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London Christmas Party Venues

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Featured London Christmas Party Venues

Organising the office Christmas party is a huge task. We’ve put together some of the best Spaces in London to get you started.

Christmas On The Strand, Bourne & Hollingsworth Presents

Christmas On The Strand, Bourne & Hollingsworth Presents

This festive period, book your Christmas party at an event Space in the heart of London

It's the season to be jolly this November and December 2018!

This multi-floored festive hideaway is...

London, WC2N
150 – 350 Guests
The Great Gatsby Immersive  Experience, St James' Court, London. A Taj Hotel 1

The Great Gatsby Immersive Experience, St James' Court, London. A Taj Hotel

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary this Christmas? Take your team down to The Great Gatsby Christmas Experience at St James' Court, A Taj Hotel London for the best office Christma...

Westminster , SW1E
140 Guests
The Vault, The Boundary Project 2

The Vault, The Boundary Project

Hire The Vault at The Boundary Project for a fantastic venue hire in London

Book The Vault, hidden under the bustling streets of Shoreditch at The Boundary Project. The Vault boasts a ouble-...

Shoreditch, E2
70 – 150 Guests
Main Hall, The Steel Yard 8

Main Hall, The Steel Yard

Welcome to the Main Hall at The Steel Yard - versatile venue hire in London!

Located in the heart of London, underneath Cannon Bridge Station. The Steel Yard has been extensively refurbishe...

London, EC4R
115 – 500 Guests
Whole Venue Hire, Patch St Paul's 4

Whole Venue Hire, Patch St Paul's

The newly refurbished, light, airy and contemporary venue, Patch St. Paul's, suits all types of functions with a flexible multi-room layout which fits perfectly clients looking for a unique venue...

London, EC4V
25 – 350 Guests
HotBox London, HotBox London 2

HotBox London, HotBox London

Hire HotBox London for a fantastic unique venue hire in London

Book HotBox, a venue housed in a former street art gallery. This grade II listed building is now the home of award winning BBQ ...

Whitechapel, E1
80 – 150 Guests
Sapphire, Puttshack 6

Sapphire, Puttshack

Welcome to the newest venue in London - Puttshack. Your next party venue to hire that's bound to impress.

If you are holding an event then our Exclusive Area overlooking the Sapphire Course...

White City, W12
40 Guests
Florence Hall, RIBA 2

Florence Hall, RIBA

Hire Florence Hall at RIBA for one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer!

RIBA offers award-winning venue hire at their landmark 1930s headquarters building on Portland Pla...

Westminster , W1B
160 – 400 Guests
Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall 10

Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall

Shoreditch Town Hall is one of the most popular and spectacular venues to hire in East London. It would make the perfect space for a private dining event, conference or other corporate event.
...

Hackney, EC1V
500 – 770 Guests
The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall 5

The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall

Hire The Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall for one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer.

The Ditch is the untouched basement of the original Grade II listed building. A dozen ...

Hackney, EC1V
80 – 120 Guests
Full Floor at Altitude 360, Altitude London 2

Full Floor at Altitude 360, Altitude London

Hire The Full Floor at Altitude 360, Altitude London for a unique and inspiring venue hire in London.

Hire Altitude 360 for a breathtaking venue hire with spectacular views of London. Altitu...

Westminster, SW1P
55 – 500 Guests
Complete Venue Hire, Scarlett Green

Complete Venue Hire, Scarlett Green

Hire Scarlett Green for one of the best options for venue hire Soho has to offer!

Positioned slap bang in the middle of Soho, Scarlett Green draws upon Melbourne and Sydney café culture to ...

London, W1F
100 – 200 Guests
The Prince Albert Suite, ZSL London Zoo 3

The Prince Albert Suite, ZSL London Zoo

The Prince Albert Suite at the ZSL London Zoo is one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer.

The Prince Albert Suite is a Georgian building that encompasses classic grandeur...

London , NW1
70 – 300 Guests
Full Venue Hire, Simmons | Clerkenwell

Full Venue Hire, Simmons | Clerkenwell

Exclusively hire the entirety of Simmons Clerkenwell for your next private party in London!

Simmons Clerkenwell is a spacious bar set over two floors set on a prime corner spot, within minut...

