Relaxed Weddings at Southdowns Manor
Relaxed Weddings Venue
For the couples that just want to say 'I do'.
Weddings start an exciting journey where two people commit to love each other for the rest of their lives. For some, throwing a lavish party is part of the wedding experience.
But what if you just want to share your vows in front of your loved ones and have a small celebration?
At Southdowns Manor, you can have your wedding your way – without any hassles that come with planning a celebration. Our relaxed wedding package gives you everything you need to have a wonderful – stress-free – day.
Southdowns Manor is an expansive indoor and outdoor wedding venue
We're situated in the South Downs National Park, just a stone's throw away from the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex borders. Our enviable location certainly creates an impression, and it's a beautiful place for a private wedding with an intimate and relaxed feel.
Rolling countryside surrounds every corner of our manor house, creating a private oasis of tranquillity. Guests can take photographs in the expertly manicured gardens and enjoy a relaxed style wedding relax in complete privacy.
Many of our guests love an outdoor wedding because they can appreciate the abundant nature that graces our location, including butterflies, owls and deer. We also offer a lavish indoor ceremony room and can adapt the setting to your requirements on the day.
Nature lovers travel far and wide to catch a glimpse of the unique birds and bats that grace our land or to hike in the lush countryside that feels so far away from busy city life.
Now, you and your guests can make Southdowns Manor your own for a day - or the whole weekend. Celebrate with a casual wedding that's all about you.
Relaxed Wedding Package - Based on 60-day guests FROM £8,500.00 incl. Vat
Our relaxed wedding package is for couples who want a laid-back style celebration. It has everything you need, including excellent food, plenty of drinks and exclusive use of our reception room to enjoy time with your loved ones.
The package includes:
- Exclusive use of our stunning manor house and the grounds.
- Full access to the changing room from 10 am.
- A wedding and events manager to assist with planning your special day.
- Choose between a cream or red aisle carpet
- Enjoy a Pimm's or bottle of lager after the ceremony.
- A hog roast wedding breakfast with all of the trimmings.
- Afternoon Canapés served as a buffet.
- A glass of bubbles for each guest during the speeches.
- An easel for your table plan.
- Crystal centrepieces for table decorations.
- All table crockery, linen, glassware and cutlery.
- A white ladder to set the scene and a white post box for well-wishers.
- Pizza evening buffet.
-Dedicated waiting and bar staff.
- PA System.
- Use of our luxurious honeymoon suite, with a full English breakfast the next morning.
Your relaxed wedding day at a glance
When you get married at Southdowns Manor, you don’t just get to enjoy our idyllic setting; you get an entire experience. Our team of experts will work with you to plan a wonderful day that truly represents the love you share.
With the support of your wedding and events planner, you can decide whether you’d like to share your vows in our beautiful ceremony room or walk down the aisle in a romantic outdoor setting.
The relaxed package offers everything you need to enjoy your special day, and we never forget those small touches that make the most significant difference.
Exclusive use of the manor house
The first thing you’ll notice about Southdowns Manor is its curb appeal. The expansive building is surrounded by greenery and manicured lawns to highlight the traditional features that make Southdowns unique.
Inside, we preserve the rustic appeal of our house while adding contemporary elements that turn it into one of the most popular South Downs locations to stay in.
Luxury is guaranteed here, and the relaxed wedding package also comes with our honeymoon suite. With a four-poster bed, walk-in shower and a circular bath, it’s the perfect place to relax after your wedding.
Your closest friends and family can also take advantage of our accommodation, with two luxury guest suites and a range of rooms that each have their personality.
If you’re hosting a large celebration, your wedding planner will be able to suggest convenient hotels for other guests. We’re in such a popular location, so there will be plenty of places to stay nearby.
Enjoy an intimate wedding ceremony
On the big day, you’ll have exclusive use of our changing rooms while our wedding planning team puts the finishing touches on your ceremony. As an indoor and outdoor wedding venue, we offer a flexible service.
If it rains on the day, we can quickly move the wedding inside at the last notice, so there’s absolutely nothing for you to worry about.
When you walk down the aisle and share your vows, the entire ceremony will be between you and your guests – in complete privacy.
Once you share your vows and become joined together, we’ll serve your wedding guests a bottle of lager or glass of Pimm’s during the drinks reception, and you can take photographs.
A hearty wedding breakfast
We go all out with our wedding breakfast, offering an impressive hog roast cooked to perfection by our expert chefs. You and your guests can enjoy all of the trimmings you’d expect from a traditional wedding breakfast.
Share special moments with all your guests
The wedding reception is a perfect time for speeches, and a PA system comes with all of our relaxed weddings. During the speeches, each adult guest will get a glass of bubbly so they can raise their glass to you, and we also serve buffet-style Canapés.
Quieter guests don’t get left out at Southdowns Manor; everyone can share their congratulations by adding a message to the white post box.
It’s one of those small personal touches that creates a truly special moment. Many of our couples love sitting and reading the messages the following day.
Keep it casual with a pizza buffet feast
A relaxed wedding is ideal for people who don’t want a formal sit-down meal because we offer an evening pizza buffet for your guests. The evening is yours, and some people prefer having conversations with their guests with some background music.
However, we have an in-house DJ who will spin your favourite records all night. The service comes at a small extra cost but is worth it if you want to have fun.
The morning after
Once the celebrations are over and you retire to your honeymoon suite for the night, you’ll wake up to a hearty English breakfast. It’s the perfect time to read your messages, discuss the evening with your closest friends and family, and prepare for your honeymoon.
Why so many couples choose our wedding venue
At Southdowns Manor, we don’t settle for just OK. Having a beautiful venue is one thing, but creating a magical experience for each guest is another.
Our team specialise in offering customised weddings that take a wedding day and turn it into a unique celebration that summarises your love story.
We know that each personal touch matters and guarantee a wonderful experience for every couple.
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A genuinely modern wedding venue for everyone
We’re an open wedding venue for all couples. Whether you’re a same-sex couple or want to celebrate a multi-cultural wedding, we’ll always make you feel at home.
There’s no need to feel uncomfortable at Southdowns Manor because we’ve helped a range of guests tie the knot. You – and your guests – will always receive a warm welcome. That’s a promise.
We’re always flexible with alternative wedding arrangements
For many people, Southdowns Manor is a dream wedding venue – but we completely understand that some couples want to share their vows at a place of worship.
Luckily, our location means there are plenty of alternative sites for your ceremony – including the marvellous St. George’s Church in Trotton. The Grade One listed church dates back to the 14th century, and it has many of its original features.
Your wedding planner can help you to make arrangements. Once you finish the ceremony, you can head to our unique wedding venue for the celebrations.
Your wedding day is the start of a new beginning, and we help you to celebrate that by planting a tree for each wedding we host. It’s the perfect way to leave your mark on the occasion and a significant part of our commitment to preserving the environment.
We also use local suppliers to minimise our carbon footprint and operate as a responsible venue. When you choose Southdowns Manor, you get to appreciate the most vibrant flowers and fresh seasonal vegetables from local sources.
Share your vows at one of the UK's most unique wedding venues
With so much to offer in terms of natural beauty, we’re confident you’ll love our wedding venue. We invite guests to take a tour of the venue so that you can picture every moment of your day, and we’re also available to answer any questions.
Your wedding should be the most meaningful event of your life, and we offer a truly intimate setting where you and your wedding guests can celebrate your love.