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
"Paul and I would like to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the team at Blackstock. The organisation and communication from yourself and Andre, was excellent from the first time we visited the beautiful venue, to the morning after our wedding day. On the day the team made so much effort to ensure everything ran smoothly meaning we could focus on enjoying ourselves. Ben was brilliant at managing each section of the day and Sarah went above and beyond helping with set up. Since the wedding we have had so many compliments from friends and family on the venue, so we really couldn't be happier. Please pass our feedback onto all staff and the fine foods team. " Bryony and Paul , 30th June 2018
"We had our special day here at Blackstock on 21st June 2018 and I can honestly say it was the best day we could of ever hoped for. It absolutely blew our expectations and we would not change one thing. From the moment we visited Blackstock, nearly 18 months before the wedding, we knew it was the venue for us. Gill has always been on hand to answer my queries quickly and was very accommodating to our numerous meetings with different suppliers. We just had the Tudor barn which was perfect for our intimate day, the courtyard was the ideal overspill area for the day and evening too which had the most beautiful sun set, not to mention the soft play area which was a god send to keep the children entertained. We also had the cottage for the bridal party to get ready in the morning of the wedding which was an excellent space for us to use, the cottage was also used by elderly relatives during the day to rest and we stayed here for the night too. The running of the day went so smooth and this was mainly down to Ben and his amazing staff. Ben was very calm throughout the whole day and made sure everything was running smoothly. The food....wow!!! This again blew our expectations, we had tasted bits before but on the day it was just amazing, the timings and execution of this was just effortlessly run by Ben. Words cannot describe how perfect our day was, we cannot thank the Blackstock team enough for everything they did for us. We will always look back on our day with wonderful memories, my only regret is it went far too quick!!! Thank you so much team Blackstock!" Mr & Mrs Hopkinson-Wood, 21st June 2018
"I cannot praise Blackstock Country Estate enough. We held our wedding there last Sunday and it was better than I could have ever imagined. The venue itself is beautiful, both barns made the perfect setting for our special day, somehow they even managed to arrange the most beautiful sunset! More amazing than any of that though was the Blackstock team. From our first meetings with Alyssa and Gill, to the main event with Sarah and Ben all of them were fantastic. They anticipated our needs perfectly and really created the best party we could've asked for. Thank you for everything to all of you, it really was the most perfect day, one that we will remember for ever." Sally and Gio, July 2018
"Blackstock was our dream venue and the team made our dream day come true. From start to finish and all in between. The organisation, food, planning, timings, staff and buffet. This was all amazing! You can tell this team enjoy what they do and communicate very well. Our day was perfect and faultless! Words can’t thank all of them enough for the day." Paula and Nick, 9th July 2018
"Thank you so much to Gill, Ben and all of the team at Blackstock for making our wedding day so exceptional! It was so much better than anything we could have expected or hoped for and we were so happy! " Lisa and Lee, 25th June 2018
"Blackstock was the only venue that we looked at, we knew instantly that this was THE venue for our special day. It is absolutely stunning, every time we visited before our wedding we found another reason to fall in love with it. The staff are fantastic, so accommodating to our wants and needs. We will be eternally grateful for all of the hard work and effort they all put in as a team to ensure a smooth running of the day and we could not fault anything.The food was amazing, so much variety to choose from and so delicious, all of our guests commented on how nice it was! We only used the Tudor barn as we had a smaller wedding, the secluded courtyard made everything feel very intimate but there is enough space that each area didn't get crowded, the perfect size! We wouldn't have known if there was another event going on in the other barn as the spacing between them is enough to not have any noise interaction. The parking is also fantastic, plenty of room. In addition to the venue there is an onsite cottage which played such an important part in the bridal preparations, it made things so much more relaxing knowing that you don't have to travel to get to the venue right before getting married or arranging travel to another location the night of! We would highly recommend using this feature as it made the morning run up to the wedding feel effortless and the evening so easy! All in all we are extremely happy with everything about Blackstock. we couldn't recommend it enough and would like to thank everyone there for making our day better than we could have ever thought possible." Georgia and Graham, 2nd June 2018
"We would both like to thank you and the whole team for helping make our day very special and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. You provided us with such a great service from the moment we booked the venue right through to the morning after the wedding. Look forward to seeing you again for lunch one Sunday." Alex and Warren, 24th May 2018
"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
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