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Southdowns Manor

Southdowns Manor

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Southdowns Manor

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  • All-inclusive wedding venue in Hampshire
  • Elegant Victorian country house in Trotton
  • Available on an exclusive-hire basis
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies indoors
  • Lovely gazebo for an outdoor ceremony
  • A range of suites to choose from
  • Delicious, versatile in-house cuisine
  • Honeymoon suite and 14 deluxe bedrooms
  • Stunning starlit ceiling in the Banqueting Suite
  • Exclusive use of the venue for your wedding

Southdowns Manor is a delightful and exclusive wedding venue in Trotton, Hampshire. With its impressive décor and charming function rooms, and a splendid landscaped terrace spilling out onto the South Downs National Park, this late Victorian country house wedding venue exudes elegance, seclusion and charm.

Both intimate gatherings and much larger celebrations can be accommodated at Southdowns Manor. With a variety of rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and able to host reception parties, the house is exclusively yours, for you to use as you wish. One of the wedding-licensed areas is the delightful outdoor gazebo, perfect for a romantic al fresco ceremony in warmer weather.


Southdowns Manor is an unspoiled historic house, constructed near the end of the 19th century by Hon John Hervis Carnegie, who was the High Sheriff of Sussex in 1862 and the third son of the 7th Earl of Northesk. His initials can still be seen today on a stone boundary post, left of the Southdowns Manor entrance.

Southdowns Manor was then sold around 1895, which saw the construction of the top floor and the water tower, and was for a while the home of Rudolf Blind, a German artist. It was then run as an independent school, and during the war it was a billet for The Royal Canadian Air Force. It was purchased by the Tabor Group in 2013, and has since been a luxurious wedding venue.



Ideally placed for romantic outdoor weddings, the gazebo can accommodate up to 120 guests for a lovely al fresco ceremony.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests

Sussex Room

This elegantly furnished room is ideal for a drinks reception. It boasts an open fire and a fully-stocked bar and has panoramic views out across the impressive Southdowns Manor grounds.

Drinks Reception Capacity - 40 Guests


This bright, airy room also offers lovely views over the grounds. It is perfect for an intimate, family-centred wedding celebration.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 40 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 30 Guests

Banqueting Suite

Beneath its delightful twinkling ceiling, your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception party can all be enjoyed here.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 120 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests


The Southdowns Manor team of chefs are experts at creating delicious cuisine, from canapés and formal wedding breakfasts to evening hog-roasts and barbecues. They offer a range of set menus, but are happy to concoct a bespoke meal if preferred, with children's options. Wines and champagnes are provided.


A preparation facility for the bridal party is available from 10:30 on the morning of the wedding, and contains a large dressing room, a fully-equipped luxury bathroom and a full-length mirror.

The Honeymoon Suite is available for the bride and groom's wedding night. Set in blissful seclusion, this luxury four-poster bedroom is ideal for newlyweds' first night as a married couple. In addition, Southdowns Manor boasts 14 uniquely-designed ensuite guest rooms for family and friends to spend the night.

Special Offers

March Special Offer

Book your wedding this month to receive £1000 off all dates in March 2021. That's more to spend on everything else to make your perfect day!

Cosy Autumn Weddings

Southdowns Manor specialises is two day weddings, where you can relax and celebrate with friends and family. There are still three dates available this year for you to take on your own two day wedding. Contact the team to book:

  • Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October 2020
  • Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020
  • Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October 2020

To contact this venue, simply use the details listed below and to the right.

Southdowns Manor
Dumpford Lane
GU31 5JN
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