Matfen Hall

Matfen Village, Belsay Hall (Tyne & Wear) NE20 0RH Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 10 to 100
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About Matfen Hall

Voted the UK's Best Stately Home Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards (2020), Matfen Hall is set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside and is 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.

  • Award Winning - The UK's Best Stately Home Wedding Venue in the Hitched Wedding Awards 2020
  • Exclusivity - Enjoy privacy in your very own Wing of the entire hotel
  • 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
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The Great Hall
The Great Hall
A perfect sunset shot!
A perfect sunset shot!
A simply stunning place setting
A simply stunning place setting
A Midsummer's Night
A Midsummer's Night
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Matfen Hall 59
The East Wing Lobby
The East Wing Lobby
Sir Edward's Bar
Sir Edward's Bar
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
The East Wing Lobby
The East Wing Lobby
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
Add a little something with a chair bow
Add a little something with a chair bow
Our amazing Stained Glass Window
Our amazing Stained Glass Window
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Outdoor Ceremony
Outdoor Ceremony
The Private Entrance to the East Wing
The Private Entrance to the East Wing
A perfect confetti shot!
A perfect confetti shot!
The Landscape Surrounding Matfen
The Landscape Surrounding Matfen
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Matfen Hall 57
Summertime Skies
Summertime Skies
Autumn Loving
Autumn Loving
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Photography by Sean Elliott
Photography by Sean Elliott
Photography by Sean Elliott
Photography by Sean Elliott
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Matfen Hall 58
Sunset in December
Sunset in December
The Terrace Rooms
The Terrace Rooms
The Terrace Rooms
The Terrace Rooms
All smiles during the speeches!
All smiles during the speeches!
The Terrace Rooms
The Terrace Rooms
Alfresco Dining
Alfresco Dining
The Staircase Entrance
The Staircase Entrance
The Vault Bar
The Vault Bar
The Cloister Room with the Snaparazzi & Coco Touch
The Cloister Room with the Snaparazzi & Coco Touch
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Sparkler Send Off!
Sparkler Send Off!
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Reviews for Matfen Hall

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Matt and Matthew Rayson · Married on 18/01/2020

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Sent on 22/01/2020
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    Kaz & Marc · Married on 03/01/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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    I am so so pleased we chose Matfen

    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!

    Sent on 12/02/2020
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    Claire & Rob · Married on 21/12/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Value for Money:
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    Literally the best day of our lives

    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.

    Sent on 12/02/2020

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Matfen Hall FAQ

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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Say I Do, Without Delay...

    A dream wedding isn’t always one that’s planned over months and months, our late bookings service gives you the dream wedding you want, without the wait. Make Matfen the home of your big day on selected dates remaining this year. Enjoy exclusive use of the East Wing for the day and a beautiful honeymoon suite for your wedding night. Midweek dates and some weekends still available. As well as use of the beautiful faux floral arrangement for your ceremony, cream carpet to line your aisle, LED candles to use around the East Wing and use of the photobooth in the Cloisters for your evening (excludes attendant & propbox). 


    £3950 for 40 guests - this package is based on 40 guests, for daytime and evening. Additional guests at £95pp or £22.50pp for just for the evening. 

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