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Relax in the refreshing East Sussex countryside as you explore Blackstock Country Estate, an enchanting barn wedding venue in Hellingly. Set upon 70 acres of beautifully maintained estate and featuring two restored barns outfitted for your celebrations, this phenomenal venue has plenty to fall in love with.

Facilities and Capacity

From the moment you wander into the centuries-old Tudor Barn, your heart will be in awe. Here, you can enjoy a civil ceremony with up to 120 of your nearest and dearest watching you say, 'I do.' The venue's rustic features, such as exposed wooden beams, add plenty of pastoral charm and are perfect for hanging floral arrangements, draping, and other decor. Alternatively, you can hold your ceremony outdoors in the summer to enjoy the spectacular views and endless photography opportunities. Couples seeking a traditional ceremony can take advantage of the nearby church of St Peter and St Paul for their vows. Afterward, continue your celebrations with a wedding breakfast in The Granary. This space is ideal for dining on an exquisite meal the in-house catering team prepares. Your bespoke menu will feature items tailored to your tastes and preferences, with any dietary requirements taken into consideration. Why not roam the romantic rural landscape with rolling meadows and glistening lakes? You might even receive an enchanting visit from the local wildlife on your special day. Enjoy evening entertainment and drinks as the sun sets and your reception celebrations begin.

Services Offered

The dedicated weddings and events team will work with you throughout the planning and day to ensure things run seamlessly. They will decorate both barns to suit your theme and tastes, creating a magical atmosphere for your milestone moment. As guests arrive, they will warmly welcome and guide them through the venue. Reach out to Blackstock Country Estate to book a private viewing and visit this captivating venue.


As the venue is located within easy reach of Eastbourne, Brighton, and Tunbridge Wells, there is no shortage of accommodation for guests who have travelled far to join you on your special day. On-site, you will find luxury accommodation with space for up to 22 guests across the estate, farmhouses, and charming cottages. There are also sites for pitching caravans, motorhomes, and more if required.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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100% Recommended by couples
Jess Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding Venue!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Blackstock for helping us have the most magical wedding day last week!
Despite the weather being nasty and causing a power cut right before the ceremony, Blackstock were quick to jump to action, work with our suppliers and make sure there was a plan B in place. Lorraine was so calming and reassuring about how we were going to proceed, tealights had been put out to light the ceremony room as well as sorting out a generator for the music. Thinking this would be every bride's nightmare, I actually wasn't stressed at all as I knew we were in safe hands, thanks guys!
The venue itself is beautiful and all of the staff are simply the best. I spent a lot of time communicating with Josie before the day, she was so reassuring, kind and always quick to respond when I had lots of questions; thank you!!
On the day, Lorraine and Luigi were fabulous in making sure everything went smoothly. The food was delicious and we had lots of compliments from guests about the food and how gorgeous the venue was :)
The waiting staff and bar staff were all brilliant. They were all smiley, polite and quick to help - thank you all!
Would also like to say a massive, massive thank you to Alan the security guard and Luigi for helping us at the end of the night; you're both incredible and we appreciate your help and patience!
Alan especially was fantasic after offering to take home my mother in law and sister when their taxi was arriving very late; you angel.
Overall, a venue that meets your needs and excels above and beyond. Thank you all again, lots of love Jess and Gideon Holdgate X
Steph Sent on 04/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A huge thank you

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Blackstock for helping us have such a wonderful day on Sunday! The moment we first visited Blackstock we knew it was our perfect venue and a truly beautiful setting.

Every member of staff has been friendly and helpful! Louisa and Josie were helpful answering all our questions before our wedding and on our wedding day Luigi at the start of the day was fantastic and so calming and both Kevin and Lorraine were equally brilliant! All the bar staff in the evening were also wonderful!

So many guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was and how delicious the food was!!

Thank you again and I’m sure we’ll be back in the not to distant future :)
Emily Sent on 04/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day so special

Thank you to everyone at Blackstock for making our wedding day so special! This is an amazing venue with beautiful views and backdrops, perfect for those all important wedding photos. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were well looked after and the day ran so smoothly. Highly recommend Blackstock as a wedding venue x
Kirsty Sent on 04/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect and Unforgettable Day

We wanted to say the biggest thank you for making our wedding day absolutely perfect and unforgettable. From the moment we first visited the venue we were blown away by the hospitality and the welcome we received.

Everyone was so on the ball. The wedding day itself went so smoothly. The makeup room was fantastic, it’s so spacious and great for pictures. A special note must be made about Kevin and Luigi, they went above and beyond on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly.

The whole day was so relax and the setup of the barns was incredible.
The portion of the food is generous and then upon trying the food we were blown away. The food was all delicious and guests throughout the day and since have said it was some of the best food they have ever had. People also commented on how quickly it was served and how hot the food was considering the number of guests. So a massive thank you to the chef and all involved in serving the food, it most definitely was worth the money!

