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"I first met Paul at the Bluewater wedding fair and in a room full of people trying to sell me things it was refreshing to meet someone that let their venue speak for themselves. There was no pressure... to book there and then and they went out of their way to answer all my questions.
When we first went to the venue we instantly fell in love with it and the staff. Throughout our wedding planning we've seen the venue undergo lots of improvements to the grounds as well as its amazing reception. Over the two years we were planning our wedding a few different people were our point of contact at Blackstock but Paul as always available if we wanted to talk to him.
On the day the team worked seamlessly to deliver an amazing day and when our coaches didn't turn up on time provided water to our waiting guests. We've had many compliments about how beautiful this venue is as well as how amazing the food is and we can't thank Paul and the amazing team enough for all their hard work."
Hannah B, 3rd February 2018
"We got married at Blackstock in November after a very short 6 month engagement. We were concerned about how little time we had to plan a wedding in but as soon as we went to Blackstock and met Paul and Gill we instantly knew that this was the place to get married. The professionalism and genuine care for their weddings was evident immediately and my husband to be and I had confidence that they could pull off the wedding that we wanted. We live in France and so much of the communication was done over the phone and via email which we always had prompt responses to. When the day itself came around we were lucky enough to be able to set up the day before and had a detailed run through with Ben who honestly is the epitome of professionalism and organisation. Despite this we were still sure that on the day itself there were bound to be a few minor details that would go wrong as everyone always says there is at a wedding but we can truly say that every part of our wedding was more magical and ran more smoothly than we could ever have hoped for. From timings to the food, everything was perfect.
The barn is a beautiful place to get married and although biased I have to say that it couldn't be more perfect for a cosy winter wedding. The food was exceptional and we have had so many guests say that it was one of the nicest meals they have ever had. The attention to detail was extraordinary, just one example is how several waiters bring the meals to each table all at once so that everyone is served together, this was an unexpected detail that really adds a sense of occasion to the meal. Every member of staff that we met were friendly, polite and professional.
We could not have asked for a better day and we can't thank the Blackstock team enough. This is the place that everyone should aim to get married at and other venues could learn a lot from this team. Exceptional!"
Maddison L, 16th January 2018
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team at Blackstock. Yourself and Ben had everything planned to perfection and made our day so so amazing and special. We had the best day and night at your stunning venue and can't praise you enough."
Leanne and Jonathan, 28th December 2017
"To anyone that is considering having their wedding at this venue.....do it! We had our day in Nov 2017 and had the most incredible day. The team work perfectly together and no request was too big! As a nervous bride they aided with the smooth running of the day and prep beforehand. I cannot recommend them enough x"
Claire W, 14 December 2017
"As always the food was excellent and the service was superb; and despite the awful weather the room was perfectly warm. I am sure we will see you again next year."
Patricia E, 11 December 2017
"Just to say we have a great night at our works party on Friday! What a fantastic venue and the food was wonderful. So many events never have enough staff on duty but there were plenty and they were all lovely and very efficient. Thank you very much for everything."
Laura, 11 December 2017
"Thank you for such a lovely Christmas party. All I have had is positive comments, the food and atmosphere was so lovely. Everyone had a great time. Thanks again.
Celia Smith, 10 December 2017
"This venue is truly welcoming and beautiful!
After visiting a few venues to be marched around and told how amazing they were and they have limited availability but might be able to fit us in, Blackstock was an absolute breath of fresh air. From the flexibility with the day and time we could visit, the fabulous afternoon tea provided, the genuine interest in us and warm welcome from all staff members we knew this was the perfect venue for us. Since booking the service has continued to be fabulous, they are keeping us informed, helping us arrange key items and we feel completely relaxed knowing the high level of support provided. We cannot wait for our wedding at Blackstock next May. Thank you Blackstock team for everything so far! "
Gemma and Jake, 23 October 2017
"We got married on the 2nd August, all the build up to the day had been professional with any queries dealt with.
We were very lucky in respect of the venue being vacant from the day before so we could set up any bits we needed to then and put the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses in the Cottage ready for our day.
When it came to the day, my beautiful bride and her bridesmaids got ready from 10am in the Cottage (please note this is not always possible if people are in it the night before), their needs being looked after very well by the staff.
I duly arrived at 12pm, with guests, everybody was commenting about how nice it was in the Tudor Barn. Everything went without a single problem in the ceremony with Simon, the coordinator, being faultless and very professional in the build up.
When we moved to the Granary barn everybody was dumbstruck by the beauty of the place, decorated by Inspiration Decor"s Joanna, it really looked fantastic. Everybody loved the food with so many commenting how good it was with generous portions, beautifully presented and all piping hot.