London, EC1V
200 Guests
Event Space, Work.Life Fitzrovia

Event Space, Work.Life Fitzrovia

Work.Life Fitzrovia offers Guests an incredible event Space, ideal for an array of astounding occasions

Work.Life is a new co-working Space in Fitzrovia, London, flexible and furnished for c...

London, W1W
40 – 100 Guests
Full venue Hire, Simmons Bar | Farringdon

Full venue Hire, Simmons Bar | Farringdon

Simmons | Farringdon is our newest venue, located within minutes walk from both Farringdon and Barbican stations on the historic Charterhouse Street.

Currently, our largest venue set across...

Farringdon, EC1M
150 – 300 Guests

Best Pubs in London for Christmas Parties

The Mess, The Guard House from £5,000
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The Mess, The Guard House

The Guard House is Woolwich’s village pub just a stone's throw away Woolwich Arsenal train station and DLR line. They specialise in easy-going good times with delicious food served all day and a cr...

Woolwich, SE18
30 – 60 Guests
Boulogne Bar, Bull and Gate 2 from £150
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Boulogne Bar, Bull and Gate

The Boulogne Bar at the Bull and Gate pub in London for either semi-private or private venue hire in London.

The Bull & Gate pub has a whole host of different areas that are the perfect sett...

London, NW5
35 – 60 Guests
River Room, The Waterside 1 from £10
per delegate

River Room, The Waterside

Hire the River Room at The Waterside for private venue hire in London that can seat up to 100 guests.

With outstanding views over the Thames, The Waterside pub has a number of versitle spac...

London, SW6
20 – 30 Guests
Whole Venue, Alexander Pope from £250
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Whole Venue, Alexander Pope

Want a traditional British pub to hire in Twickenham? Welcome to Alexander Pope brought to your by the team at Youngs.

32 bedroom Hotel and pub within walking distance of Twickenham, on the ...

Twickenham, TW1
40 – 60 Guests
The Snug & The Eyrie, The Spread Eagle from £20
per delegate

The Snug & The Eyrie, The Spread Eagle

Combined hire of The Snug & The Eyrie at The Spread Eagle pub in Camden offers one of the best party venues for your next event.

The Spread Eagle is located in the heart of vibrant Camden T...

Camden, NW1
22 – 40 Guests
Snug, The Bull 7 from £10
per delegate

Snug, The Bull

Hire the Snug at The Bull pub for one of the best options for private dining in a traditional British pub.

The Bull is spread over two floors and encompasses a wide range of tailorable area...

London, W12
50 – 75 Guests
Semi Private Party, The Spring Grove from £5,000
min spend

Semi Private Party, The Spring Grove

Hire The Spring Grove for your next private venue hire in London

Whether it be a small and informal get together with a group of friends, or a lavish party to celebrate your recent achieveme...

Kingston upon Thames , KT1
60 Guests
Table for 40, The Naturalist from £5,000
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Table for 40, The Naturalist

Nestled between Manor House tube and Stamford Hill train stations lies The Naturalist. A perfect option for private parties in Woodberry Down

The Naturalist is a stunning new pub venue set o...

London, N4
40 Guests
The Mess Room, The Old Brewery from £5,000
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The Mess Room, The Old Brewery

Hire The Mess Room at The Old Brewery for a unique venue hire in London

With stunning features influenced by Naval heritage, The Mess Room offers a unique experience for your private hire ne...

London, SE10
100 – 150 Guests
Whole Venue Hire, Long Arm Pub from £10,000
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Whole Venue Hire, Long Arm Pub

Tank FreshTM beer, an in-house brewery and a range of beer cocktails, Long Arm Pub & Brewery situated at the Worship Street entrance of the Hotel is a beer-lovers paradise. Accompanying the beers i...

London, EC2A
100 Guests
Blue Room, Windmill Clapham from £1,000
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Blue Room, Windmill Clapham

Hire the Blue Room at the Windmill pub in Clapham for one of the best pubs with private dining London has to offer.

The Windmill in Clapham is a traditional British country pub, well positio...

London, SW4
35 – 50 Guests
The Trinity Room, County Arms 1 from £500
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The Trinity Room, County Arms

The Trinity Room at the County Arms pub is one of the best options for private dining London has to offer

Sitting proudly on the edge of Wandsworth Common, The County Arms is a grand Victor...

