The Gatsby


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The Gatsby is situated in a restored art deco cinema in the beautiful historic market town of Berkhamsted, Herts. We are an independently owned business and pride ourselves on attentive service.

The Gatsby has become the premier destination for fine food and drink in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. Our reputation is founded upon attentive service and a well balanced menu using the finest ingredients upon which we have been rewarded an AA Rosette. The bar offers an extensive wine, cocktail and champagne list in a relaxed and refined environment. The stylish 1930’s art deco interior provides a timelessly elegant backdrop for any special occasion. Let us provide everything you need for a truly memorable reception, from an intimate family gathering to a large celebration. Our front of house team has wide experience in event organising and our chefs can create exciting and delicious menus to suit your special day. What makes us really stand out from other venues is our ability to completely tailor make your day. Once the venue has been booked and the deposit paid, you are invited to sit down with our Head chef and hand pick your food, and with our front of house team to clarify how you would like your day to run. You will have hired the venue so YOU decide.........

We have an extensive wine list boasting over 40 varieties. We are delighted to say that we serve Laurent Perrier as our house Champagne. Our cocktails are mixed by our fully trained bar team and are made to the highest standard every time. If you have a favourite cocktail that does not feature on our list, just let us know what it is and we will happily perfect it for your special day.
We can also recommend DJ’s, and other musicians for your entertainment as well as photographers and florists.
The Gatsby was originally the grand entrance to The Rex cinema which first opened in 1938. However in 1988, the cinema closed its doors to the public due to dwindling audience figures.

Thankfully in 2004, this sleeping beauty opened its eyes once again, with a beautifully restored cinema, followed a year later by The Gatsby restaurant below, offering the perfect environment for those special occasions.
The original 1930’s art deco still runs throughout the bar and restaurant untouched. As you enter The Gatsby you are greeted by the sight of the grand stair case that once led through to the cinema screen. The magnificent crystal chandelier proudly shows off the same hand carved coving that continues into the restaurant that was once the ticket booth and tea room. A large screen projects classic black and white films onto the bar wall and a classic white baby grand piano sits comfortably at the back of the restaurant. This is a true vintage setting.

The Gatsby at a Glance

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Tailor made weddings. Maximum capacity 100 people for a sit down meal and up to 180 for evening guests. Independently owned. AA rosette awarded food. The Gatsby restaurant and bar is a restored art deco cinema. Variable minimum spends dependant on the day of the week. Pricing Category : ModerateHistoricWedding Contact : Nick Pembroke Number of People In Team : 3No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The Countryside View More
Nearest Town : BerkhamstedNearest Airport : LutonNearest Motorway : M25Nearest Train Station : Berkhamsted - direct line to EustonChurch Within Walking DistanceAlternativeCoolUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorAlcohol LicenseBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListAsian CateringKosher CateringHalal CateringWestern European CuisineBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Marquee Wedding SpecialistDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorOutdoor SpaceAsian Wedding SpecialistRomanticRusticStylishSame-Sex View Less

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Wedding Open Day - Prosecco & canapes on arrival - tour of the venue - Saturday 26th October - from 11am.

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AA Rosette Award
AA Rosette Award


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Certificate of excellence
Certificate of excellence

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97 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DG

The Gatsby

  • 97 High Street
  • Berkhamsted
  • Hertfordshire
  • HP4 2DG
  • United Kingdom

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Nick Pembroke

• Thank you for putting The Gatsby on your shortlist of venues for your wedding day. We are here to ensure your day goes smoothly, knowing after months of planning everything is taken care of. You can relax and fully enjoy your special day surrounded by your closest family and friends. We have a wealth of experience in hosting weddings and with a combined customer service history of over 40 years you can be assured you're in good hands.