The evening was back in the Tudor Barn with more guests arriving and commenting about the place, the evening buffet was superb with lots of positive comments about how nice it was. It rained the whole day but it didn't matter at all as it was such a nice place to be and the photos people have taken look lovely. Overall, we could not have been any happier on our special day, thank you so much all the staff and caterers at Blackstock, it may be a bit out of the way but it is so worth getting married here!"
Chris E, 4 August 2017
"I could not begin to say how fantastic the whole day was. My granddaughter was married there. The very epitome of excellence, attention to detail is superb. This did not however come at the expense of friendliness and the feeling of being special. If you choose to hold your event there forget the worry that goes with the planning."
junewood_11, 9 July 2017
"We recently got married at Blackstock and from the very beginning they have been sensational. Respond to all requests on time, no request is too big, they were always very polite and supportive. On the day Simon, Emma and the team were flawless. Emma was supportive throughout the morning and day, subtly making sure I was where I needed to be. Simon was just superb too, from the timing of the ceremony music, to speeches and he even looked after my friends newborn baby for a short while so she could finally eat some of her food - just completely above and beyond service throughout. The food was exceptional, we went for an afternoon/high tea option and the food was delicious and just so much of it! Never had an empty glass and the wine was delicious. We opted for fish and chips in the evening and this was really tasty. The grounds are stunning and the venue was just the perfect place for our special day. We have had endless compliments on our wedding, especially the food and the venue so thank you so much and I recommend this venue to everyone!"
Elaine E, 8 July 2017
"We attended a friend's wedding here in May and there are no words to describe how perfect it was.
The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious (BBQ) and the atmosphere was perfect. Having spoken to the bride and groom, they can assure me that the staff were constantly on the ball and beyond helpful.
We intend to come here for one of their many evening events soon."
Flippidygibbit, 2 June 2017
"A big thanks to Simon and all the staff for a fantastic day
Simon was the perfect person to look after every detail on the day
Nothing was too much trouble
Food was fantastic
From start to finish it was perfect
A big thanks from myself , father of the groom"
F4bha, 28 May 2017
"All of our guests have said what a perfect venue we chose, every single member of your team went above and beyond. All the food was amazing and the attention to detail was faultless. You should be very proud. A huge thank you to Paul, Andre and of course Ben. I don’t think we would have got through the day without Ben! He was a star and nothing was too much trouble. If we could do it all again we would and we wouldn’t change a single thing thanks to you guys."
Shaun and Darren, October 2017
"I just wanted to say a massive thank-you to the team for my daughter's wedding last Friday - a lovely venue, good food but most importantly fantastic people - everyone that I came across was very friendly and helpful - you made us feel very welcome - special mention to the bar staff who worked hard all day serving many hot dri nks as well as normal drinks - also special mention to the chap in charge, a really top bloke - thank-you all so much you made the day so special for my daughter and her new husband"
Rachel and Shaun, November 2017
"Thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday. We had the most incredible day and we couldn't have picked a better venue. It was amazing! So many of our guests said how lovely the food was. Everything was brilliant. Thank you again!"
Liz and Graeme Randall, November 2017
"We had the best day of our life celebrating our wedding on 06.10.17. The venue was perfect, food exceptional and staff brilliant. All our guests commented on how lovely the venue was and fortunately we were blessed with beautiful sunshine."
Davey and Elizabeth, October 2017
"The whole occasion was brilliant and the food superb there have so many compliments from our guests that has given us a warm glow ever since!
Jo & David, 50th Wedding Anniversary
"This venue is truly welcoming and beautiful! After visiting a few venues to be marched around and told how amazing they were and they have limited availability but might be able to fit us in, Blackstock was an absolute breath of fresh air. From the flexibility with the day and time we could visit, the fabulous afternoon tea provided, the genuine interest in us and warm welcome from all staff members we knew this was the perfect venue for us. Since booking the service has continued to be fabulous, they are keeping us informed, helping us arrange key items and we feel completely relaxed knowing the high level of support provided. We cannot wait for our wedding at Blackstock next May. Thank you Blackstock team for everything so far!"
Gemma and Jake, October 2017
"Just want to thank you all so much for the wonderful day you guys created for us. It was breathtaking from the minute we arrived on Saturday to Sunday morning. "
Natasha and Joe, September 2017
"We would like to express our gratitude and massive thanks to Simon and his team for making the wedding as perfect as it was, he was calming, prompt and truly professional. We are genuinely so grateful to have had him as part of the day. Everyone has said how smooth and on time the whole day was thus we thought that it was definitely worth giving praise and recognition when it is due as he was outstanding."
Mr/Mrs Murphy, August 2017
"We can honestly say that Simon and the rest of the team were absolutely fantastic which helped make our day even more special. It is such a beautiful venue at Blackstock and we wouldn't change our big day one little bit, to us...it was perfect, so thank you for all your hard work and kindness."
