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Some kind words
"To Gill, Florian and all the Wedding Team at Blackstock,
We wanted to write to say thank you to everyone at Blackstock for arranging our wonderful wedding reception on the 1st December. The service we received from Blackstock was impeccable from our first visit. You were all unfailingly courteous, helpful and flexible. Planning our wedding was a pleasure and your team took all the stress out of the process. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the planning, especially Gill, for always answering emails promptly, for working so well with all our other suppliers and for going the extra mile. The day itself was everything we had hoped for only a thousand times more wonderful. Thanks to everyone who was present on the day, especially to Florian who led his team brilliantly. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient, answering queries and requests promptly and courteously and looking after us and all our friends so beautifully. The venue was decorated magnificently by Joanne at Inspiration Decor and we would recommend her without hesitation. Thanks to Blackstock for putting up the Christmas Tree as well! The food was excellent and all our guests commented on how good it was. We were very impressed with the speed and efficiency with which the food was served, piping hot and delicious. Special thanks as well to Gill and the chefs for providing the groom with apple crumble!
We had a luxurious and restful stay in the Goat Shed which is beautifully put together with excellent facilities and we'd recommend staying there to any bride and groom.
All our friends commented on how special the day was and what a wonderful venue it was. Everyone at Blackstock deserves praise for working together so well, as a team to ensure we had the best day of our lives and that we started our marriage in a golden glow of warmth and happiness. You all helped to make that happen, and for that, we thank you.
Very best wishes to you all and we hope everyone at Blackstock has a very happy Christmas and New Year."
Emma and Richard Baxter, December 2018
"We had just an amazing day! It couldn’t have gone any better and was everything we had planned for and hoped it would be. I want to do the whole day all over again! Even the rain didn’t dampen the day.
Huge thanks to Florin who was just brilliant on the day. He even helped our photographer Millie! He went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. Superstar. Also, a special mention to Alan who was great, another calming voice on the day and controlling a few who had too many beverages! Vikki was also super helpful on the morning. You have a wonderful team of staff at Blackstock. Nothing is too much trouble.
So many people commented on finding a gem of a venue and everyone mentioned the food. One of my friends who doesn’t usually eat pork, raved about the hog roast. It was all just so incredible and I can’t thank everyone at Blackstock enough.
Huge thanks to you Gill who helped with our wedding planning. You were such a wonderful help and nothing was too much trouble and prompt responses are so very much appreciated when you’re a bride trying to get stuff done! We had a few changes along the way and on the day but this was dealt with so easily, it makes a massive difference. I know without a doubt, we chose the best venue, it was all perfect.
Thank you again so very, very much for what was an incredibly special day for us.
Sarah, Dan, Ethan & Seth, November 2018
"On behalf of my HUSBAND & I, we would just like to say a huge thank you for helping us create the most perfect wedding day bespoke to us. Your whole team were so friendly - something that all of our guests commented on! And we really felt that no request or email (of which there were many!) was dismissed or belittled.
The food was incredible with so many of our guests agreeing that it was better than restaurant standard! I don’t think there was a single mouthful left on any plate.
Gill and Andre helped us to feel so relaxed in what was a very stressful build up and Sarah and Florian were incredible on the day, making sure that everything went seamlessly. Karen always made us feel welcome and important and I really hope that we can stay in touch for a long time to come. We feel like part of the Blackstock family!
We have genuinely fallen in love with Blackstock and you definitely haven’t seen the last of us! We just wish we could do our whole day all over again. "
Mr & Mrs Gladwish, 4th November 2018
"Dear Gill. On behalf of Fran and myself, may we thank you most sincerely for the absolutely perfect organisation and attention to even the smallest detail of our wedding at Blackstock. It exceeded our expectations in every respect, nothing was overlooked or missed, altogether making it a more than memorable occasion for our wedding. The staff in attendance were always ready and on hand to do whatever was required. We have nothing but praise for the Blackstock organization in their understanding and empathy for couples on their Wedding day. "
Alan and Frances, 1st October 2018
"We'd like to thank the entire team at Blackstock for making our special day so perfect. Both of the barns and the grounds are stunning. All of our guests had said what a beautiful venue we had chosen. The food was amazing and again our guests had commented on how nice it all was.