Wandsworth, SW18
40 – 60 Guests

Large London Christmas Party Venues

Main Hall, The Steel Yard 8 from £1,850
per day

Main Hall, The Steel Yard

Welcome to the Main Hall at The Steel Yard - versatile venue hire in London!

Located in the heart of London, underneath Cannon Bridge Station. The Steel Yard has been extensively refurbishe...

London, EC4R
115 – 500 Guests
Soane Hall and Galleries, One Marylebone 23 from £7,500
per day

Soane Hall and Galleries, One Marylebone

Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. Beautifully refurbi...

London, NW1
100 – 800 Guests
The Grand Temple - Exclusive Christmas Party, Freemasons' Hall from £10,000
per evening

The Grand Temple - Exclusive Christmas Party, Freemasons' Hall

Hire the Grand Temple at The Freemasons' Hall for your next Christmas party venue hire in the heart of London.

We are delighted to offer the unique and beautiful Grand Temple & Vestibules at...

London , WC2B
350 – 1450 Guests
Christmas Party, Cutty Sark Greenwich from £74
per delegate

Christmas Party, Cutty Sark Greenwich

This iconic London venue provides flexibility in a beautifully unique heritage setting, boasting spectacular riverside views, with a sweeping outlook across the Thames to the city beyond.

Th...

Greenwich, SE10
240 – 400 Guests
The Ballroom, Amba Hotel Charing Cross 7 from £6,500
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The Ballroom, Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Royal Opera House architect, Edward Middleton Barry designed the room at the height of his popularity in 1864.

Intimate or grand and all-inclusive, whatever your wedding plans, Amba Hotel Chari...

London, WC2N
50 – 150 Guests
1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel 23 from £10,000
min spend

1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel

Set in what was once the Great Eastern Hotel’s original ballroom, the magnificent Grade 2 listed 1901 Restaurant can be exclusively hired for 80 to 120 guests, providing an elegant setting in which...

London, EC2M
32 – 180 Guests
Exclusive Venue Hire, Battersea Evolution 26 from £30,000
per day

Exclusive Venue Hire, Battersea Evolution

Battersea Evolution is a spectacular London venue to hire for large-scale private parties, business conferences, gala dinners and exhibitions.

Battersea Evolution is London's most versatile ...

Battersea, SW8
2000 – 5000 Guests
Exclusive Hire, Here East 4 from £5,000
per day

Exclusive Hire, Here East

Here East is the perfect London venue for a wide range of different events. Located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the versatile, award-winning venue could host your next conference, exhibi...

London, E20
800 – 1000 Guests
Tiger Territory, ZSL London Zoo 1 from £3,200
per evening

Tiger Territory, ZSL London Zoo

Tiger Territory at the ZSL London Zoo is perfect for unique London venue hire!

Visitors to Tiger Territory will embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with b...

London, NW1
250 Guests
The Grand Hall, Old Billingsgate 5 from £20,000
per day

The Grand Hall, Old Billingsgate

If you are looking for a spectacular London venue to hire for your next corporate event, The Grand Hall at Old Billingsgate is perfect for you

The Grand Hall is Old Billingsgate's largest Sp...

City of London, EC3R
800 – 2500 Guests
Exclusive Hire, German Gymnasium from £40,000
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Exclusive Hire, German Gymnasium

Exclusively Hire the German Gymnasium for one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer!

On a finite number of occasions, German Gymnasium can be hired exclusively for breakfas...

London, N1C
250 – 500 Guests
White Tower , Tower of London from £4,500
per evening

White Tower , Tower of London

Want a unique London venue to hire? Welcome to the White Tower at the iconic London landmark, the Tower of London.

The Tower of London have opened up an invitation to all to enjoy this hist...

London, EC3N
80 – 250 Guests

Unusual London Christmas Party Venues

The Arnold Hills, London Stadium from £56
per delegate

The Arnold Hills, London Stadium

Hire The Arnold Hills at London Stadium for your next corporate event with a difference!

This premium events space at the London Stadium pays homage to a true visionary. Arnold Hills was a ...

London, E20
20 – 343 Guests
Jin Bo Law, Dorsett City Hotel 3 from £4,000
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Jin Bo Law, Dorsett City Hotel

Jin Bo Law is the newest rooftop bar in the City of London at the Dorsett City Hotel, the best option for your next party venue in London.

Elevate to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in...

