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Everything was so amazing

Wow what can I say, I cannot give enough praise to Lois and the team for making sure our day went without a hitch or any issues. Everything was so amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Our guests loved the fact we could stay the night before and everyone said how beautiful the venue was and had the best time. You truly made us feel so special and we thank you very much.

Mr and Mrs Ainsworth
14/06/2019

All the food was perfect

I really cannot fault anything for the most perfect day that was created by the venue. All our needs were catered for and the day was seamless ensuring that all bases were covered without any need for us to be involved on the big day. The open days leading up to the wedding were very useful helping us to make some decisions on the finer details and also have the opportunity to make some upgrades. All the food was perfect and this was commented on by a large number of the guests, along with the venue DJ who took our requests on style of music on board making for a great evening

Dean Bonner
28/06/2019

The staff couldn’t of been any more attentive

My wedding day was perfect from start to Finish. The staff couldn’t of been any more attentive. The venue and grounds were beautiful. Food was incredible, all the guests were very impressed! We were both blown away with how great Kate was with not only the planning in the lead up but on how she guided us through the day! I wish I could do it all over again. We will always recommend Southdowns Manor to anyone looking for a great wedding venue.

Megan White
29/06/2019

We genuinely had the greatest day.

We genuinely had the greatest day. We were promised so much and feel that our expectations were exceeded. The whole feel of the venue and the care and service provided helped make our day perfect.

 

Mike & Helen
26/05/2019

All our guests commented how beautiful it was.

We did the 2 night stay for our wedding and it was truly amazing. All our guests commented how beautiful it was. We all thought the food was amazing same as the staff. We cannot as a couple fault Southdowns manor and all its staff and all the little extras. We would definitely recommend to any couple looking at this venue! Thank you everybody at Southdowns manor you made our day everything we could of asked for and more!!

 

Charlotte Gainey
05/06/2019

We could not have wished for better service

Southdowns Manor was the first venue we looked at and from the moment we stepped in, we were amazed by the team and the manor itself, in particular the fact we had exclusive use meaning the venue was completely ours. From the thousands of questions we asked and the millions of times we visited the venue, we could not have wished for better service. It really put our minds at rest to know how well we would be looked after on our wedding day. Prior to our day, Kate wowed us with her knowledge, patience and her ability to answer every single question we had without hesitation. Our wedding day was the most perfect day and this wouldn’t have been possible without not only the entire Southdowns Manor team but especially Kate, nothing was too much trouble. She worked her socks off to ensure everything went smoothly and words can’t even express how grateful we are to her. We would not hesitate in recommending Southdowns Manor to anyone getting married. It is the perfect place with the most incredible team. Thank you.

 

Mr & Mrs Thatcher
18/05/2019

We honestly had the best day ever.

Just want to thank you again for making our wedding day so amazing! We honestly had the best day ever. Lia and the team were faultless, the wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without Lia’s organisation and coordination so thank you so much. Venue, food and staff all outstanding would recommend Southdowns Manor every time.

Richard and Jessica High
08/06/2019

A beautiful setting with gorgeous countryside surroundings..

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 everything together.

The whole process of booking, arranging, organising and paying for the wedding went so smoothly it really reassured me that everything was handled correctly and with a high level of professionalism.

Kate was our personal wedding planner I could contact directly with all my silly questions and amendments to the day and she was on hand on the day to ensure all the small details were perfect for us. It was nice to build that rapport with Kate so on the day I felt she knew me and how I wanted everything to be. Thank you Kate.

The food was outstanding and came in a generous helping, the staff ensured my Husband and I got some of the canapes during the busy periods and they even put some cake aside for us in our room. I heard great comments from my guests and for those who stayed enjoyed a full English the next morning.

The Venue as a whole is very luxurious and has been refurbed brilliantly. With the separate bars it gave guests a chance to sit and talk or join in and dance. The option of using the bedrooms as an add on package was a real help to us as we had travelling family.

We were treated so well by all the team, we were given some extra lil surprises and treats, they even ran my bath for me for when my guests left!!

Overall I’m thrilled with our day and really quite annoyed that I can’t do it all over again!

Thank you Southdowns.

Elizabeth
16/05/2019

We knew instantly, this was the one!