The day ran smoothly and Ben and the team were very helpful throughout the whole day. We are so happy with everything and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Blackstock as a wedding venue. We will always look back on our day with amazing memories. "
Mr & Mrs Mellett, 16th June 2018
"We’d like to thank Gill and the entire team at Blackstock for such a wonderful day. We didn’t have to worry about a thing and every aspect was seamless. I especially like to hear of the small acts of kindness that we did not see. For example, my nephew was upset and my brother in law was away from dinner for quite a while tending to him so a member of staff made sure his dinner was sent up to the cottage for him so he wouldn’t miss out. This sort of service is above and beyond and confirmed we had chosen the best venue. Not only this, but the grounds are beautiful and the cottages finished to a luxurious standard with plenty of space to get ready. "
Chloe & Tom, 4th October 2018
"Now that things have calmed down on behalf of the newlyweds and myself I just want to say thank you to Gill and the team for the great job you did for Hannah and Drew’s wedding on Saturday. We’ve had so many compliments on the gorgeous venue, the great food, the atmosphere of the place and the way the day ran.
Florin and Sarah worked very hard to ensure everything was as seamless as possible - even when I managed to mislay the key to the 3 bedroom cottage half way through the evening! (luckily my daughter had it as I gather there isn’t another one on-site). Sarah didn’t seem at all ruffled, bless her.
Your security guard (I’m afraid I can’t remember his name) was also great, extremely friendly and couldn’t do enough to help - even bringing a jug of milk to the accommodation - I’m sure that’s not in his job description!
I would like to finish though by saying a huge thank you once again. The day itself was fantastic and the staff worked hard to ensure that. If the weather stays good we’ll be bringing little Winry for another visit on a Sunday while the newlyweds are on their Honeymoon"
Hannah & Drew, 29th September 2018
"I just want to write to say THANK YOU so so much for the wonderful, PERFECT day you created for my daughter Poppy and new son-in-law Sam on Friday 31st August. Everything was so seamless from beginning to end and what a fantastic venue (everyone commented on it). I shall be forever grateful that you helped make Poppy and Sam's day so special. My daughter had worked so hard and had been dreaming and planning her big day for many many years and to see it all come to fruition and see the smile which was glued on her face all day was all as a mother I could wish for. How you planned that weather too I'll never know!!!
Thank you to each and everyone involved in making her day so special with memories to last a lifetime."
Poppy & Sam, 31st August 2018
"Dear all I am so sorry I did not thank you all properly yesterday for the wonderful day you created for my daughter. I think my head was a little cloudy!
Everything was exceptional, all your staff were so professional and helpful. The whole of the arrangements, food and the venue itself far exceeded my expectations.
All my guests commented on what a fantastic venue we had chosen. All the children had a whale of a time and that meant relaxed parents.
So from me and all my family thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Jenny & Richard, 23rd August 2018
"We’d like to thank Gill (Wedding Coordinator) and the team at Blackstock for helping to create the most perfect day on Saturday, 4th August 2018. Gill helped throughout our planning to make it all so seamless and easy and was always happy to answer any emails or queries. We knew we wanted Blackstock the second we walked into the Tudor Barn and we’re so glad we chose it as our Venue. The guests complimented its beauty all throughout the day.
Thanks to Ben (Operations Manager), who I hope gets better soon, and Florin (Front of House Operations Manager), for being amazing on the day with organising everything to run smoothly and efficiently. We didn’t have anything to worry about, and it’s all down to their professionalism.
Thank you, and again we’re so happy we picked Blackstock as our Venue."
Alex & Emma, 4th August 2018
"Had my wedding 18th July 2018 and couldn’t of picked a better venue, the whole team of staff was absolutely brilliant and the day couldn’t of gone any better. I’d thank to thank every single person at blackstock for everything they have done for me and my wife."
