Matara

Kingscote Park, Tetbury (Gloucestershire) GL8 8YA Map · Telephone · Website
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5.0 out of 5.0
Starting at £3500
Number of guests 10 to 250
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About Matara

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.
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Civil Ceremony in the Cloistered Courtyard
Civil Ceremony in the Cloistered Courtyard
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Couple in Wedding Spiral
Couple in Wedding Spiral
Couple in Covered Walkway
Couple in Covered Walkway
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Couple in Key Hole Entry
Bride & Father Walking to the Church
Bride & Father Walking to the Church
Woodland Blessing
Woodland Blessing
Hilarium Set up with Long Tables
Hilarium Set up with Long Tables
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Guests Dining Hilarium
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Haddock Scotch Egg
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Dome in Hilarium
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Master Bedroom
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Bride on the Landing
Grandad & Grandson in Sitting Room
Grandad & Grandson in Sitting Room
Bridal Party in Lodge
Bridal Party in Lodge
Firepit
Firepit
Joy
Joy
Couple in Wild Flower field
Couple in Wild Flower field
Band Set up
Band Set up
First Dance
First Dance
Flower Girl by Drangon fly Pond
Flower Girl by Drangon fly Pond
Ice Cream Truck
Ice Cream Truck
Stable Courtyard
Stable Courtyard
Drinks on the Lawn
Drinks on the Lawn
Evening in Stable Courtyard
Evening in Stable Courtyard
Entrance from Car Park
Entrance from Car Park
Sumptuous Hilarium Decor
Sumptuous Hilarium Decor
Couple in Palm House
Couple in Palm House
Fireworks infront of Kingscote Park House
Fireworks infront of Kingscote Park House
Parklands
Parklands
Moongate Entrance
Moongate Entrance
Parkland bridge
Parkland bridge
Hillarium
Hillarium
Autumn in the Cloister Courtyard
Autumn in the Cloister Courtyard
Parklands at Matara
Parklands at Matara
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Dancing the Night away
Cloister Courtyard
Cloister Courtyard
Cloister courtyard ceremony
Cloister courtyard ceremony
Kingscote Park House
Kingscote Park House
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Couple on Bridge
Beautiful Styling
Beautiful Styling
Cloister Courtyard Ceremony
Cloister Courtyard Ceremony
Signing the Register
Signing the Register
Wedding Fun
Wedding Fun
Gardens at Matara
Gardens at Matara
Woodlands at Matara
Woodlands at Matara
Spring Time
Spring Time
Confetti Throw in the stable courtyard
Confetti Throw in the stable courtyard
A stunning view across the ponds
A stunning view across the ponds
Kingscote Park House
Kingscote Park House
Civil Ceremony in the Cloistered Courtyard
Civil Ceremony in the Cloistered Courtyard
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Couple in Wedding Spiral
Couple in Wedding Spiral

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Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
268 Matara Reviews
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    Amelia & Aniel · Married on 27/05/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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 :)

    Sent on 13/07/2020

    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 & Craig · Married on 21/05/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Sent on 13/07/2020

    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 and Olivia · Married on 22/02/2020

    4.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value for Money:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    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.

    Sent on 24/02/2020

    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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Matara FAQ

  • 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
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted

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