P.O.A
Up to 100
53 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
Following the latest government announcement, the Hall will be remaining closed and reopening in Spring 2021, due to exciting renovations!
Set in the heart of Northumberland, Matfen Hall is the perfect place to host your unforgettable day! With every detail tailored to you, we offer a unique luxury experience for you and your guests.
Pricing & Costs
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
53
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside, Matfen Hall has become the North East’s leading wedding venue - from something old to something new. A historical building in a truly unique setting for your unforgettable day - we’re here to make sure your wedding is perfect, and that means a personal and tailored service. Your wedding will be the only one taking place on your special day, so you can really make Matfen Hall your own, from ‘I do’ to ‘Goodnight.’ Our East Wing has everything you want in a wedding venue, from the magnificent Great Hall with its sweeping staircase and feature fireplace, to our perfectly manicured gardens, the elegant dining space and festoon lit courtyard - our award winning venue has it all. As Matfen Hall is a resort venue, you and your guests also get make yourself at home in one of our 53 unique and historic rooms, from opulent to classical. Relax in the picturesque surroundings and enjoy a perfect night’s sleep alongside every perk you could wish for, but remember, your accommodation is just part of your stay, discover the stunning Northumberland countryside, our 27 hole Golf Course, Spa and be spoilt for choice with 4 dining areas.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Prince
Congratulations on your engagement, I am delighted that you are considering Matfen Hall as a potential venue! Here at Matfen we know that every wedding is unique, just like every couple; which is why we offer a bespoke service for Matfen brides and grooms. I would be delighted to invite you both to visit the Hall when we are able to reopen, so please send across your contact information and we will organise a date in the diary as soon as we can!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1999
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(138)
Melanie & Ian
Married in September 2020
December 2020
Rachel, thank you so much for everything you did to make our day at Matfen perfect
Rachel, thank you so much for everything you did to make our day at Matfen perfect. It couldn’t have been bettered in any way. The venue is certainly special, but it was the welcome and consideration we, and all of our guests, received from all of the staff at Matfen that made the day so memorable. With very best wishes, Melanie & Ian
Courtney & Gregg
Married in June 2020
June 2020
Our Magical Day
We were married at Matfen on 14th March 2020 and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue. It was the first venue we saw, and from the moment we stepped into the Great Hall we knew it was the one for us. It’s such a romantic setting and the new refurbishments only add to the wonderful charm of Matfen Hall. Laura, our wedding coordinator was so helpful and lovely throughout the whole planning process and she was always there to answer my millions of questions. The day before our wedding (the dreaded Friday 13th) we found out our honeymoon was cancelled (we were due to fly the day after our wedding), so there was a lot of running around trying to sort things out. When we finally arrived at Matfen - later than we had hoped - we were feeling stressed and a bit deflated, but Max (our brilliant Master of Ceremonies), told us they were giving us the bridal suite for an extra night – such a kind and thoughtful gesture which was greatly appreciated and shows just how much they care. The day itself was wonderful – everything went smoothly (massive thanks to Max for that) – the staff were brilliant and the food delicious. Max went above and beyond for us, even manning the photo booth later in the evening, she truly made it a completely stress free day! We can’t wait to visit Matfen Hall again and look forward to putting our lock on the bridge! Thanks again to all the staff for making our day so magical! Love Mr & Mrs Dixon
Matthew & Matt
Wedding: January 2020
January 2020
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to you and your wonderful colleagues for helping to make Matt and Matthew's day perfect! Everything from arrival on Friday afternoon until the finish of the celebrations was perfect, the staff worked very hard to ensure we had the best day possible and nothing was too much trouble, I truly could not have asked for anymore. The wedding day morning was so relaxing we had hair and makeup done, we did not have to lift anything apart from a glass of champagne! The staff were running backwards and forwards to any requests that were made, I just cannot thank you all enough! All our guests were very impressed with the venue, the setting, the rooms! My mother in law said it would be worth renewing her vows if it meant she could spend a night in the bridal suite! Everybody said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to which is all I wanted to hear. We spent Sunday chilling and crying at the videos and photos that had been circulated. Thank you so much once again, I really don’t want to go home.
Matt and Matthew Rayson
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Where do we even begin!
Where do we even begin! We are just returning home after getting married at this stunning venue on Saturday! I can honestly say if you have gotten engaged and are looking for the perfect place, then look nowhere else than Matfen Hall. The first moment you walk in you are treated like family till the moment you leave! From start to finish our wedding planner Victoria has been a superstar and total made us feel at ease for the day. The day itself was just so perfect and Matfen Hall couldn’t do any more for us. It has etched a memory into our lives that we simply won’t forget! Personal thanks goes to Peter and Jackie for keeping us calm all day! A big thanks also goes to Des who nearly every member of our guests said he was a superstar. The prosecco record will take a while to beat I feel! Again look nowhere else, this place is da bomb! Matt and Matthew Rayson
Kaz & Marc
Married in January 2020
December 2020
I’m so so pleased we chose Matfen
Just wanted to say a quick massive thank you for all your help arranging our wedding. I can’t even tell you how amazing it was, how seamlessly everything ran and how brilliant all the staff were!! I’m still buzzing from it now! I’m so so pleased we chose Matfen and I’ll definitely be recommending it to everyone! Absolutely cannot wait for the photos!
Claire & Rob
Married in December 2019
December 2020
Thank you all for providing us with such wonderful life-long memories
I just wanted to message and say a huge Thank You to you and everyone else at Matfen who made our wedding experience so fantastic. We had the most amazing day and each and every member of staff we spoke to or who was involved in the day were so kind, polite and made us feel so relaxed, happy and special. One waiter even came to find Rob and I at the end of his shift just to say he hoped we'd had a lovely day (apologies that I didn't get his name). Every guest complimented the venue and they were very impressed by the food. The decorations looked fantastic and were set out beautifully and I am in love with the bridal suite - it is the best room I've ever stayed in! We've loved every second of planning and meeting with yourself as well as staying the day after our wedding and putting our lovely new lock onto the bridge - such a nice touch along with the beautiful painting to remind us of the day. Thank you all for providing us with such wonderful life-long memories and literally the best day of our lives
Location & Contact Details

Address

Matfen Village, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE20 0RH, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A69

Nearest Train Station

Corbridge, Northumberland

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International

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Press & Awards
(6)

Industry Awards (2)

"Large Hotel of the Year," 2020, North East Tourism Awards
"Best Stately Home Venue" 2020, UK Wedding Awards
FAQ
(8)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember this is your wedding! Our favourite weddings always include special personal touches that convey the couples story, hobbies or things they are known for - take inspiration from others (of course!) but use what is relevant to you two as that is what your guests will remember.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic, Unique, Unrivalled, Luxurious and Unforgettable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

This is a hard one! There are so many amazing photo opportunities on our estate - we have a beautiful bridge on our Golf Course, with the hall as the backdrop (& at the right time of day, a beautiful golden sunset) - it is a great additional to your wedding album.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

That would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

It would have to be our Mini Matfen Sliders, a firm favourite with our couples!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Enjoying a sing-a-long with all of your guests in our infamous Vault Bar.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Great Hall - there is nothing quite like it. The magnificent oak staircase, the open fire and stunning rose window are a magical combination.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our wonderful team, we have team members that have been with us since we first opened the hotel 22 years ago, we are a big family and we love that our couples make Matfen their home from home for the most important day of their lives.