Now we’re into Q4, you might be starting to focus on Christmas events… I know I’m getting increasing amounts of email about them. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread for sharing different packages and themes etc. to get the festive juices flowing. Do tell us what you’re organising this Christmas and if you need any help.
Hilton London Metropole will be hosting two Join A Party events (Dec 7 & 14) where smaller companies (groups of 10 to 50 people) can share the celebrations with others. All-inclusive packages start from just £54 per person (inclusive of VAT) and the venue will be decked out in white, silver and gold. The price includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, three-course buffet with half a bottle of wine per person and dancing to a Christmas DJ set. Private parties start from £76 pp.
Book a party at Somerset House and your guests can take a turn on the 900 m² Fortnum & Mason ice rink with its Christmas trees festooned with decorations and twinkling fairy lights . Option 1 offers large group slots for up to 80 guests skating at the same time during public sessions; option 2 provides an hour of exclusive hire for up to 200 guests skating at the same time; while option 3 is the ultimate pre-opening exclusive use of the rink for 1,000+ guests throughout the day alongside hire of the Portico and Navy Board Rooms.
For the first time the East Wing Galleries is now available for Christmas party packages for up to 300 for a standing reception. A seated three-course lunch for up to 40 people is also available in the East Wing.
Butlin’s Conference & Events is offering a Christmas residential package from just £185 per person (excl. VAT). The dinner, bed and breakfast package includes the exclusive hire of Hotshots (an American Pool and Ten Pin Bowling venue), as well as a free drink and a Christmas present for each guest, which they say equates to a saving of over £2,500 on a booking of 100 guests.
The package includes a two-course buffet lunch, three-course dinner, three servings of refreshments, overnight accommodation, full English or continental breakfast, WiFi, room hire and car parking.
These venues are so good. I have performed in all of them actually with my band. Somerset House is my fav though! Love that place!
Are you performing anywhere exciting this Christmas? Does it look like it will be a busy festive season?
30 Euston Square in London has announced a new Christmas street food package. Starting from £95 + VAT per person, it features mix and match food stations with festive dishes including the Fishdog, a Yorkshire pudding burrito and the Norfolk Bronze turkey with all the trimmings. The package also includes three hours of bottomless drinks, a DJ, dance floor and festive theming. Extras offered are a photo booth and midnight munchies.
Parties can be held in the State Rooms (216 pax) and adjoining Rooftop Terrace or the recently refurbished Heritage Rooms (24 pax). There are also 41 bedrooms on-site.
the studio is offering Christmas party venue hire for £1,000 at its city centre venues in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.
The price also includes:
- Arrival drink for each person
- Table decorations
- Crackers, hats and table goodies
- Event manager on site to ensure a smooth running of the event
- Security on site
Food options range from fun party food or a festive carvery, to a traditional 3-course meal, all priced between £20-£35 per person. Drinks packages featuring buckets of beer and bottles of wine are priced under £100 per table. Meanwhile, extras that can be added include a DJ, selfie mirror, slushie machine, and a donut wall.
The Mermaid London is offering star-themed parties this festive season (26th November to 31st December). The venue has both big and small space that will be transformed into beautiful starlit scenes, including the River Rooms with their stunning views of London’s skyline, and the Auditorium where guests can dine on the stage.
- Max reception: 700
- Max stand up buffet: 500
- Max dinner and dance: 300
- Exclusive venue use: 1,992
Packages start from £69 pp excl. VAT for a two-course seated lunch. A full party package with drinks, DJ and disco ranges from £90 to £105 pp depending on whether you have bowl food, a standing buffet or sit down meal.