Autumn Weddings at Southdowns Manor
Autumn Themed Weddings in West Sussex
Autumn Themed Weddings
Autumn is one of the most magical seasons, and as the green leaves begin to turn a colourful assortment of oranges, reds and browns, it sets the mood for a romantic wedding day. At Southdowns Manor, we can help you plan a celebration that goes above and beyond your expectations.
As the autumn season is outside the peak summer wedding season, you can save a lot of money on the planning and ceremony while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the South Downs countryside.
Our 150 guest capacity venue will be exclusively yours for the entire day and evening. Our dedicated wedding coordinators will go out of their way to provide the ceremony and reception you dream of, with a selection of finishing touches that your guests will love.
We Specialise in Planning & Hosting Beautiful Autumn Weddings
When planning an autumn wedding, there are many things to consider. As one of the UK’s premier wedding venues, we can accommodate your needs and help you set the scene for the most important day of your life.
If you have a team of caterers, we’re happy to open up the venue to them, but we also have a specialist menu that caters to all dietary needs.
Your dedicated wedding coordinator can also help you plan the day and take special considerations into account for your autumn ceremony.
Flexible Indoor & Outdoor Autumn Weddings
Autumn is one of those unpredictable times because there's a combination of cold and sunny days. Our expansive grounds are ideal for this season because we can accommodate your preferences, no matter what mother nature decides to do on your big day.
We can quickly move your outdoor ceremony indoors if needed, which means you get to benefit from complete flexibility on the day. Our stunning manor house is decorated to perfection, so there's always the choice of having your wedding party move indoors for the photographs.
If the weather does hold up, we thoroughly recommend you take advantage of our countryside location. An outdoor wedding ceremony and reception can come to life, with the abundance of trees serving as the perfect backdrop for your vows and photographs.
In the evening, your wedding party can eat, drink and celebrate the special day under the cover of a marquee decorated with fairy lights.
There's also the banqueting hall if you'd prefer to celebrate the reception indoors. We'll go out of our way to ensure you have a wonderful day and are always willing to change locations at short notice to keep you - and your guests - warm and happy.
Bring Your Autumn Wedding Theme to Life
Autumn is the season of gorgeous reds, oranges and browns, so why not work that into your colour scheme? Pumpkins and gourds make inexpensive table decorations to fit this theme, while your bouquet and other floral arrangements could make use of seasonal foliage as well as flowers in russet hues.
There's so much you can do to incorporate traditional autumn colours and items into your theme, and we work with the best wedding suppliers to bring your autumn wedding to life.
We have access to specialist florists to advise you on which autumnal flowers to include at the ceremony and reception. You can also benefit from our experienced wedding coordinators and their keen eyes for detail.
Autumn wedding receptions can stay on theme with beautiful table settings and inexpensive decorations, including dried flowers, pine cones, dried leaves, and conquers.
There's so much you can do, and our wedding planning team are happy to help you with ideas so you can create a stunning theme that makes sharing autumn nuptials a magical experience that you and your guests won't ever forget.
Sensational Seasonal Fare
After abundant salads and ice cold drinks during the summer season, autumn is all about warming drinks and traditional food. Let’s face it; there’s nothing better than sitting in front of a fire, toasting marshmallows and enjoying a mug of hot chocolate on those cold autumn evenings.
We have an expansive menu with specially prepared foods that provide a gourmet experience for your guests. Our dedicated caterers are always willing to go out of their way to ensure each guest is catered for, and we use seasonal vegetables and locally sourced produce.
Some popular choices for autumn wedding meals include roast dinners, meat and vegetable pies with seasonal vegetables, and indulgent chocolate desserts.
If you’d prefer a buffet, you can choose your dishes from our menu, and we also provide world foods, including Mexican, Thai, Greek and Chinese.
Autumn Themed Drinks and Cake
When it comes to your drinks and wedding cake, we can help you continue the autumn theme with warm cider, mulled wine and hot chocolate for younger guests. Toffee apples can also be an excellent idea for children, so please don’t hesitate to talk to your dedicated wedding coordinator about which options are available.
Our relationship with local suppliers means you can also have a custom made autumn wedding cake. For a rustic appeal, go for a semi-naked wedding cake, or keep things traditional with a lavish cake – it’s entirely up to you.
Finishing Touches to Complete the Perfect Wedding Ceremony and Reception
We offer a range of finishing touches that make your wedding celebration to the next level. As a part of our planning service, we aim to make your day as memorable as possible, so if you’re short on wedding ideas or would like our team to handle the planning and decoration, we’re happy to work to your specifications.
The ‘I Do’ Package
Our ‘I Do’ package is perfect for a rustic wedding because it features a fun post box, traditional ladder and lanterns to create an outdoor theme. Adding fairy lights can add to the appeal, and you can select love lights for a small additional fee.
Winter Warmer Reception Package
Don’t forget to give your guests some ultimate autumn comfort food and drink. Our winter warmer package provides each guest with the choice of mulled wine or cider, mince pies and three canapes of your choosing.
Celebrate in Style
There’s also a range of party packages available, including the use of our resident DJ, photo booth, selfie mirror and glitzy decorations. Entertain young guests with a sweet stand or choose from a selection of tasty treats for your dessert table.
As autumn is firework season, we can accommodate you if you want to celebrate with a display. Please get in touch with us to discuss this in advance, as there may be restrictions.Exclusive Use of Our Autumn Wedding Venue
You don’t want to share your special day with anyone other than your friends and family, which is why our venue is exclusively yours. With a stunning honeymoon suite and 14 rooms to accommodate your guests, you can celebrate in style.
Why not enjoy a breakfast feast in the morning with your closest family and friends? Our chefs take the concept of traditional English breakfast and elevate it to delicious new heights.
Extended family and friends can find a range of hotels and budget bed and breakfast facilities in the area. If you’d like information on the nearest accommodation, we’re happy to advise you, so your guests can remain close by.Would You Like to Book an In-Person Visit or Virtual Tour?
As an award-winning wedding venue, we’re confident that you’ll be impressed by our dedication to your happiness. Our flexible wedding service means you can take advantage of specialist chefs, florists, our resident DJ and photographer.
Whether you’d like us to help you plan and decorate the venue or would like to take charge on the big day, we’re happy to accommodate your needs wherever possible.
Please feel free to contact us and arrange a visit to our grounds. Alternatively, you can do a virtual tour, which shows you everything our facilities offer.
We look forward to helping you plan your dream autumn wedding.