An unforgettable event needs an unforgettable venue. From luxury venues, pop-ups, activity venues to new launches here’s our pick of the best Christmas party venues.
Interactive Christmas Party Venues 2022
Control Room B
New from the Inception Group (of Foggs Apothecary & Cahoots fame), is Control Room B, opening on October 14th inside Grade II listed Battersea Tower Station. Rewind the clocks and experience life in the original bustling Control Room, frozen in time in the 1950s when Engineers used to distribute power around the capital.
Situated on its own private mezzanine floor it overlooks one of the giant turbine halls and provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop where guests get an up-close view of the Control Room’s original dials, control desks and switchgear racks that have been restored to their former glory. Arranged in a swinging arc, you can get right up close to the brutalist style stainless-steel control panels that look like something from a sci-fi film.
As dedicated wet-led venue you can enjoy a menu focused on premium cocktails and champagne. Reservations of up to 12 or full venue hire for up to 180 standing.
Park Row, the first fully immersive DC inspired restaurant experience found anywhere in the world features five premium restaurant and bar spaces and combines multi-sensory storytelling with world-class food and drink to create a gastronomic theme park for comic book fans and foodies. Situated within a stunning Grade II listed Art Deco venue, guests will step off the streets of Soho and descend into the DC universe via a secret door in Wayne Manor, home to the famous billionaire.
Whilst the main spaces within the venue are inspired by DC – with a subtle nod to the characters and hidden easter eggs for those in-the-know – the halo concept, The Monarch Theatre, is a fully immersive restaurant experience, with state-of-the-art floor to ceiling projection mapping and an incredible tasting menu for 20 guests. If you’re looking for a larger capacity, try the Iceberg Lounge, with a capacity of 499 standing.
Classic fairground games reimagined, as Fairgame brings all the sights, sounds and non-stop fun of the fair to the heart of Canary Wharf. From Roll-A-Ball Derby to Skeeball, Shoot the Clown to Whac-A-Mole, plus a few old favourites in-between, every game is hooked up to innovative RFID wristband tech and a bespoke app logs gamers’ scores, tracks leader boards. Launching this September, with a range of spaces available, it’s suitable for groups of 16 plus right through to exclusive hire for 600. Packages include 75 minutes of game time, a choice of London’s best street food vendors and expertly crafted drinks menus.
Originally opened in Manchester, the ultimate Retro Arcade bar has now rolled out 7 other venues, including one in Soho. The neon splattered drinking den (specialising in craft and local beers) is overflowing with retro arcade games and classic consoles (yes, PacMan is included) and offers a private room and bar area to suit groups up to 60.
Originating in the States, Axe Throwing has arrived in London with the new site in Oxford Street set to be Europe’s biggest axe-throwing venue, offering a truly unique team building experience. Experienced throwing instructors will get you throwing like a pro in no time as you sling axes side by side against your colleagues or clients and battle it own to be crowned champion. Christmas packages include lane hire, drinks for everyone on the lane, champion T-shirts for winners and sweet treats for all, with groups of up to 200 welcome for bookings or whole venue hire.
Across the road from Somerset House towards Covent Garden is Oche (pronounced Oc-key). It’s Darts but not as you know it. Their Gasto Gaming concept provides a combination of tech-driven darts with great Asian inspired menus along with flatbread pizzas from the stone oven. There are a variety of games to choose from and keeping track of your score is done automatically for you in realtime. The VIP room is perfect for groups of 24.
Hotels & Restaurants Christmas Party Venues 2022
Located inside the historic, grade II-listed building famously known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station, you’ll find NoMad, a 91-bedroom hotel with private event spaces. The beautiful restaurant is inside a soaring glass conservatory (standing 350, seated dinner 120) whilst the Magistratates Ballroom has been transformed in a private event space, that comes with its own bar and dedicated entrance (standing 125 or seated 75). If you’re after more intimate dining spaces try the De Veil Room or Fielding Room (75 or 30 seated).
The worlds first super boutique hotel located on the SW corner of Leicester Square has shaken up the London hotel scene. Over 16 storeys, it’s staggering in scale and features six concept bars & restaurants and a ballroom that can seat over 500 for dinner or 850 standing, as well as smaller spaces including a private bar for cocktails and bespoke menus. Because it’s designed for events, the logistics are easy with all the details covered from a large loading bay and lift access, connected kitchens, to state-of-art audio visuals including projection systems.
