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Matfen Hall

Set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside and 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 the ‘I do’ to the ‘Goodnight’.

Our private East Wing has everything you ever 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. Whether you want your very own fairytale wedding or have your heart set on glitz & glamour, you’ll find it here’ make Matfen the home of your day.

As Matfen Hall is a resort venue, you and your guests also get to 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.


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 amazing!Matt & Matthew
From arriving on the Friday afternoon to checking out on the Sunday morning, I honestly can’t fault Matfen Hall and their amazing staff. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, and nothing was ever a problem to anyone. Our wedding day was perfect for so many different reasons but if there’s one thing each guest had in common when they were telling us how much they loved our day, it was how much they all commented on how amazing the customer service was from start to finish - everyone really did make the most important day of our lives, so, so special. All of the bar staff, waiters and waitresses were absolutely amazing and treat us like complete royalty all day and night however it goes without saying, one stood out in particular...lovely Des. He is such a sweetheart and his passion for Matfen Hall is obvious and just amazing. Our amazing Master of Ceremonies, Peter, has got to be up there with being one of the most lovely and friendliest men I have ever came across in my life and my goodness, he has the patience of a saint. I honestly can’t thank him enough for everything he did for us on our wedding day. He was always contactable, always willing to help out with last minute things, always happy to give out any advice and it didn’t go unnoticed. There were a few times in particular during the day when I told Peter I was really anxious about doing something, but his experience and expertise absolutely shined through as he was so calm and just spent so much time with us until we felt comfortable doing it. Last but certainly not least, we want to say the biggest thank you EVER to you... Victoria, you have been such a dream to work with the past 19 months. We've loved every single minute of our wedding planning and I can honestly say the main reason is because we had you as our wedding coordinator. When we met you at Matfen you made us feel so special and never once questioned our affordability or looked down at us like people in the past had. You catered for our needs and our needs only, giving us plenty of options! I could tell each and every wedding at Matfen Hall was important to you and we weren't just a number. Since booking our wedding, you've always been at the other end of the phone or just an email away if I ever wanted to run something past you, and I never once felt like a pest because you never made me feel that way. We wish we could thank everyone individually at Matfen who made our wedding a real dream come true, you are all such a credit and I honestly haven’t got a bad word to say about the full experience. 10 out of 10 service from start to finish for us
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 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.Mr & Mrs Gunton

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