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Finding the right venue for your Christmas party

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by Charlotte

Christmas is a great time of year to hold a party, whether it is a large corporate event or a small intimate gathering for family and friends.

There are many ingredients needed for a successful Christmas party but finding the right place to hold your event is one of the most important. When picking a venue, there is a lot to consider. Is it in a convenient location for your guests? Will it suit the theme of your party? Does your budget match your ideal party setting?

At Papillon Events, we help match our clients with venues which are perfect for their occasion. We manage all aspects of your event from invitations and catering to decorations and entertainment so our customers don’t have to worry about a thing.

Christmas is the one time of year that everyone’s social calendars get booked up. As it is such a busy time of year, it is crucial to book any venues early. It is also a good idea to get your invitations sent out well in advance of the event as your guests are likely to have other commitments throughout December.

There are plenty of options available when it comes to picking a place to hold your party. If you are an employer organising a staff party, you may want to consider whether it would be practical to hold it at your workplace or whether everyone would enjoy it more if they celebrated somewhere else.

Shared Christmas party nights

Shared Christmas party nights are a great solution for small groups who don’t want a quiet occasion. There are a range of exclusive venues in London and the Home Counties which hold Christmas party nights throughout the festive period. By sharing your event with other party-goers, you will get a bigger venue and the standard of entertainment is usually very high. You won’t have to worry about all the little details like decorations as they will already have been taken care of.

Historic venues

If you’re looking to hold a Christmas party with character, you may want to consider finding a venue which is steeped with history. You can now hold an event almost anywhere from museums and castles to iconic buildings like the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and the Natural History Museum. Choosing somewhere unusual for your party is likely to make it a memorable occasion.

Luxury hotels

Luxury hotels are a great option for Christmas parties. They are usually already tastefully decorated with a festive theme and a prestigious hotel will add a touch of glamour to proceedings. Most hotels will provide the catering themselves so it is wise to do your homework and find one with a menu which fits in with your own ideas.

A blank canvas

If you want your Christmas party to be completely unique and to organise every detail from scratch, it may be worth looking into hiring a marquee where you can bring in your own caterers, decorations and entertainment to create a completely bespoke celebration.

A setting to suit your theme

If your party has a theme, it’s a good idea to find a venue which fits in with your vision. A winter wonderland theme would work well with a location which has an attractive outdoor space where you could potentially add fairy lights, snow and other decorations. If style and sophistication is key then a Champagne bar, an exclusive restaurant or a five-star hotel could be a good option.

If you want help organising any kind of event, whether it is a private party, a corporate event, a wedding or another type of special occasion, Papillon Events can help. We provide a complete party planning service, taking care of every detail to create an event which will wow your guests and exceed your expectations. Contact us now to discuss your ideas and find out how we can help.