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£3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
53 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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.
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Features & Capacity


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


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Matfen Hall is a unique and historic venue set in stunning Northumberland surroundings, as weddings at Matfen are limited to one per day you have the full and undivided attention of our award winning team. Arriving to your private entrance and car park you will be welcomed into the Lobby, before entering the Great Hall, which features an amazing artificial hanging wisteria and lighting feature from the ceiling! Step down the magnificent Great Hall staircase before taking your vows in front of the large feature fireplace. The Great Hall is the ultimate setting for the most romantic and intimate part of your day. Our private south facing Dutch Garden makes a beautiful area for a cocktail drinks reception, then venture off into the surrounding woodland and estate, on a more cosy day take your drinks reception in front of the roaring log burning fire in the Great Hall. Our neighbouring village only a short walk away from the East Wing hosts the cosy Holy Trinity Church, originally built by our current owner’s great-grandfather, Sir Edward Blackett, the 6th Baronet who also built Matfen Hall. The terrace room boasts elegant neutral tones so that you can create any kind of beautiful styling in this room, bespoke gold ring seats and traditional parquet timber flooring complete the timeless setting. The Terrace Room provides a relaxed yet luxurious setting for the wedding breakfast, comfortably seating up to 100 guests, guests are able to take in views across Matfen’s manicured gardens and rolling golf course. Sir Edward’s Room is a striking space which provides you with your very own decadent bar for their celebrations, offering the perfect break away area for guests to indulge in fine wines or perhaps a vintage whiskey! Having once been the old cellars of Matfen Hall, The Vault Bar is the perfect setting for your guests to dance the night away! The Cloister courtyard can be used throughout various parts of your wedding day a magical festoon lit secret space!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Victoria
Congratulations on your engagement! I hope you are enjoying the initial stages of planning your wedding day. I do hope you found all of the information that you require on our Bridebook listing, however sometimes it is easier to chat face to face with one of our wedding team, so if you’re interested in holding your wedding at Matfen Hall we would love to see you! If you would like to organise an appointment to view the East Wing, please get in touch!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Francesca & Liam
Married in July 2018
August 2018
Our wedding day was simply perfect
Myself and my husband married at Matfen Hall on Sunday, the day itself was absolutely perfect. A special thank you to Victoria our wedding coordinator who went above and ...
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Michaela & Stephen
Married in March 2018
June 2018
Our Amazing Wedding...
I got married here on Saturday. From the second we booked the wedding Victoria and her team have been amazing. I honestly can’t praise them enough. From replying to email...
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Rachael & Lee
Married in March 2018
June 2018
I can't put into words how magical it was...
Myself and my husband married here on Saturday and I can’t put into words how magical the day was ,we wouldn’t change any of it - it was perfect! Right from the start Lis...
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Sarah and Andrew
Married in May 2018
June 2018
The staff are out of this world - Amazing!
Me and my partner got married here a week ago today and it was amazing. The grounds and venue are to die for but the staff are just out of this world! Nothing is to much ...
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Robin & Hannah
Married in April 2018
June 2018
Thank you so much!
Dear Victoria, Both Hannah and I would like to say thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We really enjoyed having our wedding reception at Matfen Hall....
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Amy & Jamie
Married in April 2018
June 2018
Our Perfect Day
Just wanted to get in touch now everything has calmed down to say thank you for our perfect day. From the outset Victoria, you have been there to organise and coordinat...
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Location & Contact Details


Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE20 0RH, England

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Corbridge, Northumberland

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Belle Bridal
Unveiled Magazine
Luxe Magazine
Accent Magazine

Industry Awards (2)

Large Hotel of the Year 2015 at Visit England Awards
Rising Star, Victoria Paterson, North East Hoteliers Awards
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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.

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

That would be telling!

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 staff - we have team members that have been here since we first opened! We are a big family and love that couples make Matfen their home from home for the day.