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"I can't think of anywhere more beautiful, magical and uplifting" The Matara Centre is an uplifting oasis of beauty and calm in the unspoiled Cotswold countryside that will capture your heart in an instant. Set in 28 acres of outstanding natural beauty, it is a place dedicated to the full expression of the human spirit. When holding your wedding or special celebration at Matara, you will be given exclusive use of the centre and the gardens on the day, without intrusion or restriction. We are licensed for civil marriages and commitment ceremonies. And after the legal formalities are over, you are free to express yourselves with a ceremony of your own design. Matara's beautiful glass-domed banquet room can seat up to 150 guests. Several interconnected smaller rooms, each uniquely different, may also be used to create the ideal setting for your celebration. And our cloistered courtyard and parkland offers endless backdrops for beautiful wedding photography. Our food is lovingly prepared using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients - organic wherever possible. And we cater for many vegetarians, vegans and other diets. We invite you to visit the Matara Centre and experience the beauty of it for yourself
From a total of 137 reviews
02 May 2013, Willow & Gareth rated Matara
Willow & Gareth - married 19.4.2013I hope that you are all wonderful. Gareth and I are slowly coming back down to earth after the most amazing day of our lives...I cannot thank you enough for all of the help that you and the team gave us over those two days (and all the time leading up to them). There are not words to express what a magical day we had and how comfortable we both felt. It was completely worth the months and months of work, the lack of sleep and everything else that went with it.....If I could I would do it all again!! I really hope that this isn't the first and last time that we host an event with you, it was so special and everyone left with the most amazing memories....It was just perfect.
Thank you again for EVERYTHING.
18 Apr 2013, Ami & Aaron - married 13.4.2013 rated Matara
Far better than we could ever have expected...Just a quick note to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you, Holly, Geoffrey, Betty, Eloise and the rest of the Matara team. We had the most fabulous day on Saturday and everything went far better than we could ever have expected - even the rain and temporary losing of the rings added to the fun of the day!! So many of the guests have sent messages to say how wonderful the venue, staff and food were and Aaron and I couldn't have asked for more... although I was so busy talking I did miss out on the desserts - and I believe a member of staff put a plate aside for me too, sorry about that!!
Thanks again and we look forward to visiting again soon to plant the tree - on a sunny day hopefully!!
18 Apr 2013, Laura & David - married 23.3.2013 rated Matara
Such a unique and special venue ...Dear Holly, Rebecca, Geoffrey and all the staff,
Now that everything has calmed down and things are getting back to normality, we just wanted to write to you all and say a huge THANK YOU for everything that everyone at the Matara has done for us... from always being at the end of an email on the run-up to the day, to all the staff on the day from the cleaners to the waiting staff - you have all made our wedding the best day of our lives, and the amazing, seamless service - as well as the special touches - haven't gone unnoticed. We have had such lovely compliments about the Matara, from the setting (and the unexpected March snow!), tasty food and brilliant staff. We really are grateful and lucky to have found such a unique and special venue, with the staff to match! Hope to see you in the future.
11 Apr 2013, Alibeegood rated Matara
Everything was very beautifully organisedWe had a wonderful time at the Matara Centre for my niece's wedding. The house and the Zen rooms were used by us for the Saturday and Sunday and were just a few steps away from the very lovely wedding area and reception room. Everything was very beautifully organised and so relaxing - which made it even more special for my niece and her new husband. Thank you to all the staff concerned!
11 Apr 2013, Melanie & Duncan - married 16.3.2013 rated Matara
it was a special day at a magical place ...Dear Rebecca, We just want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for your helpmaking our wedding on Saturday 16th March so wonderful. We loved every minute of it and we've had so many compliments from friends and familyl about the venue and relaxed atmosphere. Everything went so smoothly and that's down to you, Jean, Wayne, Holly and the rest of your team.
It was a special day at a magical place, and we're looking forward to visiting our silver birth tree for years to come. Thank you again.
11 Apr 2013, Zoe & Adam - married 6.4.2013 rated Matara
A huge thank you to team Matara...Dear Holly, Jean, Rene and Eloise...A huge thank you to team Matara for a wonderful day and all the preparations that went into it. Everyone commented on the service being simply wonderful, the food amazing and - of course - how unique and special Matara is itself. It still feels like a dream! We are off on our honeymoon for a month now but will be back in touch to say thanks again and of course come and plant our tree.
With very best wishes,
Zoe and Adam x
28 Mar 2013, Roger & Carol - daughter married 23.3.2013 rated Matara
We had the most amazing wedding...We had the most amazing wedding; it was all we could have wished for and more, in such a beautiful setting (including the snow!). Thank you so much.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved, including Holly, the other coordinators, chefs, waitresses, bar staff and cleaning staff - all did such a wonderful job and the meal was delicious.
28 Mar 2013, Daughter Melanie's Wedding to Duncan - 16.3.2013 rated Matara
Nothing seemed too much trouble...Dear All,
Just a quick note to thank you all so much for all your help and kindness at our daughter Melanie's wedding to Duncan last Saturday. Nothing seemed too much trouble for any of you, especially Rebecca, Jean, Holly and Wayne.
The venue was wonderful, as was the house. It was a perfect day, in spite of the rain!.
21 Mar 2013, Margaret & Stuart - son's wedding 16.3.2013 rated Matara
So relaxed and enjoyable...Thank you all so much for making Melanie and Duncan's wedding such a wonderful occasion on Saturday 16th March. The tranquil setting and calm efficiency of everyone involved helped to make the whole day so relaxed and enjoyable.
Please pass on our thanks to all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that everything ran so smoothly; their dedication is much appreciated.
21 Mar 2013, Tom & Marie - married 5.1.2013 rated Matara
We were thrilled...Dear Geoffrey, Rebecca & Holly,
We wanted to write and thank you all for all your help with our wedding on 5th January. We really did have a fabulous day and appreciate all that you did leading up to and on the day of the wedding.
Matara looked stunning, especially the colourful lanterns and many guests commented on the day, as well as since, on how beautiful it all looked. And we were thrilled, too.
21 Mar 2013, Jason & Bea - married 16.2.2013 rated Matara
The perfect day...Dear Holly, Eloise and everyone at Matara,
Thank you so much for making our wedding the perfect day for us.
Thank you for being so accommodating and dealing with my ridiculous amount of emails! We couldn't have wished for any more on our wedding day. We look forward to seeing our tree when we get back from our travels to India.
23 Jan 2013, Nicky & Tom, married 18.8.2013 rated Matara
We had the most perfect day ...Dear All at Matara, especially Rebecca & Holly,
Sorry for the rather belated card! Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding on August 18th. We had the most perfect day which was - in no small part - down to your fantastic organisational skills and the amazing venue!
Saturday 13th July 2013
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