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
"What and fantastic day we had on the 1st June. We're so sad it's over and wish we could just do it every weekend! Everything looked amazing. The food was brilliant and the staff were spectacular! Gill, thanks for putting up with all my emails and last minute changes to the table plan. Ben, thanks for reassuring me it wasn't raining and the pond just had lots of water boatmen! Paul and Andre, thank you for being so welcoming and friendly; you felt like family by then end! We couldn't fault the day! Thank you so much. We'll be back for breakfast on the occasional Sunday and we'd love to try out one of your comedy nights too." Zoe and Adam, June 2018
"We had the most amazing wedding day 26 May 2018. From the moment we viewed the venue we new it was the place for us, Andre and Simon made us feel incredibly welcome and Blackstock was the first venue of the many we visited that made us feel unique and not just another date to be filled in their wedding calendar, this was definitely a unique selling point and makes this venue so special. We used inspire decor and Floralou who together made the already stunning venue look even more beautiful. The whole Blackstock team were approachable, professional and had a genuine interest in helping us make sure our day was the best it could be, a big thank you to Gill for your support during the run up to the wedding and Ben and team throughout our wedding day. On the day the sun was shining, drink flowing, amazing food and most importantly all our nearest and dearest were with us to celebrate. We cannot thank the Blackstock team enough for everything, the food was a highlight of the day, we wouldn’t have changed a single thing, it was delicious and hit with everyone. It really was the best day of our lives! Thank you for everything Blackstock!" Gem and Jake, 26th May 2018
"We had our wedding at BlackStock on Sunday 29th April 2018 and couldn’t have asked for a better day filled with anymore love and laughter. From first arriving to view the venue we were treated like royalty, shown round all the venue and grounds, given a beautiful afternoon tea and explained everything without pressure to book there and then. This was a huge plus! We then returned a second time to show the venue to family, again nothing was too much trouble. When booking we were giving a detailed timeline along with details and numbers, nothing was over the top nor confusing. The ladies that showed us round and answered messages were quick, efficient and wonderful. The value for the barn and food was perfectly fair and worth every penny. The day came and we met Ben, we could not sing his praises enough, truly an outstanding member of the team, from us setting the barn up in the morning with him refilling cups of tea & coffee to keep us going. Come the wedding he was fast, detailed and most importantly calm, everything ran along brilliantly and all friends & family noticed how smoothly the day went. We even managed to convince him to get in on a cheeky picture! Thank you everyone at BlackStock from start to finish your venue & team were faultless, we can’t wait to come back and visit in the future to reminisce and walk the grounds! Lots of love and thanks, Mr & Mrs Gunter xx" Kaidee , 29th April 2018
"Everything from the first meeting to the last person leaving the wedding day went perfectly. The venue is amazing and the staff attentive, personable and very, very professional. We looked at around 12-15 venues around East Sussex and found this to be by far the best (though was a toss up with Broyle Place initially!) We can't thank Blackstock enough, it literally was the stuff of dreams! Cheesy review over, but fully warranted!" Zoe and Adam, 1st June 2018
"Perfect setting for our wedding. Food was stunning and Ben and the staff made the day seamless." Phoebe and Charles, 27th May 2018
"It's over 6 months since our wedding and our friends and family are still talking about our wedding! Not just our wedding but the amazing venue, food and service. I actually get emotional talking about it as it is still so fresh in my head. Wish will could do it all over again, best day of our lives! Thank you Blackstock" Shaun B, May 2018
"We got married at blackstock on the 13th May and had the most perfect day. From the moment we went to look at the venue every single member staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. We managed to turn our wedding around in 6 weeks and could not have done this without the excellent team at Blackstock. Ben and his team took care of absolutely everything and on the day we did not have to do a single thing as they had already taken care of it. We had the mix grill for mains and all of our guests loved it and said it was the best meal they had had at a wedding. From start to finish Blackstock were amazing and really looked after us on out special day and we would highly recommend them to anyone else. 10/10 Thank you Rich & Liz" Liz & Rich, 13th 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, 5th May 2018
"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
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