The Matara Centre

The Matara Centre

Tetbury, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YA Based in: West Midlands
Based: West Midlands

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At a Glance

Ceremony Capacity: Up to 150

Reception Capacity: Up to 200 seated

Licensed for Marriages & Civil Partnerships: Yes, we have 3 licensed venues, our beautiful Chinese Cloistered Courtyard, the Matara Centre and Kingscote Park House.  We also hold blessings in our woodland clearing

Facilities: Support from our own co-ordinators on the run up to, and on the day of your wedding. Complementary water, tea, coffee and juices throughout the day to support moderate drinking.

Catering: In-house chef.

Bar: Yes. 

Late License: Yes, until 12 midnight and can be extended to 1am.

Other Suppliers: Other than the food, we totally respect our clients’ freedom to choose all other suppliers.  We are happy to make recommendations from previous weddings and receive no commissions from any suppliers, in order that we can maintain our objectivity.

Accommodation: The main house sleeps sixteen, with room for a further ten guests in the Zen Rooms and Lodge. 

Child Friendly: We welcome children!

Pets: A well behaved dog adds to the family feeling and is welcomed with advance notice

Exclusive: Yes


How Green is your Supplier?


How Green is your Supplier?

So we've put together a ten point criteria, the Green Gauge, that we ask all our partners, your wedding suppliers, to comply with for your peace of mind. The wedding industry covers a broad activity base and you will have your own benchmark of how 'green' you want your suppliers to be. We happily accept wedding suppliers who are trying their best and can check 4 or more criteria on our Green Gauge.

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The Matara Centre - Natural & Spiritual

A Social Enterprise committed to wellbeing for people and planet and reflect this in everything we do, Matara attracts people who love nature, care about their own psychological and spiritual growth, have a positive attitude to the future and want to bring out the best in all those around them. 

Bohemian, East-West fusion with Chinese Cloistered Courtyard for outdoor civil wedding ceremonies. 

Photogenic earth-friendly gardens of tranquil beauty. 

Barefoot trail. 

Freedom to create your own wedding vows and blessings. 

Walk the spiral maze and labyrinth. 

Tie a ribbon to our Wishing Tree...

Dance among our 28 acres.

The Matara Centre is steeped in the tradition of the unexpected. It is a truly unique venue set in 28 acres of strolling grounds, offering a relaxed and joyful setting for every occasion. Our Asian inspired, exclusive use venue is licenced to host indoor and outdoor ceremonies.  Complimented by the Grade II listed Regency home, Matara is intimate enough for 25 guests and grand enough to comfortably host up to 200 guests.
As caretakers of the land, we have allocated half of the 28 acres to natural habitat, protecting and encouraging diverse wildlife. Those 14 acres now have a life of their own, continually increasing in richness and natural diversity. You will find woodlands, wetlands, flower meadows and hedgerows. Come, enjoy the tranquillity and beauty. Take time, relax and reconnect with the natural world.

(Banner image by Delia McDonagh)