London, EC3N
120 Guests
Livery Hall, Clothworkers' Hall from £73
per delegate

Livery Hall, Clothworkers' Hall

Hire the Livery Hall at the Clothworkers' Hall for one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer!

The Livery Hall at Clothworkers' Hall can seat an impressiive240 delegates for...

London, EC3R
120 – 350 Guests
A Christmas by The Thames, Little Ship Club from £86
per delegate

A Christmas by The Thames, Little Ship Club

Hire Traditional Christmas at Little Ship Club, a transformed venue for the best Christmas events in London.

Nowhere surpasses the riverside views of the Little Ship Club for a festive wate...

London, EC4R
30 – 250 Guests
Traditional Christmas Package, Haberdashers' Hall from £83
per delegate

Traditional Christmas Package, Haberdashers' Hall

Book the Traditional Christmas Hire at Haberdashers' Hall, a stunning space for your Christmas celebration.

Traditional Christmas theming turns this one of a kind historic yet contemporary ...

London, EC1A
50 – 350 Guests
Making the Modern World, Science Museum 1 from £9,750
per evening

Making the Modern World, Science Museum

An exceptional space chronicling the inventions that formed modern society, this breath-taking gallery is available for evening hire. It is perfect for a spectacular large-scale event, accommodatin...

London, SW7
350 – 750 Guests
The Clubhouse, Greenwich Yacht Club 1 from £1,920
per evening

The Clubhouse, Greenwich Yacht Club

For a truly unique London venue to hire for your next private dining event take a look around The Clubhouse at the Greenwich Yacht Club.

The Clubhouse Bar has to be seen to be believed! This...

Greenwich, SE10
24 – 200 Guests
Flight, Science Museum 2 from £9,750
per evening

Flight, Science Museum

Hire Flight at the Science Museum - an iconic and unique venue to hire in the city that'll be a sure way to impress your guests.

Let your imagination soar in this inspiring gallery, which te...

London, SW7
400 Guests
The Mappin Pavilion , ZSL London Zoo from £76
per delegate

The Mappin Pavilion , ZSL London Zoo

Hire The Mappin Pavilion at ZSL London Zoo for one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer for your next corporate event!

This beautiful Grade II listed building overlooks th...

London, NW1
30 – 120 Guests
Mail Rail, The Postal Museum 4 from £4,500
per evening

Mail Rail, The Postal Museum

For more than 75 years, the Mail Rail event space was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network.

It was keeping information and conversations flowing but hidden from the view. Now ...

Farringdon, WC1X
150 – 275 Guests
Exclusive Areas, Bounce, Old Street - The Home of Ping Pong 3 from £1,500
per evening

Exclusive Areas, Bounce, Old Street - The Home of Ping Pong

Each Bounce has a sequestered area which is available to reserve for an extended period for those groups who would like an exclusive space yet still be a part of the vibrancy of the rest of the mai...

Islington, EC1V
55 Guests
Full Venue Hire, Puttshack from £20,000
per day

Full Venue Hire, Puttshack

Want to treat your group to something well above par? Exclusively hire the entire Puttshack London venue!

Celebrations, team socials, networking, team building. Puttshack do them al! This fu...

White City, W12
250 – 750 Guests

Intimate London Christmas Party Venues

Lounge Bar, Apples and Pear Bar 3 from £2,500
min spend

Lounge Bar, Apples and Pear Bar

The Lounge Bar at the Apples and Pear Bar is one of the best party venues in London for a wide range of different events.

Apples and Pear is an East London cocktail bar that's sure to impre...

Tower Hamlets, E1
20 – 50 Guests
The George, Andaz Hotel 2 from £2,500
min spend

The George, Andaz Hotel

There's nowhere better to host your next private party than in one of the best pubs to hire in London.

The true style of a classic English pub can be found in George. Quintessentially Briti...

Bishopsgate, EC2M
12 – 40 Guests
Mezzanine, The Banker 7 from £1,000
per day

Mezzanine, The Banker

Hire the Mezzanine at The Banker for one of the best private dining venues London has to offer!

If you are looking for pubs with private rooms in London then the Banker is an ideal venue fo...

City of London, EC4R
75 – 220 Guests
Christmas Party, The Ampersand Hotel 4 from £45
per delegate

Christmas Party, The Ampersand Hotel

Get into the festive spirit here with us at The Ampersand Hotel!

