£6250 - £11100 for a package
Up to 150
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We want to reassure EVERYONE that we are working tirelessly with all our couples. We have rescheduled all our March through to June couples at no cost to another day available up until March 31st 2021. Our offices and venue are closed to the public. We are answering phones and emails from home, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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.
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£26
Maximum Price
£50

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£83
Maximum Price
£148
Minimum Number of Guests
75

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,250
Maximum Price
£11,100
Number of Guests Included
75
We have a variety of packages. Our most popular package includes: ~ a Series of Games ~ the Hire of the Centre from 9am until Midnight ~ Catering for 75 Guests ~ Indoor & Outdoor Fairy Lights ~ a Personal Wedding Coordinator ~ our Fire Pit with Marshmallows - £40.00 per additional guest
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
13
Sleeps No. of People
26
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Matara has had the pleasure of hosting Asian, Jewish, Persian and Muslim weddings. We are a licensed venue who encourage all our couples to have their own ceremony before or after the civil ceremony.
Full Description
Matara is a Wedding venue in The Cotswold's 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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Holly & Abbie
Congrats on your engagement. We are Matara's in-house wedding co-ordinators here to answer any questions you may have and to help make your day run smoothly should you choose Matara as your wedding visit. Please don't hesitate to book a first visit, it is hard to do our venue justice in photos. Beyond our Asian inspired Cloistered Courtyard and our 200 plus capacity reception room there are several ante rooms and gorgeous formal and informal gardens to explore. We hope to see you soon.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
15
Reviews
(24)
Pip & Jim
Married in November 2019
January 2020
Beautiful setting for our vows
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
Katie & Mike
Married in November 2019
January 2020
So much fun and no stress
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!!
Mark & Maddie
Wedding: November 2019
December 2019
A Great Success
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!
Chloe & Luke
Married in October 2019
December 2019
Fell in Love with Matara
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!
Nick & Julie Davies
Married in October 2019
December 2019
A 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 accommodated150+ 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.
Kelly & William
Married in August 2019
December 2019
Wonderful Venue
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Tetbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 jun. 18 and M5 jun 14

Nearest Train Station

Kemble

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Rocky My Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

Gudies for Brides Winner 2018
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The best weddings are always the ones that are a true expression of the couple. We encourage our couples to decorate all the spaces at Matara to their own tastes and have left the main reception room simple enough to accommodate all decors.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Concentrate on what marriage means to you as a couple and allow your day to unfold around that.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We have seen some amazing wedding favours. One couple, who got married this year, trolled their favourite charity shops for books with specific meaning for each guest enabling them to personalise the favours and give over £1,000.00 to their charity of choice. Another couple made a huge batch of the bride's grandad's damson gin recipe and bottled it in single shot bottle for all the guests. Love those touches.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Asian inspired; Regency influenced; gorgeous grounds; friendly, accommodating staff.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Hmmmm. That is a really hard choice. The cloistered courtyard is a definite unique backdrop found nowhere else.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, and that is all we are at liberty to divulge ;)

What’s your favourite canapé?

The scotch egg. Chef has many configurations of this classic and we often find guests swarming the servers when the next round of scotch eggs come out.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The Gloucestershire Old Spot Sausage in a bap with caramelized onions.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Cloistered Coutryard

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Being able to offer each couple their wedding, their way.