We fell in love with Southdowns Manor when we first came to view the venue. We were greeted by Natalie who was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The booking process was easy and throughout the planning process we were given many different options to enhance our wedding day. There was a slight delay in communication with the planning team initially, but this was soon resolved and communication was great since!
On the week of the wedding, coronavirus really affected our day and we were not even sure that the wedding would still go ahead. We phoned frequently and was given detailed up to date information, to keep us informed about the situation.
On the day of the wedding, Southdowns Manor went above and beyond to make us feel special throughout the day. There were really lovely touches to the day such as a swan pudding and a personalised cake knife! The venue looked stunning and was exactly how we had wanted the day to be! The food was delicious, we had many guests complementing the sticky toffee pudding.
Overall was a dream come true! Josh & Tasha Merritt 20/03/2020
We visited Southdowns Manor on a whim as it was a bit out of our location preference however as soon as we pulled up to the venue we fell in love. Jenny who helped us with our enquiry was so helpful and we ended up booking a date that was 6 months later, again this was not in our original plan but was the best thing we ever did! Kate then became our wedding planner and we could not fault her in the slightest. I had an issue with one vendor and she was brilliant in helping me sort it amongst any other issues I had, even helping me decide whether to take the risk and hold the wedding outside as the weather was very 50/50. We originally booked this manor because we wanted to get married outside so we are so glad the weather held out. I used many suppliers from their recommended book and these were fab, so glad they have this available considering I am not from the area. The rooms were beautiful. the honeymoon suit is everything you could want and more to wake up in. These were available on the morning of the wedding which was an added bonus so our guest staying could freshen up beforehand. All the little touches Southdowns add do not go unnoticed either (which I won't mention in case this gets published and it ruins the surprise for other couples getting married here) Thank you all so much for hosting the best day of our lives, I would do it every day for the rest of my life if I could. Look forward to coming back one day for one of your dinner evenings!
Everything from receiving the brochure for the first time, to our initial first meeting , booking and planning meetings, has run smoothly and to perfection. From our Wedding Planner Kate and initial meeting with Natalie we ended up with the perfect wedding which we will remember always with great fondness. The catering team, events team, housekeeping team were all fantastic, friendly and helpful. We would thoroughly recommend anyone to get married here. Winter or Summer, it really doesn't matter, you will get the wedding you've always dreamed of. Many thanks to all at Southdowns Manor. Rhian & Matthew Barnard 29/02/2020
We loved every second of our big day and couldn't have done it without Kate, our wedding planner at Southdowns Manor! She ensured that the day ran smoothly and it was such a relief knowing that she had everything in hand. We're so grateful to all the staff at Southdowns Manor who were so friendly, professional and so efficient and the attention to detail was incredible. Thank you all for ensuring our day was as magical as we dreamed it would be! Ellie Macmillan
Absolutely amazing day, couldn’t of asked for anything better, all the staff were so helpful, the venue was set up beautifully! Considering the short time frame for planning, everything was perfect. Our guests couldn’t compliment the food enough too! Lia was so helpful in answering any questions and was always there when needed! Thank you so much! Ella
Absolutely amazing day, couldn’t of asked for anything better, all the staff were so helpful, the venue was set up beautifully! Considering the short time frame for planning, everything was perfect. Our guests couldn’t compliment the food enough too! Lia was so helpful in answering any questions and was always there when needed! Thank you so much! Ella 23/02/2020
Wow, where do I being. We had the best day ever, everything was just perfect, nothing was to much trouble. The food was amazing! All the little things like a bubble bath ran for us, slice of wedding cake and bottle of champagne waiting for us when we returned to our honeymoon suit. We’re just few of the wonderful gestures that made it that big more special for us. So a massive thank you to Lia and all the other members of staff at Southdowns that made our wedding a day to remember. Charlotte & Nathon 02/02/2020
We fell in love with Southdowns from the very first visit, we decided to not even bother looking at other venues. From day one and throughout, we never once felt like customers but just part of the family. The whole team are passionate, loving and dedicated and our wedding planner - Kate - went above and beyond (which in itself is a massive understatement). Kate was somehow at every single moment throughout the day - helping with hair, rearranging rooms, entertaining both the bride and groom (and even keeping an eye on flower girls running riot!) and prepping guests - and even our families commented on how she just seamlessly brought moments together. Our wedding morning was the most relaxing and stress free morning we’ve ever had! The team on the day worked in perfect synchronisation to the point you’d think it was mechanical if not for the individualisation and personable team. Food wise, they could probably pass for a Michelin restaurant without needing to be a wedding venue - we still crave the pork belly again to this day! Choosing Southdowns was our second best decision, only coming after our decision to get married. We’ll never be able to thank them all enough - we almost wish we were doing it all again! Abi Summers 01/12/2019
I am getting married here in 5 months time and I cannot wait. The team at southdowns Manor have worked with me and my budget to allow me to have the wedding of my dreams. They have been available whenever I have emailed or called regarding any questions. I fell in love with Southdowns Manor from the moment I arrived and lived it even more when I met the wonderful staff!