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.
Thank you for absolutely everything
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
Southdowns Manor is the place where your wedding dreams become a reality.
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 xxx 14/09/2018
Our perfect day!
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 xxx
We cannot thank Southdowns Manor enough for making our wedding day so special.
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
6th October 2018
Everything ran so smoothly, we just wish we could do it all over again!
We would like to give ALL staff, but especially Lois our wedding planner, a huge thank you for making our big day as special as possible! It really was everything we could have ever wished for and more. Every detail was carefully planned out and executed by the team to perfection. We were looked after throughout the whole process, from the initial planning meeting up until the last minute on the wedding night, so well. The whole team are so attentive and friendly so we felt so at ease throughout the whole day. We were made to feel so special all day, even down to having the bath ran for the end of the night and a bottle of fizz put in the room. That really was totally unexpected and made the end of the night amazing too.
The food is absolutely incredible! We had so many comments throughout the day saying how amazing the food was and how good the portion size was too!
Lois, we’d like to thank you specially for making the whole planning process run so smoothly, and also making it fun! You are a total asset to Southdowns Manor.
We wish we could do it all over again! Love Mr&Mrs Ryan
It really was everything we could have ever wished for and more…
We had the best day ever…..nothing was to much trouble, we confidently left the day in your hands after the planning. All staff were polite & friendly, food was out of this world both quality & quantity, we have received many favourable comments. The venue is spectacular, the honeymoon suite was soo luxurious & finding the bath ready for the end of the day was the icing on the cake….we just got in & relaxed. I could not speak more highly of our experience, thank you for giving us the day to remember always. X
Melanie & Ray Joy
Food was out of this world both quality & quantity
What can we say other than perfection. Kate has been with us from the beginning and nothing has ever been too much to ask, when your wedding planner is as excited as you for your wedding you must be in the right place, I think Kate may have even ordered the weather for us.
Thank you for the perfect day
Mr and Mrs Littlejohn xxx
Thank you for the perfect day
All the team at Southdowns Manor were great from start to finish. Kate our wedding manager was amazing and answered all our many queries via email so promptly. On the morning, Kate and the staff setup all our decorations and it was better than we had imagined, the whole day ran smoothly and ourselves and our guests had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and everyone was catered for, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Many thanks for everything
Mr and Mrs Haskins
We couldn’t have asked for anything better
We had the most fantastic experience with the entire Southdowns Manor team, we enjoyed every part of the planning and meetings to the actual day. It couldn’t have gone any smoother and you all seem very proud of what you do. Big thanks to Kate & Kate for looking after us throughout the day and night!
Dean & Nataliw Swinford
It couldn’t have gone any smoother….
Thank you so much Southdowns Manor for making our wedding day a truly magical and perfect celebration of our fairytale love story! Especially our awesome planner Hollie who made the whole experience even more perfect. We have so many precious memories with our loved ones that will be remembered forever.
Mr and Mrs Morrow
Fairytale love story!
We honestly had the best day of our lives at Southdowns Manor, and want to say a massive thank you to everyone who contributed towards organising our special day.
The venue is stunning, and has so many beautiful spots to take your wedding pictures. All of our guests commented on how lovely the venue was, and many said it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever been to. The food was delicious, presented amazingly, and the service during the wedding breakfast was second to none.
A special thanks to Kate who was fantastic throughout the planning process; answering the millions of questions I would always send to her. She was also amazing on the day, helping to keep everything in order and dealing with any requests we sprung on her.
We honestly had the best day of our lives at Southdowns Manor
The day went so perfect kate and katie were amazing … oh my goodness the food was so good that even picky eaters were eating and asking for more. Nothing was an issue or too much of a problem every guest was catered for and the kids loved being outside. Me and Dave can’t thank you enough for everything you guys did every little special touch like the lovely hot dawn bath was amazing an end to amazing day and evening.
Mr & Mrs Choppin
Oh my goodness the food was so good
We can not thank everybody enough for contributing to the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect and we have had so many guests tell us our wedding was the best they have ever attended. It will go down in wedding history for sure!
The venue is breathtaking and helps to keep a lovely vibe throughout the whole day.
Food was excellent, as massive foodies we eat out a lot and the food surpassed our expectations.
A special thanks to Hollie who was amazing throughout and on hand all day.
Thanks again Everyone!!!!
Tim and Lisa Gage
The venue is breathtaking
Amazing venue, amazing food, and fabulous staff! The whole day from start to finish was fantastic and ran so smoothly. Kate is the BEST wedding co-ordinator out there. So friendly and personable, she completely put us at ease from the word go! Felt like we’d known her forever! Thank you for giving us the best day.
