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Intimate Weddings at Southdowns Manor

Intimate Wedding Venue in West Sussex

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, is 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

Southdowns Manor calls the South Downs National Park home – and what a beautiful home to have. Bordering the Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey borders, our intimate venue is nestled within the lush green countryside, providing a welcome retreat amongst the rolling hills.

The outside of our venue is everything you’d expect a country manor to be, but step inside, and you’ll see the remarkable transition into a modern and stylish venue.

We want each guest to have a fantastic time and marry in a place they’ll never forget. Southdowns Manor is so much more than a country retreat; it’s a haven where two people can celebrate their love with the people that matter most to them.

Intimate ceremonies

Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor ceremony, we’re one of the rare small wedding venues that can cater fully to your needs. Enjoy an intimate gathering in our lavish ceremony room that will fill up with joy when up to 40 guests witness the vows or take it outside.

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, accompanied by chirping birds and stunning manicured gardens.

Beautiful reception rooms

At Southdowns Manor, our tastefully decorated reception rooms are licensed for drinks and gatherings. Once you share your vows, we’ll welcome you to enjoy reception drinks indoors or outdoors while we prepare for your main after-wedding celebrations.

The Manor’s gorgeous interiors are the perfect setting for your reception. Our private dining room allows you to celebrate in style and start your celebrations with mouthwatering canapés and a chilled glass of Champagne.

Retire to your honeymoon suite

After an evening of dancing, eating and celebrating, it’s time to get some much-needed peace and quiet in the comfort of your luxury honeymoon suite. As far as intimate wedding venues go, our suite holds nothing back.

With a freestanding bath, walk-in shower and four-poster beds, you’ll love staying at our manor house. Better still, the honeymoon suite also has the best views of South Downs National Park.

Enjoy welcoming guest rooms

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.

This really is the perfect intimate wedding location.

Incredible food in our private dining room

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.

Choose an intimate wedding breakfast or evening dinner, including a sit-down meal prepared by top chefs, customisable buffets, and our new pizza buffet.

A stunning setting for your wedding photos

The best thing about wedding photographs is they help you remember your big day and share it with your children years later. Many of our guests choose our beautiful setting for the photo opportunities it offers, and we guarantee you won’t be let down.

Whether you choose to have photos in one of our function rooms or outdoors, Southdowns Manor is a dream venue that always creates an immediate impression.

Why choose Southdowns Manor over other small wedding venues?

As specialists in intimate weddings, we go out of our way to deliver the best possible experience for each guest. Many things make us special, and we’d love you to book an in-person or virtual tour to see our unique venue for yourself.

However, if you’d like a snippet, here’s what makes Southdowns Manor the perfect intimate wedding venue.

Exclusively yours

When you get married at Southdowns Manor, you have exclusive hire of our lavish venue. Smaller wedding celebrations often mean you have to share the day with other guests, but we give you and your guests everything you need to have a memorable wedding celebration.

Whether you’d like our stunning venue for half a day or the whole weekend, we’ll go out of our way to ensure you have complete privacy.

Intimate celebrations that don’t compromise the environment

Your intimate wedding celebrations don’t have to come at a cost to the environment. Southdowns Manor is an environmentally responsible wedding venue committed to sustainability.

We plant a tree for every wedding we host to ensure the South Downs National Park continues to be a haven for humans and animals.

We partner with local suppliers

Our location means plenty of local suppliers are available to make your day extra special. From florists to bakeries and everything in between, you can save money on deliveries and still put your unique stamp on the celebrations.

A dream wedding for everyone

Our unique wedding venue has hosted weddings for guests of all backgrounds, religions and sexualities. We don’t believe in limiting small weddings and offer a home away from home, regardless of who you are.

Our wedding packages are available for same-sex couples and people from all religious backgrounds. We’re licensed for civil ceremonies, but a dedicated coordinator will help you book a church or religious building to exchange vows. Then you can return to the manor for the wedding reception.

Start planning your dream wedding day today

We’ve hosted numerous guests at our country retreat and plan to host more intimate weddings in the future. Our award-winning team goes out of its way to continue being one of the UK’s best small wedding venues, and we’re just getting started.

Please feel free to visit us and look at the stunning grounds and modern elegance of our country house, or book a virtual tour, where you’ll be able to see the ceremony and drawing room and the rest of our venue.

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

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