The Gatsby

The Gatsby, 97 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2DG

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.

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  • The stylish 1930s art deco interior provides a timelessly elegant backdrop.
  • Our front-of-house team have wide experience in event organising.
  • Our AA Rosette awarded 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
  • We can also recommend DJ’s, and other musicians for your entertainment as well as photographers and florists.


Breakfast: 100
Buffet: 100
Dance: 220
Bridal suite
Car parking on site
Civil license
Dance floor
Disabled access
Disco facilities
Exclusive booking
Fireworks permitted
Live band facilities
Outdoor ceremonies
Private catering allowed
Wedding coordinator
Guest Facilities
Free Wi-Fi