Hidden in the heart of rural Norfolk this beautiful venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and is perfect for a country wedding, either outside in the woodland glade or a traditional marquee on the lawn or a bit of both. Your choice.
Great Melton Old Rectory is a Victorian house set in four acres of gardens and woodland. Quiet and peaceful, the atmospheric charm of Great Melton Old Rectory and the experience of our team makes for a day which is seamlessly organised, relaxed and as stress-free as possible.
Weddings and events have been hosted here for more than 20 years.
The impressive ceremony room in the house has a maximum capacity of 60, the Gazebo in the woodland glade can accommodate up to 300. Rooms in the house are available for the bridal party to change and for the couple to spend their first married night. There is a ground level cloakroom with baby changing facilities.
The grounds surrounded by mature trees are perfect for photographs and include large lawns and formal gardens, woodland, and a camping area. There is space for campervans.
The venue has a peaceful atmosphere with no intrusive noise to spoil the tranquility.
Great Melton Old Rectory is such a varied venue that there are endless possibilities for you to create your unique day. Come and see us. We would love to show you around and talk about your ideas. Go to the Ideas section to see what other people have done.
The Old Rectory is a blank canvas for you to create your own style of day. At the front of the house is a large lawn and formal gardens and flower beds - perfect for a traditional garden party wedding. Drinks on the lawn followed by a meal in the marquee with cut glass and china, or if you want to be a bit less formal a hog roast and games on the lawn. There is plenty of space for children to play on the lawn.
At the back of the house is the woodland glade with the licensed gazebo. There is also a vegetable garden and an orchard. This is the perfect setting for a moving ceremony accompanied by birdsong. Afterwards you could walk through the woods for a formal reception at the front, or you could go very informal and have a barbecue or picnic baskets in the orchard.
Perhaps you are thinking of having a themed event such as medieval, Edwardian, 1940's or 1960's. We have a large collection of props that you can borrow to help set the scene.
For the actual marriage itself you can choose between the dining room in the house or the gazebo in the woodland glade. Or you could get married in the lovely village church which is within walking distance.
Here are some photos from events that have been held here before.
The basic venue fee is £2,500. This covers use of all the grounds (including for camping overnight), the dining room for the ceremony, brides room for getting ready, luxury loos, and seating in the dining room or woodland glade. There is also a staff fee of £500. This covers assisstance with your wedding planning, co-ordination of all your suppliers on the day, supervision of erection of your marquee, supervision of car parking, supervision of the loos and recycling and disposal of your rubbish. This also covers the serving of drinks immediately after the ceremony.
We can provide staff for additional duties if required, such as waiting at tables, serving drinks, assistance with catering etc.
We can provide catering for you. Afternoon tea from £10 per head, other catering from £20 per head.
We can provide china and linen hire.
If you wish to provide your own bar we do not charge corkage.
A provisional booking will be held for 14 days. A non-refundable deposit of £500 secures the booking. The balance to be paid one month before the wedding. Our insurance requires you to take out your own wedding insurance. In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel you will need to claim any payments made to us from your insurance.
We love the peace and tranquility of our environment, and so do our neighbours. Because of this we have a 80dB limit on music, and all music must end at midnight.
in the unlikely event of damage to our property the person making the booking will be liable.
Please get in touch with us. We would love to show you around and chat about your day.
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone : 01603 810274
The Old Rectory