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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Matara is a unique country wedding venue outside Tetbury, Gloucestershire, hosting tailored wedding celebrations that reflect the personal meaning of each incredible union. Set on a 28-acre retreat in the Cotswolds, this distinctive setting offers exclusive hire for couples to embrace their own communal spirit. In this place of beauty and tranquillity, the team is committed to supporting you in creating a joyful, authentic wedding, readying you for the fulfilling marriage to come.

Facilities and Capacity

Matara is an open space for creativity, where you can feel free to make the venue your own, adorning its walls in your desired colour scheme and theme. The centre offers six licensed areas for civil ceremonies and partnerships—three indoors and three outside—affording you an unparalleled opportunity to make your day truly extraordinary. The Asian-inspired Cloistered Courtyard is perhaps the more popular choice with its vibrant foliage and koi-filled waters. Affixed with a glass dome at its centre, the alluring Hilarium is both a banquet and dance hall, complete with five anterooms and extensive gardens. In between toasts and milestones, you are free to explore the renowned grounds with ample backdrops to choose from for those wedding photos. From the Stableyard to the Rose Garden, there is much to see, with many scents to enthral and inspire. For weekend-long celebrations, the venue offers accommodation for up to 28 people within the Grade II-listed Kingscote Park House, the Honeymoon Lodge, and converted haylofts.

Services Offered

As part of your exclusive hire, Matara is pleased to provide access to their incredible in-house catering team. Led by a talented head chef, they delight in producing seasonal dishes that cater to the wildest of imaginations. From alfresco dining experiences to vegan feasts, all food is made local, fresh, and organic. To ensure the setting matches your bespoke menu, in-house wedding coordinators will be on hand to help you prepare and organise your day. This includes access to a wonderful selection of preferred vendors, covering beauty, entertainers, photographers, florists, and more. Full details are available now on the Matara website, including video walk-throughs and a tantalising gallery.

Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Woodland and Festival
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:


Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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Eleanor P. Married on 13/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wonderful wedding at Matara

We got married at Matara in May and we are so happy that we chose this amazing venue! It was an easy decision to book Matara because as soon as we visited it last year, we both knew straight away that this was where we wanted to get married.

Abbie was our wedding coordinator and she was brilliant throughout - we had a couple of planning meetings with her in the runup to the day, and she was also always so responsive when we had any questions or requests. She has so much experience of how to make the day run smoothly and it felt like nothing was too much trouble. On the weekend itself, she did such an amazing job of taking any stresses away from us, setting things up beautifully and handling everything behind the scenes.

We had our ceremony in the cloistered courtyard which is so unique and peaceful. It gives you the feeling of having an outdoor ceremony whilst at the same time putting our minds at ease that we and our guests would be under cover in case of rain (although we were very lucky in the end that it was beautiful sunshine all day!)

We also booked Kingscote House for the weekend which I would highly recommend if you can, it was a lovely way for the family and close friends to gather together and relax the evening before the wedding - also it is a perfect location for getting ready, with many different rooms and beautiful natural light. There is even a hot tub in the garden! My husband and I also stayed in the honeymoon lodge on the night of our wedding, which is a beautiful secluded cottage that feels like a little haven in the middle of the grounds.

Matara is a very beautiful place, with many wonderful areas throughout the grounds that you could spend hours exploring - giving lots of options for places to have your ceremony, drinks reception, photos etc - you can really make the day your own.

We also wanted to emphasise how delicious the food is at Matara - Luke the chef is very talented and many of our guests were commenting on how this was the best food they've had at a wedding! We had a food tasting with him beforehand and he was really helpful in answering questions and providing suggestions. He was very flexible with catering for various different dietary requirements of the guests which was a great help.
He also cooked a delicious informal meal for our guests at Kingscote House the night before which was the perfect way to bring everyone together before the big day!

Another of our favourite parts of the day was having the opportunity to dedicate a tree in the grounds - we brought our guests along and made it part of the day, which everyone loved. We can't wait to go back and visit our tree in the future!

If you are currently thinking about wedding venues then I couldn't recommend Matara enough - go and have a look around and you will fall in love with it!

