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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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