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 with everything.We adored the little touches such as the bath run and bubbly waiting for us in the honeymoon suite.We feel we could have had a little more direction and support the morning after with packing things up, but other than that, it was spectacular!Thank you Southdowns! x

Rebecca & Liam Edwards
05/05/2019

Absolutely beautiful venue and everyone loved it!

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! Thank you so much for making my dream wedding a reality!

Danielle Downing
21/05/2019

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 loved the venue. A truly stunning setting in the middle of the South Downs made for stunning photos and a very relaxed environment. The whole team are so lovely and welcoming by the end of the day late felt more like a friend than our planner! I can’t fault any of them at all!! Thank you so much we didn’t want our day to end Becca and Stephen Yorke

Becca and Stephen Yorke
Friday 15th March 2019

The staff and the venue made the day everything we had dreamed of...

We loved our wedding at Southdowns Manor, Kate was totally amazing and worked so hard to ensure everything went well with a bit of a stressed out bride before hand! The staff and the venue made the day everything we had dreamed of and I will be forever thankful. The venue is beautiful and speaks largely for itself then add the wonderful food and attentive staff, you cannot fail to have a the best day! The honeymoon suite was so beautiful and the face we could have some of our friends and family stay and have breakfast just added to the experience further. Thank you Kate and everyone at Southdowns Manor, you made our day just perfect!

 

 

Emma Leggatt
27/04/2019

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 was noted by all.

Thank you so so much for our special day being the best day we could have hoped for.

 

Mr and Mrs Herdman
29/04/2019

The feedback from our guests was ‘amazing’.

First of all we want to thank each and everyone at SouthDowns for making our day better than we could have ever dreamed of. Everything ran smoothly, the feedback from our guests was ‘amazing’. The food was delicious. The extra special touches by Southdowns was lovely. Special thank you to Lia nothing felt too much trouble, I don’t know how you get the energy! Also a thank you to Mrs Summers for being there to serve our wedding breakfast as well as the following morning.

 

Jack and Chantelle Lavous
18/04/2019

We had the most perfect day.

We had the most perfect day. Thanks to Kate the day run so smoothly and nothing was to much trouble she was amazing !! The food ,venue,weather and staff were amazing the day couldn’t have gone any better !

Michael & Rebecca Ray
19/04/2019

Most incredible wedding day

We had the pleasure of having Lois as our wedding planner and her commitment to ensuring that all the special touches and the running order of the day went smoothly was exceptional. Dan and I had the most incredible wedding day and wish that we could do it all again! Southdowns Manor as a venue is not only stunning but the staff are an absolute credit to how well everything is run. The food was amazing and the bar staff were great. Thank you again for having us and for making our wedding day the best day we’ve ever had.

 

The new Mr and Mrs Cummins
28/02/2019

Only down side was it had to end.

I had the most amazing time with you all it was everything i dreamed of the only down side was it had to end.

Mrs Tracey Morris
12/04/2019

Staff were super helpful

We found the planning on the run up to and during our day was wonderful. Staff were super helpful and always on hand for anything we needed. Felt we could had been directed more in the morning after, as felt we were unsure where and what to do with our decorations. Otherwise seamless throughout.Lia was amazing all the way through. Had the planning down to a tee. She had everything ready and if there were any hiccups (which there weren’t to our knowledge) were sorted without us knowing. Food was amazing, so many lovely comments from our guests. Our suppliers also seemed very at ease too. The venue was decorated lovely and myself and my new husband had a wonderful day which we’ll cherish always.

Faye and Martin Lake
15/04/2019

Our guests have commented on how brilliant the venue was

We couldn’t of asked for any more from Southdowns Manor in the build up and on the day. Our guests have commented on how brilliant the venue was and it served all of our needs. Having the ceremony outside was the icing on the cake and we were obviously so lucky with the weather but it was just perfect. Lia was fab and helped us at every step of the way. She organised the day so everything went smoothly and even helped our best men do some pre wedding filming for the speech. Thank you all again. I would highly recommend Southdowns. I could keep going for ages with everything we loved.

Fern and Chris Bundy
30/03/2019

Stress free and it was everything we could have hoped for

Thank you for hosting our amazing wedding. We had a great day, stress free and it was everything we could have hoped for.

We would like to give a special mention to Kate, our wedding planner. Kate was great throughout the whole process and nothing was ever to much to ask. Kate made sure our day ran smoothly and the staff on the day were great too.

