Venue Love: The Majestic and Modern Matfen Hall


Venue Love: The Majestic and Modern Matfen Hall

DATE 15 July 2019

Set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside, Matfen Hall is a magnificent four-star country house hotel offering couples an exclusive-use setting like no other.

Matfen Hall Exterior, Image by Sean Elliott Photography

Matfen Hall Interior, Image by Kevin Gibson Photography
The Vibe

Historic, but thoroughly modern, Matfen Hall is the perfect blend of traditional architecture with millennial marriage spaces. Having recently invested £250k in the property, the suites at Matfen boast a new lease of life. Find rooms with a fresh, neutral palette with touches of modernity throughout.

Matfen Hall, Image by Sean Elliott Photography

Versatile Ceremony Spaces

The beauty of Matfen Hall is that there’s a wealth of wedding suites to choose from. The grand, theatrical space of the Great Hall provides the most spectacular backdrop for wedding ceremonies and features: a spectacular original oak ceiling, sensitively highlighted with LED lights and suspended contemporary orbs. This is all finished with bespoke gold ring seats and stained-glass windows. This space can also be used for wedding breakfasts, or elements of an evening reception.
Matfen Hall Staircase, Image by Sean Elliott Photography
Leading from the Great Hall is Sir Edward’s Bar – a sumptuous cocktail lounge that provides a relaxing and entertaining space for guests. Perfect for wedding breakfasts is The Terrace suite, which overlooks the manicured gardens and golf course.

Matfen Hall Interior, Image by Sean Elliott Photography

Originally the cellars of this historical stately home, The Vault Bar and Cloisters provide the perfect space for evening celebrations. This unique and truly interesting area allows couples to dance the night away and party with guests until the early hours.

Unique to Matfen…

Matfen Hall has the most magical ‘secret’… The Courtyard is a whimsical space that’s perfect for drinks receptions and al fresco dining. Furthermore, it comes complete with festoon lighting and sparkler send-offs.

Sparklers at Matfen Hall, Image by Sean Elliott Photography
Matfen Hall Interior, Image by Kevin Gibson Photography

Bridal Bliss

Matfen Hall also boasts the state of the art Aqua Vitae Spa and par three course with 27 championship holes and driving range, for the ultimate relaxation package pre and post wedding.

Seasonal Hotspots

Spring – The stunning Dutch Garden bursts into life in the spring, with an array of blooms.
Summer – Guests can enjoy canapés and drinks, and play lawn games in the generous grounds.
Autumn – The beautiful red ivy which grows along the bricks of the Hall add to the gorgeous orange and brown tones from the leaves filling the gardens – a HOT photography backdrop.
Winter –  The festoon-lit courtyard, with its beautiful arches, roaring fires, and the amazing oak staircase in the Grand Hall all provide endless, Instagram-worthy backdrops.

Nuptial Numbers

Accommodation – 53 Bedrooms
Ceremony Capacity – 100
Wedding Breakfast Capacity – 100
Evening Capacity – 250

Something New…

Matfen has recently invested in a £20K makeover of their Bridal Suite, bringing new features such as an elegant chandelier, dressing table and a bespoke wardrobe. This is offered complimentary to couples on the evening of their wedding.

Venue: Matfen Hall 
Photographer(S): Sean Elliott and Kevin Gibson Photography

For more venue inspiration, take a look at our dedicated Venue Collective, or browse the pages of our regional magazine.