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.
"It's over 6 months since our wedding and our friends and family are still talking about our wedding! Not just our wedding but the amazing venue, food and service. I actually get emotional talking about it as it is still so fresh in my head. Wish will could do it all over again, best day of our lives! Thank you Blackstock" Shaun B, May 2018
"We got married at blackstock on the 13th May and had the most perfect day. From the moment we went to look at the venue every single member staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. We managed to turn our wedding around in 6 weeks and could not have done this without the excellent team at Blackstock. Ben and his team took care of absolutely everything and on the day we did not have to do a single thing as they had already taken care of it. We had the mix grill for mains and all of our guests loved it and said it was the best meal they had had at a wedding. From start to finish Blackstock were amazing and really looked after us on out special day and we would highly recommend them to anyone else. 10/10 Thank you Rich & Liz" Liz & Rich, 13th May 2018
"We recently had our wedding here and I can honestly say the day was everything we had hoped for and more. We only booked the Tudor Barn, but this was plenty of room for our 100+ guests. The courtyard was the perfect spill out area and was a total sun trap. The Blackstock team couldn't do enough for us on the day and were diligent in the lead up to the event. They were in regular contact with us and made sure we had several face to face meetings to make sure we were all up to speed and on the same page. As someone who had never been to a wedding before, the team were also very helpful in suggestions for the day and also for suppliers. Our guests haven't stopped commenting on what a beautiful day it was and how good the hog roast was!! Thank you so much, Blackstock, for making our wedding perfect!" Hayley and Alex, 5th May 2018
"Wow - what can we say! From start to finish you made life so easy for Linda & I and we had a truly wonderful wedding day! Thank you for making everything so special. We will come in and see you all again soon. " Linda and Duncan, 15th May 2018
"We've recently just had our wedding at Blackstock and both my husband and I have been absolutely blown away by the care and attention to detail that every single member of staff took to make sure we had the most amazing day available. Gill helped us with everything we needed for the organisation, Ben was absolutely perfect on the day and the food was divine!!! It actually brings me to tears how amazing the location was and the love and care we received. If you're thinking about having your wedding here, do it!!! You will not be disappointed!!! Amazing!!!!" Leah Martini, 14th May 2018
"We recently had our wedding here and I can honestly say the day was everything we had hoped for and more. We only booked the Tudor Barn, but this was plenty of room for our 100+ guests. The courtyard was the perfect spill out area and was a total sun trap. The Blackstock team couldn't do enough for us on the day and were diligent in the lead up to the event. They were in regular contact with us and made sure we had several face to face meetings to make sure we were all up to speed and on the same page. As someone who had never been to a wedding before, the team were also very helpful in suggestions for the day and also for suppliers. Our guests haven't stopped commenting on what a beautiful day it was and how good the hog roast was!! Thank you so much, Blackstock, for making our wedding perfect! " Hayley and Alex Champion, 11th May 2018
"Thank you for all your efforts in making our day so much fun and special. All out guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, the attentiveness of the staff and quality of the food. There were a few sore heads and feet the next day, which shows me that everyone had a great time! I must make a special thank you to Ben. He was fantastic on the day, and in the morning. The day ran incredibly smoothly with his help and he is a credit to your team that you should scream and shout about to other potential newlyweds looking to book! The whole team were fantastic, but I just wanted to highlight Ben's efforts on the day were hugely appreciated. Even though the Sun didn't come out much, Kate and I have many special memories from our big day, and some great photos to treasure. Thanks again, I'm sure we'll stop in again soon for another fantastic breakfast!" Kate and Simon, 27th April 2018
"We had seen Blackstock Country Estate in 2012 and had both agreed that if we ever got around to booking our wedding it would be the most amazing place to have our reception. Well six years later was one of the best days of our life. On 28th April 2018 we finally tied the knot, the day was everything we had ever wished for and more. It was all helped by the amazing team, nothing was ever to much and Gill was always there to answer any question. I felt so calm on the day knowing Ben was there over seeing things he was a star looking after us and our family and friends." Amelia and Neil Hall, 4th May 2018
"We had our Wedding here on March 3rd 2018. We are totally delighted to have made the decision to have our Wedding at Blackstock. From our very first meeting with Andre and Paul, to the final details discussions with Gill and Ben, to our incredible day ran by Ben and Sarah (as well as the amazing catering team from Fine Foods) - we felt so overwhelmed by how incredible everything was. The food was immense and all our guests gave lovely feedback, and certainly did not go hungry. The staff at Blackstock did such an amazing job at making the day run smoothly, even when I was 30 minutes late, and we had the chaos of the snow the day before. Chris and I have no hestiation in recommending Blackstock as the best Wedding venue in the South-East. It will forever be a special place for us!" Abbi Johnson, 25th April 2018
"We had the most incredible wedding at Blackstock. We were so well looked after leading up to the day and the staff ensured that our special day ran smoothly. We are so grateful to Gill, Ben, Sarah and everyone else for making our day a dream come true! Highly recommend this place!!" Anna Tyler, 28th March 2018
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