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!