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The perfect place
to say ‘I do’


The perfect wedding starts with finding the right venue and Southdowns Manor has it all.

With exquisite décor and spacious function rooms, Southdowns Manor offers a luxurious setting for your celebrations. The landscaped terrace, attractive gardens and wonderful views of South Downs National Park complete the scene; all offered to you on an exclusive-use basis. It is our attention to detail which sets us apart; our Wedding and Events Managers and dedicated team will work with you to plan your wedding to perfection – we will do everything we can to make your dreams a reality. Let Southdowns Manor play host to you, your family and friends on your very special occasion.


Exclusively your home 
for the day

With exquisite décor and spacious function rooms, Southdowns Manor offers a luxurious setting for your celebrations.


    Up to 150 guests


    Honeymoon Suite & 14 Guest Rooms

  • Hire type

    By the day, half day or evening.


The Banqueting Suite

The Banqueting Suite offers an exceptional dining experience, and is perfect for hosting your wedding breakfast. With its own bar, dance floor and starlight ceiling, this room transforms into the ideal party space, where all your guests can enjoy the evening entertainment.


Whether it’s hosting you for an intimate celebration or planning an entire wedding day for you and 150 guests, our philosophy is simple: to create the wedding of your dreams.

Church Weddings

The venue is ideally situated close to the Grade I listed St. George’s Church at Trotton. St. George’s provides a traditional Anglican ceremony for couples who want to honour their love for each other in the company of God, their family and friends. The Reverend Edward Doyle would be happy to discuss details of the ceremony, and will consider each individual couple’s requirements in line with the Church of England guidelines.

Winter Weddings

Tucked away in the middle of South Downs National Park, Southdowns Manor offers luxurious winter weddings set among the golden countryside hills.

Built in the 19th century, Southdowns Manor is home to a lot of history. The beautiful bay windows have withstood the test of time and the luscious gardens are perfectly crystallised when covered in a crunchy layer of winter frost – making your wedding photos a truly magical experience.

Share your special day with up to 150 guests, making full use of the reception rooms and the Banqueting Suite – which has it’s own bar and dance floor. Make sure you and your loved ones have a comfy place to sleep after the celebrations in the incredible Honeymoon Suite and 14 gorgeous guest rooms.

Let Southdowns Manor host the winter wedding of your dream and plan your special day to perfection.

Civil Ceremonies

Do you dream of getting married in the elegant surroundings of an English country house?

It that sounds like your perfect wedding, you’ve come to the right place. Set in the picturesque rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, Southdowns Manor is a beautiful country house civil ceremony wedding venue fully licensed for marriage ceremonies.

From saying your vows to celebrating into the small hours, Southdowns Manor makes an idyllic setting for every part of your big day.

Exquisite rooms for civil ceremonies of any size

With stunning views of the surrounding countryside, all our civil ceremony options make the perfect choice for your wedding. If you’d like to hold your civil ceremony indoors, you can choose from three exquisite rooms in our manor house, each with stunning views and fully licensed for your marriage ceremony.

Our beautiful Conservatory is perfect for smaller ceremonies and is licensed for up to 40 guests. The cosy Sussex Room, complete with open fire that makes it ideal for winter weddings, is also available for ceremonies for up to 40 guests. Our spacious Banqueting Suite is ideal for larger ceremonies, seating up to 150 guests, and it can also be partitioned to accommodate smaller wedding parties.

However big or small your wedding, you’ll have the whole of Southdowns Manor for your exclusive use, so you can relax in a home away from home. After your ceremony, you can mingle with your guests with a drinks reception in the garden or indoors, followed by your wedding breakfast and evening entertainment beneath the twinkling fairy lights of the Banqueting Suite.

Outdoor ceremonies

Unlike many civil wedding venues, we’re also delighted to offer you the option of holding your civil ceremony outdoors. For a romantic summer wedding, exchange your vows beneath the Gazebo on our beautiful terrace, where you’ll have wisteria walkways, manicured lawns and ancient walls to give your ceremony and photographs a stunning backdrop.

If you’d like to discuss holding your civil ceremony at Southdowns Manor, we’d love to hear from you. Request a brochure to find out more about getting married with us, or give us a call on 01730 763800 to talk through your ideas with our wedding team.

Intimate Weddings

Big weddings aren’t for everyone, and if you would prefer to celebrate your special day with just a small number of your closest friends and family, Southdowns Manor, our wedding venue in West Sussex, makes for the perfect venue for an intimate celebration.

Whatever your reasons for choosing a smaller wedding, and no matter how few guests you want to invite, you can rest assured that we’re here to ensure your wedding day exceeds your expectations. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding to save money, or perhaps because you don’t like being the centre of attention, you can be sure that at Southdowns, your big day will have the same sense of occasion and attention to detail as a big wedding.

