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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


Absolutely beautiful venue

Honestly extremely happy with Southdowns manor! Lia is an absolute credit to the venue! Nothing was too much trouble and the little added touches were incredibly thoughtful! Absolutely beautiful venue and everyone loved it! Thankyou so much for making my dream wedding a reality! Danielle Downing 21/05/2019...

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May 2019.
Wedding Guest


Best day our lives...

We cannot thank you enough for helping us make our wedding day the best day our lives. From the moment we walked into Southdowns Manor, we knew instantly, this was the one! Lia was a wonderful events manager and walked us through the day, making us feel at ease and happy...

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May 2019.
Wedding Guest


The Venue as a whole is very luxurious

Southdowns Manor was our 3rd venue choice, but on our first visit we fell in love immediately and knew it was the right place for us. It has a beautiful setting with gorgeous countryside surroundings and local to where both my husband and I were brought up it really tied...

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May 2019.
Wedding Guest


Everything about our wedding was incredible....

I don’t even know where to begin! Everything about our wedding was incredible, in the months and weeks leading up to the day, our planner Kate was always a quick email away we felt so at ease from the first day we came to view the manor. So many guests...

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May 2019.
Wedding Guest


Our day was perfect and everyone was wonderful

We can’t thank all staff at Southdowns Manor enough, especially Kate our wedding planner. Our day was perfect and everyone was wonderful, they went above and beyond. I found everyone kind and considerate and extremely helpful and all our guests said was an amazing place it was and the attention to detail...

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May 2019.

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