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Church Weddings Near Southdowns Manor

Church Weddings in West Sussex

For those planning a Church Wedding in West Sussex or Hampshire, Southdowns Manor 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 presence of God, their family and friends.

The church is 1.2 miles from our venue and the journey can be done by car in under 5 minutes.

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.

St. George’s Church in Trotton

St. George’s is a parish church, most of the structure was built in the early 14th century. However, some parts date to around 1230. In 1904, a largely intact and unusually detailed painting was found on the west wall depicting the Last Judgment as described in Matthew 25:31–46.

The church is dedicated to St. George, patron saint of England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building for its architectural and historical importance.

St. George's Church

Conveniently Situated to Southdowns Manor

The manor is an exclusive use venue and is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies. It is also situated close to the Grade I listed St George’s Church at Trotton which can provide traditional Anglican ceremonies and a traditional wedding setting.

Southdowns Manor is the perfect place to get ready before the religious ceremony at the church. The bride and groom can be driven to the church, have a church ceremony and then be driven back to the manor for wedding photos to be taken by a photographer and then onto the wedding reception.

Church Weddings in West Sussex

The Perfect Location

Southdowns Manor is situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Southdowns Manor is within easy reach of Portsmouth, Guildford and Southampton, bordering the counties of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Our beautifully refurbished and prestigious wedding venue is offered to you exclusively for the day.

Southdowns Manor retains its original charm and character while offering modern comforts, and presenting a wonderful atmosphere. This beautiful Manor House provides a relaxed and intimate haven for smaller events and is able to accommodate larger parties just as successfully; the classic elegance of Southdowns Manor has it all. We offer our unique venue for wedding receptions and can cater for any specific cultural requirements.

Southdowns Manor

What we provide

  • Exclusive use of our magnificent venue and grounds
  • A beautiful church that is just 5 minutes drive from the venue
  • A dedicated Wedding and Events Manager to assist with planning your day
  • Wedding breakfast
  • Use of the ceremony room or sun terrace for your ceremony and reception drink to enjoy after your ceremony
  • PA system for music
  • Evening country-style buffet
  • Honeymoon suite and elegant rooms, including breakfast the following morning
Southdowns Manor

The perfect setting

The perfect wedding starts with finding the right venue and Southdowns Manor has it all. Set within the breathtaking scenery of the South Downs National Park, this historical venue places you and your guests in one of the most picturesque corners of England.

This rural retreat is home to an abundance of wildlife, a tranquil setting and an idyllic countryside backdrop – all helping create a romantic location for your wedding day. A beautiful wedding venue in the heart of the Southdowns National Park, bordering West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

From the romantic gardens to the quintessentially English setting, there are many elements that make Southdowns Manor a fantastic place for couples to marry. 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.

The manor is an exclusive use venue and is fully licensed for civil ceremonies. It is also situated close to the Grade I listed St George’s Church at Trotton which can provide traditional Anglican ceremonies.

You will share precious moments and create life-long memories here, whichever kind of nuptials you choose. With an experienced wedding coordinator and dedicated team, they will be on hand at every step of your wedding planning journey. They’re here to ensure your celebration of marriage is the best day of your lives and their team will always go the extra mile to ensure it is perfect, with a sprinkling of extra special touches along the way.

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Choose a venue that has history

Our historical background will impress your guests. Southdowns Manor was originally built as a two-storey house, with three striking bay windows, towards the end of the 19th century by the Hon John Jervis Carnegie (1807-1892), who had bought the neighbouring Fair Oak estate from the Paget family in about 1850. High Sheriff of Sussex in 1862, he was the third son of the 7th Earl of Northesk and his initials can be seen on the stone boundary post to the left of the Southdowns entrance.

The Northesk family retained the Fair Oak estate until recently; however, Southdowns Manor was sold before 1895, at which point the top floor and water tower were built. At that time it was the home of a German artist, Rudolf Blind and, later, of the Boys family. For many years the house was run as an independent school, becoming the Southdowns Guest House before the last war. During the war, it provided a billet for members of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The current owners purchased the building in the summer of 2013 and undertook an extensive refurbishment of the property, before opening its doors once again in December 2013, offering the historic venue for weddings on an exclusive-use basis.

Stay in our gorgeous rooms

We have a total of 14 beautiful guest rooms here at Southdowns Manor, along with our magnificent Honeymoon Suite. Two of these guest rooms are luxury double suites.

Let your guests stay over with you, so you can relive the memories all together in the morning over a delicious breakfast.

We also offer a Changing Suite, which is included in the venue fee, and a selection of guest rooms can be booked on a day-use only basis.

Embrace romance and the countryside

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, idyllic 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 that 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 and if you want an intimate ceremony at the Church, we can help you with that too.


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Committed to Sustainability

We want to protect the future by planting trees with the National Trust.

From the moment you say ‘I do’, your journey into married life and everything it brings begins. But sharing those vows at Southdowns Manor means you can contribute to a better future for our planet and the future generations to come.

For every wedding we host, we’ll plant a tree. The National Trust scheme remains close to our hearts, and we believe that it’s our moral duty to do everything we can to ensure this beautiful planet can thrive.

As an eco-friendly wedding venue that practices sustainability whenever possible, we know that small steps to green living can be the difference between balancing an already fragile ecosystem or suffering the effects of deforestation for many years to come.

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