Your Sussex Wedding - Decmeber 2022/January 2023 (Issue 100)

BLACKSTOCK ESTATE 01323 848 006 | Set among 85 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, Blackstock Estate boasts two converted and restored wedding barns. With a picturesque lake and plenty of intimate areas around the grounds, there’s ample opportunity for five minutes of precious escapism as newlyweds. Here, you can wander and encounter a myriad of photographic options for your couple shots. THE “I DOS” The Tudor Barn is a fabulous 500-year-old restored Sussex barn, retaining many of its older features. It’s licensed for ceremonies and can play host to 120 loved ones. During the summer months you may choose instead to be wed in the grounds of the Estate. Here, it’s possible to invite 150. THE CELEBRATIONS The Granary is a stunning restored barn with a magical atmosphere and floor-to-ceiling windows boasting breathtaking views. It can accommodate 150 of your nearest and dearest. THE RAVENSWOOD 01342 810 216 | Built in 1426 and set within 18 acres of grounds, the warmth and charm of this manor house has made it popular for weddings. Boasting wooden beams, cosy corners, warm fireplaces, elegant staircases and tall castle towers, it offers ample opportunity for stylish wedding photos. The stunning land features four lakes, ruins, bridges, a gorgeous boat house, pleasure gardens, patios and even a giant chair. THE “I DOS” Outdoor ceremonies take place outside the Little Castle with its stone walls, side windows and ornate opening. There’s space here to seat 150 loved ones. For indoor “I dos,” the Old Baronial Hall seats 140 and boasts a rustic feel with wooden beams and staircase, open wood fire and glass door with views of the grounds. Also ideal for the winter is the recently-renovated Jacobean Suite where you can welcome 110 guests. This light and airy room overlooks the grounds and has been decorated in natural hues with wooden floors and impressive fireplace. THE CELEBRATIONS Receptions are hosted in the Princess Beatrice Suite, a breathtaking round room with wooden ceiling, elegant drapes, large windows and its own bar. There’s space here for 150 nearest and dearest for the wedding breakfast and 300 for the evening do. PLUS... The new Rosewood Cottage has proven a big hit amongst couples as it allows for a night-before package, where you and your wedding party can stay over. You can also enjoy a complimentary menu tasting, use of the Getting Ready Room from 8am on the wedding day as well as the newly-refurbished honeymoon suite included in all wedding packages. 28