If a country escape wedding in a beautiful barn is your idea of true romance, Blackstock is perfect for you.
Birthday parties to AGMs. We can provide a truly unique venue for your event, conference or celebration.
Our catering partners, Fine Foods Catering, can create a completely customised menu to suit your taste and budget.
Take a stroll around our grounds on a Sunday morning and follow it up with a hearty warming breakfast or brunch.
Blackstock Country Estate is a beautiful countryside wedding and events venue set in the rolling South Downs of Sussex. We host ceremonies, receptions and events in two cosy barns, surrounded by 70 acres of breathtaking estate. Rustic and rural, yet refined and romantic, we are surrounded by open meadows, bluebell woodland and peaceful lakes. Wild deer can be spotted on the grounds, among other wildlife roaming freely.
All this can be viewed from our two restored barns, one of which dates back to the 16th century, which can be hired together for exclusive use of the estate or hired separately. We are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 180 guests, or can recommend some nearby historic churches. For receptions, conferences and parties we have licensed bars, the capacity for live music and can provide top-quality bespoke catering.
Our peaceful estate can add a sense of escapism to your occasion, while our licensed bars and in-house catering team can provide a range of drinking and dining options. Whether you’re having a corporate away day, a family party or something in between we can help.
Picture your special day in one of our restored barns, both of which offer unique charm and character. Guests can step outside on the patio for a drink, or even wander our beautiful grounds at their leisure. We also have excellent modern facilities, despite our rural location.
Every Sunday our café and grounds are open to all, for an entry fee of just £1 (or free for children under 1). The grounds are a wonderful place for a morning stroll, with easy paths throughout.
The Café will be closed Sunday 24th December and open only till midday on Sunday 31st December
"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" Gemma N, 23 October 2017
"We got married on the 2nd August, all the build up to the day had been professional with any queries dealt with. We were very lucky in respect of the venue being vacant from the day before so we could set up any bits we needed to then and put the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses in the Cottage ready for our day. When it came to the day, my beautiful bride and her bridesmaids got ready from 10am in the Cottage (please note this is not always possible if people are in it the night before), their needs being looked after very well by the staff. I duly arrived at 12pm, with guests, everybody was commenting about how nice it was in the Tudor Barn. Everything went without a single problem in the ceremony with Simon, the coordinator, being faultless and very professional in the build up. When we moved to the Granary barn everybody was dumbstruck by the beauty of the place, decorated by Inspiration Decor"s Joanna, it really looked fantastic. Everybody loved the food with so many commenting how good it was with generous portions, beautifully presented and all piping hot. The evening was back in the Tudor Barn with more guests arriving and commenting about the place, the evening buffet was superb with lots of positive comments about how nice it was. It rained the whole day but it didn't matter at all as it was such a nice place to be and the photos people have taken look lovely. Overall, we could not have been any happier on our special day, thank you so much all the staff and caterers at Blackstock, it may be a bit out of the way but it is so worth getting married here!" Chris E, 4 August 2017
"I could not begin to say how fantastic the whole day was. My granddaughter was married there. The very epitome of excellence, attention to detail is superb. This did not however come at the expense of friendliness and the feeling of being special. If you choose to hold your event there forget the worry that goes with the planning." junewood_11, 9 July 2017
"We recently got married at Blackstock and from the very beginning they have been sensational. Respond to all requests on time, no request is too big, they were always very polite and supportive. On the day Simon, Emma and the team were flawless. Emma was supportive throughout the morning and day, subtly making sure I was where I needed to be. Simon was just superb too, from the timing of the ceremony music, to speeches and he even looked after my friends newborn baby for a short while so she could finally eat some of her food - just completely above and beyond service throughout. The food was exceptional, we went for an afternoon /high tea option and the food was delicious and just so much of it! Never had an empty glass and the wine was delicious. We opted for fish and chips in the evening and this was really tasty. The grounds are stunning and the venue was just the perfect place for our special day. We have had endless compliments on our wedding, especially the food and the venue so thank you so much and I recommend this venue to everyone!" Elaine E, 8 July 2017
"We attended a friend's wedding here in May and there are no words to describe how perfect it was. The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious (BBQ) and the atmosphere was perfect. Having spoken to the bride and groom, they can assure me that the staff were constantly on the ball and beyond helpful. We intend to come here for one of their many evening events soon." Flippidygibbit, 2 June 2017
"A big thanks to Simon and all the staff for a fantastic day Simon was the perfect person to look after every detail on the day Well done Nothing was too much trouble Food was fantastic From start to finish it was perfect A big thanks from myself , father of the groom" F4bha, 28 May 2017
"All of our guests have said what a perfect venue we chose, every single member of your team went above and beyond. All the food was amazing and the attention to detail was faultless. You should be very proud. A huge thank you to Paul, Andre and of course Ben. I don’t think we would have got through the day without Ben! He was a star and nothing was too much trouble. If we could do it all again we would and we wouldn’t change a single thing thanks to you guys." Shaun and Darren, October 2017
"I just wanted to say a massive thank-you to the team for my daughter's wedding last Friday - a lovely venue, good food but most importantly fantastic people - everyone that I came across was very friendly and helpful - you made us feel very welcome - special mention to the bar staff who worked hard all day serving many hot dri nks as well as normal drinks - also special mention to the chap in charge, a really top bloke - thank-you all so much you made the day so special for my daughter and her new husband" Rachel and Shaun, November 2017
"Thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday. We had the most incredible day and we couldn't have picked a better venue. It was amazing! So many of our guests said how lovely the food was. Everything was brilliant. Thank you again!" Liz and Graeme Randall, November 2017
"We had the best day of our life celebrating our wedding on 06.10.17. The venue was perfect, food exceptional and staff brilliant. All our guests commented on how lovely the venue was and fortunately we were blessed with beautiful sunshine." Davey and Elizabeth, October 2017
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