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Kingscote Park, Kingscote, TETBURY, GL8 8YA

A place of beauty and tranquillity, Matara at Kingscote Park is set within 28 acres of glorious Cotswolds parkland.

As a Social Enterprise 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. Kingscote Park House is also licensed if you prefer a more intimate ceremony.

We offer accommodation for up to 26 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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Adrian & Jenny, parents of Peta & Jack

"To the wonderful staff of Matara: Thank you for making the wedding so perfect under very trying circumstances for you all. We so appreciate your efforts. We all had a wonderful day and it's a credit to the ethos of Matara that you all seemed to remain calm, relaxed and friendly to all our guests. We could not have asked for more. The compliments from our guests about the venue and the food (especi"

Adrian & Jenny, parents of Peta & Jack, Married in November 2013


Peta & Jack

"Hi Holly, We returned from our honeymoon yesterday and wanted to email to say a massive thank you to you and everybody for a brilliant day. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect wedding and the Matara team did a fabulous job with the decorations and the day in general. A lot of fun was had by all! Please pass our thanks on to everybody. Peta and Jack"

Peta & Jack, Married in November 2013


Rahi & Rhodri

"Dear Holly, Geoffrey and the Matara Centre Team, Just a little note to say thank you for all your help in making our wedding day memorable, personal and yet relaxing. Despite the weather, everyone was flexible and accommodating, which we will never forget. Best wishes, Rahi and Rhodri."

Rahi & Rhodri, Married in October 2013


Debbie & Mark

"We would like to thank each and every one of your fabulous team for all your hard work on our wedding day weekend. Everything was perfect - the decor, the organisation, the food (we have had so many compliments and many people have old us it was the best they have ever had at any wedding - sterling work, Rene!). On the day Eloise was a total star, smiling throughout and putting everyone at ease."

Debbie & Mark, Married in November 2013


Vicky & Tom

"Hi Holly, Matara is a very special place; all of our guests complimented us on how beautiful the venue was, how helpful and professional the staff were and how tasty the food was – everyone really enjoyed the picnic! I wish we could go back in time and do it all again, but until we can invent a time machine we will have to rely on our very happy memories and photos!"

Vicky & Tom, Married in October 2013


Danuta & Peter - parents of Kelly & Sean

"We cannot express enough the sense of happiness we all felt at your most wonderful, peaceful place, Matara. Peter and I are still feeling rested, content, thinking of the time spent at the house, the walks in the garden and the wedding day. The friendliness of the staff, the food, the service, the whole atmosphere is something we will never forget. Thank you."

Danuta & Peter - parents of Kelly & Sean, Married in August 2013


Kelly & Sean

"May I say on behalf of my whole family and husband a huge "thank you" for all of your wonderful kindess and incredible effort in making our wedding weekend truly fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and they took care of everything. The whole day went smoothly thanks to your staff. We have had so many comments from the guests saying what an incredible place Matara is. "

Kelly & Sean, Married in August 2013


By Groom's mother Jenny - Ben & Kirsty

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work in helping Ben and Kirsty's wedding run so smoothy. Your attention to detail is amazing and you always make sure every guest has all they need at exactly the right time. You are a very special lady who is exceptionally good at your job. Thank you, once again."

By Groom's mother Jenny - Ben & Kirsty, Married in October 2013


Maryam & Sinead

"Dear Matara, Thank you so much for working with us to make our wedding a very special day. We couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue and wonderful team to work with. Thanks a million."

Maryam & Sinead, Married in June 2013


Willow & Gareth

"Gareth and I are slowly coming back down to earth after the most amazing day of our lives...I cannot thank you enough for all of the help that you and the team gave us over those two days (and all the time leading up to them). There are not words to express what a magical day we had and how comfortable we both felt. It was completely worth the months and months of work!"

