£3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
53 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are delighted that we have reopened the Hall and are now able to resume our wedding venue viewings - we really can’t wait to see you!
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Whether you want your very own fairytale wedding, have your heart set on glitz & glamour, or are looking for something deliciously decadent, you’ll find it here; make Matfen the home of your day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Maximum Price

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Your dress and suit are tailored to fit you perfectly, so why shouldn’t your wedding package be? We have created a selection of packages for you to choose from, but we know that no two wedding days are the same! If you suspect your guests will be too busy dancing to take notice of a buffet, why not transfer the spend to a bigger array of canapés? You make the decisions and we’ll make them happen.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside and the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett, Matfen Hall has become the North East’s leading wedding venue - from something old to something new. A historical wonderland and 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 private 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 secret spaces - 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, Aqua Vitae Spa and be spoilt for choice with 4 dining areas.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Victoria
Congratulations, we can't wait to hear all about your engagement! Enjoy every moment of this truly special time, showing off your engagement ring and pinning all your favourite ideas for the Big Day. I do hope you found all of the information that you require on our Bridebook listing, and when you are ready to fill your diary with wedding appointments our expert wedding planners would love to see you. Be part of our history and make Matfen the home of your Big Day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jason Godding
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Organised perfectly from start to finish.
These guys are the perfect balance. We wanted a posh wedding without any pretentiousness. The staff fully delivered. All of them were by your side being friendly from start to finish.
Joanne and Craig Leonard
Married in February 2016
December 2018
27/2/16 the date of our amazing wedding
From the very first e mail I just knew Matfen was the venue for us. It’s beauty speaks for its self and the wedding coordinators Lisa and Victoria are truly amazing at what they do, helping to plan every last detail. Our day was amazing from start to finish and if I could do it all over again tomorrow I wouldn’t change a thing. Xxxx
Amie and Steven
Married in July 2017
December 2018
My fairytale
As soon as I walked into the great hall for the first time I knew I would be married there. Matfen is an unbelievable venue with so much character and the staff ensure your wedding goes without a hitch. Walking down the staircase and then down the aisle is a moment I’ll treasure forever. I love revisiting Matfen as it will always be our special place and hold a place in my heart forever.
Josh & Anthony Forster-Tilmouth
Married in August 2018
December 2018
The most amazing day!!
We could not promote Matfen Hall any more than we already have! The venue it’s self is the most amazing place. Being recently renovated I believe it has added a higher level of class to the venue also. As for the staff, they could not have been any more attentive and personal with us during our entire day!
Stacy & Daniel Purvis
Married in December 2017
December 2018
The Most Amazing Day!
My husband and I got married at Matfen Hall in December 2017. We really cannot express how fantastic the whole experience was. From the organisation before hand, to the care and attention of the wedding co-coordinators and then the execution on the day, Matfen Hall really exceeded all our expectations. The food, service and staff on the day were brilliant and I cannot recommend Matfen Hall enough.
Sam & Cheryl
Married in December 2016
December 2018
THE best place to spend the best day of your life!
The venue is just unbelievable, the staff are so hard working and make the day as special as you’d always hoped. Victoria was literally a life saver and looked after us so well, always on hand to offer advice or help with anything. A big shout out to Peter as well who was such a brilliant person to have help you through the day! Would highly recommend this venue!

The Masterclass

8th March 2020
Forget the old, learn something new! FREE ENTRY, join us between 10am until 2pm, booking is essential. Please contact weddings@matfenhall.com for more information.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Corbridge, Northumberland

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (3)

"Large Hotel of the Year," 2020, North East Tourism Awards
"Rising Star" Victoria, North East Hoteliers Awards
"Best Stately Home Venue" 2020, UK Wedding Awards

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, Homely, Beautiful, Exclusive and Unforgettable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

This is a hard one! There are so many gorgeous spots on our estate - we have a beautiful old bridge a short stroll on to the Golf Course, it perfectly aligns the building as the backdrop (& at the right time of day, a beautiful golden sunset), there is a little stream that flows underneath the bridge too - it is a super romantic spot to escape to.

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 everyone in our infamous party room, the 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, antique mirrors 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 21 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.
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