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Following the latest government announcement, the Hall will be remaining closed and reopening in Spring 2021, due to exciting renovations!

Voted the UK's Best Stately Home Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards (2020), the Hall has become the North East’s leading wedding venue - from something old to something new.

Matfen Hall is set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside; the Hall is a historical building in a truly unique setting for your unforgettable day. We’re here to make sure your wedding is perfect and unique to you, 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 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 courtyard - 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Stately home
Historic
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
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:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Matfen Hall

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Courtney D. Sent on 06/08/2020
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Perfect Spring Wedding at Matfen Hall

We were married at Matfen on 14th March 2020 and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue. It was the first venue we saw, and from the moment we stepped into the Great Hall we knew it was the one for us. It’s such a romantic setting and the new refurbishments only add to the wonderful charm of Matfen Hall. Laura, our wedding coordinator was so helpful and lovely throughout the whole planning process and she was always there to answer my millions of questions. The day before our wedding (the dreaded Friday 13th) we found out our honeymoon was cancelled (we were due to fly the day after our wedding), so there was a lot of running around trying to sort things out. When we finally arrived at Matfen - later than we had hoped - we were feeling stressed and a bit deflated, but Max (our brilliant Master of Ceremonies), told us they were giving us the bridal suite for an extra night – such a kind and thoughtful gesture which was greatly appreciated and shows just how much they care. The day itself was wonderful – everything went smoothly (massive thanks to Max for that) – the staff were brilliant and the food delicious. Max went above and beyond for us, even manning the photo booth later in the evening, she truly made it a completely stress free day! We can’t wait to visit Matfen Hall again and look forward to putting our lock on the bridge! Thanks again to all the staff for making our day so magical! Love Mr & Mrs Dixon
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Victoria P. Sent on 23/07/2020
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The best day ever

We had the best day of our lives, Matfen is the most amazing location for a wedding and from to start to finish our day was incredible. We cannot thank the staff enough for everything they did - our friends & family were blown away and every single guest commented on how brilliant the staff were. Thank you for helping us have the best day ever ♥️
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Anonymous Sent on 12/02/2020
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Matfen will always hold a special place in our hea

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!
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Claire Sent on 12/02/2020
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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.
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Kaz Sent on 12/02/2020
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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!
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Matt Sent on 22/01/2020
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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
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Annie Sent on 07/11/2019
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The whole weekend was incredible!

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.
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Natalie Sent on 07/11/2019
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It was an amazing day!

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
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Anonymous Sent on 07/11/2019
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We had the best day of our lives!

Thank you so much. We had the best day of our lives. Everything went to plan and it was even better than we expected!
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Eve Sent on 25/10/2019
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Our perfect day!

We would like to say a special thank you for making our day perfect. Without your planning, it wouldn't have been half the day it was!
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Anonymous Sent on 17/10/2019
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Everything we wished for and more!

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
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Anonymous Sent on 17/10/2019
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The most AMAZING wedding day!

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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Amy Sent on 17/10/2019
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The whole day was just faultless!

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!
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Anonymous Sent on 17/10/2019
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A huge thank you!

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
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Anonymous Sent on 17/10/2019
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So special in every way!

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
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