The Old Rectory Events Venue
Julie Callaghan and Patrick Curran
LEADER Business Funding
This project involved the purchase of a specialised marquee (200 metres square) along with tables and chairs for special events at The Old Rectory. As the business has grown and developed The Old Rectory has seen an increasing need for space to run larger events. Since the increase in their accommodation base with the development of the courtyard apartments they have experienced an increase in groups coming to stay. To continue to attract these groups to their accommodation particularly in the shoulder season they needed to expand and provide them with reasons to come and stay. Already the Old Rectory runs Murder Mystery Weekends and Quilting Weekends in the house, however to attract larger numbers they hope to attract corporate groups for Team Building Events, Health Weekends, larger Murder Mystery Weekends and Boutique Weddings. These groups require a larger event venue as the house is too small and a marquee would provide adequate space.