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Matara

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Tetbury, Gloucestershire View map Visit website
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Starting at £3,500
10 to 250 Guests

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Starting at £3,500
10 to 250 Guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Amelia Married on 27/05/2020
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    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 :)

    Matara's reply:

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review pre-wedding. Such difficult times, we do our best to make sure our couples have their dream day.
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    Charlotte Married on 21/05/2020
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    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

    Matara's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words. We are glad to be able support you through what can only (we hope) be a once in lifetime year!! Look forward to hosting you wedding in 2021
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    Richard Married on 22/02/2020
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    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.

    Matara's reply:

    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.
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    Lucia Married on 11/01/2020
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    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.

    Matara's reply:

    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.
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    Naomi Married on 21/11/2019
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    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!

    Matara's reply:

    Thank you for such a lovely review.
    We look forward to welcoming you back to Matara to visit again.
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    Pip Married on 16/11/2019
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    Wonderful Day

    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

    Matara's reply:

    So pleased you had a wonderful wedding with us at Matara. We welcome you back anytime.
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    Katie Married on 08/11/2019
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    Very Friendly & Helpful

    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!!

    Matara's reply:

    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.
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    Mark Married on 02/11/2019
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    5 Stars

    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!

    Matara's reply:

    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.
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    Chole Married on 26/10/2019
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    Incredibly Unique

    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!

    Matara's reply:

    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.
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    Nick Married on 05/10/2019
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    Special Place

    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.

    Matara's reply:

    Such a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to send this to Matara.
    We welcome you back to Matara to visit again.
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    Kelly Married on 31/08/2019
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    Full of Character

    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.

    Matara's reply:

    Thank you for a lovely review.
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    Kelly Married on 31/08/2019
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    Joint Wedding & Ruby Anniversary

    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

    Matara's reply:

    Thank you for your review. So pleased you had a wonderful joint celebration at Matara.
    We welcome you back to visit Matara.
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    Vicci Married on 19/07/2019
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    Relaxed

    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!

    Matara's reply:

    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.
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    Charlotte Married on 13/07/2019
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    Best Day of Our Lives

    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

    Matara's reply:

    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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    Mr Married on 27/06/2019
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    Special Place in our Heart

    We got married at Matara on the 27th June this year and what can I say.......... it’s THE most magical place I have ever been, the grounds are so beautiful and there are sooo many hidden gems you could spend hours just exploring with each area being more quirky and unique than the last.

    We hired the house for 2 nights and it was so lovely all my guests felt completely at home and the kids loved playing hide and seek!
    The house was so clean and tidy and the bed were super comfy also.

    Abbie was my wedding coordinator and I cannot sing her praises enough she was soooo unbelievably helpful and no request was ever to much. All the staff are amazing too they make you feel so welcome and truly make the day even more special. I literally cannot stress how brilliant everyone was enough. We also had SO many comments on the food mainly how quick it all came out and how everyone’s was still hot when it was served despite the amount of people they had to cater for, they even catered to one of our fussy guests!

    I literally get butterflies when I think back to our day it was perfect and I cannot recommend Matara enough.

    Thank you to the Matara family for making our day so unbelievable and you will always hold a very special place in our heart.

    Lots of love Mr and Mrs Keville xxx

    Matara's reply:

    Thank you for such kind words. We are so pleased you had a magical wedding at Matara, and we will be sure to let all the staff know how thankful you are.
    We look forward to welcoming you back to Visit us.

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A few remaining weekend dates for 2022 are still avaliable. Please contact the team to discuss if you are still looking for a date in 2022.

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24 Oct
Open Door

We are opening our doors to the venue and accommodation on Sunday 24th Octiber 1pm - 4pm - Free Entry

Feel free to come along during these times with family and friends and wander at your lesuire.

We are inviting some wonderful local suppliers and our in house chef will be serving up some of his delights for you to try.

Our in house wedding coordinators will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: From 24/10/2021 to 24/10/2021 Schedule 13:00 - 16:00
Place: Kingscote Park, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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