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Whirlwind Weddings at Southdowns Manor

Late Availability Weddings in West Sussex

Welcome to one of the UK’s most awarded last-minute wedding venues


Planning a whirlwind wedding? Worried about sacrificing your idea of the perfect day? Don’t be. At Southdowns Manor, you can have the perfect last-minute wedding that’s still customised to your deepest desires.

A Whirlwind Wedding is the perfect way to make your wedding budget go much further whilst ensuring the most romantic experience of your life, and with our Whirlwind package starting at just £4,500, including VAT, it can be the most affordable way to celebrate your special day.

We are here to assist with your plans and to ensure your wedding day runs seamlessly, enabling you to have the wedding of your dreams at very short notice. The Registry office requires a minimum period of 28 days before the date of the proposed marriage, so book your Whirlwind Wedding with us and be assured that your wedding day will be just what you dreamed of.


  • Exclusive use of Southdowns Manor
  • Use of the Changing Room
  • Ceremony room of your choice
  • Wedding and Events Manager to help plan your day
  • One reception drink for each guest whilst your photos are being taken
  • Three-course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of wine per guest
  • A glass of toast wine for each guest for your speeches
  • Evening buffet
  • Overnight stay in our Honeymoon Suite
  • Full bar facilities, including staff
  • All table linen and crockery

Based on 50 guests, including the wedding couple

Additional Day Guests can be added for £90.00, including VAT per head

Additional Evening Guests can be added for £18.00, including VAT per head

Your dream wedding, in the heart of the home counties

Southdowns Manor is in the heart of the South Downs National Park, bordering West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You’ll find our stunning venue holds its own, even in such beautiful surroundings.

Emerald green grass and rolling hills form the perfect backdrop and transport you to a place of absolute tranquillity.

Listen carefully; you might just hear the chirping birds and fluttering butterflies that call the park their home. Look around, and see if you can catch a glimpse of rabbits and deer running through the grass.

We know how lucky we are to be here and love opening up our lavish manor house so our guests can enjoy getting married in a dream location.

Step inside to your happily ever after

The first thing you’ll notice about Southdowns Manor is it looks like a traditional country manor house, with its imposing structure and rustic features. However, when you step into the house, you’ll be transported into a world of luxury.

Our expert team did something incredible with the interior of Southdowns Manor, combining modern décor and all of the amenities you’d expect without losing the traditional elements that make the house a home away from home.

Each room has its own unique personality and tells a story. Yours begins here, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful house.

Exclusive use on your wedding date

Southdowns Manor specialises in last-minute weddings, and we go out of our way to give you the best possible experience, even on short notice.

We’ll give you exclusive use of our wedding venue, including the bridal suite and changing rooms, for a half day or whole day, depending on your needs.

You and your guests can celebrate, enjoying complete privacy as our dedicated team serve drinks and make your day extra special.

Luxurious rooms

After the party, we welcome the newly married couple to spend the night in our gorgeous honeymoon suite, with a four-poster bed, freestanding bath, walk-in shower and the best views our manor house offers.

With two lavish guest suites for your closest family and 12 further uniquely decorated rooms, your friends and family will love staying at Southdowns Manor.

Southdowns Manor is one of the UK’s most-awarded wedding venues

We’re so proud of what we’ve achieved in the last few years, and our numerous awards show our commitment to giving each guest amazing last-minute weddings. With us, you get to enjoy the perfect day and make every moment unforgettable.


Planning your last-minute wedding

Just because your wedding is last minute, it doesn’t mean it can’t be everything you’ve dreamed of for years. When you book your wedding at Southdowns Manor, you can rest assured that we’ll still bring your vision to life.

With a team of expert wedding planners supporting you, we’ll help you plan every detail of your special day, ensuring it’s exactly as you want.

Support with the boring stuff

Our fully licensed wedding planners will help you with the paperwork and license. You have to give notice 28 days before you get married and provide documents to confirm your identity.

Your wedding coordinator will talk you through the documents required and help you get everything done so you can focus on planning your special day.

We’ll also help you secure accommodation for other guests, so you won’t need to worry about a thing.

Choosing your ceremony room

Many venues with late availability give you little choice over your ceremony, but we have indoor and outdoor options. Share your vows in a tasteful indoor ceremony room, or head outside and enjoy the stunning surroundings of the park.

Outdoor weddings are perfect for Spring and Summer; there’s nothing like sharing your vows in the sunshine, with birds chirping. Many of our guests also choose to have their photographer take pictures in the manicured garden because of its stunning backdrop.

Customise your special day

Our wedding packages are fully customisable, and you can save money using our local suppliers. From florists to cake makers, our suppliers lower your carbon footprint and enable you to celebrate your day your way.

We’ll also help you choose your table linen, chair sashes, and decorations. With us, last-minute weddings can still be unique to your personality.

The celebration

Drinks and food are included in our last-minute weddings and prepared by expert chefs. Choose between various sumptuous dishes, including rustic wedding breakfasts, sit-down meals and customisable buffets.

Guests can enjoy our new pizza buffet, perfect for a relaxed wedding and always a favourite with younger guests.

Whether you choose to dance the night away or enjoy a more relaxed celebration, you can have the perfect wedding at Southdowns Manor.

Join our other happy guests, who made Southdowns Manor their happy ever after

As an award-winning wedding venue, we specialise in hosting late-minute celebrations and ensure each guest has a fantastic time. Don’t just take our word for it because we’ve helped hundreds of happy couples enjoy dream last-minute weddings.

It’s such a beautiful venue – Peter Allan Jones 

“Lia, our planner, was outstanding from start to finish. Her expertise really proved to be invaluable not just in the lead-up to the wedding but on the day itself. It’s such a beautiful venue, and I can’t think of anything additional that could have been done.”

It is beautiful inside and out – Claire & Ashley 

“Southdowns Manor was the perfect place to have our special day! It is beautiful inside and out, and we were extremely happy with everything, from the food to the staff. The staff, from the start of planning right up until we left the morning after, were all amazing. Becky was fantastic in making sure our day went smoothly, and everything was how it should be, including checking in with us throughout the day with how things were going, as well as while getting ready at the beginning. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to assist us on our day. We will never forget this wonderful experience and all the people who helped make it such a special and wonderful day. Thank you all so much.”

Book a tour of Southdowns Manor today

If you’d like to make our stunning venue yours for the day, please feel free to contact our friendly team. We’ll discuss your preferred wedding dates and talk you through our last-minute deals.

You can also book an in-person tour or take advantage of a virtual tour with one of our wedding coordinators.

With so much to offer, we’re confident you’ll love the magic of Southdowns Manor and look forward to hosting your wedding.

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