Staff Christmas Parties
It feels as though summer has barely graced us with its presence, but no doubt the cold days will be upon us again in no time as the final weeks of August rapidly approach.
We have already seen several Christmas adverts (it seems to get earlier and earlier every year, doesn’t it?) showing that Christmas planning is well under-way and in the forefront of the minds of the industries who know how to best capitalise on the festive season.
This is why it’s important for businesses to plan their Christmas staff event early in order to avoid the staff social event of the year becoming an office talking point for all the wrong reasons during 2014. Here are 5 reasons why it would be wise to put into motion any ideas you have already had (or you can carry on reading to find out suggestions for fantastic Christmas parties).
3 Reasons to book your Christmas party now:
1. Menu selections In the last few weeks many of the top venues have started releasing their Christmas set menus, so by looking early, you can get a feel for what kinds of nibbles and meals your office would enjoy, and also ensure that that the menus are suitable for members of the company with specific dietry requirements.
2. So much choice There are so many different venues and themes to choose from, once you start looking it can be overwhelming with all the choice available. An excellent event is a well-planned event!
3. Venues booking up fast As event bookers we have found that availability on key dates in the calendar (e.g. Friday December 13th) have started to book up at an alarming rate. To ensure that you don’t have to settle for a mid-week ‘do or hold your gathering in an unsuitable venue, NOW is the time to look!
The Brewery London:
Each year, The Brewery theme their entire venue, with the themes always being risqué, intriguing and, most importantly, different.
“Conventions and clichés are not allowed!”
The festive theme includes video, sound and lighting design, drapes, bespoke table centres, performers, musicians and an original menu.
They can host parties from 35 – 1500 guests, and packages are all-inclusive.
The Chill Factore, Manchester.
This year, the Chill Factore have chosen the theme Winter Boogie Wonderland. The all-inclusive package includes a 3 course dinner, a themed room, entertainment and a disco.
“Enjoy a break from tradition and get down and boogie with us at the Chill Factore!”
This unique setting gives guests panoramic views of the indoor snow slopes, and if you want to make your party truly memorable, you can always book activities on the slopes too.
Altitude 360°, London.
For spectacular 360° views of London, look no further than Altitude 360°. They offer 6 different venues for 10 – 12,000 guests, where you and your delegates can enjoy a festive menu, delicious drinks and a memorable party.
“Live the high life this Christmas at our exclusive London venues!”
They can brand your party using programmable LED lights, screens to display photos, videos and presentations, and window decorations
The Imperial War Museum, Manchester.
IWM North is situated on The Quays at cultural heart of MediaCityUK. This iconic building with innovative and dynamic exhibitions create an environment perfect for your Christmas party.
“We are the only Christmas party venue in the UK to offer the spectacular Winter Wonderland, our unique 360° cinematic experience.”
The award-winning Big Picture Show system will immerse your delegates in a truly remarkable and unforgettable digital display.
The Museum of London.
The Museum of London, is available for private hire and is the perfect destination for your Christmas party in the capital.
“Immerse yourself in the stories of times gone by as you enjoy catering by Create Food & Party Design at one of the City’s favourite destinations.”
The main space, The Sackler Hall, can host up to 350 dinner guests or 500 standing guests.
The Starlit Pavilion, Cheshire.
This purpose built event space is ideal for your Christmas event. A Hollywood Christmas theme means that you and your guests can enjoy a drink whilst all the festive favourites are sung by live singers, followed by a dance tribute to Hollywood musicals.
The ICC, Birmingham.
If you are looking for a unique themes Christmas event to impress, you should consider the Venetian Masquerade at The Grand Hall.
“Party the night away within the decadent world of the Venetian Masquerade for a Christmas party like no other.”
Enjoy a red carpet entrance, state of the art sound and lighting effects, crackers and novelties, a 3 course meal, balloon modelling and dance competitions, a disco and a charity fun casino with Roulette, Blackjack and Poker tables.
We have created some printable documents with information on key UK cities and our favourite venues within those cities, so if you are looking to book corporate events, plan meetings or book Christmas parties, then have a look at our destination and venue guide: https://rightvenues.com/destination-venue-guides/