Matara

(246 reviews) 246 4.99
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 (246)

The day went like a dream
Venue Service

By Gemma and Phil, on 24 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

Matara is a really beautiful, special and unique venue. We got married there in March 2019 and hired Kingscote House for the weekend too. Our guests were able to fully explore the gardens and grounds, and everyone felt relaxed and at home there. Holly looked after us perefctly and all the staff were friendly, professional and helpful. Our wedding day went like a dream, the whole place was buzzing with love and light (the sunshine helped!). It's the perfect backdrop for a more alternative ceremony, and you don't have to do much to make it personal to you. It's so peaceful there guests commented that it was the most relaxed they'd felt in ages.

Thank you all so so much
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By Demi & Orrin Pryse Jones, on 14 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2018

To all of the staff at The Matara Thank you for giving us the most magical and perfect wedding day. We are beyond grateful for how much time, effort and care you all put into making our wedding more perfect than we imagined. Our guests haven't stopped talking about how much they loved the venue and how lovely all the staff were - we couldn't agree more! Finally we want to say a special and huge thank you to Olivia. Thank you for guiding us throughout the whole process and for making the journey so enjoyable

Dream Outdoor Ceremony
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By Sadie and Lee, on 20 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Dec 2018

We got married December the 9th and had the most magical day. The sun was shining and we were able to create our dream outdoor ceremony in the beautiful courtyard. Matara is picturesque, wherever you look there's hidden beauty and the whole venue creates the most wonderful atmosphere. Our wedding coordinator Holly was fantastic and the team were amazing on the day and all guests were so impressed with the quality of service. The food was exceptional, it was delicious and guests are still talking about it weeks after. I highly recommend this venue. We also stayed two night in house and were joined by friends and family which made the whole experience even more special and memorable. We had the dream day.

Thank you so much
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By Kwunita and John, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

Dear Olivia, John and I would like to thank you SO MUCH for everything that you did for our wedding day. From all the pre-planning beforehand to the fine details on the day itself- everything went perfectly and we could not have asked for anything more. In particular your calm and professional manner on the day was really appreciated, especially with the rainy weather in the morning and not knowing where to have the ceremony until the last minute... it turned out that having it in the courtyard was even better than on the lawn! Many of our family and a few guests have paid compliments to you specifically, and commented on how quick you were to answer queries and deal with issues on the day; this really helped keep everyone calm and made the whole day run smoothly. All the little details were not missed, every glass was topped up and a table even asked for extra sauce for their meal I'm told which they really appreciated. The tea ceremony, cake set up, finger print tree area, table plans were all as hoped- just brilliant! Please do pass on our thanks to Holly, Geoff and the rest of the team- also the lady who took over from you in the evening (I'm sorry I have forgotten her name). Please thank Luke for the extraordinary food on the day, the guests with special dietary requirements were very happy and commented how good the food was. I'd like to mention Steve at the bar who was particularly friendly and had a smile on his face all night! Forever grateful and wishing you all the best from Kwun and John Munday

Matara will always be our favourite place!
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By Chloe and Bradley, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

Thanks to all of you at Matara for everything. It really was the best day of our lives and we couldn't have wished for a better start to our married life. Our family and friends all commented on how lovely the venue was and how delicious the food was. Matara will always be our favourite place and we can't wait to return in a year to see how our tree is growing ?? Thanks again, Mr & Mrs Amos

Perfect Venue.
Venue Service

By Barbara and Frank, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2018

Dear Olivia, Matara was the perfect venue for the celebration of our wedding which we wanted to share with our family and friends - it is such a magical, serene place. After visiting Matara and meeting with Geoffrey we knew that this is where we wanted to be. On the day, supported so well by Geoffrey, we were able to express our feelings for each other with ease in a natural, non-stressful environment which all helped towards celebrating the joy of our very special day. Thank you all very much, we now have wonderful memories to sustain us. Barbara and Frank

WOW
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By Hannah Barlow, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2018

