Civil Ceremonies at Southdowns Manor

Civil Ceremonies in West Sussex

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 West Sussex 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.

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