Amazing venue, amazing food, and fabulous staff!
We can not thank everybody enough for contributing to the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect and we have had so many guests tell us our wedding was the best they have ever attended. It will go down in wedding history for sure!The venue is breathtaking and helps to keep a lovely vibe throughout the whole day. Food was excellent, as massive foodies we eat out a lot and the food surpassed our expectations.
A special thanks to Hollie who was amazing throughout and on hand all day.
Thanks again Everyone!!!!
Tim and Lisa Gage
It will go down in wedding history for sure!
Amazing venue, amazing food, and fabulous staff! The whole day from start to finish was fantastic and ran so smoothly. Kate is the BEST wedding co-ordinator out there. So friendly and personable, she completely put us at ease from the word go! Felt like we’d known her forever! Thank you for giving us the best day
Amazing venue, amazing food, and fabulous staff!
Perfect venue in every way. Beautiful inside and out if you are lucky with the weather. Plenty of seating in different areas for groups to catch up with each other. The food is so important and Southdowns Manors was plentiful and tasty. Infact three weeks later our guests are still talking about it and wanting the sticky toffee pudding again. The bridal suite bathroom is amazing, we did actually use the bath they ran for us at 12.00am. It was lovely to relax and talk about the best day of our life.
Mr & Mrs Wheatley 27.05.18
Mr and Mrs Burgess 21/04/18
From the moment we visited Southdowns Manor, we knew it was the venue for us. We dreamed of having an outside ceremony in the stunning grounds and we were fortunate enough for the weather to be on our side! We loved the bedrooms and the warm feel you got as soon as you stepped inside the venue. Unlike most venues near our home; we loved how tucked away Southdowns was and that the venue was exclusive for our wedding party.
We were lucky enough to have Lois as our wedding planner and we couldn’t have asked for someone more helpful! All the other staff at the venue on our day were incredibly friendly.
All of our family and friends complimented how lovely the venue and staff were. We were lucky enough to choose a menu that suited the weather perfectly. The food was incredible!
A big big thank you to everyone at Southdowns and especially Lois for making our day so perfect!
7th May 2018
From the moment we visited Southdowns Manor, we knew it was the venue for us.
We were lucky enough to get married at this amazing venue on 24th May 2018. We were also lucky enough to have Hollie as our wedding planner.
We can not fault anything from the first visit back in Jan 2017 to today. Us and our guests had the best day imaginable nothing was too much and the whole day ran so smoothly that all people have done so far is tell us how amazing the day went and how amazing Hollie was.
We can’t explain how much we appreciate all of the hard work put into helping us arrange our day and making the whole day run without us having to worry about a thing. The food was amazing and all the way to the next morning everything was beyond what we could imagine.
We can’t thank the staff and especially Hollie enough and wish we could do it all again!!
Phil & Emma Kirk
The food was amazing
“We just knew within minutes of arriving that Southdowns Manor was the venue for us – even on a rainy January afternoon, the warmth of the manor came through! We felt like we were wandering in to a hidden gem as we were shown around the manor and we absolutely LOVED the grounds, bed rooms and main reception room. What really sold the venue to us was how exclusive the location was and the idea that it would only be us using the venue on the day.
On the day itself, nothing was too much trouble – including finding space for our duck hearding entertainment for all of our younger guests.
The service was faultless and although not intrusive, nobody was left wanting.
We would recommend Southdowns Manor in a heartbeat for anyone thinking of using it as their wedding venue, it was such a special day for us that I think was made more special by the staff and the venue itself.”
Susannah & Marc Gardiner 29th May 2016
Mr & Mrs Lowe. Friday 30th March
Where do I start. From our initial contact on one of your open evenings we had a great first impression and were guided through everything by Jennie who was extremely professional and lovely to deal with.
She kept her promises on keeping us updated with the date we wanted at Easter which was already booked but was likely to become available.
After booking the wedding for Easter Saturday we were contacted by Lois and invited to a planning evening and then to our first meeting with her as our wedding coordinator.
Lois was very enthusiastic from the start and helped us so much with ideas and was very patient and professional.
She helped us immeasurably from start to finish with the planning process and everything she promised she delivered upon.
When our big day came all of your staff were friendly and keen to help with the slightest thing and things ran so easily.
The food was fantastic and not only was it a quality product but also the portion sizes were very generous and everyone commented on how good it was.
