Wedding Venue Review: Matara

I should reintroduce English Wedding blog venue reviews as it’s been a little while since the last one. If you’re new to the blog (hello!) I ask wedding photographers to review wedding venues they know. It’s a great way to get an expert opinion of a wedding venue and its facilities, charm and atmosphere.

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Matara wedding venue review by Howard Wedding Photography

Today, Patricia from Howard Wedding Photography shares her wedding venue review of Matara in Gloucestershire.

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Howard Wedding Photography: Matara Venue Review

Matara is a unique and stunning wedding venue set within 28 acres of parkland in the South Cotswolds. Offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere, couples are encouraged to express themselves in their own unique way on their wedding day.

“Many brides and grooms who choose Matara are looking for something different that reflects their personal values and it is designed in such a special manner that it mirrors its foundations in nature and the value of continual exploration and creativity. With bamboo flooring, fragrant courtyard areas and original pieces of art, to the multitude of windows spreading natural light throughout the building, Matara is an unforgettable place.

“Matara’s beautiful glass-domed banquet room can seat up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast. The room has several interconnected smaller rooms, each uniquely different, which may also be used to create the ideal setting for your celebration.

“The venue offers a large range of locations allowing for stunning contemporary and modern photography to be taken on your wedding day. The bride and groom can arrange to include a tree planting ceremony on their wedding day which offers an unique aspect to their day allowing them to re-visit the tree to remind them of their special day.”

From the Matara website

Matara is a place of tranquil beauty. A place that offers you the freedom to create your own joyful celebration of life.

We host weddings for people who are looking for a unique venue where you have the freedom to create a ceremony that reflects your values and the life you wish to live together.

We specialise in green ethical weddings and work in ecologically sustainable socially just and spiritually fulfilling ways.

Matara essential information

Location: The Matara Centre is located in the Cotswolds, approximately 20 minutes from either junction 18 of the M4 or junction 13 of the M5
Capacity: up to 150 guests

Matara interesting facts

The Matara has many unique features: a large labyrinth, healing spiral, Chinese scholar garden, Japanese tea garden, Shinto woodland and (my favourite!) a Celtic wishing tree.

Matara is one of the most environmentally friendly wedding venues I’ve ever seen. Visit their website to read a full disclosure of environmental policies including why they chose Ecotricity as their electricity supplier (here at English Wedding blog we love Ecotricity too!)
01453 861 050

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Beyond Bespoke Events
    8 years ago

    Matara was a beautiful venue for my aunts wedding. A perfect location surrounded by stunning scenery with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of space. A perfect wedding venue for me and family.

  • Tania S.
    8 years ago

    Wow, Matara looks really amazing, and I’ve heard many positive reviews about it as well. My husband and I are planning to hold at one of the wedding venues near sheffield, which are also highly recommended by many of our friends. Looks like we are going to have a tough time choosing haha. Both are just so enthralling!

  • Emma
    8 years ago

    It looks like such an interesting venue, with plenty of interesting opportunities for wedding photographs. No worry of having boring, stilted shots with a venue like that!

  • Wedding Venues Ireland
    8 years ago

    Could not speak any higher of Matara. Memories will live long here for my wife and I.

  • Essex Wedding Venue
    8 years ago

    Awesome content and nice reading. Matara wedding venue is one of the best wedding venue in south cost wolds. Thanks for sharing such a nice blog hope to see the next update soon.

  • I love the Cotswolds – what an amazing place to have a wedding and Matara is such a gorgeous wedding venue. Thanks for sharing

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