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We had an absolutely fantastic day. Lois was attentive and amazing in every way – she made getting married stress-free which enabled us to enjoy the day completely!

The food was outstanding, the organisation was first class, the decor was incredible.

My hair stylist commented on what a lovely and warm welcome Lois gave her as she arrived – and that Lois even offered to carry her suitcase up the stairs – which she did. This wasn’t the only person to comment on Lois’ demeanour, warmth and helpfulness.

Lois followed all of my instructions to a T – everything looked how we wanted it to look. The roads were cleared of snow for our guests arrival and Lois opened up the rooms early for us due to the snow which was a lovely touch. The venue looked remarkable – it was lovely coming down the stairs and not having to go ‘oh they’ve forgotten this’ etc – as a bit of a perfectionist this comment means a lot!

Lois did a fab job of organising with my surprise harpist how to sneak in without Dan knowing. I didn’t have to be involved in any of the conversations, they just sorted it all – fab!

I loved how amazing the rooms looked. Everyone commented on how great the rooms were. The honeymoon suite looks AMAZING in our pictures! The bathroom decor is incredible, as in the women’s main bathroom downstairs. I loved the sparkly lights everywhere. The new bath tub is brilliant.

In terms of the food – it was delicious. I was sad that I didn’t get to try vegetarian mains at the planning evening (being a vegetarian), but I was in luck as the one I did pick (roasted veg pastry) was wonderful. All dietary and special food requirements were met very well. Dan’s aunt – whose disabled daughter was a guest – told us after that the staff brought over some finger foods for Danielle – which meant a lot to them, and they thought it was a lovely touch. So thank you!

The extra swan dessert was beautiful and a lovely surprise. The breakfast as tasty too – I had avocado with egg and that was great. My sausage obsessed daughter liked the sausages a lot! My Mum was very impressed by the toast machine!

The table decor looked great. I asked Lois if they could create the napkins in the shape of suit jackets and she did a wonderful job. I loved the table decor provided by Southdowns – it was a nice feeling when I know other people stress over their centrepieces to not have to worry!

The suppliers were set up brilliantly for the evening – a lot of great things happen behind the scenes! I loved the prosecco cart – the things to add to the drink were lovely. The Love lights looked great, as did the chocolate table the team kindly put together for us. All of our suppliers seemed to be in the right place at the right time – so yes, very happy!

It was lovely once the wedding had finished to be able to sit up with our guests near the fireplace. When we went to our rooms we had our Christmas offer cheese and crackers and prosecco which was lovely, and leaving the cake and cake toppers in the room with the note was a lovely thought. It was also great to have cake out for the guests after the wedding had ended.

In terms of organisation everyone we spoke to was lovely. We initially before booking spoke to Joe, then we had Hollie for pre-planning and then Lois. Everyone was brilliant, attentive and full of great ideas. Hollie gave us the idea for the kids room of having films and bean bags which the kids really loved, especially when they were tired after all that chocolate and dancing!

That’s everything I can think of at the moment! So yet again, thank you for making our wedding very special. Our 7 year old says she will get married at Southdowns Manor one day :)

Mr & Mrs Greenwood 27.12.17

Totally amazing from start to finish! Nothing was ever a problem or demand too much. Our wedding events manager was particularly amazing and we felt completely at ease and she had the most calming attitude! Cannot thank her enough !

Georgina & Ian Morley 13/01/2018
From the very beginning of planning our wedding with Natalie and then Hollie the service was faultless. Nothing is too much trouble, the food is amazing and the day ran so smoothly. We had the best day and now have some brilliant memories. If I had to do it all again I would pick Southdowns Manor every time and would have Hollie as our coordinator.

I have had amazing feedback from our guests and every member of staff we encountered were so friendly and helpful. The help I had the day before the wedding meant I was able to completely relax as I knew everything was under control. Cannot thank you all enough

Mr and Mrs Hickie 02.12.17

We could not fault our wedding event manager or the planning and for all her hard work on the day it was all we could have wished for. Her enthusiasm was brilliant and rubbed off on our guests and wedding party. Our younger flower girls were taken care of with food and drinks provided before the ceremony.
The wedding venue was stunning exceeding our expectations on the day.

