Old Rectory at Handsworth in Sheffield
The Sheffield venue for your wedding or party or room hire
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An image showing a typical Wedding dinner table layout at The Old Rectory

Wedding Reception Venue in Sheffield

Former Georgian Rectory with beautiful gardens

The Old Rectory is a beautiful Grade two listed stone building in Handsworth on the edge of Sheffield. Tucked away in its own quiet grounds this former rectory could be out in the middle of the country side, yet conveniently for you and your guests it's actually only a short distance from the transport networks of the Motorway and the city centre too.

Steeped in history, The Old Rectory is certainly one of South Yorkshire's more unique Wedding Venues.

From the moment you pass under the stone arch of the old coach house, to the front of the fine old Georgian Rectory, which looks out across its own lawn and garden, you will know you have found your perfect wedding venue.

A montage of images showing a typical Wedding arrival, the main courtyard, entrance at The Old Rectory

We have over 40 years experience

We can cater for anything from 2 to 200 guests.

Sit down meal capacity is up to 130 to 140 guests.

A more informal buffet could be up to the maximum 200 guests.

With a choice of fine old Georgian rooms, there is also plenty of choice for the more intimate gatherings.

A montage of images showing different Wedding reception layouts at The Old Rectory

Greet your guests down the red carpet, come through the French windows into the fine Georgian Bramley lounge with its fabulous fire place. Mingle with your guests over a glass of Bucks Fizz or Pimms in the large Ballifield Drawing room, bathed in light from the high shuttered windows. Before finally sitting down to eat in the spacious Main Hall, that later on becomes the perfect place for a disco, or band alongside our excellently stocked bar.

Wedding Room Hire Options

Hold your special day on any day of the week. Exclusive hire of all the rooms together is available for the whole day from 9am to 1am, or just for the evening from 6pm to 12.30am and is the most popular option.

A different option is to hire just the main function hall on its own, which although may mean another events use other parts of the building, your hall would have its own separate access and amenities inside. So you wouldn't share space with any other event. Again you can hire for the whole day 9am to 12.30am or for just the evening from 6pm.

Exclusive hire of the Venue

We believe the best way to enjoy your day is to make full use of the facilities by hiring the whole building for the day. This guarantees you use of the lawns, car parks and all the ground floor rooms, ensuring no one else is using the building at the same time as you.

Exclusive hire all rooms

Room hire for Civil ceremonies adds a further £200 onto a full day charge on Saturdays or £100 any other day.

Main Hall only hire options

Additional Hours

Additional hours between 4pm and 7pm may be added to the above for setting up for the actual party at a cost of £25.00 per hour - any bookings before this constitute a full day booking as it would be too early for us to fit an earlier party in the afternoon.


A bond of £200 will be taken for any wedding booking and held until after the event. The room hire includes opening the bar and setting out blank chairs and tables, no linens or decorations are included in the above cost.

Please view our online brochure for the Old Rectory

Online brochure

For more information download our brochure which has recently been developed for wedding fayres and complimentary service venues.

Telephone the Old Rectory on 0114 269 2537
Below we have our special offers, from the Old Rectory

20% off room hire

Special offers for weddings held between January and April (must quote code INOR at the time of booking.

View availability and contact Tim Schafer for further details on tim@orh.org.uk.

Alternatively telephone The Old Rectory on (0114) 269 2537.

Use our online booking facility to make an appointment to view the building or for more information.

Our event planner would love to discuss your wedding or event plans.

Book an appointment with Tim Schafer using our online meeting calendar.

To further assist you we also provide an online room availability calendar allowing you to check which rooms are available for your chosen dates.

Working with your budget

We take a 'no package' approach to creating your bespoke day.

Every element is priced individually and we work with you to pick and choose only the elements you need to fit your budgets and taste.

Many elements you can personalise or supply yourselves, to make it truly your day.

Below we have examples of Saturday wedding receptions to give you an idea of an average wedding cost.

The examples are suggestions only, nothing is compulsory.

55 day guests and 100 evening guests.

  • Room hire: £1200
  • DJ: £240
  • 3 drink package: £563.75
  • Three course meal: £1540
  • Evening buffet: £1050
  • Chair covers: £173.25
  • Centrepieces: £150
  • Linens: £243
  • Flowers: £63
  • Balloons: £92.40

Total: £5315.40

Evening only from 6pm for 120 guests

  • Room hire: £550
  • Arrival: 'Bucks Fizz': £396
  • Buffet: £1266
  • DJ: £240
  • Linens: £200
  • Balloons: £92.40

Total: £2744.40

80 day guests and 150 evening guests

  • Room hire: £1200
  • DJ: £240
  • 3 drink package: £880.00
  • Three course meal: £2320
  • Evening buffet: £1582.50
  • Chair covers £252.00
  • Centrepieces £200/li>
  • Linens: £270
  • Flowers: £63
  • Balloons: £92.40

Total: £7099.90

55 day guests and 100 evening guests for a ceremony BBQ followed by a disco

  • Room hire £1200
  • DJ £240
  • Arrival drink £181.50
  • BBQ £825
  • Evening buffet £1055
  • Chair covers £173.25
  • Centrepieces £150
  • Linens £243
  • Flowers£63
  • Balloons £92.40

Total: £4223.15

If you would like a quote specific to your ideas and guest numbers then please call 0114 269 2537 or email tim@orh.org.uk.

Wedding group photo outside the Old Rectory, Sheffield