Matara

(266 reviews) 266 4.98
Kingscote Park Kingscote Nr Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8YA
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About Matara

Kingscote Park, Kingscote, Nr Tetbury
Gloucestershire, GL8 8YA

Matara is an exclusive use venue that hosts tailored wedding celebrations that reflect the personal meaning of union for the couple. Set in the Cotswolds, on 28 acres, the venue boasts an Asian inspired Cloistered Courtyard, a banquet and dance hall, with a glass dome at it’s centre, alongside 5 ante rooms, and extensive gardens. With 6 licensed ceremony areas, 3 outdoor locations and 3 indoors, couples are offered an unparalleled opportunity to make their day truly unique. A strict one wedding per day policy assures a feeling of exclusivity and gives everyone an opportunity to truly relax and enjoy the day.

With on location accommodation available for up to 28 people, including the honeymoon lodge, the large Regency home, and converted haylofts, Matara welcomes the wedding party to stay a while and make a weekend or perhaps a week of the big day.

Our menus are made up of seasonal dishes freshly prepared by our in-house Chef.  He is also delighted to create a bespoke wedding breakfast, catering to the wildest of imaginations. Meanwhile our in-house wedding coordinators are on hand to help couples prepare and organize their day from the moment they book.

• A place of beauty and tranquility, Matara at Kingscote Park is set within 28 acres of glorious Cotswolds parkland. • We are committed to supporting you in creating a joyful, authentic wedding and a happy and fulfilling marriage. • Matara invites you to be creative; you are free to make the space your own, to fit your colour scheme and theme. • The Centre is licensed for Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships, both indoor and outdoor. • We also offer accommodation for up to 28 people on site in Kingscote Park House, the Lodge and Zen rooms. • We offer a wide range of menus and dishes, all prepared with love and care. Our fresh food is local, fresh, seasonal and organic.

Facilities at Matara

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Matara Reviews (266)

Winter wedding!
Venue Service

By Richard and Olivia, on 24 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2020

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.

Tara Higgins, Social Media and Promotion at Matara responded to this review on 10/03/2020 19:08:12

Olivia, we are so sorry that you were not 100% satisfied with your day at Matara. Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of some things. Our apologies that we didn’t inform you prior to your day that one of the features in the secondary courtyard was removed. It was not a planned removal that we were aware of until the week of your wedding and we were unaware this was a prominent feature in your wedding photos. We have now informed all couples who have booked at Matara about this change. We also apologise for putting all of your crisps, nuts and sweet selection out at the same time, rather than staggered throughout the evening. We always try our best to accommodate and help our couples with their personal touches. As for breakfast across the road at the Hunters Hall, we looking into bringing breakfast in house and hope to be offering this by April. Thank you again for your feedback. We wish you all the best in marriage.

Wonderful Wedding
Venue Service

By Lucia & John, on 10 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 11 Jan 2020

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.

Tara Higgins, Social Media and Promotion at Matara responded to this review on 10/03/2020 19:10:06

So glad you had a wonderful wedding. It was our pleasure to be part of your day. Will pass your compliments onto Chef. Hope you will come back and visit.

Exquisite Venue
Venue Service

By Naomi & Ash, on 18 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Nov 2019

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!

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:15:29

Thank you for such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Matara to visit again.

Wonderful Day
Venue Service

By Pip & Jim, on 07 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

We were married at Matara on the 16th November and had the most wonderful day - the colours of the Acers, the twinkling lights, the water trickling in the background made for the most beautiful setting for our vows. Abby our coordinator was there on hand to help all the way through . Our guests have said how wonderful the venue and say was Thank you for making our event so special

Rebecca Price, Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:08:06

So pleased you had a wonderful wedding with us at Matara. We welcome you back anytime.

Very Friendly & Helpful
Venue Service

By Katie & Mike, on 07 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Nov 2019

The Matara Centre was the only venue that we viewed after searching for unique wedding venues online, we wanted somewhere a bit different and this venue was perfect for us and luckily only 20 minutes from where we live! It is so pretty and gives you the opportunity to get married outside all year round! We got married 8th November 2019 and it was the best day ever! We had so much fun, there was no stress, everything went perfectly thanks to the matara centre staff who were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole planning process and on the day itself! We also had a firework display which was a great suprise for our guests and perfect for a winter wedding. We also got a tree didicated to us which is a lovely gesture and we will be able to go back and visit our tree in the future and relive all the great memories! We would definitely recommend!!

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:10:40

Lovely review thank you! Winter weddings cane be so much fun with the fireworks and the courtyards looking magical at nighttime. We welcome you back to visit your tree dedication.

5 Stars
Venue Service

By Mark & Maddie, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

We would like to thank Geoffrey and all of the Matara team for providing a brilliant venue for Mark and Maddie’s wedding on Saturday. Abbie was excellent before and on the day, finding first aid and keeping us all on track! The guests raved about the canapes, main meal and other food – so thanks to the chef The atrium was perfect (and dealt with the rain), the hilarium was beautifully decorated and a perfect setting for the enjoyment. The fireworks were splendid Overall a great success – thank you. There were a number of the guests who also loved the venue so maybe there will be more reasons than anniversaries to celebrate and see you all again. 5* for a 5* day!

