Welcome To The Old Rectory, Great Melton

Weddings | Anniversaries | Christenings | Family Gatherings

Built in 1851, the Old Rectory is a finely preserved Victorian country house, set in a secluded corner of rural Norfolk. The bustling centre of Norwich is a mere 7 miles away, but once you've ventured down the long, stately front driveway, cosmopolitan thoughts and 21st century pressures fall away with each step. Both the house, and its four acres of garden, woodland and orchard, have remained virtually unaltered since the 1850s.


The Rectory retains all its original architectural features. Inside, the rooms are unspoilt by modernisation; each has kept its furnishings and décor, and every door is a gateway to another era. The Old Rectory is one corner of England that has remained forever Victorian.

Eileen Pennington has been devoted to the Old Rectory since it became her much-loved family home in 1972. Her passion for costume, theatre and Victorian social history has seen the house host many period-flavoured events down the years.


The Old Rectory has been the venue for numerous Marquee Receptions over the past decade, and the setting for full Weddings since being approved a Civil Marriage License in 1999.

The Old Rectory | Great Melton
"We loved the whole ambience of The Old Rectory, its spirit and its history..."