About Noblesse Weddings Venue
Noblesse invite you to step over the threshold and enter your dream Wedding Day. A day prepared for you and your love – a day to cherish, where your every care is accomplished, for a perfect day set, fulfilled and recorded for you for always.
The Old Rectory is a beautifully classically built Rectory (circa.1733), standing in ‘an area of outstanding and natural beauty’. The gardens are filled with hybrid trees and overflowing herbaceous borders, fruit trees, wild flowers and aromatic herbs, with the ‘tallest Tulip Tree in Great Britain’.
There is an idyllic Kentish view across the Cherry Orchard, fields and paddocks, full of horses.
The Peace & Magic of The Old Rectory
There is a peace and a magic that engulfs and lifts your spirits when you step over the threshold into The Old Rectory. The Old Rectory becomes your home for the celebration.
The Chinoiserie Drawing Room walls, hand painted freehand by Josef Holst are unique; the Georgian period of the property is balanced and light with requisite tall, shuttered windows and pretty views of the gardens from every window.
The three bedroom suites are beautifully decorated for your pleasure and your intimacy. The liveried staffs are on hand throughout your stay to ensure your comfort.
Each bedroom has its private bathroom, exquisite decoration, finest bed linen and a far reaching and uplifting view.
The History of The Old Rectory
“The Old Rectory is said to date from the mid-18th century and was the home for the vicars of Offham and Hamsey until the late 1930s. A close look at the house shows differences in its architecture indicating key periods of additions and alterations. This is a house that proudly shows its long history. Although the Old Rectory officially dates from the 1740s there has been a church in the parish since Saxon times and the old Church of St Peters dates to the time of the Norman Conquest. Records of the Rectors of Offham go back to 1267 and given the typical longevity of ecclesiastical land ownership is very likely that there has been a residence for the parish priest on the site of The Old Rectory since that time”.
At the Kent and National Archives several key documents have been identified regarding the house, going back to William Miles the vicar in 1747 (however, it is my opinion there’s been a residence for the parish priest there since the 13th century).
Ellen Leslie, owner of Historic Buildings Research.