Willow & Gareth, Married in April 2013


Amy & Aaron

"We had the most fabulous day on Saturday and everything went far better than we could ever have expected - even the rain and temporary losing of the rings added to the fun of the day!! So many of the guests have sent messages to say how wonderful the venue, staff and food were and Aaron and I couldn't have asked for more... "

Amy & Aaron, Married in April 2013


Melanie & Duncan

"We just want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for your helpmaking our wedding on Saturday 16th March so wonderful. We loved every minute of it and we've had so many compliments from friends and family about the venue and relaxed atmosphere. Everything went so smoothly and that's down to you, Jean, Wayne, Holly and the rest of your team. "

Melanie & Duncan, Married in March 2013


Lucinda & Josh

"Thank you so much for everything you did on Wednesday and in the build up to our wonderful wedding. It was all incredible and ran so smoothly! Thank you for creating the most beautiful venue in which to get married - everyone remarked on how stunning and unique it is. It was above and beyond everything we had dreamed it would be! "

Lucinda & Josh, Married in August 2014


Ami & Jon

"We had such a great day! It was amazing and everyone was so helpful. Everyone said how beautiful the venue was and that it was really romantic and magical! We were so lucky with the weather and were so happy that we could get married outside. Staying in the house made the whole experience that much better and was worth every penny; it was so lovely to have everyone together."

Ami & Jon, Married in November 2014


Akin & Nelle

"A HUGE thank you for giving the most perfect wedding day we could have ever imagined. Matara was the first venue that we looked at, and immediately it felt right. There was a relaxed, chilled out vibe all day- exactly what we were after. Everyone LOVED the food and wouldn't stop raving about the jerk chicken and plantain particularly. The waiting and bar staff were fantastic too. Really attentive."

Akin & Nelle, Married in July 2015


Amy & Luke

"Thank you all for making our wedding extra special. The venue itself was such a magical and beautiful place it couldn’t have been more perfect - we just want to thank you all for allowing us to enjoy our special day there. The whole team couldn’t do enough to help. We could not recommend The Matara Centre highly enough, every last detail was thought of, from the moment we arrived - perfect!"

Amy & Luke, Married in September 2015


Saba & Jonathan

"We wanted to share a few of our memories of our special day with you and to stay a huge, heartfelt "thank you" for loaning your magical and wonderful home. Everyone at Matara made the day so perfect in every way, from start to finish, and everyone who came absolutely loved it. Warm wishes - Saba & Jonathan"

Saba & Jonathan, Married in October 2015


Roseann & Michael

"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for allowing us to use the house for our country wedding. We had the most amazing day, and it was just what we wanted. We weren’t the only ones to fall in love with the house! Kingscote Park House was a breath of fresh air and I was so pleased to actually talk to people that listened to our ideas - it was the perfect place to get married!"

Roseann & Michael, Married in October 2015


Stephanie & Aundray

"I just wanted to email you to say thanks for everything you did for our wedding day; we had the most fabulous time and couldn't be more happy that we choose the right venue. We were so lucky with the weather and the autumnal colours couldn't have made the day look better. Also, thanks for letting us shift the honeymoon lodge night to the Tuesday -It is such a stunning lodge and we'll be back!"

Stephanie & Aundray, Married in October 2015


Jess & Tracey

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the most amazing wedding weekend two girls could ask for. We are still reeling! You made evertying possible for us and having the support of your team throughout the day made it all so calming. Thank you."

Jess & Tracey, Married in June 2016


Victoria & Robin

"Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making our wedding so perfect. We had a fantastic day."

Victoria & Robin, Married in March 2016


Holly & Tom

"Thank you so much for letting us share your magical world on our Wedding Day. We wouldn't, couldn't have imagined it anywhere else. Love, Holly & Tomm"

Holly & Tom, Married in March 2016


Peter - guest at Jess & Tracey's wedding

"Having been in the wedding party this last weekend, I wanted to thank you all for making the weekend so special. The ambience and ethos of Matara were perfect. I can't tell you what a special treat it was to get up the next morning - whilst the younger folk are still abed, to find that those tidying up jobs and more had been done already by your two cheerful staff members, was a real delight."

Peter - guest at Jess & Tracey's wedding, Married in June 2016


Farah & Andy

"Thank you SO MUCH for our wedding, for your help, your patience, your beautiful venue and the blessing. There is nowhere better suited to us for today. Love & lights, Farah & Andy"

Farah & Andy, Married in July 2016


Katarina & Adam

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It honestly could not have gone any better. All our guests commented on how fantastic the gardens, venue overall and the food was, so please pass our thanks to all the team. "

Katarina & Adam, Married in May 2016


Tania & Zsolt

"We were looking for a venue we could make our own, and create all the special touches that would make our day unforgettable. The Matara Centre was perfect. The venue is beyond stunning, and the team is incredible. Nothing was too much trouble and every part of the day was dealt with seamlessly, expertly and with a smile. We only wish we could do it all over again. "

Tania & Zsolt, Married in September 2015