Sean, 18th July 2018
"We got married at Blackstock Country Estate on Saturday June 23rd 2018 and it was the most perfect venue for our special day. Both barns and the grounds are stunning, the food was incredible and the level of care and attention from Gill, Ben, Sarah, Florin and the rest of the team was impeccable. In planning the wedding Gill was always on hand to answer any queries and was so accommodating of all our wishes. Ben and Sarah oversaw the day and made us feel so relaxed that everything was in hand. We booked the bridal and family cottages, which were brilliant especially as we held a brunch for all our guests in the Granary Barn the following morning. The bridal party also used the family cottage to get ready - it was the perfect space and great to be on site in the morning to check over everything. We were so happy with everything from start to finish and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Blackstock as a wedding venue for a moment!"
Jade, 23rd June 2018
"Dan and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Ben, Sarah, Florin and the rest of the team for all your incredibly hard work, care and attention to detail in the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself.
It really was the most perfect day and we are without doubt that this was down to you guys and of course the fact that Blackstock is such a beautiful place!
We had so many compliments from friends and family on the venue, the staff and the food - every detail was perfect and we can’t thank you enough."
Jade and Dan, 23rd June 2018
"Paul and I would like to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the team at Blackstock. The organisation and communication from yourself and Andre, was excellent from the first time we visited the beautiful venue, to the morning after our wedding day.
On the day the team made so much effort to ensure everything ran smoothly meaning we could focus on enjoying ourselves. Ben was brilliant at managing each section of the day and Sarah went above and beyond helping with set up.
Since the wedding we have had so many compliments from friends and family on the venue, so we really couldn't be happier.
Please pass our feedback onto all staff and the fine foods team. "
Bryony and Paul , 30th June 2018
"We had our special day here at Blackstock on 21st June 2018 and I can honestly say it was the best day we could of ever hoped for. It absolutely blew our expectations and we would not change one thing.
From the moment we visited Blackstock, nearly 18 months before the wedding, we knew it was the venue for us. Gill has always been on hand to answer my queries quickly and was very accommodating to our numerous meetings with different suppliers.
We just had the Tudor barn which was perfect for our intimate day, the courtyard was the ideal overspill area for the day and evening too which had the most beautiful sun set, not to mention the soft play area which was a god send to keep the children entertained. We also had the cottage for the bridal party to get ready in the morning of the wedding which was an excellent space for us to use, the cottage was also used by elderly relatives during the day to rest and we stayed here for the night too.
The running of the day went so smooth and this was mainly down to Ben and his amazing staff. Ben was very calm throughout the whole day and made sure everything was running smoothly. The food....wow!!! This again blew our expectations, we had tasted bits before but on the day it was just amazing, the timings and execution of this was just effortlessly run by Ben.
Words cannot describe how perfect our day was, we cannot thank the Blackstock team enough for everything they did for us. We will always look back on our day with wonderful memories, my only regret is it went far too quick!!!
Thank you so much team Blackstock!"
Mr & Mrs Hopkinson-Wood, 21st June 2018
"I cannot praise Blackstock Country Estate enough. We held our wedding there last Sunday and it was better than I could have ever imagined. The venue itself is beautiful, both barns made the perfect setting for our special day, somehow they even managed to arrange the most beautiful sunset!
More amazing than any of that though was the Blackstock team. From our first meetings with Alyssa and Gill, to the main event with Sarah and Ben all of them were fantastic. They anticipated our needs perfectly and really created the best party we could've asked for. Thank you for everything to all of you, it really was the most perfect day, one that we will remember for ever."
Sally and Gio, July 2018
"Blackstock was our dream venue and the team made our dream day come true. From start to finish and all in between. The organisation, food, planning, timings, staff and buffet. This was all amazing! You can tell this team enjoy what they do and communicate very well. Our day was perfect and faultless! Words can’t thank all of them enough for the day."
Paula and Nick, 9th July 2018
"Thank you so much to Gill, Ben and all of the team at Blackstock for making our wedding day so exceptional! It was so much better than anything we could have expected or hoped for and we were so happy!