Mr/Mrs Nice, July 2017
"Thank you sooo much for what we can only describe as a truly AMAZING day!!! All our dreams came true with our dog and horses attending our big day and we got to share it with all our friends and family!! A MASSIVE thank you to all the staff esp Emma, Simon, Andrea, Paul and Marco! From the moment we met you all and the venue we fell in love but that didn't prepare us for how good the day actually turned out! Even better than we could of hoped for!"
Mr/Mrs Purvor, July 2017
"From the preparations leading up to the big day all the staff at Blackstock were nothing but helpful and were there for us every step of the way. All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and said how beautiful the venue was and that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. The day was truly emotionally magical and we could not of ask for anything different."
Mr/Mrs Archer, July 2017
"I think the word perfect doesn't quite cover it. From initial enquiry to booking to planning Emma had everything covered, nothing was too much trouble at any stage. The big day ran flawlessly from start to finish, I honestly can't think of a single thing that could have been improved. The food was superb, the attention to detail was wonderful. Our wedding day truly was a special experience thanks to all the team at Blackstock."
Jim Baxter, May 2017
"I cannot begin to explain how perfect our wedding was on 22 May 2017. I wouldn't have changed a single thing and you guys made it all happen. Nothing was too much trouble and it all looked so effortless on your part. We can't thank Simon (aka The Wedding Ninja) and Emma enough for all their hard work. Utterly professional but totally approachable. I would recommend Blackstock to every single engaged couple I see!"
Jo Baxter, May 2017
"I would like to say thank you to you all for the way you made us feel most welcome last week at our 45th Anniversary. The room looked very nice when we arrived and all of the staff were most helpful. The meal was excellent – my only criticism would be that the portions were too large! I am sure that some other people would disagree with that! You have all, it seems to me, have leant over backwards to make sure that the evening went with a swing and at all my visits to you over the last months you have all been very helpful."
Judith, April 2017
"Thank you again for looking after us so well last Thursday! The day flew by but we loved every minute of it! The weather was kind to us and showed blackstock off in its full glory! It's such a beautiful place and we are so happy to have got married there! You both were amazing with some difficult guests and last minute madness which we both really appreciate!"
Sarah and Paul, April 2017
"We just wanted to say the biggest thank you to all the staff at Blackstock for all of your help and providing us with the most perfect wedding day that was everything we could of hoped and dreamed of and more. We really did have the most incredible day and you both and your team really had thought of everything to help ensure our day went so smoothly and all to plan. It was the best wedding food, an amazing venue, lovely professional staff and every detail was incredible and we couldn't agree more."
Sophie and Joe, April 2017
"Thank you Blackstock for making my daughters wedding day perfect. Thankyou especially to Simon and Emma for keeping things running smoothly."
Alison, Dagno, March 2016
"Excellent venue for wedding or parties, beautiful surroundings and gardens which are perfect for photographs. Service is efficient and friendly and the wedding service was very well conducted but nevertheless remained relaxed and informal creating a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Highly recommended for any event."
Karen, August 2016
"Wow what a wonderful place this is for a wedding! Just had my step daughters day there and was blown away with the setting and views, the barns and gardens are gorgeous, the play areas and animals were such a bonus for the kids. The staff can't do enough for you and went out of their way to get whatever we asked for. The wedding cottage has to be the best way you could spend your wedding night after a day here!!!"
Paula, August 2016
"The venue itself was wonderful and perfect for a wedding that has to accommodate for so many different needs including children, so to have a purpose built indoor play area was great for younger guests and parents alike. The staff were a truly wonderful team. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering getting married. I think it was great value for money. Finally thank you to all of the team involved in making this a truly wonderful day. Yours sincerely Paul Dale."
Mr D, September 2016
"My eldest daughter and my now "son in law" got married at Blackstock. Absolutely exceptional venue with fantastically friendly staff and the organisation, logistics and planning were first class. The whole team there will give 100% effort to make sure the day is as memorable as it should be. Simon who managed the day for us was professional, caring, and did everything he promised with a smile and with a competence and confidence that was reassuring. Thank you."
Steve, February 2017
"To all the staff at Blackstock, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day go smoothly, from the point of the first wedding showcase to the end of our day every single member of your team have been exceptional. You all went out of your way to make our day special and we couldn't recommend you enough! Thank you again."
Luke and Francesca, February 2017
"What a fantastic day had by each and every one of us! Every member of staff are a credit to your team!"
Mrs E M, February 2017
"All you guys done an amazing job making our special day one we will never forget!!! An extra special thanks to Emma and Simon for putting us both at ease!!!"
Mr P M, February 2017
"My son and daughter in law were married here yesterday. All the staff were excellent - nothing was too much for them - and the venue was absolutely charming!"
Mrs D M, February 2017
"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
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