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Modern Weddings at Southdowns Manor

Modern Weddings in West Sussex

Say 'I Do' at one of the most stunning and customisable wedding venues in the UK.

That special day where you take an exciting leap into a new life should be something you always remember.

Weddings are a celebration of love and a promise two people share, guaranteeing one another that no matter what life throws at them, they’ll walk through it together.

To truly enjoy your special day, you should have a wedding venue that makes every single moment a magical one.

Southdowns Manor is one of the UK’s most popular contemporary wedding venues, offering the perfect backdrop for couples to cement their love.


A contemporary wedding venue for the couple that deserves it all

Contemporary weddings are about convenience and flexibility, catering to busy couples’ needs – and we definitely raise the bar when it comes to our stunning venue.

Nestled in the beautiful backdrop of the South Downs National Park, the manor house sits in acres of rolling countryside.

The enviable serenity truly makes our venue unique, and the only noises you’ll hear are the chirping birds and fluttering butterfly wings.

Convenient location

Our country house is highly accessible, as the South Downs National Park borders Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey, making it perfect for your guests.

Unparalleled beauty

If you’re looking for the perfect setting to celebrate your love, we’re confident you’ll love our country house. The manicured gardens will bring your wedding photos to life, but let’s not forget that you have the whole national park to roam.

Whether it’s a romantic hike with your spouse to be or enjoying a British honeymoon in the heart of our national park, you won’t be disappointed with the rugged landscape and winding forests that transport you to another world.

Appreciate wildlife in its most natural form

Another reason the South Downs National Park is such a popular place to visit is the wildlife that calls it home. You’ll find all the traditional animals here, including deer, birds and butterflies, but we’re lucky enough to house some endangered species.

People travel far and wide to see the mouse-eared bat and barbastelle bats.


Celebrate your love at our modern wedding venue

Couples can celebrate their love their way at Southdowns Manor, and there are plenty of opportunities to put your stamp on our venue.

Whether you want an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family or are planning a fun-filled celebration, we can accommodate your needs.

The perfect combination of rustic charm and contemporary appeal

While some people think that modern wedding venues in the UK lack the charm associated with the traditional wedding, they couldn’t be more wrong. The UK is full of rustic buildings that offer a combination of traditional appeal on the outside but modern design inside.

Our manor house is a quintessential country building, oozing character and charm – but when you step inside, you’ll notice a streamlined modern design.

Each room has its own personality, and you’ll notice the time and effort that went into creating a welcoming yet modern wedding venue with clean lines and minimalistic features.

Full use of our hotel and its beautiful rooms

No wedding would be complete without the amenities you’d expect from a contemporary venue. Some guests choose to get married in our wedding ceremony room, which is tastefully decorated in a manner that complements the occasion but takes nothing away from the bride.

The option is there for an outside wedding, too, weather permitting. You can then enjoy dining and dancing in the lavish ceremony room before retiring to the honeymoon suite.

Honeymoon suite

Imagine retiring to your honeymoon suite after an evening of dancing and celebrating. You want it to be peaceful, calm and luxurious. That’s what you get at Southdowns Manor.

The room features a four-poster bed, a walk-in shower and a free-standing bath. Better still, it’s in prime position so that you can appreciate natural light flooding into the room.

Guest rooms

No dream wedding would be complete without the opportunity to spend quality time with your closest friends and family. Southdowns Manor has 14 guest rooms, including the honeymoon suite, and each has a distinct theme.

The two luxury suites are ideal for parents, while the other rooms have ensuites and contemporary decor. We can also help you find accommodation for your other guests, as there are plenty of hotels in the area.

Flexible ceremonies and receptions

As a modern venue, we go out of our way to accommodate your needs and aim always to be flexible.

Intimate weddings come to life in our ceremony room, which is customisable to your needs. You can also choose outdoor ceremonies to take advantage of our house’s beautiful scenery.