Lisa and Lee, 25th June 2018
"Blackstock was the only venue that we looked at, we knew instantly that this was THE venue for our special day. It is absolutely stunning, every time we visited before our wedding we found another reason to fall in love with it. The staff are fantastic, so accommodating to our wants and needs. We will be eternally grateful for all of the hard work and effort they all put in as a team to ensure a smooth running of the day and we could not fault anything.The food was amazing, so much variety to choose from and so delicious, all of our guests commented on how nice it was!
We only used the Tudor barn as we had a smaller wedding, the secluded courtyard made everything feel very intimate but there is enough space that each area didn't get crowded, the perfect size! We wouldn't have known if there was another event going on in the other barn as the spacing between them is enough to not have any noise interaction. The parking is also fantastic, plenty of room. In addition to the venue there is an onsite cottage which played such an important part in the bridal preparations, it made things so much more relaxing knowing that you don't have to travel to get to the venue right before getting married or arranging travel to another location the night of! We would highly recommend using this feature as it made the morning run up to the wedding feel effortless and the evening so easy!
All in all we are extremely happy with everything about Blackstock. we couldn't recommend it enough and would like to thank everyone there for making our day better than we could have ever thought possible."
Georgia and Graham, 2nd June 2018
"We would both like to thank you and the whole team for helping make our day very special and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. You provided us with such a great service from the moment we booked the venue right through to the morning after the wedding. Look forward to seeing you again for lunch one Sunday."
Alex and Warren, 24th May 2018
"What and fantastic day we had on the 1st June. We're so sad it's over and wish we could just do it every weekend! Everything looked amazing. The food was brilliant and the staff were spectacular! Gill, thanks for putting up with all my emails and last minute changes to the table plan. Ben, thanks for reassuring me it wasn't raining and the pond just had lots of water boatmen! Paul and Andre, thank you for being so welcoming and friendly; you felt like family by then end! We couldn't fault the day! Thank you so much. We'll be back for breakfast on the occasional Sunday and we'd love to try out one of your comedy nights too."
Zoe and Adam, June 2018
"We had the most amazing wedding day 26 May 2018.
From the moment we viewed the venue we new it was the place for us, Andre and Simon made us feel incredibly welcome and Blackstock was the first venue of the many we visited that made us feel unique and not just another date to be filled in their wedding calendar, this was definitely a unique selling point and makes this venue so special.
We used inspire decor and Floralou who together made the already stunning venue look even more beautiful. The whole Blackstock team were approachable, professional and had a genuine interest in helping us make sure our day was the best it could be, a big thank you to Gill for your support during the run up to the wedding and Ben and team throughout our wedding day.
On the day the sun was shining, drink flowing, amazing food and most importantly all our nearest and dearest were with us to celebrate.
We cannot thank the Blackstock team enough for everything, the food was a highlight of the day, we wouldn’t have changed a single thing, it was delicious and hit with everyone. It really was the best day of our lives!
Thank you for everything Blackstock!"
Gem and Jake, 26th May 2018
"We had our wedding at BlackStock on Sunday 29th April 2018 and couldn’t have asked for a better day filled with anymore love and laughter. From first arriving to view the venue we were treated like royalty, shown round all the venue and grounds, given a beautiful afternoon tea and explained everything without pressure to book there and then. This was a huge plus! We then returned a second time to show the venue to family, again nothing was too much trouble. When booking we were giving a detailed timeline along with details and numbers, nothing was over the top nor confusing. The ladies that showed us round and answered messages were quick, efficient and wonderful. The value for the barn and food was perfectly fair and worth every penny.
The day came and we met Ben, we could not sing his praises enough, truly an outstanding member of the team, from us setting the barn up in the morning with him refilling cups of tea & coffee to keep us going. Come the wedding he was fast, detailed and most importantly calm, everything ran along brilliantly and all friends & family noticed how smoothly the day went. We even managed to convince him to get in on a cheeky picture!
Thank you everyone at BlackStock from start to finish your venue & team were faultless, we can’t wait to come back and visit in the future to reminisce and walk the grounds! Lots of love and thanks, Mr & Mrs Gunter xx"
Kaidee , 29th April 2018
"Everything from the first meeting to the last person leaving the wedding day went perfectly. The venue is amazing and the staff attentive, personable and very, very professional.
