£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


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


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

Food and Drink

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

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. We also offer intimate ceremonies and celebrations; love doesn't wait and your wedding day shouldn't have to either. Whether you dream of saying ‘I do’ under the open sky or in the grandeur of a beautiful hall, Matfen has perfect spaces to make your big day intimately yours. As an extra mile venue, our team of experts are on hand to make sure your special day is as unique as you are.

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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Courtney & Gregg
Married in June 2020
February 2017
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
February 2017
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
February 2017
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
Alison & Dale
Married in November 2019
February 2017
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
February 2017
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.
Victoria & Callum
Married in November 2019
July 2020
We had the best day of our lives, Matfen is the most amazing location for a wedding venue and from start to finish our day was incredible. We cannot thank the staff enough for everything they did - our friends & family were truly blown away and every single guest commented on how brilliant the staff were. Thank you for helping us have the best day ever, we will never ever forget it. ♥️
Location & Contact Details


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

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.