Southdowns Manor DJ

Wedding DJ in Petersfield, West Sussex

Southdowns Manor DJ Neil Johnson can make your wedding reception a night to remember.

Nestled in Petersfield, Southdowns Manor stands as a picturesque countryside wedding venue in West Sussex. This historic manor, steeped in nineteenth-century charm, rests in the heart of Southdowns National Park. Its transformation into a luxury boutique hotel seamlessly blends classic elegance with contemporary flair, offering a sublime setting for tranquil and intimate wedding weekends amidst the serene English countryside.

Venue Features

Southdowns Manor caters to both intimate gatherings and grand wedding affairs. Licensed for civil ceremonies, couples can exchange vows under the open skies of the outdoor gazebo or within the refined interiors of the manor’s suites. For those desiring a religious ceremony, the Grade I listed St George’s Church in nearby Trotton offers a splendid backdrop. The Sussex Suite provides an intimate setting for micro weddings, accommodating up to 40 guests. This space is also perfect for post-ceremony cocktails and canapés. The Conservatory offers a charming locale for elopements and drinks receptions.

The Banqueting Suite, with a capacity for up to 150 attendees, presents a blend of traditional allure and modern sophistication. Featuring buffet or plated meal options, this elegant ballroom transitions seamlessly from dining to dancing, with provisions for dancing with DJ Neil Johnson. Adorned with silk drapes, twinkling fairy lights, and gleaming wooden floors, the Banqueting Suite can be customised to match your chosen theme and colour palette.


A dedicated in-house coordinator ensures that each wedding is a reflection of the couple’s unique style and preferences. The attentive team manages all aspects of setup, service, and cleanup throughout the event. Culinary delights are provided by the on-site catering team, who craft bespoke menus ranging from formal dining to buffet presentations. Tailored wedding packages cater to the diverse needs of their valued clients. Personal consultations and venue visits allow couples to explore the wedding services offered by the dedicated staff, including their Covid-19 safety measures.


Newlyweds can indulge in the luxurious honeymoon suite at Southdowns Manor, a haven of French-country elegance featuring vintage décor, bay windows, and a sumptuous four-poster bed. With 14 ensuite bedrooms available, the venue is ideal for weekend weddings surrounded by loved ones. Exclusive hire of this boutique hotel ensures privacy and comfort for the duration of the celebrations. Guests can gather for a delightful breakfast the morning after, reminiscing about the unforgettable moments of the special day.

