Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Rose Hill is the remarkable 18th-century Manor House. It stands apart from the rolling, scenic countryside and is a beautiful reminder of Southern charm and grace from a bygone era.
The Manor House was built about 1790 by Nathan Boddie on farmland that was part of a land grant ceded to the family by King George II in 1762.
The Manor House underwent an expansive renovation by the Boddie family beginning in 1980 to prepare it for modern use. Today it is a beautifully furnished facility sought out for unique, memorable events.
The Manor House offers a variety of fully furnished rooms and parlors, many decorated in period antiques or with other unique accents. Each room has its own appeal for use with weddings and other special events as well as for business meetings and retreats. The beautifully paneled Gentlemen's Room includes paneled 20-foot ceiling and conveys warmth and understated elegance.
The Manor House also features six beautifully appointed upstairs bedrooms including a special bridal suite that can be used by newlyweds. A glass sunroom furnished in bright colors for many guests has its own special appeal.
The Manor House also features a Great Room that can accommodate up to 60 chairs for meals or other events and a dining room that can handle 14 chairs.
Taken with the Manor House's historic beauty, many bridal parties choose to step out from the Manor House's front door onto the stately columned porch overlooking the beautiful wooded hills and pastures. From there they can proceed down the steps and walkway to the nearby bubbling fountain and circular drive.
In 2005, the Boddie family built Nathan Hall adjacent to the landmark Manor House. Utilizing special artisans and craftsmen in its construction, the Nathan Hall dining and event facility was designed to provide the same richly furnished look of the Manor House. Nearly 5,000-square-feet in size, Nathan Hall includes large windows, a dramatic fireplace mantle and 18-foot tray ceilings.
Named after Boddie-Noell ancestor and Rose Hill founder Nathan Boddie, Nathan Hall features the latest in audiovisual and media capability including Wi-Fi service and a 16-foot jumbo screen. Nathan Hall can be used to suit virtually any need — from a dining event to a meeting venue.
Nathan Hall can accommodate up to 245 plated guests with the dance floor still available. For corporate and private events not requiring a dance floor, you can seat up to 275 guests for a plated meal. Nathan Hall also features a 20 by 29-foot dance floor which can be converted for other uses. The Nathan Hall dining area is 53 by 86 feet.