Matfen Hall

(22 reviews) 22 5
Matfen Village Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland NE20 0RH
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About Matfen Hall

Matfen Village, Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland, NE20 0RH

Set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside, Matfen Hall, the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett, has become the North East’s leading wedding venue and recently celebrated 18 years of beautiful weddings. 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 room features stunning antique mirrors, a beautiful, bold, teal runner down the Hall’s sweeping oak staircase, gold ring bespoke seating and a visual firework display of light overhead, provided by LEDs and contemporary orbs suspended from the spectacular oak ceiling. 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 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 from deep greens, burgundy and purples to gorgeous golden, blush or blues – any colour scheme suits! 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, guests are able to take in views across Matfen’s manicured gardens and rolling golf course. 

 

Brimming with character and opulence, 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, cocktails or perhaps a vintage whiskey! This sumptuous space has been finished with textured wall coverings in rich blues and greens, accented with artisan brass metalwork and Italian marble to provide a refined and intimate space. Chandelier crystal lighting, sophisticated wingback chairs and relaxing music complete the ambience.

 

Having once been the old cellars of Matfen Hall, The Vault Bar, with adjoining access to the Cloister rooms, continues to enhance your wedding day. The area’s clean and contemporary décor complements a wide range of styling concepts while its unique, original features add to its charm; the perfect setting for your guests to dance the night away! The Cloister courtyard can be used throughout various parts of your wedding day – the magical festoon lit area is perfect for outdoor ceremonies, alfresco dining or your sparkler send off at midnight!

• Country House wedding venue set within a 300 acre estate • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Can accommodate 120 seated guests • Exclusive use of the East Wing • Overnight accommodation • Available for outdoor ceremonies

Facilities at Matfen Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Historic
Sporting
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
Beautician
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
Helipad
Pets Welcome

Matfen Hall Location

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

Matfen Village Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland NE20 0RH
01661 855709
22 5

Matfen Hall Reviews (22)

Best day of my life
Venue Service

By Karen harden, on 20 Jun 2015

I got married at Matfen Hall on 12/08/12. This was the most amazing day. After view several other Venus as soon as I set eyes on the Great Hall I knew this couldn't be beaten It was excastl you what we wanted the church look but within a beautiful estate The day itself went with a hitch the food was amazing and the staff couldn't do enough. The bridal suite is the most amazing room and so spacious for getting ready and having some amazing pictures. From the hotel grounds to the Great Hall this Venus simply can't be beaten. We return every year on our anniversary and still get blown away by the beauty.

Fantastic wedding day!
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By Lauren & Adam Cairns, on 20 Jun 2015

We got married here in October 2014 and couldn't have asked for a more amazing day! Everything ran to absolute perfection. Victoria was superb with all of the planning of the day and everyone who managed the actual day were fantastic! The food was amazing and the day went flawlessly. I wouldn't highly recommend this venue!

Amazing!!!
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By Mr & Mrs G Dodds, on 20 Jun 2015

I visited a wedding fair at Matfen & from the moment I stepped inside the Great Hall I knew it was where I wanted to get married!!! We got married Jan 2009 & what an amazing day it was!!!! The venue was something out of a fairytale, absolutely beautiful & the staff were amazing!!!!! The whole day was stress free, the staff were amazing & just knew wot to do, I can't remember ever being asked questions/approached by staff etc on the day....it all just fell into place. The wedding planner was amazing & very calming, b4 the big walk down the staircase!!! An amazing day & people still talk my wedding & Matfen!!!! If I had to do it all again, I'd still choose Matfen! Thank you once again!!!

Perfect day!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs G Hughes, on 11 Mar 2010

Our daughter was married at Matfen on the 4th April 2009,we had the most amazing time. The place was picture perfect,the staff very attentive,nothing was too much trouble especially Stacey & Russel who did an amazing job running up to the day and on the wedding day keeping everyone calm and ensuring nothing was overlooked. We loved everything about Matfen,the boys loved the pre wedding golf the girls the spa treatments,the rooms ,the food the ambience of Matfen made it a very special day,one all who were there will remember for a long time.

Absolutely perfect!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Forster, on 26 Dec 2009

We viewed a number of potential locations in and around Newcastle but from the second we walked into the Great Hall at Matfen we knew it was 'the place'. The amazing stained glass window and huge sweeping staircase were the perfect entrance for a bride and the civil ceremony in front of the grand fireplace made for a romantic service. Our wedding was on 30th October 2009 and was an absolutely perfect day. A romantic and intimate feeling service, gorgeous photographs taken in the gardens and the Great Hall followed by a delicious meal and a fantastic evening (we had a fancy dress Halloween party and the staff accommodated every request, including Tim the DJ who was great). We truly could not have dreamed of anything more and would not have changed a single thing. The staff were friendly and helpful and the day ran like a dream. I'm sure there were bumps along the way but my husband and I never saw or heard any of it, we were left to enjoy every second of our day. The best decision we made about our wedding was having it at Matfen Hall. Our friends and family are still talking about how perfect everything was and we will definitely remember our truly special day forever!

Perfect
Venue Service

By Phil and Fiona, on 16 Dec 2009

We can only repeat what so many of the other reviews on here have already said - the venue was immaculate, the staff were brilliant and we're so pleased that we decided to have our wedding there. It wasn't just the day itself that pleased us - the wedding organisers (Nicole and Lee) were unbelievably patient and diligent, and Matfen were very accommodating on the night before the wedding, giving our friends and family full use of the conservatory and serving food far later than they would normally have done. The weekend as a whole was fantastic.