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Reece SullivanReece Sullivan
18:29 02 Jul 24
Neil was absolutely brilliant! From start to finish. Not just an outstanding DJ but an even better person!... Knew how to get people dancing on the floor.Would highly recommend his services!Thank you for being a part of our wedding!read more
tom evanstom evans
20:52 26 Jun 24
Neil has been absolutely fantastic I cannot recommend him highly enough. From planning, to communication, to... delivery of simply the best wedding music we could ask for. Our entrance, our first dance and all the requests were absolutely perfect. Neil, thank you for everything you did, you made our day so special and compliments have been non stop from our guests ever since. Thank more
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11:33 18 Jun 24
Neil was fantastic throughout the night, and kept our guests constantly on the dance floor, always knowing... what songs to play! Very professional and very friendly! Kept us informed throughout the night, and always asking our opinions. Would highly recommend!read more
Emily BatchelorEmily Batchelor
11:33 18 Jun 24
Neil was fantastic throughout the night, and kept our guests constantly on the dance floor, always knowing... what songs to play! Very professional and very friendly! Kept us informed throughout the night, and always asking our opinions. Would highly recommend!read more
Tom GoodwinTom Goodwin
19:36 13 Jun 24
Neil was our most excellent DJ at our recent wedding celebration. The lead up to the day was great with the... ability to give guests a link to request songs as well as put our own on there... and remove any bad guest choices! Then on the day there was rarely a time when the dance floor wasn't bouncing. Would highly recommend Neil to be your DJ at any event!read more
Bethany GalvinBethany Galvin
21:40 20 Apr 24
We could not recommend Neil enough. We have known him for a number of years through a variety of different... events and he has always delivered. We had no doubt that he was the perfect choice for our wedding: the dance floor was never empty and our guests could not compliment him enough.Neil is personable, professional and all round good fun. He worked alongside us to make sure we had the best time possible throughout the entire evening. He met with us before the wedding to ensure that everything was what we wanted it to be.We could not recommend him enough. Thank you, Neil, for making our wedding so fab!Bethany and Rob xread more
Tom WorrallTom Worrall
10:27 27 Mar 24
Neil was absolutely fantastic at our wedding at Northbrook Park on the 21st March. He managed the evening... perfectly and the dancefloor was never empty. We would absolutely recommend Neil to anyone else if they needed a DJ. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole more
John KenwardJohn Kenward
18:16 18 Dec 23
Do not hesitate. Hire Neil @ Sphere!Personable , understanding and knowledgeable from 1st contact.Guided... us through what we needed. Made suggestions based on the vague ideas we gave him. Didn’t push us to the most expensive solutions. Gave honest opinion on his vast experience.Arranged suppliers for extra items he did not offer as part of his usual offering.Brilliant on the day. On time, sought us out to check things and delivered on those small , but significant to us , things .Managed to enthral a disparate mix of little children and much older folk. Kept everything bright and breezy and ensured a good time was had by all.We had a great time at a good price with no issues.We would have Sphere again in a heartbeat!read more
Carina WoodeyCarina Woodey
20:22 24 Nov 23
Neil was absolutely fantastic. He kept the dance floor full all night. Played some great tunes and definitely... gave our guests what they wanted. The lighting was superb too and really matched our theme but was also disco enough when the songs started. Highly recommend! He even got some great videos for us to look back on now it’s all more
Chris McKenzieChris McKenzie
11:14 20 Oct 23
We had the absolute pleasure of having Neil from Sphere Entertainments DJ our wedding, and we couldn't be... happier with how everything turned out. From the moment we first spoke to him, it was clear that Neil is a true professional who knows how to create an unforgettable atmosphere. He kept everyone - from our grandparents to our school friends - dancing all night long.One of the standout aspects of Neil's service was his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our special requests. No ask was too big or small, and he made sure our day ran like clockwork. Neil also managed the music for our ceremony, drinks reception, and wedding breakfast, and provided a seamless experience that contributed to our perfect day.Neil felt like part of our celebration, engaging with our guests and creating a warm, fun, atmosphere that everyone is still talking about. His friendly and personable nature made him a hit with all of our guests, and his professionalism reassured us that we were in safe hands.If you're looking for a DJ who is professional, friendly, and exceptional at his job, look no further than Sphere Entertainments. We couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thanks, Neil!read more
Charlotte MuffittCharlotte Muffitt
04:27 26 Sep 23
Neil was absolutely brilliant from the moment we chose him. He was very responsive to any questions and went... above and beyond. We had the best night thanks to him! Would highly recommendread more
Jesse SimmonsJesse Simmons
13:54 23 Sep 23
Neil was a fantastic wedding DJ for a very reasonable price. Really got the crowd going and was professional... in his set up and take down. He even helped to coordinate with the other wedding day performers. Would definitely recommendread more
