After last year's festive season 'elfectively' being shelved, there's a whole lot of expectation on this year's Christmas party! Luckily for planners, we're sending in reinforcements in the form of our venue finding team, who've come up with the perfect spot to stage your celebrations.
Master of the cool-but-cosy atmosphere, and filled with nooks and crannies to connect with colleagues, The Steel Yard is guaranteed to hit the nail on the head in your Christmas venue search. With two stunning, arched vaults, plus in-house bars and catering, your Christmas party here is wrapped up. Read on to find out why we think this venue's a gold mine!
The Steel Yard's self-contained system of archways makes for an ethereal backdrop to an event, particularly when paired with the venue's flexible lighting. Transport your team beneath the sea with an otherworldly blue sheen, or go full on festive and illuminate the brick walls with a snowfall effect - the options are endless!
And just picture the original tunnels and steel beams decked out in boughs of holly and decorations - just the thought's enough to make us merry! With endless ways to make this stellar space into a winter wonderland, guests are guaranteed to be impressed by this beautiful brick grotto. Speaking of grottos, there are plenty of spaces to set up a Santa scene and have the bearded man himself give out gifts to colleagues who've made it onto the nice list!
A super flexible layout
Featuring two high-ceilinged arches and a warren of adjoining tunnels, this venue is ideal for fitting in all the aspects of a festive do that you could hope for. Dinner for 200? Check. Dancing space for up to 360? Double check. A mezzanine level for live music or speeches? Check and check again! We've gone over our lists at least twice, and this venue has nice written all over it, in every one of its fabulous spaces.
Plus, its flexibility makes it ideal for transitioning from dinner to dancing. Simply send guests towards the bar or into the foyer area to listen to a festive greeting while the in-house staff clear the tables away and make space to turn this spot into party central! Mad about metamorphoses? Just wait to see this space emerge in its nighttime guise...
And an awesome dance floor set-up!
Would you believe the transformation this venue can pull off? From a traditional sit-down dinner to an all-night dance-off, there's plenty to keep guests on their toes here. With space for a DJ booth and dancing, steel yourself for an all-night free-for-all on the dance floor!
If you wanted to make this part of the night even more personal, you could project key moments from throughout the year onto the screen - there's nothing that gets people as gleeful as giggling at the antics of their team! And with the strobe lights and quirky underground space, it's sure to be a fantastic night - Christmas really does come early at The Steel Yard!
If you like the sound of The Steel Yard's subterranean spaces, we recommend getting them under lock and key as soon as you can. Party dates at this spot are already flying off the shelf, and with good reason, so get in touch below to guarantee yours today!
Not quite what you're after, but want to keep your do unique? Have a browse of some of our other unusual festive venues to find your perfect fit.
Jessamy channels her passion for sustainability and cultural events into shining a spotlight on innovation and inspiration in the events world, and heading up Hire Space's sustainability committee.