The evening entertainment and buffet was excellent and the handover to the night manager was seamless.
I would like to return to Lois and how excellent she was on the day itself.
From start to finish she was enthusiastic and you could tell that it meant a lot to her that we had the perfect day and she really delivered.
All the little details were perfect and some very unexpected like the engraved cake knife and bubbly in our room.
She clearly loves her job and it made our day so much more than we could have hoped.
Lois is a real credit to Southdowns and we are so grafetful to her for everything she did.
Thank you all once again,
Stuart & Katie McQuade
Stuart & Katie McQuade
As soon as we got onto the grounds of Southdowns Manor, we knew that it was the venue for us. Such a beautiful and intimate venue, it suited our personalities so well. The food was amazing! The whole experience was better than we could of ever imagined. Thank you to Hollie who made our day so special..
Mr & Mrs Oliver
I cannot thank Southdowns Manor enough for providing such and incredible and perfect day for our wedding nothing was too big or too small for them to deal with and the whole day was seamless! I want to thank Kate our wedding and events manager especially! She went completely above and beyond to make sure us and our guests were happy (even helping me to put my dress on) she was amazing! The food was incredible and we have heated nothing but praise for the parsnip soup in particular! We will never ever forget our wedding day so thank you so so much!
Mr and Mrs Hyde
Mr and Mrs Hyde
I dont think it is possible to give any negative feedback for southdowns manor, everything from our first show around to the day its self has been flawless. you truly made our wedding day a dream come true. the staff were so helpful, always smiling and happy and polite. the food was amazing, being vegan i thought that it would be hard to be catered for but they worked so hard to ensure that everything was suitable for me. and our wedding planner, Kate Armstrong, no words can describe how grateful we are to have her as our planner. She made the whole thing so much more relaxed for us and always got back to us straight away if we had any concerns which made the planning so smooth and easy. On the day Kate made sure we were at the right place at the right time which allowed us to spend more time relaxing with the guests instead of constantly worrying. Thank you again for everything you have done for us southdowns manor! you made our wedding day a day we, and all our guests, will never forget!
Daniel and Kerry George
We could not have wished for a more perfect day. From the moment we first visited the venue we knew we didn’t want anywhere else. I cannot praise Kate enough, she was absolutely fantastic and we have received so many comments on how well Kate and all the staff ran the day perfectly. Kate is amazing and I would not have wanted anyone else sharing our day with us. We are just sad we have no reason to come back and visit now. Thank you all so much
Amy and Luke Carden
Mr & Mrs S J Rowley
Our wedding day was exactly as I had pictured. From our first visit, to the morning after our wedding, there was not one fault and it all ran as smoothly as we could have hoped. Lois was just perfect and made us feel at ease and if we had any quieries she would sort them out straight away. She made sure the day ran perfectly and at the end of the wedding day set out some beautiful little touches which just made us smile even more, if that was possible. The food was so tasty and everyone commented on how yummy it was. Everyone also had so many compliments on the venue itself, again we could not rate and recommend southdowns manor enough. Our biggest thanks to everyone at southdowns manor, our day was just perfect.
Colleen and Luke collins
My husband and I wanted to write a review of Southdowns Manor, in our eyes the most beautiful and professional wedding venue.
We recently were lucky enough to get married in this fantastic setting. The 1st outdoor ceremony of the year. Thanks to Lois and the team we had the most PERFECT celebration, everything ran smoothly, Lois stayed with us until late in the evening ensuring everything ran like clockwork. The food was amazing, tasted delicious and so beautifully presented.
The fact that the whole venue was exclusively ours made the time there so very special. In fact we were sad to leave after breakfast the following morning knowing that we were not going to spend anymore time at this beautiful setting. We had the most fantastic time as did our guests and we have no hesitation in recommending Southdowns Manor and its team. Thank you so much for making our day so wonderful. Mr and Mrs Lloyd
The fact that the whole venue was exclusively ours made the time there so very special
From the moment we visiting this beautiful venue we knew it would be the one we would get married in, we both fell in love with everything that Southdowns manor could offer us the way it’s so private is amazing and the ceilings are so beautiful. Our wedding day was the most relaxing day with no dramas or hiccups along the way. All the staff and management made our day one to never forget by everybody who came. They even thought of touches to add even I didn’t think we would get. We would get married here all over again if I had the chance too.Mr & Mrs Turner
We both fell in love with everything that Southdowns manor could offer us !
We had our wedding at Southdowns Manor back in January, I don’t even know where to begin to thank Lois and all of the amazing team that made our day truly perfect from start to finish.