Glenn DavidsonGlenn Davidson
08:33 11 Sep 23
Neil was absolutely phenomenal and really helped elevate the energy on our big day! Engaged with the guests... just the right amount, assisted with announcements and kept people on the dance-floor. I would recommend Neil to anyone for their more
Sarah ParrinSarah Parrin
10:34 04 Sep 23
Neil was absolutely brilliant we were in such safe hands with his music choices and entertainment. He made... our venue look even more incredible and everyone was loving the tunes , he even went out of his way to play our “rock hour” and joined in the fun. We are so happy we chose him on our special day!read more
18:32 02 Aug 23
We had Neil DJ and host our wedding at Northbrook Park on 31st July. Neil was fantastic not just on the day... but in the run up to the wedding. He ensured everything was how we wanted throughout the whole day and kept the guests entertained right up to the end. I couldn't recommend him more
Heather WescombeHeather Wescombe
14:12 02 Aug 23
From the moment we started talking with Neil, his expertise, knowledge and passion shone through. We had no... hesitation in selecting Sphere Entertainments as our Wedding DJ. His website; allowing guests to place their requests prior to the event was really good and very user friendly. We spoke with Neil a few weeks before the wedding and he put our minds at rest about the evening. On the day of the wedding Neil and his team set up quickly and professionally, with a brilliant setup of dance floor, lighting and illuminated letters. He coordinated our first and second dances with ease before inviting everyone to join us for the evening. He read the room and the crowd brilliantly, selecting music to get everyone back up throughout the night. It was the most brilliant evening to the most brilliant day. We could not recommend Neil and the team at Sphere Entertainments highly more
Eli TerziuEli Terziu
10:17 24 Jul 23
We used Sphere Entertainments for our wedding and Neil was fantastic! He was extremely professional did an... absolutely amazing job with the music requests we had asked for, the dance floor was always full!! Thank you, Neil!read more
Faye AndrewsFaye Andrews
20:07 06 Jul 23
Neil was my wedding DJ and he was superb, great communication, great DJ and great set up! Would not hesitate... in recommending him. Literally cannot fault more
11:43 30 Jun 23
Neil did an amazing job DJing at our wedding. He was there from the start of the day to run over timings,... answer any questions and ensured the day ran smoothly. Music was great, and made for an amazing day! Would highly recommendread more
Jai PatelJai Patel
19:23 02 May 23
Neil was our DJ at our wedding and was amazing! He was very friendly and provided a brilliant service... throughout. Our friends and family really enjoyed the music he played. He also played a few songs that we specifically requested which were more uncommon, which was much appreciated by us. We would definitely recommend Neil for anyone looking for a DJ at their wedding or event!read more
Rob HarmonRob Harmon
20:23 14 Apr 23
Neil provided the music for our entire wedding day as well as hosting the wedding breakfast. He was fantastic... throughout, great communication with us to tailor the day how we wanted but gave us great advice what worked based on his expertise. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a stress free day with excellent music!read more
Daniel FrancisDaniel Francis
20:49 04 Mar 23
Neil was a fantastic host and DJ at our wedding. Every track he played had everyone up on the dance floor.... Great communication before and during our wedding he is such a professional and genuinely nice more
Cherry WilsonCherry Wilson
18:05 13 Feb 23
We chose Neil to be our DJ for our wedding at Froyle Park in December 2022 and we are so pleased we... did!Neil’s communication throughout the entire process was amazing. The online portal he has to allow you to choose your music is excellent and the pre wedding zoom call to discuss the plan for the day made us feel at ease.All of our guests commented on how brilliant Neil was at our wedding, not only the music he played but how attentive he was.Thank you so much Neil - you made our special day even more perfect :)read more
Mr & Mrs BourneMr & Mrs Bourne
21:08 03 Jan 23
Where do we even begin…? Neil was not just a DJ and entertainment provider at our wedding, he was the golden... thread that tied the entire day together, ensuring the tone was set at each important moment across the day, setting the atmosphere, sensing the crowd and checking in with us across the entire day. Having had Neil at some of our previous events, we were confident that he’d deliver for our big day and that he did. We asked him whether he’d be willing to not just DJ in the evening, but actually be with us throughout our entire wedding day to provide background music before the ceremony, play our ceremony music, create a warm and inviting atmosphere for our drinks reception/wedding breakfast, before getting the party started in the evening. We can honestly - hand on heart - say that our wedding day was the best day of our lives and Neil was such a big part of making it as magical as it was. I cannot recommend him enough; he goes above and beyond from the very start of the planning all the way up to the big day itself. Neil - we are forever grateful for all you have done to create our dream wedding day. Best wishes, The Bournes!read more
Rosie SouterRosie Souter
17:42 09 Oct 22
