South Lodge is a gorgeous country hotel situated in the South Downs, surrounded by 92 acres of greenery. Its repertoire boasts wildflower meadows, a vineyard and a wild swimming pond, as well as beautifully maintained gardens and lawns.
Inside, guests will find three restaurants - one of which is Michelin starred - as well as stylish lounges, luxurious bedrooms and a contemporary spa. It's the perfect place for a weekend break or the setting for a big celebration.
The team heartily welcomes event bookings of all kinds from birthdays and weddings to corporate away days. This grand house has plenty of areas that work well for a celebration, whether it be an intimate dinner for 10 people or a party for 180. The Gladstone room is the largest space and has capacity for the latter, with views out over the gardens and period details which bring a sense of occasion to any special event. The ceiling plasterwork and chandeliers are particularly elegant, and the open stonework and rich-toned wooden panelling show off the history of the building.
The Disraeli room followes a similar theme with stunning architectural features and panning views of the South Downs, with a more intimate feel. With a central banquet table, this space is ideal for 50 guests. Otherwise, The Chartwell room is situated on the first floor and brimming with atmosphere and character with capacity for 20 people which is perfect for a milestone dinner.
South Lodge has created a selection of packages to make organising your celebration that little bit easier. It's possible to browse the suggested dining options on the website but the team encourages you to get in touch and share your ideas as imagination is always encouraged. Whether you're picturing a traditional three-course meal or something a little different the chefs are happy to discuss the options but an example of what you might expect includes burrata with fig, radish, red endive and walnuts to start, roast guinea fowl with king oyster mushroom, peas and baby gem for mains and chocolate and orange entrements with vanilla ice cream for dessert.