We are delighted to offer Christmas packages for you and your guests, which include festive themed menus, décor, music, and p...

South Kensington, SW7
32 Guests
Basement Bar Exclusive Hire, Nelson's Head 1 from £1,250
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Basement Bar Exclusive Hire, Nelson's Head

Hire the Basement Bar at Nelson's Head for one of the best private party venues London has to offer. Ideal for birthdays, engagement drinks and Christmas do's!

The Nelson's Head quirky, sec...

London, E2
30 – 35 Guests
Gin Making Experience, The Distillery from £84
per delegate

Gin Making Experience, The Distillery

For your next private event, The Ginstitute boasts a brilliant choice for hire

At 186 Portobello Road lies The Distillery, a four-floor haven for the discerning drinker. Think post-work cock...

London, W11
24 Guests

Christmas in London

London is the land of opportunity and choice. With lots of venues to choose from it can be a daunting task. When it comes to the ultimate party season where all the venues are claiming to be the best it’s hard to know where to begin.

We've put together some of the best options for venue hire in London so your office Christmas party can get off to a flying start.

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The pressure is on to find a venue that will please everyone, so we've got a huge range of options for you to choose from for 2018. Cool and quirky for the casual team get-together or sleek and chic for a corporate event. You'll find it all here!

These party venues in London are the best of the best and are a sure way to kick start the holiday spirit.

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Your Christmas Party Checklist

If it’s your turn in charge of hosting this year’s Christmas party it can be a daunting task. There’s lots of people to try and please and a strict budget to stick too.

We’ve put together a guide of top things to consider when planning your Christmas party to help you through the process. Let’s get started shall we!

Venue Type

When it comes to Christmas parties in London there are plenty of options you can go for! Whether that’s a traditional private dining event or an unusual activity with your team, we’ve uncovered some of the best ideas the city has to offer to help you organise one of the best parties ever.

So if this year is your year to organise the office christmas party then we’ve got the lowdown on some of the fun things you should do! Here are some work christmas party ideas that will keep your Guests happy.

Christmas Dinner Party

A classic option for a Christmas work party is to host a festive feast at one of London’s top private dining rooms. You can offer your Guests either a traditional Christmas roast or an alternative menu - accompany this with some of your favourite wine or cocktails and you’ll have some very merry Guests.

Hosting a Christmas dinner party can be stressful but as long as you leave enough notice to get everything ready in plenty of time then it should be a breeze. Make sure you find a location that’s best suited for the majority of your guests and that all attendees can be catered for in terms of dietary requirements and facilities.

Affordable Christmas Party venues

Not all companies have a big budget to blow on a huge work Christmas party - and there are plenty of options for affordable festive venues that won’t break the bank. You could hire a semi-private area in a top London bar for some festive cocktails or think a little outside the box and go for a team activity rather than a party.

We have plenty of fun team activities that you could do with your hardworking team to celebrate the beginning of the festive season - and then go to your local afterwards for a celebratory drink.

Shared Christmas Party venues

Another option is to host a shared Christmas party - if you’re a fellow start-up from a co-working office Space then why not join forces and host one of London’s best shared Christmas parties where all the teams can join together for some festive fun!

As well as saving a bit of money, there are lots of other benefits to hosting a shared Christmas party. You get to socialise with new people, as your new team will be will be part of a much bigger crowd of people all joining in the festive celebrations.

You will also get to experience something you usually wouldn’t get to experience - if you’re coming from a small company you probably wouldn’t have the budget to host a huge themed party in one of the top London venues. But with a shared Christmas party you can treat your team to the lavish night that they deserve. Taking part in a shared party also takes a lot of the stress away of having to organise the Christmas do - all you have to do is book, pay and show up to a venue near you and they will take care of the rest.

Unusual Christmas venues

This year, why not try something a little different for your London Christmas party? If you want to wow your attendees why not hire an unusual party venue this year.

We’ve uncovered some of the most unusual venues in London, so weather you want to sail along the River Thames with a glass of bubbly, rent a blank canvas warehouse for an evening of personalised festive fun or partake in a round or two of London’s craziest mini-golf course before a delicious catered meal - an unusual venue will make your event stand out from the crowd.

If you’re still struggling for ideas of what to do for this year’s event then check out our HeadBox Guide to Christmas Party Venues for some inspiration. Now we've discussed the type of party you can go for let's get down to the most important things to consider when choosing the perfect Space this Christmas.

