25th July 2017
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 2). The grounds are a wonderful place for a morning stroll, with easy paths throughout and all kinds of animal life easy to see, from free-roaming deer to wild brown trout and even llamas.
"We can honestly say that Simon and the rest of the team were absolutely fantastic which helped make our day even more special. It is such a beautiful venue at Blackstock and we wouldn't change our big day one little bit, to us...it was perfect, so thank you for all your hard work and kindness." Mr/Mrs Nice, July 2017
"Thank you sooo much for what we can only describe as a truly AMAZING day!!! All our dreams came true with our dog and horses attending our big day and we got to share it with all our friends and family!! A MASSIVE thank you to all the staff esp Emma, Simon, Andrea, Paul and Marco! From the moment we met you all and the venue we fell in love but that didn't prepare us for how good the day actually turned out! Even better than we could of hoped for!" Mr/Mrs Purvor, July 2017
"From the preparations leading up to the big day all the staff at Blackstock were nothing but helpful and were there for us every step of the way. All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and said how beautiful the venue was and that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. The day was truly emotionally magical and we could not of ask for anything different." Mr/Mrs Archer, July 2017
"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
"I cannot begin to explain how perfect our wedding was on 22 May 2017. I wouldn't have changed a single thing and you guys made it all happen. Nothing was too much trouble and it all looked so effortless on your part. We can't thank Simon (aka The Wedding Ninja) and Emma enough for all their hard work. Utterly professional but totally approachable. I would recommend Blackstock to every single engaged couple I see!" Jo Baxter, May 2017
"I would like to say thank you to you all for the way you made us feel most welcome last week at our 45th Anniversary. The room looked very nice when we arrived and all of the staff were most helpful. The meal was excellent – my only criticism would be that the portions were too large! I am sure that some other people would disagree with that! You have all, it seems to me, have leant over backwards to make sure that the evening went with a swing and at all my visits to you over the last months you have all been very helpful." Judith, April 2017
"Thank you again for looking after us so well last Thursday! The day flew by but we loved every minute of it! The weather was kind to us and showed blackstock off in its full glory! It's such a beautiful place and we are so happy to have got married there! You both were amazing with some difficult guests and last minute madness which we both really appreciate!" Sarah and Paul, April 2017
"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
"Thank you Blackstock for making my daughters wedding day perfect. Thankyou especially to Simon and Emma for keeping things running smoothly." Alison, Dagno, March 2016
"Excellent venue for wedding or parties, beautiful surroundings and gardens which are perfect for photographs. Service is efficient and friendly and the wedding service was very well conducted but nevertheless remained relaxed and informal creating a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Highly recommended for any event." Karen, August 2016
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