£9000 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
88 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are now booking appointments for face to face showrounds, as well as still welcoming couples virtually - whatever you prefer! During your appointment we will be able to show you around all of our wedding spaces, check and hold for you available dates and of course answer any questions you might have too! To book in your appointment please do get in touch! Love the Wedding Team at South Lodge x
Nestled in the heart of the dramatic Sussex Downs, South Lodge is a picture perfect wedding venue for any civil wedding ceremony or wedding celebration whether it be intimate or a lavish affair!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
We do offer dry hire and prices do depend on day of the week and season. This is a great option for couples who require specific caterers.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Maximum Price

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Although our packages are based on a minimum of 30 guests, if you are looking for something more intimate we can create a bespoke package, just for you. All of our packages include tables, chairs, linen and table wear, as well as a cake stand and knife. If you do choose a package with an evening reception we also include a dancefloor and honeymoon suite for you.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Our packages are based on a minimum of 30 or 60 guests, but you can always add more!
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
South Lodge really is the perfect venue for all seasons. In spring we welcome a striking colourful display of rhododendrons. Our outdoor wedding pavilion offers the unique opportunity to marry with the beautiful backdrop of the South Downs in summer months. Set within the 93 acres of parkland, plenty of vibrant colours in the autumn set a theme for your wedding day, and candlelit ceremonies and roaring log fires add to the atmosphere of love and romance when there is a chill in the winter air. With an abundance of rooms to choose from, award-winning dining, bespoke service and a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who understands that it’s the little details that make all the difference, we're poised to plan everything to perfection. Just for you


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Tracy & Keith
Married in October 2020
December 2020
Thank you for an extraordinary, exceptional weddin
Thank you for an extraordinary, exceptional wedding. No words can express the professionalism, the warmth and kindness of all the staff. The impeccable attention to detail from all of you, We hadn’t need for any worry or concern, our every move was catered for. My family from Norwich we’re mesmerised by their rooms and could not believe for such a stunning venue, how friendly and warming all staff were. Often in first class venues, it can feel a little pretentious, but not South Lodge. The food was outstanding, Disraeli was beautiful and as a bride, I was so well cared for. It went by in a flash and we would love to relive it all again. Dorrington photography and Lissy Florists, both recommendations from your wedding fayre were outstanding also. We could not have asked for a better day, despite Covid. Please pass this on to all staff with a special mention for Amanda who I think took a shine to my Dad!
Katie & Dave
Married in October 2020
December 2020
We had the most incredible day
We had the most incredible day. It was absolutely perfect and it couldn’t have gone any better! We are extremely happy that we chose South Lodge as our venue. Our guests were blown away by the venue and the facilities. The staff were fantastic! Cat and Mandy worked tirelessly in the background and all our guests commented on the service provided and how effortlessly they made the evening flow. They couldn’t do enough for us. The food was outstanding and loved by all! The room was set up beautifully. South Lodge staff made everyone feel like VIPs the entire stay and we wouldn’t have gotten this anywhere else. The time and effort you put into making our wedding so personal was hugely appreciated. Everything ran like clockwork and we were guided through the day so we could get the most time with our guests. Everyone was sad to be leaving the venue on Friday as we all had the time of our lives. We just can’t thank you enough. Just try and keep us away from the hotel for our first anniversary! You will most definitely be seeing us! Lindsey and Lizzie - thank you so much for guiding us through the process from start to finish. COVID-19 has certainly made things a bit more challenging but you did all you could to get us to our dream wedding day. You are both superstars!!
Anita & Keith
Married in October 2020
December 2020
Thank you for making our day so amazing
I thought I would check in with you to thank you and your team for arranging our wedding day so perfectly. We were both so pleased with the service we received from both yourself and the team that looked after us on the day. Everything ran like clockwork and we couldnt have asked for anything more. Once again thank you for making our day so amazing. We will never forget it.
Michelle & Roger
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Great fun was had by all!
We had the most wonderful weekend celebrating our marriage. Great fun was had by all. I am so glad you were able to join us for the ceremony. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you this year. We feel very lucky to have received your professional help and great experience in helping our day to be perfect. Both Cat Liz and the whole team were amazing so please thank them on our behalf. All of our guests also had a truly wonderful time and all said they couldn’t fault the amazing service from the moment they arrived and those who stayed at the Hotel were extremely impressed. Thank you so much once again.
Jeff & Jane
Married in October 2019
October 2019
We cannot say enough how amazing our day was!
A huge thank you to Lindsey, Cat and all of the team at South Lodge for making our day so special. From the point of contact we had total faith in you and did you deliver! A few stand out of thanks are deserved for Lindsey and the brilliant coordination and attention to detail. For Cat and everything on the day she did to ease the strain (and what a shift she did), thank you! But also to everyone at South Lodge. Everyone was brilliant, considerate, helpful and nothing was too much. So to all of the team, would you please pass on our thanks for making the day so special. Finally, we cannot say enough how amazing our day was and the memory created will be with us for a long, long time. A huge thanks to you and all of the team.
Shan & Ray
Married in October 2019
October 2019
You made our Day so Special!
We want to say a very big thank you to you and all your staff at the hotel and spa for making our wedding such a very special occasion. The service was faultless, the staff charming and helpful, the food superb. We can not thank you all enough for making it such a special time. All our guests, particularly those that had stayed, all commented on the excellent quality all round. Our stay at the hotel was so comfortable. What was also wonderful was the setting of the breakfast room the next day. Lovely!! Just as a further note, we were so impressed with your masters of ceremony Mark. We could not have done without him. Also please thank Cat who was with us at the end of the evening and breakfast the next day. All your staff were just marvellous. All our guests have given us great feedback about the high quality service!
Location & Contact Details


Brighton Road, West Sussex, West Sussex, RH13 6PS, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23 Junction 11

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We had a beautiful outside ceremony where the couple adorned our wedding pavilion with hundreds of flowers. For their reception, the room was filled with yet more flowers and trees, it was so beautiful and whimsical!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and enjoy it, let us worry about the little touches.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We had a beautiful Christmas wedding who had a personalised bauble and gift tag for each place setting. The guest then wrote a message for the couple on it and hung it on the tree. A great keepsake to remind them of their big day each Christmas.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Flexible, Welcoming, Charming, Relaxed, Idyllic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our picturesque Victorian Rockery

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Maybe but we can't say!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with smoked salmon!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The classic bacon roll, a very big crowd pleaser

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our long aisle for your outside ceremony

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our amazing team who will make all your wedding day dreams come true.