The honeymoon suite was perfect for our stay. We stayed in the house the night before too and could not fault the rooms, they really have been done beautifully!
We were worried when we heard there was a wedding Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but had we not been told that we genuinely would have had no idea. We were made to feel like we were the only ones in the world having a wedding that day and don’t think we could ever thank enough for the service we received.

Thank you all so much again, our wedding day was perfect and we will never forget a moment of it.
Clare Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our beautiful Wedding

I cannot tell you what a fabulous day we had..... wouldn’t have changed a thing. I arrived early to get ready, and everything was so calm. Kevin and Luigi were fantastic throughout the whole day. The day was so well organised, service was brilliant, and the food was delicious. We had the bbq and the buffet in the evening. We asked for some special touches, and nothing was too much trouble. The thing that sold Blackstock was the amazing grounds and the stunning sunset. We can’t wait to see our photos. Thank you once again, and if you are considering this venue for your special day, I won't bother looking elsewhere.
Hannah Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A massive Thank You

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff that were involved in making our wedding day so perfect! From planning to the catering and the actual day itself, we loved every minute and are so thankful to you all for all your time and hard work!

Love Hannah & Luke
Anonymous Sent on 05/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day!

Thank you very much for everything you did to ensure our wedding day was perfect. We had a fantastic day and our guests all commented on what a beautiful venue Blackstock was and how much they enjoyed the food.
Many thanks again,
Emma Sent on 05/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Had an amazing day!

Nic & I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to the Blackstock team for helping to make our wedding day so amazing! The staff were professional, friendly and helpful.
The day went just as we’d planned & more with the help of Paul Mitchell our Toastmaster. We would highly recommend him to any future couples looking to ‘tie the knot’.

Both barns looked absolutely stunning with the help of Joanna from Inspirations Decor and lighting in the Tudor Barn for our ceremony by Dave Callaway from Unlimited Promotions.

The food was AMAZING! All our guests said how delicious it was, which is testament alone as 10 of those attending the wedding (including myself) are chefs! There was more than enough food for the evening reception, glad we made the choices that we did - Best of British went down a treat! Special thanks to Marco & his team.

It’s thanks to Blackstock that we came across Emily from Emily’s Mixing Bowl at one of your wedding fairs - oh my, delicious! The best cake that I have EVER tasted! She’s a must for wedding cakes.

Finally Blackstock - what a venue. Idyllic in every way. Beautiful setting with breathtaking views. We were thrilled when so many of our guests said that it was the best wedding that they had ever been to - we had to agree!
Katie Sent on 05/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most Amazing Day!

I would like to thank every one for the most amazing day. The whole day from beginning to end was perfect. I would recommend this venue to any future couples. Thank you
Emma Sent on 04/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Could not asked for better

On the 9th of March we became Mr and Mrs Saunders at Blackstock Country Estate. I couldn’t have asked for better. Raul and all the team working on the day were exemplary.

I couldn’t have faulted anything, all the staff were so attentive, kind and considerate. Many of my guests commented on how fantastic the staff were. Raul and the team are a real asset to your company. Somebody even ran off up the road to get my veil when it blew off over the roof!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to every single one of you who helped make our day so special.
Larah Sent on 04/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we can't thank the team at Blackstock enough for all their hard work to make it so special. The whole occasion felt completely seamless and all our guests commented on the exquisite food, the friendly and accommodating staff and those that stayed overnight didn't want to leave! Paul, Andre and team, you are so great at what you do- thanks to a million x
Charlotte Sent on 04/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day!

We had our Wedding here in December 2018 and couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! The staff are utterly amazing from start to finish and the venue is gorgeous. Great accommodation too which made it even more special
Emma Sent on 13/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We wanted 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 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.
J.c. Sent on 13/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Everything went perfectly!

We all had such a wonderful time on Friday, you and the team ensured that everything went perfectly and it did...and how did you arrange that weather?!!!

We had many compliments on our choice of venue and the very delicious food. The staff too were excellent, being both efficient and patient......and I think it was Sarah (FOH Manager) that offered her ring when I thought I had lost Millie’s ??! Luckily I found the ring in time for the ceremony! The cottages too are lovely, it was a shame we didn’t get to enjoy them more, a few more days would have suited me!

Many thanks again and I wish Blackstock continuing success, you deserve it.

Mother of the Bride
Sarah Sent on 13/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Had an amazing day!

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.

Am more happy to put reviews on the sites below, I’ll do this tonight.

Huge thanks to Florin (Operation Manager) 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 (Head Security) who was great, another calming voice on the day and controlling a few who had too many beverages! Vikki (FOH Supervisor) 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 (wedding Coordinator) 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.

Love Sarah, Dan, Ethan & Seth xx
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Place: Blackstock Country Estate, Grove Hill, Hellingly BN27 4HF, Hellingly, East Sussex

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