Spectacular views & intimate restored barns. Escape to the country for your special day at Blackstock Country Estate.
Spectacular views & intimate restored barns. Escape to the country for your special day at Blackstock Country Estate.
Birthday parties to AGMs. We can provide a truly unique venue for your event, conference or celebration.
Our catering partners, Fine Foods Catering, can create a completely customised menu to suit your taste and budget.
Take a stroll around our grounds on a Sunday morning and follow it up with a hearty warming breakfast or brunch.
Blackstock Country Estate is a beautiful countryside wedding and events venue set in the rolling South Downs of Sussex. We host ceremonies, receptions and events in two tastefully restored barns, surrounded by 70 acres of breathtaking estate. Rustic and rural, yet refined and romantic, we are surrounded by open meadows, bluebell woodland and peaceful lakes. Wild deer can be spotted on the grounds, among other wildlife roaming freely.
All this can be viewed from our two restored barns, one of which dates back to the 16th century, which can be hired together for exclusive use of the estate or hired separately. We are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 180 guests, or can recommend some nearby historic churches. For receptions, conferences and parties we have licensed bars, the capacity for live music and can provide top-quality bespoke catering.
Our peaceful estate can add a sense of escapism to your occasion, while our licensed bars and in-house catering team can provide a range of drinking and dining options. Whether you’re having a corporate away day, a family party or something in between we can help.
Picture your special day in one of our restored barns, both of which offer unique charm and character. Guests can step outside on the patio for a drink, or even wander our beautiful grounds at their leisure. We also have excellent modern facilities, despite our rural location.
Every Sunday our café and grounds are open to all, for an entry fee of just £1 (or free for children under 2). The grounds are a wonderful place for a morning stroll, with easy paths throughout and all kinds of animal life easy to see, from free-roaming deer to wild brown trout and even llamas.
"We booked our wedding at Blackstock Country Estate in 2014. From the moment we booked with Paul we were really looked after. Any questions we had were answer straight away and I had constant email contact/support with Rebecca and Emma who were fantastic. Our wedding day was 3rd December 2016 and it was absolutely beautiful the venue was even more stunning than we had imagined. The moment we walked into Blackstock Country Estate we were really taken care of, Simon was fantastic he helped keep me calm and ensured the entire day ran smoothly nothing was too much trouble, he really was great and I'm so glad we had him looking after us. The food was gorgeous even now when we talk about the wedding people comment on the food especially the dessert which was warm salted caramel fondant it was gorgeous a definite highlight for all our guests. We couldn't recommend Blackstock country estate enough to other couples looking for the perfect venue and wedding day. Our wedding was everything we had dreamed of and more thank you to all the fantastic staff at Blackstock Country Estate who made our day extra special." Sam, December 2016
"To Emma, Simon and all the staff at Blackstock Farm. Thank you so much for giving us the most perfect wedding day. We were really impressed how smoothly it went and all the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our guests all commented on how delicious the food was and how much they enjoyed the unique setting. Maybe we’ll see you in a few years for our anniversary! Best wishes." Alice and James, December 2016
"A fantastic place to get married! A great team that made the day very special" Wesley, December 2016
"Myself and my husband got married here yesterday and it was the most amazing day I could have ever dreamed of. Simon was fantastic and helped make the day. His attention to detail and polite manner put me at ease. I would recommend the venue to everyone. The kids loved the play area and we got so many comments about how it was so family friendly and a gorgeous venue in a picturesque setting. Everyone loved the food, it was amazing with generous portions and fantastic combinations of flavours. Thank you for an amazing day which we will never forget " Lisa, November 2016
"Dear Simon & Team, I just wanted to write to say a huge 'thank you' for your kindness and simply superb care that you showed to my daughter Phia and her new wife Chan at their wedding. I knew that they both had the most fantastic day - helped in a big way by you and your team. I was so impressed by the professional and quiet efficiency with which you all took care of our every need even down to helping to find my father in law's coat. It is without a doubt that you have all helped to make the day so very special and memorable. Thank you all once again." Suzy, November 2016
"We got married at Blackstock on 8th. The day was absolutely fantastic. Staff went above and beyond and helped make our day run smoothly. Everybody who came to our day as been raving about all of it, especially the food! A very big thank you to you all. The new Mr and Mrs Grosvenor xxx" Emma, October 2016
"We got married at Blackstock on the 15th October and would like to say thankyou to everyone involved. We had nothing but amazing service from all the team from the day we booked it all the way through to the end of our day and the next day as we had family and friends join us for breakfast too. There is nothing I would change.... the venue was stunning, the food was amazing and so much of it no-one went hungry. A special thankyou to Rebecca and Simon for all the work they did with us in planning and the actual day you were fantastic. Thankyou again to all the team at Blackstock x" Shari, October 2016
"Myself and my husband Robert got married here on the 9th of September this year... We had the most amazing day! And it wouldn't have been as amazing without all the lovely friendly staff who helped everything go so smoothly! If you want a wedding venue where you feel it's your own place for the day then this is the venue for you. All of our wedding guests have commented on what a beautiful venue it is and how it had everything you could wish for. Thank you all for making our day so special xx" Leanna, October 2016
