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The Matara Centre Weddings

The Matara Centre in Tetbury, renowned for its genteel beauty, offers an extraordinary location for weddings. This distinctive venue boasts various facilities including stunning function rooms, luxury accommodations, and a specific area for the wedding ceremony. The Centre takes pride in their majestic and spacious function rooms, ideal for wedding receptions where families and friends can revel in utmost comfort and opulence. Its magnificent rooms provide overnight guests with the best comfort imaginable. Lavish bedrooms, state-of-the-art amenities, coupled with pristine landscapes perfectly blend to assure a memorable stay. The wedding ceremony takes place in the charming cloistered courtyard, a beautifully intimate setting ensconced in natural flora, which brings uniqueness to weddings. One of the distinguishing features of The Matara Centre is its exquisite Japanese and botanical themed gardens. These serene gardens not only offer guests a peaceful environment to enjoy but also serve as a picturesque backdrop for wedding photographs. The Matara Centre constantly strives to deliver a wedding experience that is both personal and unforgettable for every couple and their guests.

The History of The Matara Centre

The Matara Centre, nestled in the heart of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, boasts a rich history that serves as a fascinating backdrop to the wedding occasions it hosts. Established in 2002 by Geoffrey Higgins, who was inspired by his eastern travels, the Matara Centre is a symbol of harmony and tranquillity, adorned by serene gardens and ponds. The venue’s name ‘Matara,’ meaning ‘Point of Focus,’ brilliantly encapsulates its unique purpose. The venue is situated in Kingscote Park, amidst 28 acres of beautiful parkland that was bought in 1992, while the principal building, the Regency Home, was built in 1814. Brimming with diverse architecture, the Centre homes the unique, Grade II-listed Hilarium building, a tribute to the site’s heritage. Every element, from the wisteria-adorned Cloistered Courtyard to the Asian-influenced garden design, fuses seamlessly to form a setting steeped in history and charm. The Matara Centre is more than just a wedding venue; it is an expression of cultural confluence and enduring history, offering visitors a serene oasis in the picturesque Cotswold, while remaining a beacon of peace and unity in the 21st century. The Matara Centre encapsulates over two centuries of history whilst providing an idyllic setting for countless love stories yet to unfold.

How To Find The Matara Centre

The Matara Centre is a distinctive wedding venue located in the scenic Cotswolds, nestled in the heart of Tetbury, Gloucestershire. It’s precisely situated within 12 miles of Cirencester and approximately 28 miles from the city of Bristol. This unique venue resides in the enchanting grounds of a 28-acre estate, surrounded by stunning parklands and an abundance of sublime natural beauty. Offering close proximity to major transport connections, with easy access from both M4 and M5 highways, it presents an idyllic location that combines rural charm with convenient accessibility for guests.

About Tetbury

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Tetbury is a charming and historic wool town known for its quintessentially English appeal. This small but incredibly picturesque town is a treasure trove of architectural and natural beauty, nestling amidst rolling green landscapes and meticulously preserved tradition. Tetbury is renowned for its 17th and 18th-century buildings, royal connections, and well-kept, traditional English gardens. Much of its prosperity is linked to its reputation as an important market for Cotswold wool and yarn in the Middle Ages. Besides its heritage, Tetbury is also celebrated for its thriving arts and antiques scene, with numerous antique shops and dealers scattered throughout the town, attracting enthusiasts from far and wide. Furthermore, it hosts first-class events such as the Tetbury Music Festival and the popular Woolsack Races. Another connected landmark is Highgrove House, the private residence of Charles, The Prince of Wales, located just outside Tetbury. Local produce and products can be found at the bustling Tetbury Goods Shed, a local farmer’s and craft market. This quaint English town successfully marries historical charm with modern convenience, making Tetbury a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike.

Pedge Photography – The Matara Centre Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Pedge – a The Matara Centre wedding photographer passionate about storytelling. My style is all about visually representing the essence of your special day by capturing natural moments brimming with emotion, love, and laughter. I deeply value the significance of family and prioritise capturing those cherished moments with grandparents, children, and other loved ones. Recognising the rarity of such large family gatherings, I ensure no moment is missed.

My Wedding Photography Style

I’m adaptable to various lighting conditions and have all the necessary tools to photograph weddings in any setting. I’m confident handling group shots and guiding couples in posing, ensuring everyone feels at ease. My photography style is characterised by punchy colours, vibrance, and contrasts, but I always maintain a balance to avoid over-saturation. Above all, I aim to deliver high-quality images that encapsulate memories and love while ensuring everyone has fun in a relaxed environment.

Client Reviews

What previous clients have said about my work as a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer.

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Picking your The Matara Centre Wedding Photographer- why Pedge Photography?

Besides the fact that you are getting a highly professional, experienced, and creative photographer who will capture all of the special moments of your wedding day, family and friends, you are getting someone that goes in to each wedding knowing that every couple is unique and that all weddings deserve their own twist and personality, rather than be provided a conveyor belt experience. I take great pride to subtly merge into your day and to be approachable for all your guests. The Cotswolds is an area I grew up in and I am all too familiar with everything the region has to offer. 

What products do you offer as a The Matara Centre Wedding Photographer?

This can bespoke based on your needs. All packages include a digital gallery in which you, your family and friends can enter with a password and download to any device. On top of this, you can also purchase prints, framed goods and albums through the digital gallery. If you would like me to build you an album, I offer an additional album package as well. Other bits, should you wish to choose them, include a pre-wedding shoot in the cotswolds or a second photographer for your wedding day.

How long do you stay with us for our The Matara Centre wedding?

I’m an all day photographer and will be with you from roughly two hours before your ceremony until at least the first dance ( and beyond – got to catch all those drunk friends cutting some shapes on the dancefloor!).

Will you travel beyond the Cotswolds for our wedding day?

Of course! Although I describe myself as a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I am happy to travel beyond. Drop me a message to find out more!

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