We went to see the venue after viewing a few beforehand and we knew as soon as we walked in pretty much that it was the venue for us, although the grounds outside are stunning with having a winter wedding we thought the venue was perfect inside and cosy especially with the big log fire in the lounge for our big day!
We were so glad to have Lois to help us plan the day and run the day for us, she was absolutely amazing from the beginning and right through to our wedding day, so lovely, bubbly and she did everything to make our day perfect and was very helpful throughout the whole process, always on the end of the phone answering questions that I thought were silly but gave me peace of mind and always very quick to respond to emails too, coming up to my final planning meeting I felt very disorganised and quite stressed but after a lovely reassuring chat with Lois I felt so much more relaxed and that I could trust her completely with everything and all of the finishing touches and I honestly couldn’t praise her enough for giving us the best day possible!
Everyone was so impressed with the venue, how stunning it was inside, typically as I thought it would it rained heavily the whole of our wedding day but we didn’t notice at all! Everyone thought it was such a lovely, cosy space inside especially for our rainy wedding day!
The food was absolutely outstanding! Such generous portions and top quality ingredients to make such lovely tasty dishes, my mum is a professional chef and couldn’t fault a thing and all of the guests was raving about it! The waiting and bar staff were lovely and always making sure your glasses were topped up and happy with everything.
We loved that the venue had the plus side of the B&B package which alot of our guests snapped up straight away! All of the rooms are lovely and the full English breakfast the next morning was delicious!
We feel very lucky to have found such a lovely venue and team at Southdowns Manor that gave us and our guests a truly wonderful day despite the weather and we will recommend to friends and family and hopefully we maybe back one day being guests at someone else’s wedding!
Many thanks to all of the team, we will be forever grateful for making our big day the best day of our lives!
From the very happy Mr and Mrs Griffiths
The food was absolutely outstanding!
Our Wedding Day was everything we imagined and more.
Southdown’s Manor and Hollie our wedding planner went out of there way to ensure it was the day we had dreamed of.
It was perfect from start to finish, The Perfect Day, Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue and the grounds were.
Thank you to Everyone at Southdowns Manor, for helping create memories we will treasure forever.
Mr & Mrs Rickson
The Perfect Day
From the first time I saw pictures of Southdowns Manor I knew it was the place I wanted to get married and I knew if I took my fiancé to the open evening he would feel the same and I was right!
We had our wedding on the 31st March 2018 and it could not have been more perfect, everyone commented on how beautiful the setting was and how everything flowed seamlessly.
The food was fantastic the portion sizes were amazing it’s safe to say no one went hungry at our wedding.
Lois was our wedding and events manger and we can’t praise her enough nothing was to much trouble and everything was done with a genuine smile in fact the whole team was great.
We cannot recommend this venue enough and just wish we could re live the day again!
Thank you for making our day so special!
Mr and Mrs McQuade
Photo by the very talented Hana Venn photography
Amazing day thank you!
Mr and Mrs Williams
What an incredible experience getting married at Southdowns Manor was! From the moment we enquired and spoke to Natalie to book the date, to the day itself, Southdowns Manor were absolutely amazing. Professional and organised at all times, Hollie, our wedding planner, was fantastic, making sure we knew everything we needed to know throughout the planning process, ensuring it was as smooth and stress-free as possible. On the day itself, we loved the fact we were able to decorate the venue, while the staff ensured that everything was where we wanted it to be. Hollie worked like a trooper on the day, making sure we were exactly where we needed to be at the right time, all the while allowing us to enjoy ourselves and feel as relaxed as possible. Both Peter and I commented on how chilled we’d felt throughout the day and that was absolutely thanks to Hollie. Our guests (and us) loved the food – we’ve had lots of comments saying it was the best meal they’ve ever had at a wedding – and so many people have said how intimate and personal the venue felt. We can’t thank Southdowns Manor enough for everything they’ve done – we’ve had the most magical day, more perfect than we could ever have imagined. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Hilton
Mr and Mrs Hilton
Mr and Mrs Coningham-Naylor
We had such a perfect wedding day at Southdowns Manor. All staff are so efficient, helpful and their attention to detail is second to none. The planning team are amazing, and Kate made sure every little detail was right for the Wedding and the months leading up to the day. Everything was perfect and I would not hesitate in recommending Southdowns.
Mr and Mrs Hall 17/03/18
Our wedding, like most, just flew by! We married last August after being together for 8 years to the day, and I can not tell you how incredible or special our day was, but we still have friends and family tell us how much of a great time they had at our wedding. It was so personal, and absolutely perfect!