Kerina and Miz 09.12.17

Lance and I first found Southdowns Manor on the internet and new that this was a very big candidate for our wedding venue. We were then invited to an open evening where we were amazed by how beautiful the building was and greeted with such warmth. The staff made us feel so welcome, we instantly new this was the place for us. That warmth and welcomeness continued though the whole wedding process right to our wedding day. There was communication though out and I didn’t feel like I needed to keep asking questions and worry about a thing, I was able to put all of my trust into there very capable hands. I would like to thank Natalie and Kate especially you guys made the whole process so relaxed and enjoyable and we can’t thank you both enough for that, our day was just simply amazing from start to finish thanks to all the wonderful staff and will most certainly be a day we will cherish forever, We would 100% recommend Southdowns Manor to everyone A* venue with A* service.


Mr and Mrs Bunch
We shall send in a card after our return from holiday, but just wanted to say once again thank you very much for your fantastic work on our wedding day. From start to finish it was streamless, a perfect day for us. We didn’t have to worry about anything except enjoying ourselves!! All of the staff on the day were fantastic as well.
We’ve also had many compliments on the food quality and presentation…..and as for the Christmas trees………….!!!
Thank you so much once again
Mr and Mrs Till

Thank you, the staff members and the venue for what was simply, the best day of our lives! All of our guests loved the venue and the staff were incredibly accommodating on the day. Some of our friends have booked their wedding at Southdowns and I have let them all know about how amazing you guys are.

29th November 2017

Mr and Mrs Man

Amazed at the outstanding and professional service we received through out every step of booking out wedding. Our wedding event Manager was absolutely fantastic, constantly keeping in touch and making sure everything was planned to perfection. All the staff on the day was extremely professional and kept us both calm and relaxed all day. A great time was had by all and I would definitely recommend to future couples. Thank you to everyone at Southdowns Manor for giving us our perfect day!

Wedding 10.11.17

Mt & Mrs Byrne

Amazing day, Our wedding event manager was brilliant. Food was outstanding on the day and the breakfast, we had a few comments saying it was the best food ever at any wedding!!!! The staff were all very helpful and the honeymoon suite was beautiful, cake and prosecco in the room was a beautiful touch. The whole day was everything we could of imagined and wished for. Thank you all.

Mr and MrsTricker

Our wedding at Southdowns Manor was the perfect wedding for us, the exclusive use of the venue meant we had friends and family enjoy our day without disruptions of other people!
We can’t thank our wedding event manager enough for her help before and during the wedding, she was accommodating to our needs and made us feel very at ease with all of the plans and arrangements including outside suppliers. We had great communication with our wedding event manager and nothing was too much trouble, it was all about what we wanted and how we wanted it but our wedding event manager managed to bring the day together as a whole, we heard lovely feed back from our guests and that’s down to venue and staff, so we thank you all for making our day magical and memorable.
The Cozens.

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Mr and Mrs Cozens

We had such a great dyad have recommended you to loads of our friends. We thought everything was excellent.

Mr and Mrs Rodwell 25.08.17

Can’t speak highly enough of our experience from the day we booked right through until check out the following morning.Or wedding events manager did an incredible job and made things as easy as possible for us. Would recommend this venue to anyone!

Mr and Mrs Haustead 24.09.17

Mr and Mrs Leverage


On behalf of my husband and I, We would like to say a massive thank you. We could not ask for a more perfect venue with perfect staff. We wish we could do it all over again.

Mr and Mrs Leverage 05.08.17

Mr and Mrs Robinson 20th June 17

We’re so glad we decided to have our wedding here. The day was just perfect. Our wedding events manager was just fantastic, from helping us plan our special day, to the day itself. Thank you so much.

Mr and Mrs Robinson 20th June 17

Mr and Mrs Freeman 9th September 17

We found the Website, wedding brochure excellent. From our initial show round and our planning meeting everything was excellent.

We had a great day, great staff. Everyone being so accomodating to us and our guests.

Mr and Mrs Freeman 9th September 17

The feedback from all our guest was very positive, right from the quality of the food to the small details everyone was happy with how smooth it all went, with polite staff, helpful and friendly and not forgetting our wedding coordinator who made it all so easy, relaxing and romantic.

Thank you

Stuart and Carlie

13th May 17

Relaxing and romantic….

Thank you for a truly amazing day, it was everything we hoped for you worked so hard to make everything special for us, right down to the lovely surprises throughout the day, all the staff were brilliant and so accommodating and the food was so good, we keep getting good comments about the food and venue and how smoothly run everything was.

Thank you again

Love Graham and Hayley


Everything ran so smoothly….

Thank you so much for all your help leading up to the wedding and on the actual day.  We couldn’t have done it without you and everything went perfectly on the day.  The room looked lovely and the food was amazing. Thank you so much for marking our wedding day stress free, it was perfect.


