Wedding Reception Venue

The Old Rectory is the perfect wedding reception venue. It 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.

Lovely and safe venue

Steeped in history, The Old Rectory is certainly one of South Yorkshire's more unique wedding reception 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 reception venue.

"It's a safe and lovely environment..."

"What a venue absolutely loved every minute of out ceremony with a massive Thank-you to Tim for going above and beyond to make sure I had no worries on such a special day everything ran smoothly with Thanks to you! Amanda Thank-you for looking after us in the evening you and the bar staff bent over backwards to make sure we had a great time again thank-you! If you wish to hold a wedding here don't hesitate because it's a safe and lovely environment!"

Gemma Leanne Mckerrow

Over 40 years of experience

The Old Rectory has all you need in a wedding reception venue.

Greet your guests down the red carpet, 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.

Finally sitting down to eat in the spacious 'Main Hall' with your family and friends.

Later on the main hall becomes the perfect place for a disco or band, alongside our excellently stocked bar.

"Fabulous people and place..."

"Amazing venue everything you could possibly want in one place. The staff worked so hard to make sure we had our wedding 'our way' and were so helpful in giving us ideas to make it perfect. Can't thank them enough. Fabulous people and place."

Mandy Clarke

Formal & informal wedding receptions

The wedding reception venue can cater for an intimate setting for two, up to 'a bit of a do' for 200 guests.

Accommodating up to 140 guests for an elegant sit down meal.

For a more informal buffet, the venue can safely accommodate up to the maximum of 200 guests.

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

Wedding room hire options

Complete venue hire

Make full use of all the facilities of the wedding reception venue. This gives you and your guests exclusive use of the lawns, car parks and all the ground floor rooms.

Exclusive hire of all the rooms is available for the whole day from 9am to 1am or for the evening from 6pm to 12.30am.

Exclusive use prices

  • Mon to Thur: Day £850 | Evening £500
  • Fri or Sun: Day £950 | Evening £450
  • Saturday: Day £1300 | Evening £600

Room hire for civil ceremonies adds a further £200 onto a full day charge on Saturdays or £150 any other day.

Main hall hire only

Other events may use other parts of the building but your hall has its own separate access and amenities inside. You wouldn't share space with any other event.

You can hire the main hall from  9am to 12.30am or for just the evening from 6pm.

Mail hall hire prices

  • Mon to Thur:  Evening £250
  • Fri or Sun: Day £650 | Evening £300
  • Saturday: Day £700 | Evening £350

Smaller weddings

There are three smaller rooms for a more intimate setting. The three rooms have a very different character and feel, and because they are yours exclusively that day you can really personalise them.

  • The Nunnery room: Up to 60 guests
  • The Ballifield Room: Up to 55 guests
  • The Orgreave Room: Up to 40 guests

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 £30.00 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.

Saturday wedding reception examples

Below there is four examples of wedding receptions taken place on a Saturday with exclusive hire of all downstairs rooms.

This will provide you with an idea of an average wedding reception cost held at the Old Rectory in Handsworth, Sheffield.

The examples are suggestions only. The staff at the Old Rectory have a good reputation for providing a hands-on, flexible attitude in achieving exactly what you and your future spouse or partner desires.

Example One

Full Day
55 day guests - 100 evening guests

Room hire: £1200
Disco: £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

Example Two

120 guests

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

Total £2744.40

Example Three

Full day
80 day guests - 150 evening guests

Room hire: £1200
Disco: £240
Three drink package: £880.00
Three course meal: £2320
Evening buffet: £1582.50
Chair covers £252.00
Centrepieces £200
Linens: £270
Flowers: £63
Balloons: £92.40

TOTAL: £7099.90

Example Four

Full day
55 day guests - 100 evening guests

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

TOTAL: £4223.15

"This was the perfect place..."

"This was the perfect place for our wedding reception. We got married in Portugal and booked The Old Rectory to celebrate with everyone when we got home. Everyone there couldn't do enough for us and helped every step of the way... from planning, decorating the room and on the night. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of our guests commented on how good the place and service was. We used some of the outdoor space having a French vintage pizza van and a marque and we used all the rooms inside decorating them all with a Moroccan theme which the staff helped us achieve. Thanks again to everyone at the Old Rectory for such a brilliant night."

Katie Birkwood