"Thank you to all the staff that made our wedding so flawless, every one of our guests fell in love with the venue, commented on how lovely the food was and said it was the best wedding they had been to...... As the Bride and Groom we had the perfect day. It was worth every penny." Kieron, September 2016
"AMAZING. We got married here on Thursday 23rd June 2016 and it was fantastic. The staff are so friendly and helpful and always willing to lend a hand whenever they can. The two barns are beautiful and all our family and friends who attended the day and evening loved the setting. The food was outstanding. It was a day that me and my wife will never forget and it couldn't of gone any better. Anyone looking for a fantastic venue, run by excellent staff, look no further. Truly fantastic. Thank you for making our dream wedding come true." Phil, June 2016
"We got married at Blackstock Farm on 3rd June 2016 and would like to say a huge thank you to Rebecca, Paul, Lorraine and all the wonderful staff who made our wedding day so magical. From the moment Simon and I walked in, we fell in love with Blackstock and the whole process, from making the booking to the day itself, was so easy. Rebecca was always at the end of an email to answer my countless little questions and was so accommodating with any requests. The day itself ran so smoothly and the food was outstanding. Our only complaint is that it went far too quickly!! We cannot recommend Blackstock highly enough to couples looking for their perfect wedding venue x" Rachel, June 2016
"We got married at Blackstock on 12 March 2016, after meeting Paul at a wedding fair at Bluewater shopping centre. Right from the start they were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel much more at ease than any other venue we viewed. They helped us think about the day that we wanted to create for ourselves, rather than having to stick with a standard package, which a lot of other venues were pushing. We hired both of the barns for our wedding, which looked absolutely stunning and accommodated our 100 guests perfectly. The staff were all fantastic, and all really went above and beyond to help us and our guests have a brilliant day - we have had so much feedback from our guests about how friendly and helpful the staff were. It was a perfect day and we feel lucky to have had it at this wonderful venue." Katie, April 2016
"So this will be my third event at Blackstock, a friends wedding this time last year, a comedy night (brilliant) and my daughters wedding. The staff are so amazing and the food is the best. Paul, his wife and mother are so welcoming, and Rebacca ( not Rachel ) is brilliant. I love how you can set up what you want ( some guidelines) but generally it makes it so personal. There are people to hand if you're not sure and lots of wedding fairs. We had another amazing time at the farm/barn Thanks everyone" Jo, March 2016
"The wedding of my daughter and her husband took place at Blackstock in March 2016. It was an absolutely fabulous day. All staff were wonderfully helpful and pleasant. It seemed a joy to them to do all they could to ensure a super happy day. I do hope that Blackstock appreciate what amazing staff they have! It is so important to a successful and happy occasion. The venue, facilities, food, the Bridal suite - all beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend. Still smiling!" Maureen, March 2016
"Paul helped us think about the day that we wanted to create for ourselves, rather than having to stick with a standard package, which a lot of other venues were pushing...our whole day felt personalised and unique. We hired both of the barns for our wedding, which looked absolutely stunning and accommodated our 100 guests perfectly. The staff were all fantastic, and really went above and beyond to help us and our guests have a brilliant day...and we feel lucky to have had it at this wonderful venue." Katie, March 2016
"Lovely farm venue with great views. We were able to take pictures on the day by the lake and in the woods as well as in the venue itself. Great indoor play area for children, guests can also look round the farm - great that they could do that while we did our photos. In terms of catering, many people told me it was the best quality wedding food they'd ever had." Debbie, December 2015
"Beautiful countryside venue with outdoor space and fantastic views. Tudor barn felt very traditional and space available inside and outside was wonderful." Peter, December 2015
"We were let down by our other wedding reception venue at very short notice and we had less than a month to find an alternative who could cater for our every need. Paul and the team from the start couldn’t be more than accommodating, proactive and through it all. We could not fault anything and everything promised was guaranteed and delivered. It was just perfect. I have since recommended to family and friends." Guiseppe, December 2015
"We were very pleased with our selection of Blackstock Farm as our Wedding reception venue, however, it was the feedback from our family and friends that mattered most. ‘The staff were exceptionally well organised, and the balance always seemed to be maintained between being them efficient and attentive whilst also giving guests space to enjoy the day’ - was a one comment from Lizzie’s aunt the day after our Wedding. We genuinely could not have hoped for a better day, or for a better venue." Damien, December 2015
"Everyone who came to our wedding commented on how amazing the venue was - the barn, the views, the food - all loved unanimously! We couldn't have hoped for a better day!" Colin, December 2015
"...from the time we booked until the day of our wedding we received personal impeccable service from the owners, nothing was too much trouble and all our requests were catered for. The venue itself was beautiful and the service and attention to details on the day was impeccable nothing was too much trouble the food and drink were excellent and we would certainly recommend to others." Deborah, December 2015
"Blackstock Estate was the most wonderful setting for our wedding. It catered for everything we needed, including the activities for children which was so important for us having so many guests with children. The day went smoothly and we were put at ease by the team. The food was outstanding and everybody commented that it was some of the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding. Both barns were beautiful in their own right and we didn't feel we needed much more decoration. A truly magical day." EH, December 2015
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