Availability

Prime party dates are extremely competitive. Make sure you get in early to secure the perfect venue. Every year, there will be that one date that event planners all over London just can’t shift, as well as there being a prime date that everyone wants. So make sure you think about when you want your party to be. No one wants to go for a big festive night out on a Monday - so make sure you plan your Christmas party around the working week.

You should consider that the closer you get to the 25th, some of your team may have booked the run up days off of work - send out a suggestion of dates to your team and go for the one with the most attendees so that as few people have to miss out as possible.

Attendees

Whenever you’re on the hunt for a venue to hire in London always have the needs of your Guests in mind.

This idea is at its most important when looking for a Christmas party venue as it’s the one time of year that your whole team can let their hair down and celebrate their successes.

If you’re thinking of a catered party then make sure you are aware of any dietary requirements or special facilities such as disabled access so that everyone feels comfortable.

Decoration & Ambiance

Most London venues will decorate their Space for Christmas which probably won’t be ready at the time of your site visit. So, ask the events team if they have any photos of the Space when it’s decorated for Christmas so you have a good idea of what the venue will look it by the time your event comes around.

And if you want to add your own personal stamp on the venue? Be sure to ask if you’re allowed to bring in any of your own decorations as well. Get your Christmas crackers at the ready!

For those who are hiring a blank canvas Space like a warehouse venue you will have free rein with the Space’s decor, which is always fun. Have a think about what you want in advance and work out the budget you can set aside for decorations - whether that’s over the top tinsel or a more sleek and sophisticated Christmas decor.

Entertainment

For those hosting a large scale Christmas party, you should get thinking about what entertainment you want at the event. Will it be a singer, magician or burlesque dancer? Having a source of entertainment is always a good way of making sure everyone is having a good time at the party as well as breaking up the evening.

Budget

Every Christmas the prices for London venue hire slowly but surely increase as venues need to accommodate for a lot more events than their average month. Make sure you have this in mind when planning your event as you may need to increase the budget slightly compared to the normal events you organise for your company.

There are lots of things that might go into your office Christmas party budget.

Along with the venue hire fees you will also have food, drinks and maybe even transportation to think about as well. And then any additional costs for decorations, party favours and final touches to the event which all need to be considered before saying yes to the venue.

Christmas Party Mistakes to Avoid

Every year people make the same old mistakes when it comes to planning a the work Christmas party - so don’t be that guy! Here are our top 5 mistakes to avoid at all costs:

Holding the party in the office Your team spend far too much time in the office as it is and the last thing they will want to do is spend a night there too. Plus it means you’re in charge of the clean up! Which doesn’t sound very festive to us. An office will always be an office no matter how hard you try to decorate it with tacky tinsel and budget fairy lights, so try not to cut corners on the venue cost by hosting the it in the office.

Hosting the event out of town Although hosting a big Christmas do out of town may seem like a good idea, sometimes it’s more of a hassle than it’s worth! Hiring an elegant country home for the evening may seem attractive but it adds extra organisational tasks on your to do list. You will have the added task of arranging travel and transport to and from the venue. It may also result in more of your team having to drive or leave early so they can catch the last train back from the middle of nowhere. And taxis back will be hideously expensive, whether you put them on the company card or make your guests pay for themselves.

Leaving everything to the last minute You have all year to think about what you want to do for the festive season so don’t let November roll around before you start trying to make your plans a reality. All the good venues will be taken and all the prime dates will have been filled up since way back in September.

Don’t expect any work to be done the day after Your hardworking team will probably not be as hardworking after one too many mulled wines, so maybe planning a Christmas event at the beginning of the week is a little unfair. Thursday’s and Friday’s are prime days of the week to host the festive party so get in early to secure one of these days. And be kind, maybe speak to the boss about getting a late start the next day so that everyone can let their hair down without worrying about that 6.00am alarm.

Not daring to be different Some Christmas parties tend to mould into one big tinsel tangle of carol singing and reheated mince pies. This year think outside the box and don’t stick to tradition. Host a night that everyone will talk about!

Good luck with your quest to organise the best Christmas Party your Guests have ever seen. Why not get started and browse our London venue hire collections for some more inspiration. If you’d like some more top venue tips, then head on over to our blog here.

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