Emily and Kevin


Everything went perfectly on the day…

We just wanted to thank you all again for giving us the most perfect wedding day.  We couldn’t have asked for anymore and certainly couldn’t do it without you.

Wou all went the extra mile in what we asked for and the added surprises made it feel even more personal and special.

So thank you again and well done

Ian and Hayley


Mr & Mrs McGuinness 19.03.17

Please do pass on our thanks to all of your staff for the help on the day. You made everything feel completely seamless and we had nothing but praise for you and the venue from our guests.

Kind regards,

Luke and Sam

10th June 17

You made everything feel completely seamless….

Thank you for an amazing day Saturday, it really was the wedding of our dreams and you made it very stress free and it couldn’t have gone any better!

Natalie and Matthew

Saturday 17th June 17

An Amazing Day…

Thank you so so much for helping to make our day perfect! Avril and I are so happy, everything was perfect, although I did make things run over somewhat! Must have been something to do with all the blubbing!!

It was an amazing day, everyone commented on how beautiful everything was, the venue, the rooms, the food and staff.

Myself and Avril cannot express how grateful we are for everything you have done for us. Thank you.

Our warmest regards and love

Jason & Avril
Mr & Mrs Riggs

It was an amazing day

The feedback from all our guests was very positive right from the quality of the food to the small details, everyone was happy with how smooth it all went, with polite staff, helpful and friendly and not forgetting our wedding coordinator who made it all so easy, relaxing and romantic. Thank you

Stuart and Charlie Ruddle

13th May 2017

Relaxing and Romantic

From our initial show round being perfect, our Wedding day, the food, the Southdowns Manor DJ and the accommodation were all excellent. We would recommend Southdowns Manor to everyone.

Heather and Alan Lowe

22nd April 2017

Excellent on Everything….

Our day was so perfect your entire team excelled. Your service and care, plus your attention to detail was outstanding. Big thank you to Our wedding Events Manager, one in a million second to none.

Thank you Andy and Dawn

5th May 2017

Your entire team excelled….

We don’t even know how to begin thanking you enough for our perfect wedding day. You may not know this, but the first day we visited Southdowns Manor we should have been putting our deposit down on another venue, however something didn’t feel quite right. I saw a Facebook advert for Southdowns and we decided to come take a look and were made to feel so welcome and confident in the team that we paid our deposit there and then. From that day, which now seems like a lifetime ago, our confidence in you has never faltered. Every single point of contact we had reassured us we had chosen the right venue.

The day itself couldn’t have been better. You and your team went above and beyond. From a different chair for my Nan to your Chef decorating our cakes in an unexpected yet beautiful way. You have been very professional yet so kind, happy and so lovely, always with a smile on your face.

The food at our wedding breakfast was incredible, really worth of 5 stars. All our guests had full bellies ready for a night of dancing and almost everyone said how incredible their food was. We didn’t get to try the chilli in the evening but plenty of guests went back for seconds and thirds!

Breakfast the next day, too, went without a hitch. It is all piping hot and delicious. And after asking hot croissants were brought out. Nothing was too much hassle.

Thank you so much to you and everyone that helped make our day perfect. We hope our friends book for their wedding so we can come back!

Lots of love

Laura & Simon Kelly


You and your team went above and beyond.

Our Event Manager went above and beyond to make sure that we had a perfect day from planning and answering all our many emails to the big day itself. We had a lot of lovely comments from our guests on just how fantastic the staff, food, atmosphere and everything was. We felt very looked after and the day flowed beautifully. We cannot thank the team enough for all their efforts. We will continue to recommend Southdowns Manor to every future bride and groom we meet. Our vegan friends felt incredibly looked after and catered for. Please send our huge thanks to the chef, not only from them but us as well (the sausage and mash were AMAZING!!!)

Thank you so much from

Mr & Mrs Hedges x


Fantastic comments….
Thank you so much for everything. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. You and your team were just incredible and made us both feel so at ease and confident that you would make it perfect.
We had almost all of Day guests saying how perfect the venue was, the staff were and how incredible the food was. Which, it was, the food was just incredible. And we were blown away by how the cake table looked, and how the chef added some decoration to the cakes. It was just perfect. I don’t think we could ever thank you enough.
Laura & Simon
We could not have asked for a more perfect day

Great, efficient and friendly communication throughout.  Nothing was too much hassle.  Thanks specially to Our wedding Events Manager for helping create our perfect day!

All Family and friends said how beautiful the venue was!

Everything was excellent…

Thank you!