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:21:56

Thank you for your lovely review. I will let all the staff know your special thanks to them. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit Matara.

Incredibly Unique
Venue Service

By Chole & Luke Page, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

Myself and my husband married at Matara in October 2019 but we first fell in love with Matara back in June 2018 and from our very first visit, we were incredibly excited to have our wedding there - and it didn't disappoint! Amidst the stress of planning a wedding, the Matara Centre was the ideal space of zen and tranquility that stayed with us throughout our special day. What we loved so much about Matara was how incredibly unique it was, unlike any other venue we had ever visited. Throughout the planning, Geoffrey and his team were always so welcoming and attentive and Rebecca in particular on our special day was a huge help! We married at the St John the Baptist church just along the wooded path from Matara and even in the pouring English rain, it was a magical landscape. We stayed with friends and family for the whole weekend, occupying the house and zen rooms which took away any stress of logistics as everyone was already together in one place, and meant that the celebrations could begin even before the wedding did. The house in particular we all fell in love with and hope to return for celebrations one day again! Everything from the food (the white chocolate mousse is heavenly!), the fairy lights, the fire pit in courtyard, the asian inspired walkways and colourful decorations meant our guests were truly relaxed and could enjoy a really magical day with us! I wish we could get married at Matara again and again! ps. the tree dedication is a really special touch and we hope to return every anniversary to visit our planting!

Rebecca Price, Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:23:28

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful wedding with us at Matara. We look forward to welcoming you back to Matara to visit your tree dedication on each Wedding Anniversary.

Special Place
Venue Service

By Nick & Julie Davies, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2019

From the moment we walked into Matara, it was clear that this was a special place. We decided to take the whole venue for our wedding weekend, surrounded by our family and close friends in the beautiful house, the pretty honeymoon cottage for our wedding night offering welcome privacy, and last but by no means least the venue itself which easily accommodated 150+ guests in a variety of different areas, rooms, garden, courtyards etc. The staff we the essence of cheerful helpfulness during planning and they all excelled themselves at the event. From seemingly endless canapes, to perfect timing, and efficiency which made the whole day run smoothly. We enjoyed a fairytale wedding celebration in October 2019.

Rebecca Price, Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:26:38

Such a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to send this to Matara. We welcome you back to Matara to visit again.

Full of Character
Venue Service

By Kelly & William, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

Our wedding was at the Matara Centre in August 2019. It is a wonderful venue, full of character and different areas to explore. The outdoor area is amazing and we filled it with games for our guests. The staff were so helpful, Holly was able to accommodate everything we wanted into the day and even stayed longer than needed to help with the smooth running of the wedding. The food was delicious and gained compliments from all the guests. Overall a brilliant venue, and we had a wedding that we loved.

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:18:34

Thank you for a lovely review.

Joint Wedding & Ruby Anniversary
Venue Service

By Kelly & Hugga Mr & Mrs Horton, on 16 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

We had the most wonderful day at Matara for a joint celebration of our daughters wedding and our Ruby anniversary. The house and the grounds provided such a beautiful setting for a joyful event. The planning beforehand was made very easy - Holly was relaxed and informative, and we were very impressed at the ease with which a day tailored to our ideas was achieved. The venue is so beautiful that we needed very little additional decoration. And to be able to use the wider grounds for games and strolling was a real bonus. The canapes, main meal, and evening munchies were all excellent, and the wedding staff were so very professional. Our day at Matara was joyful, exuberant, spiritual, and great fun. A wonderful place for a celebration

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:28:47

Thank you for your review. So pleased you had a wonderful joint celebration at Matara. We welcome you back to visit Matara.

Relaxed
Venue Service

By Vicci LuuChalk, on 18 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2019

My wife and i got married at the matara centre in july 2019, to say that we were made to feel relaxed and confident in the planning leading up to and on the day would be an understatment. As a same sex couple we needed to find a venue and team that would treat us with the same respect that you would recive as a straight couple, and the team did not let us down! unfortantly it poured it down all day for our wedding which caused me some stress as the cermony was meant to be outside, i neednt of worried though as the team quickly reasured me that they would make it work for us outside and provide enough cover for our guests. thankfully the rain stopped just log enough for us to walk down the aisle! the setting is like no other venue we have seen, to sum it up its simply perfect. i am from devon and my partner is from veitnam and the venue blends the beauty of east and west. could not recomend the staff and venue more!

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:13:01

Thank you for a lovely review, we will ensure the lovely comments are fed back to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit Matara.

Best Day of Our Lives
Venue Service

By Charlotte & Joe, on 16 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

We had the best day of our lives celebrating our marriage at the Matara Centre. Abbie our co-ordinator was amazing, we didn’t have to worry about a thing as she had everything under control. The venue and food are both amazing. We can’t thank the Matara centre and Abbie enough!! X

Rebecca Price , Administrator at Matara responded to this review on 18/03/2020 09:29:37

Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass your thanks onto Abbie and all the staff involved in your wonderful wedding. We look forward to welcoming you back to Matara to visit.

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