Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The best weddings are always the ones that are a true expression of the couple. We encourage our couples to decorate all the spaces at Matara to their own tastes and have left the main reception room simple enough to accommodate all decors.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Concentrate on what marriage means to you as a couple and allow your day to unfold around that.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We have seen some amazing wedding favours. One couple, who got married this year, trolled their favourite charity shops for books with specific meaning for each guest enabling them to personalise the favours and give over £1,000.00 to their charity of choice. Another couple made a huge batch of the bride's grandad's damson gin recipe and bottled it in single shot bottle for all the guests. Love those touches.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Asian inspired; Regency influenced; gorgeous grounds; friendly, accommodating staff.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Hmmmm. That is a really hard choice. The cloistered courtyard is a definite unique backdrop found nowhere else.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes, and that is all we are at liberty to divulge ;)
What’s your favourite canapé?
Our Curried Roasted Cauliflower Samosas with Mango Chutney or Sautéed Garlic & Thyme Fillet of Beef with Béarnaise Sauce are firm favourites!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
We have just installed our own wood fired pizza oven. Anything coming out of that is divine.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Cloistered Coutryard
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Being able to offer each couple their wedding, their way.