£100 - £140 pp
Up to 100
53 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
During the time our hotel is unfortunately closed due to the recent government guidelines and the on-going COVID-19 situation continues - we want to make sure that you as a newly-engaged couple can still plan your dream wedding day! So although we can’t see you in person, we can set up a telephone consultation and virtual tour of our beautiful wedding spaces! At this stage, we do have our 2021 diary on pause for new enquiries so that we can accommodate any postponements our 2020 couples may encounter. We are currently unsure of when we are able to re-open the diary, but if you would like to know as soon as we do re-open the diary, please let us know!
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

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Maximum Price
£140
Minimum Number of Guests
40
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.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
53
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1999
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(134)
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
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.
Alison & Dale
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Thank you so much!
We had our wedding at Matfen Hall on 8th November and it was perfect from the moment I arrived on the Thursday until we left on the Saturday. The staff are amazing! A special thanks to Rachel for organising everything so brilliantly and Maxine and the team for looking after us throughout the day. We didn't have to worry about anything! Everyone had such a great day, thank you so much! x
Annie & Ed
Married in November 2019
November 2019
The whole weekend was incredible!
The whole weekend was incredible and Saturday itself was perfect! I honestly can't thank you or any of the staff enough for making it as perfect as it was! So many of the guests had so many compliments for the staff and the food, which was divine!! We are definitely planning on coming back for another stay and to put our lock on the bridge.
Natalie and Connor
Married in October 2019
November 2019
It was an amazing day!
It was an amazing day! We would like to thank Matfen Hall for such an amazing day, all the staff were brilliant and so helpful! Thanks again for an amazing day! Natalie and Connor X
Mr & Mrs Yates
Married in October 2019
November 2019
We had the best day of our lives!
Thank you so much. We had the best day of our lives. Everything went to plan and it was even better than we expected!
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
(7)

Industry Awards (3)

Large Hotel of the Year 2015 at Visit England Awards
Rising Star, Victoria Paterson, North East Hoteliers Awards
Best Stately Home Venue 2020, UK Wedding Awards
FAQ
(7)

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.

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’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?

Maybe a Cheese Board in our Conservatory Bar to end the night.

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.