Thank you so much Abbie and everyone at Matara for making our day so perfect.
Emma H. Married on 21/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

September wedding

I can’t really put into words, how wonderful Matara is! It has an extremely special vibe of joy, happiness and peace. We had the most wonderful wedding there and all of our guests loved it.
Gemma Married on 03/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Matara is magical

Literally the most amazing, incredible, perfect venue. All you have to do is visit and you'll know you will be getting married there! Everything about Matara is magical.
Joanna S. Married on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect - beautiful place, smooth experience, delicious food

The venue is incredible, pictures online don’t do it justice. It’s such a unique and beautiful place to have a wedding. Staff are excellent, Holly made it run so so so smoothly, they made all our dreams come true. Also, Luke, the chef, is amazing. We had SO many guests come up to us and say it was the BEST wedding food they have ever had!!!! And we agree! Amazing amazing amazing. We will forever be grateful. Our wedding was the best day ever.
Ryan R. Married on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding at Matara!

We got married at Matara in September and the day was amazing from start to finish!
We both knew we wanted to get married at Matara from the moment we viewed the venue and visited a number of times before the wedding to discover something different every time.
We booked Kingscote House the night before the wedding to spend with family and this was a wonderful place to relax the night before.
Olivia was our wedding coordinator and she made sure the day ran smoothly and was always on hand for anything we needed! The whole day run like clockwork and our guests had an amazing time! A big thank you also to Luke for the incredible food, we got so many positive comments from our guests and the pizza in the evening went down particularly well!
Matara is a unique venue which we would highly recommend to everyone! We cannot wait to visit when we can and see our tree planted to commemorate the day!
Rhiannon W. Married on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful place...

We fell in love with Matara straight away and loved that they had a really varied and exciting food offering. The communication we received from the point of enquiry to post-wedding has been excellent and the organisation of the day went very smoothly. Luke, the chef, gets a special mention for excellent quality of food and massive portion sizes - our guests were blown away! We can't wait to visit our tree that Matara planted for us and to relive our perfect day!
David A. Married on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful setting, beautiful wedding day

Our wedding at Matara was absolutely perfect! The venue itself is stunning. We got married by the main pond and it is a wonderful setting.
Our wedding coordinator, Holly, is fantastic. She was always on hand when we had questions and asked for meetings. And if she wasn’t available Abby took over and was just as good. We always felt in safe hands.
On the day, Holly did everything we asked for and more!
The chef (Luke) is amazing. From the first day we visited for tasters of the food we knew he would smash it. The food is incredible. All our guests commented on it. They also commented on the venue and how beautiful it is there!
We were extremely lucky with a hot sunny day in September but the venue is stunning for a wedding any time of year.
Thank you to the team at Matara for our wonderful day.
Alison A. Married on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue and a wonderful team to work with

We had the most incredible wedding at The Matara Centre. We feel in love with the venue right from our first visit and it will always hold a special place in our hearts. The space worked brilliantly for us and we made a full weekend of it with our family staying 2 nights in the house and Zen rooms. The team, headed up by Olivia, were wonderful to work with, helpful, positive, super flexible and nothing was too much trouble both in the lead up to and on the day, even with our somewhat usual requests. Luke, the chef if is a genius. The canapés and meal was delicious and plentiful and we had so much lovely feedback about the food. Matara is more than just a venue, it has a heart and soul, a beauty and a serenity that was felt and enjoyed by all of our guests and embodied by everyone who worked to make sure we had the best wedding ever!
Tess Married on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique beautiful wedding venue

When we were looking for our venue I searched for “unique wedding venues”. The Matara Centre popped up and you can see why. The cloistered courtyard, hilarium, grounds and house ticked every box. After the first visit in Christmas 2021, no other venue even came close. We got married in august 2023 and had family stay in the Kingscote House, & my husband and I stayed in the honeymoon suite both the night before and the night of the wedding. This was the best decision for us to give the wedding a much more relaxed feel, something we were really passionate about. We did things a little different, arriving to welcome drinks before the ceremony together and walking into the ceremony with our guests. Olivia, our wedding coordinator, was amazing at bringing our vision to life. Every email & many many questions were answered quickly and clearly and she was just incredibly helpful. The Matara Centre will always have a special place in our hearts, and we will deffo be back to visit our tree regularly
Gillian H. Married on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Wedding Venue

We had our wedding here August 2022. Not only is the venue stunning, but the staff are incredible and enabled us to completely relax and enjoy our day knowing that everything was taken care of. They are flexible with packages so we could adapt things to suit our budget and make the day our own. It's such a unique venue with a wonderful story, we knew it was right for us straight away. We can't wait to return and visit our tree!
Amelia Married on 27/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Kind Enough

