Matfen Hall

(128 reviews) 128 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, 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!

• Country House wedding venue set within a 300 acre estate • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Can accommodate 100 seated guests • Exclusive use of the East Wing • Overnight accommodation for up to 53 rooms • Available for outdoor ceremonies

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 (128)

Utterly amazing!
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By Mr & Mrs Hicks, on 20 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

Just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work, keeping up with our ever-changing, crazy wedding plans! The whole day from start to finish was utterly amazing, we had the best time! It was so perfect and ran so smoothly and you both helped to make our day amazing!

Thank you so much for everything!
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By Michael & Elsa, on 26 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

To Laura, Peter and the rest of the team, Thank you all so much for everything you all did to make our wedding day so special, you are all a credit to Matfen Hall! Michael & Elsa

The most AMAZING wedding day!
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By Mr & Mrs Bell, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2019

Thank you for helping us organise the most AMAZING wedding day we could have ever wished for. It ran seamlessly from start to finish; the food was amazing, the weather was amazing and everything was perfect. So thank you - we couldn't be happier with it all!

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By Helen & Robert, on 01 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

Helen & Robert's Magical Wedding at Matfen Hall Helen and Robert only went to one wedding fair and it was at Matfen Hall, and the stately home ended up being the venue of their dreams. The venue’s skillful mix of traditional sensibility and unique character stole the couple’s hearts, while the exemplary staff and service meant that Helen and Robert could enjoy their day without without worrying about any of the finer details.

Everything we wished for and more!
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By Mr and Mrs Houghton, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

I just wanted to say what an amazing day myself and Mitchell had, and a lot of that is down to you and the team. I really believe that it’s all in the planning and if you hadn’t checked, you had double and triple checked it for us. And the results showed, our day had exactly the flow we were told it would and it was everything we wished for and more, we are so grateful to you all! Jade and Peter were so welcoming, polite and professional. I have had compliments from the guests about the way the day was conducted by them and I have to say I whole heartedly agree. They couldn’t have been more accommodating for us and our guests. If you could please thank all staff that were involved in the day, we would really appreciate it! Thank you again, Mr and Mrs Houghton

An absolutely incredible experience!
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By Mr & Mrs Gunton, on 02 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2019

My husband and I wanted to say thank you, for making our wedding an absolutely incredible experience. The whole wedding planning has been completely effortless and we haven’t once worried about the venue. You’ve all reassured us, promptly handled any of our queries or issues. Matfen is absolutely incredible and makes the most stunning wedding venue however it really is the staff that makes it above and beyond an ordinary venue! We have been inundated with compliments on all of the staff at the hotel, how friendly, helpful and incredible you all were. For this we can not thank you enough, you not only made our wedding spectacular but you made it an amazing experience for all of our guest. Laura and Victoria thank you for everything behind the scenes and all of your help with the build up to the wedding it’s been an absolute pleasure working with you both. Jade you were absolutely fantastic on the day and we have had so many compliments on how the day was managed and ran!! I’d also like to thank you for keeping so calm when my bridesmaids were no where to be found!! Max was also incredible on the evening, even with my slightly rowdy drunken guests! I’d also like to thank you for our gorgeous painting of Matfen which is a wonderful keep sake! Also we adore our padlock and we can not wait to come back on our anniversary and put it on the love lock bridge! They were fantastic touches to an already fantastic day. Thank you all again. Lots of love, Mr and Mrs Gunton x

We honestly had the most perfect day!
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By Mr & Mrs Gatenby, on 10 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Jan 2019

Thank you so much! We honestly had the most perfect day. Everyone was commenting on how friendly all the staff were and how the food was amazing. Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved in making our day so special, and a huge, huge, thank you for planning it! Hope you had a lovely new year! Emma

What can we say, what a magical day Saturday was!
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By Lucy and Steven Traill, on 19 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Dec 2018

What can we say- what a magical day Saturday was. We can't thank all of you enough or put into words how amazing you made the day for us and all of our guests. You Victoria have been fantastic and always spent the time replying to my many questions which I am so so grateful for as has Laura. Maxine on the day was fabulous and made the day run like clockwork. It was so great having her there to help the day run smoothly and my family also commented on how fantastic and approachable she was. Every member of staff was brilliant and so diligent. The food was incredible and a guest commented that you had mass produced library restaurant standard food ...something he didn't know if you would be able to do .... and you did incredibly. Many guests commented on the fabulous melt in the mouth beef! There was a lovely man called des maybe who looked after us all fantastically. There were also some lovely staff including him I think who brought us heaters during the wedding breakfast which was so kind. Tim was also amazing and many guests commented on this. Lucy was also incredible and I have thanked her personally. There was also a lovely lady on reception when I checked in who was so kind and helpful. The lovely waiting staff who brought us room service and delivered my flowers were so professional. Lastly the man who helped us organise and load up our car was great and so helpful. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. The guests all commented on how amazing a venue Matfen was and we were so proud to have chosen it as our venue. We can't wait to return.... Lucy and Steven Traill x

Organised perfectly from start to finish!
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By Laura and Jason Godding, on 28 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Dec 2018

These guys are the perfect balance. We wanted a posh wedding without any pretentiousness. The staff fully delivered. All of them were by your side being friendly from start to finish.

Organised perfectly from start to finish!
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By Laura and Jason Godding, on 28 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Dec 2018

These guys are the perfect balance. We wanted a posh wedding without any pretentiousness. The staff fully delivered. All of them were by your side being friendly from start to finish.

I would not change one single thing about the day!
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By Janis Davidson, on 08 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Nov 2018

At every opportunity I extol the virtues of every single person who kept me sane and allowed the couple to have such a magnificent, and personal, wedding. It is still the talk of our church. So much so, that I have become the wedding liaison link within our church for all the couples hoping to be married. I LOVE it and I get to re-live Alex and Paulo’s day over and over again with them. I was so fortunate to meet incredible and thoughtful people, who went the ‘extra mile’ for us. I will never forget the patience everyone showed our family. I can not put into words how appreciative I was of all the time taken with us (and I missed the contact with everyone when the wedding was over). Thank you again for making us all feel so special and for your amazing attention to detail. I wouldn’t change one single thing about the day. With love, Janis Davidson

Amazing, unforgettable and perfect
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By Beth and Andrew Erskine, on 20 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2018

I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you all so much for making our wedding day amazing, unforgettable and perfect. We knew our wedding day was going to be perfect, but it was beyond our expectations. Victoria you made our run-through meetings so comfortable; we felt like we were so well informed throughout the whole process. Lisa, thank you so much for calming me down whenever I was a bride-zilla! I am so grateful that you could talk to me on a professional but also an honest manner, you made us feel reassured that everything was going to be amazing. Jade was phenomenal. You kept us on track for the whole day and we knew we were in good hands. You made sure everything was perfect and I love that you put the fireplace on for the evening. Everyone commented how amazing you were and how smoothly the day ran all because of you. Brian was also amazing. I can't thank him enough for helping me look for my missing opal on my wedding night. The staff on the day were amazing. The reception staff, the bar staff, the catering staff and the DJ. Thank you to the chef who helped our cake maker fix the broken cake! Also the food on our wedding day was outstanding. I am always craving the cheese soufflé. Thank you to the evening DJ for having a great mix of evening songs. I was on the dance floor all night! I wish we could do it all over again. The venue is stunning, staff amazing and three months on it's all people can talk about. We are so thrilled we picked to have our wedding with yourselves and we will forever be grateful.

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