£9000 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
88 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
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
£9,000
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)

Prices Start At
£62
Maximum Price
£89

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£105
Maximum Price
£245
Minimum Number of Guests
30
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)

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,150
Maximum Price
£14,700
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

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
88
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

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

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1985
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(27)
Charlotte & Marc
Married in August 2021
August 2021
Dream Venue for our Wedding
Firstly South Lodge has been the most amazing and dream venue for our Wedding. It was the first and only venue we visited and knew our wedding had to be held at South Lodge. Lindsey has been absolutely fantastic and couldn't have wished for a better person to guide and lead us through the process of getting Married. Lindsey's knowledge and experience were immensely helpful and beneficial to our planning and we took her advice on everything. Even throughout all the challenges that the past year and a half have presented due to the pandemic she kept us informed, positive and reassured. We knew that we were in safe hands and when it was allowed to happen it would be a perfect day. On the day, Liz and Emily, as well the entire staff team working on our Wedding Day, were just incredible. Always available when you needed them to assist or keep us on track. They made everything so easy and there was never cause to worry because everything miraculously happened. The tables and layout of the room was gorgeous and more than we'd hoped for. Jorge did a fantastic job of keeping the wine flowing - even without us noticing! We'd like to thank Chef and kitchen staff for the delicious food that all our guests enjoyed. Callum for his immense mixology skills and his great interaction and humour. It is very dangerous to drink cocktails that do not taste remotely alcoholic! Go down far too easily!! Lucas for his brilliant customer service - nothing is too much. He made meal times fun with great charm. One of our guests very much took to him! We have to say that all of the staff at South Lodge are wonderful. Any time we visited the staff have been welcoming and present themselves in a very professional and friendly manner that makes every visit a joy. All of our guests commented on how brilliant the staff were. We look forward to returning to South Lodge for many years to come, hopefully celebrating our one year anniversary. Thank you so much for making our Wedding Day so, so special and even better than we ever imagined.
Mrs Aldred
Wedding: July 2021
August 2021
Thank you for such a wonderful day!
I came to South Lodge Hotel on the 17th July for my granddaughters wedding and I wanted to write to you to say a huge THANK YOU for such a wonderful day. The hotel and all the staff were absolutely brilliant, in particular Dan the toastmaster and Lindsey the wedding co-ordinator. I couldn't find fault with anything, everything was excellent, the staff were so polite, professional and friendly and our hotel room was fabulous. Thank you for making sure their day was so special, we all said it was the best wedding we had been to in many years. Please pass on our thanks on to all the staff. Thank you!
Harriet & Ash
Married in May 2021
August 2021
Truly, the most perfect day
Truly, the most perfect day Lindsey, Cat and all the team at South Lodge will go out of their way to ensure that you both have the most amazing day. After a long year of cancellations and restrictions, we couldn’t have been more fortunate to have an amazingly devoted team behind us on our special day. Lindsey was such a reassuring planner from start to finish, making sure that we were guided and looked after throughout the planning of our Wedding. Although not there on the day, we were more than confident that Lindsey had put everything in place to ensure the day was unforgettable. Cat was our wedding coordinator on the big day and we were so lucky. She ensured that we were stress and worry free, safe in the knowledge that Cat and her team had it all under control. We could not recommend South Lodge and all their staff enough for your wedding. The food, drink, service, AMAZING rooms, relaxing spa and all round, loving hospitality made it truly, the most perfect day! Thank you so much!
Hannah & Ryan
Married in May 2021
August 2021
Absolutely Perfect Day!
We absolutely loved the wedding and had the most amazing time. The venue, the food, drinks and weather were absolutely perfect. The staff that were with us on the day were beyond exceptional service Cat and the two girls serving us all evening were outstanding. I can’t thank you all enough for helping make the wedding happen it was beyond my expectations and over far too quickly. We will definitely be back for our first anniversary
Aysha & Ali
Married in May 2021
August 2021
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Firstly, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU so much for everything!! You and the entire South Lodge Hotel staff were beyond amazing, and we couldn't have asked for a better staff to work with. You made everything so much easier for us, and it was truly a wonderful experience. So, THANK YOU again for everything you did for myself, Aysha, and our family and friends.
Lauren & Josh
Married in December 2020
August 2021
Amazing Day!
We had such an amazing day and want to thank you and the team for helping make that possible. In particular Cat and her team who were so great all day. So many of our guests said what a great job they thought Cat did!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Horsham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23 Junction 11

Nearest Train Station

Horsham

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

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.