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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


The venue itself is stunning even on a rainy day!

Kate and her team could not have done more for us and our guests. They made us feel completely at ease all throughout the day and made us feel more of their friends than customers. We may be being biased but I think the food was the best food I have...

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December 2018.
Wedding Guest


Our day was amazing from start to finish

Our day was amazing from start to finish. We arrived on the Friday to have food and drinks with our nearest and dearest and it was just so lovely, the staff and food was amazing. I will never forget how amazing Kate has been from start to finish. The day could...

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November 2018.
Wedding Guest


We fell in love with the venue as soon as we found

We fell in love with the venue as soon as we found it online, the first visit we knew it was perfect for us! Everything from our first communication to our last has been truly incredible. We can’t thank everyone enough who had to deal with our questions and planning...

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November 2018.
Wedding Guest


Southdowns Manor is the place where your wedding d

Southdowns Manor is the place where your wedding dreams become a reality. We cannot fault any aspect of our experience, from our initial tour and booking our wedding, up to the incredible day itself, which far exceeded anything we were expecting. All the staff are so personable and really get...

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November 2018.
Wedding Guest


Our perfect day!

Our perfect day! We knew Southdowns Manor was going to be our Wedding Venue from the moment we arrived for the open day. From the impressive looking Manor to the stunning surroundings we knew this is where we wanted our day to be. Lois our wedding planner was amazing, she...

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October 2018.

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