Fantastic food, great surroundings and a perfect venue
Venue Service

By Linda Lee-Cooper, on 30 Aug 2009

We live in the Durham area so it made sense to find a venue that was local to us however we decided to attend one of Matfen''s wedding open days and just knew from that first visit it had to be our wedding venue! The Great Hall is beautiful and provides the ideal setting for a civil ceremony. Added to tbe that the gardens and tranquillity of the surroundings made everything perfect. We got married on 2 August 2009 and the day couldn''t have been any more perfect. The staff helped make everything run smoothly and particular credit to the Master of Ceremonies who helped calm our nerves! All of our guests commented on how perfect Matfen was, the organisation on the day and the lovely food. We would definitely recommend it as a venue.

Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Mike & Jo, on 26 Aug 2009

The first time we walked in to the Great Hall, we knew it was where we wanted to get married, with its beautiful stained glass window and the sweeping staircase it captured the feel we wanted perfectly. The staff at Matfen were all friendly and helpful throughout the preparations and on the day 18/06/09. Special mention to Lee, whose ever-calm aura and impeccable attention to detail meant we never had a moment of worry. Also, Russell and Emily, who ran things on the day and always had the right answer! The local suppliers - registrar, flowers, chair covers, photographer, ceildh - also all clearly know Matfen Hall well and get on with them as each of them fitted perfectly in to the setting and came together as a perfect whole with minimal input needed from us! So many of our guests commented on how well everything flowed and thats how it felt for us too. Wonderful wedding venue, we can''t recommend it highly enough.

Matfen was an excellent choice.
Venue Service

By Anon, on 11 Aug 2009

Our daughter was married on 31st July 2009 with a reception at Matfen Hall. It was a lovely occasion and we would highly recommend Matfen as a venue. All of the staff were thoroughly professional throughout. Of particular mention was our main contact, Lee, who co-ordinated the planning and organisation. She was extremely efficient throughout, friendly and easy to work with. On the day, Russ and Emily were the MCs and they too were excellent.We couldn''t have wished for better! This was our first dealings with Matfen Hall and we put a great deal of trust in the staff in the hope that all would be well on the day. They far exceeded our expectations -the staff, venue, and facilities were excellent. Friends and family stayed overnight and they too were extremely well looked after. it was a wonderful occasion and we would certainly highly recommend Matfen Hall to others.

The perfect wedding
Venue Service

By Anon, on 28 Jul 2009

What a wonderful experience- we got married at Matfen on 28 June 2009 and everything was perfect. From start to finish the wedding team were completely professional and delivered 100% perfection. We had a large group of family staying from Holland as well as friends and family from as close as Durham and as far as Columbia- they were all looked after perfectly with the staff even putting up a Dutch Flag and providing gouda cheese for breakfast! The rooms were all lovely and very comfortable. We started the weekend with a private family dinner for 70 in the main restaurant, excellent food, lovely ambience and great wines. The following day we got married in the great Hall without a hitch. The room was full of candles, very romantic and Matfen allowed us to bring our own chairs which made a little more space for our many guests. We also had a wonderful gypsy band from Prague and a Rabbi all of whom were made to feel comfortable and integrated into the proceeding with ease by the Matfen team. We had the reception at my father''s house near by but guests returned to Matfen that evening and were welcomed back and supplied with an excellent breakfast the next day. Being an event manager in the North East I can safely say Matfen is without a doubt the best venue in Northumberland - professional, stunning setting, fantastic food, flexible with planning and very family orientated. Thank you Matfen Hall for helping us to have the most perfect wedding.

Matfen was amazing!!!!!
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By Denise Cook, on 28 Jul 2009

My daughter Laura and sin in law David were married at Matfen Hall 11th July 2009. It was an amazing day made even better by the organisation and staff there, Lee the wedding co ordinator could not have been more helpful, on the day Liam the bar manager was amazing taking control and making sure everything was as we had requested, Russell our MC who made sure the whole day ran smoothley,Elia who helped us constantley with anything that we requested it just made the whole experience stress free, the atmosphere was so relaxed mixed with the surroundings and the beauty of the Great Hall where the ceremony took place it was truley amazing. We have today just received the photographs and Matfen does them great justice the settings are beutiful. There is no where else we would have prefered and would recommend this venue for every aspect of your wedding I wish we could do it all again.

Get married at Matfen Hall
Venue Service

By Gemma Pegram, on 15 Jul 2009

I recently got married at Matfen Hall and had to write to let people know how amazing the place and the staff were. The Great Hall is the closest you can get to the inside of a church and my guest faces were a picture when they entered it. The hotel is fantastic and the staff could not do enough for us. From my first visit to a wedding fayre I knew that this venue was the best the North East has to offer. From my first booking, Lee the wedding co-ordinator was exceptional with constant replies to my emails and available by phone for any query I had. We did have a few unusual requests such as setting up a sweet shop and Matfen were brilliant and accommodated everything. On the day I couldn''t have felt more relaxed due to the fact that I knew the staff would have everything in place. We were even able to take up all of our sweet shop and candles the day before. I have to say that Emily the master of ceremonies was fab on the day and did everything she could to make the day run smoothly even including helping tie cravats and passing messages to the groom!! I can''t recommend this hotel enough if you are thinking of marrying in the North East, the location is idealic, the service has no faults and the hotel itself is magnificent, including the spa.

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