If you haven't already, it's time to get your Christmas party organising hat on.
Can you believe Christmas party season is almost upon us?
Unless an office Christmas party is planned well by someone who knows what they’re doing then it can be a little dull and predictable – with the most exciting thing being that awkward moment between co-workers that’ll give the office plenty to gossip about for the next year!
But these negative views can be seen as short-sighted, so before you tuck your company credit card away here are the pros to the office Christmas Party.
Firstly it’s good for team morale – workers need something to look forward to at the end of the year. And in business terms morale means a harder working workforce. What better way to round off the year than to organise a company Christmas event, celebrating the year and all the successes that you’ve seen.
Secondly it’s motivational – It’s the one time of year that you get the chance to truly reward employees for their input and engage them with business objectives for the year ahead. No matter how big or small your Christmas budget, businesses should not underestimate the long-term value of engaging with employees by getting into the festive spirit.
And thirdly, it encourages team-bonding – which pays dividends when the pressure is on!
So leave Scrooge in the cloakroom and let us help you put the joy back into Christmas! After all we know what we’re doing. We’re experts in the perfect Christmas party venues, and the great thing about hosting a fantastic office Christmas party experience at a unique London Christmas party venue is the cost really is not as big as you think it would be.
So are you going to give your employees something to look forward to this year? Come on, be brave, face the music, choose the date, pick your Christmas party venue and get your tinsel out! We have some great ideas below to get your Christmas juices flowing………
Pergola Olympia and Bloom
Pergola Olympia and Bloom Kensington are two unique venues in West London available for exclusive hire all year round. They form part of a collection of 6 'wow' factor venues, owned by Incipio Group. They are beautiful spaces where you can create unforgettable memories.
Bloom Kensington is no fluff, no front - just big tunes, dancing, good drinks and happy people. With a retractable door revealing a hidden dance floor, it's the new late-night bar that's got everyone talking.
Pergola Olympia is hidden away on the top floor of Olympia's car park, and what a cosy spot it is. A botanical bolthole full of gorgeous ivy and warm fairy lights, it will keep you locked in all night.
Both are adaptable spaces, perfect for any event.
Uncommon Event Spaces
With four sites across London at Liverpool Street, Borough, Highbury & Islington and Fulham, Uncommon Event Spaces offer a great range of unique event venues. Each space offers top class design, professional music systems & screens, bars and kitchen facilities and flexible set up, so they can be adapted to whatever you have in mind and easily become a perfect set for your bespoke Christmas Event!
Impress your guests with a party not experienced before.
Royal Over Seas League
The Royal Over-Seas League is a stunning venue adjacent to Green Park. This Christmas it will be bedecked with beautiful decorations including a floor to ceiling Christmas tree which is sure to get you into the festive spirit. Our Grade I listed venue can accommodate everything from a small lunch or dinner for 10 to a dinner dance for up to 120 guests or standing reception for 200, our 5 unique spaces offer variety and versatility set in a central London location in the heart of St James.
Their in-house Chef team deliver stunning catering and pride themselves in offering bespoke options to ensure your food complements your event.
The team can’t wait to welcome you and your guests to the venue for a truly magical Christmas experience.
Epsom Downs Racecourse
There is nowhere quite like Epsom Downs at Christmas, with its stunning views of the Racecourse, Surrey Downs and London’s Skyline. Why not go out with a bang this year in their Big Top style Christmas Parties, ideal for friends, family and colleagues to enjoy the festivities. Their shared party nights are perfect for smaller groups or those looking to enjoy their Christmas party with others. They also offer a number of suites for private parties.
If you wish to have a more intimate setting, Christmas Lunches or Festive Afternoon Teas are on offer, where you can take in your surroundings on a crisp and even afternoon.
With sensational menus and a festive atmosphere, you and your guests are sure to have an unforgettable time at this iconic venue.
Their fabulous party package includes:
- Sparking arrival drink
- Set three course dinner with tea, coffee and mince pies
- Disco and DJ until 1am
- Complimentary car parking
- Complimentary cloakroom
Sandown Park Racecourse
You and your party will be welcomed into our wonderful, historic racecourse with a welcome drink, followed by a sumptuous three-course festive dinner. After dinner take to the dance floor where our resident DJ will be spinning all the classic party tunes and current hits for you and your guests to boogie the night away to, until the early hours.
Their shared party nights are available for 3 nights only, Friday 13th December, Saturday 14th December and Friday 20th December. The package includes theming, table decorations, 3 course meal and drinks. What more could you need?
Lucky Voice Holborn at 84 Chancery Lane
To quote Buddy The Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” and as far as, cheer-spreading activities go, it doesn’t get better than a spot of festive karaoke at Lucky Voice; so this year, why not put the Noël in to Noel Gallagher with two hours of karaoke in your very own private room!
Located right in the heart of Chancery Lane, Lucky Voice Holborn's scintillating singing pods range in capacity from 4-30 happy elves, with a state of the art touch screen karaoke interface, a fun prop box for festive dressing up and a ‘Thirsty’ button for room service included in every one – perfect for work events, the office Christmas do or a fun night out with friends.
Christmas Parties at Spiritland Kings Cross
Take your Christmas parties to the next level in one of London’s most elegant party spaces.
Known for their elegant approach to food, drink and music, Spiritland has made a name for itself at three sites across London - and King’s Cross is where it all began.
Spiritland is known for it’s uncompromising approach to sound and interiors, with food and drink to match.
A large DJ booth acts as a focal point for the room, with an outstanding soundsystem made for parties or background music.
Whether it’s dining for up to 30 people, or drinks and dancing for 120 underneath the disco ball, Spiritland offers one of the most sophisticated spaces to hold your party this Christmas.
City Venue Christmas Parties with Party Ingredients
Celebrate Christmas in the City of London at one of Party Ingredients’ four historic venues - from 17th Century charm at Apothecaries’ Hall & Skinners’ Hall, to modern elegance at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall & Saddlers’ Hall.
With a choice of party options for up to 300 guests & a variety of theming on offer – from a traditional Festive Highland Fling, complete with tartan & spruce, to a South American fiesta full of sombreros & piñatas – they are sure to find your perfect pairing to round off the year in style!
For late availability, and for more information on their venues, get in touch now! Key dates still available.
We are Wildgoose
Whether you want to spice up your Christmas party or add a bit of seasonal fun to your team event, let Wildgoose bring the fun with their interactive and versatile app. Get everyone in the festive spirit with seasonal tasks, photo and video challenges, trivia and cultural questions, all loaded onto your own mobile device or tablet.
Why not combine some of our best explorer challenges in one festive package? The Ultimate Festive Challenge contain heaps of seasonal trivia, engaging multimedia tasks and exciting timed questions. Teams will have to work together and communicate if they’re to top the leaderboard!
Looking to add an engaging activity to your event? The Great Festive Escape is the perfect challenge for employees to put their creative problem solving skills to the test! Teams must complete a series of cryptic tasks, riddles and puzzles, with the goal to escape from the office and get to the Christmas party.
This blog was updated on 29th October 2019