An elegant country house venue for smaller weddings

At Southdowns Manor, our tastefully decorated reception rooms are licensed for smaller ceremonies of up to 40 guests, so you can say your vows in elegant country house surroundings. Alternatively, you might decide to get married in our beautiful gazebo, where you’ll have the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park as the backdrop to your ceremony.

You may have chosen to tie the knot in a low-key wedding with a small number of guests, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the luxury of a bigger celebration thanks to our exceptional menu, select wines and Champagnes, and the allocation of your very own Wedding and Events Manager. The Manor’s gorgeous interiors are the perfect setting for a fine dining experience in celebration of your marriage, as well as for welcoming your guests and starting your celebrations with mouthwatering canapés and a chilled glass of Champagne.

We offer complete flexibility for your intimate wedding, and we can accommodate your wedding guests whether they number 5 or 150. With 15 luxurious en suite rooms for you and your guests to choose from, and the whole venue to yourself, a smaller wedding at Southdowns Manor gives you the privacy you need for a relaxed celebration.

Download our brochure to find out more about planning an intimate wedding at Southdowns Manor, or call us on 01730 763800 to discuss your ideas with our friendly wedding team.

Same Sex Marriages

Marriage is one of our most important institutions and as of 29th March 2014, it has been open to everyone.

Why not personalise your ceremony? Choose readings and music to best reflect aspects of your personalities and relationship and make your ceremony unique.

Southdowns Manor can offer a choice of ceremony room depending on guest numbers; three beautiful rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies: The Conservatory is perfect for smaller ceremonies and is licensed for up to 40 guests. The cosy Sussex Room, complete with open fire, is also available for ceremonies for up to 40 guests and our spacious Banqueting Suite is ideal for larger ceremonies, accommodating up to 120 ceremony guests. The rooms can be dressed as you wish to create a magical setting for your big day.

Exclusive use of the house allows you and your loved ones to celebrate in complete privacy and enjoy the luxurious surroundings, which makes Southdowns Manor your dream home for your dream day.

It is our attention to detail, which sets us apart; our Wedding and Events Managers and a dedicated team will work closely with you to plan your wedding to perfection.

Whirlwind Weddings

Whirlwind Weddings offers you a unique opportunity to book a wedding at short notice at this beautiful venue, offered on an exclusive-use basis for your wedding day.

A Whirlwind Wedding is the perfect way to make your wedding budget go much further, whilst ensuring the most romantic experience of your life, and with our Whirlwind package starting at just £3,500 including VAT it can be the most affordable way to celebrate your special day.

We are here to assist with your plans and to ensure your wedding day runs seamlessly, enabling you to have the wedding of your dreams at very short notice – The Registry office require a minimum period of 28 days before the date of the proposed marriage, so book your Whirlwind Wedding with us and be assured that your wedding day will be just what you dreamed of.


  • Exclusive use of Southdowns Manor
  • Use of the Changing Room
  • Ceremony room of your choice
  • Wedding and Events Manager to help plan your day
  • One reception drink for each guest whilst your photos are being taken
  • Three course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of wine per guest
  • A glass of toast wine for each guest for your speeches
  • Evening buffet
  • Overnight stay in our Honeymoon Suite
  • Full bar facilities including staff
  • All table linen and crockery

Based on 50 guests including the wedding couple

Additional Day Guests can be added for £90.00 including VAT per head

Additional Evening Guests can be added for £18.00 including VAT per head

Multicultural Weddings

When choosing a venue in which to host your marriage celebrations, it can be a challenge to find somewhere that offers first class service and idyllic surroundings.

With a maximum capacity of 150 guests, Southdowns Manor provides stunning, elegant surroundings and is successfully building a strong reputation for providing an exceptional service for wedding couples from varied cultural backgrounds.

Southdowns Manor caterers make use of our extensive knowledge of excellent local suppliers, so together we can meet your specific needs and create a magical day. Southdowns Manor is offered to you on an exclusive-use basis, so you can create the perfect home from home for your wedding day.

Our dedicated team can advise you and your caterers on all aspects of your special day, from making a schedule to appropriate room usage and the best locations for your wedding photos. We can ensure that every tiny detail is taken care of, so your day goes just as you have planned.

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Sensational Dining

Our talented chef and the Southdowns Manor kitchen team are committed to using exceptional produce and fresh, locally sourced ingredients from handpicked suppliers.



Supportive Suppliers

Here at Southdowns Manor we have the pleasure of working with some of the finest wedding suppliers including:









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