Overall, we would highly recommend Southdowns Manor to anyone looking for a great wedding venue!

Mr & Mrs Halls
31/03/2019

The food was outstanding

From the moment we stepped inside Southdowns Manor we knew that it was going to be the perfect venue to hold our wedding. We would like to give special thanks Lois for all her hard work that she put in to making the venue look exactly as I had envisaged and ensuring our day ran smoothly.

Our family and friends agreed that the food was outstanding and there was lots of positive feedback with regards to our selected main course: steak and ale pie.

Thank you to all the staff for making sure we had the perfect day.

 

Amanda Stoodley
22/03/2019

We couldn't be more grateful to have had our dream wedding at Southdowns Manor.

We had an absolutely brilliant day and all our guests really enjoyed themselves. The venue was stunning, it was all we could’ve wished for and more, and everything from the food to the music and all the little details in between were perfect! We were so glad to have Lia on the day with us, she made the day run so smoothly and ensured we were happy throughout. All the staff were amazing in fact – from Natalie for helping us book the venue and dealing with a million questions from us, Kate who guided us through the initial planning stages, down to the waiting and bar staff on the day.

We couldn’t be more grateful to have had our dream wedding at Southdowns Manor. Thank you again so much for everything!

 

Pati & Josh
16/03/2019

We may get divorced and marry again just to do it all again

From start to finish, our meeting with Natalie then to the organising with Lois, everything was perfect. As soon as we went into southdowns manor, we knew it was the place. Nothing was too much trouble, and on the day, it couldn’t have went any better. Lois was brilliant and made sure everyone was looked after. We had the best day ever and thank everyone at southdowns manor for making our big day so special. The food was amazing and to have the whole place to ourselves as well, it went down brilliant with the guests and they all said what a brilliant place it was to have a wedding. We may get divorced and marry again just to do it all again. Thank you all.

 

Allan and Sammy
10/03/2019

Simply as close to perfect as our wedding day could have been.

Simply as close to perfect as our wedding day could have been.

From our first tentative visit to leaving as husband and wife we have been nothing but impressed at the care, kindness, and friendly professionalism of everyone we’ve met. Friends and family had such a wonderful day and couldn’t speak highly enough of the venue, food and overall experience. Special thanks to Lia for putting us both at ease, guiding us through the process and looking after us so attentively on the day – keep doing what you’re doing Lia – our day wouldn’t have been the same without you. Southdowns Manor is clearly a successful and busy wedding venue that runs like clockwork. To their credit, everyone involved managed to make our day a very personal and special one.

Thank you for the memories 

 

Andy & Janet Ripley
20/03/2019

From beginning to end our experience of Southdowns Manor was incredible.

Where do we start?! From beginning to end our experience of Southdowns Manor was incredible. We were blown away when we saw the venue and fell in love with it immediately. Our guests have all said what a lovely day they had and how good the food was! 

The staff’s service in particular cannot be faulted. Our wedding planner Lia was so lovely and helped our day run so smoothly! All of the staff were so attentive and thoughtful – there were so many lovely little touches from them, from our own personalised cake knife, to our desert in the shape of two swans, to retiring for the evening in the honeymoon suite with our bath pre-filled for us! 

Thank you so much for an amazing wedding, we loved every minute!

Craig & Hannah Hampson
23/03/2019

The staff were excellent!

Cant thank Lia enough for all her help and support, nothing was too much trouble, all the staff were excellent! the whole day ran smoothly thanks to all the behind scenes work they done that I was oblivious too, cannot recommend them enough!

 

Hayley Taylor
08/03/2019

The whole weekend was perfect

I was truly overwhelmed by my daughter Daisy and Michael’s wedding 2nd March 2019. We had the venue from Friday to Sunday. The whole weekend was perfect. At times in the planning process I got frustrated at the amount of questions to answer. It became apparent when we arrived on the Friday. That these questions were set for the whole staff, so everyone knew what they were doing and when. We were attended to constantly. Our every need was met and exceeded our expectations. Lois , what can I say ? You are truly wonderful at your chosen career. Above and beyond the call of duty with a smile and unflappable. I would not have changed a thing I would never hesitate to recommend your venue to everyone. I did not want to leave.

