Summer Weddings at Southdowns Manor
Summer Wedding Venue
Celebrate summer and exchange your vows at our countryside paradise
At Southdowns Manor, we specialise in making your big day unforgettable. Our beautiful location in the heart of South Downs National Park is full of lush rolling hills and majestic trees that block out the rest of the world.
Whether you have an outdoor ceremony and reception, or you choose to celebrate in our luxury manor, we guarantee your wedding will be all about you.
Step away from busy city life and share your special day with your loved ones in the privacy of our lavish venue, located on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.
Our stunning country house becomes yours for a day
We believe that everyone should be able to celebrate their big day with no interruptions. When you choose Southdowns Manor, you get exclusive use of our wedding venue. Hire the manor house for a full day, or just the evening, and enjoy everything it offers.
With 14 guest rooms and a honeymoon suite, you can share the morning after your wedding with family and friends and enjoy a hearty wedding breakfast.
The honeymoon suite is decorated to perfection, with a four-poster bed and beautiful countryside views. You can also take advantage of the huge circular bath and walk-in shower.
Guests that wish to stay in the area can use one of the many hotels available. We're happy to offer advice and recommend hotels so you can accommodate everyone.
Why are summer weddings so popular?
Summer is a favourite season for many, and in recent years the British weather has been very kind to us during the warmer months.
If you love the idea of an outdoor wedding, summer is the perfect season. The flowers are in full bloom, the skies are no longer grey, and the days are much longer.
Summer also offers people the opportunity to enjoy al fresco dining and celebrate long into the night.
But apart from being able to get married in the sunshine, setting your wedding date for June, July and August has many advantages.
- Experiment with vibrant colours
When it comes to wedding décor, summer is the perfect time to go bold. You can use bright colours and patterns that you might not be able to get away with at other times of the year. This will give your wedding a unique and fun look that your guests will love.
- Choose from a wider selection of flowers
If you're looking for specific flowers for your wedding, summer is the best time to get them. Many flowers are only in season during the summer months, so you'll choose from a more diverse selection, which is especially important if you're looking for local and seasonal blooms.
- You can enjoy our beautiful gardens
Winter is a beautiful time of year, but many of our wedding parties choose to get married in summer so they can experience our stunning landscaped gardens. Let's not forget that our wedding venue is situated in the South Downs National Park, so there's plenty to see.
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Enjoy your wedding exactly how you want it at our idyllic wedding venue
When it comes to outdoor spaces, it doesn’t get much better than South Downs National Park. With its romantic feel and incredible views, any happy couple will enjoy saying ‘I do’ in this setting.
We go out of our way to make sure you have your wedding exactly how you want it and offer lots of choices for ceremonies and wedding receptions.
Flexible ceremony choices
Perhaps the best thing about a summer wedding is the flexibility you have.
There’s no better way to celebrate your love than on our beautiful grounds. Walking down the aisle and exchanging your vows in the sunshine can be perfect with our cherry blossom package.
These elegant trees add a touch of luxury to your ceremony and symbolise the circle of life, so they’re the perfect choice for your new beginning.
Southdowns Manor is a flexible wedding venue, and we can accommodate indoor ceremonies too.
Our beautiful country house is a tasteful combination of traditional and contemporary decor, with plenty of room for wedding parties of up to 150 people.
Your wedding should be everything you want, and we go out of our way to offer a range of customisable choices – including helping to arrange your church wedding.
Enjoy a fun-filled outdoor reception
With the longer evenings and warm weather, summer is the perfect time to enjoy an outdoor reception. You can share reception drinks and conversations or dance the night away at an evening reception with your guests.
They love to dance package comes with a resident DJ, love lights and a delicious sweet cart, or you can add some sparkle to the evening with a photo booth or selfie mirror.
We offer more flexibility than other wedding venues and can accommodate quiet and understated wedding parties, as well as people who want to fill the dance floor and have a great time.
Dine-in style with our expansive menu
Our team of talented chefs certainly delivers when it comes to feeding your wedding party, and we go out of our way to ensure you can accommodate each guest’s dietary needs and preferences.
Choose traditional British fayre with our hearty roast dinners, or celebrate with your favourite Thai, Chinese, Mexican or Greek dining options.
We also offer special menus for children and vegetarian options.
- Selector buffet
Some wedding parties prefer to keep things casual, and a buffet lets you do just that.
With our selector buffet, you can choose eight food choices, including mini Italian rolls, filo tiger prawns, barbecue pork ribs, vegetable spring rolls and much more.
- Keep it simple
If you'd prefer to accommodate everyone and love the idea of a more relaxed wedding reception, our pizza buffet won't disappoint.
It's perfect for children and adults, and a sweet cart will make the perfect dessert choice.
Why choose Southdowns Manor over other summer wedding venues?
At Southdowns Manor, we specialise in making your wedding day everything you imagine – and more.
Our award-winning venue and its spectacular grounds immediately make you feel like you’re away from the stresses of the world as you enjoy the seasonal blooms that come to life during the spring months.
Yes, we’re lucky to host weddings in the perfect backdrop of the South Downs countryside, but our weddings offer so much more than merely aesthetic appeal.
- Our dedicated team of coordinators will make your dreams come true
You should have the wedding you dream of, and we'll always try to make that dream come to come.
Whether dining in a pretty gazebo or organising a multi-cultural ceremony, our team will work hard to exceed your expectations.
Think of Southdowns Manor as a blank canvas, ready for your creative input, and you'll see why so many consider it the perfect place to get married.
- We welcome any couple that wants to share their love
We're an inclusive wedding venue and regularly host guests from all cultures and backgrounds.
Whether you're entering into civil partnerships or combining your faiths to include the whole family, we can help.
There are no restrictions on who can get married at Southdowns Manor, and our open-minded staff will always welcome you with open arms.
- We're greener than most wedding venues
We're an environmentally friendly wedding venue and take our responsibility to the environment very seriously.
Our location in the South Downs National Park means we see the beautiful nature and wildlife up close - and do everything we can to preserve it.
For every wedding we host, we plant a tree to ensure that future generations enjoy the lush countryside and natural beauty of South Downs National Park.
As part of our commitment to ensuring sustainability, our menu consists of locally sourced dishes and the freshest vegetables.
We partner with local florists and other providers to reduce our carbon footprint and give you a truly authentic wedding experience.
Plan your outdoor wedding ceremony today
Summer is the best time to enjoy an outdoor wedding, and we’d love to host you at our country house.
If you’d like to discuss dates or arrange a tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to making your special day everything you want it to be.