The Gatsby, Berkhamsted Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at The Gatsby
The Gatsby is a beautiful and charming restaurant and wedding venue in Berkhamsted High Street serving modern European cuisine. Both the restaurant and the gorgeous piano cocktail bar are set within the fabulously ornate 1930’s Rex art-deco cinema.
When The Rex cinema first opened in 1938, people flocked to see the Hollywood stars on the big screens within this opulent art deco building. However in the 1980s, the cinema sadly closed due to falling audience figures.
This sleeping beauty opened its doors once again in 2004 after a campaign to save the cinema by a local business man, and the restored independent cinema is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in Britain. Once again the cinema sells out night after night as the public clamour for a slice of this by gone era.
The Gatsby restaurant itself is entered through the original high ceilinged cinema foyer, and the perfectly restored art-deco building now offers the perfect place to relax, eat and drink in dramatic surroundings. They offer sit down wedding receptions for up to 100 guests. I’ve only ever attended one wedding at this amazing venue, and the buzz and party atmosphere was incredible within The Gatsby’s intimate surroundings.
I just love the Rex and The Gatsby, and stepping into this magical place is like stepping back in time to the 1930s and the Golden Age of Hollywood! If you love glitz, glamour and cocktails I’m sure you’ll love this place too. It’s also great for wedding photography, the high ceilings, dramatic period lighting and Art Deco surroundings means I’m spoilt for fabulous picture backdrops.
If you’d like to discuss your Gatsby wedding photography requirements, I’d love to hear from you, or click here for the Gatsby’s wedding information page.