Couldn’t have asked for more!Neil was provided a full DJ and entertainment package with lighting for our... wedding in September 2022. Everyone loved the dancing and the floor was full all night! Light up disco floor and uplighting just made it extra special! Neil listened to our most random of requests and really understood what we wanted from our “disco” (sorry Neil!) he really was fantastic and I can’t recommend him highly enough!read more
Cressy ImberCressy Imber
11:47 04 Oct 22
I can't recommend Neil at Sphere entertainment highly enough! Such great service from the very beginning. He... provided a brilliant disco for our wedding which had everyone on the dance floor right until the end of the night. We loved every second!read more
Nick CoatesNick Coates
07:52 02 Aug 22
From the moment I first contacted Neil, I was impressed. His prep before our wedding was reassuring and... supportive. His website system for uploading songs was excellent. And then on the actual day he nailed it. Everyone was super impressed with his professionalism and the quality of the entertainment. Thanks more
12:50 28 Jul 22
Neil is a great wedding DJ - he has a really good planning process, is super organised and got lots of people... dancing even though it was a warm day and people were outside! Thank you very much!!read more
Michele ClarkeMichele Clarke
16:25 29 Jun 22
Neil was fantastic! Neil DJ’d for our wedding reception on Saturday and everyone was up on the dance floor!... The music was brilliant and he played everything we had asked for! We could not recommend him highly enough!! Thanks Michele and more
Will BarnardWill Barnard
13:06 11 Jun 22
Neil at Sphere Entertainments provided an amazing DJ service for our wedding. Great communication and... meetings beforehand to ensure the evening went exactly to plan. Neil knew exactly what to play to keep the dance floor busy all evening. Would recommend Sphere Entertainments to anyone, thanks Neil!read more
Nina TowndrowNina Towndrow
08:57 05 May 22
We hired Neil for our wedding last week and honestly we couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He was brilliant... from start to finish, he made the planning process simple, enjoyable and stress free, his communication was excellent and he created such a wonderful atmosphere on the day! Everyone had an amazing time, and our guests all commented on how good the music was and how well he read the room. We can't recommend Neil enough. Thank you for being part of our wedding and making it such an enjoyable day! Nina & Pete xread more
maizie whitneymaizie whitney
14:14 23 Apr 22
Neil DJ'd our wedding and he was the best supplier we booked! Our dance floor was packed the entire night... long. He really listen to what we wanted in the run up to the wedding and the song choices were absolutely perfect the whole night! We could not have asked for anything better!read more
Charlotte WhittakerCharlotte Whittaker
11:37 07 Apr 22
Neil was brilliant - he came highly recommended and from the first point of contact we knew we had made a... great decision. We booked Neil for our wedding in March, and we were really delighted with his services. We highly recommend Neil / Sphere Entertainments for your event!read more
Kris SmithKris Smith
09:58 05 Apr 22
We recently had our wedding reception/ anniversary celebration and chose to use Sphere for the music. We... definitely made the best choice. We had originally planned for it to be last year, but due to covid had to rearrange. After several possible dates, we finally got it done and Neil was happy to accommodate every date change we faced. When the day came around we were so impressed with Dave who was our DJ. He was energetic, enthusiastic, and really made the day feel more
Sara DruceSara Druce
09:26 17 Mar 22
After many rearrangements due to covid we finally had our wedding and Neil was happy to accommodate the... (multiple) date changes! Great communication from start to finish in making sure that the day went exactly as we had planned. Everyone enjoyed the music, there was something for everyone. I would highly recommend Neil and Sphere Entertainments to anyone looking to book a great DJ for their wedding or event!read more
Jennifer CaverhillJennifer Caverhill
18:57 21 Feb 22
Neil was an absolute gem - incredible to work with n the lead up, phenomenal vibe and music selection on the... night and his energy and lighting arrangement complimented the night perfect! Couldn't have asked for any better - I want to through another party, just to use him again!read more
Sarah Rose PammentSarah Rose Pamment
14:27 08 Jan 22
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for DJing at our wedding. We had the best day and so did our guests…... memories to last a life time.You made the whole process smooth and trouble free start to finish and communication was great!Would highly more
Will ZengWill Zeng
19:13 22 Oct 21
It was an absolute joy and blast working with Neil for our wedding. He has been professional during the... planning before the big day and on the evening , we really couldn't ask for more. Neil has an amazing range and variety of music that will definitely have your guests grooving on the dance floor all night Thank you so much for your support Neil!read more
Emma ShawEmma Shaw
19:16 18 Aug 21
We loved the option to give guests access to choose some music for our wedding, it was great fun discussing... everyone's ideas and making everyone feel a part of it. On the day Brett was super professional and did a great job keeping a big crowd on the dance floor. Would highly recommend!read more
Rosie SawyerRosie Sawyer
17:21 01 Aug 21
Amazing service from Sphere Entertainments! When another dance floor company cancelled on us last minute due... to COVID/no staff, they were so quick, professional and helpful in providing all we needed. Great communication throughout. Very professional and fast at setting up the dance floor on the more