the counties of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Our beautifully refurbished, prestigious wedding venue is offered to you exclusively – your home for the day.

Southdowns retains its original charm and character while providing modern comforts, providing a wonderful atmosphere. This beautiful manor is a relaxed and intimate haven for smaller events and is able to accommodate larger parties just as successfully; the classic elegance of Southdowns has it all.

Southdowns Manor and grounds are offered to you on an exclusive-use basis for your wedding day.

We offer three reception rooms:

Sussex Room – An informal area with full bar facility, where your guests can meet on arrival. The room is licensed for ceremonies and can accommodate up to 40 guests. The Sussex Room is an ideal location in which to serve canapés and reception drinks to your guests.

Conservatory – Licenced for ceremonies of up to 40 guests, this light and airy room can be used for a variety of purposes.

Banqueting Suite – Licenced for larger ceremonies of up to 150 guests the room can comfortably accommodate 150 people for banqueting purposes. With a starlight ceiling on throughout the day and evening, the Banqueting Suite provides an elegant setting for your day.

Our fourteen guest bedrooms, including our stunning Bridal Suite, are available for you and your guests to book.

Type of Cuisine:

The cuisine at Southdowns Manor is all about exceptional produce, using only the freshest ingredients - locally sourced wherever possible. We offer extensive menu choices for your canapés and wedding breakfast, with delicious dishes to suit every palate.


Southdowns Manor Features

Minimum guests10
Maximum guests150
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesYes
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersYes
Venue type: Banquet Hall, Country House, Manor House

Southdowns Manor Location

Southdowns Manor
West Sussex
GU31 5JN
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Directions to Southdowns Manor

Directions by car:

(approaching via the M25)
Exit the M25 at Junction 10 onto the slip road signposted A3 Portsmouth and at the roundabout again follow the signs for A3 Portsmouth (1st exit). Follow the A3 for approximately 25 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit, continuing on the A3 to Portsmouth. From the A3 take the exit signposted A272 to Midhurst. At the roundabout take the first exit, continue on this road for 1 mile. At the top of the hill turn right onto the A272. Continue on the A272, passing through Rogate and Trotton. At the traffic lights continue and take the first right, by the Keeper’s Inn, follow the road for 2 miles and you will arrive at Southdowns Manor (our postcode for sat nav is GU31 5JN).
(From other directions)
If arriving from the opposite direction on the A272 from Midhurst, take the left turn by the Keeper’s Inn and follow the above directions.

Directions by public transport:

By train
Petersfield is the nearest train station, on the main line from London to Portsmouth. Southdowns Manor is about 7 miles from the station; which is approximately a 10 –15 minute taxi ride.
By air
The major London airports are easily accessible via the M25.


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Wedding Guest


What can we say other than perfection

What can we say other than perfection. Kate has been with us from the beginning and nothing has ever been too much to ask, when your wedding planner is as excited as you for your wedding you must be in the right place, I think Kate may have even ordered...

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September 2018.
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We honestly had the best day of our lives at South

We honestly had the best day of our lives at Southdowns Manor, and want to say a massive thank you to everyone who contributed towards organising our special day. The venue is stunning, and has so many beautiful spots to take your wedding pictures. All of our guests commented on how...

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August 2018.


Our wedding day was amazing!

Our wedding day was amazing! Everything run so smoothly and the staff couldn't do more for us. Our guest having stopped talking about how amazing it was and how good the food was! We just wish we could re-live the day. Thank you for making our day so special! Mr and Mrs Burgess...

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June 2018.


Perfect venue in every way.

Perfect venue in every way. Beautiful inside and out if you are lucky with the weather. Plenty of seating in different areas for groups to catch up with each other. The food is so important and Southdowns Manors was plentiful and tasty. Infact three weeks later our guests are still talking...

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June 2018.


We knew it was the venue for us.

From the moment we visited Southdowns Manor, we knew it was the venue for us. We dreamed of having an outside ceremony in the stunning grounds and we were fortunate enough for the weather to be on our side! We loved the bedrooms and the warm feel you got as...

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June 2018.

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