UK: Management and development company Vine Hotels has added The Old Rectory in Handsworth to its portfolio.
The Old Rectory is a Grade II-listed stone building in Handsworth on the edge of Sheffield. Earlier in the year, the independent charity running the property was placed into voluntary liquidation. Vine Hotels now plans to relaunch the venue to accommodate events for up to 200 guests.
In addition to the main hall, there are two further Georgian period rooms – The Orgreave and The Ballifield – which can cater up to 60 guests and 20 guests respectively.
Father Keith, rector of St Mary the Virgin, Handsworth said: “We were delighted to agree terms for Vine Hotels to take over the management of The Old Rectory. Not only were we impressed by the company’s credentials in hotel and venue management, but we were drawn to their personal approach demonstrated in how sensitively they have managed similar properties. As well as the team’s desire to stay true to the historic character and community appeal of the Old Rectory.”
The Old Rectory is the fourth property in a year to join the Vine Hotels portfolio.
Vine Hotels CEO Garin Davies said: “Tucked away in its own quiet grounds this former rectory offers all the benefits of a quiet countryside locations, but with the convenience of close by transport links and Sheffield City Centre nearby. The Old Rectory is a delightful period property that has huge potential to grow as one of Sheffield’s premium wedding and event destinations. We will bring our expertise in venue management and operations to The Old Rectory and restore it to the thriving venue we know it can be.”
The announcement follows Vine’s recent purchase of Bredbury Hall in Cheshire.
Vine Hotels is owned by the former director general of the BBC, Greg Dyke, and chief executive Garin Davies, former divisional director of BDL Management and main board director of Best Western GB.