Northumberland’s Matfen Hall hotel, golf and spa resort is to give its wedding spaces a £250k uplift in a bid to encourage more business to the venue.
The investment will see the rooms in the east wing of the property, including the great hall, terrace room and Sir Edward’s bar, transformed, with North-East based interior designers and architects Space ID heading up the project.
The new designs couple the historic features of the hotel with luxury, modern features to create a romantic atmosphere to entice brides and grooms.
Bernard Bloodworth, managing director of Matfen Hall, said: “We are very excited to announce the upcoming refurbishment of our East Wing.
“We have decided to make a huge investment to modernise these spaces while retaining the historic features of the hotel, to appeal to more couples and create the unique and impressive feel that you would expect on your special day.”
Marc Hardy, project manager at Space ID, said: “This is a truly sensational opportunity. It’s very rare, with all the years of working on various listed buildings and interiors, which an interior designer can walk into a space and their jaw drops. This happens every time I enter the Great Hall. The space is magical already and is quite a task to make it any better!
Matfen Hall is a four-star hotel, home to 53 bedrooms and set in 300 acres of parkland. The property has been a hotel since 199 and is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett.
The East Wing project is expected to be finalised next year.