We looked at around 12-15 venues around East Sussex and found this to be by far the best (though was a toss up with Broyle Place initially!)
We can't thank Blackstock enough, it literally was the stuff of dreams! Cheesy review over, but fully warranted!"
Zoe and Adam, 1st June 2018
"Perfect setting for our wedding. Food was stunning and Ben and the staff made the day seamless."
Phoebe and Charles, 27th May 2018
"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
"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
"To anyone that is considering having their wedding at this venue.....do it! We had our day in Nov 2017 and had the most incredible day. The team work perfectly together and no request was too big! As a nervous bride they aided with the smooth running of the day and prep beforehand. I cannot recommend them enough x"
Claire W, 14 December 2017
"As always the food was excellent and the service was superb; and despite the awful weather the room was perfectly warm. I am sure we will see you again next year."
Patricia E, 11 December 2017
"Just to say we have a great night at our works party on Friday! What a fantastic venue and the food was wonderful. So many events never have enough staff on duty but there were plenty and they were all lovely and very efficient. Thank you very much for everything."
Laura, 11 December 2017
"Thank you for such a lovely Christmas party. All I have had is positive comments, the food and atmosphere was so lovely. Everyone had a great time. Thanks again.
Celia Smith, 10 December 2017
"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, 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
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
"The whole occasion was brilliant and the food superb there have so many compliments from our guests that has given us a warm glow ever since!
Jo & David, 50th Wedding Anniversary
"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, October 2017
"Just want to thank you all so much for the wonderful day you guys created for us. It was breathtaking from the minute we arrived on Saturday to Sunday morning. "
Natasha and Joe, September 2017
"We would like to express our gratitude and massive thanks to Simon and his team for making the wedding as perfect as it was, he was calming, prompt and truly professional. We are genuinely so grateful to have had him as part of the day. Everyone has said how smooth and on time the whole day was thus we thought that it was definitely worth giving praise and recognition when it is due as he was outstanding."
Mr/Mrs Murphy, August 2017
"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
"Wow what a wonderful place this is for a wedding! Just had my step daughters day there and was blown away with the setting and views, the barns and gardens are gorgeous, the play areas and animals were such a bonus for the kids. The staff can't do enough for you and went out of their way to get whatever we asked for. The wedding cottage has to be the best way you could spend your wedding night after a day here!!!"
Paula, August 2016
"The venue itself was wonderful and perfect for a wedding that has to accommodate for so many different needs including children, so to have a purpose built indoor play area was great for younger guests and parents alike. The staff were a truly wonderful team. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering getting married. I think it was great value for money. Finally thank you to all of the team involved in making this a truly wonderful day. Yours sincerely Paul Dale."
Mr D, September 2016
"My eldest daughter and my now "son in law" got married at Blackstock. Absolutely exceptional venue with fantastically friendly staff and the organisation, logistics and planning were first class. The whole team there will give 100% effort to make sure the day is as memorable as it should be. Simon who managed the day for us was professional, caring, and did everything he promised with a smile and with a competence and confidence that was reassuring. Thank you."
Steve, February 2017
"To all the staff at Blackstock, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day go smoothly, from the point of the first wedding showcase to the end of our day every single member of your team have been exceptional. You all went out of your way to make our day special and we couldn't recommend you enough! Thank you again."
Luke and Francesca, February 2017
"What a fantastic day had by each and every one of us! Every member of staff are a credit to your team!"
Mrs E M, February 2017
"All you guys done an amazing job making our special day one we will never forget!!! An extra special thanks to Emma and Simon for putting us both at ease!!!"
Mr P M, February 2017
"My son and daughter in law were married here yesterday. All the staff were excellent - nothing was too much for them - and the venue was absolutely charming!"