Daisy and Michael
2nd March 2019

Our wedding was incredible

We can’t thank Southdowns Manor enough! Our wedding was incredible and the staff went above and beyond for us and our guests. 

Beautiful venue and we would most certainly recommend!

 

Katie & Andy Wood
21/02/2019

Southdowns Manor is an amazing venue...beautiful! I would highly recommend! 

Our wedding was amazing and it wouldn’t of been what is was without Kate. Kate was so fantastic ! She was accommodating to all our needs. Nothing was too little for her…she made it so relaxed so much so that I had nothing to worry about on the day, as I knew it would all be perfect under her guidance. All the staff were amazing. Katie was always checking up on us to make sure everything was going ok and let us know what was going on in the evening…thank you so much Katie you were fabulous!!! 

Southdowns Manor is an amazing venue…beautiful! I would highly recommend! 

I must now say something about the food…so many comments were made about how amazing the food was and I have to agree. It was delicious and so much care was taken to cater for allergies! 

Thank you so much to the team! Awesome!!

Sarah-Jane wicks

02/02/2019

Sarah-Jane wicks
02/02/2019

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 eaten at a wedding venue and the portions sizes were perfect (by that we mean massive). 

The venue itself is stunning even on a rainy day!

In summary our wedding day was all we could have hoped it to be and a big part of this was due to Kate and all the other people at Southdowns manor we probably never got a chance to meet.

So thank you!

Mr and Mrs Farley
24/11/2018

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 not have been more perfect, I gave her our bits and bobs that we had bought and made and she had laid everything out with so much attention to detail. She brought our vision to life and helped me remain calm.

All our guests had commented on how lovely the venue was, the food was great and the portion is so generous. The staff and service was exceptional, we will not forget our wedding day and that’s all down to every single person who was involved in our wedding day.

Mr and Mrs White
10/11/2018

Thank you for absolutely everything

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 from the start, especially Lois who kept everything so perfect in the build up and on the day. We felt so relaxed all day, the food was incredible everyone’s needs were met with everyone enjoying their meals, pudding and our hog roast in the evening. Everything was so perfect from arrival with the bridal party to breakfast in the morning with our friends and family the morning after the wedding. Thank you for absolutely everything.

Harley beale
24/10/2018

Southdowns Manor is the place where your wedding dreams become a reality.

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 to know you and what your needs and requirements are. Kate, our wedding planner, was professional but also felt like a friend. I’m sure she has done hundreds of weddings but she made us feel as though our wedding was special, showing interest and excitement in everything we did. Southdowns Manor has a wonderful atmosphere, I had an over whelming emotional reaction to it when we first viewed it as a potential wedding venue, we knew immediately that this was where we wanted to get married. The food is sensational and you get plenty of it, the rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable and attention to detail goes above and beyond what you would expect. There were many surprises throughout our day which Southdowns arranged, adding to the enjoyment. We will never forget our wedding day and will always be thankful that we found this remarkable venue. Southdowns Manor will always be our “Happy Place” from now on!

Kim & Chris
26/10/2018

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 was so enthusiastic about every idea we had and did everything she could to bring our vision alive. I really trusted her with everything on the day and she made sure everything went so well. Being a self-confessed control freak myself it was so reassuring she had the same attention to detail as me. My bridesmaids and I stayed the night before at the Manor, we had a lovely meal and a few drinks. If this is available to you I would highly recommend it. It meant we were able to decorate the venue exactly how we wanted without being rushed. It was fairly expensive but no more than you would spend on wedding cars/transport and was worth every single penny! The venue worked so well for us as we had a fairly intimate ceremony outside with only 45 guests (luckily the weather was good to us!) and then 30 additional guests in the evening. We loved the fact we had the whole venue to ourselves for our day. It made us feel really special and it was re-assuring knowing everyone there was for us, especially with us having a 2 year old little girl who ran around the whole day and evening! All of our friends and family commented on how beautiful the day was and how tasty the food was. The staff were so attentive throughout the whole day and nothing was too much trouble. The added touches given to us throughout the day were really lovely surprises and greatly appreciated. I can’t recommend this venue enough! Thank you for bringing our dreams to reality and giving us our perfect day!

Mr & Mrs Dove
14/09/2018

We cannot thank Southdowns Manor enough for making our wedding day so special.