What makes Southdowns Manor remarkable is its ability to merge seamlessly with the outdoors. It can be the perfect modern wedding venue for you, and with our team on your side, anything is possible.

Decadent cuisine

No contemporary wedding venue would be complete without an expansive menu that suits all dietary needs. Our chefs deliver various food choices, including Chinese and Indian menu options.

You can also choose traditional British fayre or keep it simple with an evening pizza buffet. We aim to provide delicious food for everyone, and know that it’s a massive part of the celebration, so you’ll never have to worry about your guests not being happy.


Our modern hotel wedding venue has everything you need to make your daily truly special:

Wedding planning available

Planning a wedding is no easy feat, and it’s only natural for some couples to feel stressed before the big day. We aim to make everything that little bit easier for you and specialise in wedding planning.

Your dedicated coordinator will help you plan every single detail of your day, from the ceremony to the evening reception. We can also help you find accommodation for the extended wedding party so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

A memorable space for all couples

Every couple deserves to celebrate their wedding day in the perfect venue, and Southdowns Manor truly is for everyone. We don’t discriminate and welcome same-sex couples, multi-cultural couples and anyone who wants to get married.

Rest assured that our home will become yours for the day, and we make sure every couple feels welcome.

Church weddings available

Most modern venues offer civil ceremonies, but some couples feel like they can’t have a church wedding and enjoy a contemporary wedding venue. We make it easy for you by helping our guests book their ceremony at the beautiful St George’s Church in Trotton.

The Grade I listed building has everything you could want, including historic charm for you to exchange vows and celebrate your love.

We can also help Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and couples of other faiths find the most convenient place of worship for their wedding.

Choose from our range of wedding packages

Weddings are special days, but they can also be a real headache to plan. Our guests can take advantage of convenient wedding packages that give you everything you need to have a wonderful celebration.

Whether that’s a relaxed celebration with close family and friends, a rustic country-style wedding or a luxurious party with a live DJ and romantic lighting, there truly is something for everyone.

Our bespoke wedding packages start at £10,000 for 60 guests and include all cuisine, wedding breakfast reception drinks, full use of the function room and bridal suite and extras to make your day extra special.


Our modern wedding venue is one of the most awarded in the United Kingdom

Our historical venue is a top choice for many couples, and we’re proud to say that we’ve received numerous awards. So, if you’re wondering why you should choose us over other event spaces, here’s what we feel makes us truly stand out.

An excellent setting for your ceremony and wedding reception

When it comes to setting the mood, Southdowns immediately draws attention, with its awe-inspiring exterior giving way to a welcoming, ultra-stylish interior.

Our onsite accommodation allows you to switch off and enjoy peace and quiet while waiting for your ceremony, but there’s also plenty to keep you and your guest entertained.

We go out of our way to create a peaceful and tranquil setting that takes you away from the stresses of daily life and lets you focus on the only thing that matters; sharing your vows.

We work with local suppliers

When you appreciate nature and wildlife daily, you want to protect them. Every action has a consequence, and we minimise our actions so that future generations can visit where it all began.

If you’d like to help us keep Southdowns Manor green, lush and beautiful, we have our own suppliers that are local to the area. You can source the freshest flowers and get a custom wedding cake from local businesses to make your day more unique.

Our chefs use seasonal ingredients from local farms, and you can genuinely taste the freshness with every bite of food.

Furthermore, we also plant a tree for every wedding we host, so when you share those vows, you leave a little part of the day with us.

Our team always goes the extra mile

As a modern wedding venue, we specialise in making your day unique to you. We know our success lies in our ability to create a memorable experience for each couple, and we always go out of our way.

Whether you’re looking for a wedding planner to help you make the most of our event space or have special requests such as bringing in your own caterers, you won’t find a more accommodating venue.

Enquire about our wedding venue today

If you’d like to see Southdowns Manor for yourself, please feel free to book a tour or contact us with any questions. We guarantee that our venue will serve as the perfect place to share your vows and go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.

Get in touch today, and we’ll help you plan a day you’ll never forget.

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