Business & Meetings

BUSINESS & CONFERENCE VENUE, AYLESBURY

Meet in historic splendour in our Gatehouse Chamber at The King’s Head. Combining original Tudor charm and character with the best modern amenities making it the ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, training sessions and receptions. We are conveniently located in the centre of Aylesbury with parking nearby and just a couple of minutes walk from the train and bus stations.

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Rates include

high-speed WI-FI internet access
digital projector and screen
flip chart
complimentary tea and coffee upon arrival

Capacities

Boardroom 16 people
Theatre 30 people
Standing 35 people

Room size 576 sqft / 55 sqm
                    16 ft x 36 ft / 5 m x 11 m

 

Rates

Business meetings, Conferences, Training & Clubs
Per hour £25  Monday – Friday
Half day £85  Monday – Sunday (12 noon – 5.00pm)
Full day £165 Monday – Sunday (9.00am – 10.00pm)

Ceremonies & Receptions 
Half day £85  Monday – Sunday (12 noon – 5.00pm)
Full day £165 Monday – Sunday (9.00am – 10.00pm)

(Rates are exclusive of VAT)

Complete our enquiry form or give us a call on 01296 718 812 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

“The Gatehouse Chamber was such a beautiful setting for our meeting, the service was very professional and the food at lunch was delicious! Thank you for hosting us. We will be back again very soon!”

Sarah Fleming

Head of Marketing & Communications, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

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The history

This 16th century room is one of the grandest rooms at The King’s Head.

Assize Courts met here to discuss criminal cases in the 17th century. Judges would announce their verdicts out of the front window of the chamber, which would have then overlooked the Market Square. The first floor offered the judge both prestige and protection from adversity. Amongst the many judges who visited the King’s Head was the infamous Judge George Jeffreys.

In 1700 local magistrates considered converting the King’s Head into an overflow jail, but the sum of £400 for refurbishment was thought to be prohibitively expensive. 

The main feature of the room is the ceiling, which is the work of the Victorian architect George Devey who was commissioned by the Rothschild family in the 1880s to undertake the changes. He was responsible for offsetting the front window to retain the view of the Market Square.

He also remodelled the ceiling in a mock Tudor style using some of the original beams, but the black and white design is a Victorian idea of how Tudor buildings looked. Tudor rooms could, in fact, be quite colourful.

The large medieval hearth was moved here from the Great Hall. It is etched with graffiti, possibly by Roundhead troops whilst garrisoned here during the English Civil War.