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So you have just got engaged?

Christmas and New Year are one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged. There is nothing quite like the romantic ambiance of Christmas lights, gifts under the tree, a few glasses of something sparkly, as well as being with loved ones, to tip you over the edge and bring forth a proposal!

Whether it is a planned proposal or a spontaneous one, they are all perfect and really lovely in their own right.

Will it be a long engagement?

And the next question is….how long will it be until you choose the date for your wedding? Some people, for one reason or another, will opt for a long engagement and that is absolutely fine. Circumstances could be that some may not be able to commit to dates, bookings etc. Not yet anyway.

The date is one of the first things to decide on, or the month at the very least, if you can be a bit flexible. Most couples have a month in mind when they first start looking, as well as the year obviously!

If you are completely caught up in all the excitement of your new engagement and you want to get the ball rolling, then now is the time to do it! Get all the initial bookings made, or at least start to look. It can be a minefield out there, with so much choice and if this isTudor Barn the first time you have dipped your toe in the water, it can appear to be quite intimidating. Especially if you are looking to book everything separately.

Where do you start?

Along with the date, probably the first question to ask is “Do you want a church wedding”. Or would you like to to be married at a beautifully romantic venue, where you can get ready with your nearest and dearest and walk those few steps to your stunning wedding ceremony, without having to worry about the weather or a wedding car. Plus then enjoy your first meal together as a married couple, all in the one place?

If this is the case, then you MUST come and visit us at Blackstock Country Estate. We have a beautiful Bridal room, our Tudor Barn, for your ceremony, a stunning terrace and lots of wonderful rolling fields and a lake for fabulous photo opportunities. Then you will also be able to enjoy our restored Granary, for your wedding breakfast.

Plus don’t forget the luxury accommodation we can offer you. Spend the night before your wedding with us, plus then enjoy a night or two after, with many of your family and friends. We are just the perfect country barn venue in East Sussex!

First steps

Get in touch with our fabulous team, who can give you lots of information, regarding our Estate as well as availability and pricing. Book your viewing to come and look around. That will make your decision so much easier – we really are the most perfectly romantic wedding venue and we hope you will love it as much as we do!

As always, our thanks goes to all the wonderful photographer we work with, who have been given credit in each couple’s case studies.

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