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The Perfect Venue For Your Perfect Day

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

"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

"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 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

"My son and daughter in law were married here yesterday. All the staff were excellent - nothing was too much for them - and the venue was absolutely charming!" Mrs D M, February 2017

"The venue itself was wonderful and perfect for a wedding that has to accommodate for so many different needs including children, so to have a purpose built indoor play area was great for younger guests and parents alike. The staff were a truly wonderful team. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering getting married. I think it was great value for money. Finally thank you to all of the team involved in making this a truly wonderful day. Yours sincerely Paul Dale." Mr D, September 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

"I think the word perfect doesn't quite cover it. From initial enquiry to booking to planning Emma had everything covered, nothing was too much trouble at any stage. The big day ran flawlessly from start to finish, I honestly can't think of a single thing that could have been improved. The food was superb, the attention to detail was wonderful. Our wedding day truly was a special experience thanks to all the team at Blackstock." Jim Baxter, May 2017

"A fantastic place to get married! A great team that made the day very special" Wesley, December 2016

"...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

"We just wanted to say the biggest thank you to all the staff at Blackstock for all of your help and providing us with the most perfect wedding day that was everything we could of hoped and dreamed of and more. We really did have the most incredible day and you both and your team really had thought of everything to help ensure our day went so smoothly and all to plan. It was the best wedding food, an amazing venue, lovely professional staff and every detail was incredible and we couldn't agree more." Sophie and Joe, April 2017

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