Southdowns Manor have absolutely knocked it out the park since their outside refurbishment in Spring 2018. Their outside ceremony setup is stunning.
The white gazebo that couples get married in is just lovely both inside and out.
The decor of the bridal suite has always been stunning...
...and its hot-tub in the ensuite bathroom has always attracted much attention.
Much like Southdowns' iconic white framed pergola on the front lawn.
It's absolutely wonderful for romantic portraits. To our knowledge, Southdowns Manor is the only wedding venue with a pergola like this.
We have had a bride who booked Southdowns Manor for her Winter wedding specifically because of this pergola but sadly it rained all day and she could not get out there for photographs. To make her day complete, we all dashed out in the rain with her to get this photograph. It has pride of place as a double page spread in her wedding album.
The Southdowns Manor white pergola looks stunning in sunshine, cloud as well as in the rain at night.
They also have a lovely sweet-heart seat in the same style as the white pergola which makes for a different feel of romantic portrait but still with the distinctive Southdowns Manor style.
From the front lawn, there is wonderful access to the western sky. Perfect for evening romantic portraits...
...even with a cloudy sky.
In the Spring there are some fabulous blossom-backdrop opportunities only yards from the bar!
The outside of Southdowns Manor is lovely but there are some wonderful and distinctive opportunities for romantic portraits inside as well.
The dance floor and bar area is fabulous. There is tons of room for a couple to do their First Dance on the dance floor and there still be room for photographers to get amazing photographs from an unobtrusive distance.
We have always liked photographing weddings at Southdowns Manor but since their Spring refurbishment of their outside ceremony area, we love it even more.
If you are looking for a wedding venue with a stunning outside-ceremony option that has an excellent indoor-ceremony alternative, Southdowns Manor may well be worth your consideration.
by Jacqui and Steve
(who occasionally venture across the border into West Sussex
to visit nice venues like Southdowns)