Westin Hotel Hithe and Seek
An interactive wine bar set in the heart of the City of London overlooking the River Thames, with unparalleled views of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern. The wine list with over 80 references of wines to sample, is divided into two sections – Hithe which features a selection of familiar favourites and Seek which showcases hand-picked undiscovered gems. Made for sharing and pairing, the food menu has been designed to bring people together and to perfectly enhance the wine experience. Wine tastings experiences are available for up to 12 people.
The latest opening by Tom Sellers, famed for winning an Michelin at just 26., is located inside a beautiful Knightsbridge space, full of greenery, with a 30 meter light walled tunnel designed by Sir Norman Foster. Alongside the main restaurant, which is available for exclusive hire (350 standing), The Bloom Room is a cosy private dining room that can comfortably hold up to 20 or for larger numbers the Living Room on the Mezzanine level, a lively cocktail bar overlooking the main restaurant, can be for private parties of up to 100 guests for a standing reception.
A rooftop doesn’t have to be just for summer you know, as the igloos return to Montcalm Hotel in Finsbury Square in October. Located on the terrace of the 10th floor, these igloos are perfect for groups of 8. Think faux fur throws beneath twinkling fairy lights surrounded by sweeping views of London.
Exclusive Hire Christmas Party Venues 2022
Kent House Knightsbridge
Described by Hirespace as the ‘Ultimate VIP supper club’ and a ‘festive favourite’ by Venue Search London, this historic townhouse is an elegant venue for those looking for exclusive hire. Each year the venue is transformed and for Christmas 2022 will become a 1920s-inspired Secret Salon. Expect plenty of art-deco styling, with a choice of 3-course sit down (200 capacity) or stand up reception (300 capacity), plus the chance to tailor the event to suit you and your guests as you can choose from over 20 acts including flapper dancers, showgirls, jazz vocalists and casinos that will deliver a night of night of pure, raucous entertainment.
8 Northumberland Avenue
A grade II listed building, 3 minutes from Trafalgar Square, with stunning Victoria architecture. This Christmas they’re offering a choice of two themes; The Emporium Toy Shop, a place of wonder, is in their larger space and promises to be a feast for the eyes with magic snow globes, golden toy trains and plush bears that appear to come to life – whilst the Midnight In Manhatten theme is in their Old Billiard Room and conjures up the a wintry romantic feel of the swanky jazz bars of Greenwich Village. Caters for 100 to 1000 guests
A new venue this year for event management company Awesome Group who are creating a Disco Through The Decades package at Church House; the first time the venue has even been made available for themed events. Located in Westminster, it’s an easily accessible central location and The Assembly Room, with its domed ceiling, is a great space to dance the night away to their disco package featuring the greatest hits of all time from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and noughties. Great for groups of approx. 250.
Launching this Autumn is Ocean Diva, the first CO2 neutral event venue on the River Thames. Oceandiva London will be the largest floating events space on the Thames measuring 86m in length and 17m in breadth, spanning three decks it will be capable of hosting large-scale events on water that have never been seen before. The ship will be over 2625m2 with space to host glamorous receptions, gala dinners, cutting edge product launches and brand activations inside and ‘al fresco’ for up to 1,500 guests standing and 600 seated. Booking it for Christmas will make you one of the first to experience it. Guests may embark and disembark Oceandiva London from London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and ExCel.
Historic Christmas Party Venues 2022
Situated in the heart of central London, set in a tranquil, eleven acre estate containing distinctive ‘old Legal London’ architecture, the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn offers a beautiful array of historic halls. The Great Hall dates back to 1422 and features a ceiling of beautiful wooden oak and striking fescos. By day it’s the dining hall for barrister members and by the evening transforms into a beautiful setting for grand dinners for up to 250 guests or elegant receptions for up to 450 guests.
Two Temple Place
William Waldorf Astor inherited a vast fortune in 1890 and moved from America to England in 1891 commissioning Two Temple Place as his offices in London with an unlimited budget. The neo-Gothic mansion combines the grandeur of a London mansion with the intimacy of a private home. The interiors are adorned with gilding, marble and stained glass creating an opulent setting for any event, while the warm mahogany wood panelling gives a cosy and homely feel to the space. The whole venue (with a capacity of 300) is available to hire.
Here at Evolve Events we work with some of the most prestigious and unusual venues available including the best Christmas party venues. If you’d like to know more about venue hire options or arrange a viewing with any of these venues or would like our help finding another perfect venue for your event just get in touch with the team.
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