Jessica and Rhys Cleary


Great, Efficient and Friendly

We have already recommend Southdowns Manor to our friends. We really felt that nothing was too much trouble for our wedding events manager and the team who we met.

The Food, the waiting team, the Honeymoon suit and the other accommodation where all excellent.

Charlie and Elliot Young

We have already recommended to our friends

Better late than never! We wanted to convey our sincere thanks for helping the day of our daughters wedding run so smoothly.  

We could not have wished for better weather and it was very special to be out of doors in March, so relaxing being outside for drinks and canapés. Obviously the photographer was delighted.

Our guests loved the venue and were delighted with the hospitality given by all.

The whole day ran so smoothly and we were able to relax especially as some else was in charge! 

Please pass on our heart felt thanks to the staff who worked hard to make the day a success.  The food was superb we felt it was five star, the quality and presentation was delightful.

The venue is beautiful whether in or out, it is a place we would recommend to anyone.

Yours sincerely,

Joan and Richard Selby

Joan Selby
Our guests loved the venue and were delighted with the hospitality given by all.

From start to finish we had a wonderful weekend. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the food was fabulous – we are all after the soup recipe as it was the best part of the weekend!

Danielle King/McLachlan


January 2017

Beautiful venue, hotel, service, room/bathroom, grounds are gorgeous. Staff amazing and helpful, brilliant service. Food and drinks excellent all together for sisters wedding can’t praise venue enough. Fallen in love!

Stephanie Medlock


Two Day wedding February 2017

We had a wonderful wedding weekend! With exclusive use the venue we could fully relax and enjoy our wedding. All the staff were friendly and helpful and made it feel like our home for the weekend.

All this made it a truly special wedding.

Thank you.

Mr & Mrs Young

Mr & Mrs Young January 2017

We couldn’t be happier with Southdowns and all the staff there! Our day was absolutely perfect from start to finish! The staff couldn’t do enough for us. In particular, Georgia was amazing and so kind and accommodating to our needs. Natalie is also wonderful and patient! Thank you soooo much we are glad that we had our wedding with you guys and I will be recommending you to everyone! Thank you we love you!!

Jess & Louie xxx

Jessica and Louie Green February 2017

We wanted to say thank you so much for all your help over the past few months planning our wedding and more importantly during the best day of our lives at the weekend. We had so many comments on how beautiful Southdowns Manor is and generally on the day its self.

Thank you so much for making the day go as smoothly as possible.

Mr & Mrs Broadway ~ November 2016

All the staff at Southdowns Manor were friendly, professional and accommodating. Our wedding and events manager was amazing and made the whole process an absolute pleasure.

Summer 2016 Wedding

We just want to say thank you so much for such a perfect day, we both had an amazing time. The room looked beautiful, all the food was excellent and the service was great.

Everything from start to finish was perfect and we can’t thank you enough.

Two Day Wedding ~ October 2016

Southdowns Manor made our wedding very special & guests felt very welcome. We can not fault anything as our day went very smoothly! We didn’t expect all the special attention to detail on the day.

Thank you all so much.

Mr & Mrs Turner

We can’t thank you all enough for making our day so special, The food was brilliant and the day was perfect. All the staff were amazing.

A massive thank you for everything.

Mr & Mrs West ~ September 2016

Our day was incredible – that was all down to staff, especially our wedding and events manager.

All our guests have continuously told us how smooth the day was and that it was the most enjoyable day!

Thank you so much.

Samantha & Paul Lucas 25th October 2016

Thank you for making our day so Special.

Holly & Charlie Hay 13th August 2016

Our wedding and event manager was excellent. We could not have asked for anyone better. Our pre planner was also excellent. They both made the planning was of our day so easy it was really a day we will never forget.

Thank you.

Woodford – Richens ~ August 2016

We just want to say a final thank you for helping us have our dream wedding day. We had a fantastic time!

Chisholm / Attwood Wedding ~ July 2016

Couldn’t fault the venue, staff or food at Southdowns it was all absolutely brilliant. Our wedding & events manager was fantastic and made everything so easy for us. Thank you so much for making our day so special.

Wedding 02/16

We can’t thank you enough for making our day as special as it was, we wish we could do it all again.

Mr & Mrs Ponting!

The venue is exceptional, an old manor house that has been completely refurbished to provide a stunning venue for you wedding day. Our wedding is booked for 30th May 2016. We have made the initial arrangements with Southdowns Manor and have found the staff to be helpful and well informed. Nothing is too much trouble to organise. They are approachable and efficient. We are so excited now it’s 2016, only 5 months to go!

