Matfen Hall

(136 reviews) 136 5
Matfen Village Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland NE20 0RH
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About Matfen Hall

Matfen Village, Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland, NE20 0RH

Matfen Hall is a unique and historic venue set in stunning Northumberland surroundings and recently has been awarded the UK's best Stately Home wedding venue in the 2020 UK Wedding Awards. 

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!

• Award Winning - The UK's Best Stately Home Wedding Venue in the Hitched Wedding Awards 2020 • Exclusivity - The private East Wing is yours for the entire day, with only one wedding per day • Capacity - Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests and up to 250 for your evening reception • Make a night of it - Overnight accommodation for up to 53 rooms, enjoy the resort and stay for spa & golf • Flexibility - Matfen Hall is a unique and historic venue set in stunning Northumberland surroundings

Facilities at Matfen Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Matfen Hall Reviews (136)

Where do we even begin!
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By Matt and Matthew Rayson, on 22 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 18 Jan 2020

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

I am so so pleased we chose Matfen
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By Kaz & Marc, on 12 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 03 Jan 2020

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!

Literally the best day of our lives
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By Claire & Rob, on 12 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2019

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.

Matfen will always hold a special place in our hea
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By Mr & Mrs OMalley, on 12 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 30 Nov 2019

Thank you all so much for everything you all did for us throughout the build up and on the big day. Victoria and Max are two of the most lovely, supportive and helpful people we have worked with throughout our wedding process and we are so happy they were able to play such an important role in our big day. Matfen will always hold a special place in our hearts!

The whole weekend was incredible!
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By Annie & Ed, on 07 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

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.

It was an amazing day!
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By Natalie & Connor, on 07 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Oct 2019

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

We had the best day of our lives!
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By Mr & Mrs Yates, on 07 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Oct 2019

Thank you so much. We had the best day of our lives. Everything went to plan and it was even better than we expected!

So special in every way!
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By Mr & Mrs Nicholson, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2019

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special in every way! A special thank you to Des, you made sure everyone had a lovely day. Matfen Hall will always be a special place! xxx

The whole day was just faultless!
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By Amy & Lewis, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

We both had an absolutely incredible wedding and loved the whole day. We couldn't have asked for more from the staff as you all made everything so easy and simple and the whole day was just faultless. We'll definitely be back sometime soon!

A huge thank you!
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By Mr & Mrs Moody, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

A huge thank you, for making my son and daughter-in-law's wedding day so very special! We all had an a amazing time; loads of memories to treasure. Al the best, Mr & Mrs Moody

An amazing, special and fantastic day!
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By Sandra Gregson, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2019

I would like to thank all the staff involved in Daniel & Jessica's wedding. It was an amazing, special and fantastic day from start to finish! Thank you all so very much xxx

Everyone keeps saying how it was best wedding!
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By Mr & Mrs Murphy, on 02 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2019

Everything was just perfect! Everyone keeps saying how it was best wedding! So I'm over the moon! The staff were amazing and food was insane! Please pass on my thanks to the chef, its rare to find places that the food is so delish and that my dad and french lot are happy with too! Thank you so much!

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