South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa, Horsham
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South Lodge offers a tasteful balance of traditional and modern design. It's the ultimate country-house setting, with a fantastic selection of suites and rooms to host the most stylish and elegant occasions. The sweeping drive leads to a striking Neo-Jacobean house, which has been sympathetically extended to create a stunning location either for a formal wedding or a fun, festival-style celebration, set within 93 acres of ground in the Lower Lodge Meadow. Located in the heart of the dramatic Sussex Downs, you're well placed to enjoy a striking display of rhododendrons in the spring, whilst delighting in panoramic views from the outdoor wedding pavilion in the summer. Plus, candlelit outdoor vows with roaring log fires add to the atmosphere and romance when there's a chill in the winter air.
Say "I do" in the Wordsworth Suite, situated on the lower ground floor, it's the most popular room for ceremonies and ideal for a larger guest list. Triple aspect windows and patio doors lead to the terrace where guests can mingle pre-vows. It can play host to 80-150 of your nearest and dearest. Alternatively, Glyndebourne, featuring double-aspect windows and a long walkway for a dramatic entrance can accommodate 70 guests. Then, there's Goodwood with its two large windows and the option of a long or short aisle, which can hold anywhere from four to 50 loved ones. If exchanging vows al fresco is something you have your heart set on then the wedding pavilion is the space for you. Dressed with a red carpet and white lawn chairs, you can say "I do" in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Moving on to the revelries, you have a choice between Gladstone and Disraeli. The former is the larger space boasting triple-aspect windows, high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers with capacity for up to 150 guests. The latter is ideal for more intimate celebrations, holding up to 50. It has a private terrace with breathtaking views.
The Spa at South Lodge is the perfect place for some pre-wedding pampering. Enjoy a luxury manicure or pedicure whilst sipping on a glass of English sparkling wine in the Ridgeview Beauty Bar. Not forgetting the groomsmen who can enjoy a perfectly groomed wet shave, beard trim or haircut by the excellent barbers whilst relaxing with a craft beer.
Contact: 01403 891 711 | www.exclusive.co.uk/south-lodge
South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa, Brighton Rd, Lower Beeding, Crabtree, Horsham RH13 6PS