Dating from the 16th century
Overlooking our grounds are two beautiful restored barns, The Tudor and The Granary. They can be hired separately, with access to the grounds, or taken together for exclusive use of the entire estate for your wedding.
Both barns are set amongst our 70 acres of scenic farmland and enjoy stunning views of the South Downs. Within, they are tastefully decorated and can be easily adjusted to suit your theme. Guests can easily stroll in and out, exploring the meadows and woods at their leisure, enjoying a drink on the patio areas under the stars or taking part in the festivities inside.
As well as providing the perfect venue to hold your reception, we are also licensed to hold civil partnership and wedding ceremonies for up to 180 of your guests.
Or if you would prefer to hold the ceremony elsewhere, with the reception at Blackstock Farm, we are conveniently located close to several historic churches and can happily make recommendations and help arrange transport to and from the venues.
If you have any special requirements for your ceremony, then let us know. We will endeavour to accommodate any wish that you may have to make your ceremony completely personal to you.
Should you wish, you can have exclusive use of both restored barns, the children’s play barn and the grounds for a magical wedding day.
Along with use of both The Tudor and The Granary barns, your guests and wedding party will have exclusive use of all of our grounds from 11am on the big day, with access from 8am. The only people on our 70 acres of beautiful estate will be your family, your friends and our staff! Guests can idly explore the grounds, enjoy the wedding courtyards and patios, and try to spot some of our free-roaming wildlife. Any children present will be able to expend some energy in our fantastic indoor soft play barn.
Our wedding planning staff, caterers and owners will be on hand to support you from the day you first view the venue. We will provide you with detailed timelines covering what you need to do and when, and will be happy to offer advice when it comes to booking transport, music, or a separate ceremony venue if preferred.
You will have one-on-one meetings with our triple rosette head chef, Marco Manner, to decide what you’d like included in your menus to suit your taste and budget.
You’ll also be able to call or email us at any time with any questions or concerns, and be sure you’ll receive a prompt reply.
To get married at Blackstock you will need to arrange a Registrar. Both of our barns are licensed for marriage ceremonies. We work closely with Eastbourne Registry Office with whom you will need to book your registrar.
To book your civil wedding or partnership ceremony call 03456 08 01 98 (Option 1 for ceremonies) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Wow - what can we say! From start to finish you made life so easy for Linda & I and we had a truly wonderful wedding day! Thank you for making everything so special. We will come in and see you all again soon. " Linda and Duncan, 15th May 2018
"We've recently just had our wedding at Blackstock and both my husband and I have been absolutely blown away by the care and attention to detail that every single member of staff took to make sure we had the most amazing day available. Gill helped us with everything we needed for the organisation, Ben was absolutely perfect on the day and the food was divine!!! It actually brings me to tears how amazing the location was and the love and care we received. If you're thinking about having your wedding here, do it!!! You will not be disappointed!!! Amazing!!!!" Leah Martini, 14th May 2018
"We recently had our wedding here and I can honestly say the day was everything we had hoped for and more. We only booked the Tudor Barn, but this was plenty of room for our 100+ guests. The courtyard was the perfect spill out area and was a total sun trap. The Blackstock team couldn't do enough for us on the day and were diligent in the lead up to the event. They were in regular contact with us and made sure we had several face to face meetings to make sure we were all up to speed and on the same page. As someone who had never been to a wedding before, the team were also very helpful in suggestions for the day and also for suppliers. Our guests haven't stopped commenting on what a beautiful day it was and how good the hog roast was!! Thank you so much, Blackstock, for making our wedding perfect! " Hayley and Alex Champion, 11th May 2018
"Thank you for all your efforts in making our day so much fun and special. All out guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, the attentiveness of the staff and quality of the food. There were a few sore heads and feet the next day, which shows me that everyone had a great time! I must make a special thank you to Ben. He was fantastic on the day, and in the morning. The day ran incredibly smoothly with his help and he is a credit to your team that you should scream and shout about to other potential newlyweds looking to book! The whole team were fantastic, but I just wanted to highlight Ben's efforts on the day were hugely appreciated. Even though the Sun didn't come out much, Kate and I have many special memories from our big day, and some great photos to treasure. Thanks again, I'm sure we'll stop in again soon for another fantastic breakfast!" Kate and Simon, 27th April 2018
"We had seen Blackstock Country Estate in 2012 and had both agreed that if we ever got around to booking our wedding it would be the most amazing place to have our reception. Well six years later was one of the best days of our life. On 28th April 2018 we finally tied the knot, the day was everything we had ever wished for and more. It was all helped by the amazing team, nothing was ever to much and Gill was always there to answer any question. I felt so calm on the day knowing Ben was there over seeing things he was a star looking after us and our family and friends." Amelia and Neil Hall, 4th May 2018
"We had our Wedding here on March 3rd 2018. We are totally delighted to have made the decision to have our Wedding at Blackstock. From our very first meeting with Andre and Paul, to the final details discussions with Gill and Ben, to our incredible day ran by Ben and Sarah (as well as the amazing catering team from Fine Foods) - we felt so overwhelmed by how incredible everything was. The food was immense and all our guests gave lovely feedback, and certainly did not go hungry. The staff at Blackstock did such an amazing job at making the day run smoothly, even when I was 30 minutes late, and we had the chaos of the snow the day before. Chris and I have no hestiation in recommending Blackstock as the best Wedding venue in the South-East. It will forever be a special place for us!" Abbi Johnson, 25th April 2018
"We had the most incredible wedding at Blackstock. We were so well looked after leading up to the day and the staff ensured that our special day ran smoothly. We are so grateful to Gill, Ben, Sarah and everyone else for making our day a dream come true! Highly recommend this place!!" Anna Tyler, 28th March 2018
"We had our wedding here on Saturday 31st March 2018 and we really cannot recommend this venue enough! Everyone we spoke to was so lovely and made sure we knew what was happening every step of the way. They made sure the day was tailored to what we wanted. We would like to say a particular thank you to Ben, he was so calm and reassuring throughout the day. He was particularly helpful when the bridesmaids dresses fell in the mud and we needed to get them cleaned and dried quickly! Nothing was too much for him! We’re looking forward to coming back for walks on the grounds and reminiscing about our special day! Thank you so much, we really couldn’t have asked for more!" Stefanie Kemsley, 2nd April 2018
"Service was great. Venue gorgeous. The food.......so stuffed. Good value for the money. We will be going back." Gill Green, 2nd April 2018
"Held a joint special birthday party here for my Mum's 90th and my 60th - everything was excellent, and we had a really enjoyable time. Ben the Manager even gave us a lift home at the end to save us waiting for the minibus to return. That was really kind. Lovely food, pleasant staff, and wonderful venue. What more could you ask?" C Randall, 23rd March 2018
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