Newness and LocationA relatively new venue, located in Petersfield, Southdowns Manor is easily accessible from London and the South Coast. Southdowns Manor is nestled neatly in the South Downs with stunning views across the countryside. This venue has ROOMS, which ticks many boxes for brides who want their guests to stay overnight. (Consequently, I was asked to photograph all the rooms for the Manor and the shots can be found here.)
Feel of Southdowns ManorThe look of the venue is similar to that of an American, old plantation manor hidden in the Deep South. There is an amazing SUITE for BRIDAL PREP. An article on what to do on the morning of your wedding is here, which you may find interesting reading. An “orange themed” wedding I photographed in Summer is highlighted here.
Wedding Photography at Southdowns ManorFor a photographer, the house allows for a wide variety of shots across the different accommodations, catering for both intimate and larger weddings plus gorgeous views from a beautifully landscaped terrace. The Manor is a relaxed and romantic venue for couples looking for a home from home venue. One stunning feature is the new licensed pergola on the terrace for outdoor weddings.
Incredible Deals and Offers for Wedding Packages at Southdowns ManorBelow is just an example of the amazing deals you can get at The Manor. They are relatively new and have hotel rooms. Most packages come with 2 days, which means you can spend time relaxing before the big day. Your guests arrive on the day and have breakfast on the next at the Manor with the bride and groom. This extends the party time for one more day. Also, they have managed to include things like table centerpieces and chair bows in different colours, the DJ. There is an amazing deal for ME at £500 for mini-wedding coverage from Prep to Breakfast (e.g. 11 am to 4 pm sit down), for the Winter of 2018/19. Indeed, I am a recommended supplier at Southdowns; others can be found here. Southdowns Manor is a beautiful country house and hotel set within the South Downs National Park. This 19thCentury property oozes the elegance and charm that many couples look for in the perfect wedding venue. Our tranquil gardens, rural backdrop and wisteria walkways also provide the quintessential English setting. We think you’ll agree, Southdowns Manor is one of the most picturesque wedding venues in England. So, you can guarantee a stunning collection of wedding photography here. Its excellent range of wedding packages, sensational dining and private, home-from-home feel make our property a popular place to get married. Bordering Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex, you will find us in between the attractive market towns of Petersfield and Midhurst. It feels blissfully secluded, yet is surprisingly, very accessible. Especially for wedding guests travelling from Southampton, Guildford or London. The venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and can cater for weddings of all sizes, from small, intimate weddings to larger weddings of up to 150 guests. The Banqueting Suite is an excellent choice for larger wedding breakfasts and is furnished with white silk drapes, wooden flooring and ceiling fairy lights. It can also be decorated to suit your individual tastes. We have a variety of places to hold an indoor wedding ceremony here. However, if you are hoping for an outdoor wedding, our romantic gazebo is perfect for this. Alternatively, church weddings can be held in the Grade I listed St George’s Church in nearby Trotten. We can then host your special wedding reception on your return from the church. There are 14 luxurious ensuite bedrooms available for wedding guests at Southdowns Manor. We also have a stunning honeymoon suite and collection of elegant reception rooms for you to choose from.
- Sussex Room – This informal area is licenced for ceremonies and can accommodate up to 40 guests. It boasts full bar facilities and is the ideal location for serving canapés and reception drinks.
- Conservatory – Our light and airy conservatory can be used for a variety of purposes. It is perfect for small and romantic weddings and is licenced for ceremonies of up to 40 guests.
- Banqueting Suite – The Banqueting Suite can comfortably accommodate 120 people for dining. It is licenced for larger ceremonies of up to 150 guests and its starlight ceiling provides an elegant setting throughout your wedding day.