Blackstock Country Estate

(88 reviews) 88 5
Grove Hill Hellingly East Sussex BN27 4HF
Shortlist this Venue?

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 (88)

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.

Everything went perfectly!
Venue Service

By J.C. Mother of the Bride, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Nov 2018

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. J.C. Mother of the Bride

Had an amazing day!
Venue Service

By Sarah & Dan, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Nov 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. 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

Most perfect wedding
Venue Service

By Anna & Seb, on 10 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 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. Love, Mr & Mrs Gladwish

Most amazing experience from start to finish
Venue Service

By Lucy & David, on 10 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Nov 2018

We chose Blackstock for our November wedding and it was the most amazing experience from start to finish. Paul (Managing Director), Gill (Wedding Coordinator) and all the staff are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. From our first visit until the morning after the wedding everything we wanted was accommodated. The feedback from our family and friends has been very complimentary with everyone saying what a beautiful venue, amazing food and such lovely staff. If you want a magical wedding then Blackstock is the place.

Venue Service

By Jenny & Richard, on 29 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Aug 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!

Everything was seamless from beginning to end
Venue Service

By Poppy & Sam, on 03 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 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."

Venue Service

By Alex & Emma, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We’d like to thank you and the team at Blackstock for helping to create the most perfect day on Saturday, 4th August 2018. Gill (Wedding Coordinator) helped throughout our planning to make it all so seamless and easy and were 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.

Most incredible day ever
Venue Service

By Sally and Gio, on 12 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2018

We wanted to write and thank you and all of the team at Blackstock Country Estate for making our wedding the most incredible day ever. We had such a fantastic time with all of our friends and family, they all absolutely loved the venue, they devoured the food and you even managed to arrange the most perfect sunset!! But more than that, the team that you have there were instrumental in making the day as special as it was. From our first meeting with Alyssa, our planning day with you, the food tasting evening and all of the other contact we had with all of you for the build up, you were outstanding. On the day itself, Ben and Sarah ensured that everything went to plan, Gio was so grateful to him for keeping him calm and even attaching his button hole for him! Ben knew what we wanted, before we knew we wanted it! Please could you pass on our thanks to all involved and especially to your management team?

The team made so much effort
Venue Service

By Bryony and Paul, on 23 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 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.

Better than anything we could have expected
Venue Service

By Lisa and Lee, on 16 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 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!

The most perfect day
Venue Service

By Jade and Dan, on 25 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 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!

Prev    Page 2 of 8   Next

Recommended Suppliers

See which suppliers Blackstock Country Estate work with to make your planning even easier

You May Also Like These Venues

Loading Nearby Wedding Venues
Blackstock Country Estate Gallery

Thank you for registering. You will shortly receive an email confirming your Hitched account details.

Blackstock Country Estate details have been saved to your shortlist.

Continue browsing venues View my shortlist