Christmas Party Ideas, Interesting Venues for 2016
Do you think it’s too early to start planning your corporate Christmas Party? Think again! Most companies will already have booked their venues after their previous Christmas party and all of the details of the event will be roughly planned.
Finding it hard to start? We have a few pointers for another awesome Christmas party for you and your staff. Don’t forget to check out our Instagram account for more inspiration.
Seal the deal with your caterer
Catering requires planning. Book your caterer before it gets busy. Remember Christmas party month is one of the busiest months for caterers. Booking in too late will make things difficult and you’ll end up with food no one wants. Plus, there are plenty of questions that need to be asked first.
When choosing a caterer, you should have some idea of what you want. Which menu style would you want? What kind of service would you choose? Will it be a cocktail party or a sit-down meal?
Now, even if you have this entire glorious scenario mapped out in your mind, it is better to ask your caterer the questions. Going over your ideas with your service providers will help get you the best advice and the best outcome. Sign a contract only if you think everything is in place and you are satisfied.
Book an interesting venue
Ask your caterer for venue recommendations if you’re having trouble finding a place that works. They know the difference between a good venue and a great venue, and they know what will work best for your type of event. We would suggest our newest addition to our long list of awesome event venues - Hyde Park Barracks.
Hyde Park Barracks can seat 350 - 1500 people depending on the type of event you have in mind. Sit down dinners or parties may accommodate 350 while a fun cocktail party in Hyde Park Barracks can accommodate up to 1000.
This venue has a pop up marquee courtyard, customised dance floor and twilight garden. Not to mention it’s a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site used to house convicts back in the 19th century. A good conversation starter, right?
Some other venue ideas for your corporate Christmas party include:
Plan the event!
A good exercise to do during the planning stages is to imagine the event in your mind and point out any issues or possible risks. This way you can create contingency plans before anything goes wrong.
Aside from the catering and the venue, you will also need to plan invitations. Since this is a corporate party, a simple email newsletter or e-invite to all staff is the best way to do it.
It’s time to start planning for that special once-a-year event and bring together your staff for a fantastic celebration to remember.
Thinking about a Christmas dinner for you and your staff? Click on the banner below to see our fantastic plated menu which you could enjoy at one of our venues.