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 0345 60 80 19 (Option 1 for ceremonies) or email: email@example.com
"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
"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
"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
"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
"...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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"A fantastic place to get married! A great team that made teh day very special" Wesley, December 2016
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