We cannot thank Southdowns Manor enough for making our wedding day so special. However an even bigger ‘thank you’ goes to Lois our wedding planner. Lois was absolutely brilliant, amazing and kind. Lois went above and beyond on our wedding day, not only did she bring tears to my eyes when I saw the finishing touches to the enterance hall, ceremony room but also the wedding breakfast but she made me feel so special. Not only was Lois our wedding planner but we grew a friendship. As much as Lois said it was all my ideas, Lois made all my dreams come true. I cannot take credit for the items I brought, Lois made it all happen for me. Even to the point where I asked Lois to make decisions for me as I knew she would do a brilliant job. Lois knew how much the ’17th August’ meant to me and she honestly made everything perfect. Lois made my wedding planning so easily, despite all my ‘draft’ questions! I will never ever forget how helpful the team were. Kate and Hollie were also brilliant when Lois was on holiday. 

At the end of our wedding day, a bath was ran and a bottle of fizz was in our room. It was a lovely and special touch. My Husband and I had no idea who done this for us but soon realised Southdowns did. Thank you for this! 

Our food was incredible. The waiting staff were brilliant and so helpful. All our guests were happy and full! 

A massive thank you to everyone. We wish we could do it all over again!! 

Mr and Mrs Murray
17/08/2018

Everything ran so smoothly, we just wish we could do it all over again!

We can’t thank everyone at Southdowns Manor enough for making our dream wedding come true. We first discovered the venue in July and during our first visit we knew it was perfect for us. The location is amazing and all the staff were so friendly.

Our event manager Lois was incredible and felt more like a friend. She helped us so much throughout the planning and answered the many questions we had no matter how trivial. We used several of the recommended suppliers who were also amazing and so easy to arrange.

Lois guided us through the day ensuring we enjoyed every aspect so we didn’t worry about a thing. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. 

Everything ran so smoothly, we just wish we could do it all over again!

Our guests are still commenting on what a great day it was and even though it rained for much of the day it didn’t dampen a thing!

Mr & Mrs Wheaton
6/10/2018

The staff were perfect both during the day and evening.

Southdowns Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. From start to finish the planning was so easy. Kate answered every question we had and was so helpful. She really was amazing and made our lives so much easier. She even used her seamstress skills on the day 10 minutes before the ceremony, she was a star! The staff were perfect both during the day and evening. We were so happy with everything and all of our guests loved the venue, the food and the bedrooms. We would certainly recommend Southdowns Manor. Rachael & Mike Bickers 08/12/2018
Rachael & Mike Bickers
08/12/2018

Truly magical day

We knew that Southdowns Manor was the venue we wanted for our wedding from the second we saw it. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, and the surroundings are simply breathtaking. We loved the layout of the venue, the decor, the lovely relaxed feel the whole place had, and the fact that there were so many beautiful bedrooms that all our family and friends could stay in.

From the moment we booked our wedding, the staff were amazing, especially Natalie and Lois who we dealt with the most. Not only were they both ridiculously friendly and super helpful, but they made the whole booking/planning process really stress free and enjoyable, which I didn’t think would be possible!

Our actual wedding day was without doubt the best day of our lives. We couldn’t fault it. The venue looked incredible and exactly how we had imagined it, the food was unbelievably delicious (all our guests commented on how good it was), all the waiting/bar staff were awesome, and Lois our wedding planner was a total god send. I genuinely couldn’t have done the day without her! She didn’t leave my side from the second I arrived in the morning until late in to the evening, constantly checking on us and making sure that everything was running smoothly. She kept me calm, smiling, and it felt more like having a friend there who was enjoying the day with me.

Thank you so much Southdowns Manor for giving us a truly magical day. We smiled non-stop from start to finish, and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Kate & Adam (Mr & Mrs Martin) 02/11/2018

Kate & Adam (Mr & Mrs Martin)
02/11/2018

Amazing place with amazing staff!

Amazing place with amazing staff! Right from start to finish every detail was taken on board and made real for our wedding. The food was exquisite and the staff were so attentive. Couldn’t of dreamed for anything better!! They even helped make arrangements for a guest with severe disabilities that required a specific diet! Such an amazing place with amazing staff! Thank you all so much Sam howe 17/12/2018
Sam howe
17/12/2018
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