Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony inside the Grade II listed Regency home, a larger gathering under the cloisters in the courtyard, on the front lawn, or indoors in the Hilarium, Matara is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and unions. For those wanting a more traditional ceremony, the Church of St John the Baptist, Kingscote lies at the edge of the property
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
We are licensed in two outdoor ceremony areas, The Cloister Courtyard and the Rose Arbor.
Can we use our own caterers?
All Food is done in House by our Amazing Chef Luke.
Alfresco or a full sit down dining experience, a traditional hog roast or a vegan feast, Chef Luke takes great care to delight the most discerning taste buds.
Our menus offer seasonal, freshly prepared dishes and Chef loves to create a bespoke menu to fully reflect your tastes. The foundation of our food is based upon the farm to fork principles. The primary ingredient is love and care.
Are we still open?
Matara is open for business as usual.
We would like to reassure everyone that we are following all recommendations from the Government and Public Health Service.
To all our lovely couples who are getting married this year. We assure you that we are taking every necessary precautions, and will be personally contacting each of you, over the next couple of days.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
We have a beautiful Honeymoon Lodge within its own self contained Garden
Is there accommodation on site?
With so many options of where to stay at Matara, how do you chose? The main house has plenty of room for larger parties, family reunions and both sides of the family during wedding celebrations.
Then there is the honeymoon lodge, just a two minute walk from the main action and completely self-contained. Last but not least the Zen rooms are all private en-suite rooms set in the old haylofts.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
There are lots of lovely local hotels and B&B's close to Matara. Further details are on our website.
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
The Hire of the Matara Centre includes exclusive use of the: Hilarium, Cloistered courtyard, Beech, Unity & Mandala room, bar, stable courtyard & fire pit as well as access to the park lands, the formal gardens lakes & woodlands.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access from 9am to start decorating the Matara Centre. If the Venue is available, set up can be done the day before.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Our license at Matara is carriages/finish at Midnight.
Is confetti allowed?
We do allow Confetti at Matara, however we do ask for it to be natural petals or biodegradable confetti.
Are candles allowed?
Candles are allowed at Matara, they do need to be a candle holder, with no naked flame exposed.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Corkage is charged per person not per bottle. Allowing you to provide your own drinks throughout the day time reception and the wedding breakfast. Corkage runs to the end of dinner service and a bar service will run for the evening party.
Are fireworks allowed?
We do allow Fireworks, although we do ask that they are booked through a company that Matara recommends.
Take a look at our packages - The Full works package which includes Fireworks.