Our Story

The Rentz Family

We are Daniel and Denise Rentz. We moved to The Herring House in September 2021. We have been married for 30+ years, have 6 great kids, 2 awesome sons-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. Daniel currently has a fulltime career in IT. Denise has a background in volunteer organization and event planning. We’ve both been active volunteers for church, school, and rec soccer over the years. We’re excited to be in Clinton NC at The Herring House, offering a venue for couples, families, and the community to make lasting memories.

The Herring House

The Historic Herring House is a 1916 Classic Revival Home featuring leaded glass windows, grand Corinthian columns, original slate roof, and wrap around porch with a classic Southern Haint Blue painted ceiling. The home was built by Robert C Herring, a lumber man, for his wife Rowena and daughter Marianna. They say Robert chose every piece of wood in the house. The interior of the home includes original wood floors, oak with mahogany inlays, original chandeliers, push button light switches, and many more details that make this home so special.  The house is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes.

Formerly known as “The Shield House” and “The Richert Inn,” the home has been used as a B&B, Wedding Venue, and even a beauty salon. As part of the Downtown district, it is in walking distance to shops and restaurants. The property boasts a 24’x34’ large gazebo, big enough to hold a dance floor, a wide-open lawn perfect for event tents, and a newly developed ceremony space nestled amidst the soaring long leaf pines. Step past the Victorian streetlights and back in time with us for your next event.