Mrs D M, February 2017
"We booked our wedding at Blackstock Country Estate in 2014. From the moment we booked with Paul we were really looked after. Any questions we had were answer straight away and I had constant email contact/support with Rebecca and Emma who were fantastic. Our wedding day was 3rd December 2016 and it was absolutely beautiful the venue was even more stunning than we had imagined. The moment we walked into Blackstock Country Estate we were really taken care of, Simon was fantastic he helped keep me calm and ensured the entire day ran smoothly nothing was too much trouble, he really was great and I'm so glad we had him looking after us. The food was gorgeous even now when we talk about the wedding people comment on the food especially the dessert which was warm salted caramel fondant it was gorgeous a definite highlight for all our guests. We couldn't recommend Blackstock country estate enough to other couples looking for the perfect venue and wedding day. Our wedding was everything we had dreamed of and more thank you to all the fantastic staff at Blackstock Country Estate who made our day extra special."
Sam, December 2016
"To Emma, Simon and all the staff at Blackstock Farm. Thank you so much for giving us the most perfect wedding day. We were really impressed how smoothly it went and all the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our guests all commented on how delicious the food was and how much they enjoyed the unique setting. Maybe we’ll see you in a few years for our anniversary! Best wishes."
Alice and James, December 2016
"A fantastic place to get married! A great team that made the day very special"
Wesley, December 2016
"Myself and my husband got married here yesterday and it was the most amazing day I could have ever dreamed of. Simon was fantastic and helped make the day. His attention to detail and polite manner put me at ease. I would recommend the venue to everyone. The kids loved the play area and we got so many comments about how it was so family friendly and a gorgeous venue in a picturesque setting. Everyone loved the food, it was amazing with generous portions and fantastic combinations of flavours. Thank you for an amazing day which we will never forget "
Lisa, November 2016
"Dear Simon & Team,
I just wanted to write to say a huge 'thank you' for your kindness and simply superb care that you showed to my daughter Phia and her new wife Chan at their wedding. I knew that they both had the most fantastic day - helped in a big way by you and your team. I was so impressed by the professional and quiet efficiency with which you all took care of our every need even down to helping to find my father in law's coat. It is without a doubt that you have all helped to make the day so very special and memorable. Thank you all once again."
Suzy, November 2016
"We got married at Blackstock on 8th. The day was absolutely fantastic. Staff went above and beyond and helped make our day run smoothly. Everybody who came to our day as been raving about all of it, especially the food! A very big thank you to you all. The new Mr and Mrs Grosvenor xxx"
Emma, October 2016
"We got married at Blackstock on the 15th October and would like to say thankyou to everyone involved. We had nothing but amazing service from all the team from the day we booked it all the way through to the end of our day and the next day as we had family and friends join us for breakfast too. There is nothing I would change.... the venue was stunning, the food was amazing and so much of it no-one went hungry. A special thankyou to Rebecca and Simon for all the work they did with us in planning and the actual day you were fantastic. Thankyou again to all the team at Blackstock x"
Shari, October 2016
"Myself and my husband Robert got married here on the 9th of September this year... We had the most amazing day! And it wouldn't have been as amazing without all the lovely friendly staff who helped everything go so smoothly! If you want a wedding venue where you feel it's your own place for the day then this is the venue for you. All of our wedding guests have commented on what a beautiful venue it is and how it had everything you could wish for. Thank you all for making our day so special xx"
Leanna, October 2016
"Thank you to all the staff that made our wedding so flawless, every one of our guests fell in love with the venue, commented on how lovely the food was and said it was the best wedding they had been to...... As the Bride and Groom we had the perfect day. It was worth every penny."
Kieron, September 2016
"AMAZING. We got married here on Thursday 23rd June 2016 and it was fantastic. The staff are so friendly and helpful and always willing to lend a hand whenever they can. The two barns are beautiful and all our family and friends who attended the day and evening loved the setting. The food was outstanding. It was a day that me and my wife will never forget and it couldn't of gone any better. Anyone looking for a fantastic venue, run by excellent staff, look no further. Truly fantastic.
Thank you for making our dream wedding come true."
Phil, June 2016
"We got married at Blackstock Farm on 3rd June 2016 and would like to say a huge thank you to Rebecca, Paul, Lorraine and all the wonderful staff who made our wedding day so magical.
From the moment Simon and I walked in, we fell in love with Blackstock and the whole process, from making the booking to the day itself, was so easy. Rebecca was always at the end of an email to answer my countless little questions and was so accommodating with any requests.