Deborah Cairns – 3rd January 2016

I got married here in Dec 2014. It was a magical day and everything was taken care of by the staff and wedding coordinator. I didn’t have to worry about anything. It was the best day I could have asked for.

Katie Butt

We weren’t looking to book our wedding till next year, went along to the an open day and ended up booking! Staff were all soo friendly, the pricing is good. Cant fault the service we have received. They also reply to email straight away! (Unlike some venues)

Kim Littlejohns – 15th Dec 2015

I Just had my wedding here last weekend and my guests loved it!! All commented on how lovely the food was too , Such a stunning venue with great staff and friendly wedding planner

Amy York – 14th December 2015

Southdowns Manor was the perfect venue for us. It is a beautiful building, with outstanding decor .

With a coordinator and amazing staff, planning our wedding at the Manor went very smoothly. We had the most perfect day, with all of our guests enjoying the atmosphere, food and celebrations.

Thank you, The Newnhams x

Mr and Mrs Newnham | December 15

I attended my son’s wedding last Friday. I simply have to write to express my appreciation for the high quality of every aspect of the weekend. The venue itself was immaculately presented and all the staff were welcoming, helpful and cheerful from the moment the guests arrived until the last guest departed on the Saturday. I must single out Holly, the Event Manager who worked tirelessly to take care of every detail and who made it quite clear that the bride and groom were the focal point of her attention. Congratulations!

Mr Mills – November 2015

Fabulous day! Thank you to all the staff who worked hard to make my day so lovely, especially our planner who made sure it was smooth from start to finish. Gorgeous venue that now holds some lovely memories for Dan and I. Siobhan xxx

Siobhan and Dan- November 2014

Cant fault anything about our Wedding day. We loved every single second of it. The staff are amazing and nothing was too much trouble for them. Everyone commented how lovely the venue was and what a great atmosphere it was for our special day. Thank you xxx

Eve and Seth- February 2015

The pictures from our wedding day are so stunning, because of the surroundings we were in at Southdowns Manor. You feel like you have so much space to yourselves for just you and your friends and family. I wish I could do it all over again!! Everyone was so helpful, and it was so apparent to us that your team would do anything to make our day as memorable as it has already been. Thank you!! Lisa and Nick Hambly xx

Nicola and Lisa- February 2015

WOW! Such an amazing venue and staff. You get this beautiful venue all to yourselves, and the surroundings are gorgeous! We had the most memorable day EVER at Southdowns Manor, and cant thank them enough. It was so magical at Christmas time too, so please we got married this time of year with all the tree’s and decorations, and the extra touches like Mince Pies and Mulled wine. Will never forget our day here - Jenny and John Rogers xxx

Jenny and John Rogers- December 2014

We had a fantastic day from the initial preparation all the way through to the evenings entertainment. Thank you!

Mr & Mrs Welch -16th August 2014

Excellent day, Mrs Smith very happy phew!

She said she will remember her day forever. All guests commented on wonderful venue and especially the piping hot food and excellent staff, especially our planner.

I would highly recommend to anyone visiting to get married at Southdowns Manor. Please do it! Even the night doorman was brilliant and good fun. Very helpful to me and my guests.

Mr & Mrs Smith – 29th August 2014

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The extra touches were unexpected but very appreciated. When we got to our room the bath was run, room was tidied and champagne and as my bride was drinking apple juice due to pregnancy, there was a jug of that too – very thoughtful! Breakfast and the main meal were delicious and our planner Holly was amazing.

Mr & Mrs Nelson- 22 July 2014

The Southdowns team were fantastic from start to finish, particularly over the course of the wedding. They were all so lovely and it made us feel as though we were amongst friends not staff. Cant thank you all enough!

Mr & Mrs Smith, – July 2014

The venue is excellent with amazing service from the WHOLE staff team. Lots of our guests commented about how helpful and friendly the staff were. Massive attention to detail and thoughtfulness. Absolutely FANTASTIC!! We were so impressed with the food that we asked to see the Chef and kitchen team in person to thank them! Fantastic food, served quickly and hot – brilliant!

Mr & Mrs Thornton-Bryar- July 2014

The venue staff were excellent and went out of their way to accommodate our requirements and make everyone feel at ease. The day ran without problems and was extremely well organised. The food was gorgeous and we loved the bridal suite including filled bath, buffet for us and petals on our bed. Thank you for making our wedding so special.

Mr & Mrs Waters – 17th April 2014



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