There’s still time to arrange your company’s Christmas office party. If you’re budget driven and there’s not too many in your group, a shared Christmas party where a hotel or venue lays on all the food and entertainment and different groups attend can be an ideal solution.
If you want something more exclusive then there are lots of hotels which offer private room hire and you can either create the look and feel of your event or let the venue theme your Christmas party.
Many venues have dedicated event or meeting organisers to advise on what works well in a room, discuss menu options and they may recommend after dinner speakers, bands, magicians and DJs to keep everyone entertained and on the dance floor! If you’re thinking of something more intimate, private dining is a great way to thank the team for their efforts in 2017. You can choose a hotel in the country or the city, decide on a modern room with a contemporary menu or stick with a traditional turkey and all the trimmings in a room which charms with British heritage period features.
Here are a few suggestions
This small but perfectly formed collection of UK venues and hotels will get you dizzy with anticipation and in the mood for dining and dancing!
For lovers of all things techy or for an engineering connection, IET London: Savoy Place is an impressive venue in Westminster on the banks of the River Thames.
Views across the iconic river, with its landmark bridges and buildings, create a fabulous image any time of the year, but with the added sparkle of Christmas in the capital, it’s a special scene which guests can admire from the private party and dining rooms, balconies and the rooftop terrace.
Starting from £105 (+VAT per person), the Christmas package includes a private room for a sparkling wine drinks reception where guests can enjoy festive nibbles. A 3-course Christmas menu is served in a private dining room with a half bottle of house wine per guest. A dance floor, microphone and PA system are also included in the price.
The IET London: Savoy Place Christmas package is available for a minimum of 80 guests.
For a sporting connection in London how about a ruck around the Christmas tree for your office Christmas party at the Allianz Park in Hendon? Home to the Saracens rugby team, the venue is offering a drinks reception on arrival,
2-course Christmas meal with a half bottle of wine per person, a sporting speaker and a fantastic party DJ for the value added price of £49 (+VAT per person).
Renown just as much for its great hospitality as well as race days, Haydock Park Racecourse has a White Christmas theme for guests attending parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December. Starting from just £39, people can enjoy A Jockey Club special cocktail on arrival followed by a grand 3-course meal enjoyed in a beautifully themed room with glitter balls, a sparkling dance floor and a great party DJ.
The racecourse is conveniently located halfway between Liverpool and Manchester and there’s a special 10% reduction on advance drink pre-orders!
You can also see if The Jockey Club is organising Christmas office parties at its other UK racecourses, including the famous Aintree, home to the Grand National, and Cheltenham.
Dress to impress and join the Glitter Ball parties at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa where guests can enjoy an arrival drink, 3-course dinner with a half bottle of wine per person, festive novelties and great music from the resident DJ. Prices are £38 (per person), Sunday to Thursday and £48 (per person) for Fridays and Saturdays.
With locations across the UK, Village Hotels is offering a fun-packed, festive Christmas party night with a tribute band, disco and a 1:00am bar from as little as £15 per person.