The day itself ran so smoothly and the food was outstanding. Our only complaint is that it went far too quickly!!
We cannot recommend Blackstock highly enough to couples looking for their perfect wedding venue x"
Rachel, June 2016
"We got married at Blackstock on 12 March 2016, after meeting Paul at a wedding fair at Bluewater shopping centre. Right from the start they were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel much more at ease than any other venue we viewed. They helped us think about the day that we wanted to create for ourselves, rather than having to stick with a standard package, which a lot of other venues were pushing. We hired both of the barns for our wedding, which looked absolutely stunning and accommodated our 100 guests perfectly. The staff were all fantastic, and all really went above and beyond to help us and our guests have a brilliant day - we have had so much feedback from our guests about how friendly and helpful the staff were. It was a perfect day and we feel lucky to have had it at this wonderful venue."
Katie, April 2016
"So this will be my third event at Blackstock, a friends wedding this time last year, a comedy night (brilliant) and my daughters wedding. The staff are so amazing and the food is the best. Paul, his wife and mother are so welcoming, and Rebacca (not Rachel) is brilliant. I love how you can set up what you want (some guidelines) but generally it makes it so personal. There are people to hand if you're not sure and lots of wedding fairs. We had another amazing time at the farm/barn
Jo, March 2016
"The wedding of my daughter and her husband took place at Blackstock in March 2016. It was an absolutely fabulous day. All staff were wonderfully helpful and pleasant. It seemed a joy to them to do all they could to ensure a super happy day. I do hope that Blackstock appreciate what amazing staff they have! It is so important to a successful and happy occasion. The venue, facilities, food, the Bridal suite - all beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend. Still smiling!"
Maureen, March 2016
"Paul helped us think about the day that we wanted to create for ourselves, rather than having to stick with a standard package, which a lot of other venues were pushing...our whole day felt personalised and unique. We hired both of the barns for our wedding, which looked absolutely stunning and accommodated our 100 guests perfectly. The staff were all fantastic, and really went above and beyond to help us and our guests have a brilliant day...and we feel lucky to have had it at this wonderful venue."
Katie, March 2016
"Lovely farm venue with great views. We were able to take pictures on the day by the lake and in the woods as well as in the venue itself. Great indoor play area for children, guests can also look round the farm - great that they could do that while we did our photos. In terms of catering, many people told me it was the best quality wedding food they'd ever had."
Debbie, December 2015
"Beautiful countryside venue with outdoor space and fantastic views. Tudor barn felt very traditional and space available inside and outside was wonderful."
Peter, December 2015
"We were let down by our other wedding reception venue at very short notice and we had less than a month to find an alternative who could cater for our every need. Paul and the team from the start couldn’t be more than accommodating, proactive and through it all. We could not fault anything and everything promised was guaranteed and delivered. It was just perfect. I have since recommended to family and friends."
Guiseppe, December 2015
"We were very pleased with our selection of Blackstock Farm as our Wedding reception venue, however, it was the feedback from our family and friends that mattered most. ‘The staff were exceptionally well organised, and the balance always seemed to be maintained between being them efficient and attentive whilst also giving guests space to enjoy the day’ - was a one comment from Lizzie’s aunt the day after our Wedding. We genuinely could not have hoped for a better day, or for a better venue."
Damien, December 2015
"Everyone who came to our wedding commented on how amazing the venue was - the barn, the views, the food - all loved unanimously! We couldn't have hoped for a better day!"
Colin, December 2015
"...from the time we booked until the day of our wedding we received personal impeccable service from the owners, nothing was too much trouble and all our requests were catered for. The venue itself was beautiful and the service and attention to details on the day was impeccable nothing was too much trouble the food and drink were excellent and we would certainly recommend to others."
Deborah, December 2015
"Blackstock Estate was the most wonderful setting for our wedding. It catered for everything we needed, including the activities for children which was so important for us having so many guests with children. The day went smoothly and we were put at ease by the team. The food was outstanding and everybody commented that it was some of the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding. Both barns were beautiful in their own right and we didn't feel we needed much more decoration. A truly magical day."
EH, December 2015