Dear Holly and all the wonderful staff at Matara. Thank you for making our wedding dreams come true. Everything was perfect from start to finish. From day 1 we knew we were in good hands. But WOW we really had THE BEST DAY along with all of guests. A truly magical place that will be in our hearts forever. We really cant thank you enough, love Mr and Mrs Southall xx

Peaceful, Elegant & Beautiful.
Venue Service

By Nick & Martin, on 19 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2018

Until our wedding day I had no idea that the venue was so integral to the day, this place is special and our day just wouldn’t have been the same elsewhere. It is peaceful, elegant and beautiful. Olivia and Holly are amazing - Olivia was our wedding coordinator, she always welcomed us like friends, answered every question no matter how small or silly helpfully and kindly I’m a calm manner. Everything was done as Olivia said it would be taking any stress away, from making sure the button holes were on correctly to making sure the food was ready in time with our running behind schedule. The food was amazing, our guests commented that it was the best food they had at a wedding. Not one guest would have guessed he whole menu had been done gluten free at our request. The waiting staff were also very attentive, one guest mentioned that they had never been so well cared for and they had wanted for not one thing. Matara encourage creativity and you don’t just choose your colour theme as is the way with so many venues. We truly had the most amazing day that it almost doesn’t feel real and so much of that was down to the venue and it’s wonderful staff. Thank you Matara, keep doing what you are doing which is even the better as you are Social Enterprise.

WOW Absolute blast
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By Emma and Nikul, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2018

Dear Holly and the whole Matara team. WOW! what an absolute blast we had and what a perfect setting to have it in. From the moment we set eyes on Matara we knew it was the venue for us and the customer service and little touches set it so far apart from all the rest. We have felt looked after from day one and have really appreciated the flexibility we were offered at the same time as complete confidence that everything was taken care of. We were completely relaxed on the day and it was an absolute delight to have you, Steve and all the staff looking after us especially Elsa who went above and beyond helping with the morning set up. The food was incredible and so many guests have commented on it. Luke and his team absolutely smashed it and we will be talking about the food for years to come. Our wedding day truly was the best day of our lives and Matara was a huge part of that - we cannot thank everyone enough. We are already looking forward to when we can return. Emma and Nikul

A hidden gem!
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By Rachel and Ashley, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2018

Dear Olivia, Ash and I wanted to just say a massive 'Thank you' for making our day run so smoothly. I apologise that I can't remember his name (I think it may be Steve?) but the man that took over on the evening was also excellent! All of the guests commented on what a unique venue Matara was and how it genuinely was a 'hidden gem'. Thank you!

Amazing Venue
Venue Service

By Emma and James Minett, on 27 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2018

Well what can I say, an amazing venue, amazing staff and was so much better than I could have hoped for. The attentiveness of staff was outstanding, the food was divine and received many compliments. the venue itself has such a charm about it, again highly complimented by many guests. I would highly recommend the matara centre if you want a seamless, relaxed wedding. They couldn't do enough for you. Thank you for making our wedding truly special.

Ruined my day and does not care
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By Adele Pike, on 20 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2018

We were married at the Matara in August. The day went OK with hardly any problems apart from not knowing what to do as Olivia did not tell the bridal party anything, it was assumed you know. As for the evening the lady Jean who was suppose to be there to make sure the evening was safe and ran smoothly was very rude and ruined my whole evening do. Even guest commented on her rudeness. She damaged my property and did not care about the evening at all. I even had to ask for a cake knife to which she responded don't you have one. Additionally the evening staff thought it was OK to without my permission to use the photo booth even though they were suppose to be working. After the wedding my flowers and my property was dumped in a crate. The flowers were not put in water (so dead when I got them) and things were damaged as there was no care to how they were put away. Some of my things had even be thrown out (photo booth pictures) Additionally I noticed that a wedding card was missing which had money in. When I complained to the Matara Centre after numerous emails they did a slight apology and dismissed my complaint with excuses. Be wary as if anything goes wrong they will not care, they only care about your money.

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