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
"We would like to express our gratitude to you all for ensuring our family gathering in the Granary Barn for Nigel went so smoothly. Your staff were so attentive and helpful with setting up the room and throughout the afternoon. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned. With kind regards," Karin & David P and family, 19th March 2018
"We’d like to reciprocate this message of thanks to you all. Last weekend was one of the most memorable weekends of our lives! We’d like to thank you so much for helping the day to run so smoothly, particularly when timings got shunted back several times. I know it wasn’t easy with the stress of the snow the day before, but you all were so calming and gave us confidence that it would be ok! Thank-you to Ben and Sarah for all the behind the scenes work on the day, as well as staying a little later to allow Andy and the boys to take their mountain of kit out. We are so glad we booked Blackstock for our Wedding. We had such an incredible time! The catering and food was outstanding. Everyone commented on how well it tasted and how it was presented, so please pass on our thanks to the catering team for this. We will of course put reviews on Facebook and TripAdvisor and can tag you in all our official wedding pictures when we receive them. Thanks so much once again Love and best wishes, " Chris and Abbi J, 10th March 2018
"I first met Paul at the Bluewater wedding fair and in a room full of people trying to sell me things it was refreshing to meet someone that let their venue speak for themselves. There was no pressure... to book there and then and they went out of their way to answer all my questions. When we first went to the venue we instantly fell in love with it and the staff. Throughout our wedding planning we've seen the venue undergo lots of improvements to the grounds as well as its amazing reception. Over the two years we were planning our wedding a few different people were our point of contact at Blackstock but Paul as always available if we wanted to talk to him. On the day the team worked seamlessly to deliver an amazing day and when our coaches didn't turn up on time provided water to our waiting guests. We've had many compliments about how beautiful this venue is as well as how amazing the food is and we can't thank Paul and the amazing team enough for all their hard work." Hannah B, 3rd February 2018
"We got married at Blackstock in November after a very short 6 month engagement. We were concerned about how little time we had to plan a wedding in but as soon as we went to Blackstock and met Paul and Gill we instantly knew that this was the place to get married. The professionalism and genuine care for their weddings was evident immediately and my husband to be and I had confidence that they could pull off the wedding that we wanted. We live in France and so much of the communication was done over the phone and via email which we always had prompt responses to. When the day itself came around we were lucky enough to be able to set up the day before and had a detailed run through with Ben who honestly is the epitome of professionalism and organisation. Despite this we were still sure that on the day itself there were bound to be a few minor details that would go wrong as everyone always says there is at a wedding but we can truly say that every part of our wedding was more magical and ran more smoothly than we could ever have hoped for. From timings to the food, everything was perfect. The barn is a beautiful place to get married and although biased I have to say that it couldn't be more perfect for a cosy winter wedding. The food was exceptional and we have had so many guests say that it was one of the nicest meals they have ever had. The attention to detail was extraordinary, just one example is how several waiters bring the meals to each table all at once so that everyone is served together, this was an unexpected detail that really adds a sense of occasion to the meal. Every member of staff that we met were friendly, polite and professional. We could not have asked for a better day and we can't thank the Blackstock team enough. This is the place that everyone should aim to get married at and other venues could learn a lot from this team. Exceptional!" Maddison L, 16th January 2018
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team at Blackstock. Yourself and Ben had everything planned to perfection and made our day so so amazing and special. We had the best day and night at your stunning venue and can't praise you enough." Leanne and Jonathan, 28th December 2017
"To anyone that is considering having their wedding at this venue.....do it! We had our day in Nov 2017 and had the most incredible day. The team work perfectly together and no request was too big! As a nervous bride they aided with the smooth running of the day and prep beforehand. I cannot recommend them enough x" Claire W, 14 December 2017
"As always the food was excellent and the service was superb; and despite the awful weather the room was perfectly warm. I am sure we will see you again next year." Patricia E, 11 December 2017
"Just to say we have a great night at our works party on Friday! What a fantastic venue and the food was wonderful. So many events never have enough staff on duty but there were plenty and they were all lovely and very efficient. Thank you very much for everything." Laura, 11 December 2017
"Thank you for such a lovely Christmas party. All I have had is positive comments, the food and atmosphere was so lovely. Everyone had a great time. Thanks again. " Celia Smith, 10 December 2017
"This venue is truly welcoming and beautiful! After visiting a few venues to be marched around and told how amazing they were and they have limited availability but might be able to fit us in, Blackstock was an absolute breath of fresh air. From the flexibility with the day and time we could visit, the fabulous afternoon tea provided, the genuine interest in us and warm welcome from all staff members we knew this was the perfect venue for us. Since booking the service has continued to be fabulous, they are keeping us informed, helping us arrange key items and we feel completely relaxed knowing the high level of support provided. We cannot wait for our wedding at Blackstock next May. Thank you Blackstock team for everything so far! " Gemma and Jake, 23 October 2017
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