From themed extravaganzas to intimate private celebrations there are all manner of Christmas parties available to choose from in London.
Finding the right venue for you and your colleagues is no mean feat so if you’re looking for some help we can open up our black book and share some of the stylish and unusual venues and themes available for Christmas 2016 with our free venue finding service. To whet your appetite we’ve put together a list of current favourites for the ten best Christmas party venues in London for 2016.
Après ski at Finsbury Park
Step into an Après ski party in the heart of the City as Finsbury Square is transformed into an ice cool Alpine wonderland. Make your way into the blizzard of snow and through the forest of magnificent fir trees to gather round a roaring log fire and recline on the fur-lined seats whilst enjoying glasses of frosted fizz and exquisite canapés. From the comfort of your fur throws marvel as dancers and acrobats perform from the roof tops whilst chefs carve prosciutto from the bars and rich fondue and steaming gluhwein is served from market stalls before you step into the ice cave for a night of partying.
8 Northumberland Avenue
A central London venue that’s all about throwing parties on a big scale (for up to 1,000 guests); we’ve held many Christmas parties here and know from experience that you’re guaranteed a great night. This year there are two festive themes to pick from: The Enchanted Forest, where the The Ballroom is draped with hanging lanterns and snowy foliage and House of Clues, which sees The Old Billiard room transformed into a ’20s Cluedo-esque mansion.
Tudor Feast by the Art of Dining
For a sensory dining experience, travel back in time for an unforgettable festive feast in the gorgeous setting of Sutton House. The venue will be beautifully transformed by our favourite pop-up professionals, the Art of Dining, into the style of a Tudor feast with flickering candles, classic Christmas crackers, dark red roses with gold, seasonal foliage and much more. Guests will be greeted with cocktails and take part in a treasure hunt, exploring the incredible property from top to bottom before enjoying a lavish five-course feast, served with plenty of red wine in true Tudor style.
The Aurora shines bright at The Brewery
This year The Brewery invites guests to experience the bright lights of Aurora for its Christmas spectacular at the Grade-II listed City venue. Guests will be transported to a future world where the sun no longer shines and the Earth is shrouded in darkness except for a celestial phenomenon that occurs every winter, the Aurora, as vibrant dancing lights of the aurora illuminate the night sky.
“Aurora Christmas 2016 will bring something fresh and innovative to the venue. Our themes have a purpose to engage guests by giving them something to aspire to be involved with. We hope party guests will dress the part and glow bright for the celebrations.” Simon Lockwood, creative director at The Brewery.
Christmas at the Lodge
Enter into the deep forest where you can enjoy the Northern Lights with subtle sounds and scents of the forest as you pass through a chalet exterior entrance and descend into your very own authentic alpine hunting lodge. From gingham draped tables to timber panelled walls, vintage skills to stag heads; it’s all here to transport you and your guests from the spellbinding magic of the forest to your very own mountain hideaway.
Carnivale at Battersea Evolution
Carnivale is a colourful celebration of Mardis Gras, limbo, calypso, flamboyant costumes, exotic food and crazy cocktails and fabulous styling such as Favela street scenes – rusty iron roofs awash with a rainbow of colours with jaw-dropping entertainers towering above you with dazzling jewelled feathers. With various stalls serving street food to tempt you and act after act of stunning entertainment punctuating each course of dinner, the evening builds to a grand finale. As dinner comes to an end the real party lies in wait as the DJ beckons revellers on to the dance floor.
If you’re someone who practices the ‘more is more’ philosophy then Zetters is the venue for you. Every square inch of surface area is occupied by something lovely and has one of the most beautiful bars in London with a fabulous selection of cocktails. You can hire separate rooms or give your guests thee run of the place with your own staff and the keys to the front door.
Ice Rink at the Somerset House
This winter the East Wing of Somerset House, an ideal space for up to 300 guests, is available for hire offering direct access to the iconic courtyard and an opulent view of the world famous building. It’s bound to be a coveted location for Christmas parties as guests can incorporate an exclusive hire or group tickets to SKATE at Somerset House into their booking.
Speakeasy Salon at Kent House Knightsbridge
For a night of covert dancing in a ‘secret’ London salon step back into the roaring 1920’s and enjoy the luxury surrounding at the private salon of Kent House Knightsbridge. Journey back in time to the roaring 20s and the underground world of forbidden drinks, gangsters and glamorous flapper girls – for a night of pure, raucous entertainment in a elegant private townhouse with a glamorous royal history.
The Little Treasured Toyshop in Mayfair
Telling the tale of an abandoned toyshop in New York, this Christmas party by Once Upon A Time is a multi-sensory immersive dining experience hosted in the heart of Mayfair. Sip a festive tipple and dine on Christmas fare and dance the night away with a cast of treasured characters as the history of the toys are bought to life, with an array of themed performers ready to great you at the door.
Here at Evolve Events we work with some of the most prestigious and unusual venues available including venues with inspiring views. We offer a free venue finding service. If you’d like to know more about finding the best venue for Christmas just get in touch with the team.
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