Your London Christmas Party inspiration
If you are a small business it can be hard to create a party atmosphere for your staff Christmas party. Larger companies have the benefit of numbers to help get the party into full swing but we have some inspiration to help you organise the Christmas Party.
The Christmas party will give your staff the chance to let their hair down, it is a valuable way of rewarding them for all their hard work.
Choosing the right location and setting for your party is important to enhance the feeling of value among staff. A dreary setting, basic food and naff Christmas decorations could leave your staff feeling under-valued and defeat the object of having the party in the first place.
So ensure that you select a memorable venue with a creative festive theme and a delicious meal which ensures memories that will be talked about for years to come – and for all the right reasons. What’s more, choosing a venue where the party is all organised for you can transform organising the Christmas party from the Nightmare before Christmas to a Christmas miracle.
Here are some of our top venue choices:
This is a venue set in the heart of White City.
Set in the new creative district that is ‘White City Place’ W12 Studios has a truly exclusive feel. The area gives off Tate Modern vibes and looks gorgeous all lit up at night. W12 Studios is not only the perfect venue for after work drinks, craft beers, cocktails and cracking music, it is also the perfect venue for your intimate party of numbers up to 450.
It is available for exclusive hire all year round and has an adaptable space which gives you the option to create your own unique event. A Christmas party with snow globe photo booths and mulled wine, each event will leave you with unforgettable memories. The W12 events team will be sure to help you along the way, making the process seamless and enjoyable for all!
IET London Savoy Place
IET London offers an exquisite setting in central London to celebrate the festive season with a Christmas Party. Guests will feel instantly festive walking into the beautifully decorated Savoy Place, and the beauty doesn’t stop there as they’ll witness London lit up at night, with stunning views over the Southbank from the Riverside Room and Maxwell Library.
The Riverside room can seat up to 250 for a dinner dance, this versatile room is the perfect blank canvas, from Winter Wonderland to a Red-Carpet Hollywood party, and much more. It benefits from large windows and a private balcony with superb views. Whilst the Maxwell Library blends character with modern convenience, featuring elements of the traditional IET Library, floor-to-ceiling windows and two private riverside balconies – for up to 120 dinner dance. Both rooms benefit from high spec AV, allowing Christmas parties to be personalised with Christmas messaging or branding. A unique riverside experience.
Spiritand: Royal Festival Hall
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 their flagship site with the iconic Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.
Your guests will enter beneath the Royal Festival Hall sign, walk past the large terrazzo bar with vintage soundsystem, before entering into the main dining and party space with imposing wooden speakers and seating for up to 110.
Chefs working from a dramatic open kitchen prepare food on an open grill with canapés or feasting menus served to your guests. 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 160 people, or drinks and dancing for 300 underneath the disco ball, Spiritland offers one of the most sophisticated spaces to hold your party in the heart of London.
A private party should be exactly that – private. It’s yours to organise as you choose.
Gilwell Park is like no other party venue. It’s not just a quintessentially Georgian country house in a stunning, London rural setting, but it’s completely adaptable, allowing you to shape, design, and scale your party exactly to your needs.
What better way to reward your hard working staff than with a Christmas party. Whether it’s an office Christmas party or a friendly get-together, celebrate in style at Gilwell Park
Luau Parties at The Mermaid London
Step into a Hawaiian paradise this December at The Mermaid London with your very own Luau!
When your guests walk through the door they will be transported to where the weather is hot, the drinks are cool, and the colours are bright. Uniting taste, sound and sight, Luau will provide a tropical paradise through themed rooms with everything from tiki huts to surf boards, entertainment options that will make your party the talk of the town, and of course no Luau is complete without a specially created menu and drinks.
Whether you are looking for a 3-course seated dinner or bowl food, have fun at The Mermaid London’s Luau and get totally tropical!
This Christmas Tobacco Dock is offering not one, but two incredible festive celebration options. Whether you’re looking for a spectacular banquet, chic drinks reception or a something a little more active, Tobacco Dock can make this your best Christmas party yet!
They will be encouraging you to run away with the circus this year, transforming the main venue into a magical big top. With exclusive and mixed events available, treat your team to a night at the Dream Circus complete with award-winning catering, world-class entertainment and stunning theming.
Alternatively, take the party to the roof! Boasting Europe’s only rooftop ice rink, 360° views of the city and delicious food and drinks options, Skylight is the perfect spot for a Christmas party. This stunning bar and winter wonderland is available for both partial and exclusive hire for up to 600 guests. With cosy igloos and plenty of covered space, everyone can keep toasty whatever the barometer says
So……now that the party is booked and the excitement is mounting, here are some tips for you to help you survive the office party
- Dress appropriately – it may be a party but you are still with your boss so you don’t want to wear anything too revealing
- Don’t drink too much – yes have a drink but you don’t want to regret saying or doing something in front of your colleagues
- Don’t flirt too much – the office party is not the place to confess your feelings to a colleague, unless you don’t mind rejection or being the subject of the post party gossip
- Mingle – take the opportunity to meet and get to know new colleagues
- Don’t talk shop – this really is the time to relax and forget work for the evening
- Have fun!