Blackstock Country Estate

(87 reviews) 87 5
Grove Hill Hellingly East Sussex BN27 4HF
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About Blackstock Country Estate

Grove Hill, Hellingly
East Sussex, BN27 4HF

Blackstock Country Estate is one of the premier wedding venues in Sussex. Set in the rolling countryside of the South Downs with two beautiful barns, an elegantly refurbished 16th Century Barn and a rustic delightful space for entertaining your family and friends.  Blackstock is set amongst 70 acres of gardens, meadows, bluebell woodland and lakes, offering picturesque photo opportunities.

Reception Venue • Licensed for Civil Weddings & Partnerships • Alcohol & Music Licence • Options for Catering • Bridal Cottage

Here at Blackstock we have two beautiful barns, The Tudor and The Granary. We offer the option of hiring either one barn, with access to the grounds, or both barns, which would allow you to enjoy the entire venue exclusively for your big day.

As well as providing the perfect venue to hold your reception, we are also licensed to hold civil partnership and wedding ceremonies for up to 180 guests. If you would prefer to hold the ceremony elsewhere, with the reception at Blackstock, we are conveniently located close to the Church of St Peter and St Paul.

Enjoy a truly memorable wedding day at Blackstock Country Estate.  With picture perfect scenery and the perfect setting for your wedding breakfast and reception in one of our barns, complete with outstanding food from Fine Food Catering, our in house catering company.  Then complete your perfect day by spending your wedding night in our pretty bridal cottage.

To find out more visit our website or call our wedding team on 01323 848 006 to arrange a viewing.


• Licensed for civil wedding & partnership ceremonies of up to 180 guests • Up to 180 guests can be seated for dining • Bridal Cottage with romantic four poster bed & roll top bath • Set in a beautiful rural location with views over the South Downs National Park • 3 large hotels within 5-10 minutes' drive - ideal for guests requiring overnight accommodation • Parking for up to 150 guests

Facilities at Blackstock Country Estate

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Blackstock Country Estate Reviews (87)

A huge thank you
Venue Service

By Steph & Si, on 04 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2019

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 :)

Wedding day so special
Venue Service

By Emily & Andy, on 04 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Aug 2019

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

Absolutely Perfect and Unforgettable Day
Venue Service

By Kirsty & Craig, on 04 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

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.

Our beautiful Wedding
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By Clare & Darren, on 13 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Jul 2019

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.

A massive Thank You
Venue Service

By Hannah & Luke, on 13 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2019

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

Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Rummins, on 05 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

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,

Had an amazing day!
Venue Service

By Emma V., on 05 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2019

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!

Most Amazing Day!
Venue Service

By Katie & Ashley, on 05 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

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

Could not asked for better
Venue Service

By Emma S., on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2019

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.

Highly recommended
Venue Service

By Larah H., on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Feb 2019

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

Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Charlotte N., on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2018

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

Venue Service

By Emma & Richard Baxter, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

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.

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