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It is coming to that time of year again where hotels and venues will be coming alive with festive cheer and Christmas celebrations. So now is the perfect time to confirm a date to bring your work colleagues together for a bit of fun! Trust us, start your Christmas Party planning now for your company bash, to ensure securing an ideal date and venue to meet your needs!

As the Christmas season approaches you need to start your Christmas party planning and seek out that perfect venue. Whether you are looking for a small, intimate dining experience, a unique team-building activity, a themed banquet or just the chance to boogie the night away – there are options available to cater for all requirements!


In this guide, we’ll explore the variety of venues and party packages on offer for the 2023 Festive season, from;

  • Joiner Parties
  • Private Parties
  • Themed Events
  • Christmas Drinks & Canapes
  • A fun Christmas themed activity
  • Virtual activity to capture those people who are unable to travel to an event
  • Christmas lunch or dinner only options

There are a plethora of Christmas events available this year in cities, out of town venues and even online.

Although many of the key dates may already be booking up fast, there are still some options out there. You will need to act fast though!

Here are a few of our favourite themed events that are happening this year in London, at some of the larger event venues:


Christmas Time in the Roaring Twenties!

Hidden in the streets of Bloomsbury, London, you will find a secret world of 1920s opulence and glamour. Flapper girls and flowing cocktails await you, along with casino tables and a walk-around magician.


Be transformed into the colourful celebration of ‘Mardi Gras’. With limbo dancers, flamboyant costumed entertainers, exotic food and crazy cocktails. A blend of Brazil to New Orleans, you will enjoy entertainment throughout the evening whilst enjoying a 3 course meal.



The venue will be transformed into a fully-immersive, magical, fairy tale land.

You will end the woods and explore a mythical world. Throughout your forest journey you will encounter magical characters and discover the colourful delights of The King’s Festival.


A bespoke theme for 2023 exploring a brand-new-world where your senses are heightened as you are immersed into a kaleidoscope of colour.

People from the future will guide you through the strange and vibrant new landscape.

Futurum transports you to the party of the decade where excitement and adventure await.

If you are looking for something on a smaller scale or need a venue outside of London, you might wish to consider venues such as these in your Christmas Party planning:


Why not bring your team together in luxury and comfortable surroundings? Whether it be a dinner and dance, a unique team-building event or a private Festive dining experience. There are many options to suit


Many Clubhouses have event spaces available to hire for all types of events, Christmas parties being very popular. Maybe you might like to consider arranging a round of golf for some of your guests before the evening get-together, and lots of golf course venues can offer accommodation on-site too.


Many restaurants can offer a private dining space for smaller groups or a semi-private area to have a festive dinner. If you want something a bit livelier and you have a group looking to extend the evening to party, then a bar with a private area and entertainment could be just the ticket.


How about hosting your Christmas party within a museum or at your favourite sporting venue, cruise along the river on a boat, or dine like a King in a castle?

So what should you look for in a venue for your corporate Christmas event this year?


Do you need to be close to the office and with good transport links to make it easy for your guests to travel and head home when the evening finishes. If you are considering further away you will need to look at offering accommodation whether on site or close by to the party venue


The quality, amount and style of food will make or break your Christmas event. There are so many dining options available from formal 3 course dinners to canapes and bowl food. Food is a talking point so ensure you cater according to your attendees tastes

Choosing the right venue

It’s always recommended to take your employees away from their working environment to get them really relaxed and into the ‘party spirit’ so have a think about what type of venue could work for you. Whether that’s a Hotel that offers a decked-out Christmas room with a sit-down meal and a disco, a Dry Hire Venue where you can bring in all the theming, entertainment, catering you could wish for or something really unique like a Museum/Boat/Gallery, the possibilities are endless

Consider Entertainment and Theming

Break the mould with a fun and creative theme and hire entertainment to match to really wow your guests and give them something to talk about! There are singers, magicians, dancers, stilt-walkers, all kinds of entertainers to fit every brief places at once and with Christmas being such a busy time of year you will want to get in there before someone else does


Be cost-savvy; compare different venues to see what they can offer for your money. Often, venues will have a set Christmas package that they offer, their bundled services will usually be more cost effective than hiring a number of different suppliers.
Spend money on the important things first; the venue, the drinks, the food (if your employees are anything like us, this is what they will remember the event by).

Kick off your Christmas Party Planning by giving us a call or complete our online form

Sourcing the right style of party venue for your event is key as it reflects your company ethos and different events or companies require different vibes.

This is where we can come in and give you some valuable support. Let us help you with your Christmas Party planning

If you want to take the stress out of your corporate Christmas party booking this year, leave it to the experts!

We’ll create a bespoke proposal, based on your specific needs and budget, outlining all the options available, a breakdown of costs and offer a guiding hand on what steps to take next to secure your Christmas party venue for 2023.

Get in touch with DeSouza Associates today – give us a call or drop us an email and we will do the rest!

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Navigating your way around the internet looking for venues can be a minefield and Google doesn’t have all the answers.

An experienced Christmas Party planner like us, can assist in finding that perfect venue for your Christmas Party. And we can help with much more too; entertainment, activities, accommodation, event support – the list goes on!

Let’s get Christmas party planning!

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