We are delighted to announce the completion of our quarter of a million pound refurbishment programme of the East Wing at Matfen Hall Hotel and Spa.

We pride ourselves as being the leading wedding venue in the North East and we are very excited to share our stylish new look. We make sure your marriage ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party is just as you dreamed it would be.

Our focus is on you and no one else. After all, your wedding will be the only wedding taking place at Matfen Hall on your precious day; no matter if yours is intimate or large.

The Great Hall


Enter the theatrical space that is the Great Hall.

Your eyes will be drawn to the spectacular original oak ceiling, sensitively highlighted with led lights and suspended contemporary orbs of light creating a virtual firework display overhead.

A dance of coloured light will spill over the bespoke gold ring seats from the original stained glass window. The sweeping oak staircase with teal carpet runner reflect in the antique mirror arches.

Sir Edward's Bar

Leading from the Great Hall, to the left the guests will be entertained within the dark, sumptuous cocktail lounge with crystal lights, enveloping wingback chairs and relaxing music.

Sir Edward’s Bar provides a relaxing space, with textured wall finishes, in rich blues and greens accented with artisan brass metalwork on the bar counter.

The Terrace

Leaving Sir Edward’s Bar, guests will be guided to The Terrace Room. The original windows with centuries old timber paneling frame the spectacular backdrop of Matfen Hall gardens and golf course.

The high ceilings adorned with decorative plasterwork, sympathetically picked out in muted colours to match the original Hall mirror from 1834 that sits above our beautiful fireplace.

The Dutch Garden

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Our private south facing Dutch Garden makes a beautiful area for a cocktail drinks reception, then venture off into the surrounding woodland and estate to capture on film the first moments of your married life together.

The Vault Bar

Our Vault Bar provides the setting for your evening celebration in the cellars of the original stately home. They create a unique location for you and your guests to dance the night away. And, the opportunity to enjoy every sip of our signature Strawberry Blonde Mojitos.

Cloisters & Courtyard

The Cloisters is our very special outdoor space which can be used for your evening event. We can also provide you and your guests with food and drinks in our unique courtyard.

 Luxury and Grandeur


After the best day of your lives, retire to our luxurious and grand Bridal Suite, as newlyweds. Wake up overlooking the Estate and Championship golf course, or unwind in our Aqua Vitae Spa Facilities.