The staff all went above and beyond to add extra special touches, and catered to our every need. I was absolutely blown away by how smoothly our wedding went, even when things over ran…everything was seamless, and the staff took it all in their stride.
I would absolutely recommend The southdowns Manor to all those that are looking for a venue, as it is great value for money yet everything feels second to none, and we just wish that we could hold our special day all over again!
Thank you for our perfect day
Mr & Mrs Hood
We loved our whole day and the staff and facilities of Southdowns Manor! I would love to do it all again!!
We unfortunately lost my mum just before the big day and it was a surreal time, sitting in our final meeting with Holly, our fantastic wedding planner, when discussing final seating plans and taking calls from funeral directors!
Holly was amazing and did everything she could to make our day!
The house was everything we wanted, when choosing our venue we were looking for that amazing place which gave us everything under one price, rather than extras for this and that and somewhere we felt relaxed. We had been together for 14yrs before we married and have 2 children so were after a relaxed, family occasion, the bonus was being in such an amazing manor house with exclusive use!
We can’t thank everyone enough and loved every minute!
Zoe and Paul Hoff
“The venue at Southdowns Manor offered everything that we could have wished for. It was exactly how we had imagined our big day would be. Such an intimate space that felt so wonderfully like our home for the day.
Everybody felt how beautifully well organized the venue was – such a smooth transition from my arrival to the ceremony then onto the breakfast and into the evening. Such a bonus for all our nearest and dearest to them be able to stay with us and breakfast together on our first day as Mr and Mrs.
All of our guests couldn’t have spoken highly enough of the venue and the staff that all contributed to our wonderful wedding day xxx”
-Mr & Mrs Siddle
Mr & Mrs Siddle
“Picking a wedding venue is quite possibly the most important and most stressful part of wedding planning. We did our research as everyone does and Southdowns manor made the short list – and it didn’t disappoint from the first walk around to the last goodbyes. We honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more.
From the homely and relaxed feel to the friendly staff and amazingly beautiful backdrop, we knew Southdowns Manor was the venue for us! And wow it delivered!
We booked a weekend package and arrived on the Friday for a relaxed, chilled evening before the mayhem of the wedding day began, the staff were relaxed and organised and the day went smoothly and was everything we hoped for and we have the pictures to prove it.
We couldn’t thank the team at Southdowns manor enough for the amazing day we had and would recommend this venue highly”
– Mr & Mrs Mundy
Mr & Mrs Mundy
James and I had our special day on Friday st Southdowns. Kate was our wedding planner and she was amazing I couldn’t fault her at all! She made sure everything was on time, she contacted our DJ for me when she knew I had some worries, she replied to any emails even when she wasn’t at work. Kate really was amazing. All of our friends and family have said how wonderful the venue was and how amazing all of the staff have been, all of the staff were friendly, happy, polite and very helpful. The food was incredible also! I would highly recommend Southdowns to any of my friends and family looking at venues. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped make our day so magical and a day we won’t forget.
Mr and Mrs Taylor.
Mr and Mrs Taylor 09.03.18
Could not have been a more perfect day! Kate was the best person we could have had to help us plan our day, she was nothing but patient and accommodating. Only downside is that I cannot relive the day over and over. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so so perfect!
Mr & Mrs McCabe 13/02/2018
I would recommend Southdowns Manor to everyone! I loved every moment of our wedding. All of the staff were amazing and the venue is beautiful. It’s so elegant with out being over the top. Our guests have been raving about how great the food was and how intimate the ceremony felt. A huge thank you to Jenny for helping us book in the first place and to Lois for being a perfect wedding co-ordinater.
MR & Mrs Creser 11/02/2018
We cannot thank Southdowns Manor enough. From the moment we enquired about booking the venue, everyone was so helpful. Hollie, our wedding planner, made everything so simple, going out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed to make our day as personal and professional as possible. On the day everything went perfectly, flowing with ease. We loved that we had the freedom to decorate the venue how we wanted, and all the staff went out of their way to ensure that everything was exactly where it should have been – including us! The food was astounding – so many people told us it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding – plus they went out of their way to ensure everything was gluten free for me as the bride. Everyone has commented on how wonderful and intimate our wedding was, and we have to thank Southdowns Manor and Hollie for that. Absolutely amazing venue – highly recommended. Thank you so much.
Chloe & Peter Hilton 28/01/2018
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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…
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.
Joan and Richard 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.