Winter Weddings at Southdowns Manor
Winter Weddings in West Sussex
Tucked away in the middle of South Downs National Park, Southdowns Manor offers luxurious winter weddings set among the golden countryside hills.
Built in the 19th century, Southdowns Manor is home to a lot of history, making it one of the more elegant winter wedding venues in the area.
The beautiful bay windows have withstood the test of time and the luscious gardens are perfectly crystallized when covered in a crunchy layer of winter frost – making your wedding photos a truly magical experience.
Share your special day with up to 150 guests, making full use of the reception rooms and the Banqueting Suite – which has its own bar and dance floor. Make sure you and your loved ones have a comfy place to sleep after the celebrations in the incredible Honeymoon Suite and our 14 gorgeous guest rooms.
Let us host the winter wedding of your dreams, and plan your day to perfection.
Why Choose A Winter Wedding?
There is something truly magical about winter – be it the snow-covered lawns at our beautiful wedding venues, the promise of a crackling fire casting a romantic glow amid a ceiling of fairy lights, or the heady aromas of hot chocolate, mulled wine and warm comforting food causing guests to linger a little longer.
-Bring Out Your Bold Personality
While summer calls for bright pastel tones, deep reds, burnt oranges, and rich plums can be enhanced with a touch of sparkle for a dramatic winter wedding day.
The winter weddings Sussex sees are resplendent in their sparkle and use of warm, jewel-toned colours - to contrast a snowy backdrop, there is no need to shy away from bold colours and decor. Southdowns Manor wedding venue is the perfect blank canvas for your winter wonderland ideas.
-Weather To Enhance The Warmth In Your Heart
Brisk winter sunshine, sparkling snow under the night sky, and our beautiful parkland encased in delicate crystals - is there anything more perfect to make you truly feel the love on your wedding day?
The winter weather might be frightfully cold, but you can warm your guests with bespoke winter drinks, like a hot chocolate station with marshmallows and other tasty toppings, mulled wine by the barrelful, and spiked cider to warm the cockles of their hearts, along with champagne of course! Southdowns Manor also provides sumptuous, hearty meals at our wedding venue, perfect for sharing the love at a winter wedding.
-Go Glamorous With Your Wedding Dress
Our winter wedding venues ooze charm, elegance, and glamour - especially in winter. One of the reasons why a winter wedding is ideal is because you can go all out with glamour when it comes to your wedding dress.
Lots of sparkles, velvet shawls, and stylish faux fur jackets are the perfect accompaniments to keep brides warm and enhance the elegance of wedding dresses. For the groom, velvet wedding suits in warm colours paired with a matching cravat will transform you into the dream winter prince.
-Fantastic Photograph Opportunities
Southdowns Manor has an absolutely stunning wedding venue all year round, but during winter in West Sussex, it becomes truly spectacular. Our windows overlook a perfectly manicured garden, that will be blanketed in glittering frost on your big day.
Imagine the crisp winter sunshine highlighting and catching the light of every sequin on your dress for a truly breathtaking end result. Bold colour choices with glittering fairy lights in our perfect wedding venue will make for dramatic, ever-lasting memories that you can return to every year.
Simply Sublime South Downs
The South Downs National Park is a truly unique setting for your winter wedding and our beautiful venue. It provides an idyllic backdrop no matter what the season, full of flowers and greenery during spring and enchantingly snow-laden during winter.
From grassy-topped hills to woodlands, and lowland pastures South Downs is the perfect place for wonderful wedding venues such as ours.
The sheer abundance of trees makes South Downs one of the best winter wedding venues, as the changing foliage will make for a beautiful backdrop. These trees are also home to unique animals – the grey partridge, barbastelle bat, and silver-studded blue butterfly to name but a few.
For added whimsy and romanticism, thanks to the colourful wildflowers that bloom in the park, you will find 30 different species of butterfly on the wing – what a pretty picture that would make on your wedding day!
Southdowns Manor - Winter Wedding Perfection
Winter wedding venues should have that little something extra as soon as you arrive – a joie de vivre that summer wedding venues can often lack.
Our beautifully refurbished, prestigious West Sussex wedding venue will meet and exceed the wedding ideas you have had since you first understood the meaning behind the big white dresses.
Our dining room and great hall both offer an intimate atmosphere, retained their original charm and character while offering modern comforts. You will also have exclusive use of all venues on your big day and evening reception.
Our flexibility is any bride’s dream, as we can create a romantic haven for smaller weddings and a fantastic soiree for a large crowd for those with lots of family and friends. We also offer the option of both religious and civil ceremonies, to ensure all your needs are met at Southdowns Manor.
So, when winter transforms the leaves from green to golden, speak to Southdowns Manor for all your winter wedding ceremony needs. See a virtual tour here, or book an appointment for an open day below.