It might only be Autumn but across London, businesses and social groups are already planning their Christmas Parties for 2013. The goal: for it not to suck as much as last year’s shindig. Christmas Parties are synonymous with embarrassing dance moves, inappropriate sexual advances and ugly, soulless venues but it doesn’t have to be this way at all. Jolly James Roche has reached deep into his stocking and pulled out 5 terrific last minute Christmas Party venues!
Elegance, luxury and attention to detail separate this Mayfair favourite from its competitors, so if you’re looking for an exemplary venue to host your five star party this Christmas, here's your place. We’ll put it together quicker than you can say “Jingle all the way was a really shoddy Christmas film and Sinbad’s acting made Arnie look like Daniel Day Lewis.”
Speaking of Arnie, we think the “Governator” would be right at home in this chic, boutique hotel – from the exclusive ambience of The Looking Glass Room to the opulent Private Dining Room, to the cozy Snug or Cocktail & Tea Rooms, if it’s good enough for Mr Olympia, it’s good enough for us!
With a focus on inclusivity and sharing, the hotel offers two primary private dining options, with food served from the centre of the table as if at a family meal. Flemings caters for private dinners for up to 60 people, and canapé and cocktail evenings for up to 70. The friendliest of service guarantees festive frivolity for all and, as if that wasn't enough, the team will hand deliver hot bacon sandwiches the following morning to all local Christmas private dining guests. To find out more, see here.
Montague on the Gardens
Their summer barbecues in The Garden Grill may be the stuff of local legend but Montague on the Gardens is one venue that knows how to host a party regardless of the season.
From mid-November the Garden Grill is completely transformed, with pine trees, falling snow, snowmen, reindeer and more. The centrepiece is a bar serving 12 varieties of flavoured vodkas and cream liqueurs - one for each day of Christmas, of course. The Group Christmas Pass includes three of these fine drinks each and a themed buffet of bratwurst, turkey and raspberry meringues. A feast to remember, and those who don't like liqueur can indulge in the steaming hot chocolate or spiced cider instead - happy days.
Christmas only comes around once a year - you are meant to celebrate it in style! Thanks to the team at Montague Hotel, you’ll be pampered like you truly deserve after a tough year at work. Enquire now and guarantee yourself a white Christmas, whatever the weather.
Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre
The Grand Hall at the Battersea Arts Centre is our largest featured events space – no mean feat, considering the size of some of our venues.
With a proven track record of hosting weddings, functions, parties, exhibitions and fairs, this venue is capable of hosting one superb Christmas bash, and all in the backdrop of one of London's premier art and culture meccas.
Residing in the old Battersea Town Hall, this venue combines Victorian-era charm and history with modern amenities and a sense for the big occasion. All hires come complete with tables, chairs, lighting and sound. All you’ll need to do this festive season is bring yourself. A historic yet trendy events space with all the bells and whistles? What more could you ask for?
You can make an enquiry about Battersea Arts Centre on the Hire Space website.
35 Commercial Road
No one wants to travel miles out into the countryside to celebrate their company Christmas Party at the boss’ fancy mansion or to venture into some out-of-the-way warehouse in the darkest corner of London. People want a party space that is accessible and unique – 35 Commercial Road is just that, plus a whole lot more.
Available exclusively through Hire Space, this unusual venue is versatile, atmospheric and best of all, located right on the edge of the city, with fantastic views of the Gherkin and surrounding skyline.
Enjoy the large event space provided on the first floor with accompanying outdoor terrace or explore the modern and airy 2nd Floor space. After something a little more intimate? Book your party on the third floor of this splendidly refurbished brewery and celebrate in style!
Whichever way you pick, just be quick – this secret events space won’t be a secret for long.
A 1920s speakeasy in the heart of Marylebone, Purl London is stylish, sophisticated and most importantly, knows how to throw together a tasty cocktail or two.
Whether you’re a seasoned drinker or only enjoy a tipple once a year (usually at the annual Christmas Party), you’ll be more than impressed with this classy city venue and its team of highly skilled bar staff. If ‘Mixology’ was an Olympic Sport (and considering that Rugby 7s and golf now are, it probably should be), these guys would be perennial contenders for the gold.
Theatrical cocktails, snacks & master class packages are available so why not be transported back to another place and time this festive season – enjoy a “Prohibition Christmas” with Purl!
There's plenty more info about the venue here.
There you have it! Last minute organising has never sounded so appealing, has it? For more information on these or any of our other amazing spaces, check out the full Hire Space website. With thousands of spaces to suit all requirements and brand new venues appearing every day, it's London's most exciting new resource. See you next time!
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