Matara

(264 reviews) 264 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 (264)

We Fell in Love with the venue
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By Belinda Winter, on 07 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

We got married at Matara earlier this year and I can not recommend them enough! Not only is the venue one of a kind and absolutely beautiful, so many photo ops, the support from Holly and the team from viewing the venue through to the wedding day was fantastic. Nothing was too much of an ask. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it and loved that it is a family home at the heart of it. Being able to rent the house made it a Wedding weekend and allowed us to extend our celebrations. Luke the chef deserves 10 stars, every single guest has commented on how amazing the food was, even 6 months on our friends are still raving about it. If in doubt just go see this beautiful venue and be reassured that you'll get 5 star service.


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By Pete & Ellen Ash, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2019

Pete & Ellen Ash rated your service as 5/5 stars with the following feedback: We got married at Matara in May 2019 - we fell in love with the venue straightaway. It is so unique, tranquil and quirky! We had the best day of our lives. We had lots of communication in the run up to the event and all our questions were answered. Everything ran very smoothly on the day, thanks to the professional staff and great organisation from Abbie. The food was absolutely delicious. So many people raved about the quality! It definitely stood out. We loved spending 2 nights at the venue with close family and friends. The honeymoon suite was beautiful, luckily we found someone at midnight to let us in though! The house was good, but could do with a bit of updating in places e.g better hanging spaces for wedding outfits. Some of the kitchen doors were loose and fell off! But on the whole it was lovely. Gardens and grounds were stunning. Our guests all commented on the beauty of the place. It truly was a fairytale wedding for us. Thanks so much and would very much recommend! Pete & Ellen Ash

Vibrant & Eclectic
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By Thomas Smith & Melissa Patterson, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Apr 2019

The Matara Centre is one of the most genuinely unique and incredible venues out there. It’s vibrant, eclectic and has an amazing array of distinct and different spaces (both inside and outside) to cater for you and your guests throughout the day. The Chinese courtyard is a great space for early drinks reception in any weather. The Hillarium is the perfect environment for the wedding breakfast and transforms into a great evening venue for live music. The food prepared by head chef Luke and his team is sensational and all of the dinner and drinks staff could not have been more helpful and professional. The gardens are beautiful and varied and an amazing setting for some evening fireworks or lawn games. Most of all, from start to finish, Holly, Olivia and the rest of the team could not have been more helpful or accommodating in planning the celebration. A huge thanks to them all. I would recommend Matara without question.

Kingscote Park House
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By Emily Patterson, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Apr 2019

A magical wedding venue, we stayed in the main house with our whole family & it was fantastic to all be together & have lots of family time. It really made the weekend feel like a mini break

Attention to Details
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By Jane & Jon, on 16 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

My husband and I where married here in April and from booking to planning and then our wedding day we had the most personal service and care. Holly was always one step ahead of my questions and nothing was too much trouble. Our day went perfectly all down to Holly, Steve, Luke and the rest of the staff. I felt so special supported and not in the least nervous with all their care and attention to detail. Matara is such a beautifully spiritual and unique venue but the care given us made it perfect a once in a life time day. Our guest are still talking about our day and praising the amazing food drink and place. Even lovelier for us we have returned twice since to visit our tree planted and given to us as a wedding present by Matara. The poem given to us to read for us to plant the tree (the day after our wedding) was so personal and just so touching and special to us. I can’t praise Matara enough thank you for the most beautiful day marrying my soulmate.

The day went like a dream
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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.

Made us feel at Home
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By Sophie, on 07 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2019

Cannot fault this venue. Our wedding day was in March this year and just wow. The staff were incredible from the moment we arrived, they made us feel at home and confident that all the plans were being sorted. We didn't have to worry about a thing, from setting up the venue, sorting out all our 100 guests meals and turning the venue into the evening setup, they had it all sorted. Guests still mention how fantastically beautiful this venue is, it is so unique and made for the perfect setting for our big day.

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.
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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

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