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A Stunning Barn Wedding Venue In Hellingly

Blackstock is a breathtaking country wedding venue in Hellingly, conveniently close to Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. 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.

PLANNING YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Choose from our two stunning venues

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Licensed for Your Ceremony

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.

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Exclusive Use

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.

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Support Every Step of the Way

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.

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Arranging a registrar

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: ceremonieshub.east@eastsussex.gov.uk

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Some kind words

"I just want to write to say THANK YOU so so much for the wonderful, PERFECT day you created for my daughter Poppy and new son-in-law Sam on Friday 31st August. Everything was so seamless from beginning to end and what a fantastic venue (everyone commented on it). I shall be forever grateful that you helped make Poppy and Sam's day so special. My daughter had worked so hard and had been dreaming and planning her big day for many many years and to see it all come to fruition and see the smile which was glued on her face all day was all as a mother I could wish for. How you planned that weather too I'll never know!!! Thank you to each and everyone involved in making her day so special with memories to last a lifetime." Poppy & Sam, 31st August 2018

"Dear all I am so sorry I did not thank you all properly yesterday for the wonderful day you created for my daughter. I think my head was a little cloudy! Everything was exceptional, all your staff were so professional and helpful. The whole of the arrangements, food and the venue itself far exceeded my expectations. All my guests commented on what a fantastic venue we had chosen. All the children had a whale of a time and that meant relaxed parents. So from me and all my family thank you, thank you, thank you!" Jenny & Richard, 23rd August 2018

"We’d like to thank Gill (Wedding Coordinator) and the team at Blackstock for helping to create the most perfect day on Saturday, 4th August 2018. Gill helped throughout our planning to make it all so seamless and easy and was always happy to answer any emails or queries. We knew we wanted Blackstock the second we walked into the Tudor Barn and we’re so glad we chose it as our Venue. The guests complimented its beauty all throughout the day. Thanks to Ben (Operations Manager), who I hope gets better soon, and Florin (Front of House Operations Manager), for being amazing on the day with organising everything to run smoothly and efficiently. We didn’t have anything to worry about, and it’s all down to their professionalism. Thank you, and again we’re so happy we picked Blackstock as our Venue." Alex & Emma, 4th August 2018

"Had my wedding 18th July 2018 and couldn’t of picked a better venue, the whole team of staff was absolutely brilliant and the day couldn’t of gone any better. I’d thank to thank every single person at blackstock for everything they have done for me and my wife." Sean, 18th July 2018

"We got married at Blackstock Country Estate on Saturday June 23rd 2018 and it was the most perfect venue for our special day. Both barns and the grounds are stunning, the food was incredible and the level of care and attention from Gill, Ben, Sarah, Florin and the rest of the team was impeccable. In planning the wedding Gill was always on hand to answer any queries and was so accommodating of all our wishes. Ben and Sarah oversaw the day and made us feel so relaxed that everything was in hand. We booked the bridal and family cottages, which were brilliant especially as we held a brunch for all our guests in the Granary Barn the following morning. The bridal party also used the family cottage to get ready - it was the perfect space and great to be on site in the morning to check over everything. We were so happy with everything from start to finish and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Blackstock as a wedding venue for a moment!" Jade, 23rd June 2018

"Dan and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Ben, Sarah, Florin and the rest of the team for all your incredibly hard work, care and attention to detail in the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself. It really was the most perfect day and we are without doubt that this was down to you guys and of course the fact that Blackstock is such a beautiful place! We had so many compliments from friends and family on the venue, the staff and the food - every detail was perfect and we can’t thank you enough." Jade and Dan, 23rd June 2018

"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

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