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A Unique Rural Venue for Your Event or Conference

With our two beautiful restored barns, 70 acres of rural estate and excellent modern facilities we offer a very special venue to hold your corporate function.

By holding your corporate event at Blackstock Country Estate, you’re sure to make it a memorable one. We can hold up to 200 delegates in each barn, who will be able to stroll the grounds at their leisure for a bit of fresh air.

Our catering partners, Fine Foods Catering, can work with you to create a bespoke menu, whether that be a high tea, a BBQ or a full 5 course dinner. Our team can also assist you in sourcing and setting up audio-visual equipment, and assist you in finalising your seating plan. Right from the day you reserve the venue, to the day of the event itself, we will make it as stress-free as possible.

All meeting rooms are served by a dedicated support team and include: Free use of WiFi, flipchart, whiteboard and markers. Jugs of water are available throughout the day. We offer the use of a projector and screen if required. We can also help you to stay cost-effective by letting you book space for as little as an hour.

Situated in the picturesque village of Hellingly, near the market town of Hailsham, we’re easily reached by car or train. Polegate train station is just a 10 minute taxi ride away, and if anyone needs to stay there are plenty of local hotels and B&Bs we can recommend.

Hire Pricing

Hiring Blackstock for Business

We have 2 areas on-site for business hire: The Tudor Barn and The Granary. The spaces within these barns can be arranged for all kinds of business meetings and events. All you need to do is choose a layout:

  • Boardroom – ideal for formal meetings
  • Cabaret – great for collaborative working
  • Theatre – for professional presentations
  • Classroom – a comfortable education environment
  • U-shape – enables and encourages open discussion

All meeting rooms are served by a dedicated support team and include: Free use of WiFi, flipchart, whiteboard and markers. Jugs of water are available throughout the day. Catering services are available and use of an LCD projector and screen if required. We also help you to stay cost-effective by allowing you to book space for as little as an hour.


The Tudor Barn

The Tudor Barn has been exquisitely restored and sits on the high point of 70 acres of scenic countryside. It offers stunning views to complement the tasteful decor within the venue itself. From the impressive chandeliers made from antique cartwheels to the oak structural timbers to our refurbished minstrels’ gallery, this 16th century barn offers a wonderful historically rural ambiance.

The Tudor Barn features a wealth of ancient oak structural timbers incorporated into a very flexible suite of rooms. The venue has been imaginatively developed by restoring a 500 year old barn, adding modern furnishings without sacrificing the character of the building. There is also plenty of space for breakout areas both inside and out. If a break out area is not required there is scope for larger numbers of delegates. There is also easy access to Blackstock‘s grounds, including woodland and lakeside walks.

Classroom layout: 30
Open square: 48
Long table: 44
Cabaret style with no break out area: 120
U-Shape layout: 42
Square table: 40
Cabaret style: 60
Theatre style: 80

The Granary

The Granary was converted in 2014 into our second rustic function & conference barn. The size and layout of the room is ideally suited for all conference set-ups. With its large mezzanine floor and private courtyard, there is plenty of space for large events or smaller ones with extra break-out areas. There is also easy access to Blackstock‘s grounds and walking trails.

Classroom layout: 66
U-Shape layout: 45
Open square: 50
Long table: 44
Cabaret style: 100
Theatre style: 150
Classroom no break out area: 90
U-Shape with inner U: 62
Square: 44
Cabaret style no break out area: 180
Theatre style no break out area: 200

Team Building Activity Days

Here at Blackstock we can offer a range of corporate team building activity days to all businesses of all sizes. Activity days help to improve team relationships and communications. It can show you another side of your employees and demonstrate to them that you are invested in their wellbeing and that you see them as an essential part of the company’s success. Blackstock works with local team building and activity day specialists, using psychology and proven methods, to make sure your business gets the most out of the experience with real improvements in team operations once you return to the office.


Some kind words

"I attended a conference at this venue so cannot comment on the other attractions. However, there was plenty of parking, excellent clean toilet facilities, comfortable atmosphere at the right temperature and refreshed by unobtrusive air conditioning. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, they were all very friendly. The buffet lunch was excellent and there was plenty of it catering for all tastes including gluten free and veggie. Can't fault this, perfect in every way for conferences." revalSussex (Tripadvisor), October 2016


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