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Welcome to Matfen Hall

We are delighted to announce a 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 the plans for our stylish new look.

This investment will transform the Great Hall, Terrace Room and Sir Edwards Bar, and will be completed by the end of February 2018. We are working with the talented interior designers Space ID, who are Newcastle based, though they have completed some incredible projects across the UK.

Plans are revealed for the luxurious new look East Wing.

The Great Hall

Entering the theatrical space that is the Great Hall, 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 rose window. The sweeping oak staircase with teal carpet runner and brass stair rods wraps around the room, reflected in the antique mirror arches.

The magnificent Great Hall is a spectacular backdrop for your civil wedding.

“Nothing was too much trouble and everything was absolutely perfect on the day, we couldn’t have wished for a better venue or a better day…”

Lorraine & Lewis

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.

Relax in timeless elegance in the sumptuous surroundings of Sir Edward’s bar.

“Everybody at Matfen Hall has gone above and beyond for us from start of the planning process all the way through to our check out on Saturday.”

Lisa & Paul

The Terrace Room

Leaving Sir Edward’s Bar, guests will be guided to the piece de resistance, The Terrace Room. The original Jacobean 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 panelled walls inset with crystal cut antique mirror panels.

The grandeur of the Terrace room lets you celebrate in style with family and friends.

“Every detail was absolutely perfect from getting my ridiculously specific pumpkin placements right, to the beautiful gift we received in our room…”

Georgia & Chris

A history of Matfen Hall

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  • Matfen Hall is built

    Matfen Hall is built

    Matfen Hall was completely rebuilt in 1832-6 on the site of an earlier Jacobean house by Sir Edward Blackett, the 6th baronet.

  • The hotel officially opens

    The hotel officially opens

    Following a major programme of work the Hall was opened as a hotel in 1999. The hotel is owned and operated by Sir Hugh Blackett (12th baronet) and his wife Anna.

  • Major expansion programme

    Major expansion programme

    The hotel expanded to 53 rooms following a large investment and extension which also provided extensive spa and leisure facilities.

  • Terrace room extension completed

    Terrace room extension completed

    The original archway in the room challenged us with larger wedding parties, therefore we took the decision this year to double it in size creating a more open plan look to the room.

  • Vault Bar / Cloister Refurbishment

    Vault Bar / Cloister Refurbishment

    Recognising the Impact that the investment had in the Terrace Room, our Vault and Cloister was the next to undergo a stylish and modern redesign.

  • Large Hotel of the Year 2015

    Large Hotel of the Year 2015

    At a glitzy award ceremony at the Sage in Gateshead, we were delighted to be awarded the prestigious gold award and win Large Hotel of the Year at the Visit England Awards.

  • Wedding refurbishment announced…

    Wedding refurbishment announced…

    Matfen Hall are delighted to announce the refurbishment plans to the Ground floor of the East Wing, creating a stylish and luxurious look for our wedding couples.

Take a Tour

Take a virtual tour around our new development. Follow the link below to open our tour in a new window, in which you can click and drag to view the rooms in 360 degreees. You can also click on the highlighted doorways to move through to the next room.

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Meet the Team

Victoria Paterson
Victoria PatersonWedding & Events Manager
At the tender age of 18 Victoria joined our reception team as a Saturday girl and in August 2010 worked her way up the ranks to wedding coordinator.

Now our Wedding and Events Manager, Victoria has had many ‘Matfen Moments’ including winning the Rising Star Award at the North East Hospitality Awards, watching her brother say ‘I do’ here in 2016, and descending as a Bridesmaid down the Great Hall staircase for her best friend.

Lisa Ferrie
Lisa FerrieWedding & Events Co-ordinator
Returning to Matfen Hall after a previous stint working in the Conservatory bar, Wedding and Events Coordinator Lisa was the perfect fit to our team.

After touring the world in her golf career with husband Ken she decided a change of career into the world of weddings was for her. If you have a theme in mind for your wedding, Lisa is your go to coordinator. Everything from tractors to lego to dogs – you name it, she has an idea!

Peter Dawson
Peter DawsonOperations Manager
Joining us in 2013, and bringing with him extensive experience from other top quality establishments in the region, Peter is the man on the scene on your big day.

He’s responsible for the smooth running of your wedding day, and he’ll also act as your toastmaster. Peter ensures that you experience a very high standard of service – you can relax and enjoy the day, safe in the knowledge that Peter and his team will look after you and all of your guests.

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