We haven't had our wedding at Matara Centre yet, however we were booked for October 2020. With all the uncertainty surrounding weddings due to COVID-19 we rescheduled for October 2021. We were lucky to find a venue that was kind enough to let us reschedule far in advance, this has taken a load off our mind. It is quite rare to find a venue that is so accommodating and we are thankful to Holly and her team at Matara. We now look forward to our wedding in 2021 :)
Charlotte Married on 21/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Dreams Alive

We were due to get married at Matara in May this year but sadly the C-thing struck. I have to say that Matara and our planner, Holly, were absolutely fantastic in supporting us to make the right decision at the right time about postponing and supported us all the way through this process. I can't tell you how much anxiety was reduced by the support we got from Holly and Matara. We wanted to make sure we could celebrate our day in the way we wanted at such a beautiful location like Matara and, wtih Holly's support, everything has now been arranged for us to do just that this time next year. Matara doesn't often feature in the glossy bridal mags which is an absolute travesty as you don't know how much of a gem this place is. I urge you to visit and see for yourself! Thank you Holly and Matara for keeping our wedding dreams alive xx
Richard Married on 22/02/2020
4 out of 5 rating

Winter wedding!

We got married here over the weekend and the venue is absolutely stunning! Everyone spoke about how unique.

However, the communication from the venue wasn’t great and they changed some of the venue layout the week before our wedding without telling us so when I arrived to set up the day before the wedding we realised we could no longer have the pictures we wanted and had to call our photographer less than 24 hours before and try and scout a new area with lighting. They kindly said we could use the big house and there are some lovely settings for big pictures in there. However, when we went to go in after the ceremony someone had locked the house up so we couldn’t access it leaving all our guests standing in the rain whilst we located a member of the team or found a way in.

The evening members of the team were lovely but the handover didn’t go very smoothly so we ended up having a lot of food put out that shouldn’t have been done so and cost us a considerable amount of extra money we weren’t expecting. Chairs were also put in front of our cake so the evening guests missed it and didn’t have any as people were sat in front of it!

The chef on the day was amazing and the food was perfect for the main meal and the canapés. His kitchen is so clean you could eat off the floor!!!

The accommodation is fantastic but a little over priced for what you get. The breakfast was served at the pub but was very poor (hard cooked poached eggs and over an hour to be served!)

So yes, an amazing unique venue, but they have some hiccups they needed to sort out.
Lucia Married on 11/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

Thank you all for an absolutely wonderful wedding! The venue was everything we'd hoped for and you all worked so hard to accommodate our vision and requests
It was such so special to have the weekend in the house too, with the family -John's uncles hadn't been reunited in 10 years! Special mention to Luke, who not only made an incredible wedding breakfast & canapes (were still getting comments about the duck rolls!) but also made a delicious Friday dinner (best lasagne ever!)
Your whole team on Saturday were great, and attention to detail - when removing the table decor, they re-arranged it for the night.
All in all, Thank you for all the love and joy you put into Matara - we had the perfect day and will treasure the memories always.
Naomi Married on 21/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Exquisite Venue

What can we say. From the moment we even looked at the website to setting foot at Matara for the first time. We were blown away. The only venue that asked us what we wanted rather than tell us what to do! Holly and Olivia were amazing throughout And Jean with the evening shift!! An exquisite venue for our special day in November. I could walk around for days in awe of its beauty. Our guests were blown away with Matara and the food.....
Luke is a master in the kitchen! We are foodies and from day one he worked with us to get the menu to what we had dreamed of. Our dreams came true. The canapés and wedding breakfast were outstanding. Our guests said it’s the best food they have ever had at a wedding!
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Matara Real Weddings

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Lisa & Paul
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18 Feb
Open Door

They are pleased to announce their next open day is Sunday 18th February from 2 pm – 5 pm. This event will be an open door event, the venue will be subtly styled with the help of some fantastic local suppliers, and visitors are welcome to wander the venue, accommodation and gardens at their leisure not to mention their coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions.

This is the perfect opportunity to view without the distraction of suppliers, should you be looking for a wedding venue or have booked Matara already and need to refresh your memory or show it off to family and friends.

Booking is not required, you're welcome to drop in anytime from 2 pm until 5 pm, there is no entry fee. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided by their very own chef.

Date: From 18/02/2024 to 18/02/2024 Schedule 14:00 - 17:00
Place: Kingscote Park, Tetbury, Gloucestershire


Kingscote Park GL8 8YA Tetbury (Gloucestershire)
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