Our two restored barns and 70 acres of peaceful estate provide a wonderful setting for all kinds of private events and celebrations.
Combining classic countryside aesthetics with outstanding modern facilities, Blackstock Country Estate offers something pretty unique. Each of our barns can take up to 200 guests, and can be hired separately or together. Our grounds are full of easy paths and walking routes which offer a great way for your guests to get a bit of fresh air.
We partner with Fine Foods Catering to provide delicious bespoke food and drink for all occasions. We can do finger food, BBQs and hog roasts, and even full five course meals. We’ll work with you to create a bespoke menu, or you can choose from one of our pre-set options.
We can assist you with seating plans and themed decorations, and can also help you source and set up audio-visual equipment.
We’re easily reached by road or rail – Polegate train station is just a ten-minute taxi ride away, and we can recommend a few local hotels and B&Bs should any guests wish to stay.
Every party is individually priced according to your budget, number of guests, day of the week and time of the year. Please contact us for a competitive quote.
The Tudor Barn is a beautiful piece of restored rural history. It enjoys expansive views over our 70 acre estate and has excellent facilities within. From its magnificent chandeliers made from antique cartwheels, to its graceful oak beams, it feels rustic yet modern.
The barn is 500 years old, but comes complete with an excellent bar and modern furnishings that do not sacrifice its ancient character.
|Classroom layout: 30
Open square: 48
Long table: 44
Cabaret style with no break out area: 120
|U-Shape layout: 42
Square table: 40
Cabaret style: 60
Theatre style: 80
The Granary, which was converted in 2014, is expansive in size. It has a wide mezzanine floor and its own private courtyard which leads to the estate. The size and shape of The Granary means it is exceptionally flexible and can be used for all kinds of occasions.
|Classroom layout: 66
U-Shape layout: 45
Open square: 50
Long table: 44
Cabaret style: 100
Theatre style: 150
|Classroom no break out area: 90
U-Shape with inner U: 62
Cabaret style no break out area: 180
Theatre style no break out area: 200
"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
"We had our wedding here on Saturday 31st March 2018 and we really cannot recommend this venue enough! Everyone we spoke to was so lovely and made sure we knew what was happening every step of the way. They made sure the day was tailored to what we wanted. We would like to say a particular thank you to Ben, he was so calm and reassuring throughout the day. He was particularly helpful when the bridesmaids dresses fell in the mud and we needed to get them cleaned and dried quickly! Nothing was too much for him! We’re looking forward to coming back for walks on the grounds and reminiscing about our special day! Thank you so much, we really couldn’t have asked for more!" Stefanie Kemsley, 2nd April 2018
"Service was great. Venue gorgeous. The food.......so stuffed. Good value for the money. We will be going back." Gill Green, 2nd April 2018
"Held a joint special birthday party here for my Mum's 90th and my 60th - everything was excellent, and we had a really enjoyable time. Ben the Manager even gave us a lift home at the end to save us waiting for the minibus to return. That was really kind. Lovely food, pleasant staff, and wonderful venue. What more could you ask?" C Randall, 23rd March 2018
"Got married here last week , staff were so helpful on the day with everything and it was such a lovely venue and everyone commented on how beautiful it was , highly recommend it. " K Palmer, 22nd March 2018
"We would like to express our gratitude to you all for ensuring our family gathering in the Granary Barn for Nigel went so smoothly. Your staff were so attentive and helpful with setting up the room and throughout the afternoon. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned. With kind regards," Karin & David P and family, 19th March 2018
"We’d like to reciprocate this message of thanks to you all. Last weekend was one of the most memorable weekends of our lives! We’d like to thank you so much for helping the day to run so smoothly, particularly when timings got shunted back several times. I know it wasn’t easy with the stress of the snow the day before, but you all were so calming and gave us confidence that it would be ok! Thank-you to Ben and Sarah for all the behind the scenes work on the day, as well as staying a little later to allow Andy and the boys to take their mountain of kit out. We are so glad we booked Blackstock for our Wedding. We had such an incredible time! The catering and food was outstanding. Everyone commented on how well it tasted and how it was presented, so please pass on our thanks to the catering team for this. We will of course put reviews on Facebook and TripAdvisor and can tag you in all our official wedding pictures when we receive them. Thanks so much once again Love and best wishes, " Chris and Abbi J, 10th March 2018
"I first met Paul at the Bluewater wedding fair and in a room full of people trying to sell me things it was refreshing to meet someone that let their venue speak for themselves. There was no pressure... to book there and then and they went out of their way to answer all my questions. When we first went to the venue we instantly fell in love with it and the staff. Throughout our wedding planning we've seen the venue undergo lots of improvements to the grounds as well as its amazing reception. Over the two years we were planning our wedding a few different people were our point of contact at Blackstock but Paul as always available if we wanted to talk to him. On the day the team worked seamlessly to deliver an amazing day and when our coaches didn't turn up on time provided water to our waiting guests. We've had many compliments about how beautiful this venue is as well as how amazing the food is and we can't thank Paul and the amazing team enough for all their hard work." Hannah B, 3rd February 2018
"We got married at Blackstock in November after a very short 6 month engagement. We were concerned about how little time we had to plan a wedding in but as soon as we went to Blackstock and met Paul and Gill we instantly knew that this was the place to get married. The professionalism and genuine care for their weddings was evident immediately and my husband to be and I had confidence that they could pull off the wedding that we wanted. We live in France and so much of the communication was done over the phone and via email which we always had prompt responses to. When the day itself came around we were lucky enough to be able to set up the day before and had a detailed run through with Ben who honestly is the epitome of professionalism and organisation. Despite this we were still sure that on the day itself there were bound to be a few minor details that would go wrong as everyone always says there is at a wedding but we can truly say that every part of our wedding was more magical and ran more smoothly than we could ever have hoped for. From timings to the food, everything was perfect. The barn is a beautiful place to get married and although biased I have to say that it couldn't be more perfect for a cosy winter wedding. The food was exceptional and we have had so many guests say that it was one of the nicest meals they have ever had. The attention to detail was extraordinary, just one example is how several waiters bring the meals to each table all at once so that everyone is served together, this was an unexpected detail that really adds a sense of occasion to the meal. Every member of staff that we met were friendly, polite and professional. We could not have asked for a better day and we can't thank the Blackstock team enough. This is the place that everyone should aim to get married at and other venues could learn a lot from this team. Exceptional!" Maddison L, 16th January 2018
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team at Blackstock. Yourself and Ben had everything planned to perfection and made our day so so amazing and special. We had the best day and night at your stunning venue and can't praise you enough." Leanne and Jonathan, 28th December 2017
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