Country Weddings at Southdowns Manor
Country Wedding Venue
The Quintessential Country Wedding Package
Why waste time planning when we have everything you need?
Your wedding should be the most special day of your life, but it can also be a huge stressor. The dress, the flowers, the guests, bridesmaids, seating plans... the list goes on and on. You know what you want and envision the perfect day, but things keep getting in the way.
At Southdowns Manor, we like to do things differently and give our guests the opportunity to relax and take in every single moment of their big day – without the extra hassle.
As one of the UK’s premier country wedding venues, our stunning manor house is the perfect setting for a magical wedding, and our country wedding package has everything you need to share your vows in style.
What you'll get with the country wedding package
- Exclusive use of our wedding venue and the grounds
- 60-day guests
- Use of our changing rooms from 10 am
- A dedicated wedding coordinator to help you plan your special day
- Red or cream aisle carpet
- Pimm’s, elderflower and beer served after the ceremony
- A chance to relax in front of our romantic log fire
- A picnic wedding breakfast
- Champagne for every adult during the wedding speeches
- Country-style evening buffet
- Full service waiting and bar staff
- Beautiful crystal centrepieces
- Sashes for the chairs (the colours of your choice)
- High-class tableware, linen and cutlery
- A rustic ladder to set the scene
- Red post box
- An easel for your table plan
- PA system
- Luxury honeymoon suite with a country breakfast the following day
The price of our country wedding package: £8,500.00 including VAT.
Say I Do at one of the UK's premier country wedding venues
Southdowns Manor is nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, bordering Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Our enviable location means many people choose to get married here, and it’s certainly everything you’d expect from a country wedding venue.
The first thing you’ll notice is the rolling hills that show the rugged landscape in all its glory, with lush green countryside setting the perfect scene. Wildlife graces the park, and it’s common to hear the sound of chirping birds, hooting owls and butterflies fluttering their wings.
If you’re lucky, you might also catch a glimpse of the many deer that call the South Downs their home.
There’s so much to offer here, and it’s the perfect location for family and friends to get together and share your special day.
Exclusive hire of The Manor House
Our stunning manor house plays host to you and your guests throughout the vows and celebration. We worked hard to ensure our wedding venue retains its rustic charm while injecting some contemporary style into it.
Every room reflects our commitment to giving you a premium experience and a truly traditional stay at our country house.
The exquisite honeymoon suite has its very own circular bath, a four-poster bed and a walk-in shower, but there are also two further luxury suites and 12 guest rooms for your closest friends and family.
Indoor or outdoor wedding? It’s your choice.
When you get married at Southdowns Manor, you can choose an indoor ceremony or share your vows in our beautifully landscaped gardens, making the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.
We always go above and beyond to accommodate your wishes and never let the weather ruin your day. Our experienced team is ready to step in and make immediate changes if needed can change outdoor ceremonies to indoor ceremonies on short notice.
Your wedding, your way
With our country wedding package, you get a range of extras and special touches designed to make your rustic wedding one of a kind. Here’s how we plan to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable day and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Planning your wedding day
The country wedding package comes with your dedicated coordinator, who will help you plan the entire day. From offering wedding inspiration to creating seating plans for your wedding guests, you won’t have to stress about a single thing.
Our enviable location also means we’re within a stone’s throw of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex, so there are plenty of nearby hotels for your guests.
You’ll also get to choose between red or cream aisles for the ceremony and the colour of your choice for the chair sashes.
Share your vows
The entire wedding party can prepare for the ceremony with exclusive access to our changing rooms. Whether you choose to get married inside or outside, we promise to give you the perfect setting to share your vows.
The South Downs National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, so you might choose to have a country house wedding ceremony, then take photographs in our picturesque gardens.
Whatever you want, we’ll always try to make it happen, and the customisable setting ensures that you get to put a personal touch on the day.
Celebrate in style with your wedding party
Once you officially tie the knot and become joined for life, you can take advantage of the opportunity to relax in front of our open fires while our dedicated team prepare your reception.
We serve a choice of Pimm’s elderflower or beer after the ceremony and give you and your guests time to find the perfect place for your photographs. Don’t forget our romantic venue also includes a rustic ladder and a red post-box to set the scene and allow you to take some quirkier photos.
You’ll also get to enjoy a wonderful picnic style wedding breakfast, with plenty of delicious food to keep you and your guests entertained.
Enjoy an intimate and fun-filled ceremony
Country weddings are all about people coming together and celebrating in an intimate setting, so we try to offer our guests the most authentic experience possible. You can enjoy a country buffet, which features typical British fayre including:
- An assortment of canapés
- Mini Lancashire sausages
- Spicy potato wedges
- Breaded chicken goujons
- Mini quiche
- Warm mini croissants with ham and cheese
- A selection of crisps
- Delicious desserts
During the speeches, your adult guests can celebrate with a glass of champagne while sharing stories and the coming together of two families.
Don’t forget about the dancing! The PA system is ideal for playing your songs, or you can book our resident DJ to play your favourite songs.
It’s the perfect way to enjoy the evening, and your guests can use the post box to send you their good wishes.
The wedding breakfast
No country wedding would be complete without a hearty breakfast, and you can talk about the previous evening while enjoying a delicious full English feast.
It’s a great way to finish your wedding weekend, while getting ready to embark on your honeymoon.
Why choose Southdowns Manor country wedding venue?
When you get to be in such a fantastic location every day, it’s only natural that you want to protect it – and we go out of our way to do so.
Our sustainability initiative ensures that we reduce our carbon footprint while maintaining our commitment to allowing you to get married and enjoy the modern amenities our luxury accommodation offers.
Open arms, always
Our wedding venue has hosted couples from all backgrounds, and we place no limits on love. Whether you’re a same-sex couple or want to plan a multi-cultural wedding, we’ll always make you feel at home.
We also completely understand that civil ceremonies aren’t for everyone and can accommodate you if you’d prefer a traditional church wedding. Trotton village is home to St. George’s Church, a grade 1 listed building with a rich history.
It’s the perfect setting for an Anglican ceremony and is just a five-minute drive from our manor house.
Your wedding coordinator can help you, regardless of your faith, and we’ll always do our best to give you the wedding of your dreams.
Support from local wedding suppliers
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we work with reputable local suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible. Many outstanding local businesses offer the freshest seasonal vegetables, beautiful flowers and customised wedding cakes.
Real weddings are all about bringing people together, and we believe our enthusiasm for local suppliers makes your celebration more authentic.
A spectacularly picturesque setting
Whether you relax in our beautiful grounds or extend your wedding celebrations and take advantage of the stunning South Downs National Park, there’s so much to do here.
Nature lovers from across the UK travel to take in the beautiful backdrop of the rolling hills and appreciate the abundant wildlife. We really are so lucky to have this location and would love the opportunity to share it with you.
Say 'I Do' in one of the UK's most beautiful country wedding venues
A country wedding is an amazing way to celebrate your love and will give you memories that will last forever. We’re proud to be one of the most awarded wedding venues in the UK and believe our commitment to making your day extra special is the reason for our success.
If you’d like to arrange a tour of our country house and gardens, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly customer service team will also be able to explain what you can expect from the country wedding package in more detail.
We look forward to helping you plan your country wedding to remember.